I have been using this plumping lipstick in the shade, Twig for years. It has the best staying power with moisture too- whaaa? And it actually plumps my lips just enough and there's no weird tingling sensation. Also it doesn't wander off into the corners of my mouth like some glosses do (recent development-yay-that's sarcasm). The shade called Twig is the most natural for my pale skin. It usually runs about 8 bucks, but I always get it on 2 for one sale and stock up.
Foundations -Philosophy - the supernatural airbrush canvas
Bobbie5772 6/13/2008 9:28:00 PM
I have been using this powder foundation in the shade called Natural. I am on my 2nd jar and it seems to be the best for me. I have really oily, pale skin with a lot of redness. Nice, huh? It covers really well-especially if you apply with a foundation brush. I use the Bare Minerals brush as it's stiff and moves the powder around best I use Bare Mineral's face primer under it, (which is excellent btw for $21). The shades are okay and use-able. If only Benefit Get Even in 01 and this stuff could get together. I intend to try this stuff in the 2nd lightest shade called Sand next for summer.
I have been using Benefit's Get Even blot powder for years. I have very oily combination skin with alot of redness. The 01 shade is yellow enough to help that and it gives extremely good coverage for a powder. I love this stuff, but it tends to look cakey and thick towards the end of the day despite using blot papers. I'm off to try Philosophy's The Supernatural powder foundation this weekend based on the reviews here.
I have extremely oily skin. Now that I'm 42 yrs old, it is also combination too- I bought this yesterday in Mont Blanc, which is the lightest shade. Seems a little dark for me. My husband says it looks more natural and less ghostlike than the Benefit Get Even in 01 that I've used for years. Lately I thought it looked a little maskey so I decided to try NARS. I think I love it. Love the packaging- maybe next time my compact goes flying, this one won't bust into smitherenes. UPDATE: For the 1st time in years, my face has broken out all over! This is the only thing I've changed, so it's going back to the store. I think I may try Philosophy next.
I have sensitive eyes and this product works great- smooths fine lines, seriously depuffs and does it fast! I have used this for about 3 years now and I love it.
Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - Kenra Moisturizing Shampoo
Bobbie5772 9/20/2007 7:22:00 PM
I recently started coloring my hair- at home. Well, my fine hair doesn't like drugstore hair color at all. Long story short, I ended up going to a salon and now I let them color it. The problem with at home color or salon color is that the color fades within a week (I wash daily or oily!). No good. I am not paying salon prices for this- but what about the gray hairs? So I whined to one of colorists until she suggested Kenra shampoo and conditioner. I tried the Color Maintenance formula, but my hair is too dry and brittle from my home color job. I whined more and she suggested Kenra in the Moisturizing formula. I've been using this shampoo and conditioner for 2 months and no fading! Plus I get compliments on how shiny and healthy my hair looks! Believe it. Plus it only costs $10-12 per bottle, which is cheap for salon products here in the Charlotte area. UPDATE: This stuff started making my head itch like crazy. Whether I use just the moisturizing shampoo or just the moisturizing conditioner- my head itches ALOT. I've never had any scalp problems before and this only happens when I use Kenra. That's a shame because I really like how this stuff makes my damaged and color treated hair feel. I have started using Redken and the itch is gone.
I bought Shiseido's The Makeup Dual Balancing Foundation SPF 17 in the lightest shade. I am very pale with very oily skin. I heard a stranger make a remark recently about "over 40" women who wear powder foundation and how wrong that is- oops- that's me! Anyway, it was my 42nd bday and I thought I'd try something new. Based on the reviews here I tried it. Looks great, natural with good coverage and it matches my paper white skintone. I have to use powder though, so I may just use Shiseido powdery foundation by itself. If I weren't sooo oily, this would be perfect.
Powder -Shiseido - The Makeup Powdery Foundation SPF 15
Bobbie5772 9/20/2007 7:07:00 PM
I've been using this powdery foundation for about a week now. I think it has replaced my HG powder foundation- Benefit Get Even blot powder. This new powder is good for oily skin like mine, but doesn't look thick or powdery on me like Benefit's Get Even. I wear the lightest shade in both and have a hard time finding shades in any face makeup that are light enough. This Shiseido really does it for me. UPDATE: Wow, this stuff doesn't last very long compared to others I've used. Also it has a pink undertone which I do not like. I have reddish skin and the yellow tones of Benefit's Get Even take care of that, but it's too thick at the end of the day (even with blotting). I guess it's back to the drawing board.
Gel-X Lipsticks Enhanced With Lip Plumping Moisturizers - in Kiss- I love this! The Sephora description of this product does not lie. Kiss is a nice rose brown shade- great for my super pale skin and dark hair. It's not too dark-great for day or night. Feels like lip balm-the good kind. Not terribly long lasting, but okay. It looks moist but "enhanced natural". Love it.
I just bought Stila's High Shine Lip Color in Elektra. This is the best lip anything I have ever used. It feels great on, makes my 40 year old lips look smooth and young, and it has just the right amount of color as it is so sheer. I mean really sheer. Glad I bought the shade I thought would be too dark on me! I am a lipstick wearer, but lately my usual stuff makes my lips look old-yuk! I needed something thin and smooth that might last longer than 30 seconds. This is it!