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3 days ago

Anna D.

Please can you delete my account? Thank you- I have loved Beautylish :) x

Last week

Sarah C.

Hi Shelley
Can you give me your opinion on the best drugstore foundation for oily skin that has good coverage please? thanks

Last week

Shelley W.

Such a tough one...I really loved the formula of the Maybelline FitMe Matte for oily skin but I just couldn't get a perfect color match. One was too light and the other color was too dark. But it definitely kept my oily skin in check. If you are only needing to cancel out some redness then this does a good job at that because it diffused a lil hyper pigmentation on my chin area. Loreal's latest...Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation and its corresponding powder...I haven't tried that one yet but my daughter tried it on one of her friends who has oily skin. Coverage was a little higher than the one from Maybelline that I mentioned. And she had some acne scarring to contend with. I would have to say that Loreal offered medium/full coverage that is buildable. And the powder that is also from the same line makes for a great setting powder for that particular foundation. She said she only needed to blot once just in her t-zone but it was nothing major (she wasn't looking like a disco ball). Another Loreal foundation that I do have and LOVE because its dupe to my beloved Giorgio Armani Maestro is the Magic Nude Liquid Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup. Its one of those fusion foundations. The coverage is light but buildable and thru the course of the day it looks better and better...if that makes sense. It evens out my skintone without looking like I'm wearing a mask. I would consider that one light to medium coverage. Another one that I have not tried because I can't find a match is Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation. I've heard nothing but positive reviews about that one and it offers light to medium coverage. There is Revlon Colorstay but its super matte and I could feel it on my skin (even with a super light application). That stuff is full-coverage and it survived hot/humid Florida. Found a perfect color match in that formula but it was just far too harsh for my skin to use on a daily basis plus I didn't like how it made my skin feel.

Last week

Grace K.

Thank you so much for replying! I'm so happy to have your opinion on them, I have bought so many things based on your recommendations and you never do me wrong! I somehow am not surprised Lush isn't worth its ridiculous price tags. I always see so many good reviews on their products, but I wasn't sure if it's just hype or if Lush is actually worth it. I'm definitely going to check out Bodylish, right now in fact! Hahah :) Thanks again <3

Last week

Shelley W.

Reading that made me smile. I'm glad that my product suggestions have been beneficial for you. I love being a human guinea pig...especially if I know it can help others make a purchase decision. :)

Last week

Grace K.

Hey Shelley, I have a quick question for you if that's okay :)
I know you're familiar with like, the ingredients and quality of products in skin care and stuff, and recently I've been wondering what you thought of Lush stuff? I always seem to find myself in Lush and more than once have wished I knew your opinion on the products, haha :) They're pretty pricey so I would expect them to be good, I was just wondering your opinion on them.
thank you! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Last week

Shelley W.

I'm not a fan of Lush. Especially for skincare. I love their bath bombs but other than that everything is a no go for me. I know of an indie brand that offers similar products with far better ingredients. Bodylish. They are located in Minneapolis, MN. They're big users of sodium lauryl sulfate in many of their products...its in low concentration amounts but a lot of people like avoiding it because of its bad press. And Love Lettuce...one of their most popular face masks. Its clay based but it has oil as one of the ingredients. What's the point of that if the clay is suppose to act as a oil absorber. Lavender oil is a major skin irritant. And girl don't get me started on the ground almonds. Maybe they have changed things since I last purchased from anything from Lush but from what I could remember I really didn't see anything that was truly beneficial for the skin. :)

2 weeks ago

Cindy Y.

Thanks Shelley! I usually try to stick to drug store cause I don't have a sephora or a ulta by my house. so anything that is sold at Wal-Mart or walgreens. I'm using simple face line make up removers. I swear my eye lids are super swollen afterwards. and it does help that I use a water proof mascara so I have to be super ruff taking it off. I so know better cause water proof makes my lashes fall off horribly lol. but I still do it -_-

2 weeks ago

Shelley W.

Give me a few days and I should have a nice little list for you with those two stores in mind...especially Walgreens since I live within a mile of a Walgreens so I'm always in that store buying something. Gonna go thru my stash and notes of past products that I've purchased from there to help ya out. :) You will definitely want to alternate between waterproof mascara and non-waterproof just to give your lashes a rest because removing waterproof mascara is a major chore and is harsh on your lashes.

Last week

Cindy Y.

I'm paying the price for it now lol I'm missing l lashes on my left eye. I've also noticed how crooked they are. it will be straight with like a wave at the end.

Last week

Shelley W.

Cindy...here goes girl!

Neutrogena Hydrating Eye Makeup Remover Lotion...I tried the oil-free eye makeup remover liquid version from them and after a few days it dried my lids out pretty bad so hopefully the lotion version will be a lil better.

Maybelline New York Clean Express Waterproof Makeup Remover...I tried the non-waterproof version and it was great. Did a decent job at removing product without drying out my lids. Tried the waterproof version several times for special occasions and it did just as well. I noticed that when I applied it on my cotton round I did have to keep it there a little longer over my lid than with the original formula.

Whatever you do...do not reach for those eye makeup removers from Almay. They are oily in texture from what I remember and it was just a mess every time trying to clean that up every night because it would leave behind a nasty film on the skin.

To heal your lashes...use clear mascara if you can for a few weeks. The amazing thing about lashes that they do grow back fairly quickly once you remove the offending product (s). I've been using Loreal Voluminous Extra Volume Collagen mascara as I have some sparse areas (mine are due to aging they aren't as lush, full and long like they once were) but when I picked this up because my ULTA was sold out of my HG Loreal Voluminous mascara just to have something to use the next day I was like;"Whoa buddy!" It does a better job than my original favorite. My lashes don't feel crunchy or heavy after a couple of coats. It doesn't have a huge amount of collagen in the formula but the little that it does offer has made a tiny change in the overall appearance and feel of my lashes. Let me know if you locate yourself a HG on the remover. :)

Last week

Cindy Y.

Omg Shelley you are so awesome!! Thank you! I have tried the first one you mention but the oil version and that messed the crap out of my lids and lashes. I need to find the cream one. I've never used a cream to take off the eye make up. as for mascara I was using the loreal voluminous butterfly in water proof and it has done so much damage. but I did buy myself. The benefit roller lash. do you think. That would be ok the girl said it would be beneficial to my lashes. I've also been using the loreal lash serum do you think that would be ok to nourish them?

Last week

Cindy Y.

Lmao maybe my lashes need to be naked for while :-\

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Shelley W.

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About Me

A domestic violence advocate and a college graduate looking forward to graduate school and beyond. I'm a skincare junkie who has finally found the secret to maintaining healthy skin after years of experimenting with all the wrong products. I'm happy that I found the perfect combination of skincare and diet to give me the skin I dreamed of having back when I was a teenager. Makeup of course is another love but skincare is my little piece of happiness. :)
Eye Color: Brown
Complexion: Dark
Undertone: Warm
Skin Type: Oily, Combination
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Texture: Dry
Birthday: February 02
Age: 41

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