Concealers -Maybelline - Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Ivory
throughbeingcool 12/10/2012 10:08:00 PM
I don't usually repurchase concealers, because I've never really found one that I'm in love with, but this is an exception. I love this. The Ivory shade matches my nw15 skin perfectly. I usually use this strictly for under eyes, and it brightens there perfectly. It covers my dark circles, and it doesn't settle into my fine lines. I just love it. I would repurchase again and again.
This stuff is wonderful. I love it! Pros: It lasts forever. I don't know if it has 24 hour wear, but it for sure has over 12 hour wear. The consistency is great, and it works well for my dry skin. It photographs sooo beautifully, because it has no SPF. This foundation would be perfect for photo shoots. It has medium coverage, but is build able, without looking cakey. Cons: The packaging is sort of bulky and not very sanitary. I apply with clean fingers, and then blend with a Mac 187 or the E.L.F powder brush.
These lipsticks are absolutely AMAZING. The texture and pigmentation is great. They don't seem as drying as MAC matte lipsticks to me, but I still tend to put a gloss over it out of habit, and it looks awesome. My favorite is sweet pink. It's a gorgeous color. I would love to purchase all of them.
I've been looking for a nude sort of shade that would look good on me. I have a really hard time with nudes because they wash me out very badly, but this is great. It is almost the same color as my lips, except just better. It is opaque, and the formula is good. Would repurchase!
Blush -Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Dollface
throughbeingcool 10/12/2011 10:39:00 PM
This blush gives my NW15 skin the most amazingly perfect natural looking flush to my cheeks. I love it. It goes on true to color pretty much on my cheeks, it doesn't seem like a dusty pink like some have said. I have cool undertones though, so maybe it just looks different on other skin tones. It IS long lasting.
Moisturizers -Clean & Clear - Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer
throughbeingcool 10/3/2011 8:05:00 PM
This is my favorite moisturizer every. I highly enjoy the way it feels on my skin, and I do believe it helps control my acne.
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Advantage 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser
throughbeingcool 10/3/2011 7:56:00 PM
I have repurchased this so many times. It is the only thing that keeps my face clear. I use it once every other day, and I have seen amazing results. It cleared up my face almost over night. Highly recommend. I also must note that I do no have bad acne, I get breakouts occasionally, but I've never had a big problem with acne, but this product really helps with my random breakouts. I suggest using with a moisturizer because it can be very drying, especially if you have dry skin
Lipstick -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Matte 903C Just Peachy
throughbeingcool 9/23/2011 6:15:00 AM
The only problem I have with this lipstick is the packaging, so I had to knock off a point. I love the color of this lipstick. Usually when I try to find a peach lipstick they end up being far too orange, but this is the perfect peachy color. It is matte (which I prefer) and very opaque. I usually put just small amount of lip balm underneath to prevent drying. It lasts for awhile on the lips. I would say if you aren't eating or drinking or doing...other things with your mouth, then this could last you 3-4 hour easily! It lasted me 4, and I have major trouble getting lipsticks to stay on my lips.
Palettes -Tarte - Soft & Smokey 5-piece Color Collection
throughbeingcool 9/9/2011 3:39:00 AM
Hell yes I would buy this again. What an amazing deal! All these full size products for only 39 dollars, and they are such high quality. Tarte is my new favorite makeup brand without a doubt. I haven't tried one item that didn't super impress me. The blush in "wonder" is beautiful. It's a peachy pink, with shimmer. It flatters my NW15 skin quite nicely, and it's pigmented so I feel like this blush will last me a very long time. I'm in love with the vitamin infused lipgloss in "serenity". It has a brush applicator, and it's a great pink color. The best part is that it is not sticky, yet lasts a long time. It feels good on the lips. The quad is great. The colors are pigmented and the texture is very nice. The colors also blend well, and the brush that came with it is very useful. I like it better than some of my other brushes already. I like the mascara so far too, in fact it could be a new HG mascara. It's lovely. The eyeliner is also fabulous. Very very very very creamy, and black. It lasts quite awhile too. Overall I am just really impressed with this collection. I wanted to buy another for my sister's birthday but I noticed that it is no longer available on ulta.com. If you can find this it's seriously a steal.
Lipstick -Tarte - tarte Lipsurgence Natural Lip Luster in Sweet
throughbeingcool 9/8/2011 3:09:00 AM
I got this in the Radiant and Rested value kit. I love it! I love how easy it is to apply. The color is a golden pink sort of color and it sort of has a nice glossy slight shimmery finish. It is so moisturizing to me, it leaves my lips feeling hydrated. This is limited edition so I'm really glad I got my hands on it, because it's awesome!
Moisturizers -Weleda - Wild Rose Intensive Facial Cream
throughbeingcool 6/18/2011 7:14:00 PM
I love this cream. At first I didn't like the smell, but I like it more day by day. This is one of the only creams that I feel actually moisturizes my dry skin.
Bronzers -New York Color - Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny 720
throughbeingcool 6/18/2011 11:32:00 AM
Is this product serious? I hate this bronzer. I have pale NC15 skin. This is orange and makes me look dirty. It is not very pigmented and has to be layered to show up at all, and when it does show up it looks dirty and orange. This was a waste of 3 dollars.
Palettes -LORAC - Box Office Hit Full Face Palette
throughbeingcool 6/13/2011 9:18:00 AM
I had high hopes for this palette when I bought it over 6 months ago. My hopes have fallen short. I will say that I really love the blushes. The eyeshadow sucks. It is powdery, hard to apply, hard to blend, hard to pick up product, no lasting power (even with UDPP). I have much better eyeshadow from Wet N' Wild that I paid quite a bit less for, so that is disappointing. The lip colors are also a flop. They all end up looking the same color after wearing them for awhile. I hate the formulation, and they stain. They eyeliners are not that good. They do not compare to any good eyeliners that I can think of. They apply more like a decent drug store eyeliner, but not a good one. The blushes are wonderful. They are very pigmented and have great staying powder. I would not repurchase this.
I really like this foundation. It has decent medium coverage, but it can be built up for a more full coverage look. The formulation is light and so far I really like it for summer. The wear is alright, I think I wore it for 8-ish hours before it was gone. This foundation actually looks really good in photos with flash as opposed to other drug store foundations that claim to be HD or Photoready. I purchased the color HD02 Soft Beige. I'm an NC15-NW15, Colorstay buff, Laura Mercier Rose Ivory. The shade is definitely not the right shade. It is probably a full shade darker than my skin, and it is orangey. I was very upset when I first swatched the shade on my hand and then compared it to colorstay because the difference was bad. However, after applying to my face and blending into my neck a bit it looked fine. It made me look at bit peppier, my dull pale skin can make me look dead sometimes. Next time I will probably go with the lightest shade, because it would be a better match.
I love this scent. It is so fresh and fruity. I get compliments all the time when I wear this. I would repurchase it again and again.