Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Lisa's March 2013 Favorites & Forgets
Hey everyone! March is now over and now its April. Of course, I wanted to have this post ready for the first day of April but its been crazy lately. I hope you guys all had a great April Fool's Day and had lots of fun pranking people. I know I sure did with my little brother. Haha. If you guys did some crazy pranks, I would love to hear about them, especially if they involve lots of laughter! Okay onto my monthly favorites! This time, for my March favorites, I don't really have a lot of products. I am a bit surprised but thats probably because I have been using the same products so I didn't really want to feature them again on repeat. But I do know for sure, next months will probably be bigger with a bunch of makeup items. Plus because I reorganized my makeup collection, I discovered a couple of products that I forgot about.
◊ Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation "Medium Beige"
Its been a while since I used this foundation. I had actually stopped because I wasn't breaking out as much as before so I didn't really need a foundation with much coverage. Since I reorganized my makeup, I decided to start wearing this again. Its actually a pretty good foundation but it is a bit on the thick side (but not as thick and cakey as the original Revlon ColorStay, in my opinion) and I tend to prefer foundations that are more liquidy. If you are looking for an alternative to the original Revlon ColorStay foundation, you might like this one.
To see my first impressions review on this, you can CLICK HERE.
◊ Almay Clear Complexion Concealer "Light/Medium"
I am almost finished with this. It is a bit hard to get all the concealer out of the tube so I might have to cut it in half later on to get every little bit. I really like this concealer and just recently bought three more as backups, which you will see in my haul post soon. I really like how well this concealer covers and how it doesn't irritate my pimples.
◊ Almay Clear Complexion Concealer + Treatment Gel "Light/Medium"
I know that in my previous review, I said that I didn't really like the concealer but now my feelings have changed a bit. The reason why I didn't like it at first was because of the horrid smell but after a while, the scent has descreased and I can't barely detect it anymore. The scent doesn't linger where I apply it anymore. I don't why they even made it with that scent because it was just horrible but I'm glad that smell is pretty much gone. The concealer covers well. I would just rub my finger onto the concealer and apply it to my blemishes. The treatment gel is pretty good as well. It works like any other drugstore acne treatment that I have tried.
To see my review on this, you can CLICK HERE.
◊ MAC Studio Finish Concealer SPF 35 "NW20"
This is a bit light for my skintone but I love it for my undereye area. I can see why people love this concealer. I really like how well it covers (even though I don't have any dark circles or bags under my eyes) and how well it brightens my eye area up. Its creamy but not as creamy and thick as the Benefit Erase Paste but the MAC one has yellow undertones so it looks better on my skintone.
◊ Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Shadow Primer
I really love this eye primer. Its not too thick or too watery. Its just the perfect consistency for an eye primer plus it really makes my shadows more pigmented. If you never tried this before, you should really give it a try. Plus I really like the packaging. Its like a lip gloss applicator where you would squeeze out the product, which I find more sanitary.
◊ ULTA Kohl Eye Pencil "Halo"
I have been loving this as a highlight for the inner corner of my eyes. It has a shimmery finish so its perfect to use to give your eyes that wide awake look. Its so creamy and pigmented that it doesn't take long to apply. Plus I never have to tug or go over anything. It stays on pretty well but the only complaint that I have about it is that its not retractable. I hate eyeliners that need sharpening because I feel like it wastes so much product whenever you sharpen them. Other than that, I really like it.
◊ Revlon Brow Fantasy "Dark Brown"
This is a product that I have been using a lot during March. I am not sure if I can say that I love it. I am not sure how I feel about this because I could have easily just bought the wrong shade. I am not sure if there is another shade darker than Dark Brown. For my brows, Dark Brown has some red undertones to it (especialy in the brow gel), which doesn't look great on my brows. If there was another shade, I would probably like this product. The pencil is pretty easy to use but I still feel like the mini brush in the ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit is way more easy to control and use. This also comes with a brow gel, which isn't the right shade. Plus I feel like it doesn't tame my brows that well and sometimes it makes my brow hairs dried. I'll probably end up doing a review on this product later on...
◊ Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara "Black"
I really love this mascara. I don't know if Mary Kay still sells this but if they do, I would probably end up repurchasing this. It gives my lashes some volume while lengthening them a bit. It doesn't make them appear really long but thats okay. Plus what I really like about this mascara is that it doesn't clump on me or flake on me.
◊ Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream With Clary Sage
This night cream is really moisturizing. Its especially great for those with dry skin. Even though I do have some dry patches and an oily T-zone, this night cream didn't break me out at all. It doesn't make my skin feel heavy either, which was always a plus. It claims to have a non-greasy formula, which is probably the reason. Since this night cream is so moisturizing, you actually don't need to use a lot.
If you would like to see my review on this, you can CLICK HERE.
◊ Clean & Clear Advantage Popped Pimple Relief Drying Paste
Recently, I stopped taking Biotin (mainly because I've been forgeting to LOL) and because of that my skin hasn't been the best lately. Sometimes I would get random pimples all over my face and I get into the habit of popping them when they get too big. I know that popping pimples isn't good so whenever I make that mistake, I always make sure to use this drying paste. It comes out like a cream and dries instantly on the area you apply it too. The reason why I like this is because this seems to be the only drying paste that lasts all night on my face. Whenever I wake it, it still on my face.
◊ Yes To Blueberries Age Refresh Intensive Skin Repair Serum
I absolutely do not like this serum. It smells so bad. I don't know what it smells like but its just horrible. I was actually hoping that this would smell like blueberries when I bought it but nope. I asked both my brother and sister what they thought of the smell as well and they didn't like it. The scent does take a while to go away, maybe a minute. Other than that, I will not be repurchasing this. I am just going to try to finish this whole bottle up and hope to never smell it again.
So those are all my favorites and forgets! If you guys have any other questions on some of these products, please let me know! Keep in mind that I might be doing reviews on both the Revlon Brow Fantasy and the Yes To Blueberries Intensive Skin Repair Serum. Definitely let me know if you would like to see reviews on those two products.
Have you tried any of these products before?
What are your favorites for March?
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