Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
sleepydean 11/17/2010 11:13:00 PM
Love this stuff! I have a bunch of coupons for it, so I've already bought a back-up to have on hand. I feel confident going out of the house with just this on my face. It is a must for me everyday now. I have tried other primers and Avon's Magix perfector, but they don't hold a candle to this.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Sweet Mint
sleepydean 3/6/2010 1:07:00 AM
I saw this reviewed in a magazine and it was impressed when they said it stayed on your lips for hours. I've been desperate to find something to help for my dry lips. This is the perfect example of not to believe everything you read and I'm really trying to not jump at every product that they say is a miracle worker. I like the taste of the mint, but it doesn't last for hours as indicated in that review. I also have the passion fruit one. And I actually got another mint one free on their website, so I definitely won't be repurchasing, because I have enough to last me a few years.
My 2nd favorite mark. fragrance (next to Jewel). It has decent staying power and mixes really well with my chemistry. In combination with the shimmer body creme, it is the perfect warm, fall/winter scent.
This is my favorite FFI yet! I'm addicted to the blush, and use it almost everyday because it gives me such a great glow. I think this shade would be flattering on just about anyone. The lighter shadow is also a favorite. I love the slight shimmer it has. Sometimes I use it to layer over mark.'s markit sticks to mix it up a bit. The other shadow is a matte brown. I just haven't played with this one much. The lips colors in this one are great as well. I rarely flip it over to them though, because I am so hooked on the blush and light shadow.
Skincare - Face -Biore - skin boosting night serum
sleepydean 8/26/2009 8:58:00 PM
I don't really see a difference in my skin, but I love this product because of the smell. I got a trial size and then I saw a full size on clearance and purchased it. I'm really erratic with my routine, sometimes I'll use one moisturizer, other times I'll use another. Lately, I've been trying to stick to a regular skincare routine to see if I can nail down what is working for me and what is not. So we'll see if this does anything for me.
MIB (as us mark. reps call it) is hit or miss on whether you'll end up with a dried out tube or note. We have complained about this a lot to customer service, but I'm not sure what the problem is. The great thing is, they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can call and get a replacement tube shipped out quickly. Raven (black) is the best. If you use this and then add their Scandalash mascara on the tips, it looks like false lashes. Espresso (brown) does nothing for me. I would skip this if you are looking for a brown mascara.
I got this as a GWP and I love it! The little tube is lasting me a long time. The shade ended up being a perfect match for me, and has really helped minimize the appearance of my dark circles.
Tinted Moisturizer -mark - Get a Tint tinted moisturizer
sleepydean 8/7/2009 7:47:00 PM
I am still not onboard with this new product. I love mark.'s dc'ed C-thru-U and its a good thing I stocked up on it! The "4 universal" shades in Get a Tint aren't so universal in my opinion. My shade in all of their other face products was way to light in this new product. So that would put me in the 3rd darkest out of the 4 which just doesn't fit with my skincolor right now.
How do they get away with advertising this as 6 hours? I'd be pushing it to say it lasted 2 hours on me. I got it in the lightest color - 105 Petal and it was beautiful when I put it on in my car. That initial excitement didn't last long though as time went on it lost most of its lustre. It has a menthol taste - which I assume has something to do with staying power? There is no ingredients list on the package, so I have no idea what is really in it. I got this one on clearance for $6. Even that was a bit high. The only time I'd repurchase is if it went down to $2-3 on clearance.
Blush -mark - Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in Cheeky
sleepydean 7/30/2009 7:59:00 PM
I have Just Pinched in Berry and Nude and those are alright, but Cheeky is amazing. From the second I put it on I was like wow - it really gives me a great look. This is great for me because I am alwaysss running late in the mornings, and this couldn't be any faster to swipe on and then rub in a bit.
I absolutely love these! I think I discovered them as they were being discontinued, but I stocked up whenever I saw them on clearance or in discount retailers. I know this line is targeted at an older audience, but I really enjoy using them. My skin always feels so tight and fresh after wearing one. (Although I do have to put up with a lot of hassle from my bf for the way I look while wearing them.)
Tinted Moisturizer -mark - C-Thru Tinted Moisturizer [DISCONTINUED]
sleepydean 5/14/2009 12:36:00 AM
This is one of my favorite mark. products. I use Buff in the winter and Natural in the summer/fall months when I get a little more color in my skin. I top it with mark.'s Powder Buff for my everyday look. I wanted to write this review because this product has been discountinued. So you can pick it up in mark.'s Last Chance section for the next 2 weeks and then it is gone! It is being replaced by Get a Tint - basically the same product but comes in 4 "universal" shades rather than the variety of shades that C-thru-U comes in.
Crème -mark - Speedway Do Everything Foundation Stick
sleepydean 4/29/2008 7:55:00 PM
It leaves my lips bright pink. But the beauty of it, is that it is different on everyone.