12.17.2009

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty inspired by Carmindy Review + Video!



This is probably one of the best drugstore, brand of makeup, that I have ever tried!
The quality is very nice- some better than others.
Best of all! It's cheaper!!








Face Products



Luminizing Face Primer
Smooth and refine your skin's texture with our Luminizing Face Primer. Use it under your makeup to enhance application and wear, or wear it alone. It hides pores and fine lines while brightening your complexion.
Nutrients
It's Paraben Free!
Skin-smoothing cork oak and olive leaf nourish your skin and deliver improved radiance. Micronized pearl creates a healthy glow. Your skin feels great and looks healthy thanks to antioxidant vitamin E.
Tips
Smooth out even the roughest complexion by applying only one pump of this silky primer. Foundation will glide right on top and your makeup will look fresh and flawless all day.

For a fresh and natural luminous look, wear Luminizing Face Primer alone and just add Fast Fix Concealer to areas that need it.
See the pretty "luminizers"?
It's very silky to the touch, enabling the foundation to glide on smoothly.
It does not do a good job on making foundation last.
Another downside, is it doesn't soak into the skin.
I like my creams and primers to really soak into the skin because then your skin is able to absorb all of the nutrients, and your makeup is able to last longer- rather than a primer sitting on top of the skin.



Your Skin Makeup Foundation
My Shade: Nude Beige (a tad too dark for me)
Even though Nude Beige is fairly neutral-tone, I think I'd be Ecru Beige.
This weightless foundation covers imperfections and blotchiness, yet looks and feels utterly natural. Skin looks impeccable all day. Available in 12 natural-looking shades so you can bring out the best in your skin tone.

With an optimal, balanced blend of emollients and oil absorbers, Your Skin Makeup is ideal for every skin type.
Nutrients
Paraben Free!
Skin-smoothing cork oak, olive leaf and papaya extracts help nourish your skin and deliver improved radiance. And with antioxidant vitamin A, your skin will feel as healthy as it looks.
Tips
For naturally smooth and light coverage, apply one pump of this gorgeous foundation with your fingertips or a sponge. For more coverage, stipple or tap over the area, pushing the makeup into the skin for a flawless finish.

Make sure you apply foundation across your eyelids and under your eyes. This will help eye makeup stay in place all day.

Clean up any mistakes by dipping a sponge into a little Your Skin Makeup foundation and using it like an eraser.
It's a LOVELY coverage!
More of a satin finish.
I think it's great for all skin types.
If you are oily, just use a mattifying primer beforehand and set with a transparent finishing powder.






Fast Fix Concealer
My Shade: Light
Effortlessly conceal dark circles, flaws and fatigue with our Fast Fix Concealer. Stays put, stays perfect and is never cakey. This buildable coverage won't sheer out when blended. There are two specialty shades: yellow for all-over neutralization that diminishes dark areas, redness and discoloration; and pink for an all-over brightener that highlights to add lightness to dark areas.
Nutrients
Natural ingredients including sunflower, mango butter and papaya help smooth, retexturize and revitalize skin.
Tip
Always apply concealer after your foundation. This way, you will use less for a more natural look.

For women with redness in their complexion, tap on a little yellow Fast Fix Concealer to help neutralize stubborn redness.

For an instant eye benefit, apply pink all-over brightening Fast Fix Concealer at the outer corners of the eyes and blend up to the end of the brow. To minimize the appearance of deep facial lines around the nose (nasal labial folds) simply blend on a bit down the creases.

This concealer isn't anything to write home about.
It's smooth, lightweight- but doesn't give me the coverage I need: which is FULL!
lol.
But if you like a more sheer coverage, and want something to help brighten underneath your eyes, then try it out!




Luminous Matte Pressed Powder
My Shade: Medium
I like this shade because it's very neutral- it would work for both yellow skintones and pink skintones.
It's kind of on the lighter side of medium. So I would have called this shade Light-Medium.
Look fresh all day with this silky air-light powder. Our Luminous Matte Pressed Powder glides on effortlessly for a shine-free, natural finish. This micronized, jet-milled powder never looks cakey or chalky. Plus, its light diffusers help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Available in six shades—try the yellow neutralizer to diminish redness and discoloration.
comes with a sponge and mirror
Silky texture
But it is a little on the chalky side unfortunately.
Nutrients
Paraben Free!
With an active botanical blend of pomegranate and papaya, our Luminous Matte Pressed Powder helps soften skin.And natural bamboo powder absorbs excess oil.
Avoid using a lot of powder under the eyes because it will look dry and cakey. Instead, keep eye makeup from smudging off by applying a small amount of powder under the eyes with an eye-shadow brush. This will deliver the perfect amount of powder without getting cakey.

Blend on a bit of powder across the eyelids (after foundation) to help eye shadow stay in place.
When I used this on my face, it wasn't AS chalky as it looks like on my hand.




Sun Glow Powder Bronzer
Customize your look with Sun Glow Powder Bronzer. A versatile color trio combines to create a complexion-enhancing \"vacation glow.\" Skin-illuminating, micronized pigments create a fresh, radiant glow.
My Shade: Spring
Nutrients
Skin-conditioning sunflower-seed oil and corn oil blend with soothing ginko-biloba leaf extract to replenish and revitalize your skin.
Tips
For evening, apply Sun Glow Powder Bronzer to the sides of the forehead and along the temples for a natural, sun-kissed look. The slight shimmer gives you a radiant evening glow.

Apply this bronzer to the eyelids and follow with black mascara for a natural bronzed look.

Use a big powder brush to sweep this bronzer onto your arms and legs for a sexy bronzed look on a hot summer's night.
Unfortunately, there are alot of oragney undertones in this bronzer. HOWEVER, if you use a big buffer brush and swirl all of the shades together, the orange-cast won't show as much on your skin.





Blushes



Natural Powder Blush
Shade: Cherub
I would describe it as a bright coral pink (satin finish)
It can be applied sheer, so don't let the color in the pan deter you.
Look awake and healthy with the super-sheer, jet-milled Natural Powder Blush. Silky and sheered to perfection, this powder delivers a virtually mistake-proof veil of color. Seven long-lasting, natural-looking shades deliver instant skin affinity that complements your tone.
Nutrients
Natural pomegranate with antioxidants and a skin-nourishing papaya extract help you to look your best. Natural bamboo powder absorbs oil too.
Tips
Apply a bit of powder blush to the temples as well as cheeks for a balanced and polished look. For best results, use a big powder brush to apply blush to the cheeks. It will blend on the perfect amount of color to the right area, creating the most natural-looking flush. Stay away from small blush brushes that only streak on color and require too much blending.







Sheerest Cream Blush
Shade: Sunrise
I would describe it as a soft peachy shade.
The best of both worlds, Sheerest Cream Blush delivers the softness of a cream and the lightness of a powder. Any of seven shades imparts the sheerest wash of pure color for the most translucent effect. Designed with micronized pigments for superior glide and maximum blendability, this blush is long-wearing and never greasy.
Nutrients
Paraben Free!
Refresh and renew your skin with rejuvenating safflower oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E.
Tips
The best way to apply a cream blush is right after your foundation. Start to swirl on the cream with your fingertips or a sponge in light circular motions beginning at the apples and working lightly back into the hairline.

If you feel like you have overdone cream blush, simply buff away any excess with a sponge dipped into a little Your Skin Makeup foundation.

Wake up a tired face by applying a bright shade of Sheerest Cream Blush on the apples of the cheeks only.
I love their Cream Blushes, because they are pigmented but they don't ever feel overly slick or greasy!




Sheerest Cream Blush
Shade: Rosy
It's exactly that... a ROSY shade!!
The best of both worlds, Sheerest Cream Blush delivers the softness of a cream and the lightness of a powder. Any of seven shades imparts the sheerest wash of pure color for the most translucent effect. Designed with micronized pigments for superior glide and maximum blendability, this blush is long-wearing and never greasy.
Nutrients
Paraben Free!
Refresh and renew your skin with rejuvenating safflower oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E.
Tips
The best way to apply a cream blush is right after your foundation. Start to swirl on the cream with your fingertips or a sponge in light circular motions beginning at the apples and working lightly back into the hairline.

If you feel like you have overdone cream blush, simply buff away any excess with a sponge dipped into a little Your Skin Makeup foundation.

Wake up a tired face by applying a bright shade of Sheerest Cream Blush on the apples of the cheeks only.





Eye Products



Fast Fix Eye Shadow Base
Lock on shadow and prevent greasy, creasy lids with this multi-purpose nude eye primer. You can wear it alone or under your favorite eye shadow. Micronized pigments help even out skin tone and eliminate darkness and imperfections without looking or feeling heavy. Fast Fix Eye Shadow Base leaves a satin-smooth finish that lasts.
Nutrients
Paraben Free!
Soothe and nourish the fragile skin around the eye with aloe extract and vitamin E. And it's fragrance-free.
Tips
A nude eye shadow primer is the best way to achieve the ultimate in satiny-smooth eye looks. Fast Fix Eye Shadow Base evens out your skin tone and locks on shadows so they stay looking fresh all day.

Start with this and your eyes will always impress.
Unfortunately, this e/s base did absolutely nothing for me!
Except, my eyeshadow did NOT crease, so that's a plus.
This base is made for sensitive eyes.
It didn't help smooth the eyeshadows on, but worst of all- the eyeshadows started to fade!!!
Now is it this bases fault? Or are the shades just not pigmented enough to last all day?
I don't know.
Bummer.




Instant Definition Eye Shadow Palette
Shade: The Stone Eye Palette
The jet-milled powders in our Instant Definition Eye Shadow Palette deliver instant, even, silky color and delicate dimension. And the coordinated color trio offers the perfect lid, contour and highlight shades, all in one compact. It is the easiest way to create a stylized, professional look. The shadows are super-fine and lightweight yet long-wearing. It's also crease- and fade-resistant, blendable, buildable and color true.
The top right shade is crap.
Sorry to be so blunt, but it's cheap, sheer and doesn't show up one bit!
GRRR...
BUT!!! The other two shades are LOVELY!
Smooth and definitely more pigmented.
Nutrients
Paraben Free!
Take care of the delicate skin around your eyes with antioxidant ginko-biloba extract and skin-retexturizing dog rose extract. And it's fragrance-free.
Tips
For a quick and easy smoky eye, choose the Storm Palette. The highlight, lid and contour shades make it easy to get a foolproof smoky eye in seconds. Simply apply the highlight shade under the brow and on the inner corners of the eyes. Sweep on the smoldering lid shade across the lid from the lash line to the crease and smudge a bit under the lower lash line. Finish off by applying the contour shade across the crease.
More Tips
For a quick eye opener, choose one of the beautiful highlight shades from any of the palettes. Sweep the highlight under the brows and on the inside corner of the eyes. To highlight the cheekbones, you can sweep the shadow on top of the cheeks for a stunning glow.
and... More Tips
For a quick daytime look, use only the highlight shade and lid shade of one of the palettes and feel free to choose a highlight shade from one and a lid shade from another. All these shadows are so refined and sheer, they can work together for a truly customized look.



Always Perfect Liquid Eye Liner
Shade: Teak Brown
I would describe this shade as a mid-dark, bronzy brown.
One downside is this product is extremely liquidy.
I know that's not a word, but I use it often- so I am making it a word. LOL!
The color is amazing, and I am in love with the shade.
However, it doesn't last- I wish it was waterproof.
So bummed about the formulation- LOVE the color.






Color Comfort Lip Color
I LOVE the formula of these!
They are sooo pigmented, and glide on so nicely.
I just wish they had lighter shades (well, more shades) to choose from!
Just one application saturates your lips in high-impact color and pampering moisture. Color Comfort Lip Color features our new gel-cream formula with spherical pigments for superior adherence, texture and lustrous shine. Experience advanced lip-color performance that's ultra-comfortable and long wearing.
Nutrients
Paraben Free!
Sweet almond oil, grapefruit extract and cocoa butter replenish and retexturize your lips.



Baby Pink
(my fav out of the bunch)







Sunburst







Soft Orchid






Sunbeam







Seashell Nude
(definitely NOT a "Nude")







Natural Shine Lip Gloss
This is lip gloss reinvented. Natural Shine Lip Gloss is virtually weightless, yet creamy and sensual. It illuminates lips with non-stop, multi-reflective shine and color—not to mention the sensational lip-smoothing effect. Enjoy a precise, even and sleek application every time thanks to the professional brush tip. Never sticky, tacky or gooey.
Nutrients
Paraben Free!
Sweet almond oil and cocoa butter deliver ultimate moisture. And grapefruit extracts help keep your lips kissably fresh.


Sparkling Champagne


Sweet Nectar


Mystical Mauve


Desert Sand



Swatches
Left to Right:
Sparkling Champagne, Sweet Nectar, Mystical Mauve, Desert Sand




7 comments:

ning * star said...

wow... the lipgloss light champagne shade is so beautiful. same goes to the eye palette.

Cristina BarbieLuvsMac said...

freaking FAB revieww

amynaree said...

great reviews i really want to try their cream blushes and face primer now :)

hopefully my local drugstore will carry them

wuzzyangel said...

Whit I don't think there's a look you've done that I don't like! I love them all! :) This is a great one!

Thank you soo much for ALL the swatchies!! You do so much work for us! That brown liner is super pretty, too bad it's not that great! :(

Imee said...

i have a few products from this line and i LOVE LOVE LOVE them! i dont think this line is as appreciated as it should be, i'm so glad u did this post!

lindah said...

these products are actually pigmented! ^_^ I will have to check some of their stuff out whenever I have a coupon to ulta or cvs :D

Karena Acree-Paez said...

Thank you so much for the excellent reviews and great photos! I have been wanting to see swatches for these lip products for some time. Your review really helped me decide which ones I will buy. Thank you so much for the great pics!!