A lot of people giving negative reviews did not use these properly in my opinion. First of all, wait several hours before doing any chores/dishes/showers! This IS nail polish, it HAS to set on your nails, it isn't magically perfect within an hour, seriously, wtf now! Haha I love them. I put them on and do not put my hands in water for at least 3-4 hours and also I put a top coat on and they last a few weeks, perfect! Worth the money. Easy to apply once you get the hang of it!
I got this as a deluxe sample and as soon as I put it on my lips... WOW. Seriously I never thought a lipstick could suit me so well! On my lips it looks like an orange based red... A very soft red, no pink in it at all. Maybe since my skin is more yellow toned, it pulled more warm, but either way, amazing! It is matte and shine free. It has not bled and nor has it settled into my lip lines. Amazing formula, Burberrys make up is amazing!
So far... So good! Gives an amazing glow to my skin before using my Burberry foundation, although it can be used on it's own as well I would say! It isn't sticky or weird feeling once on the skin, and applies very easily with fingers. It has a slight shimmer in it but doesn't make you look greasy or a negative shiny once applied. I think it would be good for all skin types! Although mine is normal, and combination in the summer.
Great foundation! But a bit about my skin... I have normal skin which is sometimes combination in the summer. I have no spots/zits on my face, only get a couple at that certain time of the month! This foundation is fantastic! It goes on so evenly and makes my skin look perfect. I would say it is medium coverage. I use the Burberry primer first, then this, then the Burberry setting powder on top and it looks flawless. I use shade 201 which is the lightest yellow-toned shade and it's perfect for my pale olive skin. Definitely try it out! I think those with oily skin would love this as well as it gives a slight matte effect.
I am on my second bottle of this.. I just love it!!! I stopped using it for a few months while I used another product that I thought was good.. And let me just say that I went back to it and realized it is much better, and that when applied to damp hair, and blowdried with a round brush... Hair looks amazing and much healthier than when straightened! I think that this product is better for blowdrying than straightening, as I got much better results. The smell is strong at first but goes down and you don't realize it throughout the day. Oh, also, my hair is VERY fine and I have barely any of it.. And it is about 4 inches past my shoulders.. And I use about a dime-quarter size amount. It feels like way too much when I put it in, since my hair is so thin/fine, but my hair is not weighed down or greasy looking at all!! Just looks perfect!
So far, I really like the shampoo and conditioner pair together! Really does hydrate my hair and smells nice! I love how the conditioner is very thick and hydrating, not too heavy to make my hair greasy though. Also, my hair does not feel weighed down, even though it is very fine, it just moisturizes and makes my hair very easy to work with, and very soft
So far, I really like the shampoo and conditioner pair together! Really does hydrate my hair and smells nice! I love the rich lather of the shampoo and the fact that my hair feels moisturized even after using only shampoo. Also, my hair does not feel weighed down, even though it is very fine, it just moisturizes and makes my hair very easy to work with, and very soft!
Seriously, WOW, I love this! It is the ONLY leave in product I have found so far that keeps my flyaways and frizzies down the best!! And my hair gets so shiny and is SO soft. I use two pumps in damp hair, then I blowdry and sometimes straighten after. The finished result is so beautiful, I love this product! Also, my hair is very fine and quite damaged, this doesn't weigh my hair down!
Mascara -Bobbi Brown - Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara
sabrunka 10/7/2011 1:43:00 PM
Omg, words cannot describe!! I have tried every mascara, you name it, and this is by far the best. So many mascaras flake during the day and end up on my cheeks, but this one did NOT budge. Also, it defines my lashes really well, and does lengthen as well!! There is also some added volume which can be built up with more coats. Also, the price is decent considering the prices of other high end mascaras. Definitely try it, I'm really glad I found this one!
Excellent foundation! Really blends into my skin well, and isn't cakey at all! Also gives me a nice healthy glow, and the coverage is about medium-heavy, depending how you apply it. I use the Clair colour and my skin is about NC20? Or maybe NW, either way I have more yellow tones in my skin and I'm in the MAC 20 colour range. I would suggest using a brush to apply this foundation, as it goes on better. EDIT: So I've been using this foundation a few months now and... I don't really like it anymore! It seems to come off my face very easily, and go on patchy. Also I have been getting horrible clogging on my chin from the foundation! Time to find a new one :(
So to start, I didn't give a 5 because a 5 to me is salon hair colour. Anyways, not sure where all the bad reviews came from, since most are YOUR fault, not the products!! People, you have to learn that you can't lighten your hair with regular box colour, you have to use bleach/lightener... So if you have brown hair and tried so get ash blonde, NOTHING will happen. On to the proper review.. My hair was already dyed a dark brown and my lighter brown roots started growing in. I wanted to touch up my hair and darken it a bit more, so I got the dark brown-black shade. Colour turned out perfect, even and looks very rich. The product itself was very easy to apply and the smell wasn't too over powering. I liked everything about it and I would purchase again. Oh also, my hair is very fine and wavy, didn't have any hair fall-out problems...
Powder -Giorgio Armani - Lasting Silk UV Compact Foundation
sabrunka 5/22/2011 5:22:00 AM
This is the best powder I have ever tried. Looks natural, goes on smooth, and doesn't feel cakey, but covers really well!! I use this on my lazy days or days off because I apply it so quickly with the sponge. The only downside, which isn't a downside for me (since I found a perfect colour match), is that the colour range is horrible!! I wear the 'lightest' shade which is 3.5 I think? But 4 was this light light yellow, lighter than the one I have.. It's strange, you have about 4 yellow pale shades, 1 pinky yellow shade, and a tan one... Not much variety!
Mascara -Giorgio Armani - Eyes to Kill - Excess Mascara
sabrunka 5/22/2011 5:17:00 AM
Gorgeous packaging, amazing volume/definition/length/curl, great black mascara. Everything about this mascara is amazing, I will definitely purchase again. It goes on nicely and doesn't flake and is just AMAZING, and I compared it to Dior, YSL, Lancome, ect. I could say this is the best I've tried. How I apply is just apply to each eye, then I go over them again when the mascara is semi dry, so it gives the ultimate volume effect. Go out and buy this!! It is great, just takes a bit of practice to get it perfect!
Styling Products -Kerastase - Lumiere Nutri-Sculpt
sabrunka 5/12/2011 8:18:00 AM
Hmmm I find that the negative reviews here are from people who don't know how to use this... Read the instructions! Rub for a bit between your hands until it slides, you WILL feel it when it starts to transform!!! Then just smooth into your hair and it helps give a nice shine and a healthy glow to the hair! The only downside is that it doesn't keep my fly-aways/frizzies down as much as I would have liked... The ones on the top of my head still stick straight up! But I do like how it makes my hair look and feel, so I probably will re-purchase!
My hair is so damaged and chemically treated that I have difficulty finding products that really help my hair, especially for when I use blow driers and straighteners! This product is GREAT! It smells sort of like celery? Haha but it works well and really softens my hair and it looks healthier! I would only use it about 1-2 times a week and in between use another heat protectant! I use about a hazelnut size amount for my just below the shoulder length hair, and I put it in towel dried hair, then blow dry, then straighten!