I bought this after watching YouTube videos raving about how wonderful it was. I must say, I'm really disappointed. It fills my pores, not in a good way! When I looked in the mirror, it looked like my face was dotted because of the makeup settling into each and every pore. I don't have huge pores at all, but this emphasized them. As the day went on, my face started to look cracked where it was settling into fine lines! I'm only 28, it's not like I have tons of lines! Also, my face got oily pretty quickly. To be honest, this foundation looks ok from far away! But close up, it looks like I have pores galore and lines for days!! My bare skin looks better than it does wearing this foundation. I gave it a fighting chance, I switched primers, used different brushes, etc but it just wasn't working for me! Back to the drawing board... The search for a good foundation continues!
I can't believe this isn't getting better reviews! I LOVE this mascara, it's my new favorite! I use it in conjunction with the amazing Dior primer and my lashes look so long, thick, and black that they look fake! I get so many complements when I use this! A guy told me he could not stop staring at my eyes and my gorgeous eye lashes! Yes, a guy said that! And you know guys don't notice things like that!
Mascara -Christian Dior - DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
wildcatcutie 7/22/2012 10:57:00 PM
This is probably one of the best makeup products that I've ever used. And I've used a lot of stuff! I feel like I'm always searching for the perfect foundation, lipstick, eyeliner... My point is, i have a hard time finding things that i love. Well, this is the perfect mascara primer! It beats cils booster by a long shot! It sounds crazy, but my lashes really are longer! This primer provides perfect separation, volume, and length. It makes any mascara work 10 times better! I have repurchased this product at least three times all ready. The secret is to apply to one eye at a time, then apply your mascara while this is still wet. It doesn't work nearly as well if you wait for it to dry. This is such a great product, I don't have any cons at all, besides maybe the price.
This is my favorite concealer for under eye circles. It is the best! I have dry skin under my eyes, and since I'm approaching 30, I've noticed a few lines. I've tried SO many concealers... Bobbi brown (drying and settles), MAC Moisture cover (Slides everywhere, greasy), erase paste (hard to blend)...and more that I won't get into. This one doesn't crease, covers, and brightens. I use a Bobbi brown corrector under it, that does help with circles as well.
I feel like people either love or hate this foundation. Unfortunately, in my case, it's hate. I loved it at first, I wore it and it blended well and looked awesome. Then the second time, it looked really yellow! I tried so hard to blend it out and it still looked weird. I have oily skin but it clung to dry patches that I didn't even know I had! It also looked cakey and fake. It got greasy looking throughout the day. I tried it again to make sure it wasn't a fluke. Well, it made my face itch so bad! So for the past week I've been dealing with zits popping up all over my chin! Ahhh! At least I didn't actually buy this foundation, I work at a cosmetics store so I had just made a sample. I'm writing this to warn acne prone or sensitive girls! Proceed with caution! Everyone's skin is different so it could just be me. I love the Nars tinted moisturizer though, no breakouts from that!
Tinted Moisturizer -NARS - Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
wildcatcutie 6/20/2012 1:06:00 AM
Move over, Laura Mercier! This tinted moisturizer beats the Laura Mercier TM hands down! They look very yellow. When you apply, the yellow evens out. This is my HG tinted moisturizer bc of the finish. It looks virtually flawless. You can apply with your fingers or a brush, both ways look great. I have oily skin and this didn't make me greasy. It's not matte at all but it gives your skin a healthy glow. I didn't think I'd like it bc most oily girls run when they hear "glow". However, this product is fantastic, it makes my skin look awesome. I love it!
It's so pretty! Too bad it doesn't show up on my skin! I am moderately tan, and this blush just doesn't have enough pigment. I think this is for the lighter girls!
I was always skeptical of products that other women were like "oh it makes my skin flawless, I don't even have to wear makeup!" I thought, "well that's a bunch of crap!" Now I kind of understand! This serum makes my skin look great! I'm not going to say flawless, nothing does that! However, I've seen increased brightness, clarity, and a more even skin tone. Believe me, I've tried numerous products. I'm a product junkie, not to mention I currently work at a cosmetics store, so I get to try a lot! I'm not sure why this isn't getting better reviews! Several things break me out bc I have oily skin, I had acne as a teen. Since I've been using this, I've had lots of compliments on my skin. I've even been able to use less foundation! Like I said before, nothing will give you flawless skin! This product makes my skin look great, and isn't that all you could ask for? I think it's fantastic!
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
wildcatcutie 3/16/2012 9:28:00 PM
I'm the minority here! When I use this, my eyeshadow actually comes off within an hour or so! It looks great when I put it on, and then it disappears! I'm not super oily either! I have a little shine in the t-zone but nothing extreme, so why this stuff doesn't work for me, I'm not sure! Its a far cry from their glitter glue, which I love for loose shadows! I wish I could make this product work but it made my eye makeup literally melt off!
This stuff is a must have! My only complaint, and the reason I took off one lippie, is that there is still some glitter fallout. It is greatly minimized but I still found some glitter under my eyes. Otherwise, this stuff doesn't crease and is perfect for sparkly eyeshadows and MAC pigments. Color goes from sheer to WOW. I would recommend that everyone buy this. It's a makeup bag must!
Styling Products -Redken - shine flash 02 glistening mist
wildcatcutie 3/1/2012 8:18:00 PM
Would I buy this again? That's a big NO! I picked it up on a whim for the buy 2 get 1 at Ulta. I returned it after one use! It smelled awful and literally didn't do one single thing for me hair. Even if it worked well, the smell alone would keep me from repurchasing. It made me nauseous. Gross.
Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - Buxom Lips Diamond - April
wildcatcutie 1/16/2012 9:48:00 PM
First off, I must say that I love Buxom gloss! I got "Claire" in a set and loved the minty taste and the tingle! I haven't really noticed a plumping effect, but when I look for gloss, that's not really my top priority. I mainly look for color and texture. I picked this color bc I wanted a kind of Barbie pink. It's not really too "Barbie" bc of how light it is, but that actually worked out for the best! The first day I wore it, I got a compliment on how pretty it looked! This one is a keeper, it has a great texture and the color is beautiful as well!
The SA at sephora made me a sample. I'm still using it and it's been almost two weeks! I ordered the full size yesterday... I love this serum! I had a breakout on my cheek that I thought might scar. I used this serum during that time... There is no scar or even a spot! It's like it was never there! I still have a pimple every once in a while even though I'm nearly 28, so it's important that my anti aging skincare doesn't break me out. It doesn't break me out, as a matter of fact, my skin looks clearer since using this! I haven't noticed a difference with fine lines yet, but like I said, it's only been two weeks! My skin looks great though, clear and bright! So to me, it's worth the money!
Blush -Tarte - Amazonian Clay Long-Wear Blush in Natural Beauty
wildcatcutie 11/19/2011 1:16:00 AM
I asked the girl at sephora for a "been out in the cold" blush. Something that gives you naturally rosy cheeks like you've been out in the winter cold air. She suggested this. Be warned, a little goes a long way! Just touch your brush to the powder and that should be plenty! It lived up to it's 12 hour claim as well (actually a little longer!). I put it on in the morning and it lasted til I took off my makeup at midnight!
Lotions/ Creams -Nivea - Body Smooth Sensation Daily Lotion for Dry Skin
wildcatcutie 7/30/2011 11:05:00 PM
This is the best lotion ever! I've tried everything- from other drug store brands to higher end lotions- and I keep coming back to this! I've been repurchasing it for years now. It's just the perfect amount of moisture, it feels clean and light but keeps dry skin at bay. Great for all seasons. Especially makes my legs touchable and soft. I love it!