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- Reviews: 100
My skin is oily and acne prone. On the one hand, this treatment does clear up my acne and prevent new breakouts, but on the other, it clogs my pores! Not in the more acne sort of way, but it does create little blackhead-like bumps (that are white when I remove them. Gross! I know!) around my T-zone that enlarge my pores greatly if applied anywhere near my nose. Still, I do not have too much to complain about since I've found it quite useful at keeping acne at bay by applying it in the morning followed by SPF, and at night after washing my face. Though I have to be careful where I put it, I like this treatment and will continue to use it because it is just that effective and affordable!
July 2, 2012
The rose shade is crazy pigmented so a light hand would be best when applying! I can't say much for the "matchmaking" color changer, but I did notice that the blush turns from a bright pink to a more subtler, rosy pink when apply. My only complaint would be that it does wear off by midday in the summer. That said, the main gimmick here has got to be the packaging. The blush is bordered with an over-spray like a theatre mirror, the bottom of the compact comes with a nice soft brush that doesn't shed, and the compact itself comes with two bright LED lights that could come in handy at night. Just don't try to using it as a mirror when they're on, it's blinding! Packaging junkies like me would love playing with this, and it comes with a decent blush too!
July 1, 2012
Oh A Dilemma.
I absolutely love this mascara for a night time look. It really adds volume for clean, full lashes, without smudging nor flaking. However, I do have my bone to pick with it. While this mascara does add tons of volume, it is quite expensive and it doesn't do so hot when it comes to lengthening my lashes. I also have a problem of my lashes de-curling by midday if I put it on in the morning. I can't complain too much because I do love the falsies-like effect it gives, but I do wish it was just slightly cheaper for the slack in the other categories!
July 1, 2012
The fast drying formula really is my favorite part of this mascara. Why? Because applying this to my short, stubborn, Asian lashes holds that curl without making them droop before it dries! However, that quick dry formula also causes it to dry fast in the tube, so following the instructions and 'twisting' the wand back into the tube is critical. I've had no flaking or smudging problems, but a lot of formula is picked up by the brush, giving it the 'fullness' effect; though too much layering can create tarantula eyes! There are definitely quirks here that need mending, but it is a decent mascara and deserves at least a thumbs up.
December 21, 2011
The greatness of these polishes comes through their amazingly wide color selection and that smooth formula. This brand knows what ladies want! Every shade steps in time with fashion of now and they still find other intuitive ways to make polishes fun every season! I also love applying this and watching the polish smooth over my nail so that every one comes out evenly coated no matter how many coats I do. These dry fast, but I did find chipping a bit of a problem here and there, especially without a topcoat. Still, this brand is worth my money!
December 12, 2011
With a good base coat, I can come to love these polishes. There are definitely some misses in the formula such as the lack of pigmentation and varying levels of consistency, (I own one that is loads thicker than the others, but not as vibrant), and colors applying differently than what's in the bottle. I have found that these all can be fixed with that base coat, which also brings out more of the polish's color! Dry time is lengthy though, but these have never let me down with chipping. For a dollar and in so many colors, there is definitely something to be loved for the affordability and the option to play around with shades!
December 12, 2011
A Definite Must Have!
Believe it hype! (how can one not?) These shadows are super affordable and work so much for every cent paid! All shade I've tried are, first of all gorgeous, silky, pigmented, AND blendable. With a little primer, these shadows are definitely crease-free and even more vibrant for a good long time. There are a couple small things to look out for, however, such as a heavy hand can actually over-blend and muddy the shades together and that a there is some product kicked up when sweeping the brush through the pan, but both of these problems are easily solved with a sponge tip brush. The one included is quite useful, but it's minuscule and hard to work with! Still, these problems are nothing compared to the price and how much I use them!
December 12, 2011
Completely Worth It!
The difference. Oh my goodness the difference this conditioner has made. Though my hair has always been rather straight with medium frizz, just applying this conditioner to it is in a word, rich. My hair has now got that smooth, luxurious, super model shine and texture. Despite the extremely thick formula, my hair isn't weighed down the least bit. I'm experiencing less tangling throughout the day, easier time styling due to the lack of frizz, and no winter dryness. Whoo! The only tiny pet peeve I have is the smell, which itself is creamy and warm oils, but I pick up something of a chemical and plastic-y backing to it. Still, definitely worth a try for all ladies!
December 9, 2011
This is the definition of good concealer. The formula is highly pigmented and smooth, like skin in a tube, resulting in GREAT coverage everywhere with only a little product (which means there is way more concealer than what I though I had paid for!). There are absolutely no complaints, because honestly, the results just speak for themselves. A must have for every lady!
November 13, 2011
The first thing I noticed about this foundation is the texture. The powder is finely milled, giving it a nice, silky smooth application that doesn't kick up dust. Coverage is definitely light to almost medium, which does not -quite- cover up my blemishes, but does smooth my face and even my skin tone without caking! My only gripe is how quickly it disappears on my oily skin in the South's humid weather (but hey, what's a girl to do?). However, flaky skin should still beware! This foundation has a tendency to cling!
November 12, 2011