Tinted Moisturizer -Sonia Kashuk - Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
jaconway89 8/17/2012 2:28:00 AM
This must have been reformulated because this has really good reviews up until recently. When I used this I really liked the finish and coverage. However, It made me breakout in cystic acne within the day. Will not be using this again.
Tinted Moisturizer -NARS - Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
jaconway89 8/17/2012 2:26:00 AM
I got a sample of this at sephora and tried it out. Loved the finish and how natural it looked! I am not sure of the lasting power though because I broke out within a couple hours. It has Algae Extract which is supposedly a highly comodegenic ingrediant. Unfortunately I cannot use this =(
I cannot believe I didnt know about this before! Such an easy and quick way to use an all natural mask! I use with honey and sometimes aspirin to help with my problem skin. I noticed an immediate difference after washing off. Makes my skin look brighter and makes it really smooth. Love this!
I use this to remove my face and eye makeup. I rub it on my dry face and remove it with a cotton ball then I use my cleanser. I also use it to add to any moisturizer when I need that extra boost of moisture! This product is so versitile it can be used for pretty much anything! Def going to be keeping this in my skin care routine.
Mascara -Maybelline - Illegal Length Fiber Extensions
jaconway89 8/17/2012 2:17:00 AM
I have very short and blonde lashes so when I have no mascara on it looks like I dont have any! Most mascaras make my lashes look scarce and even worse than having nothing on. Illegal Length mascara makes my lashes look fuller and adds a ton of length! I switch between this one and Maybelline Stilletos, I am not sure which one I like better because they feel the same to me.
Foundations -Unlisted Brand - Glo-minerals Pressed Base
jaconway89 8/17/2012 2:13:00 AM
I love love love this powder! I started using it after my facialist recommended it to me. I have very sensitive and prone to breakouts. This powder has very good coverage and does not look cakey like MAC studio fix. It is also good for your skin! I usually use some concealer on tough spots and brush over this powder and its flawless! If you have problem skin I definitly recommend this makeup line. Also, they have a very good skin care line as well that I love called Glotherapeutics.
I love this mascara! I am not sure why there are so many bad reviews. I have REALLY blonde eyelashes and not that long either. This mascara lengthens really well. You cannot reapply after it is dry or else it will clump (It even says that on the packaging). Just do layers while it is still wet. The only downside of this mascara is that it is really hard to remove but I also use the waterproof version so that is probably a big part of it. Overall, it is the best mascara I have found.
I rated this a 5 because of the results. My skin was pretty horrible so I bought this and after about a month of consistent use, I am 99% acne free! The only downside of this is that when I put it on my face my eyes burn even though I dont apply it close to my eyes.( I have sensitive eyes). However after about a minute it subsides. Dries out skin also ( its supposed to) so make sure to use a good moisturizer.
I used this for quite sometime because of all the good reviews. It didn't do anything special in regards to my liquid foundation. I could not tell a difference from when I wore the primer and when I didn't. This also made my break out a little. I recently switched to Hourglass primer and I can't believe I wasted all that time using this mediocre primer, Smashbox. Hourglass is way better!
EDIT: AFTER A FEW WEEKS OF USE, I THOUGHT IT LOOKED TOO CAKEY AND IT MADE ME BREAK OUT REALLY BAD. I WENT BACK TO LANCOME'S TIENT IDOLE. LOOKS MUCH MORE NATURAL! Love this foundation! Switched from Lancome's Tient Idole to Estee Lauder and I am so glad I did. Makes my skin look flawless and lasts all day. No need for touch ups! Only thing I can complain about is the packaging. I wish it was a pump!
Primer/ Corrector -Hourglass - Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
jaconway89 5/17/2012 2:55:00 AM
I love this primer! I've used Smashbox photofinish light for the longest time and decided to venture out to a new primer. Sephora recommended this primer because it is great for acne-prone and sensitive skin. My foundation lasts all day without any touch ups needed.