I don't like this stuff. It comes out whiteish gray (which is sort of cool) and then turns..... orangey. I got the lightest shade but it was way off color from my fair skin. It seems like a tinted moisturizer, but turns out to be worse. It provides little coverage. I'm pretty sure the cheapest foundation at the store works better than this. I have loved most other Almay products I've tried so I was suprised at my dissapointment.
I'm on my second tube of this now, but I definitely don't wear it every day. This mascara is perfect for the first 4 uses. After that it gets very dry and I have to put on at least 3 coats. For people that like dryer mascaras, you will love this. It defines and separates beautifully, but I just don't have the time or patience it requires.
This is a good basic pressed powder. I like it slightly better than covergirl pressed powder because maybelline seems easier to apply. It sticks to the pad well and I can just pat it on.
Mascara -Rimmel - Volume Flash The Max in Extreme Black 003
ila80 7/17/2012 11:06:00 AM
This mascara really does add tons of volume to my lashes. The formula is a good consistency and doesn't have a weird odor. It lengthens, too. The reason I gave only a three is because you cant wear it unless you live in Arizona. If it is even the least bit humid out my lashes get droopy and the mascara so easily runs. Wearing in the rain is a complete no-no. I probably won't buy it again but I said yes because it would work wonders for those that really need it.
Shampoo -Dove - Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Shampoo
ila80 7/16/2012 11:56:00 PM
This shampoo and conditioner paired are very moisturizing and strengthening. Great for the dry winter months when I use my straightener nearly every day. I really like the smell. It is clean and refreshing. Not darn fruity and floral like most seem to be. Takes a long time to rinse out but that is good if extreme moisturization is needed. I am using Clear now because I've found it to be slightly better all-around. Dove definitely got my hair back on track. I would recommend this to anyone, especially those with damaged hair. Works better than all salon brands I've tried. #1- Clear. #2- Dove.
I am sure that for some people Garnier shampoos and conditioners are great. I am not one of those people. I extremely dislike this brand. It makes my hair greasy faster than most. It makes my head really itchy with extended use. I want to like it because it is better for the earth and no harsh stuff, but it just makes my hair bleach. I have tried it two different times and both were not successful. Also, the smell is bad. Too fruity and floral. Doesn't smell like clean hair. I do like the Sleek and Shine leave in conditioner. It is good to use when comming in from the ocean and hair is dry. Smell is still not desirable.
Cleansers -Biore - Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser
ila80 7/16/2012 11:21:00 PM
I have an oily forehead and chin but dry cheeks and nose. I have been using this cleanser for two weeks and I really like it. Not love it though. It is quite gloopy and doesn't have the best smell. BUT it has evened out my skin. A little bit goes a long way. A third of a pump is enough for my face. It lather s up very nicely. I will be buying again.
Liquid -Rimmel - Stay Matte + SkinPure Complex Clarifying Matte Foundation
ila80 7/16/2012 11:30:00 AM
This foundation really does keep me matte. That's about the only good thing. The shade I got was a little too dark when applied even though it looked light in the tube. It doesn't cover very well. My dark marks were still visible, even with a couple of coats.
Not a very good mascara. It turns my lashes into three large sticks, even with just one coat. The night brush is way too big. It is impossible to do my left eye or any other precision applicating. The consistency is too sticky. I won't be buying this again.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Illuminance Creme Shadow Quad - 750 Twilight
ila80 7/16/2012 10:24:00 AM
I love the Colors on this pallet! I have fair skin and they really made my eyes pop. The problem is that even with a primer, the stuff creased in 15 minutes. Not a good pick for a humid day. Keep trying Revlon!
Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy
ila80 7/16/2012 2:19:00 AM
On day 10 and my hair is much softer. Easier to work with. I got the Strong Lengths. It is inexpensive for the quality. It smells a lot better than my salon brand and has a better... texture(?). Most salon brands seem to dry out my hair, so I switched to Dove for a while. I loved Dove products but found that they left my hair with lots of residue. My hair would get greasy very fast. Clear is just as moisturizing but my hair seems clean and fresh for the whole day. No complaints. Will definitely buy again. Clear is off to a great start.
BB Cream -Maybelline - Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
ila80 7/16/2012 2:00:00 AM
Love it!!! This will be a wonderful addition to your makeup bag. It is great for summer. Very light and airy. When out and about in the heat, I forget I'm wearing makeup... until I look in a mirror and see that my face looks perfect! 30 SPF is wonderful, too. It is so easy to slap on in the morning when I'm in a hurry. There is no skill required to apply. Covers everything I need it to. I got the lightest shade but I debated in the store if I should go one darker. I'm glad I picked the lightest because it's just right.
Concealers -Cover Girl - COVERGIRL FRESH COMPLEXION CONCEALER
ila80 7/16/2012 1:37:00 AM
My biggest complaint is the smell. It is nauseating. Chemical-ly and chalk-ey. The coverage is good. The formula is thicker than other concealers I've used. It is hard to blend in, but definitely covers.
I really liked this mascara! It is not my favorote, but high on the list. Pros: Very lengthening and volumizing. Builds easily to go from natural to intense looks. Just clumpy enough to work with. Thick formula. Very big brush. Versatile, good for travel when packing light. Nice all-around mascara. Cons: Doesn't actually help lashes grow. Dries out fast. 3 weeks tops with daily use.
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Mega Plush
ila80 7/16/2012 1:01:00 AM
This mascara is Not amazing. It fades and loses intensity throughout the day. Flakes off. The flexible brush claim is just a gimmick. It does bend but only if you apply your mascara with more force than most people. The gel mousse formula is very liquidy. At least it does not clump. I would reccommend it to people that have long lashes to start with. I won't buy this again but it does depend on what you like.