Noelle M.'s (NoelleM) Beauty Product Reviews
I've been used to using liquid foundations now for a really long time, and haven't used this powder since I'm gonna say high school lol. Anyway, I recently made the decision to stop using liquid foundations, due to having issues with acne. Since I made the switch from liquid foundations to powder, my skin is clearing up, the acne that I do currently have doesn't look angry and red anymore. I get amazing coverage that lasts all day, it's easy to touch up with this, and I really so far can't find any reason to complain about it. My skin is combination, and irritates pretty easily. So far no issues, less acne, longer lasting for me then liquid foundations ever were. LOVE IT!
New to contouring
So contouring is really new territory for me, and i got this on beautycrunch for like $10.00 so i figured i'd try it out, i mean 10.00 isn't a lot to lose lol. Anyway, I had gone to other makeup counters and everyone tries contouring me with bronzer which makes my really fair skin ruddy,muddy,red, I look like i'm wearing adobe powder lol. This trio suits my skin well, it's not overly pigmented which makes it easy to build up to the intensity you like thats suitable for your skin. I am a C1 in mac face and body and a NC/NW15 depending on my mood but both suit me fine. I have no problem with this product coming out red, or making my completion look ridiculous for someone with fair skin.It stays more in to me in the shadowy colors like taupe or grey toned, even though it looks brown, it shows up like you have a natural shadow. I like that you can easily tone down colors that you overdue or accidently have a heavy hand with(in otherwords it blends really well) It's basically a great palette to start learning to contour with, it comes with directions that include pictures to teach you how, or giving you tips,etc. Very happy with this purchase! and if I run out at any point I would repurchase.
I had this applied to my hair today, never having used it before, and it was awesome! My hairs naturally super fine, and theres absolutely NO body, it's just as limp as could be. I also currently have some roots showing(my natural color is light/med brown, and I color it auburn. Using this powder helped blend my roots, as well as added texture to my hair without having to do basically anything to it, besides spraying this in at the scalp area, or anywhere I needed some texture for the updo I was getting. **I did not apply this myself, I was a hair model in a bumble and bumble edu. class for updos.**
I will say this product is messy, but if you don't use it like hairspray you should be okay, just use a wet wipe to get rid of any color that gets anywhere, it doesn't stain(at least I didn't experience staining). But having been at the class and feeling the difference in my hair I would absolutely purchase this and intend to, esp. when other hairstylists mentioned that it helped blend my roots. You def. get some volume(what i mean is that this product will create a texture which allows you to add volume, like teasing) with this product(my hair was easy to tease after applying, otherwise it's not), and I typically don't experience that with a lot of powder sprays. Also if you don't really hold down the nozzle, the product will drip, so make sure you hold it down.
This deep conditioner is awesome, leaves my hair feeling super soft and manageable. I have like baby fine oily hair, I only use this on my hair basically mid-shaft to ends and use a different conditioner at my scalp.. because my hair is oily. I don't recommend using this too often if you shower frequently because it can weigh your hair down, but the once every couple weeks when I have used it, it does an awesome job at detangling and keeping my hair soft and manageable.
MY MOST FAVORITE SHAMPOO EVER
As the headline states, this is my most favorite shampoo ever. literally,ever. I love how this makes my hair feel. It's clean, and left without daily impurities, it's color safe!!! and it smells great! Honestly, I use this everyday, and it's a detox shampoo aka: clarifying. However this is unique because its meant for the protection of colored hair, it says right on the bottle that it's for DAILY use and for COLOR TREATED hair! Now, I have a pretty oily scalp, this cleanses my scalp without being harsh, and irritating it. It contains no sulfates, parabens or silicones, which is my favorite part! If you don't have oily hair and you have dry hair, this will most likely leave your hair dry simply based on the fact it contains nothing in it that will purposely smooth your hair like silicones. I like the fact it dries out my hair a little, but I counter that with Redken Clear Moisture Conditioner(also color safe), it's the lightest moisture in a conditioner there is, so it's not like i'm stripping it to throw back on tons of moisture. This combo is my favorite hands down. But this shampoo when i buy my next bottle will be my 3rd bottle! LOVE! this product.
This is probly the only set of grey eyeshadows I own that doesn't make my eyes look bloodshot or turn a blue tone on me either. Theyre pretty middle of the road, but you can work with it as far as pigmentation goes anyway, but my favorite thing about these, is now I can achieve the smokey eye without it going south on me by making my eyes look blood shot or turning a different color over time. Over all pretty happy!
I've never used a moisturizer so amazing before..
I picked this up, on sheer luck, it came in a yoghurt kit from Korres and I found it at marshalls, for like $19.00. So I figured, why not? Seriously this moisturizer is WONDERFUL. It's soothing to my skin, my skin absolutely drinks this stuff up! It's made with real edible yoghurt too! I love the way this dries on my skin... it feels moisturized, and non-greasy, it doesn't dry with a shine, or anything. It even helps lessen the oil production a little bit, as opposed to how other moisturizers work with my skin. I would absolutely buy this again, I have really sensitive skin! and it breaks out to a lot of things, this doesn't aggravate it at all. Very happy I picked this up, and would love to do it again and again, and btw a little goes a long way, this product is pretty thick in texture and it spreads across the skin very easily.
An awesome find!
I bought this because I love the scent of roses and it smells just like that, roses. LOVE it. Rose is a really hard fragrance to imitate, or get right at all, so many companies seem to get it wrong, but this was very nice. I find it actually goes really well with a fragrance I picked up a while ago, it's YSL Parisienne, they smell just like each other! (to me). So I like to wear them together. The YSL lotion isn't very moisturizing which I'm sure wasn't the point lol. But, I like this better. Together they complement each other very well.
this saved my skin
I really believe this product helps my skin in a lot of ways, I have slight eczema, and I get hives from using body gel washes too often, I get really bad reactions to a lot of body products. And I have a love hate relationship with several lotions..they just don't sink in, or they leave this heavy residue on top of your skin and you feel sticky,etc. This product if applied on wet skin when you get out of the shower and rub it in, absorbs ASAP into your skin, which I love and then the need for lotion is obsolete. I literally do not have to apply anything else moisturizing to my skin after I use this. My body has 0 negative reactions to this product, theres a slight fragrance to it, but it doesn't stick around long, and it's completely not offensive, it's a super light smell, and its a good one too lol. But I love this oil, a little bit goes a long way, it lasts alllll day, and I love just using the oil and being done. Where I live it's been in the triple digits all summer, having this as my all over body moisturizer has been a life saver, even in the winter. I love it!
A great cleanser
I love using this cleanser to remove my makeup, esp. hard to remove makeup. Sometimes after I wash my face if I use a toner I still see makeup come off..I hate that. With this I never had any problems getting my makeup off, including waterproof mascara. I never had any problems with this around my eye area(though I'm not recommending you run out and throw it on your eye area...lol) I am just noting that I personally didn't have a bad experience in the eye dept. I really did get squeaky clean like skin using this product, and it didn't leave my skin feeling tight or anything. I will however say that I like using this cleanser to cleanse and remove makeup, not to treat my acne or any other skin issues that might pop up. If you're looking for a treatment product, look else where, but if you're looking for a good cleanser to remove makeup, this is a good one.