Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium
rainkl 12/20/2010 2:01:00 AM
I love this product because it gives such good coverage while leaving your skin looking flawless and natural - not cakey! The only draw back - it BROKE ME OUT like CRAZY! After less than 1 weeks usage, I broke out in cystic acne all over my chin and forehead. I have been acne free (not even little whiteheads) for around 10 months after seeing the dermatologist. When I started using this product, I loved it but noticed 2 large cystic acne on my chin and nose. I stop using it for a week and the acne calmed. I used it again for 2 days and an additional 2 cysts broke out on the other side of my face, same location (other side of chin and nose). After that my face underwent a a drastic break-out parade, in the end resulting in a total of 11 huge cystic acne on my once blemish-free skin. All have calmed now after more than month with scars that are starting to fade now. As you can see, I am afraid to use this product again, even though it gave me such a good finish. My skin is now calm with no inflamed acne. I am hoping this break out is not due to the product itself. I will be seeing my dermatologist again and may try the product again in a few months after my face is perfectly calm to see if it is in fact the product that is causing my break-out or some other factors (hormones/stress/whatever). If it hadn't broken me out, I would rate this a 5 because I love the coverage and the price is very reasonable. Only drawback is I wished it came with a mirror.
Brows -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - Highlighting Brow Kit
rainkl 10/21/2010 12:42:00 AM
I love the powder, all of the color work well for me. The lightest color makes my brows fuller but still natural, the medium shade gives some structure and the darkest color works well when you want to look extra polished! The highlighting eyeshadow are OK in my opinion. They are a little shimmery and I don't use them that much. The brow gel sample is amazing, I think I will purchase a full size one.
Once again, this palette is similar to the Champagne and Caviar in that a lot of the colors look the same. The dark colors are almost identical and the silvers too. Very disappointed.
Eye Shadow -NYX - 10 Color Palette - Champagne & Caviar
rainkl 10/21/2010 12:36:00 AM
It looks pretty in pictures, but in person the palette is a little mundane. Colors don't show up on the lid that well and a lot of the colors look the same! I can't distinguish one from another. The Nude on Nude palette is a lot better in variation in colors. Choose that if you want a cheap neutral palette.