Mary P.'s Beauty Product Reviews
I really wanted to like this moisturizer since I have been blown away with the Balm's other products. Unfortunately, this one does not live up to its name. I have oily skin, supposedly this claims to be "oil absorbing and controls shine for hours on end", but it made my face oilier and more shinier then ever. I'm disappointed in this product and can't recommend it to anyone with oily skin. I bought this at Marshalls for $12 (set) that came with the Time Balm Spearmint Aloe Face Mask.
Nars Danmari All About Cheeks palette
too bad this is Limited Edition, in my opinion - every girl that loves blush should own this. Nars did not go wrong with this palette, it includes 1 highlighter in Hungry Heart, 1 bronzer in Casino, and 4 blushes. It might seem expensive but if you think about it, its a good deal because 1 individual Nars blush cost $28. For $65 you get 6. It has the same cute packaging, only larger and with a larger mirror inside. Its also compact enough to bring it with you when you travel, it will fit in your purse or luggage without taking up alot of space.
I have oily skin/oily lids, for a very long time, i have been searching for a mascara that does not melt off or smudge below my eyes making me look like a raccoon by mid afternoon or the end of the day. This Eyeko mascara is it! saw it at Sephora and decided to give it a shot. The packaging and skinny brush caught my eye! its not waterproof but it acts like it. Not only did it make my lashes longer, volumized and seperated, it did not smudge. It stayed put all day, kept my lashes curled all day. I even tested it with a work out at the gym and to my surprise, it did not budge! plus its easy to remove. I feel lucky to have found this! highly recommended.
MY HG LIQUID EYELINER!
I have been using this liquid eyeliner for over 10 years, yes that long! and i love, love, love it! i use both colors Black Mica but Earthen Rock Brown has been a more favorite color. Its very easy to use and does a great job doing the cat eye and wings with no problems. This is not a waterproof eyeliner, so it will indeed smudge (if you rub it with your fingers) or rub off if you cry or get wet in the rain, etc. It has a great staying power on me none the less, i put it on 7:00am, and by 7:00pm later that evening, its still there as if i just applied it. I hope they never discontinue this and hope they come out with a waterproof one someday. This is a great product for me.
LOVE IT TO BRIGHTEN UNDER MY EYES <3
I use this concealer to brighten up under my eyes and it is really nice. It is moisturizing and very easy to blend, especially with a concealer brush. Its true that it doesn't get cakey, it looks so natural. I took a nap with it on during the day for a couple of hours and when I woke up, It still looked perfect. It comes in a small bottle but it last a long time, a small amount goes a long way, there's only 3 shades, thats the only downfall about it. Beige #002 is perfect on me. I have oily skin and it stayed put all day.
In my opinion, Baby Lips is a great dupe for (Fresh) Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment! this cute tinted lip balm is indeed moisturizing, I was skeptical at first but when I first tried it, this really surprised me. I have it in "Peach Kiss", the packaging is so cute! color purple and there is so much product; it should last a long time, longer then Carmex. Peach Kiss has a subtle, nude color to it and it does not wear off or dry off causing dry lips like some lip balms out there. This can be used all year long, no matter what season. It can be purchased anywhere Maybelline is sold, I got mine at CVS when it was on sale for $4. Highly recommended.
I purchased this bronzer in "Tropics" at Walmart. I heard about it on YouTube. I love bronzers and have all sorts of different kinds so I thought I would give this a try. It's not pricey, I got mine for $7. The color is pigmented so you have to lighten up when applying this on your face, otherwise you will look like a burnt tan. It does give you that nice bronze glow and IMO, this is good for medium skin tones. I didn't notice any shimmer or glitter on mine, it comes out matte on me. Overall, its an average bronzer and if you want something decent without breaking the bank, this is it.
WATERPROOF IS HARD TO REMOVE
I like this mascara alot, the waterproof is the best, it holds the curl, seperates, volumizes, you name it! only downfall is...It's very hard to remove. Let me know if you find a good eyemakup remover for this and I will use it again. I purchased the other one that is not waterproof but for some reason, it seems to not have the same power as the waterproof. Maybe it's just me but that's my opinion. Mascara works different on everyone.
I love it!
I never liked foundations due to the heavy feeling and cakey look it has on my face, up until I met this one! I heard about it on YouTube and got curious so I picked up a sample to try out and used it for a couple of days. After seeing the results, I knew I had to buy it. I don't have acne problems, but I do have some freckles that I want to hide. This is a minimal to medium coverage foundation, so if your looking for "full coverage" I would not recommend this. This foundation really impressed me. Not only does it make my skin look flawless, it is super light and feels like I have no foundation on. I have oily skin and used it without a primer but set it with a powder, it lasted all day for me! from 10:00am to 9:00pm, my face was still looking like I just applied the foundation. No problems with oil, how awesome is that?! the only downside of this foundation is the price, $46 U.S Dollars, but in my opinion, if you want the good stuff, you have to pay for it and due to the quality, it is worth every penny! i will definitely repurchase.