Jani M.'s (pinkert0n) Beauty Product Reviews
For a drugstore BB Cream, this is surprisingly amazing!
I've been on the Western BB Cream kick for a while, but I never quite find the one that matches my skin tone correctly. The Smashbox one is too dark, and the Garnier one is too light, however this one is perfect. I'm actually using the shade Medium, and although it looks too light, it blends in seamlessly. it actually evens my skin tone, and like every other BB cream on the market, it has SPF in it, which is a plus since I live in the Sunshine State. This will be a staple in my makeup routine for summer!
This is a necessity!
There is no proper way to describe this brush without it being an understatement. Like the rest of the Real Techniques brushes, the bristles are incredibly soft. The size is perfect for getting to those hard to reach spots when applying foundation. Regardless of what foundation you use, you'll still look absolutely flawless if you apply it with this brush. I seriously recommend this brush for every and anyone!
One of the best lip/cheek stains I've ever used!
Regardless of whether you use this on your lips or your cheeks, the overall look is natural. Using it on your lips just gives you that "I just had a popsicle" type of look, and when applied on the cheeks, it gives you that natural flush look. One of the best products Benefit has in their arsenal. If you're looking for that perfect tint, look no further!
Love it, but the packaging kills me!
I'm absolutely in love with the way this feels on my skin, and it actually sets my makeup which is something I haven't found in a lot of other powders. Keep in mind that this powder is meant for film, and not photography. Use this product sparingly if you do want to use this for flash photography. The biggest downfall about this product for me is that it's a little messy. Seeing as how you should only use a small amount, getting it out is kind of dreadful. It's finely milled so the product literally goes every where. I still have remnants of it on my boots. Other than that, I love the final look of my makeup when I use this powder. Everything looks put together and flawless.
My Holy Grail Eyeshadow Primer!
I have used every primer under the sun, and nothing has worked nearly half as well as this does. I have oily eyelids which obviously interferes with my eyeshadow. Whenever I use this primer, my lids stay matte, and my shadow stays put. I am so in love with this product that I will never have to purchase another primer. It will be a dark day if Nars ever decides to discontinue this gift from above!
Another perfect edition to the NAKED line.
For some reason, every time UD comes out with another beauty product for the NAKED line, I immediately have to pick it up. Naked Flushed was no exception. My biggest concern before buying it was the bronzer. I'm pretty dark, so I was afraid that the bronzer would not show up on my skin, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that this is one of those bronzers that are buildable. I was so content with the finished look of the blush, highlighter, and bronzer that I bought it right after the MUA at Sephora placed it on my face. This product is also amazing for traveling.
My HG highlighter!
I am absolutely obsessed with this product. I went to my local Sephora in hopes of finding that perfect illuminating product, and luckily for me, I did! While I was walking around in the store, this product literally caught my eye. The fact that it looks so radiant in a poorly lit store was shocking. The first time I used this product, it made everything look so natural and seamless. It was as if I wasn't wearing makeup at all. It gave me this amazing glow and the illusion of high cheekbones. I don't even use my other highlighters anymore. I'm really hoping that Illamasqua does not discontinue this lovely little thing.
Amazing color selection.
Revlon products never cease to exceed my expectations, but something needs to be done about their lip products. These lipsticks come in a variety of different colors. My main problem with Revlon lipsticks (especially the Colorstay line) is that it's really drying. Unfortunately, this product isn't exempt from that problem. It goes on smooth, but as the day goes on, the lipstick wears off. I feel like I have to put an extremely intensive balm on my lips before and afterwards just to provide some moisture. Another problem is the longevity of the product. It is marketed as a long lasting lip product, however, after a few hours, you have to reapply.
Perfect for my troubled skin!
I've tried many products that were made to control my oily skin, however they almost always fall short. This particular product is not one of them. I usually use this mask maybe once or twice a week, and my skin always feels amazing afterwards. Not only is it soft and smooth, but hours later, and there is no shine in sight! I am truly amazed by this product.
Not what I expected.
I have fairly short lashes so I'm always on the pursuit of that perfect mascara. Does it lengthen my lashes? Absolutely, but why am I only giving it an "average" rating? Despite the fact that it lives up to its name, it leaves my lashes clumped and spidery. I thought this would be that all in one mascara. Lengthens, adds volume, and defines. Sadly, it was not.