Beauty Product Reviews

Great setting powder for oily skin

This Tarte Smooth Operator powder is what I use everyday to set my foundation. After applying my Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation, I tap some of the powder into the cap and use a powder brush to set my foundation. The powder is very translucent, doesn't look cakey and keeps the makeup in place for roughly 5-6 hours without needing to touch up. I have very oily skin and I prefer this powder over the MAC setting powders.

A good mask

Although the GlamGlow Supermud mask did not help with my blackheads long term, I did like this product because immediately after using it my skin was always amazingly soft and clean feeling. It felt like getting a facial. I felt like it did do a good job of opening up pores and cleaning deep but I just have too many blackheads and they did get slightly better with this product but not 100% gone. I applied this mask to damp clean skin, focusing on my T-zone. I let the mask sit for 10-15 minutes until it got dry. you will start to see the mask zoning in on your pores. After that I would rinse it off and pat dry and moisturize.

Holy Grail Status

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Brown is definitely my holy grail eye brow product. I use the shade Medium Brown. I have sparse eyebrows that are over plucked. This product gives a very natural look and is easy to use. I simply use the spooly on the end of the product to brush through my brows, then use the pencil to fill in my brows starting on the tails and moving towards the front of the brow. Then, I use the spooly again to brush through and blend out the product. I have very oily skin and as long as I use Anastasia Clear Brow Gel to set the brows, they stay put all day!

Full Coverage

IT cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream really does the job of covering redness. I apply it with a damp beauty blender because I find that this helps to sheer it out a bit since the product is very thick and creamy. The consistency of this product feels like a concealer. There is only one shade and it worked for me (I'm a Mac NC35 for reference). I have oily skin and this product did not break me out or make me more oily than usual. Overall a good product.


This gives an airbrushed finish to any liquid foundation. It works best when it's damp. Really blends in foundation and absorbs excess product from your skin. The two pack is a really good deal and you could keep one for a backup or give it away ;)