HG bronzer here!!!! I am super fair skinned and I have NEVER found a bronzer that was light enough and cool-toned enough to not look crazy on my light skin. This stuff is fantastic! Definitely only for those with cool toned skin because it does give a light greyish cast, but it looks so natural on my skin. I use this to contour my nose and face (on my cheeks and temples) and I honestly cannot live without this now! Will repurchase for life!
This is an alright primer. I don't really have a problem with making my makeup last all day so I just use primer to minimize my large pores and help my foundation go on smoothly in the winter when I'm super dry. This primer did make my makeup go on more smoothly, but it did nothing to help my pores look smaller. I actually think it exaggerated the size of them around my nose and cheeks, which is why I won't be repurchasing.
I use this product to help cover up any blemishes and more prominent acne scars. This is one of my HG concealers because it is so light. I have this in CW01 Porcelain and it is the ONLY concealer I have ever found at the drugstore that is as light as my skin. It blends really well (I like to use my beauty blender for concealer) and lasts all day. This product is really great if you're super fair and can't find concealers light enough to match your skin tone! Only complaint is that sometimes I'll try to remove the cap and the inner part of the cap won't come off with the black exterior.
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles
jackiii18 2/4/2013 9:43:00 AM
I absolutely love this concealer. I don't use it under my eyes because it creases on me but it works really well around my nose! I get really red around my nose and this concealer completely cancels it out and the applicator works really well for really getting into the angles of your nose. Blends flawlessly and lasts all day when set with a powder! It also lasts forever for me because I only use it around my nose. I've had this product since July and use it everyday around my nose and still have about a third left! Only problem is that the last one I owned before repurchasing was defective. The twist up mechanism stopped working so I couldn't get any product into the sponge. I wound up having to take the top off and transfer it into a lot of jar which made me lose a lot of product. Other than this glitch, LOVE this product and I absolutely recommend it!
This is a really terrific setting powder! I like to use this over my foundation because it's a little too dark for me. I'm extremely fair skinned so after using my foundation I put this on top and it sets my foundation and balances out the darker shade of my foundation. It's also extremely finely milled so it doesn't like cakey or make my skin look dry at all. This would be my HG if it had a little more coverage, but it's still definitely a staple for me! Packaging is sleek and compact like everything else from the Elf Studio Line. At only $3 it's definitely worth trying out.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup
jackiii18 2/4/2013 9:36:00 AM
Love this product for when it's dry and cold out!! Definitely my favorite foundation for the winter! It goes on flawlessly and is very buildable. I think it applies best using a beauty blender. It definitely gives a dewy finish so it's great for those with dry skin. I can't use this foundation during the summer because I get more oily, but it's a must for the winter! The packaging is fantastic. Love love love foundations with pumps! It also hasn't made me breakout which is fabulous. Only complaint is that I wish it came in a lighter cool color. I'm extremely fair skinned and the lightest shade is a tad too dark, but I just adjust with powder and carrying it down onto my neck.
Primer/ Corrector -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Primer Skin Transformer
jackiii18 1/17/2013 4:48:00 PM
I have repurchased this product 3 times now and it is definitely my HG primer! I have very dry skin in the winter so I have a lot of trouble getting my foundation to apply smoothly even after using a heavy moisturizer. This stuff makes my foundation go on so easily and last all day and it gives me a great glow, even when I use powder! I have hyperpigmentation in my skin and a lot of redness, and I don't find that the pink tint makes that any worse. Also, it does go on with a little bit of shimmer/sparkle but after applying foundation you can't see that at all. It also makes my makeup last all day! I think the longest I've had my makeup on with this was maybe 16 hours and it still looked flawless! I wouldn't recommend this for people with oily skin or for the summer months, but for dry skin this stuff is amazing! ***Packaging is also good because it's in a tube. Only problem is that a lot of the product gets stuck at the top. When I'm at the end I like to cut the top off so I can get to the product that's stuck. This usually gets me an extra 7days of primer!