I got this concealer at my local Walmart for around $8. It has nice packaging (in a squeeze tube with cute print). It also came with a pencil concealer which i don't care for. There were only 3 shade (light, medium, dark). I'm an NC25-30 IN MAC and i got the light shade. It was wayy too light for me, i definitely have to set it with a powder to match my skin. I cannot use it under my eyes because its too drying, it shows dry patches even though i have oily skin. I has super full coverage though. I will not buy this again. I can't find a use for it because its too drying and it looks cakey.
Hair -Unlisted Brand - MACADAMIA NATURAL OIL Deep Repair Mask
chococat1010 2/20/2012 11:52:00 PM
:( I'm SO upset. This is a big waste of money. I got the 8.5oz. I'm a college student in a very tight budget, never thought i would ever spent so much on 1 product. However, my hair was so dry and dead from all the coloring and perm so i just had to try it out. It dried out my hair EVEN MORE. I would never ever recommend this to anyone. It smells good, THAT'S IT. Does not do anything else for my hair. I tried this 3 times already and my hair look as if i just used a strong shampoo to strip out the moisture and as if i didn't use any conditioner. I could find conditioner for $3-4 that is much better than this. Ahhh so sad!!
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit
chococat1010 11/2/2011 11:45:00 PM
I tried the Summer fruit (red), honeysuckle (light green), lemon drop (yellow), mint (green-blue) AND tangerine (orange). SO, i have a lot of experience with this. I have been using it about 2 years. I love and enjoyed the package because it is cute and fun. I love the scent of all of the flavors i have tried. The balm itself is moisturizing but not enough. It would be great in summer but definitely not in the cold winter. I used this when my lips are in good condition, i usually use Carmex when i go out. EOS lip balms conditions and soften my lips but just not powerful enough to become my HG lipbalm or favorite. I would by it again thought, just for the scent and packaging.
Cleansers -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Vitamin C Facial Cleanser
chococat1010 11/2/2011 11:38:00 PM
LOVEEEE this cleanser. I never use this to remove makeup because i mainly use this as my morning cleanser to wake me up because of the powerful fruity citrus scent. However, it works very well and cleansing away impurities, oil and built-ups over night. Leaves my skin smooth, soft and so clean but not tight or dry. Never break me out or make my face red.
Moisturizers -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Vitamin C Renewal Facial Creme
chococat1010 11/2/2011 11:35:00 PM
I have been using this product for about 4 months. I really love this cream. It has a great, calming citrus smell which i really like. If you don't like citrus or strong smelling facial product then i would not recommend this. I have combination oily and very acne-prone AND sensitive skin, it works great and never break out my skin. I calm, moisturize, reduce redness and treat my skin. I started using it in August or so, when my skin was oily but did not break me out. I massage it all over my face and neck after washing my face with the cleanser in the same line. When i wake up, i get well moisturized (but never oily) skin and my face was even-toned without any pumps or redness. Also leaves my skin very smooth and soft. It is in November now and it is very cold here in VA, i find that it does not moisturize as much as i want to anymore so i put bio-oil on first and it works amazing. Will buy this again.
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! Yes, this mask is wonderful. It does exactly what it claims to do. I use this once a month, although i want to use it every week but im too lazy. This mask helps sooth my skin when i feel like i've been wearing too much foundation, so it helps unclog my pores. After i wash off the mask, my skin feel soft, smooth, healthy and relaxed. It also dries out my acne and i notice the day after i use this, i get less oily. I got this for 3 bucks at Ulta, love the price. The only thing i dont like is that the way it feel on my skin when it dry. But i can deal with it, you gotta try this mask if you have oily and acne-prone skin.
This product is truly gentle, BUT if you're someone who wear foundation like me. Don't rely on this to take off those makeup. This will only gently clean off oil and dirt on bare face. This did not help improve my acne problem,but it didn't make it worse either. I find no use for this cleanser(for myself). It have a weird smell, i don't like it but it's not that big of a problem.
Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
chococat1010 3/12/2011 12:52:00 AM
I got this at Target for $11...which is a bit pricy for drugstore makeup. I had high hope for this primer because i have oily,acne-prone skin with many acne scars and HUGE pores around the nose area. It took me a while to decide to get it because $11 is a lot for just a 0.5 oz jar, but i got it hoping to get smooth out my pores and make foundation last longer. The product is a soft pink cream with a very smooth texture, very lightweight. I only apply it on areas with large pores and scars. It make my skin very smooth and soft, minimize my pores a bit. And thats all, it does NOT make my foundation last longer, does not make skin less oily... All it does is make skin smooth , which wont make much of a difference when you apply foundation over it. Although i like using for the purpose of hiding my pores a little bit. I dont know if i will buy it again, but if you are looking to smooth out fine lines and wrinkle with this primer, i think it will help a lot. My forehead is kinda dry in winter, so it has some fine lines, i use this to smooth over the area of dry skin and it make my skin look more healthy and soft.
I've used this for 2 days (morning & night) andddd Yay! I was looking for a facial cleanser that i can also use to wash off my heavy eye makeup like dark eyeliner and waterproof mascara. This works so well as removing makeup but is so gentle that it didn't irritate my eyes or make my skin red or itchy after i use it. I have very sensitive,oily acne-prone skin. This works well with my skin. It has a nice smell, perfumy , but i like it....although i think its a littttle strong for a facial product. I don't see it irritate my skin or eyes at all, so i dont mind the smell because it actually make me wana wash my face every morning and night....because normally i am soooo lazy to do my skin care routine. Now everytime i come home tired and too lazy to do my skin routine, instead of going to bed with a face full of makeup like i normally do o_0 i can just quickly wash my face, it remove make up well, make it smooth and soft so i dont have to use moisturizer, and make sure i dont break out so i dont have to use acne treatment. One perfect step that complete my whole routine. But for now, i use it as a makeup remover at night, and a face wash in the morning because it kinda minimize my pores for makeup purposes . <333
This mascara is love!!! I got this in blackest black and it is absolutely amazinggg. Pros: -Thicken lashes so well, make them dark and big - Creates a decent length, although this is a volumizing mascara, it still give lashes some lengthening effect - Make my eyes look like it has more lashes Cons: - Clumps just a little bit, if you know how to work with it, it will look fine - Take a little longer to dry than most mascaras i have used - The brush should be a little smaller because its kinda hard to start from the roots - Doesn't hold curl that well, but its not a major problem, i think if u get the waterproof one or the curved brush one, it work better at curling But overall, i love love love this mascara, it give me noticeable, thickkkkk, luscious lashes. This mascara is best at thickening, so if that is what ur looking for, go buy it now. I'm totally buying it again, but maybe in the waterproof formula
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Define-A-Line Eyeliner in Ebony Black
chococat1010 6/23/2010 1:40:00 AM
I got 3 words for you "SMEARS LIKE CRAZY" CONS: smear,smear,smear,smearrrrrr >_< as soon as i put it on,i was trying to fix it with my finger so it look even and ''clean'' .....DAMN. this thing smears like no other . I was mad 'cause i just messed my whole makeup look. The only reason i use these kind of liners because they are easier to use and faster to apply than liquid...but when i wear this,and it smears everywhereee, i spent sooo much time trying to clean up :( PROS: very pigmented and does not IRRITATE ur sensitive eyes when you ''tightline'' :) So once i know that it just smear smudge like that... I dont use this liner as an liner anymore. I use it as a shadow base for my pressed powder eye shadows, this gives it a nice base and make the shadow's color more vibrant So yea, i MIGHT buy this again BUT do not buy this if you want an eye ''liner''
Blush -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush and Bronzer
chococat1010 6/23/2010 1:30:00 AM
Love this product. I love how the blush AND bronzer go together in one neat and convenient packaging, with a small mirror and brush included (i never use the brush tho, its not soft and dense enough , and never apply the product well). I like how there are little tiny shimmer in it, giving you a bit of glow rather than nasty chunky glitter.It goes on smooth and very blendable. The only thing is the bronzer could be more pigmented. Except that,everything else is perfect. One of my favorite drugstore products. love love love
I LOVE THIS MASCARA though i still think there are better drugstore mascaras out there (like maybelline lash stiletto) This mascara gives my short thin lashes AMAZING LENGTH <3. It doesn't clump and look natural rather than fake even if i have 2 or 3 coats on. SO CHEAP and you can find it anywhere. Cons: doesn't hold curl and flake a bit at the end of the day
I think this can be the best drugstore mascara i've ever tried :D Today was my first time wearing it. I put it on before school (at 6 am), got home at 5 pm and took a nap for 2 hours. By 10 pm when i was taking it off,it was still almost perfect like in the morning. It did NOT flake or smudge like other mascara when i sleep with. Very veryyyy long lasting. Gives my thin, short Asian lashes that point straight down(>_<) a fabulous, flirty look. Lengthen veryyyyyyy well. I tried Rimmel Lycra lash b4,it was good too but lash stiletto is much better. This gives more length AND some volume that does NOT clump was so ever. Holds curl okay , better than most other drugstore mascara. I was hoping it a little more shiny like it claims,just to make my eyes more fab :)...but it still so nice im so glad i can buy this in walmart for like 6 bucks :) 'cause it gave my lashes that dolly ,opened-eyes look ,make me look so awake and cute :) YOU HAVE TO TRY IT !!!
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
chococat1010 1/4/2010 6:24:00 PM
BEST DRUGSTORE PRESSED POWDER I'VE EVER USED!!! you gotta try this out , it has nice creammy texture, doesnt look cakey or make your skin look dry has a little bit of coverage to it ,i wear this over my maybelline super stay liquid foundation and i also use this to touch up thru out the day i love the packaging, soooo cool price is okay, not cheap not too much for a drugstore powder i think i have gone thru like 3 of them no cons