Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
suekim91 10/6/2012 3:14:00 AM
this made my face look so powdery and dry, i hated it :(
Powder -Yves Saint Laurent - Matte and Radiant Pressed Powder
suekim91 9/10/2010 10:31:00 PM
i LOVE this powder!!! it has very natural coverage. i use it to either set my foundation, touch up throughout the day, and sometimes i even use it alone when im in a rush to even out my skin tone. the powder doesnt settle into my pores and controls my oil production well. also, this powder smells divine!!! i have never used a powder this aromatically pleasant before! the packaging is very fancy but i dont like the fact that the powder puff has to be stored separately in the velvet pouch if i wanna use it.. but other than that, great powder!
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
suekim91 9/8/2010 3:19:00 PM
it absorbs quickly into the skin and doesnt get my face oily throughout the day like my olay moisturizer did. the pump is great and one pump is enough to cover my whole face.
i love the finish of this foundation and the fact that it a sheer to moderate coverage foundation. to me the finish of the sheer matte looks just like the sheer glow and since i had an oily t-zone, i got the sheer matte instead. this foundation keeps my oil at bay for up to 4+ hours without any powder! amazing (well.. for me at least). when im looking for a sheer coverage, this is the foundation i automatically go for. the color selection is amazing and i love the frosted bottle (feels satiny, like all the other nars products) but the lack of a pump is really annoying. (i know they sell the pump on their website but i dont want to pay an extra $8+shipping and handling for a pump)
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
suekim91 9/7/2010 11:22:00 PM
if you have oily skin, steer clear of this product! this product made my face looking like a grease ball with 2 hours. (esp. around my t-zone!) i loved the finish of this foundation and i tried every possible primer and powder combo to make this foundation last but this product and oily skin just wasnt meant to be...
at first, i hated this mascara because it was too creamy. but as i kept using it, i noticed that it volumized my lashes as well my diorshow blackout mascara. although it cannot hold a curl that well, i dont mind curling my lashes throughout the day so that doesnt bother me :)
i usually used mufe's hd foundation, nars' sheer matte foundation, or smashbox's hd healthy fx foundation. all of these foundations would last me at most 2 hours of shine free coverage (nars' sheer matte lasted 4 hours of shine free coverage.) i have a very oily t-zone so everything that i put on my face would get oily even though i use a primer. the revlon colorstay foundation controlled my oil production for up to 8+ hours! although the product itself is great the lack of pump and the smell of the product was a turn-off. however the smell goes away after a while and i got used to using it without the pump so all is good. i usually use the smashbox photofinish foundation primer or mac prep+prime face protect spf 50 and use the elf hd powder or the ysl matte&radiant pressed powder. this and the colorstay combined make an excellent combination.