Primer/ Corrector -Pixi - Flawless and Poreless Primer
ktann916 10/18/2012 3:28:00 PM
I still on the fence with this one... I do love that it doesn't have that slick, oily feel to it. Instead it absorbs right in and I think it does a good job of keeping my foundation on well. However, I wish it kept me more matte which is what I really wanted. My face still gets pretty oily mid day. I originally went to get sonia Kashuk's mattifying primer, but it was sold out. Not only there but in every target in my city. I think that's saying something... and it's almost half the price. I'll finish my pixi primer, but I wouldn't re-buy it. Especially for the price tag of nearly 30 bucks!
A continual drugstore buy for me. While I change my mind all the time with shadows, I never mess with my liner. And this is the best for the price! it glides on smooth, but it's not so soft that it just smudges all over. I get that perfect, thin pencil line every time. and it has a smudger for those who like a soft smokey look. I have fair skin and darker blonde hair so I get the color "spiced chocolate" because I think a dark brown is softer than black for me. But it lasts all day, and works great!
The best brow powder ever! I've tried quite a few, including pencils (not for me) and I love how absolutely natural but full my brows look after I apply this. And I also love how long it lasts. My daughter spilled half of it out and it still lasted me a year. This brow powder is a daily staple in my everyday makeup, and it REALLY makes a difference with my eyes.
THE WORST! matte should be code for cakey and non blending. My lips aren't dry or cracked, but this made them look disgusting. gross! I really wanted it to work too, because I loved the nude color I got. oh well.. at least it was cheap.
Primer/ Corrector -E.L.F. - Mineral Infused Face Primer
ktann916 10/18/2012 3:07:00 PM
Not a fan. My skin is oily/combination, and this does not help the problem. It supposed to feel silky, but it just feels oily to me and it made my face look even oilier throughout the day. not a good product for me, but maybe better for someone with dry to normal skin.
This is just the best for the price, hands down. After buying a million cleansers my whole life, trying to decide if i'm oily, dry or combo skin, this has been the kindest and worked the best. It works well to remove makeup, but doesn't harshly strip your face from natural oils. After a long span of clear skin (including pregnancy and the year after) my skin broke out like crazy when I stopped nursing. I tried a "Sensitive acne line" and my face dried out horribly. I went back to my trusty purpose cleanser and my skin is starting calm down. I think the small bottle is around 4 bucks, and lasts for quite a while. Not fancy, no frills, just gentle and works well. And no drying soaps added. love!
Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - Loose Setting Powder - Translucent
ktann916 10/18/2012 2:50:00 PM
This is one of my personal favorites from LM so far. A makeup artist I know told me to take a fan brush, swirl it around in just a tiny bit of of the setting powder and lightly sweep it over my cheeks, nose, forehead, etc. A little goes a long way! And while I'm still trying to decide if I like my creme foundation or return it for the tinted moisturizer,this product is a keeper! And I know it will last a very long time.