Fragrances -Stella McCartney - Stella- Eau de Parfum
misanders 12/23/2010 11:02:00 PM
I don't wear perfume everyday. My favorite smell is probably soap. But this perfume just worked for me. It was not strong. It was a light clean smell. I've purchased this twice.
Primer/ Corrector -Smashbox - Photo Finish Color Correcting in Smashing Color Blend
misanders 12/23/2010 10:38:00 PM
I don't know what it is with smashbox primers, but my face hates them. I tried using during the summer hoping to make my face matte, hide those pores, and keep my makeup on. It was useless. On application my makeup looked fine, but within a few hours my foundation was separating and I looked like an oil slick. Tried again in winter while my face was dry and I had the same results. Tried with powder instead of a liquid foundation and again oily with a splotchy base. Hate this. My foundations are much better without this. Would not buy again. So I tried this once again and it's finally working for me. I do not use a moisturizer under this. Just wash my face and let it dry and put this on. I can only use half a pump for my whole face. Wait a few minutes. Then with Estee Lauder Double Wear Light I use a dry sponge with downward stokes. This does not work on my Chanel foundation and it doesn't work with foundation brushes on my skin. But doing it this way is leaving me with a flawless face that I don't have to touch up or powder. Hope this helps someone that got stuck with this primer.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Expertwear Eye Shadow Quad in Mocha Motion
misanders 12/22/2010 1:15:00 PM
Like all maybelline eyeshadows, I have to wear a primer for the colors to really show on me. When I do these show up and stay all day. The problem I have is the colors are ugly. On me they just look dirty. I have brown eyes, with a light to med complexion. There are other quads that I like much better. Would not repurchase.
Received a sample of this from Sephora. I need a dot for each eye and it works great. Kept my drugstore eyeshadow on all day without creasing. I'm allergic to urban decay primer potion, but have had no side effects from this. I will be purchasing this.
I purchase this nail polish at Ulta. The color is a purple-silver with tiny pink glitter. I really like the color. This nail polish has lasted longer than any other. I'm 3 days in and still no chips, which is amazing for me. The only downside is that the glitter put in makes it look like orange peel instead of being smooth. Even with 2 topcoats you can feel the glitter. Because it has lasted I will probably buy another Barielle polish but without glitter.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Studio Tools Professional Nail Polish Remover
misanders 12/13/2010 7:54:00 PM
Bought this remover at Target and hate it. It does not take anything off. A waste of money.
Love this palette! All eyeshadows are amazing. Smooth and pigmented, they stay on for hours. The lip/cheek tint in red brown is perfect tapped on to lips. Tried looking for this color in a lipstick and still haven't found one as great as this. The only product that didn't work for me was the lipgloss, it's a little to brown for me.
Love the color, the shine, and how long it last. Only problem I have with this nail polish is the bottle. I'm 3/4 of the way into it and because of the shape of the polish it is really hard to get the last of it. Other than that, I do intend to buy this color again.
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear LIGHT Foundation SPF10
misanders 12/10/2010 6:55:00 PM
I am really happy with this foundation. I have redness on my chin and discolorations from the sun all over, and this covers very well. It blends easily and dries to a matte finish. I only use this when my skin is normal to oily. A few days in winter when my skin is dry I use another foundation because this will look cakey. Other foundations need powder or touch ups during the day, this does not. This stays on my face all day. Love it!
Mascara -Christian Dior - Diorshow Black Out Mascara
misanders 12/6/2010 7:31:00 PM
I bought the sample size of Diorshow at Sephora so I did not feel as bad about the price as others. I am really happy with this mascara. My eyelashes are dark, long and fluttery after I apply this. The sample size is perfect for me so I will continue to buy that size if they continue to sell it.
Moisturizers -Olay - Total Effects 7-in-1 Mature Skin Therapy
misanders 12/6/2010 7:07:00 PM
I have oily skin normally,but decided to try this in fall when my skin was more combo-normal. It worked great. Gave me a ton of moisture without breaking me out. My fine lines around my eyes were improved. I used both day and night and the bottle lasted about 6 weeks. For me there was only one negative- the smell. I don't understand why so many products use that sickly fruity smell. Gag!! It smells alot like the fragrance in the Olay Quench body lotion. Please Olay stop using that horrible scent.
Foundations -Chanel - Pro Lumiere Professional Finish Make-Up ] [DISCONTINUED]
misanders 11/28/2010 6:19:00 PM
I normally buy the Mat Lumiere, but the salesperson gave me the Pro Lumiere by mistake. I decided to try it since it is winter and my skin was dry. It works great. Gives me a little glow. I just powder lightly. The coverage depends on how much you use. I use less than one pump on my whole face and its perfect. I have redness and discolorations from the sun and that softens it without looking like a mask. Will continue to buy this for winter and the Mat Lumiere for summer.
I'm torn on this brush. I love that it packs on eyeshadow better than any brush I own, but it is so itchy that I hate to use it. I wouldn't buy again. I'm on the lookout for a brush that isn't so scratchy.
Lotions/ Creams -Kiss My Face - Olive & Aloe Moisturizer
misanders 11/27/2010 12:58:00 PM
Love this lotion. I find most lotions lay on the skin or feel sticky. This one sinks into the skin perfectly. I had been using this for a month when my 11 year old started rubbing my arm saying how soft my skin was. She asked how my skin was softer than hers. Yes, I will be buying this again.
Treatments (Eye) -Garnier - Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller
misanders 11/27/2010 12:50:00 PM
Pros- It feels good rolling on puffy eyes. Cons- Does not bring puffiness down Cannot be used under makeup Wouldn't buy again.