I don't use this as a moisturizer. I use it as a primer. It works well on my skin, and I like that it has SPF. It keeps my skin from looking oily. It can be drying, so I use a heavy cream at night. I haven't had any issues with breakouts from this product. I have been using it for several months and will continue to use it this summer. The tube is large and will last a long time. I have already bought a back up of this product since I like it so much. I paid $39.50 for mine at Sephora.
I bought this eyeshadow in Antiqua, which is a nice neutral ivory color. It is really a standard eyeshadow. I think it works well, and I will buy it again if it is available. I bought mine from BeautyHabit.com.
At first I wasn't a fan. The brush is huge! After the mascara dried out a little, it was easier to work with. After a week or so I started to like the brush. I may buy this again, but I really like to try new things, so I'm not sure I will. It thickened and lengthened my lashes nicely, but isn't my HG mascara.
This mascara was a big let down for me. I wanted to love it, but it is a clumpy mess. However, I am still using it, but to get it to look good, I use another mascara on top of it. I was sent a sample of ModelCo's LashXtend. For some reason those two work well together, so it makes me feel a little better about spending $21 on something I don't like. I will not buy this again because it is a hassle to put on two mascaras everyday, but I will use it up.
I received a full size tube from BirchBox. At first I absolutely hated this mascara, but after fulling around with it I found a way to make it work. For the best results, I used another mascara first (right now I'm using Cargo's Texas Lash, which isn't that great either) and then add a coat of the LASHXTEND on top. For some reason this makes both of the mascaras work a lot better. My lashes look longer and fuller and the flaking is minimized. However, when I used the Fibre LASHXTEND by itself, it was a flaky mess that did nothing to thicken my lashes. I will not buy this product because it is a hassle.
Eyeliner -Stila - Smudge Stick Water Proof Eye Liner in Moray
rydellpink 5/7/2013 12:26:00 PM
I bought this in a set of Stila liners. Moray is an olive green color. It does have some shimmer, but it isn't over the top. I can wear this to work (I work in an office) and it looks nice. This is a great alternative to black or brown liner. It stays where you put it! I do use it over an eye primer. The only issue I have with this product, is that sometimes it is hard for me to turn it to get more out. Other than that, I'm happy. I wish they were a little cheaper. The set is a good deal, so if you are looking into trying new colors, try to find it. The set is $32 at Sephora. If you are only buying Moray, the cost is $20.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Define-A-Line Eyeliner in Ebony Black
rydellpink 5/7/2013 12:18:00 PM
I should have checked here before I bought this eyeliner. It transfers to the upper part of my eyelid. I'm not sure if I wrote that out in the best way, but I can't think of another way to describe it. It is very thick and does smudge. I use an eyelid primer before I put this on, and that doesn't stop it from transferring. It is very thick (as the other reviewers have noted). There are better drugstore eyeliners out there! I will not buy this again.
Eyeliner -Physicians Formula - Eye Definer- Automatic Eye Pencil
rydellpink 10/18/2012 9:39:00 AM
I like this liner. It is easy to use. I use it when I'm in a hurry and don't have time to mess with a liquid or a gel liner. It will smudge if you don't use an eyeshadow primer, but I find it works well with my Urban Decay Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
I like this liner a lot. I do agree that it is more of a cream versus a gel. I don't use the brush it came with. I use another liner brush. It will smudge if you don't use an eyeshadow primer, but I find it works well with my Urban Decay Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
Top/Base Coats -Orly - Top 2 Bottom basecoat and topcoat in one
rydellpink 10/18/2012 8:45:00 AM
This is a decent basecoat. I don't usually use it as a topcoat because I use another quick dry one. It smooths out your nail. I do agree with the reviewer a few below this one, it won't keep your nails from yellowing when you use a dark color.
My issue with this eyeliner is that it flakes off. It doesn't do it all the time, but it does it enough to annoy me. The brush is decent, which was a bit of a surprise.
As far as cake liners go, I think this is one of the best. It works well with water. I also sometimes use Paula Dorf Transformer with this. I have it in black.
Loose Powders -Ben Nye - Neutral Set translucent powder
rydellpink 10/18/2012 8:17:00 AM
I love love love the Neutral Set powder! It works well at setting makeup, and the price is right. I saved an old powder compact, so I shake a little powder into it and brush all over my face once I'm done with my makeup. I will continue to buy this over and over.
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - NatureLuxe Gloss Balm - Coral
rydellpink 10/18/2012 8:03:00 AM
This looks a lot darker in the tube, so don't be scared of the color. It goes on sheer. All in all, I like it. However, I probably won't buy it again (I'm not really loyal to any lip product). It is shimmery, but not overly so.
It looks like people are pretty divided on this mascara. Anyway, I like it. It doesn't give me spider eyes. The right amount comes out on the brush. I have this in black and it is my go to mascara for the day. It really enhances my lashes and makes them stand out.