Scrubs -Soap and Glory - Flake Away Spa Body Polish
huamao 4/3/2011 2:24:00 PM
This is definitely the worst body product I ever used. I'm not sure what's in it , but the texture is very thick and greasy, almost like bacon fat. It took me forever to clean my bathtub afterwards. Smells very cheap and chemical. Had to throw it away.
I picked it up at a local SDM since it's really cheap. It's not irritating and smells really good. But I find it hard to spread over my face whether I use Shiseido cotton or drugstore ones. It feels slightly dry after use rather than hydrating. Certainly not on par with any of the other toners I've used (Shiseido, Clarins, Lancome, Boscia, Kiehl's, etc). Will not repurchase.
I really love this gel gloss. It's non-sticky and comes with hygenic packaging. The color is a nice raspberry pink. I doubt whether it actually varies on different people. It leaves a nice tint even after wearing off.
I totally agree with chicita. Nice base color for a smoky eye look. Have to put powder on top though.
I got a makeover from Nars counter today. The BA use this to make a copper brown smoky eye look for me. It's absolutely gorgeous. Lots of golden shimmers.
I got a makeover from Nars counter today. The BA use dark side of this duo together with Fez to make a copper brown smoky eye look for me. It's absolutely gorgeous. I would've never look at these shades by myself. But they're just so pretty togehter.
I bought this with Copacabana. Together they give my flat asian face very nice contours. I have a lot of highlight products so Copacabana is not that unique. But a nice contour shade without looking muddy is hard to find. I'm glad I found St. Barts. Tons of product in the tube. Will last forever. Should've got the duo in a case.
It's too soft and smudges easily. Maybe good for smoky eyes but not so good for everyday uses.
Powder -La Prairie - Cellular Treatment Foundation Powder
huamao 8/27/2008 6:30:00 PM
Nice texture. Kind of waterproof. OK for oil-control. It's not heavy, but coverage is strong. Unfortunately, the color I got doesn't match my skin tone that well. So it looks kind of fake. The sponge that comes with the compact is weird. And the compact is too huge, with a crooked miror. Got mine from Neiman Marcus.
I find that it is very hard to find a natural looking blush, which won't cost too much. So when I tried on this Benefit product at the drug store and saw the price, I knew that I HAD to buy it. It seems to blend very well into my skin, while giving me an attractive brightness. I love the way it looks during the day, and at night. While keeping this blush on during the day, I can easily upgrade to a nighttime look by adding some mascara and lipstick. It is so versatile, and I am happy to say that I will not have to buy this product again in the near future, simply because so little needs to be applied in order to capture the desired effect. Relatively cheap (as compared to high end french products) and effective. Makes me look good, while keeps my budget-constrained husband satisfied.
One word. Legendary. From the moment the Bobbi Brown make-up speacialist put on the shades on my face, I felt a sense of "cosmetics enlightenment." No longer was I left second guessing my sub-par choices of shades at drug-stores... no, someone who actually knew something about cosmetics was able to guide me through my mini-renaissance. I sat down on the make-up chair, and she carefully selected four shades: Petal (2), Ivory (51), Heather (15) and Pink Sugar (1). These choices combined give me the perfect daytime look that I had NEVER achieved using typical department store brands. It's strength is its subtleness. Ever since I got this palette, I have used it on a regular basis. Even when I travel, the palette goes with me. Before getting this palette, my husband preferred me to go out sans cosmetics. Now, he insists that I put a bit of BB before leaving the house. I think that if the salesperson at the BB counter nearest you has a pretty good working knowledge of cosmetics, then it is worthwhile getting the customized palette. They will sort through the uncountable combinations of shades 51*50*49*48=huge number to pick the best one for you. The price is high, but considering how much time it would take for you to create the palette yourself, the premium you pay for BB is certainly worth it.
Lotions/ Creams -Fruits & Passion - Orange/Cantaloup body cream
huamao 8/23/2008 2:53:00 AM
It's not thick or greasy, yet very moisturizing. Very nice.
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
huamao 8/20/2008 7:37:00 AM
Love this stuff. Somehow I feel this spreads better than UDPP. Makes e/s last.
Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - Secret Brightening Powder
huamao 8/1/2008 5:52:00 AM
Very nice to set under eye concealer. Not drying. Package is a disaster.
Concealers -Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Eclat No 2
huamao 8/1/2008 5:50:00 AM
Very moist. Nice glow. Very pricy. Needs constant cleaning.