I really like this brush cleaner, the scent reminds me of Sephora's and elf's brush cleaner. Cleaning Power is good cleaned all my brushes. For Daily use on powder product brushes is great. Leaves a nice scent after cleaned and dry. $10 for 6fl. oz. not bad in my opinion. I have already ordered my order to stock up on this brush cleaner. Would definitely recommend.
Misc Beauty Tools -Mary Kay - Makeup Finishing Spray by Skindinavia
makeupbylaura1 5/8/2013 3:29:00 PM
I have been wanting to try Skindinavia or UD All Nighter Setting Spray. When I saw that this spray was made by Skindinavia I just had to give it a shot. It does make your makeup last, it does retain the colors of your blush/makeup. It does not feel sticky or oily. A great product to have if you are a Makeup Artist and for personal use on a special event as well.
Tinted Moisturizer -Artistry - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
makeupbylaura1 2/8/2013 4:33:00 PM
I was bummed when I tried this product, it didn't even out my skin tone as I thought it would, it felt oily on my skin and it was too expensive imo. I don't really like to ass bad reviews and although I love all the products I've tried and still use from Artistry this one was a bummer. I really wanted to like this one so that I can use on the days I don't want to wear too much makeup. I will not repurchase.
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles
makeupbylaura1 1/16/2013 12:16:00 PM
I love this concealer for an everyday use or even great for a full coverage as well. I purchased every color I am NC35-37 in Mac for ref. The color the I liked the most on me was the Neutralizer. It covers great, it lasts a long time, it does not crease or cake and whats best is that it brighteness under my eyes. The packaging I actually dont mind. I will definetly keep buying this product.
Top/Base Coats -Sally Hansen - Salon Manicure Smooth & Strong Base
makeupbylaura1 6/29/2012 7:13:00 PM
I got this base at CVS when I was searching for a good base. This base does smooth and prep your nail so that it can be ready to apply your nail color. I did not notice any ridges on my nails and I really liked that.
Pressed Powders -Avon - Ideal Shade Pressed Powder
makeupbylaura1 6/14/2012 7:28:00 PM
I recently ordered this powder just to try it out. I actually loved this powder to touch up thru out the day and to set my liquid foundation. This powder actually does help in controling the oil. Specially right now that I tend to get oily in the summer I am using this and it just mattifies my makeup beautifully.. I am NC35-37 in Mac I purchased this in Neutral but it is a little light for me. I will buy the next shade and update this review. I would reccomend this to anyone to use for touch ups or setting only.. Alone it does not give any coverage.
One of my favorite Bronzers is Mac's MSF in Comfort. I love Comfort bronzer because it has nice payoff and although MSF's tend to have the shimmery rep..Comfort is not too shimmery at all. I also like that it has a bit of red undertone to it and I much rather like a bit of red undertone since others bronzers give me a really bad stained look in my face. The only downfall about MAc's Comfort is that it is LE so since I was afraid of running out I started my seach for a comparable and found it on Milani's Baked Bronzer in Soleil. It is the perfect match for Mac's Comfort in my opinion. Soleil does have a little more shimmer to it but it's not too much.. I love the color payoff and the lasting power.. I have not able to put it down since I got it. Very nice bronzer for the summer and a new staple for my makeup kit..
Cleansers -Avon - ANEW Rejuvenate 2-in-1 Gel Cleanser
makeupbylaura1 5/17/2012 12:27:00 PM
I use this cleanser to wash my face in the mornings. It leaves my face so soft. I also use this cleanser with the clearskin pore penetrating face scrub at least 3 times a week and it leaves my face so soft and fresh. I really like this cleanser, its not watery like other Avon cleansers I've tried and it actually seems to work. The scent is nice nothing too strong.
I lovet he Multi-task brush in this set..I use it can be used on almost every face application. The eyeshadow brush is also great for all over lid color and the foundation brush I use it to set my concealer..Overall these brushes are great in quality very dense and soft and the price is a very good deal as well..I ould definetly reccomend these to a friend.
I like this brushes alot, I haven't been able to put them down since I got them. My favorite are The Contouring and the Buffing Brushes. the Pointed Foundation Brush is too small for foundation application and to stiff in my opinion for concealer. The Detail Brush I use for eyeshadow detailing. I wish they sold each brush separately and I would definetly buy back ups for my favorite brushes. Overall these brushes are super soft and dense and do create a flawless application. I would reccomend these to a friend.
I have to say that I am totally in love with this powder and it is my current HG Powder Foundation. I used to be a hardcore Mac Junkie and I have now been using this Product for 4 years already and have not gone back to MAC for Powder or Foundation. It provides full coverage. It feels silky smooth, it has SPF 10. I highly reccomend this product to everyone. For reference I am an NC35-37 in MAC and use the color Soleil on face and the color Vanilla to set my concealer. I do wish they had a better packaging as the pan does not stay on since it only has a sticky piece behind it to stick to the case, once that glue runs out, the pan starts comming off the case when you open it. It is the only thing I can ask for to be changed but it is not a big deal to me as the product itself is great for me.
I don't have enough words to say how happy I am with this powder foundation. I was a hardcore Mac Junkie and thought I would never change My Mac Studio Fix Fluid and Powder for anything. I was wrong. This powder not only does it give a full coverage it makes your skin look flawless. Silky smooth texture, buildable and it is a refill so you can just buy your refill instead of the whole thing. For reference I am an NC35-37 in Mac and use The color Soleil for my face and the color Vanilla to set my concealer. I have used this product for about 4 years and have not gone back to Mac. I highly reccomend this powder and since it is my HG face product.
I like this bronzer alot. The color is not too shimmery and for contouring is what I love to use it for. The scent on the product is nice not too much but you can definetly smell it. Overall the color pigmentation is good, the amount of product is also good. The packaging is a bit bulky and I would rather it have no brush and be more compact than to have a brush that Im sure almost no one uses and the package being too bulky. A bit pricy for being a drugstore product but if you get those extra bucks maybe you can use them towards this purchase.
I bought both of the shades but only liked the Bronzed Peach. I fell in love with Bronzed Peach because to contour it looks so pretty. It is not shimmery it is almost matte to me. Not to orange just a nice color that you can use to contour. I haven't been able to put it down. I usually use Mac MSF in Comfort to contour and this is very close to it. On the other hand the color Bronzed Highlight has no pigmentation at all, the product seems to be dry. Unless it was just the batch of were mine came from I am not happy with this color, but Bronzed Peach is a great color to try.
I like the coverage on this powder it actually does leave your face looking flawless. Everything on this product is good as far as coverage and staying power. The specks that show in outside light is what I just can't seem to get used to. I like my foundation to be matte not glittery and this pwder does that. Not too crazy but it is a bit shimmery. It is the only reason why I gave it 4 lippies. Other than that this is a great powder foundation if you don't mind the light shimmer it comes with. Im an NC35 in Mac and this powder in Medium Beige was a bit too dark for my liking. I have to try a lighter color.