Eye Makeup Remover -Mary Kay - Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover
leenybeeny 9/9/2012 8:14:00 PM
Best eye makeup remover ever! It's so silky, gets off all my makeup and doesn't leave a film on my skin.
Lotions/ Creams -Aveda - All-Sensitive Body Formula (Oil)
leenybeeny 12/3/2008 11:16:00 AM
I am in love with this oil. It can be used all over the body, but I have been using it on my very senstive face. I started using ProActiv and my skin dried out terribly. Since adding this to my routine, my skin has become so smooth and soft. It is essentially Jojoba Oil and antioxidants. Though I don't know if the antioxidants stay viable in the clear bottle. It does not make my skin oily whatsoever. It sinks right in. I actually put my regular moisturizer on top of this once it has absorbed. It is colour and fragrance free which is an added bonus.
I have been using the 3 step system for about two weeks now and my skin has not looked this good in two years. I started breaking out in my late 20's and it has been getting worse. I only get pimples on my chin and around my nose, and only used to get them when I was getting my period. But recently, they have been a constant issue. I have very dry, sensitive skin, so the first week of using this, my skin was very flakey. I have altered how I use it a bit and now my skin looks and feels wonderful. I only use the cleanser and toner at night. In the morning, I use gentler products. I use the lotion both morning and night if I have pimples ONLY on my shin and nose. I use my regular moisturizer everywhere else. When my skin cleared up, I started using the lotion only at night and it has kept the pimples at bay.
I have read so many mixed reviews on this product, and while I always swore that Avon's mascara's are the best, this one is amazing as well! The brush is quite chunky as others have mentioned and I can see this being an issue for those with smaller eyes. Mine are pretty round and large, so the brush size doesn't bother me. I find this goes on without clumps, builds great volume and stays on very well. It does take a little extra work with eye makeup remover to get it off. I have also tried it overtop of MAC's lash primer and WOW. Talk about thick lashes! I really love this and would definitely buy it again. it is about twice the price of Avon's SuperFull which I love as well.. but it does have just little bit more oomph to convince me to spend the $.
This is a very neutral colour that pretty well just looks like my own skintone. I am bewteen NC30 and NC40. It does have a very soft and silky texture. The only time I tend to reach for it is when I am blending browns and want to soften the look.
This is a wonderful neutral lipstick that seems to work well on most skintones. It has a very creamy texture that keeps my lips feeling moisturized. It can be very versatile depending what liner you wear it with as well. You can make it more on the warm side by pairing it with Spice, and the cooler side by pairing it with Plum.
This is a lovely dark plum colour that looks beautiful as a liner. I cannot use this colour alone on the lid as it can give me that "bruised" kind of look, but when layered over a neutral, or a pale pink, it is can be used in the outer corners or the crease. I especially love this as a liner when I am doing pink or purple looks and want something softer than a black.
I really love this product, especially for it's versatility. The shades are wonderful and very easy to find one that matches any skinton (in my experience). When applied as a concealer, it is not too heavy or cakey, so it really covers marks and dark circles without causing creases or a cakey buildup. This can also be used over large areas. Mixed with a little moisturizer, it can also double as a foundation which is great for makeup artists who don't want the expense of buying full size foundations in many colours. And because it is a liquid-cream, it is very easy to mix to get just the right shade when needed. I generally apply this differently depending on where I am using it. For under my own eyes, I use my finger. For the face, I use a sponge or the 187 brush spritzed with Fix + or mixed with moisturizer. For blemishes or areas that need more coverage, I use a concealer brush and tap it on until the area has been covered and there are no lines left visible.
These wipes are really good for prepping the face when I am about to do someone's makeup. It will get rid of any little leftover foundation or eye makeup they have on. However, I cannot use these as daily makeup removers. They are too dry to take off all of my makeup and I find that I need a foaming cleanser to get a really good clean feeling. They do also have a tendancy to dry out quickly, so it would be nice if they came in packaging that had a better seal. They are also good if I just don't have the energy to do my full face routine at night before bed. It's better than nothing, but definitely not a really good "clean".
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-liner Gel in Waveline
leenybeeny 7/8/2008 1:42:00 PM
I really love the fuildlines and Waveline is a really great dark blue. I am always changing the colour of my liner as I get bored of basic black or brown. I love the fluidlines especilly because I can get a look similar to a liquid liner, that is *much* easier to apply! The only reason I give this a 4 and not a 5 is because the fluidlines do have a tendancy to dry out faster than I can use them up. However, that being said, I may only use a particular colour once every few weeks, so for the every day user, they would not have chance to dry up.
Vanilla was one of my first MAC shadows and I love it. It can be applied with a light hand for a nice neutral wash, or over a paint it can be very opaque and make a beautiful base. It is also really nice for blending colours together or lightening up a dark look. It is an off white, more on the pink side with barely there sparkle. Definitely a must have IMHO.
As a makeup artist, I love this foundation for weddings and photoshoots. I apply with a sponge on well prepped skin and then spritz my 187 brush with fix + to blend it all in evenly. It leaves the skin with a very flawless finish. You do have to be careful of some shades that can go orangey, but it is a matter of finding the one that is right for you. For every day wear, unless you have very normal skin, I do find this can be a bit heavy. You can always mix it with a moisturizer to thin it out. But for a night on the town, or a special occasion, this really does the job of making skin look beautiful.
This is a really smooth, lovely cream that can be worn alone or under foundation to give a nice glow to the skin. It may be a bit too pink for some skintones. I wish MAC would come out with one that has golden shimmer!
I really like this cream, but for the cost, it's just not worth it IMHO. You can buy moisturizers at a much better price that do the job just as well. Also, I am not a fan of the packaging. It is not portable at all.
This is a beautiful every day lipcolour. I always grab this one when I am not sure what to wear. It is also wonderful when doing a dramatic eye to just give a little bit of colour and shimmer to my lips. And of course, the proceeds go to a good cause!