Treatments -The Body Shop - Vitamin C Supercharged Face Serum
ellathetiger 5/25/2010 10:16:00 AM
I use this serum daily as a primer under my foundation. It smells wonderful, and actually does brighten my complexion. I've been using it in conjunction with other Body Shop products and my skin has really improved overall.
I love love love this foundation. I'd already been using the Original BE, and really liked that one too, but with the Matte finish, my skin has never looked better. Even after I take the foundation off, it seems as though my skin has improved overall. It gives me a natural, satin-y finish, not chalky or powdery at all. Up close it makes my skin look almost poreless, which I love. It has not broken me out, doesn't irritate my skin or make me itchy. It wears well all day long, and controls any oilies that start to happen near the end of the day. I also live in a very humid climate during summer, and this doesn't slide off or migrate anywhere when it's hot out. I really like the packaging on this one as well. It has a sifter top with a rotating cover that you close when you're not using the product so that it doesn't build up and spill everywhere when you go to open it again. Very smart. This is definetly my HG foundation, and I will continue buying.
This is an awesome mascara. I don't know if it's the shape of the brush, or the formula itself, but this stuff makes my lashes look like falsies. Super dark and lush. The price is a bit steep for me, around $18, but it's worth it.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
ellathetiger 10/19/2009 3:38:00 PM
I love this primer. It keeps my shadows looking fresh and vibrant all day, no creasing or smudging or fading. My gripes are with the packaging. The tiny tube is awkwardly shaped making it difficult to get all of the product out, which is a shame when I'm spending $20 for it.
Primer/ Corrector -Revlon - Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer
ellathetiger 10/19/2009 3:34:00 PM
I love love love this primer. It's the only primer I've found that doesn't break me out, and does it's job. It's pretty cheap at the drugstore, or Ulta. It goes on smoothly and evenly and really does help my foundation stay on longer and gives me that airbrushed look. It's a nice alternative to the higher end brands that can be pricey. It works, it's cheap, and is kind to my skin. I'll definetly be buying again.
Crème -mark - Speedway Do Everything Foundation Stick
ellathetiger 10/19/2009 3:31:00 PM
I use in "Buff" this as a concealer under my eyes and on any spots that need hiding. It's creamy and blends perfectly with my NW20 skin. I wouldn't use it all over my face as foundation, just because I do find it a bit too creamy for that purpose. But as a spot concealer it works wonders. The price can't be beat, either. $8, and since I use it lightly on small areas, I think it'll last quite a while. It's not a miracle product, but it does the job, and is wallet friendly.
Liquid -Flirt - Act Natural Light And Sheer Foundation
ellathetiger 10/19/2009 3:28:00 PM
This stuff is awesome. It's labeled as a tinted moisturizer, but it's pretty pigmented. I have a lot of scarring and redness on my cheeks, but this manages to cover everything without being cakey or mask-like. I wear it over a primer and under a pressed powder, and apply it with a foundation brush. It lasts a long time, maybe not allllll day long, but definetly through my work day, and then some. I do notice some shinyness on my nose after a few hours of wear, but nothing some powder or blotting papers can't fix. I have acne-prone skin that many foundations irritate, but this one hasn't let me down. It's light, blendable and natural. It honestly looks like I'm not wearing makeup at all. The only downside I find is the packaging. I wish it were in a pump bottle, not a squeeze tube. That aside though, it's still an awesome product.
Dollymix is an excellent blush. It's a very bright candy pink, but goes on sheer, and can be built up to achieve varying looks. It wears well throughout the day, and has a very subtle shimmer, which I like. I'll definetly be buying again when I run out.
This is the first MAC product I've purchased, and I have to say, I'm really happy with it. I found it online, when I was looking for a nice bubblegum/baby pink color. Though the MAC website describes it as mauvey, when I tried it at the MAC counter, it came out as a very light creamy pink on me, not too purpley. I bought it, and love the way it looks. Its creamy and lasts pretty long. I use it with liner and sometimes a hot pink gloss overtop, but even without the gloss, it looks great. It is a bit drying, as other reviewers have said, but I find if i apply a bit of balm underneath, there aren't any problems. Overall, its exactly what I wanted, a long lasting bubblegum pink. I'll definitely purchase again.
I really like this product. It does wear off quickly, like other reviewers have said, but it makes my lips smoother and softer regardless, which I love, especially during the colder months. It does have a tendency to get slightly gritty but I've found that running my finger over my lips solves the problem. I'd definetly be purchasing this again when I run out.