Love love love this blush! Strangers compliment me on it often. The color 'Nymph' appears to be hot purple/pink in the container but when applied it goes on very naturally and is buildable. I have very fair skin/blonde hair and it looks natural on me. I also like the healthy ingredients. The one downside I've found is that like some other blushes, if you drop it, even once, it may crumble, which has happened to me a few times. When that happens I just crush it up and keep it in a container so I can still use it instead of wasting it. I've also mixed the crushed blush with some illuminating mineral veil which makes a very pretty soft and slightly more shimmery shade.
This is my main C serum and it is one of my favorite products. It is one of the few serums where I can actually see a definite improvement in the condition of my skin. It brightens/treats/prevents wrinkles and it actually clears my skin rather than break it out. I contacted the company with some questions and they said I only really need to use it once every 3 days since it remains in the skin for that long. I like that it's in a pump but like someone else mentioned, the pump can malfunction and dispense too much serum which is frustrating as the bottle is quite small and expensive.
Brows -Sephora - waterproof retractable eye brow pencil
peachiful 2/13/2013 12:17:00 PM
I recently switched from the Tarte waterproof pencil, which I really like, but I like this one slightly better. It is less expensive by about 8 dollars. I have light hair and fair skin so I use the lightest shade and it matches nicely. I can't attest to how waterproof it truly is since I only fill in my brows to shape them up a bit but if you plan to draw on your brows, you may want to do a trial before going swimming or venturing out in the rain, just to be sure. Overall, a good pencil. The one imperfection I've found is that sometimes the pencil drags a bit (just like the tarte pencil and others like it) causing slightly uneven application, although it's an easy fix.
Lipstick -Tarte - Glamazon Pure Performance 12 hour lipstick
peachiful 7/27/2012 12:34:00 AM
I just discovered this lipstick while I was shopping at sephora and decided to buy it after I tried it on (I rarely buy lipstick since I find so few that I like) It is a bit expensive (26.00) but the color is fabulous! (I bought whimsy) It's bright pink and SUPER pigmented so I only need a few dots & blend and while it appears noticeable it is not over the top. I have a similar color in Givenchy which I love but the problem is, it's melts off too quickly. What I like about the Tarte is that it stays put for several hours even without a lip primer. It's also made with several nutrients to protect the lips. Good stuff:)
Lipstick -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain
peachiful 3/18/2012 12:36:00 AM
This is the best lip marker I've tried so far. I have it in Jitterbug (bright pink) I'm very fair-skinned and do not like a lot of lip color but I found that if I apply this marker first followed by a lighter colored gloss, the color comes out perfect and lasts a long time. The tip stays firm and doesn't collapse or fray like some others I have tried. I also like that it doesn't have a lot of the crap chemicals that are in most lip stains -brownie points!
I really like this one. I use it under my eyes as a concealer, as well as, a highlighter between my eyebrows. It blends very nicely and doesn't crease or flake. I use 310 which is a pale pink, the color is natural/subtle and compliments my fair cool-toned skin very well. The packaging is not the greatest as the tip gets messy but definitely still worth it.
I bought this after going a little overboard while makeup shopping. (I swore I was only going to buy ONE thing.....yeah right, not a snowball's chance in hell that would happen) Since I bought "a few" other things, this got lost in my makeup box for a while until one day when I couldn't find my usual undereye concealer, I grabbed this and dabbed a few tiny drops under my eyes. I thought, whoa, this stuff has great coverage! I only need a very small amount to do the trick. It is very pigmented and thick so a little goes a long way. It's also very creamy so it doesn't look dry but I have to use a setting powder so make sure it stays put. Pretty good stuff.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Eden
peachiful 3/26/2011 2:51:00 AM
I don't like the packaging but other than that it works for me. I only use a very tiny amount, just a few small dots and then blend so I only need to buy one bottle every blue moon. The tint gives me the little bit of coverage I need while still looking natural. My eyeshadow stays in place all day and I use the UD setting spray for backup to be sure it doesn't budge.
Primer/ Corrector -Urban Decay - All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
peachiful 1/1/2011 12:12:00 PM
I was excited about this stuff it because it worked so well but unfortunately, after several trial and error experiments, I realized this is what was breaking me out. The day after I used it I would always break out in little bumps, boo:( UPDATE: I figured out a way for this to work for me, at least for my eye makeup. I use UD eyelid primer, followed by BB eyeliner gel, UD eye shadow and Blinc mascara. These 4 together have great staying power by themselves but then I spray UD All Nighter on a makeup brush and dab it over my entire eye area, and voila! my eye makeup doesn't budge, even through the hot, humid weather, napping, and even, eh hem...bedroom activity. As long as I don't apply it to the rest of my face I won't break out yay:)
Treatments (Eye) -BeneFit Cosmetics - Ooh la lift!
peachiful 6/17/2010 11:23:00 PM
MAYBE my eyes looked ever so slightly better if I stared in the mirror long enough and talked myself into it. OOh La No thanks.
I have to admit that I've been around the block when it comes to eyeliner. I normally don't buy makeup until I do my research but while I was playing at sephora I came across this liner, which I'd never heard of but after messing with it I had to buy it. I have it in Tommy Jet (deepest black) The color is excellent and it glides on soooo smoothly. It's also waterproof. One thing that it doesn't have is a smudger on the end so I have to use one from another liner. I always smudge, and with this liner I can draw the line and lightly glide a smudger over it once or twice and it looks perfectly even, rather than having to pull or drag the skin and have it bare in certain spots and clumpy in others. I really like this one, it just needs a smudger.
I really like this stuff, it highlights my skin nicely without being sparkly or obvious. I put it right below my brows, between my brows and it blends in well. I have very fair/cool skin so it works for me but I don't know if would match everyone so try before you buy.
Eyeliner -BeneFit Cosmetics - Badgal Waterproof Eyeliner
peachiful 5/30/2010 4:07:00 PM
Not so much... I like that it's waterproof and has staying power plus a smudger on the end because I prefer a smokier look but this doesn't seem to smudge evenly. It lasted about a week before the liner fell out of the pencil. Fail.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I LOVE THIS LINE! Mychelle has done miracles for my skin and I use all of their products. I like this mask in particular since it uses plant acids. I buy the sample sizes from whole for about 4 dollars and it lasts me 4-5 masks as I apply only a thin layer (believe me that's all you need) This stuff seems to burn the years right off my face. Warning: Do NOT leave it on too long or apply too much. I did this and it burned a patch of my skin and it looked like I had cleaned the blacktop the with my face. I switch between this one and the incredible pumpkin peel and my skin stays smooth.
Such a lovely color, not too sticky. It's just right for my complexion-very fair so I can't wear anything too dark or it looks startling. Perfectly subtle. I'm not sure when they changed the formula (a few years ago maybe?) but it used to be more pigmented which I liked better *sigh* anyhow, I still dig the light pink color. It just doesn't last long so I come prepared to reapply by having a few Pouts in my purse, a couple scattered around the house, and a few more in the car like I'm some kind of glossaholic.