Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- Romantic
mbah 9/18/2012 10:59:00 AM
This is my favorite lip product ever! I'm a lightskinned black girl and my natural hair color is a lighter brown. I dyed my hair jet black and it made me look a bit washed out. With a bit of blush and this lip color, I look sooo sultry its unbelievable. My coworker even bought it too because of how it looks on me. It makes me look younger and healthier because of the color it ads to me. I'm always fishing for this at the bottom of my purse. It lasts long as well but I'm always reapplying!
I'm still on the fence on this one. I'm not sure if my skin just looks good these days (since I've been using natural products and a good moisturizer) or if its this foundation. I like the consistency, very dewy and thick. I bet I could really get a full coverage with this one, which I like. I'm NC43 and this matched my skin tone PERFECTLY. So much that I have to really be careful not to over apply since I don't know where I applied and when I didn't. This foundation lasts all day and it doesn't get all cake. However, I feel like it kinda gets itchy throughout the day. Just a little bit. But it does stay put. I just don't like the feeling of foundation caked between my fingernails when I'm scratching my cheek. I'm really glad I found this because no more gray and dry looking skin. This makes my skin look flawless. I pair this with my Modern Mandarin blush and I look H.O.T!
I have similar complexion as Beyonce and was very hesitant when the MAC lady tried this on me. However, this REALLY looks amazing on me. OMG It makes me look so alive! Its dewy and doesn't break me out (in all fairness, I was on accutane. lol) But it makes me looks so "fresh faced". I was never a blush fan because I didn't feel like it did anything for me except make me look like I had a long sweaty dirty workout. This is definitely a staple in my makeup bag. Its not that shimmery but yet it makes you glow. Its the kind of makeup product that you use everyday that makes you look so much more alive!
Wow. I'm so suprised at the negative reviews. Now finally THIS is a mascara that does it's job. I already have long curly lashes, but I find that this makes my lashes look so thick and long and voluminous. When I put this on, people comment how on they want to kill me because of my lashes. lol. I swiped this gem from my sister so I got it for free so I can't really comment on the price. But I would so rebuy this again. The trick with this mascara is that you have to hold your eyelids open while you swipe it on up and down...ok well I can't describe it but the way I do it, it makes my lashes look amazing!
I'm African American (more of a yellowish latte color) so I hesitated in buying it because I thought it would suit fair complexions better. I really believed it would look clownish on my lips. I really like it! I bought the sample size that comes in a pack of three (benetint, poppy and the luminizer one). Let me tell you, I hate the feeling of lipstick or even lipgloss on my lips. I tend to lick it off or wipe it off within seconds because its sticky or it tends to just look all shiny and I feel self-conscious when I'm speaking because I feel like people are staring at my mouth when I'm talking. Well, this little gem adds a dramatic "glow" to my looks. I have fairly full lips but they never really stood out until I put on this lip stain. It stays on (I do have to reapply it fairly often) and it doesn't bug me! I don't even notice I have it on...it just looks like I drank some pomegranate juice or something... My boyfriend commented that I looked "made up" because its a pretty bold color. But in a good way. Believe me, I don't even wear eyeshadow because I like to look very natural. I SO purchase this again. The full size this time. Even if the price is outrageous.
Wow this mascara is really nice. It makes my already long lashes look thick and long and non clumpy and it stays on all day. It gives your lashes this "spider" look and just...elongates what you have. This mascara should be the one called Stiletto because it gives the illusion of your lashes wearing heels:P
Update (2011/15/03) Wow, i'm wrong. Despite the price, I really really love this foundation. I've been breaking out with the worst possible blackheads that leave rash-like hyper-pigmented scars on my face and this covers EVERYTHING. I've been using lemon juice on my face to lighten my scars and this has really helped in covering up everything until my skin gets better. The most important thing of all is that it doesnt sit heavy on my skin and it DOESNT BREAK ME OUT. I know that i might be minor for people who have normal skin but its a big deal for me because it was a vicious cycle to be using makeup that gives me acne but then be using cover up to hide my blemishes that it was causing. After awhile, I couldn't go without wearing makeup on my face because my face looked like a war zone:S So ya. I'm very happy that I get to enjoy having a "flawless look" while healing my acne. Yay me:) but..its still expensive! The thing I really like about this product is that it doesn't break me out. I have extremely dry sensitive yet oily skin and my skin reacts to absolutely EVERYTHING. If I wear anything on my face, my face will get irritated within like, 30 minutes (if that's even possible). Anyways, so this powder comes in this little box for like, what, 35$ at Shoppers. I think its REALLY expensive for the amount you get...it's like "say whaaa". But I'm glad to report that the powder goes on really nice and smooth and does make you skin look flawless and is similar to my beloved Sephora double compact powder(which I miss wearing btw, just broke me out too much!) The cons are that its a bit too...dark on my skin. It makes me skin look lovely and even but in this orangey yellowy tone. It's the shade I'd be if I was a shade darker. But not darker like "tanned" (because I get golden and yellow) but actually a shade like, orange...I don't know who to explain it. Anyways, im just glad its not breaking me out because I'm just trying to clear my skin until I got to the dermatologist at the end of April and get me some accutane! lol. Until then, I'll have to make do with covering up my scars and acne with this expensive powder.
Mascara -Make Up For Ever - Smoky Lash Extra Black Mascara
mbah 2/25/2011 10:54:00 AM
Way to expensive for what you get. I've had better drugstore mascara that cost $6 or less...(well, maybe not less) I like the tube it comes in, it gets you excited to paint your lashes but then when you put it on, not much difference..and let me tell you, I have really good long thick lashes that already curl. for it to do nothing on me...well then..that's not a good mascara at all. For 25$..no way im rebuying this!
Designed for acne-prone skin? *LAUGHS OUT LOUD* This clogged my pores really badly and it's just thick and cakey and it doesnt cover well because it just slides off...I tried using this..I tried. Thank God I didn't buy it. My mom just had one sitting in her makeup bag and i swiped it. Ill put it back now.
Cleansers -St. Ives - Apricot Face Wash -- Blemish and Blackhead Control
mbah 2/21/2011 2:23:00 PM
This is available only in certain drugstore so when I come across it, I buy a few bottles. This is the cleanser I bought after getting off Proactiv (complete garbage btw). I was hiding in my room because Proactive was giving me ridiculously huge cystic acne that caused alot of scarring both physically and emotionally. I started using this as a last resort after trying a few other cleansers and within a few days, my skin started clearing up. After I got over the Proactive breakout, I strayed (for some odd reason) and when my sephora makeup started giving me bad breakouts again, I started using this once more. What I do is I slather castor oil all over my face (yes, castor oil) and rub with hot water, then I wash that off with this cleaner and follow-up with this neutrogena night cream (for deep wrinkles that oddly helps with acne) and then BAM, clear skin! So ya..good cleanser. Washes all my makeup off. Yes, it dries up my skin but nothing that a good moisturizer can't help! Good call on my part!
This stuff is garbage that you pay 20$ No thanks.
The price is just unreasonable. The makeup gets everywhere when applying (flakes everywhere) and it caused me loads of breakouts (then again, all mineral makeup does:() No thanks. Especially not for this price
Believe me. I TRIED liking this product. I tried using it with a brush, a sponge, my fingers EVERYTHING but this foundation does not provide me with good coverage and it doesn't last and it basically..doesn't do much for me. I'm african american with lots of acne scars (thanks to this other compact makeup that I loved so much:( ) and I feel that this NOT look good on my blemished skin and doesn't give me any kinda of coverage and I think this even breaks me out a little too (but then again, I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin) So ya..not cool. Not loving it. Not loving anything about it. It just doesn't work me for!
Crème -The Body Shop - Flawless Skin Protecting Foundation SPF 25
mbah 2/21/2011 11:18:00 AM
Edit #2- This actually is not making me break out after all. I'm glad because it makes me look so damn good;) Edit: I bought this again today despite it breaking me out. It's THAT good. lol I LOVED this product. I have extremely dry uneven skin with lots of acne scars. This foundation/creme gave me nice even pretty looking FLAWLESS skin and lasted and it just...looked so good. And believe me, Im very picky when it comes to whats on my skin. Unfortunately, this made my skin break out:( For the longest time, I wore this and always had breakout but I didn't know what was causing my skin such grief. I would switch cleansers and moisturizers and just about everything else..but then I realized oh my gosh, its my foundation. As soon as I stopped using it, my skin cleared up immediately. I was so sad because it was such a nice coverage:(
Foundations -Sephora - Mineral Double Compact SPF 10
mbah 2/21/2011 11:10:00 AM
Oh little compact makeup. I loved you so much. You provided me excellent flawless lasting coverage and you made me look so beautiful in pictures. You helped me on my worst days when my skin was a mess. Unfortunately, I discovered after a year that YOU were the one causing me all those breakouts. You ravaged my skin but yet, I continued using you always thanking you for making me look so blemish-free! It was a vicious cycle of me covering up my blemishes with your wonderfulness and that lasted a year. Unfortunately, our tumultuous relationship had to end and now, my skin is recovering from a year and a half of your abuse. I have a skin full of acne scars because of you! But I'm saddened that I cannot find a compact that made my skin look so beautiful like you did:(