When I realized ALL my black e/s were sparkly, I ran across this at ULTA and am in love. I had been checking out MAC black shadows but this is exactly what I was looking for. NYX single shadows rarely fail to impress.
I do like this bronzer, and will probably try to finish it up or end up swapping it before I run out. I can't imagine running out before the apocalypse. It is not as fantastic as NARS Laguna, but it is pretty good on my NC25 skin. If you use a light hand, it is not orange or sparkly. Of course, NOTHING will ever beat L'Oreal HIP bronzer. I put "no" that I would not repurchase, because I would choose Laguna over this.
Misc Beauty Tools -E.L.F. - Studio Makeup Mist & Set Spray
luvsbrdeddragns 1/14/2013 4:31:00 PM
Super impressed with this product! I used to use Aquafina mist to set my makeup but it's long discontinued. Then I switched to MAC Fix +. I don't care for the smell of it. I ran across this at Target and it was a STEAL at $3!! Works as well as Fix +. I don't notice an unpleasant scent and I'm VERY sensitive to smells.
I am SO impressed with this. For reference I am NC25 and wear this in Shell. Perfect match. Nearly naked is deceiving because it is not a sheer foundation. I'm sure it could be sheered out, but I love the medium coverage. I was applying with my fingers and was happy with the finish, but buffing it in with MAC 187 makes for a beautiful airbrushed finish. I have no issues with it lasting all day. My skin type is normal/dry and this does not settle into fine lines. I've been wanting to try MAC Matchmaker but this foundation does exactly what I wanted from the MAC so I'll stick with it.
Mascara -Christian Dior - Diorshow New Look Mascara
luvsbrdeddragns 12/24/2012 5:35:00 PM
SMUDGES LIKE A MOTHER! I usually don't have an issue with raccoon eyes but had this on about an hour when my sister said "you have some black under your eye". Looked in the mirror and sure enough. Only it wasn't "some" it was ALOT. Fortunately this was a sample tube.
I actually REALLY like this lotion. The scent is tolerable and goes away almost immediately on me, which is good. I'm HIGHLY sensitive to scents. I agree that it feels clean. I really like Eucerin Professional Repair, but it feels heavy. I put it on at bedtime and it doesn't feel sticky or greasy. I can see how it would be great for summer.
Liquid -BeneFit Cosmetics - "Hello Flawless!" Oxygen Wow
luvsbrdeddragns 12/16/2012 2:58:00 PM
I love everything about this foundation except it's a tad too yellow for my pinkish skin. I'm NW25 and bought this in "Petal". For now I just go over it with a pink highlighter to neutralize the yellow. I plan on getting a correcting pink liquid to mix with it. The coverage is medium and it stays put all day on my normal/dry skin. To really get the flawless look, I use the Hello Flawless powder on top. I said yes, that I would buy this product again, but only if I can find a better match.
I am a fan of hot pink blush. Favorites being NARS Desire and MAC Dame. And of course, this one. Easy to use a light hand for a flush of color, or play around a bit and be brave with some color! Sold at Target for around $7, IIRC and has lasted well over a year. Quality is as good as any other HE blushes I've tried. Even if you aren't into this shade, I suggest you try some of the other shades. They're worth it.
I am very impressed with this. Covers my sun damage spots and pores wonderfully, but doesn't look cakey or heavy. My skin has recently become dryer and this stays put ALL day. PLUS it smells REALLY good. I highly recommend!!
The quality of this product is very nice. Feels great, the color stays true. It has a slippery texture so the plum shade has to be used sparingly or it will bleed/smear. I could really do without the heavy mint scent. The clear bullet shaped applicator is different, but I do like it. You can apply directly from the tube or it makes it easy to use a lip brush. Although I won't repurchase this shade, I would be tempted to try it in another shade.
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum Express The Falsies Flared
luvsbrdeddragns 12/3/2011 7:50:00 PM
Why do I ever stray from Voluminous Carbon Black??? This is just "okay". Certainly isn't black enough and takes a bit to build up. Back to L'Oreal for me.
I noticed my 40 year old sister's skin was looking REALLY flawless. We both have dark splotches so finally I asked her what she was doing differently. She told me she was using this foundation with a dusting of MAC Studio Fix over it. I run out and buy it and now wear the same thing. The coverage is great, is long wearing without looking cakey, but it MIGHT be breaking me out. Haven't figured out if it's the makeup or the enormous amount of stress I'm under. Either way, it looks FABULOUS.
Shampoo -Paul Mitchell - Lavender Mint Moisturizing Shampoo
luvsbrdeddragns 9/1/2011 1:49:00 PM
This stuff smells absolutely AMAZING. And if made my hair feel SO good and looked smooth. I actually used my sister's but I'll be picking some up tomorrow. Not usually a fan of Paul Mitchell but this one is a winner.
Once you figure this out, it's a GREAT product! At first, I didn't think it blended well so I would mix it with moisturizer or serum to thin it out. (I still do if I want a sheerer coverage.) But I FINALLY figured out if you put on your moisturizer, DON'T let it sink in, then apply this foundation, it goes on so smooth and looks fabulous. This is full coverage unless you sheer it with moisturizer. Wears like iron, yet doesn't take a garage tool to take it off. And I'm a fan of finger blending. Tried the brush, SK Beauty Blended thing, other sponges.... And those who complained about it feeling kinda tacky, give it a minute, that feeling goes away for me. Or I'll swipe a bit of loose powder over the top. Coverage wise, this compares to Estee Lauder Double Wear, without the cystic acne.
I am surprised at the negative reviews on this. I fell in love with it immediately and have not been impressed with the other Daisy fragrances. I agree the staying power isn't great, but I tend to get sick of smelling my own perfume after a few hours so that's ok. I'm very migraine prone and this is safe! So I've been wearing this about 2 weeks now and love it just as much as I did from day one. I don't think I can stress just how sensitive to smells that I am. Even one of my favorite perfumes I was wearing a couple weeks ago, started to piss me off after about an hour. NOT to mention a certain male friend absolutely LOVES it. It's like an aphrodesiac! He gets closer and closer to smell it, and next thing you know, the clothes are on the floor!!! ; )