- I love this creme foundation. I think it's better than my higher end Dior and MUFE foundations. - Lightweight. I don't feel like i'm wearing foundation. - Can double up as concealer. not much needed to cover up spots. - This foundation is very pigmented. A little will go a long way. - USE A BEAUTY BLENDER!!! The dampness of the beauty blender will sheer out the foundation and the foundation will blend into your skin effortlessly. Using a brush is good too but I'm lazy and just dip my BB right into the pot. I know that's not the cleanest way to apply foundation, but I'm the only one using it, so I don't care. - Great for oily skin people. This foundation will last all day. I always use a primer, but really...i don't think you need a primer with this. -I'm an NC 40 and i use this in Natural Tan for reference. Perfect match! My only gripe is that i wish it had a bit more yellow undertones. COME ON REVLON!!! READ OUR FEEDBACK!!! Not everyone is pink or neutral! Will buy again!!! But when?? IDK because this jar is going to last me forever!! and it's only .8 fl. oz (not the usual 1 fl oz)
MY HG HG HG HG HG HG HG HG eyeliner!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's better than l'oreal lineur intense, maybelline stiletto liner, and revlon liquid liner (because of the felt tip applicator). I still like the formulation of the revlon better but the applicator of the revlon is too stiff and works no where better than the milani eye tech extreme. I'm so glad that i discovered this through youtube. It was only $4.99 at target, and next them when i'm at target, i'm going to buy the entire stock. My only gripe is that i wished it was more matte looking like the revlon, but it's not too much of a big deal. I love how the tip is so pointy. Easy cat eye for beginners. It's waterproof too, so that's a bonus! However, it was easy to scrub off though but that's okay. It's strong enough to not smudge with watery eyes, but is easy enough to wash off with a little scrubbing. Nice job milani!
i'll make this short. Sharpening this crap is horrible!! It breaks off when I sharpen it. Texture isnt even worth a penny. Horrible waxy feel. filling in my eyebrows with a light hand = no color pay off. Filling in my eyebrows with medium pressure = streaky and too much color and wax. horrible!!!!!!!!!
Do I like this product? Why? - Yes, I found that it smooths out fine lines and blurs the skin to make it look more flawless. Texture? Light/airy feel. It has silicone in it, so it's almost like a foundation and primer in one. Shade? I'm an NC 37-40. I got the shade Natural Beight 06 and it's perfect for me however....(read below). Oxidize? YES. I have combination skin, but as of right now I have really dry skin. This foundation does oxidize on me and FAST. I would say after 15 minutes on my face, I see that my face got more orange. I like the texture and flawless look it gives me, so I will buy a shade 04 and mix it with 06 and hopefully the foundation will oxidize to my perfect shade. BTW, 04 was wayyy too light for me, but 05 was wayy too orange. 06 is perfect, but that darn oxidation killed it. Lasting power? I think it lasts ~4 hours maybe a bit more. I put powder over it...so my judgement may be a bit off. I haven't tried it without putting a setting powder over it. Would I buy this again? Maybe, if I get the foundation to match me after it oxidizes.
Primer/ Corrector -Revlon - PhotoReady Perfecting Primer (color 001)
lilac819 3/14/2012 6:51:00 PM
MUST READ!!! (update below) There are a few reviews before me that mentioned that this primer does not contain silicone. So that caught my attention and I went out and bought it. I hate the feel of silicone on my face, because it feels heavy. Before I bought it, I couldn't find the ingredient label until I sat in my car. The peel-off-sticker at the bottom of the bottle has the list of ingredients on it. The FIRST ingredient is DIMETHICONE (one type of many silicones). For all you people that said, "I love this primer so much because it does NOT contain silicone, and it doesn't break me out." blah blah blah.....well SURPRISE!!! Dimethicone IS basically SILICONE. It's based off of silicone. Don't believe me? Do your research. Look up the ingredients for Smashbox Photofinish primer. See anything in common??? So obviously, these people don't know what they are talking about, and are just talking out of their @$$. Just because it isn't clear or silicone looking like the Smashbox Photofinish Primer, doesn't mean it does not contain silicone. So to those people who are allergic to silicone, be aware! This DOES contain silicone, and to me, it doesn't look like silicone, but it does feel like it on my face and on my hands. So if you're looking for a silicone-free primer, this is not for you. I wouldn't mind using primers with dimethicone in it, but NOT as it's FIRST ingredient. And for those people that aren't knowledgeable in the label department, companies list ingredients in order of most active ingredient first, to least active ingredient. If only I wasn't in such a rush and read the label on the bottom, I would have saved myself some time and money. Since i'm too lazy to return it, I'm going to use it and who knows I might like it. I will update my review in 2 weeks after I using it for some time. UPDATE: So it went back to ulta. It felt really thick on my face. I felt like i was wearing more foundation on my with this on. Foundation also tends to cling on to the primer and shows up as dry patches. I even waited for the primer to dry before putting on foundation. Also, I'm not sure but i may have broken me out. It may have been hormonal, but I'm not sure.
it sucks. everything you don't want in a mascara.
Makeup Brushes -Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman - Blush Brush
lilac819 3/1/2012 4:31:00 AM
Update: I've found this works best as a bronzer. The shape of the domed blush looked smaller when it was in the package, but when I took it out to use it, it got more fluffier, thus, less easy to apply blush to certain areas of my cheeks. As all the other reviews has stated, this brush is very high quality, nicely packaged, and SOOOO CUTE!!! But is it worth it to sacrifice looks over functionality? Well that's up to you. I didn't plan on getting this, but i needed to spend another 6 bucks at ulta to use the $3.50 off coupon. So I chose this as a filler. I'm not going to return it, because i'm going to choose looks over functionality for this one and plus it was cheap and i used a coupon. But based on functionality, it deserves only 2 lippies. I end up having two huge blobs of blush on my face. It would have been better if the brush was smaller for applying blush, but I wished it was bigger to apply powder. So far I havent found something to use it for, so it's just standing upright looking pretty on my vanity. Also, the bulky bottom is not practical since all of my brushes are stuck in a glass jar filled with rice. I recommend buying the ecotools blush brush. That one applies blush wonderfully and places the blush where you want it to be.
Treatments -Garnier - Sleek & Shine Frizz Defeat Deep Treatment
lilac819 2/24/2012 1:40:00 AM
This product sucks. It does not condition my hair as well as I want. I thought that since this is an intense conditioner, that it would condition my hair better than a regular conditioner. I would have to say that my dove regular conditioner is better than this. It was a complete waste of money.
Eye Shadow -Sonia Kashuk - Instructional Eye on Neutral Palette
lilac819 2/19/2012 11:48:00 PM
This is the best all MATTE palette that I could find out on the market as of right now. Pros: - Bottom 6 colors are VERY very velvety pigmented, which I love! The black is unbelievably black. Blackest black I own. -Colors stay on all day JSYK, but any eyeshadow stays on all day for me. - Nice compact that is great for traveling. - The gray color at the middle bottom is very unique and blends beautifully. -Great for smokey eyes, neutral eye, natural eye, naked eye, everyday eyes...etc. -Cheaper than UD Naked palette Cons: -Top 3 colors are a bit similar when swiped -Top 3 colors are powdery, not chalky. I would prefer velvety or creamy. -First 5 (top row and first 2 of 2nd row) colors are not that pigmented. Colors 4 & 5 blends completely into my NC37 eyelid skin. (Positive: But i use these as blending colors for smokey eye) -No mirror. Overall: I am in LOVE with the bottom 6 colors. So pigmented!!! I grab this when I want an all matte neutral eye. Most people that I do makeup for want a smokey eye. I know I can depend on this.
READ READ READ!!!! Dior Forever - Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup IMO this foundation lives up to its name to the fullest. It gives me a flawless look. It does fuse into my skin as if it's part of my skin, not sitting on top of it. Because it does melts into the skin, I don't recommend applying this on the back of your hand, because the skin on your hand will soak up about 20-30% of it up before it has the chance to go on your face. It's a $46+tax foundation, I want to use it all up on my face. I've been using MUFE mat velvet+ & MUFE face and body for a while now and I thought those two were the long wearing foundations until I bought Dior Forever. I find that it stays on all day even without a setting powder (I have oily, combo skin, VERY oily at T-zone). I would recommend a thin thin layer of non-SPF lotion, and a water-based (not silicone) primer before putting on this foundation. I think silicone would just make the foundation slide off. I am an NC40 and I wear shade 031 (yellow undertone). At first, I bought 040, but it was wayyy to red for my skin. 031 would is perfect for my skin now because it's winter, but I might buy 040 and mix it with 031 if I get darker during the summer. Although, my skin is more on the 031 side than 040. For those who are concerned about which shade to get, i would recommend visiting www.temptalia.com and click on foundation match. My friend who is an NC35 and my aunt is about an NC30 also matches shade 031. So that tells you that this foundation blends beautifully into the skin of many shades. This is my favorite foundation to wear in the day time or night time. But more so in the day time because I would be able to utilize the SPF. I don't see a white cast on my face when I take pictures on my face like some has mentioned. But since my MUFE foundations don't have SPF, I prefer to use those up at night. I took off one lippie because I don't like foundations that have pumps and require to "Shake well". If you think about it...it's pointless to shake well if it only takes 1 pump to cover my entire face. So, i'm basically only using the foundation that was in the tube of the pump, not the foundation in the bottle that I had just shook up. So doesn't it make sense that I'm using separated foundation in the tube everytime? I prefer squeezed tube foundation, if they require to be "shaken well". Otherwise, I think it's pointless to even shake. I added the lippie back because I think the flawless look, and how it melts into my skin makes up for the flawed packaging. (i'm weird....i know).
Moisturizers -Olay - Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
lilac819 1/17/2012 11:23:00 PM
All those people who say that the product has a horrible/powerful smell have sensitive noses. IMO, this product is way better than the philosophy hope in a jar. If the microsculpting creaming is too powerful for ya, then sniff the hope in a jar. Hope in a jar has an overwhelmingly powerful scent, and the scent travels up to my eyes and burns my eyes like chopping onions. I have rosacea, and this cream made my skin better by 50% each night ( i use this cream as night cream). My redness is reduced, and my dry patches are reduced also. Best of all, this product does not sting when I put it on my face. Rosacea typically causes my skin to sting when i put any product on my face. This tells you that this product works, and is good for sensitive skin. My only gripe is that is leaves white streaks on my face, kind of like a thick primer that isnt blended out yet. But I wear this to sleep so I dont care how it looks like on my face. I love Olay products, and will buy this again.
Blush -E.L.F. - Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
lilac819 12/22/2011 7:46:00 AM
Pros: Cheap, duh! Nice packaging, duh! Blush looks natural on my NC40 skin tone. Wuh!? It's a cheap product though! Shouldn't the quality suck? Nope! I like it. Bronze color is nice but....... ... ... Cons: Bronze is shimmery. UGH! I hate shimmer for contour. I don't want to accentuate my fat cheeks even more. I'm trying to hide them! Chalky formula, not that smooth on skin but it's not that bad.. I give it a 4/5 because it's cheap and because i can't afford NARS. Plain and simply put.
LOVE the blush. Hate the eyeshadows. The colors are not pigmented. The only eyeshadow that i like is the light frosty vanilla color, and the rest are pretty much useless. Not pigmented at all. However, the blush is soooooo pretty. I use it everyday and scared that it will run out soon.
Updated: Forgot to update this. Using the wax before the powder makes it too dark looking. I see strokes of lines using my brow brush. So, i used it after but it would take off the powder off my eyebrows. Wax is completely useless in my opinion. I'll stick to my bareminerals brow gel. Ok...i'm not going to give this product 5 stars just because it's cheap and can do what any other eyeshadow can do. The powder is very pigmented so you would need a light hand to apply this to your eyebrows. Took off one lippie cuz the wax sucks...what can you do with that wax? I dont even know how to use it...do i put it on before or after i fill in my eyebrows? Anyway...the brush sucks too...i was hoping for a more thicker brush. Took off another lip for that. I guess i'm a little hard to impress when it comes to brown brow shades. I think any other brown shades could do the same job. I thought it could do miracles or something because there was so much hype on youtube about it so i got it. But there's really nothing special.
HELLL NOOOO I would not buy this ever again. WTH? It's worse than a translucent powder. I could not see anything on my face. I'm kinda tanned so I dusted a bit on to my little niece who has very fair, light skin. I could not see anything on her cheeks. NOTHING! Ugh..so annoying. It's just taking up space in my makeup drawer.