I haven't worn or purchased lipstick in probably five years. This was a total impulse buy while I was picking up some blush at Sephora. I got Fig, which is a more vibrant shade of my natural lip color. Somewhat moisturizing; more importantly, NOT drying which really surprised me. Applies smoothly, and color lasts on me for 3-4 hours. I will definitely try some other shades in the future.
Expensive... but DEEP THROAT is the best color ever! Far superior to ORGASM, in my opinion, especially for my NC35 skin with yellow undertones. The blush has just enough shimmer (very slight) and pigment for my liking. Is layerable. Gives a nice glow over my HG BB Cream. Only downsides for me are the cost and the fact that the palette seems fragile - I always end up shattering it into a million powdery pieces whenever I drop it. Guess I'm klutzy, but I *HATE* when that happens.
Moisturizers -She Australia - Instant Vitality Day Cream
sexdrugsalgorithms 8/15/2012 10:52:00 PM
So far so good. This was a random find at Marshall's for $10. I did a quick review search on the MU app and went with this based on the previous review. I've been seeking a daily moisturizer for years now, using tinted moisturizers as a replacement for my changing skin... which is drier lately, hence my resumed search for an HG moisturizer. Packaging is great - it's a tube, not a jar. I love the scent - super fresh citrus with a hint of floral - stronger than most products I'm used to, but not in a nauseating or chemical-y way at all. Absorbs relatively quickly and makes my skin feel soft. Haven't broke out or experience any itching/tightness/redness etc. I agree with the previous reviewer who noted it is a little heavy. I think it will work well in winter. Moisturizes well, even in my driest areas (the sides of my nose along my undereye area). I have normal, combo type skin that is unpredictably sensitive to many products. This cream feels nice to put on and again, no side effects so far. Hopefully this will be easy to find at Marshall's/TJ Maxx... otherwise, I hope it's on Amazon. I definitely will repurchase unless something goes awry.
BB Cream -MISSHA - M Signature Real Complete B.B. Cream SPF 25 PA++
sexdrugsalgorithms 7/30/2012 6:27:00 PM
I resisted trying any of the new American BB creams that are slowly popping up in the US market, knowing I was planning a Korea trip soon. My sister let me try her chosen BB, Missha's M Perfect Cover, but it looked gray and felt waaaay too thick, especially since I am mostly a tinted moisturizer kinda gal. Went to the store and tried this variety. LOVED IT!!! I got the darker shade (23) and the color match is good, although I'm pretty tan by Korean standards right now, so it will look even better in the fall/winter. Great yellow undertones that blend well. The consistency is still thick, but it goes on really smooth and I love the feel when I apply it. Coverage is amazing without looking cakey and my skin doesn't dry out right away when I put it on, unlike other foundations I've used. The effect is somewhat dewy but not too much so; it also has amazing staying power, even in this hot humid gross weather! I stocked up because Missha had a summer sale and I can't find any comparable products back home. If you are looking tor a great BB definitely give this one a try!!! Love the packaging too!!!
I used the previous Radiant Tinted Moisturizer by Sonia Kashuk for a couple of years. Loved it. Tint Level 2 was perfect for me. It evened my skintone noticeably and was just moisturizing enough. I hated the old packaging - the pump would get messy over time. I was elated that they finally changed to a tube and that they offered one more colorway. First I bought it in Honey, but it was too dark and made my skin look ruddy. Even with blending, the tint was too red for my Asian NC-35 tone. I exchanged for the second lightest shade, Beige. Still too red. I compared to the previous formula. Significantly more red tones. :( I don't think this is gonna work out so I'm looking for a new tinted moisturizer. Too bad, the packaging is much better now!
I have extremely straight Asian hair that is always cut and styled in a very texturized fashion. Admittedly, I'm not a huge hair products kinda gal and HATE having too much crap in my hair. Unfortunately, I like my hair to look styled and now that it's short, if I don't apply some sort of texturizing or molding product my hair tends to look frizzy or mushroom-y. :( I'm usually a straight-up Aveda girl, as I love their scents and do not suffer from any allergic reactions when using their products. Some Paul Mitchell products have caused me some serious breakouts... but this Spray Wax does not harm, thankfully! I love how this makes my hair look: textured, choppy, obedient... just make sure that you start applying sparingly - if you use too much, it will weigh your hair down and make it look incredibly greasy.
i've always been a huge aveda fan and have used a wide range of their shampoos and conditioners over the years. like several of the previous reviewers here, i, too, loved aveda's SAP MOSS shampoo and conditioners as they moisturized my hair and made it feel incredibly thick and soft. i have very short asian hair that gets oily if i don't wash it every day. a couple of years ago my aveda stylist used the dry remedy on my hair when it was very long and prone to dryness (especially in the winter). i LOVED it then, and it still does the job now. i'm surprised to see so many reviews on DRY REMEDY complaining about the lack of suds and lather that is produced. i find this shampoo to be sudsier than virtually any other shampoo that i've used before, which i really adore. i use a tiny bit on my short hair and it suds up beautifully and feels great. i love how ALL aveda products smell and they all smell rather similar to me so i'm pleased with the scent of the DRY REMEDY as well. my only real gripe about the shampoo is the cost - but all of aveda's products are rather pricey in my opinion. still - i think this shampoo is worth it and does the job... have yet to find a comparable drug store brand!
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
sexdrugsalgorithms 10/4/2005 1:32:00 AM
I'm not big into reviewing but I love this product enough to make a rare exception. Formerly a dedicated liquid eyeliner user, I never found a single product that was smudgeproof, longlasting, non-irritating, and (most importantly) LOOKED great. I'd tried 2305873254 different black eyeliners in all variations before discovering MUA and really giving Fluidline a try. While overseas at a Duty Free Shop I was in a hurry but saw it and was dying to to try it. I drew a line on my hand and rubbed it without letting it properly set - of course, it smeared like all the other liners I'd tried and it was really disappointing. I didn't buy it. But when I got home my curiosity had peaked and I went to a MAC counter and tried it. Despite the fact that I didn't like how the artist applied it, I left with the 269 Medium Angle eye brush and a jar of Fluidling Blacktrack. This liner lasts ALL DAY on me - doesn't fade or run or smudge or get funky whatsoever. I did, however, decide that I didn't like the application with the angle brush and stick with my Sonia Kashuk eyeliner brush that really does the job well.
This is my first review and I believe that Traceless is worthy of it. Though I have not much experimented with foundations or concealers, I'm impressed with this product and love how it makes my skin look (I hate to use the word, but, 'luminous') and feel (soft, very slightly dewy, fresh). Yes, this product is definitely very light, but I think it DOES do more than any tinted moisturizer I've tried. I have yellow-based skin tones and my complexion is always very clear, but there are blackheads on my nose and I wish my coloring was more even. When I first sampled Traceless (Level 2) I was extremely skeptical that it would do anything to even out my skintone or cover blackheads and pores, but I think the light-reflecting bullshit that every product claims to have now actually rings true with this foundation. The blackheads on my nose appear nonexistent when I'm wearing Traceless. I apply this foundation with a brush (also Prescriptives) after I apply concealer to the dark circles I have. I then use a sponge (Cover Girls are the only ones I'll use - they just have the best texture) to blend it in completely. Depending on the weather and how my skin is behaving, I'll also apply a light dusting of Versace's Extra Creamy Compact.