Mascara -Unlisted Brand - Blinc Kiss Me Mascara Amplified
makeupdiva23 3/9/2013 3:42:00 PM
This is the best mascara I have ever used! I have tried them all. They tend to give volume and clump on me and dry out my lashes and make them fall out. This mascara will not clump and yet gives amazing volume. The formula is so thin and light. You can't even feel that you are putting it on, but then you see your lashes growing as you apply right before your eyes. The trick to getting the volume is too keep adding as many coats as you want. It seriously will not clump though. It gives amazing length and holds a curl too. I love the tubing, removal is so easy and it's so gentle on the lashes. To me this is an amped up version of Maybelline Full N Soft. This mascara is very dramatic, yet manages to look like my lashes but better. You would have to try it to understand. I am a drugstore gal at heart and this is worth every penny! Tips: Use long strokes if you want more length. To get the most volume keep doing tiny strokes over and over again. Also, if you are going to curl your lashes after applying wait a few minutes for the tubes to dry completely.
HG! Fair blends into my skin and looks like I have prefect, natural skin that glows. This has a matte finish, yet has a slight glow to it. You would have to try it for this to make sense. I am around an N10/NW10 in MAC, possibly lighter. I am shocked that Fair is light enough for me. I would say the undertone on this is pretty neutral. It gives light to medium coverage and is buildable. I have ditched my Kat Von D Lock It in shade 42 for this(which is full coverage so that shows that the coverage on this BB cream is good). I add some concealer over it for spots/undereyes/red areas and my skin looks flawless. Before I got this product I was not comfortable leaving the house without a full coverage foundation and now I don't need it. The best thing is my skin can breathe! It is so lightweight on the skin. It manages to cover and diffuise imperfections and is not heavy at all. I am super sensitive/acne prone and have had no issues with this. I will hide under a rock forever if this gets discontinued.......
This mascara is terrible. Even after multiple coats, it still looks very natural. Barely any length or volume. I expect more from a volume mascara. The biggest reason that I am giving this a 1, is that it doesn't hold a curl at all. I curl before and after mascara. It's too bad, the brush is really cool.
If this does not break me out(which it hasn't so far) this will be my HG. Excellent coverage and does not feel heavy. Shade 42 is perfect for my super PPP skin. The best color match that I have ever found. I am guessing that this is pretty close to MAC NW10 in shade. I use my Eco Tools foundation brush to apply this all over after pumping little dots of foundation all over my face directly from the pump. I use a concealer brush for extra spot coverage where needed and I do not need a concealer. The packaging is fantastic. So beautiful and super hygenic. Must try if you are a PPP! Also, I ordered shade 46 too because I didn't know my shade(the Sephora rep advised that this also had a cool undertone) and the shade difference between 42 and 46 is huge. 46 is way darker. Looked like a bronzer on my hand.
Eye Shadow -Boots - Stay Perfect Eye Mousse Vanilla
makeupdiva23 2/11/2012 10:39:00 AM
I love this color. A great everyday shade for my PPP skin. It is a glowy ivory with a pink sheen. Creases towards the end of the day even with UDPP as a primer. I guess this could be expected because this mousse is more of a cream product than powder. The texture is very nice, a light weight mousse.
I love this shade. Without a primer, it creases on me just like a normal shadow. With UDPP as a primer, it lasts all day! The color is a super shimmery, glowy ivory color with a yellow undertone. This could be a HG everyday shade for my PPP skin. It brightens up my eye lids and gives them a glowy sheen.
Gorgeous colors and great pigment without looking too much like lipstick. Gives a nice shine and is moisturizing. I bought Shimmer(Has a glowy sheen with a mauve undertone), Bloom(berry/pink with shimmer), Fresh(Natural rosy/pink no shimmer), Melon(a peachy shade with no shimmer), Sweet(soft pink with shimmer)
I bought all four of these. The colors all show up great on my PPP skin. Celestial is a soft baby pink. Cherubic is a rose shade. Angelic is a peach/coral shade. Plume is a mauve/berry shade. I only need a little bit and I get a great pop of color. I love the mousse texture. I don't see any glitter in these.
Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Magic Lumi - Light Infusing Primer
makeupdiva23 1/28/2012 8:50:00 PM
Wow, does this make my skin glow! It is neutral, not white or pink based. It gives my skin a perfect glow. I have been looking for a product like this for years. On bare skin it evened out my skin and I only needed concealer over it. During the week I mix it with my foundation(about two pumps with my True Match liquid in W1). When I do this I use way less foundation and yet my skin looks more flawless!
This is a great highlighter. It is neutral, not white or pink based. Gives a soft glow to the skin. It is perfect for highlighting cheekbones, bridge of the nose, inner corners of the eyes, under the eyes, etc. Fair is a perfect match for my PPP skin. I wear W1 in True Match and Light Ivory in the Magic Souffle.
*Edit to my original review: This does match my L'Oreal True Match in W1 very well, but it is too dark for me just like the foundation. I am also finding that it does oxidize on me and get slightly orange throughout the day. I have since stopped using this. Wow-HG concealer I think! I use the lightest shade, Fair/Light. It matches perfectly with my L'Oreal True Match W1 and Magic Souffle in Light Ivory. Before I bought this, I hadn't used concealer in a really long time. I am so glad I tried it. I use it for blemishes and to even out my skin tone after I have applied my foundation. I have not tried it for under my eyes.
Loose Powders -E.L.F. - Studio High Definition Powder
makeupdiva23 1/14/2012 9:52:00 PM
Before I bought this, I hadn't used a face powder in around 10 years. This powder is amazing. I use a very light touch and it sets my foundation for the day. It works with my L'Oreal True Match liquid, but makes the L'Oreal Magic Souffle ball up. So I only use it with the True Match. It makes my skin look very even and even airbrushed. Make sure you just poke a few of the holes and don't peel of the sticker. I poked around half of the holes on just one side and the perfect amount comes out everytime.
Eye Shadow -Sally Girl - Mini Baked Eyeshadow - All colors
makeupdiva23 1/14/2012 9:47:00 PM
I have mixed feelings on these. I don't really like them as a shadow. They are too dry and hard to blend. But, used wet as an eyeliner, they rock. The colors really pop. I have every color.
Styling Products -Garnier - Pure Clean Smoothing Cream
makeupdiva23 1/3/2012 9:39:00 PM
THE WORST hair cream I have ever used. Period. It left my hair sticky and clumped the curls together, I could barely comb thru it in the shower. I returned it.
Conditioner -TRESemme - Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner
makeupdiva23 1/3/2012 9:37:00 PM
This is the first conditioner I have used for co washing. It works great. My hair has never looked better. It is actually getting shiny and is not that dry anymore. It smells great too. *UPDATE* I stoppped using this due to the isopropyl alcohol. Vo5 and Suave are much better and don't contain it.