Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Sin
Foamy 3/13/2009 8:39:00 PM
I was very excited to try this product but was utterly disappointed. I thought the original Urban Decay primer was pretty good (not great, but good) but this one doesn't even compare. Like the previous reviewer mentioned, this primer doesn't prevent creasing. I ended up returning it after several uses. IMO, the paint pot from MAC works a lot better...
Lip Treatments -Fusion Beauty - LipFusion Lip Plumping Gloss
Foamy 3/18/2008 3:28:00 AM
I would give this product a 3.5 if I could, but since the rating scale doesn't allow 1/2 increments, I'll give it a 4. I like this product because it moisturizes and plumps your lips without making your lips burn, or making you look like you just ate a bunch of chili peppers. Some people may like the pink/redness effects but I definitely don't, especially since I like to get a little bit of plumping going on right above my lips (to try to enhance my lips even more). This product lets me do that without looking like a fool. One thing to note though - it definitely doesn't last as long as it claims to, ("Results can last for up to 48 hours" -- yea, maybe if you put it on and don't eat, kiss, or go out of your house! I know it says "up to," but even if I were to try hard not to touch anything with my lips, I don't know how results can even last longer than 5 hours). Overall, I like the product because it works without burning... now only if it was cheaper!
Lotions/ Creams -Aveeno - Intense Relief Hand Cream
Foamy 2/1/2008 11:59:00 PM
i absolutely LOVE this product! it's not for the people who actually want the thick, heavy feeling of cream on their hands (which some people do). i personally don't like that feeling but i do need more moisture on my hands than just a regular lotion. my skin drinks this up. at first, i thought.. hey, i'll just use the regular aveeno lotion and save money, (in all honestlly -- they're not too different) but i do prefer the hand cream now because it feels more silky. packaging is a little bulky if you want to carry it around (and if you don't carry a huge purse), but that not that big of a deal. definitely recommend.
This is by far THE BEST eyeliner ever! I've tried MAC's Fluidline and Stila's Smudge Pot, and they all travel down your lower eyelid to make you look like a raccoon by the end of the day. But the Bobbi Brown liner... stays on! If anything, only a tiny bit comes off but it's definitely not enough to make you look like a raccoon. I'll probably repurchase this liner as long as it doesn't get discontinued. Love it, love it, love it!
Tinted Moisturizer -Perricone - Active Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
Foamy 8/3/2007 8:21:00 AM
Wow, such different reviews on this product! Well, for me... I've been using this tinted moisturizer for about a year or so now, and I love it. It is the only tinted moisturizer (in my opinion) that has enough coverage AND it's filled with DMAE, Vitamin-C, and other goodies. I do recommend using samples of this product (or any product) before purchasing. I've used several samples before investing in the actual size. Now, I think it is worth the price. I just wish it came in a higher SPF.
I bought this product because I was told (by the Sephora associate) that this liner doesn't smudge. Boy was she wrong! Even though it doesn't smudge with touch immediately after application (after it dries, that is). Wait a few hours and you might see black smudges on your lower lid... kinda like a black eye (aka the raccoon look). I don't know if my eyes secrete more oils than other people, causing the liner to smudge more, but this product definitely travelled to my lower lid and it was not pretty. I think I'm going to return this product and try the Bobbi Brown gel liner like the reviewer below. =P
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eyeliner Gel Graphic Brown [DISCONTINUED]
Foamy 6/24/2007 8:28:00 AM
I love this eyeliner but I actually use it as a creme shadow since you can do whatever you want with makeup. Not only does it stay on well, the metallic bits look wonderful when smudged in a thin layer under a little bit of shadow. Just make sure you blend it into your skin evenly before it dries! This is by far my favorite product in my makekup box. =)
First off, for people with small to medium-sized pores, there is no such thing as permanently minimizing pores (a sad truth I learned last year from my dermatologist --the one that wasn't trying to rip me off by offering lasers). However, you can temporarlily keep them smaller (or keep them from getting bigger) by keeping your pores clean. This product helps me do just that. It gets more makeup/dirt off my skin even after my nightly double-washes. Tingles a bit, but I love it.
Treatments -Alpha Hydrox - AHA Souffle 12 percent Glycolic AHA
Foamy 6/24/2007 8:14:00 AM
This is a wonderful product. It may be a little harsh in the beginning for some people (like me), but I feel like it has definitely improved my skin. I don't use it every day... I switch it off with my other nightly product. The only thing is the packaging. I hate products where you have to dip your fingers into it.
Skincare - Face -Caudalie - Contour Cream Eyes and Lips
Foamy 6/24/2007 8:07:00 AM
This didn't do anything for my skin and it was a big waste of money. I'd probably see more results with Vaseline. =\
Skincare - Face -Kinerase - Kinerase C6 Peptide Intensive Treatment
Foamy 6/24/2007 7:58:00 AM
I am a little on the fence about this product. Knowing the ingredients make me feel like it's a wonderful product. However, I have not seen any visual improvements on my skin. I don't have many skin problems as is (and maybe that's why it didn't do much), but I was still looking for some type of improvement as far as skin texture, tone, etc. goes. I haven't noticed a thing. The only thing I can say is that it might've helped prevent more skin damage, along with my sunblock -- but that's about it. I may repurchase for preventative care but definitely not to help fix anything.
gave me a rash! =*(
Very gentle cleanser. I agree that it doens't feel like you're getting all the grit off, but this is the way to go if you do a double-wash before bed and a single wash in the morning (when you're skin is still clean). You're not stripping your skin of the natural oils. I suggest if your skin is a bit more on the oily side, use a stronger cleanser.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium
Foamy 9/12/2006 2:51:00 PM
Best coverage out of all the mineral powders I've tried. I didn't buy it but used it several times @ the counters. The only reason why I haven't purchased it is because talc is listed as one of the main ingredients, and I'm still researching the effects of talc for your health. (There's conflicting studies/opinions out right now, so I want to do a little more research before I purchase it for myself.) Anyway, as far as coverage goes, this is THE BEST powder I've ever tried. I've gotten compliments on it from my best friend (and she sees me quite often), so it does give you a visual difference. If talc wasn't in there, this powder would be a 5+. =)
I first bought this product because of the whole mineral craze that's going on. Let me start.. The only good thing I found about Bare Escentuals is that it is what it is - minerals, good-for-you makeup. However, for me, I didn't think the coverage was very smooth compared to other powders out there. I also couldn't find a color that matched perfectly, so if I were to purchase this again, I'd only buy the mineral veil to wear under my next powder.