Maybelline, you should really be ashamed! While the colors are pretty, this blush acted cakey, and did not blend easily at all! It just sort of sits on top of my skin unevenly and the color result is very 'non'. The putty consistency gets super messy in the package quickly too! Simply awful.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup
powersuit 8/12/2012 11:29:00 AM
I was smart for once and read the reviews before buying this product. I live in a semi-arid valley, and my dry skin really can suffer in the summers. I needed a good moisturizing foundation, and I've found a good one in this! The product goes on smoothly and evenly, does not settle into my fine lines, moisturizes effectively, and gives me a healthy, youthful glow. The only not so great part is, as others have said, that it stays a little shiny and moist, and it is resistant to setting powders. The coverage is translucent, but I always use concealer 1st anyhow. Overall, i like the end result of glowing, dewy, and younger looking - all pluses for an older lady like me, so I will probably repurchase. The price was great too!
Powder -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Duo in Light Medium Natural / Shimmer
powersuit 8/10/2012 10:48:00 AM
A friend gave me this to try. Now I am doomed to buy this costly but amazing product for life! It is air light, and makes me look completely poreless and without a single skin flaw! I literally look 10 yrs younger, and that's a feat considering that I have discoloration, fine lines, and large pores! I do my regular makeup routine, but once I apply this as a finisher, the magic happens! I haven't stepped out feeling this confident about my face in yrs!
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow
powersuit 8/8/2012 10:57:00 AM
This is my newest must have! I normally shy away from cream colors, because I find usually the colors are weak looking, go on unevenly, and crease easily. my daughter came home and her eye makeup looked extra gorgeous, so I asked what she had on. It was this product! The colors are rich and bold without being too gaudy or sparkly. The application goes on evenly and smoothly- no creasing! They look seamless, and wear very well! I did not find that they last 24hrs, but they certainly wear smoothly all day. The shadow feels great on as well: neither too oily, nor too drying. It's a real dream product- one I hope will stay around for a very long time, because it needs no improving!
Styling Products -TiGi - S Factor Silky Smooth Moisture Serum
powersuit 8/2/2012 11:38:00 PM
I have wavy, long, dry, fine hair, but lots of it. Compared to other serums, this one is, well, lame! It feels silky and glides in smoothly with a mere pump and a half for my entire hair length, and smells light and fruity. It adds about as much moisture as a lower end drugstore leave in, with a slightly stiff and mildly crunchy coating when fully dry. Sure, it kills frizz- with the stiff-ish coating! I suppose that if stick-straight is your thing, you may find this product helps achieve it, BUT... it did nothing to enhance my waves or to truly moisturize. Heck, it didn't even add much sheen!
This came on sale on the cheap shelf at shoppers, and i was low on money, so I figured it was good a time as any to try something new. It's a very rich, pleasant smelling cream that moisturizes my dry skin as well or better than the higher end brands. I do find it is NOT fully absorbed quickly, and leaves a slight greasy feel, but by morning it is, and my skin is very soft and well quenched! Now, I only give 3 lippies because the best part of this product ends there for me. It did not diminish my fine lines, nor did it have a firming effect! I wish they'd offer a 'maybe' for repurchase, because if I do, it will be solely for the intense re-hydration I get from it, and only if it is again on sale!
Hair Color -Unlisted Brand - Marc Anthony Easy-Lites
powersuit 7/14/2012 9:04:00 AM
Sorry to rain on it's reign of perfection, but I have to warn the people. It fried some of my hair, and made the other parts I streaked so dry that it took weeks of protein treatments to salvage. All it is is spray peroxide, and they expect your flat iron to be up to dangerously high temps that have the potential to fry hair by itself! Add dampness creating dangerous, hot steam, and walla! Dry, fried hair!
I'm still trying to get the amount right. It's a gel like consistency, the scent is lighter than most argan oil products, I was thrilled to NOT read 'cones as a main ingredient, and the price was just under 10$, so i just had to bite! This product is about as close as I've ever found to pure. Unfortunately, my 1st experience wasn't great. I'm used to using more than recommended to get nice results, so I overdid it! My hair was sticky and weighed down, but felt lovely soft after applying a flat iron! This stuff actually seems to add moisture without the build-up I'm used to from the 'cone -laden argan oils! Once it's absorbed, my hair feels so healthy! I will try a little less each time until i get it right, because I think this could be very good for my hair, and the bottle will last a long time... all for around 10$!
I've used countless body lotions, both cheaper and expensive, yet who would have thought that the stuff mom used on me would moisturize better than any of them? I have very dry skin. Most moisterizers just don't last for me. Sure baby oil goes on a bit greasy, but once it is absorbed ( I apply right after a bath), nothing keeps me so soft, and the smell is subtle and attractive! And it lasts! Often easily an entire 24 hrs! It's cheap, works , and smells lovely! I also recently tried it as a makeup remover. Works as good as the best, though I actually found it a little too greasy for my face. Great eye moisturizer at night though. kills those fine lines with softness and moisture and I wake up smooth in the morning!
Conditioner -Dove - Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner
powersuit 6/19/2012 11:24:00 PM
If you haven't tried this yet, you are definitely missing out! my dry, frizz prone fine hair loves this stuff! It's 4 bucks a bottle, and works better than many others I've tried, and I've used all price ranges! Smells light and fresh, works almost instantly to soften and detangle! It's my daily HG! I use their deep nourishing treatment once a week, and it's amazing too! Now, if only they'd come up with a proper deep protein treatment to alternate with, I'd have it all for under 30 bucks!
Treatments -L'Oreal - EverCreme Nourishing Leave In Spray
powersuit 6/19/2012 11:14:00 PM
My newest grail product! My hair gets very dry, and I've probably tried every leave in in the drugstore, as well as several salon brands. this one out performs them all! It's reasonably priced at around 8 bucks, the bottle is larger than most leave in's, and smells pretty without being cloying - kind of a sultry/fruit scent that is quite alluring-, and that is just the icing on the cake! the product itself comes out with a slight creamy consistency, which is much more reassuring than seeing watery when your problem is dry hair. I like to gently massage it into my ends, and can feel the difference instantly. It leaves my ends very soft, and, added bonus: frizz free! The effect lasts me most of the day, and I re spray in the evenings. I am in love, but I can see where maybe those with only 'sort of dry' may find it a little on the heavy side. will re buy until they quit making it!
If you want, cheap, moisturizing, sheer and complimentary color in your lipstick, then you have picked the right product! Just remember to reapply often, or use this as a gloss over top your long wear stuff! It's dirt cheap and looks and feels great on!
Hair -Unlisted Brand - MACADAMIA Natural Oil - Healing Oil Treatment
powersuit 5/17/2012 11:09:00 PM
Overrated. Sad, but true. If you are already a Moroccan Oil user, don't pull a me and try to see if you can get an even better 'hair high', stick to what works. The consistency is very thick and the smell is kind of like a tinny, cheap cologne. One would think one pump would be plenty, but I found I needed three to four pumps in my damp hair, which is slightly frizzy and quite dry without help. My hair dried somewhat softer and with less frizz than without anything, but it took a long time for the stuff to absorb - which it never fully did! The product preforms about as well as a 6$ bottle of the organix coconut milk serum I keep for emergencies when I normally run out of MO - NO better! And, the macadamia oil couldn't even hold a candle to the shine I get from Moroccan Oil- even with an extra pump on my dry hair! Waste of a good chunk o change. My hard earned cash is sticking to what hasn't let me down.
GRAIL!!! After years of searching for a shampoo that is truly sulfate free, yet lathers well, yet won't strip the moisture from my naturally dry hair - this is the one! I It's very rich and creamy, as is the lather, and has a very light coconut scent. It even kept my hair from tangling! When I used my conditioner after and rinsed, my hair felt like SILK! My hair dried soft, light and clean - no heavy residue to make it greasy again too quickly ( I was still waiting for a catch, you see)! I know this product has been around a while, so I've read, but in my little town, I only first saw it in winners the other day... I plan to go back and buy them out before it's gone!
Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
powersuit 2/23/2012 11:13:00 PM
Sorry to scold, but this is not a product intended to bring about much difference to you young ladies with your lovely, lineless skin. As an older lady with some fine lines around my mouth, eyes, and forehead, I can say I did notice a difference! My skin is dry, and this product glides on smoothly after my moisturizer is absorbed. It has a light, putty-like consistency, but still glides on easily, and doesn't have a heavy feeling on once applied. A little goes a long way. I was very pleased when i added my liquid foundation- my lines were greatly reduced, and the foundation looked smoother and more natural than without the base, noticeably so! This is the first base I've ever tried, but why fix what's working? The only reason I gave this product four lippies is because the container is so gosh darn small! It's my newest must have!