Maybe I got a bad one, but mine constantly sheds on me. When I first opened the pouch, it immediately started shedding. After I washed it the first time, I thought it would stop shedding, but 10 or so hairs would fall out every time I flipped through the bristles. It really is a nice plush brush, but it sheds like no other.
I have tried my fair share of oil control products, both powder and not, and only one thing comes close to this and it's a rather thick mask. I normally get oily 2 hours after I apply makeup, and this powder keeps me oil-free for at least 4 hours. It's the only powder I've tried that keeps my foundation from sliding off my face. I'm looking at you, Maybelline Dream Matte Powder. The packaging is sleek, but I would appreciate a bigger mirror instead of the tiny one that comes with most MAC compacts.
Foundations -Unlisted Brand - Lucy Minerals Foundation
hyeminnie 3/14/2011 3:46:00 PM
I've been using this foundation for several months and there are times when I really like it, and others when I absolutely despise it. This is one of those days. I put the foundation on in the morning like usual and it starts separating the second I buff it on. It, for some reason, doesn't want to evenly cover my nose and it's so noticeable that I have to remove my foundation and start over. After several hours, it also settles into pores and gives my skin a spotted look. Another issue I have with Lucy Minerals is that there is an extremely limited foundation spectrum. I found that Cream was the closest match, but too light, and the next shade up, Creamy Bisque, was too orange. I have tried mixing Cream, Creamy Bisque, Creamy Olive, Bisque, Shell Beige, Golden Medium, and have yet to find a shade that is a good match. They all turn a shade of orange on my skin. This foundation does have coverage and ingredients working for it, but I hate that it just does not stay on my skin.
I found a pretty decent match with sand beige, and I wore it for about a week until I got these small, but very noticable bumps across and down my cheek, and even more bumps on my chin. I've never in my life had a breakout this horrible, and I can say that the only thing I changed was switching from mineral foundation to this stuff. It's a decent product (disregarding the breakout), nothing really good about it, but it's alright. I have very oily skin and when I put this on in the morning, I can feel it rubbing off maybe 3 hours later even with a powder on top. It has full coverage, so that's a plus, but the bottle has no pump, making it hard to work with.
I bought two a couple months ago and I've had no problems until now. I use it mainly with my mineral foundation and every time I apply it, the brush just eats up so much powder and I barely get the coverage I used to get. The other problem is inconsistency with the bristles. One of the brush heads is larger than the other and the larger one was cut so poorly, the bristles are uneven and you can see the grooves where the bristles dip in. Overall, not a bad brush, but not something I'd buy again.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit
hyeminnie 3/21/2010 2:00:00 AM
I admit at first, I was drawn to the packaging, (which I now think is completely unnecessary and bulky) but I'm loving the formulation. I've tried my share of lip balms, from Kiss of Moisture to all kinds of Blistex, and none of them moisturizes nearly as well as EOS. Usually other balms wear off after a couple hours and leave my lips with a weird slick, but this one really keeps them moisturized and soft.
Primer/ Corrector -Korres - Silicone-Free Face Primer
hyeminnie 12/25/2009 9:33:00 PM
I got a sample of this with my recent Sephora order since the full-size primer is just too pricey for me. I put this on under my mineral makeup and I can honestly say this works so much better for me than Photofinish or the ELF studio primer. Since this is more of a cream than a gel, it doesn't accentuate those dry patches that appear in the winter. I've noticed little to no mattifying properties, but I haven't been able to find a primer that does that for me; I just use a setting powder. My only problems with this is the price and the odd scent. It smells like citrus, and I don't particularly like that smell.
Love this primer! I'm more of a mineral eyeshadow wearer, and have major troubles with smudging, but when I use this, even dry mineral shadows keep on for my 6+ hours on campus. Even my pencil eyeliner doesn't transfer to my bottom lashline when I use this.
Absolutely terrible. Thankfully, I got this as a free sample or else I would be upset I wasted my money on this. The bristles on the wand are more like giant rubber spikes, and that means a lot of product gets on each spike and onto my lashes. Meaning, it clumps horribly. Do not waste your money.
I also can't believe the negative reviews of this mascara. I have very short and sparse lashes, and have tried other mascaras like Clinique, and they don't work as well. This holds my curls (fairly well), lengthens and volumizes. It also doesn't really clump and looks natural. My only problem is that it does flake, though minimally.
I bought this lip balm because I need another as I ran out of Nivea. I've tried Blistex before, and thought this was good as well. The first maybe 5 times I used it, it was very hard to put on, but after a few uses it's become easier to work with. Now, this isn't as moisturizing as Nivea, but it's decent, and a lot cheaper. It also lasts about 5x longer, an smell and taste delicious. I just don't really like the packaging, but the SPF is a definite plus.
I bought one in dark and one in medium, and honestly they look almost identical. I'm Korean with black hair, so the color doesn't look natural. It's just a dark brown. I would buy another if the dark was actually "dark."
Makeup Brushes -Everyday Minerals - Eye Kabuki Brush
hyeminnie 7/9/2009 9:15:00 PM
I absolutely love this brush! It's soft, yet firm enough to hold onto minerals, and blend it out. I originally bought one to use for my undereye concealer, but now I'm going to get a few more for contouring my nose, and one to use like a concealer brush. I find this more effective because it doesn't just pack on concealer like a flat brush; it really buffs it out.
I received a sample of this, and never really bothered to try it out until just recently. I wear a mix of Light Medium and Light Martian in EDM, and this blends perfectly for me. It's strange; I read it you need to use a light hand with this, but I can slap this on, blend and it won't show up through my foundation. I don't use this as much as my PMUP (HG concealer/primer), but I certainly won't hesitate to reach for it.
Concealers -Everyday Minerals - lavender concealer
hyeminnie 7/5/2009 4:22:00 AM
I received a tip from another EDM-er about how this concealer is perfect to get rid of oxidizing blushes, and it works! After my foundation I just layer this on lightly on my cheeks, apply my blush, and the color stays true the day out.