Blush -Maybelline - Dream Mousse Blush in Peach Satin ] ] [DISCONTINUED]
cupcakesrcourage 9/19/2011 2:07:00 PM
This is the only non-powder blush I've been able to find that doesn't irritate my very sensitive skin. It's tac and mica free (though the ingredietns list says that it *may* contain mica), and after two weeks of use it still has yet to cause any irritation. I agree with other reviews that it can be a bit crumbly--I find it's best to really swirl it into your skin. It offers a good amount of pigmentation (more than I can say for ANY cheek stain or "tint"), and enough shimmer to act as a highlighter without making me look like I'm covered in glitter. I should add that my skin tends to be very dry--a lot of reviewers have talked about how it doesn't last on skin that's more oily. I apply sunscreen, moisturizer and primer before putting this on and my skin STILL gets dry sometimes, if that's any indicator. Anyway, I think the shades they have available are more natural-looking than a lot of crème blushes... plus the ingredients list is good.
I recently went on a "new mascara" kick and tried a number of brands, from Aveda and Avon to NYC and Wet'N Wild. I have to say, this is the best thing I've found. Most other mascaras made my long, curly lashes look stiff, overdone and clumpy. This product stays true to it's advertising, adding volume without weight, and natural looking separation. My lashes look real--not overdone--which I really like. And they really do stay soft enough to give butterfly kisses :)
Mascara -New York Color - High Definition Volumizing Mascara
cupcakesrcourage 9/19/2011 1:55:00 PM
This mascara clumps easily and doesn't provide even application. I have long curly lashes and was hoping for added volume, but this mascara couldn't deliver. My lashes kept sticking together, and I even thought that the formula took some of the curl OUT of my lashes. I pitched it and went back to Maybelline's Full 'N Soft mascara, which is consistent and clump free.
This product has great coverage--it does everything! From pimples to acne scars, under-eye circles to uneven pigment, it provides even, long-lasting coverage that doesn't look cakey. I purchased it expecting it to be able to cover up some of my darker acne scars, but I've found that it's a great mult-use product and now it's my go-to concealer+foundation. I purchased the lighter shade and, it may just be me, but it seems to have some color-matching abilities that it doesn't advertise. When I first put it on, it's a lot lighter than my actual skin tone, but after a minute or so, it seems to adjust and matches my light/warm tone perfectly. I also appreciate the formula, which is talc, mica, bismuth oxycholoride and so free. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin, and so far (after two weeks of use), it hasn't irritated my skin at all.