For my skintone this is not a blush, more of a highlight. It is a very beautiful, natural color highlight. The only problem is, this is very Dupe-able! I have been wanting this blush for a long time and recently picked it up during the last Sephora Beauty Insider 15% sale. I started comparing it to other products in my collection after I first wore it and wasn't that impressed. It is almost identical to my ELF bronzer that only costs $1, and also a deluxe Cargo sample bronzer in Medium that I got for only $5 and has 4g of product, almost the same amount as the Nars. For me to pay for high end products, they have to be special and not something that I can find for much cheaper. I will be returning this blush.
Bronzers -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Sun Power
steffmd25 11/1/2011 11:53:00 AM
I was shocked to see there are no reviews for this product. This is an awesome bronzer or blush. I love using it as a blush. This has been on my To Get list for awhile and I just kept forgetting it when I would head to the mall. Well I finally remembered when I was disappointed with what I saw in MAC's Holiday Collection. This MSF is just gorgeous. I am a NC44 and I think all brown girls should run out and get it. It is a very pretty terra cota color.
I absolutely love this lipgloss. Now, the first time I wore it, I just slapped it on my lips and I looked a HOT mess. I knew I would be heading back to MAC to return it. I am so glad I gave it another try. It is a MUST that I use a lipliner with this. The gloss is so rich, creamy and opaque that I place a small amount on my bottom lip and just blend that into the top lip. The look is amazing. I have a TONNNN of glosses and I know I love this because I have worn it about 5 days in a row. I never do that with my products. I like to just keep rotating things. Awesome product. Just try to make it work.
I have purchased 3 of these in the last 2 years. I first saw this being used on Youtube, and I had to try it. Gets leftover traces of makeup and dirt off of my skin after I wash my face. It is super cheap. $1- $2. It does have a strange scent, but you get use to it. The bottle lasts a long time. This works for me so I don't plan on trying another toner.
Eye Shadow -E.L.F. - Studio Single Eyeshadow Wild Wheat
steffmd25 3/28/2011 8:55:00 AM
I just picked several of these up at Dollar Tree. The color looks great in the pan, it swatches decently; however, hardly anything shows up on my eye. (Even the UDPP and a MAC paint pot) I only paid 1 dollar for this shadow, but I still expect a little more than what I got. I think ELF was so worried about mimicing NARS packaging to get alot of sales on these, that they didn't worry about the quality. I am VERY disappointed in these.
I really love this blush. This is the first PF blush that has worked for me. I have tried two of their other blushes, but they were too light or not pigmented enough for my NC44 skintone. Thanks PF!!! I love the different tones of pink, especially when they are swirled into one. I didn't like the price point of these in CVS. It was over $13. I would never pay that much for a drugstore blush, but there was a $3 coupon attached the product, another $3 off a PF product printed off the coupon station in CVS, I had a couple of Extra Bucks, and that week CVS was giving $7 Extra Bucks when you purchased a PF product. So to sum all of that up, with all my coupons, CVS practically payed me to purchase that blush. I dislike the bulky, excessive packaging, but almost all drugstore makeup products are like that. It's time for them to change that. Overall, fantastic blush, and its WOC friendly.
I purchased this in Istanbul, which I would call a baby pink. I am not a fan of these. I recently got into matte lip looks and I was eager to give these a try. The best way to describe this is it looked similar to pink dust on my lips. It settled in every line in my lip and screamed, look at me... my lips are super dry and look awful. I have full lips, so maybe that's why this didn't work for me. Also, NYX... please start sealing your packages, we have no clue, (especially with glosses) if someone before us has used the product we r planning on purchasing.
Treatments -Aphogee - Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer
steffmd25 2/24/2011 11:23:00 AM
I am on my 2nd bottle of this and I love it! My favorite leave in ever. After trying to grow my hair longer and getting it healthier, I discovered this product on Youtube and Hair Boards. It does a great job of adding just enough protein to your hair. I have had a noticable amount of REDUCED split ends and less breakage, so I'm retaining length. I will keep buying this product. It is awesome.
I love this lipstick! It is a very pigmented cream finish. Gorgeous purple/magenta color. The lipstick isn't drying, I think its quite moisturizing. The scent is light and pleasant. I don't smell it unless I stick the tube next to my nostrils. I received compliments, which is always an extra plus. I applied this at 6:00 a.m., it is now 11:00 a.m., and it is still going strong. To sum it up, very long wearing! It lasted through my morning coffee and some cereal. I have 3 other colors that are cream finishes, and I plan on getting more. These are my new favorite lipsticks! Edit: I had soup/crackers and a couple of Girl Scout Cookies for lunch and it lasted through that too. The color is starting to get slightly lighter in the center portion of my lip. But there are NO complaints here. Great job Cover Girl!
Lipstick -Rimmel - Lasting Finish - Coffee Shimmer
steffmd25 2/17/2011 9:44:00 AM
I am very excited that I purchased this product. It is highly pigmented, has a good staying power and I actually like the scent. I got this at the CVS clearance recently with a $1 Rimmel coupon, so I paid about 74 cents for it. I am NC44 and don't wear dark lipsticks too often, but I really like this one.
Let's get to the point. I will be returning this tomorrow to get my $8 back. Sooooo pretty in the tube, but this is just too sheer. Revlon should have known better, don't buy this lipstick.
This is an 'okay' powder brush. It is very soft. But way too floppy and loose. It might work better if the hairs weren't as long and it was somewhat smaller. I like it okay enough and will try to make it work.
I think this is overall a good powder. It does give a matte finish. I can wear it alone, or over a sheer amount of foundation. I like the finish. I think the packaging is simple and attractive, but TOO bulky. My biggest problem with this product is you only get 6.5g, which is very small amount for a powder. I think for that amount it is too pricey. The only reason I purchased this is because it was 75% off at CVS.
Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild - Megalast in "Private Viewing" #204A
steffmd25 2/10/2011 5:59:00 PM
Great neutral beige-y pink/tan color. I love it. It's very pigmented and opaque. Great everyday cream color. Super cheap, and I like the small size. Everything is great about the polish, except the brush sucks!
This baked blush is a tan/golden/bronze color. There is 3.5g of product in the somewhat bulky traditional golden Milani packaging. I didn't like this blush at all. Not enough color and way too much shimmer. If you love TOO much glitter and shimmer on your cheeks, this is for you. If you are more of a fan of suttle or minimal shimmer, run from this blush. I have already returned this blush. I purchased it at Walgreens for $7.49.