I first used this about three years ago, used it daily until I started to try other moisturizers. Now that I have other moisturizers, I forget how good this is. When I used this once in a while, I just realize how amazing this cream is and fall in love again. I wear this over my toner and a light-weight lotion. This moisturizes my skin veryyy well, and makes my makeup go on very nicely. I use the one with SPF 15 so it's nice to know my skin is protected. This smells lovely and the packaging is so pretty! The only thing I dont like is how you have to dip your finger in it.
Highlighters -Rimmel - Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch
graceeunhyeso 4/19/2013 8:59:00 PM
I got two of the shimmer touch at walmart for less than $5 each. The shades I have are 002 Radiant Rose and 004 Shimmering Sand. Ive tried the Wake Me Up's concealer and loved it, and I wanted to try more from the line. And these shimmer touch highlighters are just so amazing! It is pigmented but not over powering. It has small glitter particles that dont look jouvenile. I like to use my fingers to apply these and a little goes a long way. I use 004 Shimmering Sand on the bridge of my nose, forehead and chin, and use 002 Radiant rose on my cheek bones and I honestly think I look gorgeous with them on my face, yaknow ;)
MY HOLY GRAIL MASCARA! Ive always used and loved the Sephora atomic black mascara but sadly it got discontinued. So I tried tons of mascaras to find the one tha I like. I tried so many, and this telescopic carbon black is the bestttt. I no longer search for mascaras now. This is it. I have thin and straight lashes, and they are pretty long. I look for a mascara that cam hold my curl and give me volume. This mascara holds my curl very well and builds up to a nice volume. I like the brush because it gets every lash. I apply 3 coats of this mascara and let dry for a bit (not too dry) then I hold the curl with my fingers to kind of mold it in a curl that I want. And it stays in that curl all day! The only thing I dont like is how it gets all over my lids when I apply. Its annoying to have to wipe away with q-tip every morning when im in a hurry. Despite that, I love the look it gives me
Self Tanners -Banana Boat - Sunless Tanning Creme - Deep Dark
graceeunhyeso 4/19/2013 12:36:00 PM
I love being tan in the summer and I have pretty fair skin far from tan. I wanted a tan ASAP because I just waned it real bad quickly! Ive used self tanners befor but found nothing that I liked so I decided to try other self tanners. I saw that this banana boat self tanner had good reviews so I decided to try it. I exfoliated my skin, and put this self tanner on all over. I liked that it was tinted and the smell was actually okay at first. I woke up the next morning and the tan looked nice in the dark. So I thought it was ok and I wore shorts outside and BAAAAAM. oompa loompa. I looked soooooooooooo orange in natural lighting. I was soo embarrassed I went home and changed to longer pants and long sleeves. I was very disappointed because it didnt work for me. But my husband's skin tone is fairly tan(not too tan not too pale, but still tan?). He wanted to even out his skin tone because he had weird tan spots. So I put it on him, and he did not look orange at all! He got a natural looking color from it! So I wouldnt recommend this to fair skinned people, but would reccommend for a litte tanner skin tones who want a bit more of a tanned glow.
I got this on a whim because ive never tried any of rimmel's wakemeup line before, and it was super cheap! (Around $4-5) I wasnt expecting much at first but woww, its an amazing concealer. I usually use makeup forever full cover concealer but I find that its sometimes too pigmented and thick. It was hard to get a "no makeup" look with it. But the wake me up concealer is so light and liquidy yet gives decent coverage so it looks like I have nothing on. I like to put this concealer over all my blemishes and scarring, let sit for about a minute and then dab with my finger tips then finish off with some translucent powder. Im a nc15/20 and I use the shade 2
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Rosewater by Heritage Products
graceeunhyeso 4/19/2013 12:09:00 PM
I love love love this so much. Ive always wanted to try rose water but it was hard to find just rosewater witout other junk in it. I saw this at a natural grocer and bought it without a doubt. And its amazing! My face is almost always pink/red and I have acne scarring. I think I saw my redness fade a little after just a week of using this product. I spray it day and night, about 10 spritz each time (quite a lot) It feels sooo refreshing and smells like heaven. Im gonna keep purchasing, because I wamt to calm my red face forever
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - The Porefessional
graceeunhyeso 3/22/2013 3:22:00 PM
I have tried so many foundation primers, and nothing worked for me. So I have gave up on primers because I thought that maybe primers just dont make a differnce on my skin. Then I tried this porefessional because I had beauty insider points to use. And this made me realize what all primers should do to a skin. This makes my skin so smooth and hides my pores well. It makes my foundation last longer too. I took one lippie off because this doesnt hide my pores for too long.
Primer/ Corrector -Laura Mercier - Foundation Primer
graceeunhyeso 3/22/2013 3:17:00 PM
I hate this primer. This does nothing for your skin at all. And the packaging sucks. Save your money and time, id rather use no primer than put more layer on my skin that doesnt do any good
This looked good when I first applied it. It volumized and separated my lashes very well. But this weighed my lashes down so much that my lashes werent even curled just after about two hours. And this smudged on me. I havr never used a mascara that smudged on me like this one. Gave it to my sister because it worked for her. Maybe it just didnt work with my lashes. I wouldnt recommend this to people with thin and straight lashes
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF45
graceeunhyeso 3/22/2013 3:10:00 PM
Best sunscreen, ever. I break out so easily so it has always been such a hard time finding a sunscreen that wont break me out amd has high protection. This never broke me out, I like the texture and the finish it leaves my skin. I feel like this sunscreen primes my skin as well. My makeup goes on so smoothly over this sunscreen The only thing I dont like is that it burns my eyes like !#&!*. I also apply this to my husbands face and he likes it as well My forever sunscreeeen♥
Powder -Rimmel - Stay Matte Pressed Powder - Transparent 001
graceeunhyeso 3/16/2013 2:21:00 AM
This really keeps me matte. Not all day, but enough to notice that this helps with oiliness. This sets my concealer very well and gives my face a brighter look. I use a matte foundation so I dont put this over it daily, but I use this powder when im only wearing sunscreen and/or concealer. I know the packaging is not the most secure thing on earth, but I dont have a problem with it. Just keep it in a small flat pocket (?) inside your purse instead of your loose makeup bag.
Concealers -Make Up For Ever - Full Cover Concealer
graceeunhyeso 3/15/2013 3:22:00 AM
I cannot live without this concealer. This hides my acne scarring perfectly. It blends so nicely over my foundation or even just over my moisturizer. I have the shade 5 which is a perfect match for my NC15-20 skin with super yellowy undertone. This stays put all day and the packaging allows for you to control the exact amout you need. This stuff is lasting me a super long time. I got this last june (or july, idk) and it is nowMarch and this tube seems almost half full. So the price is sooooo worth it. I apply the tiniest dot on my finger and just tap on my scarring until blended and build up coverage if I need more. I dont even wanna try out a other concealer because this is so great.
Loose Powders -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Loose Powder
graceeunhyeso 3/15/2013 3:12:00 AM
This was just a total waste of money. It does. Nothinggggggg for my skin. It doesnt make my makeup last any longer, it doesnt make my pores look smaller, and it doesnt control my oil. I expected a lot more out of thks product considering the price of it. But then since I have it and I dont want to throw it away and it doesnt make things worse, I still use it occasionally when I feel all fancy and just wanna play around with makeup lol Would not repurchase this, ever.
Makeup Brushes -Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman - Expert Face Brush
graceeunhyeso 3/15/2013 3:08:00 AM
UHH MAZING STUFF. this is hands down wayyyyy better than all my mac brushes I have used. This never sheds, is soft, and it makes my foundation go on my face so gracefully. I just sweep my liquid foundation very softly with this brush towards the direction of my facial hair growth. I find that buffing with pressure on the hands just take off the makeup. So you have to be super lughthanded unless you have perfect skin and dont need to cover anything. This also works well as a brush to apply bronzer and highlight. This is the first and my only real techniques brush, I should try using other brushes too.
I freakin loveee this cream! Even though I have oily skin, I still need to hydrate my skin. This hydrates my skin beautifulllyyyyyyy. I use this all over my face and neck at night and when I wake up, my face is baby soft. Since im oily, thick creams doesnt work for me during the day under my makeup so I dont really use this in the morning. But I occasionally get dry patches during winter and thats when I use this cream during the day. And when I do, my makeup goes on soooo smoothly. This is love.