Foundations -Hard Candy - Just Face It - One Step Foundation
linuxgrl 2/24/2011 9:08:00 PM
This is a new product I found at Walmart, and I'm glad I gave it a try! I'm an NC25 and chose Light. It's quite a good match and goes on smoothly. Coverage is buildable and stays matte for most of the day. It did start to fade a bit as the day went on but I was pretty happy with how long it lasted compared to other foundations. It did transfer a little bit to my cell phone when I used it, but not too much. For the price, definitely worth checking out!
I bought the travel size of this several months ago, and despite daily use, I still have plenty left. A little goes a long way. Basically I use 4 or 5 drops and rub it through the ends of my hair to smooth split ends. It makes my hair nice and soft, but I tried it on my face and I think it made me break out. Don't use too much or you can easily make your hair too greasy. I really like it and may repurchase if I ever run out!
I got this on clearance at Target on a whim and it's not bad! You apply the concealer from the tub (I pat it on with a finger or brush) and then powder over it to set (with the included powder). It's fairly soft and creamy but covers well and Medium is a good match for my skin. The powder is a little disappointing and hard to use - the tub is so small and the little foam sponge is impossible to use.
I bought this in two colors, Bronzed and Eggplant. I really like both of them! They apply smoothly with just a finger and blend beautifully. They stay all day without creasing and look amazing despite the low price! I can't wait till the website gets the other two colors back in stock and I'll be ordering those for sure!
Treatments -Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) - 65% Lactic Acid Peel
linuxgrl 2/21/2011 11:57:00 AM
This is my first MUAC peel and I was not disappointed! I did use their green tea cleanser to wash my face first, then the pH prep, then started a 7 minute timer before I began applying the peel with my fingers. It immediately stung and burned going on but was definitely tolerable. At the end of the 7 minutes I washed off the peel with soap and water (as instructed) and my face felt warm and red. There were a couple very tiny raw areas on my cheekbone area. The next morning my face felt rough, and the morning after that it began to peel in the shower. By day 3 I was done peeling and my brown acne marks looked significantly better. I only ordered the sample size and used just the tiniest amount, so I think this will last me a long time. I plan on doing a second peel within the next couple days and hope for even more improvement in my skin quality!
This mascara is the only one I've ever found that doesn't give me raccoon eyes by the end of the day. It's easy to remove with soap and water. It dries quickly so you have to apply pretty fast but I think I've gotten the hang of it. Absolutely love it and have already repurchased it once.
For me, this is as close to HG as I'll probably ever get. I crossed my fingers and purchased online because my Sephora doesn't carry DuWop. I bought in Bisque and it turned out to be a great match. I'm not in love with the brush applicator - usually I still need to do a lot of blending with my fingers or a sponge after applying. Not a big deal. It evens my skin tone and gives me a nice glow. I still need some concealer for my acne scars but there's no foundation out there that can cover those. I love it and will repurchase for sure!
Liquid -Revlon - Beyond Natural Skin Matching Makeup SPF 15
linuxgrl 2/4/2011 11:32:00 PM
Not enough coverage for me. Definitely more of a tinted moisturizer than a foundation.
Moisturizers -Shiseido - The Skincare Night Moisture Recharge
linuxgrl 1/12/2011 9:41:00 PM
I've had a 5 mL sample of Night Moisture Recharge Enriched sitting around and finally got around to trying it today. I really like it! It's the middle of winter right now and my normally oily skin has been kind of dry and red. This was exactly what it needed. I was surprised when I looked in the mirror after a few hours and my skin looked really even and the redness was gone! I think my skin likes it and I will be purchasing more once the sample is gone!
A bit disappointed with this one. It works as a basic cleanser but isn't anything special. Dries out my face a bit. Won't be repurchasing.
I'm on my second bottle of this stuff and will be buying more in the future. Gets rid of the frizzies so well that I don't even need to use conditioner.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Lemon Drop SPF 15
linuxgrl 12/16/2010 9:22:00 AM
Love the packaging, love the smell, love the balm itself. Not sticky at all and leaves my lips soft and moisturized. The yellow egg packaging is totally cute!
Lip Liners -Urban Decay - 24/7 Lip pencil in Paranoid
linuxgrl 12/16/2010 9:11:00 AM
The color is a plummy pink, a bit darker than nude lips for me. Long lasting and feels great on my lips. Will definitely be buying more colors of this product!
Love this color, and the liner is awesome quality, stays on all day! Can't wait to add more colors to my collection!
This foundation feels good on my skin but has an odd smell. Doesn't break out my very acne-prone skin. The packaging could be better because when I raised the stick to apply, I couldn't roll it back down without pushing with my fingers.