This is a decent replacement for MAC's all-time great blush Strada that was inexplicably discontinued, but ---- it's not quite the same. A good browny-pink shade for fair skin, but a bit too pinky for me. Still hoping Strada will come back ...
This is my HG styling product, it makes hair so shiny and silky. The only downsides are the caps on the bottles I've purchased have had a tendency to crack and leak, and as other reviewers have suggested, a little goes a long way; so it can be easy to overdo it and go a bit greasy. But with my long hair my margin of error is bigger and I've rarely had a problem. A great product!
I've spend way too much time and money trying to find a better gentle eye makeup remover out there and it took me years to realize nothing works as good or feels as good as this classic mom and grandma used. Gets every speck of makeup off without tugging and leaves skin soft.
This is a fantastic product, that gives my skin a smooth pallate for putting on makeup. It zeroes out my shine and makes my pores appear so much smaller! Definitely like the tube more than the compact.
Tinted Moisturizer -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Enhancer SPF 20
jen0farc 1/10/2012 6:36:00 PM
This is a great everyday product that gives you just a touch more coverage than the typical tinted moisturizer. I consider it for my uses more of a light-coverage foundation than a moisturizer. I find myself going to it more lately when layers of moisturizer and primer feel heavier --- with this you just need the one product and you're good to go. The downside is this thing can streak and be tough to blend, and like many Neutrogena products, can go on uneven and "balls up" on my face.
This is a great foundation when you need all-over coverage that stays all day long. I've tried other foundations that just don't stick, and my oily skin drinks it up within a few hours. This one went the distance and the coverage gives your skin that perfect base. Cons are the texture can be a little hard to blend and the variety of colors isn't as extensive as I would like, unlike the truematch line. I use this for special occasions and picture times/
Lip Gloss -Burt's Bees - Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers - Raisin
jen0farc 1/10/2012 6:24:00 PM
Agree with other reviewers that the color is a bit intense and bright. Would possibly work for nighttime, but I like my lipbalms to be of the "put on without a mirror in a pinch and go" variety, so one with this saturated a color just doesn't work for me. Love the product, just not the color.
This is a holy grail product for me. I love the light texture, the yummy scent, and how well it moisturizes without feeling gloppy or waxy or gooey or sticky. I never go anywhere without one in my pocket or my purse or my car. (Or all three!) May it never, ever, ever be discontinued!
Tinted Moisturizer -Olay - Definity Color Recapture with SPF 15
jen0farc 7/29/2011 10:44:00 PM
While I was generally pretty happy with this product, I don't think I'm going to buy it again because I believe there are better tinted moisturizers out there. The texture was a little thick and as some other reveiwers noted, it can streak and ball a bit when it's warm out. The color is also a bit off, not quite as orangey as others found, but it's not the best either. I didn't see any changes in my skin after using it for a few months, so I can't say it's particularly skin-improving. One of my favorite things about this product is the unique tube/bottle/whatever disguises its liquidity. Which means I can toss it in my carry-on bag by itself and leave more room for other liquids in my ziplock when I go through airport security. So I'm keeping it around for travel but am hunting for a better product to use at home.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers - Champagne
jen0farc 7/29/2011 10:39:00 PM
This is a great pearly shimmery eye color, I use it all the time for highlights or just a great evening look! Great texture and consistency. I've finished it off twice and will keep buying more!
I'm usually a dark lip color girl, but my makeup artist used this on me for my wedding and I fell in love! A perfect nude shade, nice texture. I didn't find it particularly long-lasting, but what lipstick truly is?
I came on here to review this product and was devastated to learn its been discontinued!! Such a great color and I love the non-sticky, smooth texture, and of course that tingle and that great hint of mint. I'm glad I bought several handfuls when they were on sale. Hopefully one of their new shades is comparable to this great reddish-rusty-brown.
I agree with the reviewer who says this is more like a sunscreen than a moisturizer. Its ever so slightly heavy texture makes it feel a lot like a sunscreen, and then when you jump in the pool and it runs into your eyes and starts stinging, you DEFINITELY know its a sunscreen! That doesn't mean it's a terrible product, it blends well and isn't that offensive. It's just a little too oily for my skin and will be trying something a little lighter in the future.
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
jen0farc 7/29/2011 10:27:00 PM
This is a good moisturizer with a nice light texture, and the touch of shimmer is very subtle. I would not buy it again because I think it is too pricey for what it is and there are better value SPF 30 moisturizers out there.