Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
Lauriekh 4/9/2004 2:05:00 PM
I love my brush like the other MUAers. It is very precise in its coverage. The quality is very high, so I don't think I'll have to purchase another one any time soon. This is highly recommended.
Palettes -Bare Escentuals - The Candlelight Essentials Face Kit
Lauriekh 4/9/2004 2:02:00 PM
The Candlelight Face Kit does exactly what it claims to do. The shades create a soft, glowing effect that is very easy to wear. The Yumi lipstick included is a very pretty shade that complements the eyeshadows very nicely. The Butterfly shade of eye shadow that is included is a great neutral color that can be used easily every day. I don't wear eye liner so I have not used that, but it is in powder form like the eye shadows.
Pure is a HG shade for me. I use this as a highlighter and prefer it to Clear Radiance. Pure does not have any shimmer in it so it is more versatile for my light/warm skin tone. It combines well with other BE blushes too.
Very pretty in the container. On me I can only use the teeniest amount to either highlight my cheekbones, eyelids, or brow. When I use too much it washes me out. This is nice to have on hand for creating a subtle highlighting effect.
Eye Shadow -Bare Escentuals - Celestine Eye Glimmer
Lauriekh 4/9/2004 1:47:00 PM
This just doesn't work on me. I think it is too cool for me. I have light/warm skin. This probably would work on medium and darker skin tones. Too bad for me as it is quite pretty and of good quality.
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Flawless Application Face Brush
Lauriekh 4/9/2004 1:44:00 PM
Fantastic brush for applying BE foundation and mineral veil. The best brush I have ever owned. I can't imagine having to replace it because for the past 8 months I have used the same brush and it is in perfect condition.
Coco Mademoiselle is fresh and citrusy. This is grown up without being too serious. This scent says, "I know what's good in life." It's so tempting to over-do this one with all the positive vibes, but when it's done just right, it's very empowering and classically modern.
This is a fun way to wear Chance. The lotion is lightly moisturizing. The bottle has a cute jeweled cap that is so cute--they know what we like. This will last a while as it is concentrated.
I love Chance. I love the pepper note. This is very sophistocated, yet youthful. Just be sure to use it sparingly because it is quite concentrated and lasts all day.
The bottle is a funky work of art that I love having in my collection. The actual scent is quite nice: Spicy, subtle, oriental, dark. I love opening the bottle (it takes practice) and thinking this is so cool and then getting the scent that wafts out of the opened vessel. It's a cool fragrance experience not for the faint-hearted or for those who are floral-only.
Fragrances -Thierry Mugler - Angel Oil for Face, Body and Hair
Lauriekh 4/9/2004 11:55:00 AM
Fun way to wear fragrance. I use a couple of sprays in my hair. It doesn't way down my curls when I use just a teeny amount. As my only fragrance, it gives a little extra luster without being greasy or over the top.
I can wear this much more easily than Angel. This is lighter without the pine/tobacco notes that clutter Angel when I wear it sometimes. Angel Innocent has a fresh, almost shaving cream-powder scent as a bottom note. This is cleaner on me than Angel and more versatile and less-obvious than Angel. With Angel I feel like I seem like I am trying too hard. With Angel Innocent, I feel like I get it right each time I use it. Get a sample vial of each before purchasing. The samples last for weeks and will let you actually wear them on your skin before purchasing because both scents are quite pricey and unique.
Fragrances -Thierry Mugler - Angel Celestial Sparkle
Lauriekh 4/9/2004 11:47:00 AM
Fun product in a fun bottle. Like the EDP this varies on me. I only use a small amount at a time as I don't want people to be able to follow their nose to sniff out my trail. Love this stuff even though it is not as consistently good on me as I would love it to be.
I have gotten my mother and sister hooked on this scent. They seem to be able to wear it better than I do. When I wear it I just put a dab behind one ear--that is old-fashioned, but that is the only way I am able to wear this modern fragrance. Love the bottles. I have the EDP and the sparkling gel. It is a fun scent, but sometimes I get too much of the tobacco and pine notes and not enough of the chocolate and vanilla that I crave:) But it almost always has a fresh, clean effect. I want this to work for me so I will continue to use it with a light hand:) Angel Innocent is much more consistent on me and I am more confident when I apply that scent than Angel.
Burberry Brit is sweet. I love the vanilla and pear along with almond notes. This is very light. When applied heavily it does becoming cloying and sweet. Just a dab is all you need with this one. It seems like some Reese Witherspoon would wear in Legally Blonde. I have purchsed this repeatedly (just getting a small bottle each time because I think this is one that would "go bad" quickly due to the "foody" notes.)