I too was suckered by the Kate Moss ads and the odd concept of a comb wand. This mascara doesn't do anything it claims (doesnt dramatically lengthen nor volumise), but its a decent everyday mascara when the clumps are removed with a mascara wand straight after application. I have only used the waterproof version of this product and it really does not budge. Its very cheap at my local chemist so I'll keep buying it for everyday use (as mascaras only have a shelf life of 3 months, it gets pretty expensive) and stick with L'oreal Lash Architech for bigger occasions.
I have the grapefruit lip balm in the pot. I absolutely hate pot balm because it never fails to get grubby not to mention that the balm gets caught under your nails. Also, the pot is glass which is pretty unsafe to carry around in your bag. Aside from this, the fragrance is very nice but the moisturising/healing effect the producers claim isn't there. Its like vasaline with the grapefruit essence in it. Blistex does a better job at a cheaper price.
I quite like this primer, it realistically only creates a smoother base for my foundation and I didn't find that it reduced the size of my pores or mattify my skin throughout the day. However, its quite hydrating and I am yet to see any flakies appear whilst using this product. The pump bottle/packaging is great but it is basically exactly the same as the ModelCo primer but more expensive.
Blush -L'Oreal - Blush Delice in Raspberry Sorbet ] [DISCONTINUED]
Dong 4/19/2005 10:58:00 AM
This a great blush for that shimmery flushed look, expecially for PPP skin. The smell is subtle and the colour is quite good, lacks some pigmentation compared to Nars, Stila & MAC blushes but at the price, one can't expect too much. One recommendation when using this cute blush is not to use the brush provided its streaky and coarse.
After reading the reviews on MUA, I ran out to my local department store to buy this brush. I am totally in love with this brush, I doubled up within a week. Incredibly soft, compact and def. value for $. Having used more expensive lip brushes, I must say that they are up there. Keep one for home, office and the bag!
This is a good everyday, basic black eyeliner. It has great pigmentation but doesn't go on as smoothly as the MAC kohls and can smudge a bit without a decent eye primer.
I use this sparingly simply because it was a limited edition. This is the best all around shade of gloss, a neutral beige pink for my warm PPP skin. I am still looking around ebay for this gloss. This is my HG gloss.
This is a great highlighting shimmer in a gold/champagne colour. It does however have a tendency to wear off a bit and I did need to apply a couple of layers for it to show on my PPP skin. Would not purchase it again simply because I decided I dont like having that extra shimmer over already shimmery Stila eyeshadows.
This is as many posts have said a great shade for the smoky eyes look. However by the mid-end of the night, it started creasing up even with a decent primer. However its stil the best shade for my warm PPP skin and the pigmentation is gorgeous. Will use it until I find the exact shade that doesnt crease.
I got this at an amazing price on ebay because of all the raves on MUA. Thank God that I did! Its my absolute HG of all brushes! Gives an airbrushed look and I dont use as much foundation as I used to when I applied wih my fingers.
Fragrances -Kiehls - Alcohol free fragrance Spray-Grapefruit
Dong 3/30/2005 11:13:00 PM
This is a great light day-time fragrance. It actually does smell like grapefruit, which I love. As the previous post stated, the scent disappears much quicker than other fragrances but it is fresh and never overpowering no matter how much you spray. The fact that its alcohol free makes it less irritating on the skin, which is important for sensitives like myself. It only loses a lippie because I have to frequently respray, everything else about this fragrance is fab!
Cleansers -Olay - Daily Facials Express - All Skin Types
Dong 3/30/2005 1:39:00 AM
Great product for just wiping off the makeup (including the ever resistant waterproof eye make up) after a long day. Its not the best make up remover out there but it is the best wipes on the market for my face. I broke out with the Neutrogena, Ponds and Dove wipes because it was too drying afterwards.
Concealers -Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Eclat No 2
Dong 3/30/2005 1:34:00 AM
I like this highlighter, its a great tool to use for covering the dark circles and minor blemishes. Its a magic formula that doesnt cake or crease over time and when blended properly, gives natural results. This shade is perfect for people with yellow undertones. As many have emphasised, it is not meant to be used as a concealer, also just clean the brush every so often under a tap of warm water, the water will not seep into the tube. The only reason it missed out on the full 5/5 lippies is because of the price and the amount you get for that price.
Treatments -Frederic Fekkai - Protein Rx Reparative Spray
Dong 3/24/2005 7:00:00 AM
This product has restored my dry, over blowdried/straightened hair. I used this rigourously for over a week and the difference was evident especially when I tried to style it. I have fine, flyaway hair that it naturally wavy, it was much easier to straighten and it stayed like that for much longer throughout the day.
A peculiar colour, does not show without more than 3 or 4 coats but its fun to use. I do use a clear gloss on top to heighten the effect of it though.