Mindy R.'s (mindyraymond) Beauty Product Reviews | Page 2
I ended up wanting this after Sephora and UD's websites stopped carrying it, so I had to scour the internet to find one which meant paying waaaaay more than I should have for it. But what the heck, it's one of my fave UD palettes! I love the mix of the brights and the neutrals since I like doing a neutral eye with a pop of bright colour. I also love the blue eyeliner included and I can never have too many travel size primer potions. A great addition to my UD palette collection!
At first I was hesitant to buy this due to the steep ($30) price tag. However like those before me have said...a LITTLE BIT goes a very very long way. My first application was pretty heavy handed and I ended up with enough to cover my whole face and possibly the face of anyone walking past me at that moment. Geesh, I just wanted to cover my dark circles. As for covering them, this concealer did a great job, very full coverage (hence the name of the product!) I would give this 5 stars but my thing is that I was only using it for dark circle coverage. The teensy amount I used meant the product "expired" long before the tube was even close to being empty. I know it's in a sanitary tube, but I'm a germ phobe. I toss liquid products after a year. But overall an amazing concealer.
My go-to mascara
I have searched high and low for a mascara that I deem acceptable. I have puny lashes and have tried every mascara under the sun with mixed results, until I got my hands on a sample size of Supernova. With the help of my eyelash curler (which I use no matter what), this mascara gave me long, lush eyelashes that did not flake or clump. I quickly went out and grit my teeth when I shelled out 30 bucks for a full size tube. Now I can't imagine using any other mascara. A couple of coats and my lashes are a wonderful shade of inky black. Puny lashes no more! Yeah it's expensive but I've finally found my perfect mascara, and that is priceless.
Oh Medusa, how I love thee....
I've been using Medusa's Makeup products for years and it astonishes me how little this brand gets mentioned. The eye dusts are absolutely insane...your choice of 48 loose pigments ranging from golds and coppers to NEON yellows and blues....all for SIX BUCKS. But MM doesn't stop there. They also have 48 shades of loose glitter for the same six dollar price tag and pressed eyeshadows for eight dollars. MM is also getting into mascara, lipglosses, brushes, makeup bags....all so cute and so dang cheap! Cheap does not mean bad quality, these eye dusts especially are so pigmented and can be used so many different ways. I've always had great customer service ordering from MM and they ship uber fast. C'mon girls, get the word out! Get yourself some Medusa's Makeup Eye Dusts (and anything else they have that tickle your fancy) and you won't be disappointed.
The only powder foundation I'll use
Being an Aveda Instute alumni, I might be a bit biased, but I used this even before I went to school. This is the only powder foundation I've found that doesn't clump up or get chalky. When applied with a dense brush (like Aveda's kabuki-like foundation brush) it goes on like a dream and covers amazingly. Aveda has been using minerals in their cosmetics since 1987, so they helped pave the way for the mineral craze going on now. My skin freaks out when I use any other foundation other than this, so needless to say I'll be sticking with my Aveda powder foundation. LOVES!