Cleansers -Laura Mercier - Foaming one-step cleanser
kkdallas 2/5/2005 10:57:00 AM
I really loved this cleanser. I have normal skin and it did not dry it out. It removed eye makeup easily. The foam was light yet creamy. It rinsed off easily too. Plus there was no overpowering scent. I took a lippie off because of the price ($35). I will buy it again but it is not going to be a regular purchase. I'll switch off between this and a cheaper Clinique cleanser I like.
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Violet Ink Long-Wear Gel Liner
kkdallas 7/25/2004 10:47:00 AM
I thought this would be too purple but it looks almost black. I think all of the gel liners look black. That aside, these are great! They last all day. I tried applying it with a very thin brush but the gel was too thick. It really goes on better with BB's liner brush.
No glitter, sparkles or shimmer...just a light, matte creamy peach/pink shadow for eyes. It makes my brown eyes seem more open and wide eyed. I really like BB colors and textures...very sheer and blendable. You really don't notice the eyeshadow color but rather the effect on my eyes.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
kkdallas 7/25/2004 10:43:00 AM
Great lightweight moisturizer and sunscreen. I can see how people with oily skin may find this product too heavy and greasy. I have normal skin and this was just right. I have it in Untinted. I wear no foundation in the summer,just powder and concealer. This was a very nice base for my summer products.
Lip Treatments -Shiseido - Sun Block Lip Treatment SPF 15
kkdallas 5/30/2004 3:37:00 PM
This is a great, moisturizing lip treatment in a tube. It looks like white lipstick but goes on translucent. I don't find that it lasts a long time so I do reapply frequently. It is very expensive and I think there are equally good drugstore products out there for less money. I even like BB liptints in the tube with SPF of 15 better than this because there is a little color with the BB ones. Overall, very nice product, I'd love to receive it as a gift but I don't think I'll buy it for myself again.
Sunscreen -Shiseido - Extra Smooth Sun Protection Lotion SPF 33 PA++
kkdallas 5/30/2004 3:34:00 PM
This is a really great sunscreen!! I have been looking for a cheaper alternative to my La Mer sunscreen and this is it. It is not sticky and does not sting. It leaves a soft, matte, smooth finish on my face. My makeup goes on smoothly and lasts all day. I also wear it alone with just loose powder for a natural, polished, quick face. I highly recommend this product!
Very pretty, very sheer pinkish nude with shimmer. I wish the underlying tone was more pink but I am still loving it. It is a very natural, shimmery look that is perfect for the office or for summer. Very pretty!!
I've beeen looking for a mauve lipgloss similiar to a look I saw in a Sephora catalog. This is it! MOre like a mauve/dark pink on me. This is my first and won't be my last Avon Glazewear. I love the smell and the wand applicator. It is thicker than LM or Fresh glosses and the staying power is impressive. However, it is not sticky or thick like NARS. I really love it! I got mine for $3.99!!!
Concealers -Cover Girl - fresh complexion concealer
kkdallas 5/14/2004 6:17:00 PM
Wow!! i have tried so many concealers and this one is a great find. I love the sponge/wand applicator. I can get into the corner area of my eye. I like how I can dot it on in the undereye area. It is very light and blends so easily. It doesn't crease on me and Light is a perfect match. This beats CdP, KA SSE, and LM for me!
Eye Shadow -Stila - Puck eye shadow [DISCONTINUED]
kkdallas 5/13/2004 9:01:00 PM
This is a brown/taupe color with little, if any, shimmer. I think it is rather boring. I use it for a nice, neutral, professional look. I love Stila's blendable texture and this is on par with Stila's quality. However, it just isn't a "wow" color for me. It is flattering but not attention getting, which is what I need sometimes. I am LLL, cool toned, dark brown eyed.
Great all over wash, base color. It is shimmery, medium pink. It looks dark but goes on sheer. I love this as a wash with black eyeliner. It makes my LLL, cool toned lids, brown eyes open up and sparkle. Love Stila's quality eyeshadows!
This looks like a very bright periwinkle blue in the pan. However, and I must admit thankfully, it goes on sheerer...much sheere. I like to wear this on my lids with a shimmmery nude. I can wear this shade to work because it is not the neon shade it appears. Very blendable, silky and great Stila qualitly. Just not a shade I am constantly reaching for.
This is more of a cherry/brown on my lips. Very nice for a professional look. I really love the texture of the balm. It feels light, mositurizing yet substantial and lasting. It feels great on. I also love the monodose packaging. I can stash them in my car, desk, purse, pocket, or drawer. I am now going to purchase more of these fantastic lip balms in other shades.
This is not really a unique shade (Pale pink/white with shimmer) but the scent and taste is heavenly!! I like the squeeze tube but every line of makeup has a gloss just like this. This is not sticky or heavy and I can even wear it alone without liner or l/s. It gives a nice shimmer to my fairly pigmented lips.
I have this in Petal. It is in a pot and I find it difficult to get the product out with my finger. My nails are a bit too long. The texture is spongey....kind of weird, I think. You have to apply this sparingly or else it will crease. It is good for a quick slick of tint to your eyelids. I find myself reaching for it on the weekends..running errands, etc. I prefer LM Eye Basics as an eyeshadow base.