Julie A.'s (JulieA) Beauty Product Reviews | Page 4
One of my all time favorite mascaras! I have really sensitive eyes that have reacted in the past to other brands, so I love that this is more natural. I have to say the faux leather packaging is quite ugly, but the actual product is amazing. It gives incredible length and volume and never clumps up like Voluminous mascara can. I've purchased this in a set from QVC and it came in a sleek purple tube, so I wish they'd switch to that packaging. But overall I love this, it never flakes on me and best of all does not irritate my eyes!
I've been using this product for almost 10 years now, and although they've changed the packaging a few times the product inside remains the same...amazing!! Its a light liquid that smells beautiful, and whats best is that it not only protects against blow dry heat but also gives your hair incredible softness and shine (without ever leaving it heavy or greasy). Only a quarter sized amount is needed (and I have long hair) so one bottle lasts me over a year. I highly recommend!
My go to powder
For the past few months I've been using CARGO's Blu Ray powder and just the other day I used the last of it so I went back to my MSF. All I can say is WOW, I cannot believe I stuck to the other powder for so long, I forgot how amazing this is! Unlike the CARGO powder, this doesn't make my skin look cakey or dry, plus the finish is so natural looking. I'm not a fan of liquid foundations and to be honest I don't need heavy coverage so I wear this on its own with some concealer and I'm good to go. This is definitely a must buy from mac, plus its big so it will last a while. I highly, highly recommend!
This is one of the best palettes I've ever purchased! The colors are extremely pigmented, easy to blend and best of all, you don't have to deal with loads of fall out like with Urban Decay shadows. My favorite shades include Heaven and Silk Teddy (I've hit pan on both!). I love Heaven because its a matte highlight, very similar to MACs Blanc Type, which is great for blending out any harsh crease shadows. Silk Teddy is a beautiful pink/champagne color that reminds me a lot of Stilas Kitten...in fact, I like it better than Kitten!
The other two shades that I've hit pan on are Push-Up and Honey Pot, two great colors for the crease. Its pretty rare for me to use any one shadow to the point of hitting pan, so the fact that I even hit pan on 4 of these shades is proof of how much I adore this! I highly recommend this and I prefer it over my UD Naked palette any day!
I use this everyday to set my makeup and love it. I think its great for people with dry skin because it feels so refreshing. I personally prefer to use power foundations over liquid most days and this is the perfect finisher to make your powder really blend into your skin and not look cakey. I also love to use this with pigments and loose shadows for a foiled effect!
I was a bit cautious about this product because of the pricetag, but I've had such great experiences with salon brands in the past that I gave it a try and I love it! It's one of the most conditioning leave-ins I've ever used. Only a few sprays are needed (otherwise your hair can feel gunky) but I have noticed such a big difference in my ends. Also, it acts as a heat protectant for your blowdryer, so there is no need for additional products. I highly suggest this to anyone looking to keep their hair healthy!!!
I used this for a while until I heard about the warning on the side of the bottle. It seemed crazy to me that I used this for years and never read the packaging, but if you look closely there is a warning that says the state of California has found this product might contribute to birth defects and reproductive harm in women. That was enough to FREAK me out and I threw my bottle away. If you aren't aware of this, just grab your bottle and read it. I'm 26 and defintely want babies so to me this product wasn't worth the possible side effects. A great drug store alternative is the Sally Hanson Fast Dry top coat!
I love Greek Holiday!! Its a beautiful shimmery champagne color that looks great on its own or over any nude/pink lipsticks. When I first heard of this gloss I searched for it everywhere and it was always sold out, but if you can get your hands on it I highly recommend! I love NARS glosses because they aren't sticky like other brands. Also, I've heard people complain about a plastic smell, but so far my Greek Holiday doesn't have that problem so it might be certain colors that do that.
I've tried so many different hair products over the years, but the one item that always remains in my stash is Bed Heads Head Rush. The mist is ultrafine and never makes your hair greasy, no matter how much you use. My personal reason for almost 9 years of continued use is the incredible fruity smell this has. Without fail, every single time I use this my husband tells me how great my hair smells. I also love to use this on second day hair as an added pick me up. I highly recommend to anyone who wants yummy smelling locks!!