I normally buy ds mascaras. I have tried probably close to every one on the ds market. I just never saw a reason to buy an expensive mascara. They all do the same thing RIGHT? Yeah or so I thought. The tips of my lashes are blonde. With one coat of mascara my lashes were gorgeous. No clumps, just long volumious lashes. This mascara wears like a waterproof. I did not experience any flakiness or running with 10 hours of use. I have shiseido mascara base so I decided to try this underneath. I swear it looked like I put on a set on expensive false eye lashes. My mom even asked. For me it was well worth the $14.
I love this highlighter/blush. The overspray was removed after 2 uses. The overspray really did not affect the color or effect of the blush either way. The color for me was a lot like deep throat but with more pink with a little silver shimmer. Deep throat was my favorite blush prior to this. This blush looks amazing on sunkissed skin. IMO I love the to the beach packaging. (yes in the minority). I also believe you get a lot of product for the money. For my US buddies.. a lot of stores are releasing on the 26th today or the 27th ...Wait and go to other retailers that do not preorder. I am sure they have.
Lipstick -Revlon - Matte Lipstick - Strawberry Suede [DISCONTINUED]
drdruggirl 5/18/2010 2:36:00 PM
This is the summer HG color that most women are craving. It is a bright and beautiful coral. It is not bright in a garish way. I looks amazing with a peach blush and a neutral eye. For me I feel it looks very close to lady danger. This lippie is starting to wear and I applied it at 8 so it has worn for 6.5 hours. I have eaten a sandwich and drank water through a straw in this time. I think the lasting ability is awesome. I might say almost better than my beloved mac. The price was way better at 5.84. When first applied my the ls was matte but seemed to still have a creamy effect when my lips were rubbed together. Now my lips are heavily stained with pigment and are a tad dry. Dryness and matte finish go hand in hand. Maybe, just maybe. I will purchase only mattes from revlon? shhh don't tell mac I am cheating
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set
drdruggirl 5/17/2010 4:53:00 PM
I think this is a pretty good set of brushes for the price. They shed the first time used and after that never again. They have lasted me 6 months with regular brush cleaning (still have a lot usage left). They are not the softess. I would rather go to a craft store and buy professional paint brushes which are softer.
This color is a super close dupe to MAC brave red. This lippie does not dry out my lips like MAC mattes. It actually feels like my lips have a little moisturizer on it. This lippie lasts longer than any other matte lippies on the market. I only place a little concealor on my lips and apply the lippie. It stays on and bright with out signs of wear for 6 hour. That is with drinking water and coffee and some chopped salad with fat free dressing. I touched it up on the corners after the salad but just a tinge.
I have combination skin. The dry patches on my skin are normally from eczema. This product does not have any scent. It is a gentle cleanser for so many of use who have sensitive skin. It does not remove all my make up. (I normally do not wear makeup during my eczema flair ups anyway) This helps repair my sking to normal. This product is the only one on the market which I would consider a HG for anyone who has super sensitive skin. It does not suds or give you the squeeky clean feeling, however you know your skin is clean.
Tinted Moisturizer -Hard Candy - Sheer Envy Tinted Moisturizer spf15
drdruggirl 5/9/2010 12:33:00 AM
The hummid face makeup melting South Florida weather is rearing its ugly head. Wearing a full foundation sometimes is just too much. I would rather use a little tm and be on my merry little way. I have super sensitive skin. I have tried numerous he tm like clarins, shishedo and they either burn my skin or break me out. I have to say hc did neither of those. It is a little thick so I apply with my figures and I add a little dab Cera Ve. (perfect consistency). My skin glows (not greasy). The thick consistency is the reason for the lippie off. It evens my skin out enough that I can throw on ablush, lip gloss and sunglasses for a quick 5 min look. It seems to old off the oilies to for hours. I do not remember reaching for my blotting papers while wearing this. That is rare. For $8 is a great product. I will surely repurchase.
I think NARS usually has a great quality product. If I could I would every single blush! =) With that being said, I was super disapointed with this lippie. The price is $24 I believe. I expect a high quality product for that price. I expect a product that lasts hours upon hours. The color of the product should shine through. This product did not deliver. This lippie is very greasy. In 15 minutes the lippies was off my mouth. During that time, I did NOT eat or drink. I was on the phone. I reapplied and still with in 15 minutes the lippie wore off. BOOOO! The color is super sheer. If you have pigmented lips this is a no go. I would have been happier adding a few bucks and buying a blush. Seriously save your money.
Product: Comes out like a luminescent pink. I use it as a primer and thinks it works pretty good. This is better than smashbox (since so many people are comparing) since it did not clog my pores and break me out. It adds glow to your complexion. Also I would say, it lengthens my time with out oily skin. Packaging: It love the little stick how you twist it up, how much you want. Price at $28 for a little bit, this is a pricey primer. Overall: it is a cute little product. But that is the problem all in all. It is a little product with a hefty price tag. I am sure there are other products one could get which could work the same if not better. One could use a drop of moonbeam in place for the luminescense. So my search goes on for my HG after I use this up.
How I love thee let me count the ways! This is a dupe of a color I had years ago from covergirl. I was literally a few swipes away from breaking out the brush for the remaining amount. It is a rosey-brown with gold flecks. It is not a dark color on me at all. It is a medium shade. I am NW 20-25 and punjab in NARs sheerglow. I put on the lippie with l/l underneath before going to Universal on a day which was 90 degrees. It lasted 5 hours. I was very impressed. This color looks amazing with bronze e/s. I do not find it drying. I know the frost bothers a lot of people. My suggestion is to but a clear lg over it kills the frosty look.
Over the years, I have accumulated quite the collection of foundations. I hate when foundations feel heavy and look too matte. I think the best way to find a color match is to go to a store and swatch it. It is too hard to order online via MAC coloring. For reference I am NW20-25 and I purchase punjab (originally ordered deauville). It is a medium coverage which blends into my skin exactly. There is noway you can see inperfections. You would never know I was wearing foundation. My skin just feel moisturized. After removal of this, my skin is softer and more even. I have found my HG and now thrown out my other foundations. PS thanx MUA or else I would have never found this
I am meh about this color alone. It does nothing to really excite me. This lippie looks really nice with azalea blossom ombre blush. The frost is drying in the product, however I think it is the reason why the lippie can last up to 4 hours. I just put chapstick after.
This color is beautiful. I am a neutral color kind of girl. I loved sumptuous olive. It blends beautifully with my neutral pallette. The es is just so pretty and blends so well. It works so well for a mild pop of color. This color is a keeper in my stash. It has a permanent place for good.
The color BEAUTIFUL! It is a one of those red-orange colors. If you can wear red-orange lippies this is for you. It is an elegant yet fun color. I wore this color with a LBD and will wear it up to disney world. Application is easy and smoothe. I applied three coats to ensure color was bold and vivid. Might just be my HG color. ;.)
I have tried all brow products! I naturally have thick brows which grow outta control. I am ashamed to admit but I have a tendency to over pluck. I use this product to fill in the gaps when I am waiting on regrowth. It does not look drawed in. Somehow it picks up the fine hairs that are there (no thanks to me) and plays them up. This product lasts all day on me in the hot sweaty FL weather regardless if I am just running errands or running down the street. That says a lot to me since every eyeliner runs. I have dark brown eyebrown but I use dark blonde. I am truely impressed and this is a HG when I do an opppps.