This is the first full-size primer I've purchased. I never really thought I needed a face primer until I tried a few sample sizes, but I didn't want to spend too much $ on one. I paid about $8 at Walmart and I fell in love! I love how it makes my skin feel and also how even my foundation looks. I've had several people ask me what I've started doing differently with my makeup as it looks much more natural and not patchy. I am definitely going to be re-purchasing this again. I love it and it's made such a difference in my make-up routine.
Another hit from Sinful Colors. It's a metallic rosey pink color. The formula isn't as watery as some of the others and for $0.99, I'm not complaining!
I wanted to wait to write a review of this until I had used it for some time. I've been wearing Revlon PhotoReady a lot. I absolutely *love* it. I'm Asian, around NC35-40 and I wear 008 Golden Beige. I have extremely dry skin and I was afraid that this was going to accentuate my dry patches, like other liquid foundations had. I've been using this with L'Oreal's Studio Secrets primer and the combo is *amazing*. I set it with MAC MSFN and it seriously stays on forever. I don't notice glitter as much as some other reviewers have mentioned, but it is a little shimmery. I don't mind the shimmer because I have been wanting a foundation that gives me a dewey finish and this does. I wore this for my graduation pictures and other important even pictures and I haven't noticed any white cast in it. Hands down, best foundation I've tried yet! The only downside is the price but I usually wait for BOGOF sales to stock up, so it turns out to be about $6 per bottle, which is pretty awesome. Try it out! =)
I'm NC35 Asian for reference. I was looking for something pinky with more peachy to it and I first looked at Ripe Peach and that was too chalky for my taste. My eyes immediately wandered to Rhapsody in Two because 1). I absolutely love the Mineralize blushes and 2). It had the two colors I was looking for. I love the peachy-light pinky glow I get when I put this on. It brightens up my whole face (but NOT in a glittery bomb way) and it's absolutely gorgeous in the pan. Would definitely re-purchase again if I ran out. LOVE it.
This was something that the MAC SA chose for me and I'm definitely glad that she did because I would have never given it a second glance! I'm NC35-40 Asian and this gives me that summer glow. The shimmer isn't chunky at all and the mix of the brown and the peach is absolutely gorgeous together.
I didn't like this l/g when I first got it because when I wore it by itself, it just looked like any other frosty lipgloss. But when I started pairing it with Honeylove l/s, it was absolute LOVE. The prettiest nude color was created on my extremely pigmented lips. The gold specks in it are gorgeous. I would probably buy one again because this is the only gloss makes Honeylove look somewhat decent on me.
I didn't want to buy into the hype about this product, but once I got it, I've been using it everyday. I have normal to dry skin and my favorite foundation to date is Studio Fix Fluid. Now, when I apply it (stipple + swirl), sometimes it looks cakey and it looked too "matte-y" for my taste. I spritzed Fix+ on my face, then buffed it out with a brush, and my skin looked absolutely FLAWLESS. My foundation looked seamless, it didn't look powdery/cakey, and my face just felt great. The first time I wore it, my friends all complimented me on how healthy and dewey my skin looked. That cinched it and I am on my 3rd bottle now!
I wear this everyday and love it. It helps to tone done a lot of the redness in my cheeks that I used to have to use concealer for in order to diminish some of the redness. It also has mattifying properties, which is nice because I use a very rich moisturizer and it can give me an oily appearance. I stopped wearing concealer because of this! I only need to spot-conceal so I am very happy about that :)
I'm actually not sure why this brush got such bad ratings, but the one I am reviewing is for the studio line Kabuki Face Brush. This brush is amazingly soft. I just got it this morning and let me tell you, I was not expecting it to be that soft! The last 2 kabuki brushes I bought were scratchy. There was a slight smell to it, but it wasn't a bad smell, just the 'new brush' smell. I would definitely buy this again!
I found this at TJ Maxx and only paid $10 bucks for it. I love how the bottle looks! For someone who normally doesn't like citrus-y smells, I really liked how refreshing it smelled. :) It's perfect for summer and it's good for someone who doesn't want something so heavy!
I absolutely LOVE these pigments. I bought all 30 colors from Cherry Culture when NYX was having their 50% off sale. With the primer, the staying power is awesome. The colors are absolutely vibrant. I used to have a little difficulty with the fallout, but every since I put Soft Ochre paint pot on top of my e/s primer, the fallout has been pretty minimal. I actually pressed all of them as well and I STILL have about 2/3 - 1/2 left in the tiny jars. For the price, these are absolutely amazing. The packaging is something NYX definitely needs to fix, but you can always buy some bead/jewelry storage bins from a craft store for less than $5.00. I absolutely would buy these again.
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Multipurpse nylon brush
sylvialeexD 6/20/2009 1:55:00 AM
I use this brush to create the outer V on my crease. I like that it doesn't smudge any of my other eye makeup because of its small size. I bought a few of these so I can use them for different types of eye shadows. Would definitely buy this again!
I have EXTREMELY dry skin on my cheeks and undereyes, while having a somewhat oily T-Zone area. I was using Clinique Superdefense Moisturizer but when they changed their formula, I felt that it was too water-y for me and wasn't moisturizing as much as I would have liked. I LOVE how Cetaphil moisturizer is creamy at first, but it isn't too 'heavy' on my skin. It makes my skin so soft and it feels very moist without feeling greasy. The only thing I don't like about this is the packaging, as it is not very hygienic. But for the results and the price (I paid less than 10 dollars for this, compared to my Clinique moisturizer which cost me more than 40 bucks), I can't complain.
I have these in every single color and I guess I really liked them because I wasn't expecting them to be amazing as a cream eyeshadow. Instead, I used them as a base for my eyeshadows and my pigments and for that, they are amazing! For a dollar for each duo, I spent 6 dollars on 12 eyeshadow bases. Now that's a pretty good deal to me.
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
sylvialeexD 6/10/2009 12:58:00 AM
I tried UDPP and TFSI and both of them worked for me. However, I thought that what UD did to their wand for their "new" UDPP was ridiculous so I just bought another tube of TFSI. I've heard that depending on if your eyelids are dry, you may prefer TFSI over UDPP, but both worked for me. They are priced the same but you do not have the hassle of having to cut open with TFSI.