This is a good concealer, but for the price I expected it to be long wearing. Its has light-medium coverage that is easy to blend & comes in a varied shade range. I use it for blemishes/freckles. Besides the fading throughout the day it does the job. I won't repurchase because I can find something less expensive & of the same quality.
Powder -Cover FX - Powder FX Mineral Powder Foundation
keia1113 11/27/2012 12:05:00 PM
They reformulated the shades so I decided to try it out. I am around a nc 42 in mac & was matched to G60 which is perfect. It is long lasting on my oily skin and provides medium coverage and doesn't have a powder finish. I have very acne prone skin, and am sensitive to most foundations which is why i decided to try cover fx since they are non acnegenic. I have experienced no breakouts while using this. I love this powder.
Lip Treatments -Maybelline - Baby Lips lip balm in Grape Vine
keia1113 11/27/2012 12:01:00 PM
I get no lip tint from this, because my lips are pigmented, which is disappointing but I find it very moisturizing. It has a very slippery feel on the lips and doesn't have the waxy feeling most lip balms have. I use this as a lip balm under lip glosses and am satisfied and will buy again.
I just want to clarify something based on the below comments. Natural Fx refers to the coverage and finish of the foundation NOT the ingredients. Natural ingredients especially plant based ones tend to be irritating to sensitive and acne prone skin and since cover fx brand caters to this skin type and is by a dermatologist it wouldn't contain those potential plant based irritants. M60 is a great match for my nc42 skin. The coverage is light to meduim. The product consistency is not runny but not thick either. Without a powder the finish is dewy. I always set with a translucent powder. I have very oily skin and it last about five hours before it starts to fade on my oilier spots. Touch ups with powder are needed every 5 hrs to blot oil. No breakouts with this. It is formulated without acne irritants. The cons are the price, its expensive and the fact it doesn't control oil well. But this foundation is marketed toward dry sensitive skin.
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Mega Plush
keia1113 10/19/2012 12:04:00 PM
This is a very wet formula which I don't mind but it did nothing for my lashes. No volume at all. I also had some smudges on my eyelids throughout the day so if you have oily lids its something to be taken into consideration. The color blackest black isn't that dark either. On the good side, it does leave the lashes with a glossy shine, didnt flake, and the packaging was pretty.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium Dark
keia1113 8/30/2012 10:54:00 PM
Im an nc42 in mac. This is an okay light coverage powder. I wore it alone as a like a light powder. I dont see whats special about it and i didnt notice a finish any different that drugstore powders like loreal true match. This breaks me out like crazy but i can see it working as a setting powder for other girls or as a light coverage powder. I find this to be an okay product i just dont understand all the hype. I wouldnt repurchase because it breaks me out
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Philips Milk of Magnesia
keia1113 7/10/2012 10:55:00 AM
Works well for me as a primer. I have extremely oily skin & this product mattifies it. Ive been using for over a month and havent experienced any breakouts or irritation. If your skin isnt super oily this may be drying. It also can leave a white residue on ur skin but i apply my powder right ontop and it erases the white residue issues.
I like how this foundation performs, it stays on all day and reduces how oily my skin appears. I just cannot find a shade to match my skin tone. I was matched to sand 19, I am a nc42. I found it to be too dark and red. This shade is suppose to be neutral but leans very pink/red, and there isn't a medium tan shade with true yellow undertones in the line. Besides not finding a match, I think this is a good foundation for oily skin girls who can find a match.
HG product. Keeps makeup looking like it was freshly applied. It smells like peppermint and does make skin feel tight after spraying, but it lives up to its claim, and is affordable.
Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - CURLS Curl Souffle
keia1113 3/22/2012 3:26:00 PM
I wish i could give this 3.5 stars. I have a mix of 3c & 4a curls and this is a decent moisturizer. For my hair texture I wouldnt categorize this as heavy duty. Its also too light for winter months when my hair gets dry. It has the consistency of a creme or thick lotion, and smells like vanilla cupcakes. it mixes well with gels and the other products I use in my hair. I do feel its expensive for the amount of product you get, considering girls with thicker textures need to use more product so the jar will go quickly.
Loose Powders -Black Opal - Invisible Oil Blocking Powder
keia1113 3/15/2012 3:03:00 PM
I like this product. This powder is truly translucent as it doesn't leave behind any ashyness. Even on my very oily skin, it manages to keep me matte for 5 hours. I only wear liquid foundations when taking pictures & i use this to set it. I dont experience any white casts or alter my foundation shade in any way.
Foundations -Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full-Coverage Foundation SPF 15
keia1113 1/30/2012 4:28:00 PM
Im an NC 42 and I purchased this in tan was the closest match. The shade is suppose to be golden/yellow base but looks more neutral The texture is creamy/mousse like, and I would describe the coverage as light to medium. Not full at all. My complaints are even with clay as an ingredient, this isnt great at absorbing oil. Also this doesnt last anywhere near 12hours, it lasted 5 hours maxium. I also think the shade selection is limited & leans neutral. I like the concept and the ingredients and I havent experienced any breakouts with this. I probably wouldnt repurchase this because for the price, I would expect it to live up to its claim of being longwearing and full coverage
This is one of my favorite bbw scents. Its a light clean floral, fruity scent(rasberry) scent. The rasberry note sticks out more on this to me than anything else. I also get a hint of clean laundry/a soapy scent from it. I owned sweet pea in the past and I dont think these smell anything alike. Carried away is not as sweet or strong as sweet pea. Sweet pea is very sweet, and carried away leans more toward the berry fruit side. My only gripe is the perfume doesnt last any longer than the body mist and has the same smell intensity. The packaging is really pretty.
I like this mascara. For me it gives more length than volume. As others have said this is very liquidity but i dont find it too much of a problem. It doesnt smudge on me either. Does it give me the look of falsies? no. but its still a dramatic mascara.
I love this color. Gives me a very natural looking glow. It also has lasting power.