Blush -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Brunette Degradé (Brunette Blonde Redhead)
megbenoit 11/20/2009 7:35:00 PM
I like the overall color of this blush, but its WAY too shimmery for me. I'm brunette and have a very olive complexion and it literally only takes one swipe with the M.A.C brush to put enough on. It'll last FOREVER! I've had it for 3 months and use it almost everyday and it still looks brand new. I wouldnt buy it again but since it was kinda expensive I'm trying to use it up.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
megbenoit 11/18/2008 8:53:00 PM
This ms my HG eye primer! After reading the reviews I had to try it. It goes on really smooth, has a neutral color (on my skin it didnt even show) and drys really quickly. I could tell a difference with my eyeshadow too. The color stayed on longer and also seemed brighter and more pigmented. After wearing it all day my eyeshadow didnt crease at all! I love the bottle and the applicator makes it easy to apply just the right amount.
Moisturizers -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar - for all skin types
megbenoit 11/18/2008 8:48:00 PM
OMG! I really regret not reading the reviews before I bought this product. Luckily I only bought the small jar of it (still $16 bucks!!!) I totally agree with everyone that the smell is awful. I've used it for almost 2 weeks now hoping that the results would be worth it....but its not. I havent noticed a single difference in my skin, still dry in places. I usually stay oily in the tzone but dry in the cheeks and between my brows, needless to say I'm still dry...plus my face stinks. :( yuck
I bought this moisturizer for the SPF factor but was very disappointed overall. This moisturizer left my skin with a residue and it doesnt blend well. I felt like it was thick in some areas whereas others I felt like I didnt have anything on at all. Needless to say it felt weird lol The color matched my skin but the consistency just isnt right.
I love this stuff! I love the scent and smell (compared to other lip treatments) and it keeps my lips smooth and moisturized all day long. It has SPF so I always take it to the pool and the beach.
Lip Treatments -Burt's Bees - Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
megbenoit 11/6/2008 6:53:00 PM
Compared to the minty smell of the original I love this product! Its smoother than the original and doesnt sting my lips. It has a hint of pink color which I love. It last for a while and you cant beat the price at about $3-4 bucks!!! Feels really good on my lips, I always keep it in my purse :)
Treatments (Eye) -Kiehls - Light Nourishing Eye Cream
megbenoit 11/6/2008 6:36:00 PM
I love this eye cream because its light enough to wear during the day and it absorbs well enough that you can wear it underneath makeup. It doesnt burn or sting and I wear contacts and I haven't had any problems and I've been using it for 2 months now. I will be buying this again for sure!
Hair -Kiehls - Olive Fruit Oil Repairative Hair Pak
megbenoit 11/6/2008 6:13:00 PM
This condioner works great on my dry, colored hair! I usually apply it before I shampoo and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Once I rinse it out my hair is super soft and full of body. It smells great and contains all the ingredients you usually see in make at home conditioners but its 100X better! Its really thick in consistency so it stays out your hair until to you rinse it off!
I like this product more for oil control than blemishes. I agree with the other reviewers that it cant tackle large pimples. If I have smaller ones it seems to take care of those overnight. I have trouble using it under makeup too. I've resorted to using it only at night. It doesnt seem to absorb very well....over all an ok buy but theres better things out there for blemishes!
Eye Makeup Remover -Olay - Regenerist Eye Make-up Remover
megbenoit 11/6/2008 5:56:00 PM
Love the way this product works....it has the consistency of a lotion. I applied it to a cotton ball and swiped it over my eyes. The makeup came off really well but since the remover is so thick you HAVE to wash you face afterwards. It didnt make my eyes sting and it only took a little bit of the product to remove the makeup. It took all my makeup off though so I would buy this product again for sure!
Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Volume Seduction Plumping Gloss
megbenoit 11/6/2008 5:43:00 PM
This is my new fave gloss! It has just enough color and is really long lasting. Its slightly tingling when you apply but it goes away after a couple of minutes. I have 2 colors 705 (sheer pinky brown) & 105 (sheer light pink) but I'm seriously thinking about getting every color that they make because its so cheap! The gloss is so easy to apply, you just twist the bottom until gloss comes out the top and swipe it on! I lot easier that having to stick your finger into a pot or deal with a roller ball. This way you control how much you apply! LOVE IT!!!
This cleanser keeps my skin really smooth and clear. The scent is amazing and it lathers really well so it only takes a small amount. I usually alternate this cleanser with one thats moisturizing to achieve a good balance. This cleanser has small gritty "thingys" in it so it does a good job at exfoliation.
My "never leave home without it"! I've had the same tweezerman tweezers for more than a year. I have really thick eyebrows so I have to tweeze almost everyday. These tweezers grab even the smallest of hairs and pull them out with ease. Even though they cost more than the usual tweezers its soooooooo worth it! The ends are very small and slanted so it makes tweezing that much easier!
Bronzers -Clinique - True Bronze pressed powder bronzer - Sunkissed
megbenoit 11/6/2008 4:56:00 PM
OMG This is my HG bronzer!!! I have an olive complexion so I have trouble finding a bronzer that isnt too orange or dark. This bronzer is pretty sheer so you can apply a little or a lot for a more bronzed look. During the winter I use it as a blush. I tan during the summer so I usually just use it as an all over shimmer. Its long lasting and easy to apply and I love the brush that comes with it!!
This stuff lasts forever!!!!! I bought a tub more than a year ago and its about 1/2 gone. It only takes a very small dab to cover the whole eyelid. I agree that it does crease but if you let it dry before you close your eye its ok.....also if you put too much of course it will crease. I use this under my eye and in the inner corner for highlighting, its really sheer so using it as the main eyeshadow doesnt really do much for me because my skin is about the same color.