Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Review Tuesday

So what's new with all of you? I'm trying hard to fit everything into everyday, time just seems to be flying very quickly as of late.  I'm enjoying my time off from school but the wait for my grades to be submitted is killing me. I don't have any reservations about failing any classes, there were just some classes that were trying to kick my butt. I hope my fight back did the trick and I don't end up with any C's this semester, that would be a real bummer. I won't be able to show my father my transcript if that's the case. 

Moving on to something interesting....Makeup

Review Tuesday
...is upon us once again. I was meaning to talk about this from the start of this blog, I just never got around to it. It's Sheer Cover, a mineral makeup that I've been using for the past year. I was up late at night sneaking into my mother's room to get the lotion (her door creaks like nobody's business) and the infomercial came on. Now I was never the type to grab the phone and call for anything on those infomercials but this one got my attention. You see, my sister had recently bought herself BareMinerals, another mineral makeup and it seemed to be working well for her.The application looked so natural, it required very little work which is what I'm all about. The mineral fountaion is actually what drew my attention out of everything. Growing up, I always remembered seeing my mother smearing this liquid brown gook across her face to achieve an even skin tone. I swore that I would never do that, it just doesn't seems comfortable to me. It seems to weigh down peoples faces. I see women all the time with liquid foundation on and it is so obvious. The lines and cracks look ridiculous. Now don't get me wrong, the professionals know how to hook it up, but let's get real, no one has a professional in their cabinet to help with foundation application on a daily basis. 
I digress...So this mineral foundation actually covers up your imperfections without the cakey feel? I was on board the next day and beleive me when I say that I am happy with the results that have come from this purchase. 
Like any other cosmetic line they offer various shades, and because of the powder formula you're able to mix different shades to achieve your desired look. The coverage is amazing and literally lasts all day. My sister exercises in her makeup and it is still intact even after all the sweating. 
The other products that I get with the foundation feel great on my skin as well. 
Here are a couple of photos:
Here is my beloved Buki Brush, I use it for the foundation application. Soft like a baby's bottom.

Here is the Sheer Cover Eye Collection. Very sheer, very beautiful.

This guy here goes everywhere with me. You fill one end with your powder and it comes through the brissels. So cool.

These brushes are equally as soft as the previous two. I use the larger one for blush o nmost occasions and the smaller two for eyeshawdow and contouring.

This toner is so refreshing. I sort-of-kind-of feel that it works better than my Rx for BS one.

This moisturizer really moisturizes. No joke. I don't have to put on a lot and I feel smooth all day.

This cleanser is great for me because it actually takes off a lot of my makeup at night, unlike other cleansers.

Here is the foundation that I was raving about. It gives twice as much in the container than Bare Minerals, which lasts me about two months if used daily.

THE DOWN SIDE: The foundation is made of natural products...but the other products (excluding the toner) contain parabens. Now I was researching and it seems that some parabens aren't harmful and others are. Do you guys know a lot about this? I was wondering if I should discontinue my use of them...but they work so well? What do you think? Are there bad ones and good ones, or am I mistaken?

Until next time,


Product Junkie Diva said...

I have seen people with the mineral makeup and it does look natural.
Oh those dirty dirty parabens....unfortunately they are in so many things- lotion, makeup, hair products etc. so if you plan on getting rid of parabens you would have to look at all of those areas. I know that parabens have been linked to cancer but they are still doing research. So many things are linked to cancer so whatcha gonna do?????? I don't know I just try to make sure I am not on paraben overload. I try my best to use products without a single paraben but if a product does have a paraben I hope to goodness it is at the very very end of the ingredients list.
I really do try to avoid them but none of us are really safe, so many harmful ingredients in the world...sigh.

Therapeutic Musings said...

I never really did any research on parabens. All the information I have is taken from blogs, that is sad and pitiful on my part.

I use mineral makeup too. I love it!

Just_Wondering said...

I have gotten on the No Paraben parade for the past year now. I had a sad sad funeral with all of the bath and body works lotion! Lotion is something that stays on your skin the whole day so I purchase paraben free and natural based items. I use dr.bonner's castill soap as body wash. I'm just done with parabens lol

Mrs.Young_fashion said...

Thanks for the insight guys. Maybe I'll use them until they finish ;). Bad I know. But at least I can still use the foundation and the toner. I'll let you guys know what I've decided.