Thursday, March 10, 2011

What I'm loving, hating, and just plain confused about! PLUS reviews!

I am loving this blush by Eyes Lips Face! It's called Candid Coral and it's a pink blush with flecks of gold. The pigment is strong and the color is just gorgeous. I've been wearing it EVERY DAY :)
 
elf deal - $2 shipping!

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This stuff is seriously heavy duty. It most definitely does it's job. I like the product but I'm not in love with it... I've probably only used it a couple of times but for only $7 or so, it's worth having in your arsenal. lol You can find Hard Candy products at Walmart.

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I have a love/hate relationship with this product. I love the way it makes my skin feel and it lasts all day for me BUT I think it makes me breakout just a little bit... I think! I'm not 100% sure because I have very unusual skin that is way over dramatic but I think I'm starting to see a trend that when I wear this primer for a few days in a row... I'll see a breakout or two soon after. Which completely SUCKS because I love it!

 

So, if you have tolerant skin I highly recommend this product. Unfortunately for me, I have extremely sensitive skin so I can't use any anti-aging products (non that I've found yet) and most foundations (especially mineral) and I can ONLY wash my face with Johnson's Baby Soap. Seriously, it sucks. So if you have a normal person's epidermis - buy this stuff :) 
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Now on to this dillydad! lol I bought this sponge at Ulta (I believe they called it the "Super Blender") for about $5 after watching/reading so many overzealous positive reviews. 

ULTA.COM promo code -
 

The fact of the matter is that it's a sponge. It's not a miracle worker. It's ok. I found it sucked up more of my foundation than it applied to my face. When I splashed a bit of water on it first it seems to work better - a technique I'll use on days I'm not wanting so much coverage. Maybe I'm using it wrong but I'm not impressed. But like I said... it's a sponge, not a miracle worker. 


I'm looking into new foundations - I want to know what YOUR favorite foundation product is??? 


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8 comments:

Cupcakes and Cosmopolitans said...

The blush is pretty. I just read a "good" review on HC primer, and thought about getting it, but now, yeah I will pass. & yeah, I use my fingers to apply foundation.

$armin

Lilly's Style said...

Great review! I always love to hear about which products fellow bloggers like/dislike :)

I use id Bare Minerals and have been for about 8 yrs. It gives me great coverage while looking natural. And for my under eye circles I use Amazing Concealer by Amazing Cosmetics, love it!

Lindsey said...

Thanks for the reviews and promo code, I've been dieing to buy some E.L.F. products. That blush looks really pretty, I'll have to check it out. I really want to get the eyebrow kit but the Target by me didn't have the right color.

stilettolover91 said...

The blush looks very pretty <3

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Lindsey said...

p.s. my favorite foundation in case you forgot ...

http://thebargainblonde.blogspot.com/2011/02/favorite-foundation.html

Beautygirl24 said...

Great little reviews! I definitely have been wanting more ELF stuff, because Target's selection is very limited in contrast to the ELF site.
My fave foundation is Makeup Forever's Mat Velvet+. It's pricey at 34 dollars though, so it's not for everyone. However, I love the finish it leaves on my skin, a cross between matte but still breathable if that makes sense. I've also heard that Revlon's Colorstay is amazing!

Erin Tagle said...

I think we have the same skin. I have gotten to where I just don't wear foundation - it's just too darn sticky down here! If you find a good one, I'd love to know! I may try Lindsey's options, from the BB.

Miss Nine West said...

Great and really helpful post! Try the e.l.f. blush in Tickled Pink! It's gorgeous! And as for the Hard Candy concealer, I'm going to go pick that up right now!

xoxo,
Miss Nine West

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