Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - Buxom Lips - Samantha
hemigirl 8/10/2012 4:06:00 PM
I just purchased the Samantha Smokey Eye Set and this full size gloss was included. I absolutely LOVE this lip gloss! It smells wonderful, it's smooth, beautiful shine and color, not too sticky, is perfect by itself or over a nude lipstick....the list goes on! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this gloss!
I just purchased this product and was anxious to try it out based on several positive reviews on You Tube. I have super oily skin and have been on the search for a good mattifier/moisturizer. This is a great product! I gave it a perfect 5 because nothing will ever really COMPLETELY "cure" oily skin and the shininess those of us with oily skin experience everyday BUT it did the best job of any product I have tried before. Literally, I didn't have to use a blotting paper until 5pm after a long day at work. That has NEVER happened to me! I usually blot 4-5 times a day using 3-4 blotting papers each time - YIKES THAT'S OILY!!! This is a great moisturizer and mattifier - really gives a great balance of moisture and shine/oil control all day. It is pricey but for those that experience oily skin everyday - it is well worth it!
Eyeliner -Ulta - ULTA Extreme Wear Gel Liner in Primetime (Black)
hemigirl 7/21/2012 8:20:00 PM
Today was my first time using this eyeliner and I wore it on a day when I would be outside in the Texas heat to really give it a run for it's money. :) I applied it with the ELF angled eyeliner brush and it went on smooth and perfectly BLACK. It was easy to apply it just where I wanted it and really filled in my upper lashline. In terms of wearability - it was hands down fantastic! I have the oiliest skin ever and on tap of that I was outside in 95 degree heat all day at a party and this liner never budged! It didn't melt, smear, transfer...NOTHING. It is truly amazing!
Lots of reviews on MoM but this has worked so well for me I just had to write one too! Today was the first time I have used MoM as a face primer and WOW - what a difference! I have super oily skin - within an hour of of puttining on my makeup I'm a greasy mess! The way I used it: Wash my face, apply my Neutrogena Combination Skin Oil Free Moisturizer then used a cotton square to apply the MoM like a toner. I used a very light layer and I did not see any white chalkiness at all (as some have mentioned). The trick is to use very little product and just lightly sweep it on. Allow to dry then apply your makeup. In the air conditioning (it's summer and I live in Texas) part of the day and in and out of the car doing some shopping the other part of the day, I was totally matte the entire time (9 hours). Amazing! I have NEVER been matte more than an hour since I started wearing makeup many years ago. Highly recommended!
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Morning Burst Facial Cleanser
hemigirl 7/11/2012 7:31:00 PM
I just purchased this product a week ago and really like it so far. I have very oil skin so every morning and evening it's important that I wash and de-oil my face. lol I have been a committed Clinique Oily Formula 3-Step product user for years and tried this cleanser to see if I could use a cheaper product. I am happy to report that I find no difference between my trusty Clinique cleanser and this product. Nice texture, not too drying and the beads are a nice touch for exfoliation. It also is true to its claim that it will wake you up in the morning! It's got a nice cooling feeling to it that I really like!
I bought this foundation after watching several You Tube videos of reviews for foundation for very oily skin. The foundation was also boasted as a long-lasting foundation. I have used the foundation for just a week and have made these observations: - This foundation DOES stay in place all day long! - It does a decent job of controlling oil but not a GREAT job - It is a buildable foundation and will give you true full coverage - Takes a few minutes to dry but dries to a very smooth finish - Packaging is not great (glass bottle). It would be better with a pump! - Doesn't require a lot of product - a little goes a long way I would purchase this make-up again. Hope this helps!