Sunday, April 24, 2011

Products Loved vs. Products Hated

In the month of April, I have purchased alot of products either hair or makeup. With some products you must try them out a couple of times before you can actually commit to it and some you will completely love it. The items that I absolutely dislike and will be either given away or thrown in the garbage include:

Sonia Kashuk Dripping in Diamonds 8-pc. Cosmetic Brush Set: These brushes are described as a selection of versatile, superior-quality brushes in a posh compact case which includes a blush/powder brush, an eye shadow brush, an angled eye shadow brush and a lash/brow comb. It also comes in a slim, stunning black case with clear jeweled accents. 

Don't get me wrong, the actual reason why I bought this set was for the bag. The bag is the best thing out of this set. The brushes are HORRIBLE! The bristles are all over the place even after washing them and they are too flimsy. Also one of the brushes is too hard. I would give the brushes away and just keep the bag.

Wet n Wild H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner in Black: Long-lasting, water-proof formula, with a felt tip brush for easy application.

I love the formula but the applicator is incredibly stiff, which makes it difficult for application. 

MAC Prolongwear Foundation in NW45: As described on the MAC website. A long-wear foundation that gives up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition. Lightweight and creamy, applies smoothly to provide sheer to medium coverage. 
Even in hot and humid conditions, controls oil to keep skin fresh, natural and flawless. Provides everyday SPF protection.

I initial reaction to this foundation was that it says what I actually does. Its flawless, lasts up to 15 hours, and is lightweight but also gives you phenomenal coverage. The only downside that about this foundation is that it broke me out BAD! I stopped using it but I began using my other foundation which you will see later.

The Products that are LOVED include:


 Lustrasilk Tea Tree Cholesterol Intensive Therapy Hair Treatment: A special "dry scalp" formula that is enhanced with the Natural Healing Properties of Tea Tree Oil, Vitamin E, and 5 Essential Oils (Rosehips Extract, Soybean Oil, Safflower Oil, Peanut Oil, and Mineral Oil).

I left the conditioner in my hair after washing it for 45 mins -1 hour long. It left my hair feeling extra soft and manageable.

MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NW45: As described on the MAC website. A tri-system blend of water, emollients and powder. Looks solid, glides on as a soft, creamy emulsion. Provides a natural matte, powder-perfect finish.
Smooth to blend, easy to work with: provides a full range of coverage. Water-cooled - refreshes and hydrates skin. Light diffusing: softens lines, creates a fresh, flawless finish. Good on all skin types. Studio Tech is dermatologist tested, ophthalmologist tested, non-acnegenic and safe for contact lens wearers.

Studio Tech gives a flawless finish to your skin but the only reason why I changed my foundation to the Prolongwear was b/c I have oily skin and preferred a liquid over a cream. But to make this foundation work and the reason why I love it soooo much is that I just needed a good face primer to prevent my face from getting oily throughout the day.

Black Opal Cover and Clear Concealer: 2-in-1-creme formula has been formulated in shades that complement your skin tone to smoothly cover blemishes as it simultaneously helps heal them with Salicylic Acid, an acne-fighting ingredient. For blemish-prone skin. Helps treat frequent breakouts.

I don't use this concealer for my blemishes, I only use it as a undereye concealer.

Urban Decay E/S in Gash and Jones: Gash can be described as a shimmery cranberry color and Jones is a Coppery-orange color. Both are easily bendable and highly pigmented colors. Here is a picture of both colors.

1 comment:

  1. I've been on the hunt for the Sonia Kashuk new limited edition clutch with brush set for the spring/ summer. I only hope the brushes aren't like the Dripping in Diamonds set.Otherwise it will be getting returned. The Urban Decay eye shadows are pretty colors.