These were like $3.50 CAD!!! So cheap!! I wasn't expecting much.. I thought it was soft when I took it out of the packaging but oh my god!! When its wet it feels fluffier than marshmallows!! It's amazing. It does not make my foundation look airbrushed but it makes my skin look perfect as in it looks like I'm wearing absolutely no foundation at all, and I just have flawless skin. I love this because all of the product comes out of the sponge.. It's cool. It gave my Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream which has like no Coverage a medium coverage!!! I'm not even exaggerating. A BB Cream turned medium coverage with this. It may have more coverage but it looks even more natural thank if I were to apply it with my fingers. You'd think more coverage would look less natural but this sponge does wonders!!
Makeup Brushes -Unlisted Brand - Spa Resource Makeup Brushes
nicholeabigail 4/6/2013 9:32:00 AM
Amazing brushes!! MAC quality! Under $9 for a face brush, under $5 for an eye brush. So soft, so durable. Does its jobs beautifully I have 9 of these brushes and I've only experience shedding with the stippling brush. The only problem I have is that the handles are way too long and don't fit in my makeup bag. That's only 3 of my single brushes though. I have the stippling brush, the foundation brush, the crease blender & the 6 piece eye brush set. None of then were over $10 before tax the set was 9.97!! Steal! The eye brush set came with mini handles and a portable case with a pocket to the side perfect for putting everyday mascaras in. It comes with a brow and eye definer, a brow and lash brush, an eye smudge brush, a cream eyeshadow brush, and my 2 favorites for blending- the eye sweep brush and the angled eyeshadow brush. These brushes are so soft and when they're needed to be dense they are but still soft. None of them are scratchy and the eye brushes are the perfect sizes for they're job. The brow and lash brush is pretty standard but I comb out my clumps of mascara with the lash side. The cream shadow brush is just a standard flat shader, pretty dense. The brow and eye definer isn't the best for eyes especially the inner corners because it is too thick, I wish it wasn't because its dense enough to be an eyeliner brush. At first I was skeptical about the smudge brush because they had brushes out to feel before you buy them, it seemed like it was less dense then the crease blender and I wanted to use that as a pencil brush but it turned out to be actually amazing for applying crease colors but the shape of it makes it work beautifully yet not harsh on eyes. The angled eye brush and the eye sweep brush blend like no other, I was expecting myself to like the angled one more because of the shape but they both do an amazing job for blending. The crease blender is PERFECT for applying colour to the crease but the name is misleading because it's just as good as blending as a flat shader would be. The stippling brush does shed a little but I use it for blush, contouring, highlighting, & foundation, it's so multifunctional and gets the job done flawlessly but it sheds. The foundation brug was my first brush not only from this brand it was my first brush ever; the brush leaves your foundation cakey and streaky so I was about to throw it out cause I got a foundation brush from a random brand that got the job done. But I blended my under eye concealer with this and holy crap!! It's amazing for that's blends concealer like no other and leaves it looking flawless in no time. Overall this brand has high end quality, soft brushes. People need to try more than the stippling brush. Bottom line, I recommend this brand for brushes 100%
Liquid -Rimmel - Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation
nicholeabigail 3/28/2013 6:51:00 PM
This is the worst foundation I've ever used. I got it because I was just getting into foundations last summer. It's matte which I don't prefer but I don't mind. But this foundation is cakey with the thinnest layer. It gives medium coverage. I can't stand it because no matter how much I blend it it looks like I'm wearing a mask
I was actually fairly surprised at how great this foundation is. This foundation goes on so smooth and feels and looks like skin. It makes my skin look so much brighter and radiant although it isn't glowy nor is it matte. I have normal skin that barely breaks out so I'm not picky about foundations but I actually really love this foundation it feels really nice and goes on really nice, better than any other foundations do.. They're usually not that smooth. This matches me so well although it is called fit me I didn't think it would match me as well as it said it would because my skin tone is so unique but I guess that's what the translucent base is for. It gives light coverage but it gives a lot more coverage than I expected. I expected like a BB cream kind of coverage but its more than that but it's not medium so I guess it would be a light to medium coverage. The packaging is really nice and appealing and I don't mind that it doesn't have a pump because its not thick and I can tilt the bottle and dip my finger in it instead of pouring out too much. I only mind foundations that have no pump when they're thick. Maybelline foundations tend to smell really bad and chemically although I don't mind it. This foundation doesn't have that kind of smell it just smells like foundation. I didn't want to buy it because it had no pump but I figured out how to not pour as much(actually I don't pour it at all) and because of these reviews but I was pleasantly surprised at the way this worked. I bought it because it was less than $6 and even the NYC foundation(dirt cheap) is around the price. The finish isn't cakey but it doesn't look flawless airbrushed but it looks natural. When most people say that it still looks a teensy bit like you're wearing foundation but this is the most natural looking foundation out there. It looks just as natural as my bb creams and even mu bare skin. BTW I wear shade 125 Nude Beige. Great foundation. Didn't let me down.
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm
nicholeabigail 2/23/2013 12:26:00 PM
I have fairly pigmented lips, my lip colour looks like Maybelline's Pink Satin. I got this in Plum Twist at first and thought it was just pigmented because is was a dark colour. But I still went and picked up 2 more. Toffe Twist is an awesome nude colour!!! I love it so much! My favorite is Haute Pink Twist. Like I said, I thought the lighter ones would be sheer, but these are pigmented and buildable! I love how it just glides onto my lips and its so moisturizing. I have dry lips and this is the first lip product (other than clear lip balm/gloss) that doesn't essentuate my flakes on my lips. You don't need a lipstick because its so pigmented. No lip balm because its so moisturizing. And no gloss because the more you build the colour the more glossy it is. And you don't need a mirror because it glides on like a lip balm. I love had its saturated but not too too saturated so when I use it without a mirror it isn't that scary. I also love the packaging!! It's so cute. And the cap the the almost exact colour of the product.
Foundations -Cover Girl - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
nicholeabigail 2/20/2013 7:25:00 PM
This is freaking amazing!!! I usually like thick foundations but this is just regular. But it gets rid of my dark circles in a second!!! It's too amazing. I love the pump!!! It's no crap pump and its sanitary! I think it looks less modern then the newer foundations.. The look is boring but the product is so amazing. I look for foundations with medium coverage and thick even if I do have great skin I'm just weird.. But this might be my holy grail foundation. It's competing with my nyc smooth skin which gives me ok coverage but a flawless finish. This has better coverage just not as good of finish.. Overall I love this and I might buy it again * Update- I like this foundation. It's not bad. I love the pump but the foundation is really cakey although it covers really well. I will not buy this again. It's not amazing as I thought it was -2 lippies
I got this for about $2.50 CAD because I love loose powders.. The container is huge!!! Which is awesome. It makes my skin so smooth!!! When I read smooth skin I thought it was just a name but it really makes your skin smooth. It makes your skin look FLAWLESS! This is my holy grail powder and I can't believe it's bigger than all my powders yet like $10 cheaper. There's nothing wrong with this powder at all its so finely milled and amazing. The only thing is how much comes out at a time. The sifter is terrible but I just put the rest I havent used back onto the sifter and tap it back in. Otherwise this powder is amazing and has the quality on high end yet price of dollar store
Eye Shadow -Essence - Sun club (glamour to go eyeshadow)
nicholeabigail 2/5/2013 10:53:00 PM
Ok, this product is pretty bad without a primer. I was never into eyeshadow primers. I purchased the I LOVE STAGE eyeshadow base and I used that with the eyeshadow. It's so pretty and the colors are kinda pigmented with a primer or at least the essence one. So before you purchase this, don't forget an eyeshadow primer
Powder -Maybelline - Mineral Power Powder Foundation
nicholeabigail 12/28/2012 9:43:00 PM
The container is actually not that messy so I like that. I like the Kabuki brush unlike pretty much everyone else and the brush is also great for applying my L'oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream. The brush pickws up pigment really well. I actually use this as powder because i like powders with pigment and I LOVE mineral powder/foundation. I wear this over my BB cream. This Provided medium coverage and more as you layer it, my bags were almost gone after this. This was quite expensive for a drugstore item at around 13-14 dollars. My only problem is that it can feel cakey if you add too much.
BB Cream -L'Oreal - Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream
nicholeabigail 12/28/2012 9:37:00 PM
I love the elegant packaging it comes in. I was pretty confused when it came out white since i didnt even purchase it in the lightest shade... The beads are pretty grainy but it blends quickly so the grainy feel is gone as soon as its blended. I love how natural it looks and made my skin look flawless and it evened out my skin tone. It has very sheer coverage but i have no acne at all and no blemishes or red areas... But it does nothing for my eye bags. But this product looks great and feels like you arent wearing anything at all. I love it!
This is an amazing mascara. it clumps every now and then but it never gives me spider lashes. I really do look like I'm wearing falsies and I love it! I'm definately buying this again. I'm excited to try more from Volum' Express