I have been using this product everyday, faithfully, for the past 3-4 months and I am not even half way through the tube. I do like it, although it feels the exact same as my smashbox primer that I was using prior to Matte. I dont really think that it makes my skin matte, but definitely smooth and makes foundation application a dream. A little goes a LONG way and if you use too much, you will absolutely feel greasy and dirty. the price isnt that bad, considering you only need a tiny bit and it will last you a while. Overall, I think using the word ''matte" is misleading. but this is good for making make up application a lot easier.
I have been using orgasm from Nars for months now and I finally hit pan a few weeks ago. I had this ELF blush lying around that I bought months ago and forgot about. It isn't anything crazy good or special, but I do really like it. Especially for the price. It is pretty sheer, but that is okay because you dont want to look like a clown and you could build on it if necessary. I have a true coral blush from sephora brand, and I'd say this ELF blush is more pink than coral. I just bought another one. It's a good travel or purse makeup bag blush to have.
For three dollars, you really can't go wrong with this. When I bought this a few months ago, I was using a bronzer from revlon or some other drug store brand. That one was matte with no shimmer, which I prefer. this ELF bronzer does contain shimmer but it isn't awful or cheap looking. That would be my only con. But for 3 dollars, you get 4 different colors and you can do SO MUCH with them. They really add dimension and give your skin a glowing boost. I'm interested in trying the different color combos in this product in the future.
Hair -Wen by Chaz Dean - Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner
taylermarie 2/21/2012 6:49:00 PM
ive been using Wen for a year now, and I have mixed feelings about it. the first time I used it I was blown away. My hair was so soft and looked healthy. But after that, it lost it's effect every time I used it. and what was absolutely horrible was that it dried my scalp out SO BAD. it was AWFUL. I kept using it, hoping it was just a weird reaction that would pass but it only got worse. I have also tried every different type there was and pomegranate was the only one that mildly dried my scalp out less. I use this probably once a week now, and mostly as a leave in conditioner. it isn't worth all the hype in my opinion and I know how to use it.
I really like this blush a lot, but I don't think it's anything special for 27 dollars. I bought this on impulse after hearing a lot of positive things about it and I just happened to walk past the Nars area in sephora. it is a nice color that shows up well on my fair skin. I don't think I'll buy this again, simply because I could probably find the same color in another/cheaper brand.
Over the last few weeks, I have bought studio sculpt, matchmaster, and studio fix fluid, searching for the best one and returning what sucked. I've been using studio fix fluid for a few days now and I'm pretty happy with it. it blends really well and spreads easily. I've been using a brush to apply it which seems to be working well. And I set it with select sheer powder. I use the color NW15 which matches my skin better than my matchmaster in 1.0 . it's alright with my oily skin, but I also use it with my MAC oil control lotion and setting powder. the true test will be during the summer to see if this really holds up.
So happy I bought this! After seeing many YouTube videos on this brand, I decided up jump on board. I ordered this palette because the jewel tone colors really appealed to me. it arrived pretty quickly and was sent from Florida. it was packaged really nicely and there were no broken colors. the pigments in some of the colors were really bright, but others might need some layering to get the desired color. I highly recommend using a primer with these colors. there is quite a bit of fall out but that's to be expected. I'm really interested in buying the warm/neutral palette next. such a good buy!
I have bought this product about 4 times now. I always go back to it because it just WORKS. It has a felt tip 'brush' which makes it pretty easy to do a nice cat eye look. this eyeliner honestly stays put all day. I have oily skin and other liquid eyeliners crease and run after only a little while. I don't need a primer with this, it's awesome on it's own. one issue I have with it is the price. For such a small bottle and small amount, you pay 10 dollars. I typically go through a bottle semi quick because I use it everyday. but other than that, it's my go to for eyeliner.
They must have reformulated this since they redid the packaging. I hate it now. I LOVED it when it was in the original tube, and now that it's in a squeeze tube it just hasn't worked well for me. The color is off and it creases on me. The original doesn't do any of that. Really bummed. hopefully I can find some of the original so I can stock up because I seriously love this primer. Just not the new one!
I really like this mascara. I bought it the same day I bought Mac's opulash. I like this one so much better! Nice formula, doesn't clump, and it doesn't dry right away so you can add multiple layers without it clumping and looking really fake and weird. I don't have to curl my lashes with this either which is nice. I'll most likely buy this again. it has a nice big brush too so it really coats every last
I've been searching for a good primer for my oily skin. I ordered this just before Christmas 2011. I like the way it feels on my skin, and it definitely makes makeup application easier. but I did find that it makes my skin oilier. I notice a difference in when I use it and when I don't, but I don't think it's worth the pricetag. I still honestly have almost a completely full bottle to go through. A little goes a LONG WAY with this. I don't think I'll buy this product again though.
I was excited to try this product, and i had a lot of faith in it after talking to the make up artist at the MAC counter in Nordstrom. I walked in, and asked her about foundations that would be good for my oily skin. She sat me in the chair and explained how studio sculpt is gel based, so it would sit on top of the skin and help with the oil. she then put it on my face, in the color NW15, and i looked flawless! but BOY WAS SHE WRONG ABOUT THE OIL. I tried it a few times over the next few days and saw no difference, i would look flawless for the first half hour and then it would be awful after that. i even use select sheer powder over this to set it. I then went back to the same counter, and asked a different girl her opinion, and i told her that i was trying the studio sculpt and she said "thats actually the best for dry skin since it's gel based". WHAT A LET DOWN! I was being told two totally different things. super bummed. i really do like this when it first goes on. its a light to medium coverage foundation with the ability to build up and layer for heavier coverage. using a setting power over it with a primer underneath it definitely helps, but im just not 100% happy with it. Im going to try some different combinations when using this ( primer, no primer, moisturizer, no moisturizer, etc etc) and see if that helps and see if i can find the proper way to use this that works for my skin. blotting throughout the day helps, along with adding a bit of powder to mainly my T Zone. overall, i would definitely recommend this product to anyone who has very lightly oily skin or dry skin. It goes on great with a brush and you do look flawless. It just isnt working so well for oily skin as of right now. But ill keep giving it a shot.. and at $30 dollars..i almost feel like im wasting my money if i dont keep trying it.