Christina T.'s (christina) Beauty Product Reviews
Romantic Rose is a beautiful color that works for everyday wear!
I am a complete fan of Milani's HD lipstick! The formula is extremely smooth and glides on like a dream. My lips are pretty dry so it's sometimes a hit or miss with lipsticks for me but this lipstick is a winner. Romantic Rose is a neutral rose shade that matches my natural lip color closely. It's not matte or frosty, but a pretty sheen with a hint of color. It gives my lips enough color to look like I put effort in but not too much. Since this is the only color I have, I definitely suggest it for Beauties who want a subtle lipstick they can wear on a daily basis.
A glossy black eyeliner that glides on smoothly!
I love using eyeliner pens since they are super easy to apply and tend not to smudge on me. When I first started using this one by Physicians Formula, I wasn't the biggest fan since the color pay off wasn't very pigmented and too glossy. But after a week of using it, I realized I just needed to press down harder to get a true black line. Since the pen has such a fine tip, I find it easy to line between my lashes to make the lash line fuller. It's a great everyday eyeliner since it's not too dramatic and really stays put. I haven't noticed longer or thicker lashes, but at least they haven't been falling out :)
Gorgeous lip gloss that gives my pucker an incredible shine!
Hands down one of my favorite lip glosses--Definitely in my top ten favorites of lip glosses! I have the color Glow which is a gorgeous sheer opal gloss with slight shimmer that gives my pout an incredible shine. The smell is sweet and the texture feels silky on my lips. I honestly think Glow is a beautiful gloss that will work on everyone!
Calms down my oily scalp!
I've been getting into dry shampoos and the Suave Dry Shampoo is on my list of great drugstore dry shampoos. A few spritz on my roots combats my oily scalp between days I don't wash my hair. The scent is a bit strong for me but after giving my head a good shake and massage, I don't notice it anymore. I have black hair and I didn't experience any issues with the powder looking chalky on me.
Perfect little kit for those oh-dear moments!
During a girls trip to Vegas, a girlfriend gave everyone one of these little kits. Such a cute idea and I've used a couple of the products already! The perfect little gift for your girlfriends or for yourself to stash in your bag/office/locker/car. We did notice that the hairspray that came with the kits evaporated so all of our spritz bottle was empty.
Great for loose buns.
I finally bought a pair of these since I've read so many great reviews on it. I have fine long hair and the best I can do with it is create cute loose buns. I twist my hair into a low side bun and stick two of these pins in and the hold lasts quite comfortably. I think I still need to practice using them to make them tighter. I choose the dark colored pins and they blended into my hair wonderfully.
Radiant glow without being heavy!
After watching Jane K. tutorials here on Beautylish using this luminizer and getting a lovely makeover from her, I just had to run out and buy it for myself! Using a big fluffy brush and a light hand (no need to pack a lot on the brush), I dust the powder toward the middle of my face and across my cheeks. The result is a lovely sheen on my face that makes me look uber healthy. I've been setting my makeup with this powder lately (I don't use heavy foundation coverage during the day time) and it's been holding my makeup on all day. Even after a long day of work, I was complimented on how my skin looked "glowing."
Makes my skin feel as smooth as butter!
I heard great reviews of this product but didn't try it for myself until recently in a sample. After a long day of running around, I was in need of a self pampering night. I slathered this stuff on and goodness gracious, I was in love! I've never swooned over a body exfoliant since they always felt the same. But this Fresh Body Polish gave my skin a good scrubbing but also keep it moisturized. By the time I stepped ouf of the shower, my skin felt super supple and soft (and the bathroom had a lovely lemon scent to it). I'm heading to Sephora right now to pick myself up a jar!
Smells wonderful and hydrates my face adequately..
I was lucky attend a special preview event hosted by Benefit with their new skincare line. I must admit, the lovely packaging and subtle scent of the b.radiant line is fantastic. I've been using this for about month every other night and the thick consistency of this cream feels wonderful after a shower. Only a little bit is needed to cover my entire face & neck. Though this cream feels wonderful on my skin, I am not overwhelmed by the product. I have very dry skin so this helps with moisturizing. My face has been in breakout mode lately and luckily this cream has made it worse. I think it's a good face cream but I might be more inclined to break this out during the drier Fall and Winter months.
Moisturizing and super inexpensive!
What's not to love about Aquaphor? I use it on my cuticles when they're dry, moisturize my lips, hydrate my nose during the winter months and sometimes add this on my cheeks for a slight sheen when I'm in a pinch. Any where you need moisturizing, this stuff does wonders!