Moisturizers -Mario Badescu - Cellufirm Moisturizer
eva1108 8/25/2012 11:33:00 AM
Loved it (used during colder months when my skin takes a beating from the dry air). It moisturized without feeling oily or sticky; very nice finish. Could use under primer or at night.
Highlighters -Mary Kay - Mineral Highlighting Powder - Pink Porcelain
eva1108 8/25/2012 11:31:00 AM
Matte powder, white and pink, okay highlighter but wasn't impressed.
Medium coverage, buildable, stays put okay, but needs a touch up through the day. My skin clearly likes this foundation though, breakouts decrease and my skin seems all-around more luminous.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous Million Lashes - waterproof
eva1108 8/25/2012 11:27:00 AM
Definitely defined my lashes, but I had to apply about four coats before I felt like they had enough volume (I usually do anywhere from 2-4 coats so it isn't an unheard of number for me). Definitely waterproof. I didn't notice it smudging or flaking. It will be a go-to for me.
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - The Porefessional
eva1108 8/25/2012 11:25:00 AM
I have heard some great things about this so I gave it a whirl. I got two samples from Sephora (single pre-made samples enough for two days). I used it alone without any other primer. I have heard of people using one primer and dabbing this on where they needed to cover their pores. I used on a moisturized face. It has a balm consistency. I am used to lotiony-creamy primers. It wasn't bad, just different. I found that it did minimize the look of pores and made my skin look great even BEFORE I put on foundation. Made a great canvas for foundation application. As far as making my makeup stay put, it doesn't work any better than any other primer I have tried.
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- Darling
eva1108 6/13/2012 4:35:00 PM
I have already done a general review under the color of "Lovesick", I plan to copy and paste, but for now a color review. Darling is a violet pink. It shows up more pink than violet on my lips, but it definitely has a lilac hue to it. Love this color for days that I don't want as much of a punch to my lip color.
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Lovesick
eva1108 6/13/2012 11:53:00 AM
This product is my favorite lip color product to come out from any company in years. I struggle with lip colors because they just don't stay and any stains I have tried have left my lips dry and the color wasn't too great either. This product goes on smooth. It has a very light minty scent. This color, Lovesick, is a bright fuscia. It stays on well enough, but as long as you still feel the balm on your lips you will leave behind a bit of color on whatever your lips touch. I didn't find that as the balm wore off that my lips felt dry. It is possible to apply again without any problems with the stain going funky as I have had others do. The lip color stays on my lips for three hours with minimal fading and if I re-apply it is an absolute pill to take off (which I like because it is a stain). It is not kissable until the balm wears off.. unless your sweetheart wants some color for their lips too.
First, I have to preface this with saying I have extremely dry and brittle hair. Average conditioners don't work for me at all. I use this product as my every day conditioner. It rinses clean, leaves my hair feeling soft, but there is no miracle. My ends are still dry and it just leaves me wanting more. For me, as an every day conditioner this product works and I am a loyal customer. As a treatment conditioner I don't think it delivers.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
eva1108 12/1/2010 1:08:00 PM
I really wanted to love this foundation, but it just wasn't for me. I tend to have dry skin and this foundation only played up that problem. I had to use extra moisturizer to overcome the drying factor of this foundation and by then there was little coverage (and it still didn't look great). The color matched me well, but that was its only redeeming quality.
Highlighters -Boots - No7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion
eva1108 12/1/2010 1:01:00 PM
I've been using this highlighter for quite a while. I love that it gives me a nice glow without being too shimmery. I love the packaging. There is quite a bit of product so I think it is definitely worth the money. Plus, a little goes a long way.
First, the color is beautiful. It is a nice peachy-pink, which brightened my face very nicely. It is quite shimmery though, so if you are adverse to shimmer stay far away from this product. There is a LOT of product in the tube, especially when a little goes a long way for me. The formula is nice. I tend to like cream blushes over powder blushes and this one is quite nice. I use a brush for application. If you are into shimmer and looking for a great cream blush you may want to splurge and purchase this.
I was looking for a great nude lipstick when I found this. It is a nice peachy-nude. It goes on matte so I usually put a touch of gloss over it (usually Nars in Orgasm). It stays on beautifully and I love the formula. I find it to be hydrating and smooth. I would say that if you have much (really any) darkness to your skin this may not be for you. I am very fair and I even put a touch of color to it with gloss.
I love this palette. I have very fair skin, brown eyes and dark (almost black hair). The only color that doesn't look GREAT on me is tequila (cornsilk). The pigmentation is incredible! A tiny dab goes a long way and stays vibrant. The colors are easy to blend. Because of the wide array of colors in this one palette there are many, many different looks that you can make from just this one palette. The packaging is great, I have no complaints there at all. I honestly haven't tried the brushes that came with the palette, I always just use my own brushes so I can't say anything there. I will definitely repurchase this product!
I love this liquid liner. I have been using liquid liners for years and this is by far the best I have tried. It goes on wonderfully, giving you lots of control whether you want a thin or thick line. I do a wing-tip eye every day and this makes it flawless. The color payoff is amazing (I use Trooper, the black)! It doesn't look plastic or shiny on and it doesn't have a weird painted feeling on the skin. My only complaint is that while it is water-proof for the most part. It's not 100%. If my allergies are acting up or I tear up it will come off. If I go out dancing and sweat like crazy though it stays. I guess the difference would be a constant assault by water instead of just a glisten of water. At any rate, this liner is my favorite and I'll definitely continue to purchase it!
I actually got this product as part of a set. I love the color. It's a great mauve tone that actually looks very natural looking when on my lips. It does have a slight shimmer, but not that you can see any specs of shine. It really is just a shimmer. The tingling sensation is a bit odd, but I don't mind it. Really, my only complaint is that it is a bit sticky. If you absolutely can't stand sticky lips, then this lip gloss is not for you.