Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Pai Camellia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
pimenta 11/29/2012 5:40:00 AM
I really like this cleanser, I know some people complaint about the muslin cloth but I don't use it, I use this with the jane iredale magic mitt (only 1 pump is enough if using this mitt, so is not that expensive) and it takes all my make-up, including eye make-up without irritating my skin. It's moisturizing which means that it doesn't strip your skin but it doesn't leave a residue either and it helps balance my skin. It's very creamy and another thing I like is it has an expiry date in the lid so you'll always know.
Deodorants -Jason Natural Cosmetics - Unscented Deodorant
pimenta 11/24/2012 4:55:00 PM
It may be gentle but it's not effective and it's much more expensive than the regular ones
It´s a total mineral product with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide and no parabens, although it has some silicones. I have to use a good moisturizer before applying it otherwise is difficult to apply and leaves a white cast. Other sunscreens by bioderma normally have a higher PPD so it's a great option for those that don't want a chemical sunscreen but I won't repurchase it.
Tinted Moisturizer -Juice Beauty - Tinted Moisturizer - SPF 30
pimenta 4/10/2012 5:20:00 AM
I bought this in light and the color is a little bit darker than my NW20 skin but it's still manageable what I really don't like is that it leaves my face so shiny. In terms of coverage it's quite light but you can see a difference. I'm using now the Madara moon flower and I much happier with that one, the color looks better and it's dewy instead of shiny.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser with Aloe Vera
pimenta 2/22/2012 5:17:00 AM
Very creamy and it has a very subtle fresh scent. Does a great job removing make-up, including eye make-up, it's so gentle on eyes I can easily open them while using it without any irritation. The only con it's because it contains methylparaben.
Gels/Soaps -Shea Terra Organics - Argan & Ghassool Shampoo Spa Body Bar
pimenta 2/8/2012 3:06:00 PM
This can be used on your hair and your body but I didn't like it as a shampoo, it didn't lather very well and I felt I could never rinse it completely. As a soap it's nice and moisturizing but I was expecting more. The ingredients are 100% natural (organic virgin coconut cream oil, spring water, 33% USDA certified organic shea butter, certified organic, extra virgin olive oil, ghassool clay, sodium hydroxide, ECOCERT certified organic argan oil)
Eye Shadow -Bobbi Brown - Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Shore
pimenta 1/17/2012 2:33:00 AM
I love this cream eyeshadow, I got it in a swap and I'm so glad I did. It lasts all day, doesn't crease and it's perfect as a base for other powder eyeshadow as well. It has a great neutral color that make my eyes appear brighter and more awake, I'm a NW20 by the way, so the color is similar to my complexion but more polished. Normally I apply it all over the lid and then apply a dark powder eyeshadow on the outer v.
It does sting when you apply and has a very chemical smell but what I really don't like is that it dries the lips and if you don't apply a very little amount it ends up flaky. It also got stained from the lipstick I used, so now the liquid is not clear anymore. It does help making the lipstick last longer but nothing amazing, I prefer the Mac prep and prime, it works better and it's moisturizing.
Unfortunately there's only one color and is quite dark for my complexion, I would say you have to be at least NC30 to pull it off, it's also on the expensive side but the coverage is good and has spf30.
I got this set a while ago and I'm loving the brushes, the price is quite good and apart from the pointed brush, that I never found a use for, I've been using all the others on a daily base. My favorite is the contour brush, I use it to apply blush, either powder or cream, and it's perfect for me because I have tiny cheeks and most blush brushes are just to big for me or only work with powders but not this one which is great for any type of blush. I'm also using the buffing brush daily to apply my mineral foundation and the detailer brush to apply cream eyeshadow. All the brushes are very soft, a pleasure to work with and very easy to clean.
Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. - Studio Small Precision Brush
pimenta 12/29/2011 3:23:00 PM
I've been using this brush for a while, it doesn't shed and the bristles are so soft. It's my favorite for gel eyeliner, I've tried a lot of different brands for that purpose (ecotools, shu uemura, sephora, coastal scents) and this one is the less expensive but also the one that works best for designing a line because it's so soft and so firm at the same time. It doesn't work for very very thin lines but that's not what I use. Edit: after a couple of years the metal part became loose and although I tried to glue it to the cable it's still loose, it's still a good product for the price but I wont buy it again.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - barefoot botanicals Rosa Fina Face and decolletage oil
pimenta 11/20/2011 3:54:00 PM
This is quite an expensive face oil if you take in consideration that you only get 15 ml of product. Although I didn't break out or get any bad reaction to it, I also didn't find any difference on my skin while using it, it's just as moisturizing as any other average oil. The biggest problem I had was with the package, I took it on a travel and somehow even with the cap perfectly closed it leaked the all product. It's not a 100% pure rosa mosqueta oil, the first ingredient is squalane (olive oil) and it has a very long list of different oils.
Eye Shadow -Tarte - Lock and Roll eyeshadow in Bronze
pimenta 11/4/2011 6:51:00 PM
I love this product, it took some practice to use it because of the package but I really like how it looks and the color not is only pretty as I think it would suit almost everyone. It lasts a long time as well without creasing but i don't find it to last the 12h. The only reasons why I'm not giving it 5 lippies is the package and the price
I like this product, I've tried several long lasting lipsticks because I can't reapply lipstick while I'm working and this one is the best so far. It lasts me the all day well through eating and drinking but you have to let the base color dry for 2-3 mins before applying the balm and you really have to apply the balm, otherwise it will be dry and very mate. It's a bit hard to remove but cleansing oil works well.
I love the color and it's very creamy but it transfers to everywhere, I always end up with lipstick stains somewhere when I use this, something that doesn't happen with any other lipstick I use.