BB Cream -Maybelline - Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
ylang_two 8/2/2012 12:29:00 AM
Was excited to try this once it hit my local drugstores. I picked up a tube of medium/deep and gave it several tries. My opinion : Color: very good shade range for all of us non milky- fair, and more tan and olive types. Big props to Maybelline for putting tester vials on the display! Easy availability. Effect: very greasy feel. I quickly learned to apply it without moisturizer, as I'm dry to normal. The product still made my face feel oily and shiny, even after dusting it with loose powder to set. Oily & shiny, plus summer high humidity that makes me perspire like crazy, did not make for a happy camper! Verdict : It left me feeling and looking like a shiny greaseball. Will not repurchase. Dream Fresh was a bust for me, and I returned it as soon as my Korean samples arrived.
When I need a fast, simple one-color wash, THIS is what I reach for first. It's a medium silvery-brown on me, and it's got subtle, pearly shimmer as opposed to chunky glitter. It's very close to Maybelline Silken Taupe, but I prefer Nutty because it's slightly darker. Dirt cheap, lovely pigment & blendability. I pair it with a thin band of liner on the upper lash line and mascara. Only thing is that the packaging is a little difficult to open. Will buy this again and again. Nutty IS a high-end eyeshadow without the sticker shock. Love! HG.
Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Sheer Infusion Body Lotion
ylang_two 1/20/2010 8:13:00 PM
Very impressed. This stuff has a pleasant, non-lingering smell (I tried the Botanical blend) and, best of all, sinks instantly into my dry winter skin. A bit expensive for DS, so recommend getting it @ Walmart or using coupons or sales.
Eye Shadow -Physicians Formula - Baked Collection - Baked Oatmeal
ylang_two 1/18/2010 12:34:00 AM
Lovely consistency--silky and blendable. Used dry, it's a beautiful glowy, subtle day/work look; used wet the pigmentation really comes alive. Pretty shimmer that's not over the top --subtle, not like chunky glitter. Would buy again.
Eye Shadow -Physicians Formula - Baked Collection- Baked Sugar
ylang_two 1/18/2010 12:28:00 AM
The color combination just doesn't work on me (too frosty). but the consistency and overall quality of the product is nice. I'm sticking with my Baked Oatmeal (which suits my skin tone much better).
Not impressed. I got 2 tubes in a BOGO sale and the 1st tube dried out on me in 3 days. Plus it made my sensitive eyes burn. Will not buy again! Sticking with my Maybelline Full n Soft.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Expertwear Eyeshadow Quad in Velvet Crush
ylang_two 1/18/2010 12:19:00 AM
Agree w/other posters on this product being too light, too powdery. Not enough color payoff. Made me look chalky. May be OK for fairer-skinned gals or those who prefer a pastel look. Not for me.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - ExpertWear Eyeshadow Quad in Chai Latte
ylang_two 1/18/2010 12:14:00 AM
Nice pigmentation and consistency. One of the better quads in the ExpertWear series. Would not buy again b/c I prefer Milani.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Exact Eyelights Quad - Brown Eyes
ylang_two 1/18/2010 12:11:00 AM
I swatched this product on my hand. Too powdery and light for me. Didn't make it to my eyes. I'd say give this a pass. (Might work ok for fairer skinned-gals.)
Eyeliner -Prestige - Total Intensity Eyeliner-Daring Green 03
ylang_two 7/23/2009 11:45:00 PM
I picked these up after reading the rec on Nouveau Cheap's blog. I can't add anything else to what others are saying, but the quality made me believe in pencil liners (some) again. Up to now I've been using liquid liner or using wet shadow for liner. It goes on VERY smoothly (yes, like "buttah") with no pulling or tugging and the color stays PUT all day until you wash your face before bedtime. Picked up nearly every color except for the olive. I hope Prestige never stops selling these wonderful HG eyeliners!!
Mascara -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Mascara
ylang_two 5/20/2009 8:28:00 PM
Think I've found my HG mascara here! No clumping, buildable, and best of all, NO FIBERS in my eyes. Con: clunky package design, higher price. Will definitely buy again.