I really love the regular conditioner from this line and thought I would try this as well. It's not bad, but I noticed that my hair is heavier and has much less volume. I think I'll stick to the regular one.
Conditioner -Dove - Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner
makiyazh 7/31/2012 5:35:00 PM
I really love this conditioner. It makes my hair so soft. I have repurchased and will continue to do so.
I tried Pupa's Flexilash mascara, and loved it, so I thought that I would try this one too. It's supposed to increase lash growth (they claim 2.5 times longer lashes). I can't comment on that because I didn't use it long enough. It's a very watery mascara that takes a long time to dry. If you want volume, you need to apply about 3 coats. I've gone back to using Flexilash instead. This one just didn't suit me.
This is amazing. The first time I put it on, I was absolutely stunned at how good it was (and I am extremely picky about mascara). My lashes are long and fine. This mascara added length and volume, and seemed to keep the curl better than others which just make them straight again. Will repurchase.
Pressed Powders -Bourjois - Bio-detox Organic Perfecting Powder
makiyazh 4/22/2012 2:05:00 PM
Quite possibly the worst powder I've ever tried. Makes my pores, which are usually not noticeable, HUGE. I tried it over foundation and also by itself. Can't even use it and it was kind of expensive for a drugstore product.
Foundations -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One
makiyazh 4/17/2012 3:32:00 PM
I don't think this should be called a BB cream. It's really just a tinted moisturizer. I got it in light, and it's still too dark and orange for my fair skin. It has very little coverage and makes my very dry skin become oily. I tried it under my foundation, over my moisturizer, then alone with just some powder over it. Using it alone didn't look good. Nothing works with it.
I used the gel form and not the cream. This is one of the worst products that I have ever tried. When I first applied it, it itched, stung, and burned. I had a pimple on my cheek that was flat (I'd treated it with salicylic acid earlier). After I applied this gel to it, the next morning it was raised and inflamed. I also got several other zits after using it and have since altogether stopped using it. Has taken about 2 weeks so far to get my skin to clear up again after the damage that was done.
I bought the second to the lightest colour, and it turned out to be too dark. It is moisturising, but doesn't have good staying power as it seems to wear off (usually in blotches!). Makes my face oily even though my skin is naturally pretty dry. Coverage is only so-so.
Cleansers -Aveeno - Smart Essentials Pore Purifying Facial Wash
makiyazh 10/6/2011 4:07:00 AM
I've been using this product for about a week now. It's actually not bad. The scent is a bit strong, and smells more like shampoo than a face wash, but it's not unpleasant. It definitely gets every stitch of makeup off of my face, and I have not had any breakouts since I started using it (either from the cleanser or in general). The only drawback is that it is a bit drying for my skin, especially around my eyes. I noticed that I really need a moisturizer afterwards (daytime I always follow up with a moisturizer, but at nighttime I usually go without, not so with this product). Overall, it's a good face wash. I like it because there isn't any salicylic acid in it. It's been difficult to find anything without at least 2% salicylic acid!
It's a thick foundation, but somehow doesn't actually cover anything. It set badly into the fine lines around my eyes.
Great liner. Long lasting and thick. I have it in Blonde and would like to get it it black also. edit: my eyes are pretty sensitive, and I noticed when I wear this on the rims of my lids they get a bit itchy.
I'm pretty impressed with this machine. I had read all the great reviews, and I was noticing that my skin just always seemed dull. At first I was using this twice a day. That turned out to be too much for my skin. I started getting dry and even more oily. But, I did notice that my skin was suddenly smoother than ever before. Now I am using it once a day, and that seems to have made a huge difference. I broke out for a good two weeks when I first started using it. I didn't like the cleanser that came with it, and I'm convinced some of my breakouts were because of it. I use it with Philosophy's Purity.
I saw a review on this powder, and decided I needed to try it. I was looking for something that would give me better coverage. I'm so glad I bought it because it has wonderful coverage for a powder foundation and it's super cheap. The best thing is that it doesn't oxidize on my face (so no orange face!). I wear the lightest shade, 505 Ivory, but it's a little dark for me. Somehow it manages to blend in with my skin, but if they made a lighter color I would buy it instead.
This is really just an average mascara, in my opinion. It didn't do anything special for my lashes. I noticed a lot of flaking after a few hours of wearing it.
I bought a set of 30 Lanmei pigments from a seller on Ebay for about $6. They are shimmery and beautiful! They can go on sheer or be made more opaque. I searched MakeupAlley's product reviews for them and couldn't find any. I decided to write one because I think it's information worth sharing. I highly recommend them!!