Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
crossett 1/5/2013 8:39:00 PM
It's become my go-to foundation. Good coverage for my red aging skin & visible pores. Considering my dry skin it spreads and blend pretty well. I also love that it comes with a pump dispenser.
I HAD to try this... pretty expensive for a fancy face scrubber, but now I have one I can remember - how did I get my skin really clean BEFORE I had this? Was my skin never really clean? I've washed my skin before using the clarisonic, but then wanted to feel the scrubbing exfoliated feeling and when brush suds up I see there is still makeup on my face. This tool REALLY cleans your face. I won't be without it ever again... the only think I would say is be careful around your delicate eye area.
As much as I think the Garnier styling paste is a waste of money, I think their Super Stiff Gel is the best! This I have thick heavy hair and this will push it into any direction and keep it there. Really excellent gel. You only need a small amount and it's very inexpensive. Good product!!
Styling Products -Garnier - Pure Clean Finishing Paste
crossett 3/5/2012 8:21:00 PM
SAVE YOUR MONEY. The only good thing about this - is the smell. If you want to dip in and get the product underneath your fingernails, this is the packaging for you. The hold for your hair? There is no hold. Not sure who this paste works for? the bald? Trash can filler.
Yes it is expensive, but it is the best. I tried Garnier and it smells great, otherwise a total waste of money as it didn't hold my hair - not even a little bit. I also have Paul Mitchell wax, but it doesn't work like paste. Don't be cheap, if you need paste - this is the paste to buy. Nothing else works like this.
Nothing special. The cream is thick, sort of sticky. A solid 3 rating. I like something more hydrating for my eyes.... this didn't feel cool and wet. If spending the money on an eye cream again this wouldn't be my choice product, I don't dislike it - just didn't see any results and didn't care for the texture. On the upside I prefer tubes and pumps for cream over a tub any day. Why are products still sold in tubs? I digress ...
Cleansers -Philosophy - the microdelivery exfoliating wash
crossett 3/5/2012 7:44:00 PM
You must try this. I've tried several 'scrubs'. This is the best one so far, the scrubbing particles are finer and leave my skin SO SOFT. The scent on this one could use some improvement, something a little more refreshing would be FAN TASTIC... but overall this is still the best scrub I've ever tried.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
crossett 3/5/2012 7:36:00 PM
What a pleasant surprise. I'm super fussy about what products I use on my aging skin, but what a pleasant surprise. This is gentle and removes make-up. Perfect winter cleanser. Leaves my skin soft.
this is perfect for the inner corner of your eyes. Cool shimmery color. I love how it looks. It goes on fairly smooth. Will definitely purchase again. I believe I paid around $8... and use it weekly and have had for 9 months and still have plenty. Will probably replace due to it getting old instead of running out as there's enough pigment in the product that you don't need to cake it on.
Eyeliner -Sephora - Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner
crossett 2/28/2012 8:26:00 PM
The Pros - it will stay all day and comes in nice colors. The Cons - it doesn't go on smoothly, the tip breaks easily, the sponge tip on the opposite end was worthless, it's too stiff so instead of rubbing in or around I found it just rubbed the product off. As it didn't go on smoothly for me - chunky and uneven - I wouldn't purchase again, but I'm keeping the brown and green that I bought because I put them on then brush powder over the top and press it in with a small brush and this will keep it in place all day.
Liquid -Make Up For Ever - Mat Velvet PLUS Matifying Foundation
crossett 2/28/2012 8:12:00 PM
I bought this because I was so happy with the HD Makeup Forever Face and Body Foundation. I wanted to try the same brand with a heavier coverage. This is a great product. Great staying power. I bit drying on my skin, but in complete fairness I have dry skin these days so I'm not blaming the product. If this came in a pump like the face & body foundation I would prefer it.. Also for the price - you get a very small amount of product - so overall this is quite expensive - but you get what you pay for and this is a quality foundation.
Started using this 1 year ago. Will never be without again. Very wet, goes on very wet but for me this is good because it fills in lines and pores. It thickens as it dries and I use a makeup sponge to pat it into a perfect smooth finish. The face and body foundation is light coverage. This won't work for you if you like a medium or heavy coverage.. but if you are looking for a product to even your skin and have a 'natural' appearance this stuff is GREAT.
I love this stuff, can't believe I haven't reviewed it. It is a bit expensive - but a little goes a long way and the tube contains a lot of product. It's firm so you rub some off the tube and then blend it into your skin. I LOVE IT. I love how it looks and I love that it helps keep my skin moist. Also love that it's a natural product. HIGHLY recommend and it comes in many shades. try it !
This would be 5 lippies if it came with a better brush. The brush might work better for someone with very fine lashes, but it easily clumps my lashes together, so I have to be careful putting it on - but on the upside this thickens and lengthens and keeps mascara on lashes instead of the skin under your eye.
I got as a Freebie from Sephora so I can't comment on the price, but it's not a bad mascara. It doesn't build a lot of length, but it also doesn't flake or run. Above average.