Lipstick -Revlon - Moon Drops - Lipstick in Earthy 210
deerybee 3/30/2010 4:18:00 PM
This is my favorite red. An "earthy" red, a more toned-down, natural red. I have light skin, but I'm sure this color would look good on any skin tone. It's a great everyday lipcolor that's natural but still has a hint of boldness. I love it!
Wow! This is a great lip color. I was looking for the perfect orange-red, and this is it. The color sits exactly in between red and orange. I like to keep my eye makeup very natural and simple, and by applying this to my lips my face gets an instant pop. Keeps my makeup interesting in a good way! I would seriously recommend using this color only when the rest of your makeup is very light and natural, otherwise it'd be too much going on! Obviously it's going to be very pigmented, so dab this on your lips very lightly. The Moon Drops formula is very creamy and moisturizing. This is by far one of my favorite colors. LOVE!
I bought the "Crest 3D White Advanced Vivid Whitestrips" (with the Advanced Seal feature). They take 14 days, and you're instructed to use once a day. I've never whitened my teeth before and I drink a lot of soda and caffeine, so my teeth had a very pale yellowish tint to them. This is going to be a review in the making, I'll update the progress every few days. Day 3 - I've used three times so far. The box says by this time I should be seeing results, and I do. My teeth aren't entirely white, but already whiter than they've ever been before. As for sensitivity, the first couple days I didn't experience any but after the third time my teeth feel just a little tingly... nothing painful at all, just a very slight tingle on my front teeth.
I really want to like this mascara, but the clumping is just unbelievable! I apply mascara very lightly, but clumping is unavoidable with this mascara because there's tons of excess on the brush the second you pull it out of the tube. I do like how it looks once I apply it, it is very full and soft, but I can't stand the clumping. Yuck. I usually skip Maybelline's mascaras - I just don't like them, but I gave this one a try and I'm sad to say it's yet another failed Maybelline mascara for me.
Liquid -Revlon - ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 15 Normal/Dry Skin
deerybee 2/2/2010 3:55:00 PM
This is an overall great foundation. It gives medium coverage and evens out my skintone very well. My face doesn't need much coverage at all, usually I wear minerals or just a light foundation. But I like to wear this sometimes because it evens out my skin and makes it look radiant. It lasts all day on me and doesn't feel cakey or heavy at all. I would recommend applying a good moisturizer before putting this on, it just looks better. You do need to blend it in pretty well, as it really does dry kind of quickly. Blending is a must. I would recommend this to anyone. I've never had any problems at all.
Use moisturizer before applying and this is my #1 foundation to get a dewy (natural sheen-y) look that is absolutely beautiful. I love this foundation. It is light coverage, which is perfect for me since I have clear, mostly even skin. I apply moisturizer all over my face and then apply a small amount of this and it creates this lovely finish! I use this everyday. I definitely recommend this to women who don't need much coverage but want a beautiful dewy look. And the dewy sheen will last all day. It's gorgeous =D If you use a sponge, like I do, as long as you blend it in well there won't be any noticeable streaking. It has streaked a bit on me before, but only when I applied it really fast & didn't blend it in. A+
Eye Shadow -E.L.F. - Mineral Eyeshadow in Celebrity
deerybee 7/18/2009 6:15:00 PM
I generally don't like the ELF Mineral Eyeshadows, particularily because they have a LOT of shimmer in them. But I love to use Celebrity in the inner corner of my eyes. It works much better than a white eyeshadow for this. It brightens my eyes when used a tad bit in the corners
Usually, I wouldn't buy Maybelline mascaras, but I got this in a swap. It is amazing. It lengthens my lashes incredibly without looking thick or clumpy. Just a couple coats will make your lashes look naturally long and beautiful. Love!!
Blush -E.L.F. - Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
deerybee 6/22/2009 3:07:00 PM
This blush creates results that by far are the best I've ever seen. It is beautiful! I swirled a bit of the pink on the apples of my cheeks and it looks so lovely! So perfect for my skin tone. Then, I applied a tad bit of the bronzer on top of it. Then I was blown away. Combining the two (just a small bit of both) created this very nice peachy warm color. amazing! So natural looking and perfect for summer, or any day of the year! I love this. Wow, it produces the perfect natural color. This is now my absolute favorite. =)
This is the perfect mascara if you're more of a natural girl and don't need that overdone "volumizing" look. This is my HG mascara. Yes, it is a mascara, not really just a tint. It gives my lashes a hint of color and defines them a bit as well. I just sweep it on and it gives my eyes the finishing touch without looking overdone. Wearing typical mascaras for years on end can ruin your lashes but this stuff also works as a conditioner for them. I have never had any clumps or flakes with this. When I first pulled it out of the tube, it looked as though there was no product on the brush - that's how light the formula is. The tube is really small, but because there is no excess and what not on the brush, the tiny tube would last just as long as a normal-sized mascara. This is the best light mascara. I love it.
Blush -L'Oreal - True Match Superblendable Blush in Bare Honey
deerybee 6/8/2009 4:57:00 PM
This is a really pretty blush. It is a nice peachy tone and looks great on my light skin. I only wish it came in a loose powder form. Otherwise, it is the most perfect blush ever.
Concealers -L'Oreal - True Match Naturale Mineral Concealer
deerybee 6/8/2009 4:45:00 PM
This is the most amazing concealer! I have always been skeptical about mineral powder concealers for the undereye area, and never believed that would work. But then I decided to give this a go, and it is great! I actually have pretty bad undereye circles and this covers them like no other concealer has ever done before. I have tried several liquid & stick concealers and they do not work and never stay on. I bought this in Light and the second I apply it, my undereye circles disappear and are instantly brightened! I would recommend getting a separate, good quality concealer brush to use for this. I give this an A+ and it is on a much higher level than any other liquid or cream concealer.
Powder -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Powdered Mineral Foundation
deerybee 6/8/2009 4:38:00 PM
This is the best drugstore mineral foundation, in my opinion. It evens my skin tone very well and feels very soft and natural. I have tried many mineral foundations and this is my favorite. It costed me about $15 at CVS. One thing that this powder shares with other drugstore mineral foundations is the built-in brush. I hate this. Many of these brushes are very cheap; however the brush that comes with this one is actually quite nice and soft and a little fuller. But I always find a really nice kabuki flat top brush to apply my minerals. Anyway, this is a great mineral foundation and I would highly recommend it.
This is my mineral foundation brush. I love it. It is extremely soft and applies my makeup so smoothly. I love to use a flat top brush to apply mineral powder. This brush does the job very nicely. It hasn't shedded hairs yet on me. I think it really depends on how roughly you use the brush. Just swirl around your face very gently. It produces lovely results.
Pros: Brightens undereye circles well Very creamy, goes on smoothly Cons: Very limited range of colors (only 2) The light shade looks unnaturally bright at times Lemon extract irritates the skin The major problem I have with this product is that it contains lemon extracts. I noticed after using this concealer, my undereye area has become very irritated. Then I looked at the ingredient list and saw that it contains lemon extract, and I remember hearing that lemon can sometimes irritate your skin - and then I realized why this was bothering my skin so much. My skin is never sensitive until I used this. During the day the corners of my undereyes will feel like they are on fire and it is just not pleasant. I would recommend not to buy concealer with lemon in it. I don't see why they included it in the ingredients. Otherwise, this product works well for covering undereyes and blemishes, but there are only 2 shades and the lemon irritates me too much.