Liquid -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Enriched w/ Minerals
bwola002 11/6/2009 12:41:00 PM
This is an awesome foundation! I've recently been on a search for a inexpensive foundation after spending hundreds on high ends brands that have been disappointing. Much to my surprise this is a smooth liquid that is medium/ i guess can be full coverage. I usually have a pretty oily t-zone and i touch up with powder all day long but with this i touch up less!! i got this at walgreens 50% off plus the primer free so i paid about 3.99 for both products! I like the primer too, it works great in conjunction with the foundation but im kind of afraid to use the primer all over my face because the pkg does not say it will not clog pores. I use the primer on my nose and between my eyes and voila looks great! ladies give this foundation a try it will not disappoint! plus its cheap!
My NARS friend called me to let me know they got these new foundations in so of course i had to go over and try them! i got a sample of both but the sheer glow totally surpassed the sheer matte! ive been wearing it for two days now and its gorgeousss! i have combination skin sometimes oily but flakey. usually i shy away from anything that says 'glow' but my NARS lady promised this would help my dry spots without making me oily so i gave it a go! i wore it for a good 6-7 hours (even to the gym) and it still looked awesome! my face looked like a doll. it was glowy and fresh! this morning i tried the matte but it was too dry so i went and purchased my sheer glow this afternoon ! not happy with the price but for a good foundation $42 is worth it! no breakouts so far but ill update if anything. the colors are a little orange/yellow so you might want to get a shade lighter if u get this one. Nars lady explained it was because of the turmeric in it thats supposed to improve skin clarity! if its too dark mix it with some moisturizer or sunscreen and that might help! so far, loving this! I put 4 lippies bc of the weird colors and the no pump bottle! come on NARS!!
Foundations -Sephora - Mineral Double Compact SPF 10
bwola002 9/11/2009 9:16:00 PM
Im still on the fence with this one. it goes on beautifully and makes my skin feel super smooth but after a few hours my face is oily yuck!! i chose a mineral powder foundation hoping it would control my oilies and keep my skin drier; im an estee lauder double wear fan but i wanted a change, something quick and natural so i picked up sephoras flawless face kit for 34$ and gave it a try. i like it..but dont love it. my search for the perfect mineral foundation continues! plus this stuff can make your skin look a little bit yellow-ish
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Stylish Smokes in Natural Smokes
bwola002 8/30/2009 4:36:00 PM
i like these shadows, i wouldnt say theyre the best pigmented but definitely good quality coming from a drugstore. the colors look slightly gold-ish when applied which isnt flattering on my skintone. i applied it just like it says on the back and it makes my green eyes look very nice! i put that i would buy this again but im not sure; however, i will use the one i have for a pretty daytime look!
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational - Nearly There
bwola002 8/29/2009 4:51:00 PM
one word. gross!! did i get a bad tube?? im been lusting after these lip sticks since they came out and when a walgreens cosmetic lady approached me she told me i can bogo plus a $2 coupon, i was sold! i picked nearly there because i thought it might be an equivalent of nude blush but was i wrong!! this stuff smells diguisting and looks absolutely horrible! on top of that i couldnt even get it on my lips without pressing hard! ouch! i dont care that i only paid 3 bucks this is going back and im telling that lady how terrible it is!!
i adore this blush! i have tons of blushes and this one has to be at the top of my list. its a gorgeous girly pink that looks great when applied with a light hand! a quick sweep across cheek bones gives a beautiful pinky flush! its young and fun! love love it, im a huge fan of NARS and they havent disappointed me so far!
I was attracted to this beautiful purpley color in the pan as soon as i saw it. at first it was great, looked gorgeous with my green eyes! the color isnt so pigmented but i was ok with that because i wanted it for a day time eye shadow anyways; however, as the day wore on the color faded and i was left with specks of gold glitter all over my lids ! it looked terrible! i will give this one another try but it might be going back to sephora!
ehh this blush is not my favorite. i was attracted to it one day at the mac counter and ended up purchasing it on a whim but it kind of looks orangey on me. i cant figure out why though, when im pale during winter it looks orange and when im tanner in summer it still looks orange! i guess i bought it hoping it would be a pretty peachy color but im disappointed! beware try this one on before buying it!
Lotions/ Creams -Olay - Touch of Sun Body Lotion with sunless tanner
bwola002 8/5/2009 2:13:00 PM
I like this one. I absolutely hate the smell of sunless tanners! ive tried them all from jergens to dove and this one seems to be pretty good. the smell is awesome and it leaves my skin soo smooth ! im not 100% if it is making me darker because i was just at the beach a few days ago but if anything its keeping my tan in tact! i got this on clearance at target so its well worth the 4 bucks!
I love this lip balm/gloss! its a pretty very very light pink but it makes my lips so nice and smooth, not sticky at all! its long lasting for a lip balm too which is awesome. im thinking of buying another because it is limited edition for summer but 14.50 for a little tube is kind of steep. its the same price as their lip glass glosses so i think it should have some shimmer or maybe a little more color! overall a nice summer product but a little too expensive ultimately for what your getting.
Love it!!! this caught my eye while i was shopping the nordstrom anniversary sale and i immediately bought it! it makes my green eyes pop better than other brown/purpley colors that ive picked up from MAC! adore it!
Ehhhh. this product is just ok for me .. i have medium length lashes already so i love mascara that makes them look huge and thick, this isnt really it. lash blast sort of lengthens but doesnt really plump up the lashes. i rather use maybelline collosal mascara, the huge brush is awesome!
So i got my sample from sephora yesterday and im trying it today. i HATED the old bare minerals it looked so nice when the SA tried it on me at ulta for the first time so of course i caved and bought it but i wore it to a wedding soon after and my face looked gross and shiny after an hour so i swore it off. i didnt expect much from this but after buffing it on it looks pretty good. my face feels a little dry but not too bad and my pores are almost invisible! idk yet if i will buy the full size maybe, maybe not ! if this stuff doesnt break me out or make me look oily ill def head to sephora for the big one! right now im iffy about it! Update: Eh im taking off a lippie. this stuff is so-so. ive been wearing it during the day and it starts out looking pretty good but my face gets SO oily and after about 6 hours it looks as if i never put make up on! i was considering buying the full size but eh not anymore! Once again im going to update! i keep changing my mind about this! so i went to sephora and picked up their bronzer brush (the one with the black handle) and used it to apply this. i have a friend at the Nars counter at nordies and she told me to keep blending mineral foundations until they look natural, not necessarily put more on the brush but keep moving the brush in circular motions lightly around your face. so anyways i took her advice and blended this product realllllly well and when i looked in the mirror i was so surprised, my face looked great!! ive been wearing this as my foundation ever since and even in the 90 degree heat and humidity today at the park it stayed looking pretty! plus i have no breakouts while using it! yay !
I adore this palette! i pre ordered it before the nordies anniversary sale and i was so excited when it finally came in! i dont own any other nars eyeshadows but this palette made me a fan for life! the colors are so beautiful and they work so well, not smudgey. i will always buy nars eye shadows now, gorgeous colors that are perfectly pigmented! (hate the price for the duos though, 32$!?! ughhh)
Love this!! i picked it up today while i was browsing the anniversary sale at nordies and i caved and bought this! i love the glitter and the nice cheery pink color. i apply it to my cheekbones with a mini kabuki brush (i got in the 'create a look' box set from MAC) and it works perfectly. i wouldnt put this all over my face to avoid looking too sparkley but it is a fun blush to use during the day! yay for MAC