This is the perfect base for a brown smokey look. Most of the time I wear it alone, which is something I can't say for most of my other paintpots. It's really easy to blend and goes on smooth.
This is an amazing mascara. It makes my lashes longer and thicker, without the smudging and flaking that comes with other mascaras. I originally kept looking for it at Ulta, but they always seemed to be out. I finally decided to look at Rite Aid and found it there for $6. I will definitely repurchase.
Foundations -Urban Decay - Surreal Skin Mineral Makeup
jthiara 7/2/2009 5:55:00 PM
I love this foundation! My skin looks and feels great! I don't use the puff that comes with the bottle. I just use my Everyday Minerals flat top brush and it applies evenly. I've always been hesitant to use mineral makeup because I felt that it wouldn't be enough coverage. UD covers up all of my flaws and dark marks without looking caked on. To cover up a more noticable blemish, I just use a small concealer brush and dab a little extra on that spot. I've been using this makeup for about a year and a half now and have actually seen an improvement in my skin! I don't get oily in the middle of the day like I did when I would use a liquid foundation. Overall, I love this makeup and will continue to re-purchase!
Blush -MAC - Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Flirt and Tease
jthiara 6/24/2009 3:59:00 PM
This is a very pretty plummy color with some shimmer, but definitely not over the top. It's unlike any other color I have, so it stands out in that aspect. A light swipe with my 188 brush gives the perfect plummy glow to my cheeks.
This is a very sweet smelling perfume. The first time I smelled it, I absolutely hated it. But I sprayed on a sample anyway, and found myself loving it througout the day. I bought the full size bottle and love it. A little bit definitely goes a long way...2 sprays should be sufficient.
This lipgloss is from the Naked Honey collection. It's a really pretty peachy golden color with a little bit of shimmer, that would look good on all skin tones. I wore it with MAC's Ravishing lipstick and it looked gorgeous...the perfect peachy look.
Scrubs -Dermalogica - AGE Smart multivitamin thermafoliant
jthiara 6/10/2009 5:44:00 PM
Wow, this stuff is amazing! My face is so soft after I use it and even looks brighter. I love how it warms up on the skin right away. I've only used it a handful of times, but I really like it. It's definitely a little on the pricey side at $48 (got it from Ulta), but I think it'll last quite awhile. It's really worth it in my opinion.
Highlighters -Bobbi Brown - Shimmer Brick Compact Copper Diamond
jthiara 6/10/2009 5:03:00 PM
I got this at a CCO for $28, and I am so glad I bought it! It gives just the perfect amount of glow, without looking glittery at all. I think it's a LE product, but I just saw it on the BB website, so I guess it's still available. It's my first shimmer brick, but I'm definitely looking forward to trying more out!
Gorgeous vibrant purple lipstick that definitely seemes to brighten up my face. I think this is a color that almost everyone can pull off, but looks really good on olive skin or darker. I don't think there is another color out there that looks anything like this. It look a little scary in the tube, but it doesn't come on as dark as it looks. I'm so glad I was able to purchase this off MAC's regular website.
This a very sheer purple gloss with blue sparkles. It looks gorgeous over any purple/lilac/magenta lipstick. It's a bit pricey for a lipgloss though.
I've been using this for years; it really does add lots of volume to my fine, limp hair. I don't think it's the best volumizer out there, but it does work though. It can be little sticky at times.
I LOVE this mascara. I've been using this for years, and have tried many others . But somehow I always find myself going back to this one, wondering why I ever changed mascaras. This mascara makes my lashes so long and thick. I haven't found another that can top this one yet. Based on the reviews here, it looks like it doesn't work the same for everyone, but if you have never tried it, it's worth giving a shot.
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle
jthiara 5/10/2009 7:40:00 PM
This is a very pretty highlighter. It doesn't have much color, if any at all, but adds the perfect glow to my skin. Just a little on my cheek bones and on the bridge of my nose does the trick. I've heard some people say it's too glittery, but I haven't had that problem yet.
I like this powder. I use just a tiny amount to set my foundation, and it gives my skin that flawless look with a bit of a glow. The packaging isn't the best--too much product comes up to the top. Definitely not travel friendly either.
This is a very pretty golden bronze color. I apply this with a light hand and it gives just a nice, subtle glow to the skin.