Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Volupte - Lingerie Pink
Hasmik19 9/20/2009 3:36:00 AM
YSL lipsticks are must-haves! The #7 Lingerie Pink is gorgeous! I LOVE the color. It's the perfect pink lipstick every lady should have in their purse. And when you take it out of your purse to apply it to your lips? You FEEL LIKE A PRINCESS.
Let me tell you something...THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS THAT I HAVE BOUGHT A DRUGSTORE MASCARA (after trying a friend's) AND BOUGHT IT AND will REPURCHASE! This is a phenomenal drugstore FIND! Please give it a try...previously I was using Estee Lauder Sumptuous (great one) but this is JUST AS GOOD. Forget Lancome, Dior, Mac...THIS MASCARA BEATS THEM ALL. I have had about 4 different make up artists (at Sephora and Nordstrom) ask ME today if I'm wearing FALSE LASHES!!...I have never been asked that when wearing a more expensive brand-name mascara that claims that. just WOW. Even some celebrity make up artists have mentioned in magazines they think this is an amazing drugstore find and a keeper. TRY IT. Just one tip: Use it for couple of days. I find that the first few days mascaras aren't that great but their "true" power comes out after several times of use. This is just my experience with all mascaras that I have owned.
Liquid -Christian Dior - Diorskin Nude Hydrating Makeup SPF 10 [DISCONTINUED]
Hasmik19 9/20/2009 3:16:00 AM
I love this foundation! Instead of using my MAC 187 , I think it applies better with fingers. It comes out VERY natural with great coverage and a radiant finish. IMPORTANT TIP: Use a moisturizer or a primer before applying and the foundation will blend super smooth! I have combo skin and it is very hydrating on my skin. (I also tried Make Up Forever HD foundation and that did NOT blend well on my skin!) I recommend this to girls who seek foundation that gives them a glow. Previously, I was hooked on Origins Stay Tuned foundation (amazing product and only $17.50!), but I decided to give this a try and I think i like this a little better because it has a better staying power and I do not use powder to set it so I need that. (but try Origins if you think this one is too pricey). Pros: lightweight, great coverage, blends really well, natural finish, afterglow, flawless finish Cons: pricey
I think I know why this product has a high rate of repurchasing-b/c you can always buy it as an eye makeup remover. As a cleanser, I was thrilled about this. First time using a cream cleanser, and remove it with a tissue saved me so much time! And truly my face didn't even need a moisturizer. BAD - the mineral oil as an ingredient scared me off. I researched and I don't read good things about it. - I don't think this deep cleanses either, I got more blackheads than I had before (previously i was using Neutrogena AHA/BHA cleanser which kept my face so clear, but it was also drying ) -In a way I think my skins not happy with it. It's not helping me to keep my face clear. I am not even blemish prone =( GOOD things: excellent makeup remover very gentle I stopped using moisturizer b/c it is not drying at all, and helps keep in moisturizer. Overall, I will repurchase this as an eye makeup remover. I really wish I had liked it as a facial cleanser, I will probably try Clarins cream cleanser and hope that it does what I need it to do
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil Free
Hasmik19 1/3/2009 2:41:00 PM
Okay, this TM gives excellent coverage..flawless. BUT, why is it so hard to blend??? Why does it feel sticky and not comfortable on my skin? Maybe b/c it's oil-free? I haven't tried the regular one. I have COMBO skin and use this just to add some glow and even skin tone, but this definitely doesn't go on smoothly. I put moisturizer underneath (isn't THIS suppose to be a moisturizer??)) and then I looked so shiny but it went away after I set it with powder (I had to). LM sells excellent products but this oil-free one is worse than my superlight foundation, which goes on much smoother and blends so easily and is so much lighter. This is a lot like Aveda's TM b/c that also was a little hard to blend in =(. I've never had that problem with any other TMs. I am a TM junkie...have tried sooo many and I have to say: ONLY GOOD THING: Amazing flawless coverage for a TM Everything else: Not worth the money. If it was cheaper, definitely. I will try Shiseido next.
Bronzers -Physicians Formula - Pearls of Perfection Multi-Colored Bronzer
Hasmik19 12/25/2008 9:48:00 PM
Who wouldn't love this?!! I got this in light bronzer, and it gives me such a nice glow. The peach colored pearls mix so well with the bronzed look I absolutely love this. On top, I put a pink blush (as read in a magazine) and I look fab! I love this product.
Mascara -Estee Lauder - MagnaScopic Maximum Volume Mascara
Hasmik19 12/25/2008 3:32:00 AM
I am SO surprised at the bad reviews. This is one of the BEST i have tried. I have tried soooo many mascaras (I can't even count the brands) and this is one of the best to give dark, defined lashes with good amount of volume. The small samples might disappoint people (I'm not sure but I've tried the samples too and they're not as good as the whole big tube) but the original one in full size gives absolutely amazing lashes. Estee Lauder mascaras are one of the best!
I am very satisfied with this product. Have been using this for months (it lasts sooo long) and it definitely keeps my face blemish free. I do not have acne-prone skin, but get random zits on my forehead and ever since I started using this, they don't appear. However, I wouldn't say my pores are refined or my blackheads are gone, it works just like any other cleanser. No magic. lol. Also i use it daily and dont' think it's harsh for my face at all. I don't like Neutrogena, but I gotta say I like AHA/BHA cleanser and the toner. I have slight redness around my nose, so now i am in search for a cleanser that calms skin.
This toner is great. It is pretty strong (contains alcohol) so sometimes it is drying, but of course I apply moisturizer after. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this toner. I wouldn't say it refined my pores or made my blackheads disappear, but I definitely think it got rid of excess make up and left my skin clean. Maybe I'll try a different product, but wouldn't mind buying this again. does it's job as a toner, not necessary a pore refiner.
This product is a vasodilator and it certainly does its job! When I apply this, it does tingle but it's nice and not bad at all. My lips get full and soft and I've been using this for a while and LOVE IT. I introduced it to my housemate and she's on her second one already! If you apply this regularly night and morning, you WILL GET FULLER LIPS. I highly recommend it. I'm so happy sephora sent me a sample..ever since I've been hooked. Try it as a sample first, and you'll be amazed at the results and will order a full size. :) Check it out at ebay, its cheaper too.
Foundations -Origins - Stay Tuned Balancing Face Makeup
Hasmik19 12/17/2008 6:29:00 PM
I've used so many different foundations (estee lauder, lancome, etc) and this is by far the BEST foundation out there. When I got a sample of this and used it, I got so many compliments on my skin. It blends so nicely, it is so soft and light and it evens out my skin tone perfectly. This is my second year using this and I usually don't buy something again unless I LOVE it (b/c I like to try new things and find something better). The fact that I will repurchase this for years to come says a lot. TRY IT you will LOVE IT. My friends who have tried mine went to Origins and got their own.
Lotions/ Creams -Origins - A Perfect World body cream
Hasmik19 12/17/2008 6:22:00 PM
This stuff is AMAZING. I got this for free can you believe it? They had some kind of promotion so when I got my moisturizer, they said I could choose anything I want. How awesome is that? ! -I do not regret choosing this b/c this is THE BEST moisturizer out there. My body is softer than a pillow. I let my housemate use it and she fell in love with it. I get so many compliments on the softness of my skin. - When used on a damp skin, this absorbs super quick and keeps the skin moisturized for days. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS. When it finishes, I am going to buy it. It is pricey, but beats any moisturizer I have ever used!
Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Pure Shine Sheer Lipstick SPF 15
Hasmik19 12/15/2008 9:11:00 PM
Wow, I just got this in pink Diamond #11 and I'm amazed at the quality, packaging , color, shine, moisturizing effects. This is the BEST lipstick I have ever tried. It goes on smoothly, has the perfect touch of shine and sparkle and finally, after years of searching for a pink that gives me baby pink color lips..I FOUND IT! Most pinks are too sheer and don't really give color..this is a keeper! BUY IT you won't regret it. The packaging is absolutely gorgeous.
Tinted Moisturizer -Aveda - Aveda Inner-Light Mineral Tinted Moisture SPF15
Hasmik19 8/30/2008 12:33:00 AM
This is actually a pretty good TM. The only problem I have with this is that the color does not match me very well...I think it's too pale for my warm toned skin, but since I was whiter in spring I am still using this. Overall, makes me look pale which I don't like, but the quality is great and I like the dewy finish. However, I will not repurchase due to their limited choices of color. They need one for medium tones (sweet pea is too yellow). EDIT: I don't really like it. Too sticky...must be because it's organic (which is a good thing, but I don't like the texture). I've stopped using it. Gives a glow but I don't enjoy blending it in, it's like a whole lot of effort to blend since it's sticky. Still, could work great for some, worth the try.
I absolutely love this foundation! It's soft, light and provides me with the perfect coverage with a dewy finish. After using Estee Lauder for two years (and it was starting to look cakey and flaky for some reason) I tried this, and fell in love! I ALWAYS get compliments on my skin when I wear this, because you can't even tell i'm wearing it. IT"S THE PERFECT FOUNDATION. All my friends who have tried it, have shown interest in buying it. The price is awesome too. Definitely will repurchase.