This was very sticky and did not do much for frizz or smoothing. It did smell yummy but there are better drugstore products. I think I will try the Coconut serum from this brand next.
This is a drugstore gem! I ran out of the expensive concealer I usually use for undereyes (Benefit or LM), and grabbed this on a whim. WOW, this stuff covers great and doesn't crease. Such a quality product for $4! I will absolutely purchase this again!
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Paris Amour
jse23 8/17/2011 11:01:00 PM
Absolutely love this! It's sweet, floral, feminine and perfect for everyday. It seemed unique, not the run of the mill BBW scent. I adore it (bought the body spray in 2 sizes and the lotion... great free gift too!) Definitely a winner in my book.
I just bought the body spray and I LOVE this scent! It reminds me of Victoria's Secret Sexy Little Things Noir, and also a little bit of Aquolina Pink Sugar (but much more "mature," not so straight up candy scented). It's floral but also sweet, and perfect for everyday. Love this and really impressed by BBW.
The TF Natural Eye Kit is my number one, go-to eye shadow palette. I use every single color because they are all so wearable. The formula is wonderful, smooth and pigmented. You can create a natural day look (I use the matte cream shade all over, with Silk Teddy on the lid and the shimmery brown in the crease. You can do multiple smokey eye looks with this too- it's perfect because it's so versatile. Definitely a must!
I have been wearing this foundation for about 5 months, and it is a remarkable foundation. I have fair, oily t-zone skin, and I am always looking for a foundation that not only matches my skintone but also does not make me greasy. This does both- the coverage is excellent, medium-buildable, and this does impart a nice glow to the skin, not leaving it too dull and matte. Mont Blanc is the PERFECT shade for my skin, I don't think I have ever had a better color match. I apply this by pouring some out onto the top of my hand and apply with a skunk brush (great finish this way). I use primer underneath and set with powder, and I do touch up with powder two or so times a day, but its worth it. I think I might try a different primer to help control oil better, but overall, and excellent foundation. Although it is expensive I will continue to buy this great product!
Liquid -L'Oreal - Visible Lift Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Makeup
jse23 8/7/2010 11:50:00 AM
I am really enjoying this foundation! I bought it after hearing some good reviews, but I am a college student who doesn't need "age reversing" properties so I was curious to see how this would work. First, the color Classic Ivory matched my skin PERFECTLY. The consistency is so creamy, not too liquid-y at all. I applied with my fingers and the coverage is great! This definitely has a natural finish, not matte but a satiny-glowy natural look. It doesn't wear off with a primer and finishing powder. This is a great drugstore foundation, I hope this will become an HG! ETA: I do like thgis foundation but it is not HG for me. It's more coevrage than I need and a little too heavy for me. But for those who need a medium coverage fndn, this would be great!
This was such a great find. MAC All That Glitters is one of my favorite eyeshadows, but I just couldn't afford to repurchase. After browsing through the NYX reviews on here, I saw that Champagne is supposed to be a dupe for ATG. I bought it at Ulta and WOW. Beautiful, beautiful color, great formula, so soft and buttery. I absolutely love this and will definitely rebuy!
This concealer pot is perfect for me! The undereye concealer is amazing, it doesn't crease and applies beautifully. It has a slight yellow tone to counteract the color of dark circles. The other side for blemishes has a harder consistency that I find can be difficult to work with; I use a small brush to apply this one. The powder is very finely milled, and sets the undereye concealer wonderfully. Overall, a good price for all the product you get!
I have been wearing this foundation in Cool 3 for about a month, so I think I'm able to write an honest review. This MMU is great for oily skin- it dies not melt or rub off, which is my biggest problem with foundations. The color selection is great, and Cool 2 is perfect for me in the winter months. I like that this feels light on, and my skin can breath while wearing this. This is the best mineral makeup I have ever used and will continue to purchase this! My only problem is that the cap of my foundation does not screw on all the way; the tracks don't seem to line up properly.
Liquid -Bobbi Brown - Natural Finish- Long Lasting Foundation SPF 15 [DISCONTINUED]
jse23 4/20/2010 6:11:00 PM
I've been wearing this foundation for two weeks, and I've decided that I really like it. My match is Cool Beige, which was reccomended to me by MUA because it's one of the colors that will suit a fair cool-toned girl like myself. This foundation applies like a dream, a cushy liquid with good coverage. I would say buildable light-to-medium. I still use a bit of concealer on acne spots and under my eyes. This is really good for my oily skin- it does not wear off (which is huge for my- my old fndn, Dior Nude, wore off on my oily nose). I use a silicone primer because this does not last with a water-based one. This doesn't oxidise or melt off on me. I apply with my fingers, which gets way better results than with a brush. I did not like this at first, but take some time to test it different ways and you will probably really like it! The price is ridiculous though, it was hard for me to fork over so much money for 1 oz of makeup. ETA: Did not last long during the summer months on my skin. Melted off easily- not good for oily skin!
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lipstick in Rosy Nude
jse23 4/11/2010 8:09:00 AM
My favorite, HG natural MLBB lipstick. Makes me look so pulled together! This color is a wearable rosy shade that is so flattering on my fair skin. Will definitely repurchase!
Tinted Moisturizer -Smashbox - Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
jse23 3/21/2010 5:38:00 PM
I am very pleasantly surprised by this tinted moisturizer! It doesn't melt off my oily skin- it actually stays quite natural looking, with a semi matte finish under powder. The color Luminous is a good match on my fair skin. Love this for warmer months because it doesn't get cakey or need often powder touch-ups! ETA: Melted off my skin :( And was a little too yellow for my cool undertones.
For some reason I did not realize this was waterproof. I didn't want a WP mascara but this is decent for that purpose, it gives some volume and does not come off (obviously). I wish that it was labeled as waterproof though!
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - LIFE IS PINK. HOPE (BLUE)
jse23 2/27/2010 12:39:00 PM
Very springy! I like this a lot, although it *slightly* reminds me of something in their Secret Garden collection although I can't place which one. I might buy the body spray or rollerball though, I really liked how fresh it smells!