I really wish I could give this product a perfect review. I love the coverage of this, especially because it does not need a foundation. It evened out my skin nicely and I felt it covered blemishes decently. I didn't notice it being super shimmery as other reviewers mentioned. The "wet" feeling when you put it on takes a little getting used to. I personally did not care for the brush is comes with because it wouldn't stay extended for me, so I just used another brush I had and it worked fine that way. Here's the "but" though.... I bought this because I've been having some problems completely clearing up my adult acne (on my nose and chin), and was told to try mineral makeup instead of my normal foundation and loose powder. My forehead is not normally an area I breakout, but after 2 weeks of using this product my forehead is COVERED in tiny little acne bumps. It looks horrible! If it wasn't for the breaking out I would be in love with this product, but clearly that's not gonna work out for me ;)
Primer/ Corrector -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Primer Skin Transformer
pinkash1283 7/14/2011 4:30:00 PM
I'll just be blunt... I don't like this primer. I know some people like the satin feel that primer gives your skin, but it almost feels overboard with this product. Other then making your skin soft (while it's on), I really don't have anything good to say about this. My pores aren't less noticeable, and it doesn't help my makeup last longer... which is the main reason I use a primer.
Primer/ Corrector -Rimmel - Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer
pinkash1283 7/14/2011 4:25:00 PM
So far this is my favorite primer. It doesn't make your skin as soft as some of the other primers out there do, but I like the stay power on this. I definitely notice my makeup lasts longer on my face when I use this. As others have pointed out, yes it does have an orange tint. I have light skin and it's not an issue.The only time I've had trouble with the tint is when I'm not paying attention and don't blend it enough.
Eye Makeup Remover -Wet 'n' Wild - eye make-up remover
pinkash1283 3/18/2011 6:17:00 PM
This stuff hurts my eyes like crazy. Don't care how well it cleans, my eyes shouldn't hurt like that with an EYE make-up remover. Nuff said ;)
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Colorstay 12-Hour eyeshadow quad- Copper Spice
pinkash1283 3/18/2011 6:12:00 PM
I LOVE this quad! The color in the picture is a bit off compared to what I have... the top one is more like a light gold then the whitish/yellow color in the picture. The color has a nice touch of shimmer to it, but not overbearing. I like this because the colors are good for everyday and going out. Also one of the better lasting shadows I've used.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Illuminance Creme Shadow Quad - Precious Metals
pinkash1283 3/18/2011 6:04:00 PM
I wanted so badly to like this product but it creases too quickly for me.
Lotions/ Creams -Olay - Touch of Sun Body Lotion with sunless tanner
pinkash1283 3/18/2011 5:48:00 PM
I'm really surprised to see so many people say this stuff doesn't stink because I can't stand it! As far as the gradual tan goes, this stuff works great. However, I will not buy it again because the smell is just too much for me.
Self Tanners -L'Oreal - Sublime Bronze Gelee in medium deep
pinkash1283 3/18/2011 5:44:00 PM
I decided to try this after learning it's the product Chalene Johnson uses (creator and star of TurboJam workout videos). I haven't tried a ton of sunless tanners, but this is by far the best one I've used! For me it gives a nice even color that's easy to achieve within a few applications. And best of all, it doesn't smell nearly as bad as the other product I've used (Olay gradual tan was the worst!). The gel was a lot thinner then I was expecting... for some reason I was thinking like hair gel thickness, but it's far from that.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Idol Eyes - Creme Shadow Pencil - Techno
pinkash1283 5/19/2010 3:09:00 PM
I was pleasantly surprised by this product... especially coming from a brand that I generally think of as makeup for 12 year old's playing dress up (no offense!). It stayed on GREAT! I use a primer on my eyes before putting it on, and then dust some sheer eye shadow over it. I've never had a problem with creasing or wearing out, but then again I only use it on my lid or as liner. I'm gonna go get some more colors now that I know it works so well
Cleansers -Oxy - Sensitive Face Wash 5% benzoyl peroxide
pinkash1283 4/8/2010 2:19:00 PM
My husband bought this for himself and I started using it after my face wash ran out. No matter what I've tried, I never have seemed to be able to get completely clear skin (always have a couple dots on my chin or nose) and this face wash finally gave me that! I know it's the benzoyl peroxide in it and I will never go back to a salicylic acid face wash! I still get the typical PMS breakouts, but it's not as bad and my face stays pretty clear otherwise. We both think this face wash smells kind of weird, but agree that it works well. It doesn't dry out your skin or leave any weird film feeling. Unfortunately this is not available at a lot of the typical places I shop, so I'm not always able to use it. In the meantime I use Ance Free's face wash with benzoyl peroxide but I prefer the Oxy
I recently decided to switch from a compact to foundation and powder to finish, and this was the foundation I chose. So far I'm really happy with it. As someone who always has to buy the lightest shades possible, I was surprised to find that their lightest shade was actually too light for me. I'm not super pale, but I definitely have light skin when I'm not tan. The coverage is great and not cakey. It lasts on my face better then any other product I've tried. I like that it doesn't make me breakout as other foundations have. The only thing I don't like about this was smell, but it's only noticeable from the bottle and not while on the face.
This is one of those products that I buy over and over. For a non-smudging eyeliner this stuff it great. It works good for smudging too, but you have to do it quickly before it sets (as other people have said). The color lasts all day... in fact after a long day this liner is the one thing that is still on my face after everything else has worn off.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Define-A-Line Eyeliner in Ebony Black
pinkash1283 4/8/2010 1:22:00 PM
Okay for smudging, but that's about it. It smears too easily and causes raccoon eyes as other people have complained. I could not put this on without having to reapply after using my eyelash curler... a problem I've never had with any other eyeliner.
After realizing that my beloved Maybelline mascaras were causing my itchy and irritated eyes, I decided to give this stuff a try. So far this has been my favorite of the Cover Girl mascaras. I loved the thicker brush and didn't find any problems applying with it. Definitely adds volume and makes my lashes look great, as well as not irritating. I just wish it had some lengthening to it as well.
Not my favorite mascara, but not too bad either. Claims to lengthen and thicken, but I didn't find it to be anymore then a basic mascara. When it says "lash exact", it means it. I love that this product doesn't irritate my eyes at all as some other mascaras do, but I was hoping for a little more to enhance my lashes