I really only have one problem with this product - it just happens to be a deal breaker for me. This product oxidizes on my skin - horribly so! I was looking pretty darn orange after an hour. I tried wearing it with and without my daily moisturizer, mixing it in my normal foundation, using it with and without powder - but nothing could mask/help the orange tinge. I exchanged it for lighter color (though I was color matched first time around) and again - this moisturizer turned orange on me. In a nutshell, $40 down the tube. Hey, but if your fake tan, this might work for you! LOL :)
I love this brush! It NEVER sheds and does a spot on job. Excellent value!
This lippie is perfect soft nude/pink for my skintone (Estee Lauder Dessert Beige). I have difficuties finding pink-y lipsticks that aren't blue based -- thank goodness for PLINK! It has a nice lustre and feels good on the lips. The formulation isn't too drying and it has nice staying power as long as you don't eat or drink.
I had to go middle of the line with this one. Okay - when I'm NOT pregnant, I HATE the smell of Karma. It smells like a dirty hippy to me. The husband always says I smell like I've been at some sort of street festival when I have bathed with the Karma bath bar.... that being said... At 6-months pregnant, I actually like the smell and found it relaxing. Let's chalk this up to a hormonal thing. Will I buy again - no. When it comes down to it - this smell is not for me.
Pressed Powders -E.L.F. - Studio Translucent Mattifying Powder
prettycitygirl 4/20/2011 4:51:00 PM
I have tried every matte powder out there and I think this stuff is pretty darn awesome for shine control. Factor in the cost, and it's a huge must in my book. Yes, you get a little but I don't use that much anyway, just a pat here and there and I'm good to go. This powder doesn't cake on my dry areas and the "translucent" color (yes, there is a hint of color) blends very well with my skin tone. It's a great little compact for your purse when you need a little touchup. Kuddos to ELF!
I purchased this in a Ulta Special Stila trio, and I must say, I love this eyeshadow color! I wear a natural look too the office and this as a lid color is perfect! The texture is a bit thicker than most, but I actually like it. I will buy again!
Blush -mark - Good Glowing Powder Blush -After Glow
prettycitygirl 7/6/2010 4:07:00 PM
Love this blush from Mark! I purchased after reading the rave reviews on MUA and I must say, I agree 100%! I think I am the only one who doesn't care for the Nars Orgasim blush - way too sparkly for my skin. But Mark After Glo, now this is a shimmer blush I can get on board with! It's very subtle, perfect for the office! Go buy it, you won't regret it!
I LOVE AMERICAN BEAUTY! There products are AWESOME! Seriously! The Luxury For Lips lipstick as fab! The color is pigmented, creamy and stays on for hours with no bleeding. I have many colors, my most recent is Dessert Nude 02. It's a great peachy-nude that compliments my olive-skintone. Go to Kohls and getcha some American Beauty~You won't be disapointed!
Mascara -Maybelline - Full 'n' Soft waterproof mascara (vitamin E)
prettycitygirl 6/17/2010 11:46:00 AM
:My First Impression: ~ TWO THUMBS UP! After reading the great reviews here, I went out last night and purchased the Full 'n' Soft Waterproof Mascara in black. So far, I'm very pleased with my purchase! It mascara went on great, though a wee-bit clumpy on my 2nd coat, but a lash comb did the trick and WOW, my lashes look great! Let's see how the last though my lunch hour spin-class though :) Will update more later.....
Lip Liners -Revlon - Colorstay Lip Liner in Nude 630
prettycitygirl 6/15/2010 4:53:00 PM
One of my staples - I buy this liner over and over again! I love it! It has staying power! Just make sure your lips are conditioned and free of flakes before you apply :)
Lip Gloss -Bonne Bell - Lip Lites in Strawberry Parfait
prettycitygirl 6/14/2010 1:14:00 PM
I bought this lipgloss after watching a review on youtube for a Nars Turkish Delight dupe. Let me tell ya, it's very close. The TD is a bit more milkly-white, but the BB is a better formula, IMHO. It's a tad more pink, but only slightly. Not noticable at all. I would say this is the closet dupe yet! And I love the strawberry scent/flavor! MMMMM...my only complaint is that it doesn't last long. Then again, neither does most lipglosses. Love this and will buy again!!
Lip Liners -Rimmel - Exaggerate Full Color Lip Liner in Eastend Snob
prettycitygirl 6/12/2010 4:20:00 PM
I bought this color last night at Target for $4.75. It's a nice light pink (perfect for my darker pigmented lip color) that goes perfectly with my Nars Chelsea Girls or Turkish Delight. I find the formula very smooth - great for filling in all over my lips. No complaints! I will buy this product again!
Toners -mark - Mist Opportunity Multi-Tasking Refresher [DISCONTINUED]
prettycitygirl 6/8/2010 4:05:00 PM
I think this spray is just like MACs Fix Plus! It's fantastic to set make-up or refresh! The smell is nice too - not overwhelming. Very soft and disapates as soon as the toner dries. LOVE THIS PRODUCT!
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - Infallible Lipgloss "Barely Nude
prettycitygirl 6/8/2010 4:03:00 PM
My BF happens to be make-up artist and when I phoned her up to recommend a good drugstore neutral lippie, she sugggest L'Oreal Barely Nude - and OMG, she was right - it's perfect! The finish is a little tacky at first, so do not rub your lips together - let the color set. The shine will last for hours (as long as you don't eat or wipe your lips). It lasts through coffee, water and even my workout! I love it! I would suggest you not apply over it (with any other gloss) or you'll totally screw it up. Also, be sure your lips are well conditioned before application.
Lipstick -New York Color - Pink Sand 303B Ultra Wear
prettycitygirl 5/20/2010 11:48:00 AM
OMG, is lipstick color is AWESOME! It's a lovely peachy-pink, which is the perfect nude for my olive skin color! I love it! I've been wearing it everyday for the past 2-weeks now. It was dirt cheap too! How AWESOME! Even the MAC counter gal complimented on this color and wanted to know where to buy. Sadly, I just found out it was discontinued :( However, you can still order it online for $2.00!!! Gonna buy a few more since I love this color!