BB Cream -Maybelline - Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
snickles 11/19/2012 10:09:00 AM
Wow, I wasn't even going to buy this but Maybelline had a buy one get one 50% off deal and I was already getting the dream matte powder so I went for it! This has been my best purchase yet. I stay away from tinted moisturizers but the new name BB cream had me down curiosity lane. It blended in with my skin so naturally, no product has ever done this before. I got it in Light 2 and it matches my skin so well. No cakeyness at all, it's too smooth for that! The coverage doesn't really exist, but it gives your skin such a healthy glow that it doesn't matter to me. It doesn't look shiny, but I set it with my powder anyway. The product does come out a little quickly, but you need to use a bit to cover your whole face. It's definitely worth a shot because you could always return it. You go Maybelline :)
I got this for 3 dollars on the E.L.F website. I don't use the highlighter because it has so much shimmer in it, and that's not my look. My friend uses it though and it brightens the dark circles under her eyes when used with the concealer. The concealer is not thick but not the thinnest. It does not last very long so I have to reapply, but hey, for 3 dollars it covers my under eye circles pretty well. It hid scarring from my blemishes as well and did not make me break out. The applicator isn't too hygienic, but I mostly use this for under my eyes after my face is washed, so if I have to reapply I washed my hands and dab some on my ring finger to apply. Not a bad product, you go E.L.F :)
I've only used two toners in my life, and I really like this one. I use it after I wash my face and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and soft. There was no burning and no dryness. It doesn't have alcohol either, which no toner should have! It has witch hazel in it as well, which is great for the skin! I will be repurchasing :)
Concealers -Korres - Quercetin & Oak Concealer Correcteur
snickles 7/11/2012 5:59:00 PM
I was so excited to buy this product because of all the rave. I unscrewed the top off and applied it, only to see it was slightly orange. This was the only color that would match my skin tone. I decided to try it anyway. It creased after a few minutes and wore away after two hours. Such a disappointment, I returned it.
I thought this was a great product at first! I bought it for 23 dollars in shade b. My under eye circles are not the worst, but they are visible with some veins that can show through. How depressing :/ This concealer has a very thick consistency but at times did seem to accentuate dry patches under my eye that weren't noticeable without concealer. It creased even after set with powder. Even when I patted it back in it would crease. It also wears away within a few hours, and my skin is not oily under my eyes. The packaging was fine, a little screw on cap, easy to get the product out. But it didn't work for me. Time to return!
My favorite mascara! It catches all my lashes and lengthens them, but not too overdone :) I can get away with no eyeliner when I wear this. It washes off nice and easily too, no make up remover needed!
This was about 22 bucks and it was a waste of money. The color the woman tested on my face looked good, but outside it was totally off. It didn't conceal anything no matter how much I layered it, and even before the layers it was dying. Sigh :(
Powder -Cover Girl - Clean Fragrance-Free Pressed Powder
snickles 6/10/2012 4:31:00 PM
This is an okay powder. It absorbs oil and never looks cakey. It doesn't cover much, but the only coverage I need is for my under eye circles and I use something else for that. I do use this to set my concealer though :)
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
snickles 6/10/2012 4:28:00 PM
I have this in blackest black, although I usually use eyeliner in grey tones. It's my favorite eyeliner so far! It glides on like butter :) It lasts all day too. When I get out of the shower it's almost as dark as it was when I went in. Although I usually take my eyeliner off before I shower. I don't remember the price. The only flaw is that it can smudge, but VERY slightly. It's not bad enough for me to return. The brush is also very stiff but flexible, so it applies the gel liner precisely.
I bought this on a whim, not reading reviews about it. It was creamy, but didn't glide on well to cover my under eye circles. My circles aren't bad either. It also had some shimmer in it. Perhaps it would be nice to highlight your brow bone, but not to conceal under circles. Why put shimmer in a product used to hide something, not draw attention to it? Time to get my 8 bucks back!
This concealer was so drying! You'd think since it was made for the under eye area it would be smooth and hydrating, but it was so cakey. I have combination skin and I always moisturize before applying any face make up, but moisturizing didn't help. i liked it at first, but then I saw how dry my skin looked. Throughout the day it also began to look orange. It was about 14 or 15 bucks, a little pricey for a drugstore concealer. The packaging was good and there was a lot of product, but it was of no use to me. Definitely won't repurchase. I just tried Lancome's Effacernes wand concealer in Light Buff and it's so smooth and natural looking :)
Oh maybelline...why would you do this to me?! This is by far one of the best highlighter/concealers I have ever used for my undereye circles. The consistency IS licease dream; creamy and blends well. I don't have the worst undereye circles, but nonetheless they are there. It covers them nicely while brightening my eyes. This did not crease and lasted hours! The one tiny flaw though, the reason I took off one lippie is because it has a very very slight shimmer :( It's not sparkly in an in your face way, and it actually wasn't even noticeable at all under certain lighting. I always check my concealer under natural lighting though, so once outside I looked into a mirror. There they were! Those tiny little shimmers :/ It's such a shame..this is one of the best products I have ever used from Maybelline. If you don't mind a very slight shimmer, then buy this! You can always return it. It wouldnt work for serious undereye circles though, the consistency isn't that thick. Sigh! So close to being perfect