Showing posts from November, 2011

Everyday Minerals

After I got so fed up with bareMinerals, I did research and fund this company, Everyday Minerals.

They are only available online, which kind of makes it difficult for some, but nonetheless I think its worth it.

Unlike the other mineral makeup brands out there, it is a one size fits all type of thing. There is one formulation which is supposed to work for all skin types and is buildable (meaning you will first start off with a sheer/light coverage and have to use a lot more product to build it up to medium or full coverage).

Comparison between bareMinerals vs Everyday Minerals:

One formulation (recently came out with their Matte line)Coverage is buildable$26.00 for Original$28.00 for Matte8 Grams of Product (Original)6 Grams of Product (Matte)$3.25/gram (Original)$4.67/gram (Matte)Everyday Minerals:

4 formulations: Semi Matte, Matte, It, Original GloDifferent coverage depending on formula$12.00 (all formulas)5.5 Grams of Product (all formulas)$2.18/gram

I ordered the f…

bareMinerals 8-piece Customizable Get Started Kit: Golden Medium

UPDATE 11/22/11: bareMinerals stinks!!! I hate it. Now I know why I didn’t like it and it’s not just because I looked pink even though the "expert" matched me "correctly." It’s because doesn’t matter how much product I put into my lid, which brush I get regardless of price, I cannot get any coverage. And the funny part is, I hardly have any scars anymore, yet I am STILL having trouble concealing them. This makeup is a joke.
Furthermore, I was matched with Golden Medium which I thought was a little dark for me. Another person I know also got matched with Golden Medium and she is a NC/C40! How does that work? bareMinerals for ya!
When I told the Sephora girl that the bareMinerals counter girl told me that Light is actually a cool toned/neutral shade (meaning it has pink in it), she looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language. Light is actually yellow toned. 
The Sephora girl experimented: She put Golden Medium on one side of my face (using her $40 brush) and put …

L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes

Product: L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes
Shade: Blackest Black
Price: $7.99 at Target.
Description as stated on Website:  Discover a breakthrough in fiber mascara technology. Voluminous False Fiber Lashes™ features a unique blend of long and short nylon and rayon fibers—the same material used to make false lashes—to deliver lashes that appear fuller, longer, curled and sculpted. No clumps or messy results. Just outrageous volume from every angle. ·Dual-length fiber formula ·Exclusive polymer adheres fiber to lashes ·Botanical waxes prevent hardening, crumbling or flaking ·Precision brush ensures optimal application ·Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers My thoughts: This is my HG mascara! I LOVE this thing. It actually does what it states. My lashes are normal (normal length and normal volume). I heard many people say that they love this mascara except if you try to put on more than one coat, it starts looking clumpy and flakes. As Beauty Broadcast puts it, "less is mo…