Sunday, October 26, 2008

Review: Avon Magi X Face Perfector

A magical new air-light gel-powder colorless formula that makes all skin tones look flawless... invisible coverage; instant perfection.

Targets pores: visibly minimizes pores with patent-pending Optix Light-Diffusing Technology.

Banishes Shine: holds back shine for up to 10 hours

Smoothes Skin: reduces the look of fine lines...skin feels softer than ever.
Apply evenly before sun exposure or as needed.


Quality: 3 out of 5
Packaging 5 out ot 5
Size: 1 fl ounce
Price: $10
Where to buy: Avon.com

PROS:
-it has SPF 20
-it fills in pores, makes them appear slightly smaller
-makes foundation stay on longer
-doesn't made me break out

CONS:
-the smell might bug some people
-it doesn't do enough to control oil for me, but I know its worked better in that area for others
-when first applying foundation it slips around a bit, this just means I have to blend a little more, no big deal

Smell: It does have a slight fruit gone bad smell, but its quite faint and I don't even notice it.

Texture: Its got a strange gel/powder feel. I don't know how it manages to be both at the same time but its not bad.

Oil Control: I don't think it does a whole lot for me in that area. There may be some difference, but not enough for me to be thrilled or anything.

Pores: Without foundation it doesn't look as if it makes any difference at all on the size of my pores, but when I put foundation on they look less deep and a little smaller. Thats a big plus for me because my pores are huge.

Active Ingredients:
OCTINOXATE 7.5%
OCTISALATE 4.0%

Other Ingredients:
DIMETHICONE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CELLULOSE, CYCLOMETHICONE, CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ALUMINA, ACRYLATES/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER, SILICA, NYLON-12, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, C30-45 ALKYL METHICONE, C30-45 OLEFIN, PEG/PPG-20/23 DIMETHICONE, LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYETHYLENE, BORON NITRIDE, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, TOCOPHEROL

Saturday, October 4, 2008

NYX Round Lipstick Swatches

I finally did the swatches of NYX lipsticks I got. I didn't do the round lip glosses yet, but those will come soon.

Notes: Paris looks like a darkish pink but goes on much lighter, Narcissus is seriously brighter then bubble gum pink, I tried to edit the color in photoshop but they didn't even have it. Everything else is pretty much spot on except Margerita is a little bit lighter.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

CherryCulture NYX Lip Haul!

I got my CherryCulture haul yesterday, I am in love with all the colors. Best $12 I ever spent!

7 NYX round lipsticks, 2 round lip glosses.
Tomorrow if I am feeling energized I will do swatches and on-lip pics.

Wild Orchid and Doll Pink
they do smell like lemon air freshner, but I don't mind it and the texture is lovely. I will definitely get more colors.