Pressed Powders -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Mineral Face Powder
wawavanilla 5/9/2011 5:31:00 PM
Very powdery.... a gender swirl on the surface can make the table a mess. However, this is a very great powder that i like to use whenever I feel like my skin wants to break out. I used to use buff beige in the summer but now I am using transculant. it tends to get cakey and powdery on face be aware of that, but otherwise it is a great mineral powder that does not break me out, set makeup well and is under my budget for mineral powder.
Not too bad as a pencil liner, but it does smudge badly under my eyes while im wearing it. My friends said that it worked fine for them, so I can't tell if it just happen because I tend to have eyeliners smudge under my eyes often. For those who does not have this concern, it is a very nice liner that offers a natural look. It is soft, easy to use and not expensive compared to other high-end brand liners.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Illuminance Creme Shadow Quad - Not Just Nudes
wawavanilla 5/9/2011 5:04:00 PM
Hate the packaging, but love the colors and how natural they pull off on my eyes. It is rather a light, daytime look that is both flattering and nude. while the color and pigment of these cream eye shadows are great, they do crease a little in the middle of the day, but it is not too much to the point that it becomes a concern.
I have used this liner for over 2 years now. Having bought dozens of it and used it on a daily basis, I find it as a long-wearing, pretty much smudge free liquid liner. My lids are easily smudege and almost all liners that i have tried have left me dark circle under the eyes in the middle of the day. Compared to other liners, this is a pretty decent one.
Bought it a week ago, after the make up artist at MAC demonstrated this lipstick beautifully on me along with the use of a nude lip-liner. There after I have been trying to recreate the look without using the lip-liner. It looks definitely nude and I find it not as drying as other MAC lip sticks. However, it tends to crease up to the inner line of lip few hours after applying, instead of just fading it off.
One of my favourite deep cleansing oil! One big advantage of this product is that it does not contain any mineral oil, so it is less greasy as other mineral oil-based cleansing oil and is supposed to be safer for skin. Compared to my other favourite, pond's deep cleansing oil ( the original one with yellow bottle), this is a bit more oily and more expensive. But still it is a very reliable deep cleansing oil that did not cause me any breakout.
It is a cheap and decent foundation, that gives good coverage and does not break skin out. The color I used was natural ivory and it suits my face well. About one pump, it covers my entire face ( few more if needed for specific area of acne spot/marks) without leaving a mask- look because the color blends in very well. However, it does wear off in the middle of the day. another dissapointing feature is that it does not help control oil at all.
After using up my Kate makeup base, I was trying to find something similar, but I bought this primer without thinking much that it was very different from my previous makeup base. Generally it is a sillicon-based primer that has shimmers and is supposed to pro-long the staying power of make up. After applying it does smoothen my skin surface and makes it more matte, but since I am not a fan of shimmer, especially on face makeup, I did not find anything fabulous from this primer.
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Dickinson's Witch Hazel
wawavanilla 5/8/2011 8:15:00 PM
Bought it at a whim when I was on my trip to Seattle. (BTW love how it offers different sizes so it's an easy option to take if you want to try a smaller version first) It does smell very weird and unpleasant, but it fades off within a minute. It cleans the very last trace of makeup off my face and calm any irritated spot (red spot, breakout, whatever). I used to use both rose petal witch hazela and medicated witch hazel toners from Thayers, which both did not smell as bad as Dickinson's one. However, it functions the same just as those two, and with a much lower price ( after using up my small bottle I found another larger one at Walmart in Canada, which costs about $5 Cdn)
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
wawavanilla 5/8/2011 8:06:00 PM
Love to use it on hair and face. After reading many positive reviews on MUA, I decided to try it as a face moisturizer. And it moisturizes skin well without causing me breakout (YAY~) Be aware that it may cause skin to have a dewy look on cheeks if applying it during daytime. I apply it on top of my moisturizer (1 drop or 2) whenever I feel like a heavier moisturzing and it does its job!
Still not sure if it's really helping with breakout... but so far I have bought over 5 tubes and have continued using for over a year. It does calm red, blotchy breakout and makes my face feel very clean after washing. With $7 Cdn this is a very nice oil absorbing mask that does not overy-dry the skin.
Very good, standard moisturizer that does what it says without irritating skin or causing any breakout. I have combo skin and acne has always been my concern (keeps coming but not severe). This is the best moisturizer w/ sunscreen i have tried, plus it's not as expensive as other high end brand products. Will definitely recommend it to anyone who look for a good daytime moisturizer for face. p.s. Since Canada do not carry the old formula anymore, I went to the States to buy this product ( the old formula is what I bought and used, after reading the review of users about the new formula on MUA)