Liquid -Make Up For Ever - Mat Velvet PLUS Matifying Foundation
pintsized 10/29/2011 2:00:00 PM
Doesn't break me out. Good color match, I think I wear this in 30. Amazing finish, I look sooo flawless with this on. Long lasting, especially if I set it with powder. Overall this is one of my best purchases ever.
Just put in my order for two more (13 and 12). When I first bought the 13/Black one I was skeptical. I have very very oil eyelids and even MAC's blacktrack smudges after 4 hours. So I figured it was time I revisited a liquid liner. The pigmentation and color quality are amazing. Don't forget to shake it! This way all the pigment gets mixed up and you get a rich and opaque black. I only need to draw a line once to get a full intense color. When I went to the beach over the summer I put this on just for fun (seriously, what makeup can withstand hours of salty water? I'm a tomboy and I PLAY) and guess what? It actually held up! By the end of the day a bit of it had crumbled away but that wasn't until after like..8 hours of riding waves? I was amazed. And from that point on I realized this is the liner for me for life. As for how long this will last you..I bought it in May and now that its the end of October/beg of November I'm putting in another order cause I ran out. So it'll last you about 5 months (give or take) with daily use. Reading the other reviews, I'm a bit surprised by the low ratings. I think maybe this liner is best for those with very oily lids...otherwise if you have a dry eyelid it'll probably crumble fast. I don't experience any crumbling myself until after about 10 hours. As for the felt tip, I think its nice quality. Other reviews have mentioned it being very scratching but I haven't noticed anything. If you have thin eyelid skin maybe stay away? I don't have particularly thick eyelid skin though. Anyway, this is holy grail. MUFE you hardly ever disappoint.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
pintsized 2/19/2010 11:23:00 PM
[Edit 10/29/2011] After about a year and a half I'm still not finished with the jar! At the very least, and this is a conservative estimate mind you, theres still 1/4 of the gel still left over. Problem? Its really dry! I can still use it but it makes application a little slower so I might try to re-hydrate it with that water glycerin mixture people talk about or I'll have to suck it up and buy a new one. Still one of my favorite liners though! [/edit] Wow..I don't have to use primer under this! My everyday makeup routine is just..eyebrow powder, eyeliner, and curled lashes with my shu. I am so glad I can cut out having to use primer..soo glad. Its an extra step that I don't want to deal with made possible by this gel liner. I was really skeptical that a simple gel liner could stay on my eyes this long without transferring/traveling to other parts of my eyes. It actually DOES smudge at the corners after about 4 hours..but considering my oily eyes and how badly other liners smudged (think..wow did she just draw circles around her eyes with a crayola?) this is an eyeliner among eyeliners! I also didn't want to fork out the money for this (yes i am super cheapo) but after using it for like 2 months now, and hardly making a dent...well lets just say I'm thinking of this as an investment with GREAT returns. I also like the packaging..I know..what? Its in a jar! When I use my brush to dip it...it'll dry up!! Ok I've only had for two months so I can't say for certain it won't dry up...but whenever I have the cap unscrewed I just flip the jar upside down on the table. I don't have an issue with packaging because how else would I use the brush to apply the liner? I don't get what people are saying when they say "watery"..its pretty cream/gel like to me(good color payoff/pigmentation too!). I likey. Will repurchase again.
Lotions/ Creams -Origins - Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Souffle
pintsized 2/19/2010 11:12:00 PM
Technically I didn't buy it. It came free with my purchase. I like the scent very much. Smells exactly like grapefruit, right down the bitter/sour "aftertaste". BUT..it doesn't moisturizer. And after checking the price of this thing..well you'd expect it to moisturize wouldn't you? I really like applying it to my arms/legs after I shower..or whenever I feel like it ya know?..but it just won't moisturize. It'll feel really emollient for like 5 seconds and then your skin just kind of goes back to being dry and asking for some body lotion. Kind of disappointing but I'm glad I didn't pay for it. Definitely won't be purchasing this ever.
I am reviewing the old formulation, I have one bottle of it left. I hear they will put back the old formulation back onto shelves sometime in the spring! I use this in the mornings when I am either at home or not going to be getting a lot of sun (walking from car to work, car to class, etc). It moisturizes wonderfully and I apply a good sized amount (1/4 teaspoon I think?) I don't measure but I definitely am NOT stingy about the amount of product I use, and at this price..who wouldnt? Olay is just awesome and considering the amount/price and the effectiveness of this lotion..man I just LOVE it. It also doesn't cause me to breakout which is HUGE PLUS. I will buy it over and over.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Cellnique Pro Sebum Gel
pintsized 2/19/2010 10:57:00 PM
On my second bottle of this. The product is a clear gel that feels 'refreshing' (the tea tree and eucalyptus oil) when you apply it to your skin. The first month I applied it twice a day to my t zone with just one pump (if there was any residue left on my fingers I would apply it to the rest of my face. My nose and pores looked really clean in just two weeks. I was AMAZED. I couldn't believe it! When I stopped using it the blackheads came back slowly so I know its this product that works. For maintenance (after using it twice a day for a month) I just use it once a day at night only. It IS expensive at $55 for just 30mL/1ounce but I feel its worth the price because it keeps clogs and blackheads in check and gives me a more clear/clean looking face. I ordered from their website and they have free international shipping so I'm pretty happy about that. They also ship by DHL, whose shipment tracking is very precise/timely. I also like that they send you coupons as well as samples of their other products to try...wish I could review their advanced bio renewal masque..its the only clay mask I used. Anyways, after I finish this bottle you can bet I'll be purchasing another one (going through the first bottle was fast for me since I applied twice a day for a month but once I got into maintenance mode I'm finding it lasts longer than the first bottle).
Moisturizers -Garden of Wisdom - Fruity Meow Meow! Facial Lotion
pintsized 1/29/2010 11:46:00 PM
I've repurchased this 3 times now. It doesn't break me out. It moisturizes. It sinks into skin. Its definitely not greasy looking when applied on skin. I can only wish they made a more moisturizing version (same product that dries less down to matte?) for wintertime (even though i used 3 bottles over summer, fall, and winter with no problems). I really like this stuff. I only wish it were sold in stores. HG? For me, probably.
I bought all the women I knew a sample jar of this stuff. Its awesome. It heals and really DOES work on my pimples. I was VERY skeptical in the beginning but my skin responds very well to this honey. When I feel a big cystic TOM pimple coming on, I slather on this stuff and it shrinks down to nothing (about 80% of the time). Overall I really love this stuff and I will buy it over and over again because it works very well for my skin. My friends have reported that they love it too.
Whoa. I had no idea your eyelashes could be curled so high and stay curled for SO LONG. HG. I can't believe I only just got one. Thank goodness I won't be missing out anymore. 19.50 might seem expensive but it seems pretty cheap to me since I use it every single day.
I have about 6 of these stocked up. A dollar buys you 50 sheets. I have never bought any other blotters because I am NOT going to pay good money for a grease soaker. Especially when this works so well. You'd be crazy to pay $10+ for 'designer' blotting papers when these are available instead.
Moisturizers -Korres - Yogurt Cream (Yoghurt Cream)
pintsized 7/24/2009 5:26:00 PM
I would maybe buy this product again. It has a great smell. Its in a jar. The texture is very nice, its a light creamy product, not thick at all. It hasn't made me breakout which is nice. I bought it because it was silicone free and silicones are in a LOT of moisturizers. Overall it really isn't too bad. Its very moisturizing and my skin seems to like it just fine. **edit** It has linalool...I definitely wont be repurchasing.
Moisturizers -Korres - Honey Thyme Moisturizing Cream
pintsized 7/24/2009 5:21:00 PM
I got this as a sample and I was really excited to try it out. So that night I washed my face and got ready to put it on. What I first noticed was the texture..very creamy, but kind of grainy and not so soft. After rubbing it between my hands it softened up and the grains were gone. When I put it on my face the FIRST thing I noticed was the smell. And let me just say, I'm not too particular about product scent. But this was BAD. It stinks SOO bad. At first I was like..it'll go away, I can tolerate it. But after rubbing it in my face..3 seconds later I just couldnt take it anymore and I ran (yes, RAN) into the bathroom to clean it off. GROSS. I think it might be very moisturizing and good for you. But I wont know because the smell is SUCH a turnoff. Please smell this before you buy it, or get a sample!!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
pintsized 7/23/2009 8:55:00 PM
[edit 10/29/2011] Ok I'm eating my words now cause I just bought a tube of the stuff! I'm really glad the packaging has changed and now I can use it without worrying about product getting wasted. Yay! [/edit] Overall its a 2 because it does WORK. Price is 5 because I cannot justify paying that much for shitty product packaging. Packaging quality would be a 0 if I could give it that. I had this product for one week. On the last day I used it, I stuck the applicator back inside the tube and the product start oozing out from the bottom, and I didnt even notice until soo much oozed out that it dropped on my foot and got alll over my carpet. The stain is still there!!! Needless to say I returned it to Sephora (thank god!). Just dont buy it, TFSI is better and it comes in practical packaging!
I think if your lids aren't too greasy/oily this would probably work for you. My HG is TFSI. And this just cant compete. Save the money and buy TFSI.
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
pintsized 7/23/2009 8:43:00 PM
[edit 10/29/20110] After using both products for a bit longer I have to say that they both have their cons and pros. I would wear TFSI on days when I don't wear eyeshadow (or intense eyeshadow) and just liner. Day when I want to have super staying power I wear the UDPP. Guess that first UDPP bottle must've been faulty.  HG. Dump that stupid UDPP! This has equal performance but WAY better packaging. And let me tell you why. My UDPP after one week...leaked. I dont know what happened but one day I used it and I felt something on my foot. It was the primer potion leaking out the bottom when I stuck the applicator back in! With this, you dont have to cut the bottle in half or whatever. And its such a pretty minty blue/green tube. I really like it, and its not expensive considering how much you'll be using and how long it'll last.