Tinted Moisturizer -Boots - No7 Soft and Sheer Tinted Moisturiser
meggers88 2/8/2013 12:54:00 AM
I like the coverage and it is a good moisturizer. The reason why it gets a 3 (the 3.5 aggregate rating is spot on for me actually) is their shade selection is too limited. I'm NC15 and fair is two shades too dark for me, so I have to mix in my Physicians Formula Conceal RX in with it so that it matches my skin. When I do that, it's almost perfect. It's just annoying because I hate using so much concealer, and also diluting it with the concealer can tend to make it less moisturizing so I have to put on a little moisturizer first. PLEASE MAKE A LIGHTER SHADE!!!
this is a good, long lasting eyeliner. it doesn't smudge under my eyes. this was especially relieving when i wore it with revlon colorstay foundation. i guess makes sense b/c it's the same line...but it's one of the only eyeliners i've found that doesn't smudge when i wear it with that foundation- maybelline eyestudio gel liner and the cover girl one i tried did smudge. anyways for the price i think it's one of the better drug store ones! i have it in brown and i actually liked the color better than i thought cos its an espresso brown
For the price, it's a really good eyeshadow. I never wear eyeshadow without a base, and this holds up as well as my more expensive ones with a base on underneath. No complaints as to quality, color, etc.- really nice color and I like it alot! As for the packaging- so hard to open! I cannot open it without denting the eyeshadow or getting a lot of it on my finger and I think I'm gonna waste product b/c of it. I've started not closing the eyeshadow, hopefully that won't dry it out or ruin it...but because it is so cheap guess you can't expect much, so I only took off 1 lipstick
This is more gray than taupe. It is kind of taupey, but I definitely would say that it's more gray. I'm a little disappointed with the color, but I have been wanting a gray eyeshadow anyways so I still feel pretty good about it. It stays on really well until I take my makeup off. I usually wear it over a Mac Paint Pot (Bare Study) so I'm not sure if the staying power is due to the Mac product or if it stays well on its own. I think based on the consistency of it, it probably would.
I have one in Bare Study and Painterly- Painterly isn't good on its own, it's best underneath your eye shadows. Very good as a base though, as long as you don't mind your eye shadows taking on a pinkish tint. Bare Study is good on its own, it's kind of a neutral, light shimmery color. i'm pale so it looks natural on me with a little shimmer. i wear it alone when i'm trying to get out of the house quick without spending much time on my face. It stays on all day, unless you wipe at your eye a lot (which I think happens with anything). Bare Study also is a good base if you don't want your eye shadow to take on a pinkish tint.
UPDATE: I think this is pretty good- people warned me that it was cakey but I don't really have that problem. You need to put on a good moisturizer, use about a nickel sized amount for your whole face, and put it on with a foundation brush. My face doesn't feel sticky or stiff or anything like that and if you apply it fast you can kind of smooth it out so it doesn't leave lines. If you don't do that, I've noticed it does cake in spots where I miss, so I guess you do have to be careful. If you want it to look more natural and do a better job of smoothing it out, use a damp sponge. My complaints: the shade- I can't find one that matches perfectly but it's close enough. Also, I don't like that it takes some of the coverage away from my concealer underneath my eyes (and to get coverage I need to use a lighter shade so i do need to blend) when I put it on over it to blend it for some reason. The damp sponge trick does help and it makes it so that the foundation doesn't settle in there excessively, but I still feel like I wind up taking my concealer off...if anyone has tips about blending it with your concealer appreciate it.
Okay, so, yes it does what it says- it pushes up and adds 2 cup sizes. BUT. Unless you're like really skinny, it's going to make you look like you have fat boobs. And I'm not fat and I don't have fat boobs- I weigh between 115-120 and I'm 5'5, so I was just like EW. I would not recommend wearing with spaghetti strap tank tops/dresses or anything like that, I think the only time I'd wear it would be with maybe lower cut t-shirts or dresses that have sleeves. Also, it just doesn't look natural- it looks like you're wearing a padded bra, it does not look like normal boobs. So overall, it's just eh...it's not worth spending all that money on, it was the weirdest bra I ever tried on.
Love this bra....it's my favorite. I give it a 4 mainly for the fit, comfort, and shaping it gives your boobs. But for quality, it ONLY DESERVES A 2. However. It doesn't last longer than six months to a year. I am pretty sure they only glue/adhere the material to the padding- they do not sew it, so the fabric literally peels off of the padding and makes it pretty much unwearable...unless you are brave enough to try Superglue.
Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
meggers88 6/16/2011 8:28:00 PM
I really like this mascara- it's less clumpy than Dior Show, which I had been using for awhile. I also used Hypnose Drama, which was also more clumpy. But, because volumizing mascaras are designed to falsely make your lashes thicker, it does still have a thick, kind of sticky, weird consistency, but I think I would rather have that than huge clumps. My biggest complaint is the brush- it keeps collapsing on me- like I'll pull it out and the bristles will be all caved in so that it looks like the brush fell off or something. My mom said it happened to her friend who used it too. Also it is VERY expensive, it's kind of ridiculous...I wish YSL would lower the price, but I will probably buy it again because it is a pretty good mascara.
It's a pretty good mascara, depending on what you're looking for. I've used a lot of different mascaras and out of the volumizing ones this one was one of the best. However you should be aware that if you have short eyelashes, it will not lengthen your lashes very much. It's better for people with medium to long eyelashes that just want to make their eyelashes darker and thicker/ stand out against their eyeliner. It tends to clump after about two weeks of using it, though- I think that's what I dislike most about it. Honestly I really just hate mascara for that reason....it's pretty much impossible to get a natural feeling mascara and every mascara clumps a little. And sometimes if I would be in a rush I'd forget to put it on and not notice too much of a visual difference except that my eyelashes were thinner. It really does fan your lashes out. After using Lancome Hypnose Drama and more lengthening mascaras, I think I prefer those but if I ever want another volumizing one this one IS one of the better ones so I would probably buy again.
Ok so I'm editing an old review I wrote. The first time I got this, I got the matte formula, and I think that the color I had was just wrong for my face, and the coverage wasn't good / I wasn't using enough of it so it would come off and not look like I had much makeup on. Someone told me you don't need a lot, but...if you're like me and you have reddish skin....you do. Since I switched to the original formula and have been using more product, I like it much much better...but now I'm almost out...sadly :( So that said, I like the original formula (whatever the regular kind is, that has more of a shimmer) because it does make your skin look a lot smoother, softer, and more glowy. It wakes up your skin and makes it look healthier. And it's pretty fast to put on if you're in a hurry- which is why I really like it... However- I have tried the primer, and if you are having trouble getting it to stay on and you break out easily, don't get it. Use a different primer (or moisturizer works ok for me). The Prime Time Bare Minerals primer gave me cystic acne. Bare MInerals is also good for touchup if I'm going somewhere at night after I've had makeup on all day and don't want to redo it completely. I put it over Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation sometimes.
I recently bought this because I was getting tired of Dior Show (it doesn't really lengthen and I wanted lengthening.) A friend suggested I try Lancome. Ok so here's the thing. It takes awhile to figure out how to put it on. The brush is tricky. The woman at the counter showed me how, and you have to flip it so that the brush is in the shape of a "U"- you use the curve part to lift your lashes and lengthen. Then you flip it over to the bumpy part of the brush, make sure to zigzag, and it will create thicker lashes. If you do it right you will have thick, very long eyelashes. They almost look fake. The only problem is it clumps a little. It works best for me when I run a brush comb over my lashes after I'm done, and I always have to be careful to get rid of excess product or visible clumps on the brush before applying. Overall I'm pretty impressed.
I really like this, it works really well as a base, I don't get creasing or anything like that. I'm very fair with pink undertones, and it's almost a perfect match for me but it's a little darker and pinker. My only complaint is that sometimes, depending on the color of my eyeshadow, my eyeshadow gets a pink tint to it. Once my coworkers thought my eyeshadow was purple when really it was a mix of tan and dark brown...but basically what it means is you have to put more eyeshadow on for your 1st color.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
meggers88 7/11/2010 5:59:00 PM
I haven't used this in awhile but I used to use it back in high school...I gave it a 2 because it does make your eye shadow stay. The problem is the texture of it was horrible and it dries too fast. It's way too sticky and you can't blend your eye shadow. It's not bad if you're only doing one color, but if you're trying to do anything in the crease of your eye forget it....it won't blend in properly with the first color you put on. I don't recommend. Mac shadesticks and paint pots are way better.
This is the best moisturizer I've been able to find. The sensitive skin one doesn't break me out, and it keeps my face from getting flaky (which it likes to do, especially when I use foundation or anything oil-free). I don't think the price is that bad, especially since it lasts me 3 or 4 months. But a word of advice- never never NEVER buy the CVS Generic Brand. That stuff is crap, it is nothing like the actual Olay product. It's way too thick and sunscreen-ish. It only saves you a dollar anyway. Might as well spend a dollar more for the better product.