Eye Shadow -Catrice - Made to Stay Long Lasting Eyeshadow
hestels 11/22/2012 7:04:00 AM
I beg you to please buy this product! This is for me the best eyeshadow I have ever tried and I am extremely picky when it comes to eyeshadow. The pigmentation is great, it lasts a lifetimes and the finish is so beautiful, you apply it and it immediately looks great. And this does really stay a lifetime. I have never seen this crease or anything and for me, really stays longer than any other eyeshadow, no matter what brand it is. When I saw this at the end of a long day my jaw just dropped. I might sound overreacting a little bit but I really love this product. And for this price you can't really go wrong either. Writing this review makes me want to put this on right now. This is one of these products that when I swatch it, stay on my hand for a really long time even when I wash my hands.
This shade of color is my favorite for everyday eyeshadow. So I was hoping that this would be a high quality product that I could use every day. However, I am just not that into it. I find the pigmentation disappointing which is strange because all of my other MAC pigments do great. Plus the fallout is just annoying though I have yet to use this wet like the other reviews suggested.
I love this!! Works great for me. I have already bought this product again several times. On regular days it never fails me. The only negative thing is the packaging, I wish it didn't come in a jar. As of the fragrance, doesn't bother me at all. I notice that this products works because it kind of gets 'hard and dry'. You have to let it dry a little bit. Therefor I notice when you just bought a new one it's a little less dry and works less, if you just bought this and it doesn't really work for you, try waiting a little bit longer so it gets a little harder and it works better for me. On the other hand, when you almost run out it gets so hard it is almost impossible to use but this is only at the very end. In general, I love this and it costs me only 6 euros in Holland which I find nothing for this great product.
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
hestels 11/22/2012 6:51:00 AM
I don't know why but this doesn't really od it for me. I was always using ArtDeco eyeshadow base which is much cheaper but I love love love love that. Only sometimes after a long day I would have some creasing. So I thought if I try the hyped eyeshadow primers I might get an even better result. So far, not really. I was expecting great results but I already have creasing after a few hours. I hope this might change because for some strange reason very often when I first try out products it doesn't work for me and then after a while it suddenly works a lot better, so I am hoping the magic will happen and I will start to love it. If this happens I will edit the review but so far it doesn't really do anything for me although I wish I could give this a great review.
I love the colors in this palette, they are nudes, which I love but they still seem somewhat original in my opinion. It's true what they all say, you can do a lot with this. I miss a good highlighter though. I have a fair skin tone so I prefer much lighter highlighters than the palette has, they don't really function as highlighters for me. I was jumping with joy when I got this together with the first naked palette and although the shades are nice the pigmentation is not as great as i expected, especially on the mattes I was sort of disappointed. Also, the eyeshadow doesn't last any better than my other eyeshadows. I am still in love with this though and it has a special place in my stash though I expected more of it because of all the hype.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
hestels 2/7/2009 4:28:00 AM
This just feels like a plain lotion. This just does nothing for my skin. After 3 days of using the 3 steps my ski was just dry and red. Step 2 really dries out my skin and this lotion does not fix that. However, this did not made my skin very oily like other users mentioned. I my t zone is pretty oily but this lotion did not make it worse. It just didn't moisturize my dry skin.
I'm sure this does what it says, exfoliating. But this is just pure hell on my skin. My skin is constantly switching between combination-dry and combination oily. This burns my face like hell, it even burns in my eyes (and no I did not use this around the eye area). I was kind of expecting this because when opening the bottle I already smelled a strong alcohol smell. This really makes my skin dry and then the step 3 is not good enough to fix it. Makes the clinique 3 steps a not so good system for me. Sadly, because I expected so much from it.
I don't know what to think of this mascara. Sometimes when I just applied it, it looks amazing but it seems to weigh my lashes down and by the end of the day nothing seems to be left of the effect. And I really don't get why sometimes I get this amazing lashes, but sometimes it just doesn't do anything. I do love this brush. The brush and comb work perfect together and it applies easily. I just don't get perfectlashes from this mascara. I won't repurchase and start looking again for a perfect mascara.
I was looking for a subtle matte bronzer and this seemed perfect on the site. Now i am not one of the palest people in the world but I am definitely pale but this just doesn't show up on my face, doesn't even give warmth to my face. When I brush on a truckload I see it a little. But no I don't like this. Might use for lightning other blushes as mentioned in other reviews.
Powder -Everyday Minerals - Foundation - Intensive formula [DISCONTINUED]
hestels 12/23/2008 10:21:00 AM
I was a bit disappointed with the semi-matte formula I ordered before, I barely got coverage from that. The intensive formula fixes that problem for me. Feels soft on my skin, great coverage. I found my perfect shade, it looks so natural and I don't believe there is a skintone they don't have a shade for.
I got a sample from this online because i had been looking for a perfect highlighter/ light color. I love this color, as it's not too white and it goes well with all of my eyeshadows and is the perfect highlighter. I'm definitely going to buy the full package when i run out of the sample.
I was looking for a reddish lipgloss for christmas. Someone recommended this to me on MUA. It's cheap so I wasn't hesistant on buying this. I am a bit disappointed that this isn't as red as I expected. On my lips it looks more like a really dark pink, but I really wanted a red shade. I barely ever use lipgloss because it just looks 'too much' on me so I don't have a lot of experience with lipgloss. I quite like this product because it's not sticky and I don't get this weird taste in my mouth. It doesn't last very long though. I might buy this again, in different shades too, because this seems perfect for one like me who barely uses lipgloss.
Blush -Milani - Minerals Blush - 203 - Mai Tai [DISCONTINUED]
hestels 11/25/2008 12:16:00 PM
This is a very good quality blush. It looks quite dark and I was afraid that it would look too dark on my fair skin. But if I apply just the right amount it looks very natural on me. The color lasts a long time which I miss in most blushes. I prefer my blush with shimmer though and this one doesn't seem to have any. It's a great product but I don't think it's a color that I will be using a lot so that's why I won't buy it again.
Great eye shadow, with quite a lot of pigment! I got amazing color off kleancolor eye shadow and it lasts pretty long. I also love the shimmer in these eyeshadows. Some eyeshadows have some shimmer in it but then it looks more matte after a few hours, this shimmer lasts all the way. Would definitely buy again. cons: there is powder all over the place that my brush doesn't pick up.
I have horrible under-eye circles, mostly by heritage. This didn't cover my under-eye circles like I expected. I have fair skin and edm says it's for fair to light skin, I expected it to be perfect for me. This just slightly covered things and it didn't blend well with my foundation, so you could clearly see I put some stuff under my eyes.