Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
sureflowsheena 9/4/2012 4:46:00 PM
I bought this while waiting for my regular MUFE HD finishing powder to arrive in the mail. Although MUFE HD is my absolute favorite, this is a close 2nd considering that it is 1/3 of the price. I have faily oily skin, if I don't use a powder within 2 hours I need to blot oil off my face. This powder keeps me looking matt for at least 8 hours. I use this with Revlon Colorstay foundation and its wonderful. I've also used it alone over concealer that only covers my scars/blemishes and it again does a great job keeping the oiles away. The purpose of this powder is not to provide coverage, it is to mattify and it does exactly that. Dream Matte Powder will always have a place in my makeup bag!
Fragrances -Jessica McClintock - Jessica McClintock
sureflowsheena 3/20/2012 4:12:00 PM
Awful perfume, I really wanted to like this but it smelled like a cross between old lady/bug spray. I tried spraying it on myself, clothing, my two daughters and it smelled disgusting every time. I was so dissapointed and ended up throwing out the entire bottle...FYI I do not throw out a product unless it is really awful. I even tried using it as a bathroom air freshner until my husband asked what smelled like bug spray...it has really strong Lily of the Valley scent that settles into a toxic, sickening and disgusting heavy stench. Arghhhh, and I was hoping for something light, feminine and pretty - this is not it! Make sure you smell this one before buying. I have a collection of 12 perfumes so far (many of them have been online purchases based on decent customer reviews) and this is the only perfume that has smelled absolutely awful.
Primer/ Corrector -Revlon - PhotoReady Perfecting Primer (color 001)
sureflowsheena 3/19/2012 6:30:00 PM
All in all though, it is a decent primer. It smoothed my wrinkle areas/fine lines and left a nice smooth finish. The first time I applied it I put too much on and my makeup (Colorstay) was greasy...I almost threw it out because I had never had that problem using Colorstay before even when I didn't use a primer. The second time I applied it with a lighter hand and had better success. This did make my skin have a more flawless finish. I"ve used it with my Meow Cosmetics mineral powder foundation and it worked equally well. I still need to use a finishing powder (MUFE HD Microfinish Powder) to control my oily skin, I guess I was expecting a miracle primer that would do a better job controlling oil (I have very oily skin though, 1 hr after washing my face and I look shiny). This didn't break me out :). I've tried Meow Cosmetics Primer Oily Skin (sucked as a primer but ok as a finishing powder), BE Prime Time Oil Control (awful product) and Body Shop Matte It (mediocre) and Revlon 001 is better than all of them. I am still on the seach for my HG primer but until I find it I will continue to use this one.