First full coverage liquid foundation I bought. Still the first product that comes to my mind when I need a full coverage (but does not look too thick), matte and long lasting. All positive stuff (in my experience) about this product.
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
philippines 7/2/2012 2:07:00 PM
Light on skin. Light to medium coverage that gives that fresh glow on your skin. It is made for HD cameras but also good to use everyday. Good for all ages. Pump hole gets blocked though with hardened product. Brush the tip/hole off and you're good.
Toners -Unlisted Brand - Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar
philippines 7/2/2012 2:03:00 PM
We use it at home a lot! - cooking (It's a vinegar but has that apple-ish smell) - toner (but didn't actually noticed any difference on my pimples before) - gargle for sore throat (mixed to warm water) - conditioner (1cup apple cider mix to 1cup water after using baking soda as shampoo) - soaking this inside containers to take the smell out - etc.. etc... Yep, get the one with "the mother". For sure you will find more use for this on the web. And oh! It's not a chemical type vinegar so it's good! It's a winner. Love it!
Liquid -Make Up For Ever - Mat Velvet PLUS Matifying Foundation
philippines 7/2/2012 1:54:00 PM
Expensive. Does not completely mattify the face but helps to keep it less oily for few hours. Not tight on skin, natural finish (given that it's full coverage), tolerable scent and does not cause breakouts (maybe for some but not for me or my clients or my other makeup artist friends).
It's sticky but gives that nice gloss that you are looking for. If you don't blot your lips once this is applied, it last long. Small amount goes a long way and it smells nice too. I scrape a little bit of my lipstick and mix it with this using a small spatula and lip brush and voila! A new glossy lipstick!
I owned two curles (one for me and one for clients - I am a makeup artist) since 2007. Never changed the rubber (it comes with an extra rubber) and still on it's best conditions. Curls deep-set eye lashes well. Noticed that it's kind of hard for non deep-set eyes (like chinese or korean eyes - I use a different curlers for them). Probably not really as special as what the hype is all bout but it last long enough to save you money and keep that flirty eyelashes.
Lip Treatments -Maybelline - Baby Lips in antioxidant berry
philippines 7/2/2012 1:34:00 PM
I did not even noticed the anti-oxidant info on it. Lol! I just picked this as I like the smell and I don't care if I get the other flavors as well. I have been looking for a really moisturizing cheap lip balm. Most of it is just a sticky thingy and ends up drying/peeling my lips. This one though really moisturizes my lips. Simple!
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
philippines 7/2/2012 1:30:00 PM
It's messy. Oftentimes it's hard to open. Melts on humid/hot climate. Does not moisturise my lips. It just smells nice, thats all.
I was starting to have adult acne and my pimple marks takes a long time to go away. I have been using moisturizers with vitaminC or boosters but I am still unhappy with the way my skin. It's dull (I travel a lot also - exposed to different climates). I have been keeping this whole tin for a while and I use it sometimes on my elbows, knees, feet (esp when I need to exposed them! hahaha) and rarely on the face. It say's it can be used everyday and so one day I decided to use it everyday until the whole tin can is finished. U can see the result with one use but with at least two to more days of use, it really made a huge difference on my skin. Glowing, even toned, my pimples went away (no kidding! even those little bumps), dark spots lightened even on the second use (and some went away on the fourth day). I did not find it harsh but I will start using it 3x a week now as it is very expensive and I got the skin that I was looking for. It's time to just maintain it. Btw, the pad that comes with it is rough. I don't rub it too hard. I rub it lightly enough to cover my face (avoiding my eye area - it can dry the delicate eye area). The rest of the liquid from the pad goes to my neck, knee, elbows, feet or chest pimples (if there's any).