I love this blush! It's perfect for my fair complexion and skintone. Lasts all day and you only need a bit so it lasts forever. Just don't drop it!! You can place a little for a flush or a lot for a doll-look. I've gotten nothing but compliments with this blush. It's my go-to no-thinking blush. The mirror is a little unnecessary though.
This mascara is a great price for what it does. I like the brush- (it's meant to be twisted out, if just pulled out it WILL be clumpy--!) It's like a wetter version of Dior Show. It doesn't flake and is a really nice jet black. My issue with it is that it doesn't stick well to my bottom lashes. I prefer Lancome mascaras though because of this issue.
I loveee this brush. It's absolutely worth the money. If I lost it today I would definetly pick another one up. Doesn't shed at all and is the perfect texture. You can make thin lines and be very precise with the long handled brush.
I understand how to use this product, but if you are a very oily girl like me, blotting papers will work better for you. You want something to soak up the oil, not to put more on top of it. However; I have used this underneith of my makeup and it works well to mattify that way. I have used my fingers before to do so. You can't really do this on top of a mattifying primer though, or else the combination of the two pill off, which is why I have stopped using this. I think this would be a great product for men or a girl who doesn't wear makeup and experiences oilyness.
I love the formulation, but hate the brush. I find this is best applied on top of an existing mascara. When applied by itself it gets messy and ends up in my eyes which makes them water. Smashbox says their mascaras are okay for sensitive eyes, but something about them makes my eyes water.
I'm pretty luke warm about this product. The concept it cool, but I would rather control the colour of your lips. It does moisturize, but I find the texture to be a little strange. It feels a little silicone-like.
I hate this mascara. It flakes horribly.
It's okay. I use it if I want to be quick because it's creamy and spreads easily. I've used better primers though. This primer is better than no primers. I think this would be nice for a lady with wrinkly lids because it does smooth over lines quite nicely.
I really love this primer for my skin. My only beef with it is that it takes me two pumps to cover my small face rather than one that the regular primer covers. It feels so fresh on my skin and makes an incredible difference in pore size, makeup wear and oilyness. It has a cult following for a reason!
The first time you open this pen and use it you will love it; it has an incredibly fine tipped point. If you don't use it though regularly, you will open it one day and notice it dried out. This has happened 2 times for me. Once I understood, but the second time really frustrated me. I will not buy this again. You can only really do one line with it though; you can't build on a dried line or else it gets chunky.
Foundations -Smashbox - High Definition Healthy FX Foundation
illume 8/4/2011 8:55:00 PM
Smashbox has definetly reformulated this foundation. It has a lot more coverage and looks so natural. This foundation looks incredible on the skin, but the wear for my very oily skin could be better. I would definetly recommend this to normal to dry skinned girls.
I was super excited to try this mascara but it was a bit dissapointing for me. It wasn't overly volumizing; it does non-clumpily build volume coat by coat, but its lengthening nature does create those 'tips' for my lashes. I think after about of month of using this mascara it will thicken up for me to my liking. I do love the scent like the previous reviewer mentioned. Feels super soft on the lashes.
Concealers -Smashbox - Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
illume 3/6/2011 10:41:00 PM
I know that there is a lot of hate for this product, but for myself I quite like it. It's best applied under a powder and over top of a foundation to illuminate that area. I like how it's not thick and doesn't crease up in my lines. It isn't a concealer, it is a brightener for that area. You get a lot of use out of a single tube too. Very light feeling and refreshing. It kind of globs up in the screw tube, which is a down side; packaging could be better.
Mascara -Lancome - Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Mascara
illume 3/6/2011 10:29:00 PM
This is probably my favourite mascara. I have tried all the Lancome mascaras and many other luxury brands and I find I gravitate towards this one the most. I have rather long but straight lashes, and this mascara deposits even amounts of mascara in 2 easy swipes. I like the fuller and almost false looking type of lashes, and this mascara evenly fans out your lashes. I wear glasses, so I find with many mascaras they flake one me. This one is no exception. I really don't mind anymore though, since I place L'Extrem or and of MAC's mascaras on top to lenthen and seal the mascara in. I also should add that I use the Oscillation Cils Booster in it which definetly helps with volume and the full nature of the lashes. This mascara lasts a long time too and doesn't dry out, which is great.
Liquid -Christian Dior - DiorSkin Forever Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup SPF
illume 3/6/2011 10:05:00 PM
This is truly a lovely foundation. It blends incredibly well on your face and looks quite naturaly with a medium-full coverage. It's SPF of 25 is an added feature in it as well. It looked great on my face for the first 4 hours, but after that it really didn't wear well for me. I have very oily skin and I found it melted off. I wanted to love this foundation, and it was so close to being perfect for me. I also broke it's glass container; I know glass gives the feeling of luxury and it WAS my fault, but the possibility is always there. I probably would buy this foundation again.