Wonderful blush. Beautiful natural-looking color and long lasting. The price is a bit much, but I've been using the same one for nearly a year and I still have plenty. I'll definitely buy again!
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer
lreed89 7/12/2012 11:11:00 AM
I'll never use another face moisturizer! It's a little expensive, but lasts a decent amount of time. No nasty smell, no greasy feeling, and definitely keeps my dry skin moisturized. I put this one once at night after I wash my face and right before I apply my make-up in the morning. This moisturizer has been a life saver!
This is a pretty good eyeliner. It's easy to apply, even for someone who's never used a liquid liner before. It stays on pretty much all day unless you mess with it. I've never been able to do the winged look, and still couldn't with this one, so that's probably not the fault of the liner. The only issue I have with it is the flimsy applicator. I like the felt tip, but I feel like the control would be better if the wand was stiffer. Overall, good liner, and I'll probably buy again until I find something better for a good price.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
lreed89 7/12/2012 11:03:00 AM
Wayyyy to expensive for waht it does! I got a shadow base as a free gift from Belk YEARS ago and it does the same, if not a better, job than this primer potion. And it's lasted a whole lot longer. It's a fine primer, but not for the price. Definitely not worth all the hype attached to it.
I've been using this eyeliner for awhile. It does stay on longer than some other lines I've used, but that's about all I like about it. It's not very pigmented at all (I use black) and it takes many swipes to get good color. I've found it's good for the lower lash line or waterline, but a liquid liner is definitely better for the top lash line. It just seems dried out even when it's brand new. I'm currently looking for a better eyeliner.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes
lreed89 7/12/2012 10:55:00 AM
I LOVE these wipes! I couldn't believe they got any negative reviews at all. These are super soft, remove my make-up without irritating my sensitive skin, and the price is definitely right. To those that are having problems with a greasy feeling or breaking out, here's what I do - I remove my make-up with the towlette, and then wash my face with a scrub like St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I find that when I run out of these and just use the scrub, I break out because some make-up is left on my face. It's like washing your face twice - works wonders!
My skin definitely isn't good enough to wear this alone, but I'm told it can be worn alone or as a primer. I use it as a primer, and I really like it. The smell isn't so good, but it fades quickly. I like the consistency - no greasy feeling! It helps my make-up last all day and adds a little bit of coverage to my blemishes. And a little goes a LONG way! I only use about a pea size for my whole face, let it dry for about a minute, then apply my foundation. Expensive, but good stuff!
I LOVE this foundation. It's full coverage and looks great on the skin. And the greatest part is that it lasts all day long. No nasty smell, no greasy feel, no drying effect. It hasn't broken me out like some people claim, but it hasn't treated my blemishes either - not that I expected it to. SO much better than the Clinique Perfectly Real Foundation I used to use.
I've been using this product for over a year, and it's the best powder I've tried so far. I like Clinique products, and this was actually recommended to me as a product that provided good coverage - despite it being advertised as "sheer". I use it over my regular liquid foundation and it definitely finishes off of the look well, an almost flawless finish. It can look flakey if your skin isn't moisturized, but used the right way, this is a great product. The price could be better, but beggars can't be choosers.
I used Clinique Perfectly Real foundation for many years, but I am acne prone and the coverage just wasn't cutting it. I bought Revlon Colorstay foundation for a wedding I was in, and since then I've been using it when my break-outs are difficult to cover. There are two things I hate about this foundation. First, the smell. I'm used to Clinique products that don't have much of a smell, but this has that drugstore foundation scent that I hate. The good thing is that the smell goes away fairly quickly. Secondly, it doesn't feel good going on. I use the Normal/Dry formula for my dry skin and the foundation feels greasy going on. Again, this goes away once it dries, but the icky feeling is a real turn-off for me. Now for the good news. The coverage is great - I'd say medium coverage, could be full if you put on multiple layers. It dries nicely and does not get orangey or flakey. I haven't used it for more than a day or two at a time, so I'm not sure if it would break me out, but it hasn't so far. It lasts A LOT longer than the Clinique Perfectly Real make-up, which is a plus when you live in the South with all of the humidity. Overall, good foundation once you get past the initial application.