While this brush cleanser does a great job at cleaning my brushes, I find the smell repulsive. I can't get over it! On the plus (or down) side this product lasts forever because it's concentrated. I put a little in another container and mix with water and that lasts a long time. It will take me forever to use it up. When I do I'll use the container for something else an NEVER repurchase this. Decent cleanser if you can handle that smell.
Misc Beauty Tools -Paula Dorf - Brush Out Brush Cleaner
Starla4807 4/5/2009 7:25:00 PM
My favorite brush cleaner (well... I've only used 3 but still). I use it in between cleanings because as the review below states, it doesn't replace a regular brush cleaning. Nice to have around though and handy in a pinch.
This is the best gel e/l I've ever used (which is not really saying much b/c I've only used 4 different brands lol). This is the only one I don't *have* to layer on to get it to show up the way I want it to. Lasting power is great, even on my oily lids. Also I can use 99% of the product before it dries out lol. Great buy and I'll continue to repurchase :)
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
Starla4807 4/5/2009 6:25:00 PM
I agree with the others, this is waaay better than UDPP. It's easier to blend shadows over it, it doesn't dry out my lids, the product doesn't get all messy and dry out before you can use it, and the packaging is better. With this one you can actually get down the bottom. Must have!
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
Starla4807 4/5/2009 6:18:00 PM
I would actually give this a 3.5.... It's a good gel e/l just not the best. It wears ok but I have to layer it to get it to show up as black. It's not like the BB gel liner, instead it's a little thinner but oddly it dries out faster. It doesn't dry out as fast as the Stila Smudge Pot though (those are ridiculous). I like the other Fluidlines better than Blacktrack. It's just not the best black.
Palettes -Yves Saint Laurent - Palette Horizon For The Eyes
Starla4807 4/5/2009 6:05:00 PM
This is the only YSL palette that I have that didn't shatter. That is really annoying! I got this one from ebay. The shades have already been described pretty good so I won't bore anyone with my descriptions. I will say though that the white shade is a really pretty highlighter! I think that's the only reason I really bought this but I like the whole palette. If they still have it on ebay you should try it!
Palettes -Yves Saint Laurent - Palette Signes D Orient
Starla4807 4/5/2009 5:55:00 PM
I just found this palette again. I used to use it all of the time, then the product inside shattered and I just set it aside. The colors are pretty but not really unique. At least not enough to justify the price. It's convenient though because you have the bronzer and highlighter and you can mix them together or use them separately. I had another YSL palette that broke up also so I won't be buying any more of their palettes that come packaged like this. I wish they would change that! It can't be just me.
This is a very pretty color! I think the other reviews descibe it best, it's a taupey color with silver shimmer in it. Very pretty and unique color. The lasting power is pretty good and I love that it has a brush applicator instead of a sponge. I like wear it over pink shades. Give it a try!
Wow I forgot I even had this gloss! It's a wine color with silver shimmer, sounds boring but it's very pretty. I wouldn't normally wear a shade like this but it's somewhat sheer and I line my llips with a lighter color. The lasting power is pretty good. Nice shade to try but next time I'll get a color I can wear every day.
It's been a year since I bought it and it's still like new (few scatches here and there). I use it to line and smudge e/s and gel e/l and it works great. The hairs haven't splayed or anything! Probably the best liner brush I've ever used.
I miss this eyeliner... I actually swapped it away (along w/ Sri Lanka) when I was new to MUA b/c liquid e/l was a whole new weird concept to me. Back then I was wearing *only* pencil liners (which I don't wear anymore). These eyeliners glided on smoothly and the staying power was normal. By the end of the day it would flake off a little if you didn't reapply it sometime during the day. I was very happy with the color payoff though. I wish they hadn't discontinued these! I wish I could buy them again :(
I miss this eyeliner... I actually swapped it away (along w/ Moon River) when I was new to MUA b/c liquid e/l was a whole new weird concept to me. Back then I was wearing *only* pencil liners (which I don't wear anymore). These eyeliners glided on smoothly and the staying power was normal. By the end of the day it would flake off a little if you didn't reapply it sometime during the day. I was very happy with the color payoff though. I wish they hadn't discontinued these! I wish I could buy them again :(
I got a sample of this stuff. It's average to me so I'm glad I didn't waste the $$ on it. Definitely doesn't compare to the Shu version imo. I had to use another cleanser to remove my makeup so there was no reason to use this....
I got a sample of this from Sephora also. It makes my face feel very soft and moisturized in the morning instead of oily. I don't like the scent but it goes away. The reason I took off one point is because while I used it a few times with no problem, I had a bad reaction the last time. As soon as I put it on my face it just started burning and turned red! I woke up the next day with these weird little painful bumps all over my face that wouldn't go away for a few days :( So I haven''t used it since as I'm scared of that happening again! Idk what could have caused that reaction. Pretty good night moisturizer if your skin can take it.
I like this bronzer. It glides on easily and blends well. I wear it on my forehead and cheeks to help my makeup look more natural. It doesn't break me out (thank goodness) or make me look greasy. Idk if I would repurchase, we'll see how long this one lasts. I might be trying the others too!