I have been on a foundation kick the last few months. I have purchased at least 8 new foundations, Graftobian (very Good), RCMA (good but not for everyday), Cinema Secrets (Good but very drying), Peter Thomas Roth (Very Good), Cover FX, (Good), Armani Silk (really good), Cargo (OK) Joe Blasco (Good) and Nars Sheer Glow (AMAZING) and this one. I also have over 30 Foundations and TM (all very expensive) in my makeup closet. This foundation is one of the very best I have ever used. It feels great on the skin, does not settle into fine lines, covers flawlessly and has SPF in it. Great for the skin (just like Nars sheer glow). Expensive but a little goes a loooooooong way. And does not cause any skin problems. In my opinion worth every penny.
Foundations -Peter Thomas Roth - Un-Wrinkle Foundation SPF 20
PeeShee 11/13/2009 9:02:00 AM
I just got this foundation a few days ago, and I love it. It feels weightless on the skin. I got the lightest shade and it's perfect. It does not settle into fine lines, does not accentuate pores. Makes my skin look beautiful. Coverage is medium and pretty good staying power. Has SPF and no scent. Very nice foundation.
Crème -Graftobian - High-Definition Glamour Color Creme Foundation
PeeShee 11/12/2009 1:18:00 PM
This foundation is wonderful. I have Cinema Secrets and RCMA. And I like this one MUCH better. I only gave it 4 stars because if you don't moisturize enough before using it it makes my pores look huge. It is very creamy and makes my skin look flawless. CS and RCMA are much more drying. They cover just as well but Graftobian blend better, is easier to work with. And cheaper. Love this foundation.
JUST AMAZING. I have over 20 foundations and they are all very high end. I have LM, BB, Dior, Besame, MUFE, Chanel, Lorac, Stila, Mac, Estee Lauder, Lancome and so many , many , more. I can go on FOREVER. And not to mention the dozens of TM I have. After all the raves I needed to try this foundation so I went to my local Sephora and got this in Dueville (I wanted Mont Blanc but this was the 2nd lightest they had. The first was Siberia). Anywhoooo. The color match was OK (I think I am going to get Siberia to mix with this one) I wore this for a few weeks so that I can write a fair review. And I have to say I adore this foundation. I have Normal skin that sometimes gets dry from Retinol. And this foundation is just amazing. It feels weightless on the skin and gives medium to full coverage. It lasts almost 6 hrs on me without primer. And over 10 hrs with Skindenavia over it. It looks great. Covers flaws. Makes my skin look great. WORTH EVERY SINGLE SCENT.
I have been using this instead of my La Mer (i used La Mer for 4 yrs. And had to find something cheaper) , I have been using the German version. I must say it is amazing. No Joke, I tried this only because I have heard it's like La Mer. And the smell, texture and the way it feels on my skin is the same. And after using this for a few months I feel like a fool for ever spending my hard earned cash on La Mer. It does the same thing, it moisturizes like no other cream, it makes mt skin look glowy and it makes my skin feel smooth. I use it on my face, lips, eyes, neck and chest. My skin never looks dry it just looks and feels smooth. No breakouts or clogged pores. I sware this stuff is amazing. And sooooooo cheap. I got the 13.5oz tin from smallflower.com for $16. It's also great as a hand and foot cream. This baby is a gem. When people use to compare it to La Mer I thought they were nuts. How can anyone compare a cream thats $230 per ounce to one so cheap. I feel silly for ever wasting my money on La Mer or any other expensive cream for that matter when this cream does the job of 10.
Concealers -Revlon - Age Defying Spa Concealer [DISCONTINUED]
PeeShee 6/5/2009 8:22:00 AM
OK, I think I found my HG concealer. At the moment these are what I have in my concealer drawer (Lancome Effacernes, Paula Dorf Total Camouflage and Special Camouflage, Jane Iredale Circle Delete, YSL Touche Eclat, Dior SkinFlash, Nars Custard, BB, Benefit erase paste, LM, Cover Blend, and I think I have a few more I forgot about.) The Revlon hands down beats them all, it has good coverage but what makes it so amazing is that it does not cake. It spreads like a dream (almost like an eye cream) lasts most of the day and you can reapply it like you would the YSL TE and there is no caking. It does not settle into fine lines and makes the fine lines disappear. Makes eyes look bright and wide awake. I am going to stock up becuase it seems that when I like a product it gets discontinued. And it is expensive. You get very little product for $11. With the more expensive concealers you get way more for the money. This is a little gem and I hope it's around forever.
I have always had amazing skin. Never had a blemish but when I turned 35 something happend and I started to break out. I discovered that I was a picker. I picked and picked and caused a lot of acne skars on my once perfect skin. I can't stop picking myself so when I tried a product to get rid of the scars I only gave it a few days and started picking again only because i could not notice any results. I decided to try this gel and noticed a huge difference within days, so much difference that I started looking forward to great skin and have not picked at my face for almost 2 weeks. My scars are almost gone and this dries any blemish I feel coming on. I can't wait to see the results after a few more weeks. This fade gel is amazing. I love it and feel like it has saved my skin.
Eye Primer -Bare Escentuals - bareVitamins Prime Time Eyelid Primer
PeeShee 5/29/2009 7:15:00 AM
This product is a gem. It's amazing and I would pay way more for it. That's how amazing it is. I never sleep with my makeup on but I went to a wedding and came home very late, so I just went to sleep. I woke up and looked in the mirror and my shadow looked amazing. I put it on the morning before the wedding. The shaow looked a little lighter but there was NO CREASING. I was amazed. So the next day I put the primer on and shadow and went out, came home in the evening and my shadow still looked perfect. Every girl must own this primer. I have oily lids and within a few hours my shadow looks bad. RUN don't walk to get this beauty. I will never be without it. I ran out and got a second tube so that I have one on hand when the one I am using runs out. WORHT EVERY PENNY.
This Mascara is FANTASTIC. I was at Ulta and saw this with the Lumene Eye makeup remover. Last Box so I thought what the heck, it was only $10 (L'Oreal costs more). This makes my lashes so long, they stay soft and this mascara does not run or flake (no racoon eyes). I only need one coat and my lashes look great. When I use 2 coats it looks amazing, very dramatic. Also does not clump at all. I don't even need to use a lash comb. So worth every penny and more. Get this mascara you wont regret it.
Toners -Caudalie - Eau de Raisin Hydratante - Grape Water
PeeShee 4/28/2009 3:30:00 PM
This prduct is incredible. I have combo skin with lots of dry patches, in the summer and winter (all year long). It looks way worse with foundation and powder on my skin. I have tried everything to get rid ogf that. Scrubs (next morning flaky skin), thick, rich moisturizers you name it I have tried it. I have also tried using all kinds of hydrating sprays before and after I apply makeup. That being said, I decided to try this on a whim, I thought it wont work anyway but I'll give it a try. I found a HG product. After I put my makeup on a few days ago I sprayed my skin with this and noticed NO DRY PATCHES, I thought in a few hours they will be back but I was out and looked in the mirror and my skin looked great. My makeup stayed on most of the day and my skin looked and felt hydrated. I used this for a few days before I wrote the review just to make sure it really works. Today I went out and got 2 more bottles. One for my bag, one to kee in the car(and I have one for home). This is a wonderful product I will be using this FOREVER or as long as it's available.
Moisturizers -Caudalie - vinosource anti-wrinkle nourishing cream for dry skin
PeeShee 4/21/2009 7:21:00 AM
Awsome moisturizer. Sinks into the skin, makes makeup go on smooth. Keeps skin hydrated all day. I love it. I got this on sale at Bath and Body Works for 50% off. I went back to get a few more tubes but they were out. I am going to be purchasing this at the regular price when I run out. It's that great. And all natural. Does'nt clog pores or break me out.
Moisturizers -Caudalie - Vinoperfect Night Correcting Cream
PeeShee 4/21/2009 7:18:00 AM
I just love this moisturizer. I got this at 50% off at the Bath and Body Works sale. And after using retinol my skin had some dry patches and would make my makeup look awful. After using this a few nights my skin was soft and smooth and felt amazing. No more dry patches and it seems to make my skin look very glowy in the morning. I went back to BBW and at 50% off got a few more tubes.
Ok so I went to bath and body works for hand lotion and saw that they had Caudalie 50% off, So I bought this and a few other Caudalie products. I love this so much. I use it to take off my makeup before I cleanse my face. It smells amazing, leaves my skin clean and smooth. If you have very sensitive skin you don't need to cleanse after using this product. But I use this instead of the Shu cleansing oil (too harsh for my face). And at 50% off it was well worth it. I went back and got 3 bottles. And when I run out I will be purchasing this at the regular price.
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - HIP Jelly Balm [DISCONTINUED]
PeeShee 4/21/2009 7:08:00 AM
I will start by saying that dont wear lip balm, i hate that sticky feel on my lips. But these looked cute so i decieded to get a few. I adore these balms. They taste great(not heavy on the fragrance) very light flavor. They feel wonderful on the lips, not at all sticky and they last for a few hours unlike most balms that i have used. And when they do wera off they leave a stain on the lips. I have all the colors and they are all very pretty and sheer. They also have allot of pigment, more then any balm or even some glosses that I have used. This is an amazing product. I have a few MAC tender tones and I swear that these are better.
I have to start by saying that I am a HUGE L'Artisan fan. I have almost all the fragrances. And I love this one. It reminds me of L'Eau but much more floral. It's very fresh and very uplifting. I also get a very feminine feel from this fragrance. It lasts longer then most L'Artisans. Love it and don't get the nasty reviews on Luckyscent. It most certainly does not smell like bug spray. It's a beautiful fragrance.