Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
gina123inmateo 8/23/2012 12:23:00 AM
This oxidized!! It wears pretty nicely on my face and oil didn't seep through for a good amount of time. i like the coverage i just don't like that it got darker as my day went on, i returned it.
I bought this lipstick a long time ago and have used it occasionally just to use it so its not a complete waste.. if you can figure out how to apply this lightly i think it works best that way. i think it looks best (on me) if i put some clear lip balm on before so it comes out to a nice peachy pink sheen. if u were to use it alone on my dry bare lips its almost like a pasty consistency and much to bright and coral colored for my liking. I wont purchase again because I dont care for the way bright coral looks on my yellow undertoned skin.
Concealers -Make Up For Ever - Full Cover Concealer
gina123inmateo 2/26/2012 4:01:00 PM
This concealer is a staple in my makeup bag! I love it. I've been using it everyday for about 2 months. The tube is very easy to use and sanitary i like that its not in a pot/jar. i use a moisturizer that's non-greasy as to not contribute to oiliness. I squeeze a very small amount on my middle or ring finger and pat it onto my under eye area and any blemishes or acne marks/scars (i cant help but pick at my face sometimes!). I don't use this on dark under eye circles so i can't comment on that but i still like to apply a bit of concealer to the under eye area, also i dont have wrinkles sooo..... I apply some to the sides of my nose and around the mouth to cancel any redness and it really covers my redness completely!! Nothing compares to this concealer it doesn't slide off my face or make my skin feel greasy at all, it stays put and coverage is buildable. My skin is light-medium. It matches my skin absolutely perfect, (its important to try makeup on in natural lighting** :) i have light skin with yellow undertones and some redness around my nose and chin. Also oiliness throughout the day i just blot it off with oil blotting sheets and my makeup looks fresh still. my powder foundation has more of a tendency to dissolve away as my face gets oily but my concealer stays put, thats why i love having this around and i use it everyday!! it hasn't clogged my pores, caused me any blackheads or broken me out. :) UPDATE 4/26/12: This is HG. its been about 4 0r 5 months now i cant remember exactly when i started using it.. But its amaaazing, its smooth on my skin matches perfectly covers acne scarring and just looks like my natural skin and at the same time its very opaque. still has not caused me any breakouts or blackheads/clogged pores. And the best part is that it STAYS on all day.
hmm this is just an ok product but i didnt know it was water proof til now!! lol i guess that tells you a little about the product though.. what i like about it is how smooth it glides on and the color pigment. However, it doesnt stay put very well, i did winged liner and one of my wings was gone later when i looked in the mirror :( i wont buy again. but im sure will use the rest of it, i think e.l.f. has a good alternative for cheaper :)
Hair -Got 2 Be - Rockin' It Encore Fresh Dry Shampoo
gina123inmateo 8/12/2011 3:46:00 PM
Great product it makes my hair feel nice and clean and voluminous and it smells good. It looks kind of white on my hair but i just flip my hair upside down rub it in and the white goes away. the only thing i dont like is i only get a few uses per bottle :(
Concealers -Mally Beauty - Cancellation Concealer 3-piece system
gina123inmateo 7/6/2011 3:52:00 PM
This concealer is great! i have combination skin that is oily and prone to blackheads and rarely do i breakout and this concealer stays put and looks natural all day :) and so far no breakouts. I've been using it for two weeks. i haven't been using the setting power it came with because i use powder foundation over it. A little goes a long way with this concealer. Around the eyes just make sure to use an eye cream that is very moisturizing or else it can look cakey. The powder it came with is pretty light so i use it in the inner corners of my eyes to open and brighten the area. I may repurchase if I don't find anything better which i haven't!! Update: SOOOO i like Thebalm concealer better :)) its better for my oily skin too. stays on longer.
Eyeliner -BeneFit Cosmetics - Magic Ink Liquid Eyeliner
gina123inmateo 6/22/2011 2:12:00 PM
I got this as a gift so I didn't pay for it I don't even know how much it is but being that is is from benefit i would say its probably more than id like to spend on a liquid eyeliner. the brush is very fine which i like and you can draw a precise line :) my eyelids aren't very wide so that is a must for me. it stays on for a long time. the only thing i don't really like but that can be fixed is that it dries to a glossy finish, some people like that some don't and i certainly do not prefer it. But i dab on some black matte eyeshadow over it to get rid of the glossy finish. It doesn t smudge i dont have oily eyelids, doesnt mess up my mascara application and stays put all day. Overall its a good product. But I will stick to drug store liquid eyeliners.
UGH!! This mascara is Okay.. At first I tried it and hated it, i was ready to throw it in the trash! But i wanted to give it another try so the next day i did.. I put maybe 2-3 coats on. I do like the brush, It did make my lashes thicker and longer but its downfall is that it flakes and breaks off. :( so i will use the rest of the tube on days when I'm just chillin around the house. Doesn't hold a curl all that well either they kind of started to straighten out. Overall its just okay there are definitely better ones out there. I don't recommend.
DRAMA!! i Looove this mascara, my lashes arent really lacking in any way they're not long and they're not short and they're not sparse. Also they're pretty straight but not pin straight. I would say they are average.. ? anyways I as well am very surprised at such the low ratings with this mascara. I think its wonderful. It IS a wet mascara and usually with wet mascaras lashes droop down but i haven't experienced this with Zoom Lash. I layer it on. As others have said it's kind of a mascara you have to be patient with and work with slowly but i think its sooooo worth every second of perfecting it. :) its the best mascara I have ever used. It holds a curl nicely, it doesn't smudge it doesn't flake and my lashes look so full and thick and dramatic like if i have false lashes on! which I'm not a big fan of (falsies that is). Its just a little bit clumpy. I guess it depends on the persons lashes but I'm not sure. aside from just brushing it on normally I also brush it on from the top side of my lashes which seperates them a little more. Maybe use a metal eyelash comb.? I don't find myself needing to use one though. I usually use 2-3 coats. good luck with this mascara be patient and try different ways of putting it on. :)
This is an OK powder foundation. i have combination skin with some dry patches and some oily areas. i usually like heavy coverage foundations and stick with powders only. this offers light-medium coverage. not enough for my liking though. I have to use mostly concealer to cover redness and discoloration. then dust this on with a big powder brush. i dont like to use the sponge it came with. the powder can feel a little dry and look patchy if i put it on like that. I like the staying power and the color match. I use MAC studio fix powder in NC30 and i use this powder in Shell, its a perfect match. I picked up the color Fresco at first but it was darker on my face than it looked in the compact, it was dirty looking and orange. anyways i'll only use this when i run out of the powder foundation i like. dont think i'll be repurchasing.
LOOVE ITTT!!! it stays on for hours and hours! i like the color its not like a glossy color or anything and i got the black one btw. It is a little gooey but i dont think thats a problem for me at all i just wipe it on the inside of the tube. anyways defintely recommend!! and will repurchase. :) BTW: IF you get it on your eyelashes it'll dry so when u put your mascara on it can make it hard to separate the lashes. So i recommend putting your mascara on right after before it becomes hard.
This mask is amazing! and im excited to have it. i have oily/combo skin. i started using a new skin care line and my skin wasnt liking it i broke out on my chin which hardly ever happens and my skin was itchy and bumpy. I left the mint julep mask on my face last night for about 15-20 minutes..it stung a little when i first put it on but it wasnt anything i couldnt handle anyways after washing it off my skin was alot less red it was actually glowy :) and the small bumps disappeared. it also shrunk the pimple on my chin. Im pleasantly suprised and soo glad i went for this. Highly recommend it. it smells nice too, at first, but after washing it off the smell of sulfur kind of sticks around, not too bad though. i will repurchase again and again.. it saved my skin!
Pressed Powders -Rimmel - Stay Matte Pressed Powder (ALL)
gina123inmateo 4/5/2011 8:24:00 PM
I like the way it looks doesnt make my skin look dry BUT it doesnt last as long as other matte powders imo.
I actually like this concealer better than the studio finish concealer.. hhmm, i guess because the studio finish one kinda felt a little waxy on my skin and this one feels more creamy. some people say its dry some people say its too creamy. I think its both. when u first open the concealer if u touch it and then just start putting it on your face it feels a bit dry and doesnt spread as well as if u were to warm it up on the back of ur hand first. once u do that its nice and creamy/smooth and spreads better. The wear of this concealer depends on my skin, when my skin is oilier than usual it doesnt stay put as well as when my skin is feeling normal. It doesnt cause me to break out which is great and doesnt cause me blackheads which i am prone to. The color match is def on point i wear nc30 and if i had to choose only one product to leave my house with it would be this one for sure. i dont use it so much for under eye circles though i just use it to spot conceal discolorations, redness etc. and have an even complexion every time :) im very pleased with this and will repurchase unless i find something better lol (which i havent yet)..
Powder -Cargo - Cargo Blu-Ray High Definition Powder Makeup
gina123inmateo 3/25/2011 10:51:00 PM
I have been wearing this for half of my day and its a beautiful powder :) it covers well and stays on for a long time. It looks amazingly smooth and like my own skin. my face got oily and i blotted with an oil blotting sheet and it stayed on, i still havent touched up and it looks like when i first put it on. I am very pleased with the results. Usually when i get oily on my face the makeup fades away and looks blotchy in areas. yuck! i hate that and to my surprise this makeup stayed put and just lovely! I'll have to stock up. I'm looking forward to seeing how it will stay put in the summer. Will update later. UPDATE: Ive had this powder for a few months now and i use it when my skin is having a bad day and it saves me! as for the oil control i think it could have some better oil control but i use a mattifying moisturizer and I'm good. Thats all. :)