Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
t0wlie 12/9/2012 8:58:00 PM
Awesome, just freakin awesome. I have dry skin and only use liquid foundations because powders stand out on my face and make me look ghostly. Had used revlon color stay for years and also really liked MUFE face and body but once I found this stuff I dont think I will ever switch. Just gives me a nice moisturized kind of dewy look. I dont need heavy coverage at all but def provides enough to even out my skin tone/hide any imperfections while looking natural enough that it doesnt look like I have heavy makeup on at all. Has 20 SPf, always a plus This is my HG. I use it after washing my face, applying lotion and primer (stila hydrating) and then applying this using my coastal scents flat top buffer brush which I absolutely love. A little goes a long way because its pretty watery. looks flawless when done! Ovbiously the biggest downfall is the price but everyone loves this product so LM knows they can charge whatever they want for it.. will still rebuy and probably go to the jumbo size. Has lasted me about 4 months with near daily full time use
Self Tanners -Clarins - Radiance-Plus Self-Tanning Cream-Gel
t0wlie 12/9/2012 8:51:00 PM
Love this product! I had not used many self-tanners before as I am terribly white naturally and didnt want to turn orange with no base tan in the summer - but i do I tan very nicely due to my hispanic heritage. I realized I had been making a few too many trips to the tanning bed so I opted for this stuff when I saw the reviews. I am so glad I did, I have not tried many but this is near-HG for sure. I apply it in the mornings 4-5 times a week before I hop in the shower or wash my face thoroughly before applying makeup. It does give kind of a heavy/stick moisturized feeling so I always make sure to apply this BEFORE i wash my face or hop in the shower and leave it for as much time as possible before washing my face/showering off and then applying my makeup. It gives me a nice "glowy" look that is not quite a dark tan color but keeps me from looking ghostly white in the winter. I have not been in the sun for a month or more and this has kept me from returning to my ghostly winter white with blochy redness. it just gives me a bit of overall color on my face and neck, but doesnt stand out from the rest of my body. packaging kind of sucks or at least for me the top has become lose/worn out so that it doesn't snap back into place but the pump works perfectly. Just two pumps is plenty to cover a moist face and neck thoroughly. Defintely does not streak. Also - I like how the color it gives me allows me to use the same color LM tinted moisturizer or foundation that I use in the summer instead of having to buy a new shade for winter. I love it, will definitely rebuy although i am not looking forward to it because of how pricey it is - i got a good deal on ebay the first time around.
Primer/ Corrector -Stila - Hydrating Primer SPF 15
t0wlie 9/3/2012 4:42:00 PM
I got this as a sample a while ago and was super excited because I have very dry skin and silicon based primers arent the best for me. First time I used it I didnt like it cause of the smell. I gave it another try recently after trying a zillion different primers and was really impressed, it is very thick texture that really does hydrate your skin and keep your foundation on all day. It leaves me with a very nice hydrated dewy look. If you can get past the smell it is very worth it! I generally will wash my face, apply a little lotion, then this primer goes on perfectly and wait a bit before i put on my foundation/tinted moisturizer. Defintely going to rebuy, get it on ebay or amazon for much cheaper though!
Moisturizers -St. Ives - Fresh Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer
t0wlie 2/27/2012 11:59:00 PM
HG face moisturizer. I have extremely dry skin and have tried a multitude of products, this is by far my favorite. The first time I put it on my skin felt silky smooth and soft immediately. Will probably never use another moisturizer.
Makeup Brushes -Coastal Scents - Bionic Flat Top Buffer
t0wlie 2/27/2012 11:57:00 PM
LOVE it. Perfect for applying liquid foundation. Put foundation on back of your hand, dab around your face then buff away. Gives a perfect silky smooth finish. better priced then the sigma brush which is pretty much the exact same thing. After using this I will never go back to using original foundation brushes or sponges.
I have been on a search for a great primer for some time now. I have tried various LM primers including the original and mineral, stila hydrating primer, Tarte clean slate, and smashbox photo finish. This by far has been my favorite and worked the best for me. I have very dry skin, and I put this on after washing my face and applying lotion. I let it dry then apply my liquid foundation. It makes my skin look soft and smooth and my foundation go on amazingly. After wearing tarte and other primers throughout the day I can definitely say this makes my make up look the best and last the longest. I first got a sample then purchased the full thing.
Ive been using this product for almost six months now. I must say, it is a really great product. Although I have minimal wrinkles, some on the forehead and fine lines under the eyes, it improved the overall texture of my skin and minimized lines as well. I have very dry skin and this serum helps keep me moisturized throughout the entire day. I have very bad dark under eye circles and if you have the same I would recommend the reversalist eye brightening system as well, which has done wonders for me. The only thing - I ran out of this product and neglected to buy more for over a week, in that time my skin became very dry and the overall texture was worse then it had been before. All in all though, a great product. Buy it on ebay for $15-20 bucks.