I love the color of this powder. Its a very true, natural brown, not orangey all. It goes on precise, and stays put. The brush it comes with is not great, so I use my own.
Eye Shadow -Femme Couture - Mineral Effects Eye Shadow Powder
thejillian 4/7/2012 8:47:00 PM
I got this shadow in soft cloud. The color is stunning, I have been looking for a shimmer nude without to much gold, and this color was perfect! When I finished the application, it looked really good. Unfortunately it didn't last even a few hours! It was gone, and I used a primer first, so I don't know what else I could do? Maybe apply with a wet brush? I guess its worth a try since I like the color so much. Ten dollars is way too much to spend on a mineral shadow that wont even last a few hours.
Highlighters -Femme Couture - Mineral Effects Baked Highlighter
thejillian 4/7/2012 8:36:00 PM
This stuff will be going right back to the store. I can't even tell I have it on, unless you count the terrible way it feels on my face. Feels heavy and gross. Barely shows up at all. Major disappointment.
This is a great liner as long as you don't want to use it near your tear ducts, because once your eyes water a teeny tiny bit, its all over the place. A big smudgy mess. Otherwise a decent liner. The line it creates is very precise and the black is dark. Might want to wait until lids are completely dry before using eyelash curler, or liner will come right off in the center. Lasts all day, no flaking or smudging as long as your eyes stay dry.
If I had not read the reviews on this product, I never would have tried it. And I would totally have missed out on a great blush. The color is very bright and youthful. Not too much though, or you will look pretty silly. A little goes a long way. My skin is cool toned, medium beige, and this color looks fantastic on my cheeks.
Love this conditioner! I put it on for an hour with a cap, and my twice bleached then highlighted hair was soooo soft! Even my crunchy ends. The smell is amazing and even lingers. Like a tropical cocnut drink! Yummm. Not quite a miracle, but pretty darn close. And the price, oh my gosh! Works just as well as a $50 mask, for only $5.
I love this cleanser! Totally hooked. The scrub is abrasive enough to improve my skin, but gentle enough to use everyday. Gets all of my eye makeup off in one try. I use this in conjunction with neutrogena deep clean scrub after, and my skin has never looked better. I honestly can't believe how much my skin has improved with this magic combo. I wish cvs would carry it though, so far I have only found at walgreens. I hope this doesn't mean it will be discontinued.
I am pleasantly surprised by this stuff. I have been using mac foundation (mineralize) or bare minerals for the last seven years. After wanting a little more coverage and reading all the rave reviews, I decided to give drugstore revlon a try. So far, im impressed! The coverage is adequate, no mask look. Blends well, not oily at all. Totally buildable. I use it with some mineral veil over the top and some warmth powder to contour. The only bad thing I could possibly think to complain about is the fact that the formula lacks radiance. But this is hard to find without too much glitter, or grease, also those products tend to look caked on when you go for more coverage, because you have to layer them. I had this problem with bare minerals, great for light coverage but any more than that starts to look very unnatural, patchy and settles on dry skin and fine lines. The revlon foundation does get a little darker as it dries, which is fine if you get a shade that's a tad lighter than usual.
Liquid -MAC - Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
thejillian 4/1/2012 8:00:00 PM
This is a good product if you have dry skin. The application seems a little greasy. The coverage is light and luminous. I use it with a little mineral veil over the top to set and take away a little of the shiny finish. Overall, its a good foundation for days that you want to look natural and don't have oily skin.
Concealers -Revlon - ColorStay Under Eye Concealer
thejillian 3/19/2012 11:00:00 PM
So this was my go to for several years. However, I started noticing that it was getting cakey and separating, so I decided to try something else. I only use it to cover my under eye area, and it does have good coverage, but after a few hours........, i would look a hot mess. I got the loreal lumi concealer, and loved it. Now im totally converted and will never go back. The loreal goes on so smooth, does not settle into fine lines and does not get cakey and separate. Its also a brightener, so your eyes look awesome with it. After trying something else, I can't believe I wasted so much time using such an inferior product.
My mom, who is a stylist used this on my hair after touching up my roots, and I was shocked at how my hair looked. I have been on a quest to smooth down my hair after bleaching it twice and suddenly having crazy frizzy dry hair. This stuff totally tamed my frizz, of course I still needed to flat iron, but how it looked when I was done amazed me. My hair has not been that smooth since before I bleached my hair. I didn't think it could even look like that anymore. The smell is a little strange, but not necessarily bad, kind of like tea
Conditioner -L'Oreal - Nature's Therapy Mega Moisture Nurturing Creme
thejillian 3/18/2012 7:33:00 PM
Mega moisture is just that! Super mega moisturizing. By far the most moisturizing deep conditioner I have used by far. Its even better than the neutrogena triple moisture mask. The smell is pleasant, like green apples. I kept it in for an hour with a cap, and absolutely loved the results! My hair was so incredibly soft and not weighed down at all. Even before I put my leave in pureology spray and oil, I could easily comb through my hair. It felt so healthy and soft. My twice bleached blonde hair no longer felt like straw. I have tried several deep conditioners, from drugstore brands , to others froms sallys, to expensive salon brands......and most worked well, but this surpassed all of them.UPDATE: just tried aussie 3 minute miracle, and I have to say it does a better job than the mega moisture.
Ok, first of all.....it smells amazing. Unfortunately the scent does not follow you out of the shower. Major disappointment. Thats why I only gave it 3 lippies. The scrub is nice and gentle enough to use everyday as long as you moisturize after. Left my skin feeling very clean and soft.
Really good conditioning treatment. Made my twice bleached blonde hair actually look like hair again and not fluff. After I use it my hair feels strong and healthy. I leave it on for about an hour with a cap, then I rinse and also put in a little smooth down treat from reddken for a few minutes and after my hair is so super soft and smooth. Its nice because when I rinse it out I don't feel like all the conditioning is just going down the drain, its actually staying in my hair but in no way leaving it filmy or weighed down. Probably not an everyday conditioner, more like once a week, even for my fried hair. Not like it really matters, but the treatment also smells good too, like frosting.
Great concealer! Love how it brightens and covers the circles under my eyes. Goes on smooth and does not get cakey. The finish is light and almost powdery, but does not settle into fine lines. Also brightens up my under eye area. My new fav.