This is a great color, but I think it's just too shimmery for me. It also looks a little off on me, but I'm tanner right now and it might work better in the winter. It's alright, but I think I might have actually been applying it too lightly since I read about how pigmented it was. I'll try it again with a heavier application soon :) EDIT: This is the perfect flush for me now that I've scraped off the top layer and found the true pigmentation! I lightly dab with a skunk brush and brush it on and it gives me that pink flush that everyone talks about. Tan or pale, this is perfect for me! I love pairing this with bronzer for that sunkissed look too :)
I really love the texture of this product, but don't reach for it often because of the color. It's a little too frosty and dark for an everyday color, but I do like using it in my crease when I want something coppery or on my lids when I'm doing a smokey eye. It's nice, but not an essential for me even though I'd still rebuy. It works well over Indianwood paintpot though :)
Before I bought this I didn't see what the hype was about, but it truly is a versatile color. I use it as a highlighter when I want to look glowy, or on my browbone and sometimes as a light wash on my lids when I just want something to brighten my eyes. I thought it would be too white, but after it's blended out it's a perfect pink/gold shimmer that's subtle. I really like this :)
This is my HG blush! I have medium toned Asian skin with strong yellow undertones (I've never been matched with their foundations but I think I'm around NC35). This looks good on me when I'm tanner (in the summer) or in the winter. It gives me the perfect flush and I've gotten compliments on how glowy I've looked when this is the only thing I have on besides powder. I wear this almost everyday in the summer or whenever I want to look fresh in the winter :) and this lasts forever on my super oily skin. After eight hours, it looks like I've just applied it and it hasn't broken me out. I apply it with a skunk brush and I've had it for almost a year and barely made a dent in it :) I love this
I would have never paid for these but I got three of them from Sephora for my birthday and I actually really really like them. The light pink just gives my lips a really pretty glow. The Rosy glow color is a perfect MLBB color for me and it brightens them up. The third shade (Bronzed Beauty?) is my favorite one out of the three and is the perfect red lipgloss. It makes me look really fresh and awake. I really like the smell of these too and they're not sticky at all. The only reason I took off a lippie is they don't last for too long, about half an hour. If I ever use these up, I will definitely buy again!
Mascara -Cover Girl - Exact Eyelights Eye-Brightening Mascara - Black Pearl
SteffStarrr 4/21/2009 6:00:00 PM
I've never tried the original Lash Exact, but I really like this mascara! It doesn't really brighten my eyes, but I can see a subtle sparkle when the light hits my eyes. I have the waterproof version so it holds a curl really well. It never clumps my lashes, and gives them perfect volume, length, and definition. They've actually made my Asian lashes look fake with just one or two coats. This is my favorite mascara after Maybelline Define-a-Lash!
Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Blast Luxe Black Cabernet
SteffStarrr 4/21/2009 5:58:00 PM
I actually really like the mascara. The original Lash Blast was pretty good but I like this one better. It's washable, yet it still (kind of) holds a curl. The color is really unique and brings out my brown eyes. I have black lashes, but I can actually see the reddish color really well when I put it on. It also still keeps my lashes soft and not crunchy. I don't use this everyday, but I use it on the days where I want to look simple with a twist. :)
I really like the brush on this formula, but the formula did not do a lot for my lashes. I have sparse lashes that stick out in different directions and this mascara didn't really help that. It also made them look spiky but not defined. It's okay, but I wouldn't buy it at retail. (I got it in a GWP)
Blush -Clinique - Blushing Blush Powder Blush - Smoldering Plum
SteffStarrr 4/21/2009 5:49:00 PM
I got this in a GWP a few years ago. It was my first blush and it is still one of my favorite blushes. It's a smaller size that the full, but it gives my skin such a pretty flush with a little bit of shimmer. I love this blush, but use a light hand if you have light-medium skin tones. It has great lasting power too :)
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Continuous Control Acne Cleaner
SteffStarrr 4/21/2009 5:44:00 PM
This broke me out so horribly, and the benzoyl peroxide made all my scars so dark. I felt embarrassed over my skin, but I thought it was working because it felt so nice. I didn't like this at all and it took so long to get it back to looking good again.
This works better than my Burts Bees! I have very very dry, always chapped lips, and I've been using this for the past couple weeks and my lips have not been flaky or chapped AT ALL. This is definitely an HG product!
This is an okay mask. I bought it because my skin was doing really bad at the time and it was on sale. I like how it heats up, but I don't see huge results from using this. My skin definitely feels softer and looks more radiant, but I like the results of an aspirin mask better.
Lip Gloss -Bath and Body Works - Liplicious Watermelon Sorbet
SteffStarrr 4/21/2009 5:33:00 PM
This is an okay lipgloss. I really like the color and the smell, but it does get a little overpowering after while. It's also really sticky to me. I used to really love this, but now I have lipglosses I like better.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Coconut Lime Verbena Body Splash
SteffStarrr 4/21/2009 5:31:00 PM
This is a nice scent, but I'm not in love with it. It smells a little too sour for my taste, but in the summer it's really nice to wear :) I like the smell of the lotion better.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Sensual Amber Body Splash
SteffStarrr 4/21/2009 5:29:00 PM
Even the body splash is a little too heavy to wear for day unless I use it very lightly, but I LOVE this scent and so does my boyfriend! Everytime I wear it he can never stay away. It's a very musky and woody scent, but it's the type of scent I like. It also has a very good staying power :)