I wanted to switch to more natural makeup and bought this from Sephora. I have very pale skin and red hair and Fair is still a bit too dark for me. To be fair, when you try it on your hand in the store it looks way darker and drier than it does after it as been on your face for an hour or so. My commute is an hour so by the time I get to work it looks more natural. What I found out is that it is Bismuth Oxychloride that makes this makeup shiny, not mica. This ingredient can make some people's skin itch. I found another brand that has two shades of mineral makeup lighter that Bare Escentuals. It is called Afterglow Cosmetics (afterglowcosmetics.com). I think when I run out of this I am going to buy Very Light 2 from them. It may even be a little cheaper. The other thing about Bare Escentuals is that the packaging sort of sucks. You have to dump a little in the lid and rub it around ect... But some gets stuck in the sides of the lid, then spills on the counter... So anyways. It was ok for my first go-round with mineral makeup, it has made we want to stay with the medium, but I probably would try another brand next time.
I have been using this for about 2 weeks. It is a nice, not over trying toner. It makes skin feel cleaner and it smells nice. Would buy again.
I got a little vial of this in a kit from Sephora. It does not sting and makes my face feel cleaner. I would buy the full sized verzion.
I just bought this in Malt and was worried that it would be too warm for my highly pale coloring. It looks my natural lip color but pumped up a little bit. Very natural. Would buy again.
Sunscreen -Alba Botanica - Green Tea Spf 30 Sunscreen
Ysatis830 6/10/2005 7:49:00 AM
This smells really good for sunscreen. It is not too expensive and the texture is really smooth and non-greasy. The Spf is high enough to be of use to someone like me with really fair skin.
Pressed Powders -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Powder
Ysatis830 3/24/2005 6:44:00 PM
Texture was not that great. Color was off. Not too crazy about it.
Smells like tea. Smells clean, but not for summer. Too heavy.
This is a good highlighter. And I generally steer away from them because I have oily skin. You just put the white one up on your browbone, and then the pink one on your cheebones. Play around with it I guess. The texture is really nice and makes it easy to blend it well.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Curious by Britney Spears
Ysatis830 12/16/2004 4:40:00 PM
This smells awful. It is way too sweet and even though it is not a cheap perfume, it looks like it should be because the bottle looks like it should be on the dresser of a burlesque dancer
Not a very substantial mascara Wondercurl is way better
I bought this on a whim, and it is the nicest, easiest blush to use. The coppery flecks add dimension and the color is great ( I am very pale with reddish hair)
Fragrance -Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio (for men)
Ysatis830 12/5/2004 1:54:00 PM
This cologne is the best I think I have ever smelled. Esacape for Men is also a close second. My boyfriend wears this and its perfect. Its not too strong and it is both clean and warm smelling.
I do not know why this is called Baby. There is nothing soft or gentle about this.Usually it takes a few hours for it to mecome tolerable.
Moisturizers -Estee Lauder - Future Perfect anti wrinkle
Ysatis830 11/2/2004 5:14:00 PM
I am 25 but figured if I want to look like Catherine Deneauve when I am 50 I may as well start now. So I got this as a sample and I like the texture. I have really oily skin. It seems to make my face smoother. Balanced and all of that fun stuff. I don;t think I have any wrinkles now. Otherwise I would be able to comment on that. But will eventually get full sized thing.
Palettes -Bobbi Brown - "Ski Slopes" Color Palette For F
Ysatis830 11/1/2004 6:01:00 PM
I love the color combination. I was not sure aboout the blush at first, but am in love with that and the lip color. For some reason the eyeshadow is not as easy to apply, but it is a good color. YOu have to be careful not to dip your bluch brush into the dark eyeshadow. Other than that, it is a great pallete. I wish they would make the blush and lip color permanent fixtures in the line