Treatments -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
jenja536 5/22/2013 1:32:00 AM
This is a truly amazing product. I have been using it consistently for 2 weeks now and there is a significant difference in my skin. My skin seems to have normalized; less oil during the day, soft and supple, and pores appear smaller. I am a fan and will continue to purchase this until it does me wrong.
This provides such a beautiful hue of pink on my NC42 skin tone. There is no visible shimmer. One of my faves.
Tinted Moisturizer -Sonia Kashuk - Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 (tube)
jenja536 5/18/2013 1:15:00 AM
It's sitting in my foundation/tinted moisturizer box and has literally been untouched for months. I look at it time and again and once in awhile will give it a try. But I am always left feeling like I should have never put it on. I don't get why it's labeled radiant...because in it's meager attempt of advertising, this does not make me feel radiant. It leaves my skin feeling oily, oxidizes every time I put it on, and just sort of just sits on the skin. What makes it worse is that I feel it on my skin. It feels almost like sunscreen. That sticky feeling I don't like. Definitely would not repurchase and I have not thrown it out yet because I feel so guilty for wasting my money.
For years, I resisted purchasing this trying to avoid the hype. I thought to myself..what's the big deal? It's a sponge. How different can it be from those sponge wedges I can buy from CVS or walmart? It is truly something special people. It diffuses the liquid foundation to a natural finish while keeping the coverage. It's pretty awesome. I try to take good care of it because it's so expensive. It's difficult to wash even with the beauty blender soap.
Concealers -Urban Decay - 24/7 Concealer Pencil (all)
jenja536 5/18/2013 12:10:00 AM
NC42 and I use the shade DOD. Decent coverage, creamy, very easy to apply. Only negative about this is that it needs to be sharpened and a lot is wasted from it. They should manufacture the packaging to have a twist bottom like Loreal's concealer stick.
NC42 and Shade 200 Warm beige is a perfect match. Sheer but buildable coverage. Nice for weekend wear for casual outings. Find that it does not stay for more than 5 hours even when at work in air conditioning. Would likely not purchase again.
My favorite of all MAC foundations. MAC NC42 and I use 5.0 in matchmaster. Never looks cakey even after building and provides medium coverage. Stays for an entire workday. Would definitely purchase again.
Primer/ Corrector -Too Faced - Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
jenja536 5/1/2013 1:10:00 AM
I'm rotating between a few primers and I have been reaching for this more frequently than the others. It does a great job creating a smooth surface prior to applying my foundation. It is not the best at keeping my t-zone matte, especially during humid days but it does keep my foundation on for the sometimes 10-12 hour work day.
Foundations -Cover Girl - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
jenja536 2/22/2013 2:11:00 AM
NC 42 = Golden Tan Seriously worth the hype people. I've been using it for 4 days straight and I usually alternate my foundations. Lasting power is exceptional. It dries down to a matte finish. Although it says there is a primer built in, I still use a primer under. Medium with buildable full coverage. I find that I don't need to use much concealer when using this foundation. Another plus is this comes with a pump. Has not broken me out. Just make sure you do a thorough job of washing it all off at night.
I am so impressed with these polishes that I purchased three colors from this line. I will likely buy more if I come across colors that catch my eye. These truly last longer than regular nail polishes I use and each coat is so pigmented.
Liquid -L'Oreal - Visible Lift Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Makeup
jenja536 11/20/2012 10:34:00 PM
NC42 and I wear Sun Beige in this foundation. I don't reach for this foundation very often because there is a feeling of heaviness of the foundation on my skin. It is a medium buildable coverage. I use 1/2 to 1 pump and this is sufficient for me. It dries matte and the longevity of wear is admirable.
I have not used Freeman products since I was in high school. I decided to give it a try after watching a youtube video. There were obvious improvements made over the years I have not used it because I now think it's a fairly decent product. I use this once a week and notice an improvement in the clarity of my skin right after use.
Foundations -Stila - Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer
jenja536 10/21/2012 3:40:00 AM
I'm still not quite sure how I feel about this foundation. I used it a total of 3 times and I haven't been impressed with this foundation. I'm still debating whether or not I should return it. What I like about it: Great color match for me. I am an NC42 in MAC and the color Caramel suits my skin tone well. Long lasting. What I don't like: The brush is useless as a foundation brush. It could be used for other purposes if you wish to keep it. I think I may be able to use it for contour chiseling under my cheekbones with creme products. My pores on my cheeks are visible. What I'm not sure about: I can feel the foundation on my face. The coverage is a bit heavier than what I wear on a day to day basis. This may be better suited for evening wear personally. I've tried to apply this 3 different ways. Flat dome brush, stippling brush, damp sponge. Of the three, the stippling brush method garnered the best results. I still want to give this foundation a try but I just find it more and more difficult to convince myself to keep it. It shouldn't be this hard to make a foundation look good on you.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational - Totally Toffee
jenja536 12/8/2011 12:57:00 PM
Definitely my favorite nude lip color to go to now days. I carry this around with me everywhere. I can't believe I have found a drugstore lipstick that I have no problems with. It's not drying, it goes on almost satin-y. Perfect nude color for woman in the NC40-NC42 range. I would definitely buy this product again.
I love everything about it including the smell. I've been using this as more of a highlighter on my cheek bones and pair it with a matte blush. I've been using it everyday and I am so in love with the smell. I sniff it just because. This reminds me of MAC's Shell Pearl beauty powder but this is more peachy tinged. I am glad there is a lot of product because I plan on using this frequently.