BB Cream -Maybelline - Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
chrisaro 7/1/2012 9:08:00 PM
I use this on the weekends when I don't want to wear a lot of heavy make up. It provides light coverage. I have to powder it because it is a little shiny. Overall I really like it. Costwise its about the same as other foundations...about $11. It has SPF which is good since I'm in the sun on weekends. I thought it would turn my oily skin into a greasepit since its basically a tinted moisturizer. By late afternoon i barely had to blot. I would purchase again.
I liked the coverage. Went on great. I have oily skin and within a couple of hours I had to start blotting. I had to blot every couple of hours. I would love it if it didn't make my skin a grease pit. Good price, good product IF YOU DON'T HAVE OILY SKIN!
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow
chrisaro 1/16/2012 11:54:00 PM
I bought Taupe, Bronze, and purple. Tried the Bronze this morning at 9:00, its now 8:00 p.m. and its just starting to crease. Normally I start creasing around noon so this eyeshadow is fantabulous! I used UDPP under the shadow, it did fade so I reapplied in the afternoon but creasing was not an issue until it was almost time to remove all my makeup. Very good product. Will buy again in multiples. I just wish there were more color choices.
I can't believe how much money I've wasted on high-end concealer, Kat von D, Makeup Forever, Smashbox, etc. This works 100 times better than all the rest. I have dark, dark, circles under my eyes and this covers them perfectly. I haven't gotten used to how pigmented it is and still use too much. You do not need a lot, but I'm still trying to get it right. I'm going to stock up on this just in case they decide to discontinue.
I got this as a sample from Sephora and I absolutely love it. It makes my lashes really stand out. I've tried many drugstore brands and nothing comes close. I love how big and thick my lashes get using this product. It's expensive but I would buy the full size product unless I could find something cheaper that can do what this mascara does for my lashes. I love it!
Eye Primer -NARS - Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
chrisaro 10/2/2010 4:49:00 PM
I received this as a sample. I like it ALMOST as much as UDPP. UDPP remains my HG but the Nars primer worked very well. I have very oily lids and my eyeshadow lasted most of the day. It didn't start creasing until very late in the afternoon even in humid weather. The one thing I didn't like was the wand being straight. UDPP used to have the same problem until they started bending the tip. Now you can get more product out. If Nars would bend the tip I would definitely purchase.
I also got it as a birthday gift set. Not impressed. Didn't do much for my lashes. I had to put 2-3 coats to really see a difference. I wouldn't buy it.
Primer/ Corrector -Urban Decay - All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
chrisaro 9/23/2010 12:29:00 PM
I bought this hoping it would make my makeup last longer. It doesn't seem to make much of a difference. I have oily T-zone and after a couple of hours it was less oily but my makeup still smeared. I won't buy again.
I purchased the sample size and tried it over a few days. To me it smelled like Bug Spray. Yuck.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
chrisaro 4/8/2010 12:25:00 AM
I have very oily lids. It keeps eyeshadow on for at least 6-8 hrs. on me. Without it my eyeshadow doesn't last more than 2 hours (at most). It really works. I would definitely buy again.
At first I really liked how my hair felt. It did make my hair smooth and silky BUT, after about a week I noticed my hair was falling out...ALOT! I kept using it thinking that maybe it wasn't the conditioner but after about 6 weeks, I stopped using it and switched to another conditioner. Surprise... my hair doesn't fall out as much now. BEWARE!!!
I received this as a sample from ULTA. I really like it. I've used the BE foundation for awhile but this is better. It really does stay matte all day. Not great on coverage but I would buy again.
Lipstick -Revlon - ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick
chrisaro 8/6/2009 11:50:00 PM
I bought this at BOGO at Rite Aid. I took advantage and bought four. They OK. I love the colors but they are very drying. I just had to use a lip balm or gloss over them. I tend to lick my lips a lot so I need something that will stain and last at least a few hours. I went to bed after applying and woke up with the color still going strong. I would buy again because regular lipstick does not last at all on the licked lips.
I normally don't buy this kind of color but after reading all the reviews I had to try it. I'm in LOVE!!! Beautiful, blue color. My friend commented it looked like Springtime Jordon Almond color, perfect for Spring and Easter. I love the color, it goes on well, no streaking.
I just put on Midnight Blue. LOVE IT!!!! It's a jewel tone blue that is absolutely beautiful. At $1.99 how can you go wrong! Didn't like the brush, the bristles were uneven and they felt like unnatural nylon going on. But again the color is vivid and delicious.