Foundations -Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full-Coverage Foundation SPF 15
meluvsprettys 2/15/2012 8:57:00 AM
I am in love with this for the excellent color match alone! I have fair skin and finding the right foundation usually leaves me settling for something just a bit too yellow or pink. Not this! I love that it doesn't oxidize to a red or bronze undertone. I have skin so oily I look sweaty sans cover up, and this mousse-y foundation dries to a wonderful matte finish, absorbing better than any other liquid or even mineral makeup I've ever tried. Combined with a light dusting of the amazonian clay pressed powder and it's the most flawless finish i've seen from a liquid foundation. I have found that for me, this has to be applied with a sponge or else it settles into the dry patches on my cheeks. Minus one lippy for that. But overall, the best bang for my buck.
I love that this can palette can be used daily but glammed up for nights out or weekends. I also love that these are universally flattering colors with great pigment and staying power. Normally, neutrals turn a burnt orange on my skin. This palette does no such thing! I'm obsessed and hope I never run out!
Hello airbrushed looking skin! I have very oily skin with the misfortune of having flaky skin after washing. I used to be a huge advocate of Bare Minerals foundation, but since closing in on turning 30, I've discovered I really need something moisturizing that is thick and will fill pores. THEN I FOUND THIS AMAZING LITTLE GEM. When used with the Laura Mercier primer, applied with a sponge (gentle 'pats') and topped off with an over makeup primer and setting powder, I have never felt my skin looked so flawless. It doesn't settle into lines or flaky skin, and has serious all day staying power. Downside is that there are few color options. Fortunately, warm ivory worked perfectly for me and disappeared right into my skin.
This is the most natural my brows have ever looked, and I have bald spots and sparse sections galore. I've found that with most pencils or powders, the product settles onto my skin rather than giving fullness to the brows, making it apparent that they are filled in. The wax with this kit is just the right texture to give depth. And as far as the powder, a little goes a looooooong way. Plus, the shade is just right (which I tend to be between colors) and with the wax/powder combo the ability to build and blend is incredible. I find the brushes useful because I can take them on the go. These actually work really well for me because they seem to be about the same width and shape of my natural brows, so filling in is really easy for me.
This product can keep me oil free for days. And I have fringe that needs a mid afternoon tending to! I like that it doesn't leave a residue and yet somehow restores softness (lots of other dry shampoos I've tried left me feeling like the moisture was zapped). Like other reviewers said, it's a lot of money for a little bit of product. I personally get about a months worth out of it, which for me is still a lot considering I can shower shampoo my hair for less than that each month! I would give this a 5 star rating except for the price. Oh, and the flowery smell. Not a fan.
I like this mascara for a day look. It gives incredible, seperated, mile loooooooong lashes but doesn't amp up the volume or darkness the way I would like it to. My husband seemed to really like it though and said to me "Wow, you have really long eyelashes" for the first time. I've known him for ten years!!!!
this mascara fell short for me. it gives incredible dark lashes, but not enough separation or length. most disappointing of all, I find it very lacking in the volume department. which is a bummer because when the rep at the sephora sampled this on me i thought i was going to fall over my eyes popped so much! maybe i'm having technique issues? after over a month of use, I will continue my search for the perfect mascara!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Professional Size
meluvsprettys 3/25/2011 4:26:00 PM
Good for skin so oily that even your eyelids get slick. This has an excellent texture, smoothes on light and airy, and dries without creasing. Lasts all day. Eyeshadow and liner love it too. But not as much as I love it!
Top note smells like cigarettes! It reminds me of that weird aroma that is created when people try to cover up their ciggy smell with perfume. Just horrible. To be fair, it ends on a super woodsy-sweet note, but only if you apply it to your skin. It's a rather intoxicating, unique scent...very hard to explain. Better to just try. Like most Thierry Mugler perfumes its a love or hate scent.
MIRACLE! I have very oily skin with very large pores. No matter what I do, my makeup breaks down and i have to apply blotting tissue, translucent powder and then a light dusting of powder for coverage. amazingly, not with diorskin airflash! no makeup deterioration, way less shine, and uber fantastic coverage and pore minimizing effects. only pitfall is price and few choice of colors. for me, it's worth the extra $$$, and I had no problem color matching. Others might, though....