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Have a bunch of these shadows in a palette and I love them!
Estee Lauder shadows come in beautiful colors that go on relatively smoothly and have good color payoff. A little goes a long way! Some of my colors take a little extra time to apply because they don't blend as easily as other brands. But that is my only complaint. Once the color is there, it stays all day. I always use a primer on my eyes so I know that contributes to the staying power, but these shadows are very good quality. I would give it 10 stars if it blended a little better, and the price was lower.
July 25, 2011
My go-to primer
I love this primer! It leaves the skin very smooth, takes away all shine, and leaves a soft surface for foundation! And it doesn't break me out which is a plus. I wouldn't recommend it to someone with very dry skin; I find that if I have dry patches this primer actually makes them look worse. It's a little pricey, but a lot cheaper than other options at Sephora. I've only used it under liquid foundation, so I couldn't say if it works well under powder makeup. I just know I love it!
May 9, 2011
Love its full coverage
I always apply my mineral foundation with this brush because I have quite a few blemishes and need the coverage. It works really well, but I think for people without many flaws the "flawless application brush" may work better as this brush might contribute a look that is too heavy.
April 4, 2011
The best at the drugstore
This foundation is amazing! There are a good amount of shades, it has good coverage which I would say is medium-buildable (and doesn't look cakey), and it wears very well throughout the day. It can get a little shiny after wearing it all day, so a touch-up might be needed, especially for those with oily skin. I've tried many foundations and I always seem to come back to this one! My only complaint is the SPF; I wish it were a little higher. I've heard this is a dupe for one of MAC's foundations but I've never tried MAC foundation so I can't say whether I agree with that or not. But for anyone who needs a lot of coverage and long wear at a good price, this foundation is for you!
February 23, 2011
Not a miracle worker, but not bad
I have to say I was extremely skeptical about this dish soap. I mean seriously how can a dish soap make my hands softer? But after I tried it a few times, I was pleasantly surprised. My hands didn't feel as tight and dry as they usually do after I wash dishes. Since this is a little pricey, I will probably only purchase it during the "drier" times of the year, and obviously nothing beats putting lotion on my hands after doing dishes. On a side note, it cleans dishes very well too! It didn't perform any worse than other dish soaps I've tried.
November 11, 2010
Actually worth the salon price!
This serum is amazing. It smooths out my hair and helps tame most of my flyaways. But the thing I love most about it: it helps cut down on the "poof." My hair can get super frizzy and poofy, and this product is honestly the only thing that I've found that tames it! I wouldn't recommend this to people with limp or oily hair, but if you have "big" hair (and not in a good way) with lots of poof that you need to smooth out, try this product; you will probably love it!
November 10, 2010
REALLY good drugstore option
For those looking for a high quality blush but don't want to pay $25 at Sephora, try this. It's really blendable and you can build the color for a sheer or dramatic look. It's staying power is impressive, though it wears better if I have a cream blush under it. I only wish they had more colors to choose from!
October 26, 2010
MAC lipsticks are amazing! They come in different textures and finishes, and sooo many colors so there's something for everyone! Their staying power isn't super impressive but it's still better than many other brands I've tried. For the price this is very good quality and I would recommend it to anyone!
October 26, 2010
Not what I expected..
I used to only use the original formula (now I'm sticking to waterproof mascaras because they don't smudge), so when I tried this I thought I would love it. The brush is the same so it's amazing, and really helps to build the lashes up with mascara so they look full and thick. The downside: washing it off. I've never used another waterproof mascara that was harder to take off. Even after going thru 2 cotton balls per eye (and good remover), I still end up with raccoon eyes because I just can't get all the product off! That's the only reason I won't repurchase.
October 26, 2010
A good drugstore option
This foundation has some pros and cons. The coverage is very build-able; you can use a little bit for a sheer look, or layer more on if you have more to cover, and it's not cakey-looking (yay!). It also wears well thru the day without getting shiny. A downside is that it can be drying so I would only recommend it to people with oily skin. I've also heard of its reputation to cause breakouts. I haven't experienced this, but for those who haven't tried it, it would probably be a good idea to keep the receipt in case it does.
October 24, 2010