This is a wonderful, easy to use gel cheek stain. Buildable color allows you to work with it without messing up and go for a sheer or dramatic look. I have black hair and brown skin and this gifts me a fresh peachy look every time! I've tried Paula Dorf cheek creams and like theirs too, but I had a hard time getting an even tone when applying. I've also tried Tarte and though I love the Flushed color in that, it is very sticky and hard to work with. This is the easiest cheek stains to apply!
Though it costs $18 for this lipgloss, it is THE BOMB and I'm looking into getting more shades of it! No funky smell, no funky taste, feels great on and looks so awesome that I practically wear it every day and have been neglecting my otherwise fave lipgloss, Lorac lip polish. I have black hair and brown skin and this lipgloss is perfectly pouty and surprisingly needs no lipliner or anything underneath it to make it look good. It even leaves a shiny glossiness after the color have already gone. Definitely a must have 'HOLY GRAIL' lipgloss. GO get it!
I have brown skin and black hair and I have this concealer in Almond/Shell. It has awesome setting power and doesn't move around when you apply your foundation over it. Finally a concealer that really conceals! The only gripe I have about it is that it is sometimes difficult to get your exact match when you are doing it yourself. It takes more work than other concealers but i really do like it.
Crème -Chantecaille - Real Skin SPF30 (reformulated)
rae_rae 6/6/2003 7:00:00 PM
I am filipino with dark skin and black hair. I bought the Chantecaille Real Skin in Bronze and I really like how this foundation glides on and how it feels. It provides sheer to medium coverage and is not for skin that has major blemishes to hide. If you need more coverage for acne or dark scars use a concealer with it and it will look wonderful. The only thing is that I have combo skin and it seems to get shiny pretty quickly and a bit ashy as the day goes on. I think i need to purchase a setting loose powder and see how that works. It is also pretty expensive, but if my skin stays decent (no major blemishes but light scars that need evening) Its not an exact color match so I probably wont purchase this again. I do want to try vincent longo though, now that my skin is healthier and can take the sheer coverage.
I just started using this in conjunction with the Marine Cleanser and Toner and it works fine. Yes, it is a bit sticky but my sensitive combination skin loves it and I have experienced a re-balancing of my T-zone and dry cheeks using this product. I will continue to buy it, though it is expensive, because i use it sparingly.
Styling Products -Physique - Frizz Control Curl Cream
rae_rae 5/19/2003 7:46:00 PM
This product smells awesome and works wonders on my curly/wavy long dark hair. Scrunch in and defuse upside down and you will have zero frizz, nice shine and long lasting curl without the crunchy feel.
Eyeliner -Physicians Formula - Loose Kohl Eyeliner
rae_rae 5/19/2003 7:25:00 PM
I read about this product in Style Makeover magazine and had a horrible time getting my hands on it since it was sold out everywhere. I have only used it twice, and with practice it can only get better! I bought the bronze kohl and it is a deep brownish color that goes on very easy and smokey. It needs to be tapped off in the sink before using or you will get brown flakes all over your face. I've also been told to tap out some pigment on a piece of paper, roll the applicator tip in a drop of water and then pick up a bare minimum to cover the tip before using. This should prevent the flakes when applying. I still use a tissue under my eye to keep it neat. I'm thinking of trying the black kohl next but i went with the brown because I don't know if the black will make me look gothic. We'll see.
Eye Makeup Remover -Mary Kay - Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover
rae_rae 5/5/2003 7:24:00 PM
This is by far the best eye makeup remover I have tried. It removes everything very gently and doesn't burn my eyes. Very reasonable price. I will try the one by h2o next just to compare and then decide which is the top by far.
This is awesome stuff! Used with the special brush, you can fill in eyebrows, sparse eyelashes, create thin, sharp lines as eyeliner, etc. For anyone who loves to play up there eyes, this is a must have!
The colors are bold but goes on sheer and can be built up to a higher intensity. I like that it goes on smoothly and gradually so that no correction needs to be done because it is never applied all at once. Great stuff!
I love all of Lorac's Lip Polishes and own 4 colors. It goes on very smooth and glossy, not clumpy or sticky. It has high shine, a wonderful minty scent, and no yucky taste to it. The only problem is if the bottle is not stored upright, it will leak.
This masacara thickens and lengthens my short, straight, asian lashes. With an eyelash curler, this masacara works better than any other I have tried to define and emphasize my lashes. I now have the original and waterproof formula. Just make sure to discard after 3 months and get a new tube, as it does start to lose its umph by that time. *EDIT* The original is a way better formula than the waterproof. Stick to the original. The waterproof got returned. After a long and ardous search, I am now proclaiming this my HG mascara!
Very good full coverage for those with bad skin. I have heavily pigmented skin and went through a bout of adult acne. So when acne goes away, it leaves scars. This foundation covers everything! Very opaque, full coverage to mask over discoloration, acne, anything you want to hide and give you an even skin tone look. A very little goes a long way so use sparingly especially on parts of your face that don't need much coverage.
I have asian lashes- stick straight, points down, and there are 2 rows of them. This is the best eyelash curler I have ever tried. Definitely curls lashes and doesn't bend them. It takes some practice to get the right amount of curl but the best by far!