Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
omniclean 5/19/2011 10:40:00 PM
Love it. Kills sunscreen shine while remaining invisible. That's all I need it to do. Cheap. My favorite powder.
Pros: Matte, makes my warmer lippies look better on my face, can get a very natural-looking application that does not look like I am wearing any makeup. No sparkle, shimmer, or glitter of any kind, flattering, and good for work/school. Does not look orange at all on me. Cons: Price. I bought it because the SA was so helpful and kind to me. But there are $1 bronzers out there that will do the same job. Get those instead.
Color on lips is nothing like the color in the tube. Comes out as silver with a faint pink undertone on my lips. Have to put gloss over it to make it wearable. Oh, well. It was cheap.
Lipstick -NYX - Round Lipstick in Orange Soda #588
omniclean 5/17/2011 7:59:00 PM
LOVE! Perfect warm nude, very pale. Very 60s mod look, wonderful with a defined eye. My lips are not very pigmented and I gravitate towards pale nudes without shimmer. They are not easy to find. This one is just perfect. Love the texture (creamy) and finish. Can see how this might be difficult to swing for certain intrinsic pigmentations but on me it is a winner. At $1.99 it's a steal.
The best daily use product ever, aside from good sunscreen. I can't stand my skin when I skip a day. This does it all. Nothing compares except for maybe Retin-A. I use the generic tazarotene gel from ADC. It's so cheap it's practically free. Highest recommendation from me, although friends have complained it's too irritating and gives itchy skin.
Like the texture, color, and lack of glitters but the price is really ridiculous. No more MAC for me.
Sunscreen -La Roche Posay - Anthelios XL face and body spray spf 50+ ppd 20
omniclean 10/9/2010 4:22:00 PM
Mine does not state "Face and Body" but it's lighter than the lotions or creams and a heck of a lot cheaper. The only problem is the unnatural shine which accentuates every flaw. I powder over it. I use it on face, neck, hands, arms, and chest. I've repurchased this 5 times. Purchased from Pharmazon.gr. Shipping was cheap. Considering shipping costs I do not think a lower priced product (per unit weight) exists with this level of UVA protection. Best of all: no zits.
Goose egg. Used it for a year, I saw nothing. The emperor has no clothes.