I must say, I love pigments, but am not a fan of loose powders. Thanks to YouTube, I learned that you can mix the loose pigments with a little bit of alcohol to press them! Woo hoo! A great and affordable way to buy pigment samples is at: www.thebodyneeds.com
Eye Shadow -Mary Kate and Ashley - Eye Pencil in Subtle
stomishi 2/21/2009 4:15:00 AM
This pencil goes on very thin and doesn't have a lot of pigment to it. It is good, if you want sheer color. But if you want a pigmented base, it is just so-so.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Blast Luxe Black Emerald
stomishi 2/21/2009 4:12:00 AM
This product is just so-so. I guess I expected it to make my lashes look a little bit different from regular mascara, but nope, they look the same.
I love Studio Fix, because it is quick and easy!
I tried this product and thought that it was okay, but then I received my Too Faced Shadow Insurance in the mail. It's affordable for those on a budget, but I can hear my mom now, "You get what you pay for"!
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
stomishi 2/15/2009 3:45:00 AM
I finally believe all of the hype! I've heard about this and haven't been wild about primers...but I just hadn't found the right one! It provides great staying power and keeps your e/s from creasing! Fab!
Primer/ Corrector -Unlisted Brand - Monistat - Chafing Relief Powder-Gel
stomishi 2/15/2009 3:42:00 AM
Living in Hawaii, I never leave home wearing a dress without this! Swipe a little on the thighs, and you'll be much more comfortable with this!
I love this pencil. It takes a little practice not to put it on too thick at first, but it provides a good base.
Moisturizers -Merlot - Moonlight Radiance Natural Grape Seed Night Cream
stomishi 2/9/2009 4:00:00 AM
I got this on a deal at Walgreens (two for one)! And it is as good as the other Merlot moisturizers! It is thicker than the day cream, but is good for a night moisturizer!
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
stomishi 2/9/2009 3:53:00 AM
I used to use this lotion, but don't anymore. Too expensive for what you are getting.
I used ProActiv successfully for a long time. I've recently stopped using it, as I found Kaiser's acne wash 10% to be cheaper and equally effective.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
stomishi 2/9/2009 3:50:00 AM
I used this before and wasn't wild about it. I am going to give it another try, because I realize the importance of an eye shadow base. I think that I am going to do tests of this vs. other primers on the other eye. To be determined...
I was told to buy this product by my dermatologist, but wasn't wild about it. It feels like putting light lotion on your face, and I didn't have that clean feeling after I used it. It was okay.
Lip Treatments -Alba Botanica - Passion Fruit Nectar Lip Balm
stomishi 2/9/2009 3:45:00 AM
omg! This is my favorite lip balm! It smells good, has a good texture, and moisturizes. I put this on daily!
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Lineworks Waterproof Liquid EyeLiner in Black
stomishi 2/7/2009 7:59:00 AM
I wore this eyeliner to my grandfathers funeral, but it stayed very nice. There was a slight transfer on one eye to my upper lid, but otherwise looked good (I was bawling). Id definitely recommend it!