Gels/Soaps -St. Ives - Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Wash
opheliae 2/2/2013 8:03:00 PM
my skin is so amazingly soft and silky because of this. its winter and i dont even use lotion anymore because of this. it's really sped up my routine. also, no greasy lotion feel either.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Professional Super Thick Lash Mascara
opheliae 12/31/2012 5:53:00 PM
HG for sure. i was using Lash Perfection before this by CG and i like this a million times more. to compare the two this forumla seems to be a lot smoother and more volumizing ( but no clumps at all). lash perfection kind of made my lashes look crispy and stiff on the ends. my lashes also looked very fanned out with this mascara. i was worried with some of the reviews that this would be clumpy but it's not in any way for me. i have a wonderful metal lash comb but it has retired now. love love love.
Blush -Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed Tarte Blush
opheliae 11/12/2012 2:52:00 AM
i have NW10 skin, i don't think many pale girls will find too dark or muddy but i really like to look more natural so this is a little for me. i apply this closer to my hair line rather then the apples of my cheeks like i would a brighter blush. has a slimming contouring effect since i am so pale bit is more fool proof as it is not that dark all while adding a bit of pink. some people see plummy tones but i consider this to be more on the neutral side in general, just cool for a brownish tone.
Loose Powders -E.L.F. - Studio High Definition Powder
opheliae 9/3/2012 10:29:00 PM
no no no, this is NOT like MUFE HD powder, Ive use MUFE HD powder for years. When you put this on it tursn your make up lighter and makes white casts. i am NW10 and it still shows as a white cast especially on what would normally be a shadow on my face. For example, this puts white casts on the sides of my nose... in turn making it look bigger and just plain weird. BUT you don't even need to put this over your make up to see the huge flaw in this. If you rub MUFE HD powder on the back of your hand for example, it is just the most finely milled silky heaven feeling ever. lightly rubbing ELF HD powder on the back of your hand causes it to ball up and show up white (which also allows you to see its patchy coverage). I hardly ever disagrees with MUA majority but i can't even believe that people think this is on par with MUFE HD. I think that if you are looking for an alternative to MUFE HD because of the high price that you should maybe look into Ben Nye. Now i am using Hard Candy Welcome Matte temporarily because it is better than this ELF powder but i plan to try Ben Nye next with higher expectations.
i thought this was great before how it didn't strip the skin and was happy that it was in a pump bottle but just a couple days of using it i started getting white heads and huge clogged pores. Before this i had 0 acne due to retin-a and it never really allowed the white heads to fully develop from this cleanser but i can only imagine what my face would've looked like without my trusty retin-a. i was also getting white heads in areas i have never broken out in my life. i really wanted to believe it wasn't this but i went back to my HG Basis Cleaner Clean and it went away right away.
cheap and gets rid of callouses, makes it a 5 for me whether it worked for cuticles or not.
this foundation doesn't have as much coverage as the original colorstay but looks AMAZING under natural light on my skin. it does last for me all day but i do powder with this and not with original CS. ivory fits my NW10 skin.
this is the only product that makes me EXTREMELY damaged/dry ends feel anywhere the same texture as my new growth plus a lot silkier. i've tried got2b gloss, PM skinny serum, and proclaim glossing polish off the top of my head and nothing makes my hair feel like this.
wow, bought this because of the reviews on MUA and even after the FIRST day my skin looks a lot better. its the third and my skin looks so luminous with out makeup, i already have a better complexion i cant imagine what it will be like a couple months from now. i used to want a clairsonic but now i don't see the point if my skin is already becoming flawless without it.
Mascara -Jordana - Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
opheliae 8/4/2012 2:21:00 AM
i'm very on the fence about this product. yes the formula has A LOT of potential as far as volume but i've never had such a hyped up product be so much of a hassle. this does get very clumpy very fast and the brush deposits way too much product if you don't mess with it before. also many times it difficult to get a feathery softer look on the ends of your lashes and you will have too much volume or even worse, chunks, on the ends of your lashes. i was really expecting more with this MUA rating especially considering i had never been disappointed by a item raved on MUA before. maybe this would be better with a lash comb (which i don't have because i have never needed with my HG lash blast volume) but i anticipate getting one soon and maybe that will change my review.
doesn't chip easily but SUCCCCCCH a pain in the a$$ to remove, also takes an eternity to dry. i will do my nails several hours before i go to bed but when i wake up there's imprints left in the nails, rather frustrating. beautiful color though. doesn't make my nw10 hands look ruddy. OPIs done out in deco may be of more interest, they aren't that close i believe as far as shade (never have put them side by side) but sort of the same effect.
i suppose i've never used a bad eyelash curler so i don't have anything to compare this too. it just does what it should
shrinks pores, dries up acne. whats to complain about!
pros: lightest shade is pretty fair stays on till you want it off transfer resistant good coverage cons: i could use a shade a little bit lighter/brighter than ivory, especially for winter dull/flat effect, too matte for my liking
his defines so well and lengthens and volumizes, all around perfect. i have a really hard time not getting this on my eyelid because the brush is so fat and my lashes are mega long. over all i like super thick lash better than this and its much cheaper.