Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Aloe Vera Gel 100% pure gel
nesslee 5/19/2013 12:07:00 PM
i could find 99,9% aloe vera gel in brand called Planter's. to be honest with you, it smells like cat pee and i was put off by it at first, but then started using it on my acne scars (the red spots) since 1 month religiously every night or more than that if i can, and the result is astonishing. my acne scars are much smaller then before. i highly recommend it
i had bought the normal studio stipple brush to apply the studio cream blushes, but that brush was a complete failure, both in terms of size and synthetic hair quality. this one is perfect. it is small and dense
i waited long time to order this one and finally i got it from the france website. i received the small pack version, i guess i am lucky. the pack is light, not like the studio cream blushes that i received. easy to take it in your bag or for travel. the color is lovely. do not doubt about it! it is close to my skin color, but easy to wear for work. it doesnt have glitters or that sort and stays relatively well on the eyelids with elf mineral eyeshadow primer. very natural color that i will use all alone or under powder eyeshadows
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner - Eggplant
nesslee 4/7/2013 8:48:00 AM
the color is exactly how i wanted the eggplant to be but the texture is on the dry side. i spray some mineral water on it before each use. do not count on the brush, which is horrible. i use the elf studio angled brush, which is ok for a thin application but takes time. i wouldnt buy this again due to the dry texture. packaging is really bad by the way
i dont understand so many positive comments. the texture is so dry that i am having a difficult time to layer this on my lips!
i have the fit me concealer in color sand (nr 20) and it fits so well with my yellow based skin tone. no pink in it whatsoever. the texture is amazing. it lasts all day long without touch ups and i can use it both on the face and under the eyes. texture is not drying under the eyes. clean packaging. i love it!
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Noviderm Boreade Soin Lissant
nesslee 3/16/2013 5:06:00 AM
i couple the cream cleanser from the same product line (Boreade) with this cream. this line has a special scent to it. it reminds me of pomegranate and i like it. the texture feels creamy but definitely not oily or greasy, yet quite rich. i certainly did see a difference on my skin after having used this product. Most importantly, it doesnt contain parabens and it is 92% natural. With the face cleanser i will buy this again. its a good duo.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Noviderm Boreade Creme Lavante
nesslee 3/16/2013 5:02:00 AM
i agree with the other reviewers that this cleanser is drying because it is very potent. it cleans the makeup on my face so well. you should definitely use your face cream after this cleanser. i use the smoothing face cream from the same product line. having oily skin, this product is very convenient to me and i use it everyday. it is so economical because a little bit of product is enough to clean all the face and i find the cream texture more practical and less messy than the other liquid cleansers. it doesnt contain parabens and its 90% natural. ill buy this one again
Concealers -E.L.F. - Studio Maximum Coverage Concealer
nesslee 3/3/2013 12:54:00 PM
i suggest to look at the swatches from the bloggers before you buy your shade. i did that and bought the shade "nude" and spot on! blends with my skin beautifully. it has pink and yellow base mixed. texturewise, it really reminds me of an asian bb cream! its like a thick cream. its not oily, not drying neither. it looks quite natural. i use it all over the face (under eyes, spots and around the nose). thats so practical to have one product for concealing everything you need. do not expect a hardcore concealer because it stays as cream and doesnt become a dry texture after you apply it like maybelline liquid concealers for instance. but again, this one is much better to use under the eyes because it doesnt settle in the fine lines. i will definitely use up this concealer. i bought the elf flawless concealer brush along with it and its so useful to apply it. this one stays as bb cream and less like concealer to me, which certainly does not mean maximum coverage. so i find the name of this product misleading, but its an OK product. UPDATE: i noticed that color nude is oxidizing on me. it actually suits me better when im tanned
Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. - Studio Flawless Concealer Brush
nesslee 3/1/2013 3:58:00 PM
sooo soft, even softer than the other elf studio brushes. a must have to apply concealor
Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. - Studio Angled Eyeliner brush
nesslee 3/1/2013 3:01:00 PM
i had an angled brush and couldnt perform any proper eyelining with it: streaky and thick results. this brush is so thin but it works well to draw a very thin line. the result is not streaky and it doesnt waste my cream eyeliner. it still takes time for me to apply eyeliner with this, but at least the result is more professional.
such a lovely color. its less darker on the eye than in the pack. i use it as all over the eyelid color with black mascara and tight lining on the upper eyelids with black pencil. it stays on the lids almost all day long without losing its pigmentation
Blush -Wet 'n' Wild - Silk Finish Blush - Mellow Wine 833D
nesslee 2/23/2013 4:19:00 PM
i noticed that if iuse a yellow based foundation (i use mineral powder foundation), the color turns to be reddish and if i use a more neutral color of foundation, it keeps its color which is medium rose. in any case, the color is very natural and has great pigmentation. i use elf big stippling brush to apply it and i use it vey vey lightly. it stays all day long on my face. its not powdery at all. very good blush texturewise and colorwise. i would buy it again if i ever finish it!
Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. - Studio Mineral Powder Brush
nesslee 2/16/2013 7:39:00 AM
this is a tiny powder brush which i use for contouring or blush. its incredibly soft. im really pleased with this one.
i got the color los cabos and wrong color for me! its too warm for my skin tone. unless you have bronze undertones already, do not buy this color. i use it as eyeshadow now and it works better