This is the best sunscreen for my oily skin. When I first put it on it leaves a whitish cast, but after 1-2 minutes it fades and I then apply my makeup. I've tried a lot of sunscreens and this is the best I've come across for me. I do get shiny by the afternoon, but reapplying my MAC Prep and Prime Transparent powder does the trick.
This is a pretty good concealer provided you only need a little bit of coverage. It blends beautifully, looks very natural and covers a little pigmented I have on my cheeks, but it definitely does not cover as much as Becca concealer and Mac select cover. I also really like the packaging, it's very sleek. I use number 15 and it matches my skin well. I wear Nars Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc and am NW15-20.
Styling Products -Aveda - Light Elements Smoothing Fluid
qwerty12315 6/3/2010 7:44:00 AM
I adore this product. I have very fine hair with a little frizz and some fly-aways. How I use it: I apply one pump to damp hair starting halfway down my hair and through to the ends. I then apply Bumble & Bumble Does It All spray and dry my hair with a hot-air brush. Pros - Doesn't weigh my fine hair down at all - Greatly reduces number of fly-aways and frizz - My hair feels soft and smooth - like I've just been to the hair salon - Hair looks shinier Cons - Price
Loose Powders -MAC - Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
qwerty12315 5/23/2010 7:00:00 AM
I absolutely love this product! I use it to set my makeup and once in the middle of the day to get rid of oiliness. It also greatly minimizes the appearance of very large pores on my nose and chin. They are still visible, but nowhere near as obvious. The only gripe I have with this product is the packaging. I wish I had checked out the reviews here before I bought it and kept the black sticker that covers the powder. Unfortunately I threw it out.
My HG foundation! My favourite foundation of all time. Shade: Mont Blanc Pros: -Very natural - Feels very light on the skin - Beautiful colour that matches my skin tone perfectly. Cons - The name of the product is misleading. This foundation will not make you glow! I would describe the finish as satin or semi-matte. The 'sheer' in the name is also misleading. I use a tiny amount to achieve sheer coverage, but I really wouldn't describe the foundation as sheer. If you apply more than a dime size of foundation you will achieve medium coverage. Another little note: You need to have a well moisturized face before you apply this product otherwise it glide on nearly as well.
Bronzers -Bobbi Brown - All Over Bronzing Gel SPF 15
qwerty12315 4/29/2010 7:13:00 AM
I love this product! I have a very pale skin. I dab a small amount on my nose, cheeks, forehead and chin and this product just gives me a subtle sun kissed look. It is by far the most natural bronzer I have ever used. I love that it's matte, which I think is part of the reason it looks so natural, along with the fact that it's the perfect shade. Will definitely repurchase as I wear it every day.
Tinted Moisturizer -MAC - Studio Moisture Tint SPF15
qwerty12315 10/24/2009 1:11:00 AM
This is a good tinted moisturizer for people with oily skin. It is light enough for my oily skin and provides sheer coverage to even out my skin tone. I used to use Clinique's Almost Makeup but it was just too heavy. The main reason I only gave this product three lipsticks is..... the SMELL. Oh my God. It's just awful. Applying this, especially in the morning before work when I'm kind of sleepy, makes me feel a little nauseous. I've since discovered Bobbi Brown's tinted moisturizer and it honestly knocks the socks off this one. The texture and colour selection is better. Also, I found the texture to be so light that I had to moisturize quite well before I put it on.
I really like this product. A little goes a LONG way and the colour is so pretty. Love the texture too.
Lip Gloss -Clinique - Color Surge Impossibly Glossy in Azalea
qwerty12315 10/27/2006 7:58:00 AM
I like this lipgloss, but it's def not a fave. I'm quite pale, so this lipgloss brightens me up a bit and makes me look less like a corpse. However, the packaging is quite misleading, as the colour is far more pale than it looks in the tube.