Don't really like this. Gives me that very obviously heavy made up look. Too much silicone that makes me oily and sinks into my pores in Australias hot climate. Have tried various application methods and primers but can't get it to work for me.
Eye Shadow -Bobbi Brown - Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow - Black Plum #15
cowgirldownunder 6/11/2006 7:11:00 AM
This is a great dark plum colour with not too much shimmer to use as an eyeliner but don't try to tightline with it as it runs.
I got this in a swap and when I first opened it didn't like the look of it and threw it in the back of the cupboard and forgot about it. I thought it looked too pink and would enhance the red in my skintone and make me look tired. Well I found it the other day and wore it to work as a wash over the eyelid and boy was I surprised! Have been using it most days since. It is a lovely sheer pinkish/peach colour with fine shimmer that goes well with purple/plum and brown eyeliners.
Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Aquaresistant Purple
cowgirldownunder 6/11/2006 6:57:00 AM
This is a great colour, I always get compliments when I wear this, but its hard to work with. I always have problems with mascara as my lashes are super long already but fine so alot are too heavy for them and make them clump together no matter what I do.
Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Luxurious Mascara - Burgundy
cowgirldownunder 6/11/2006 6:53:00 AM
Nice colour, but a bit dry and clumpy, you have to work on the application to get good results.
I regret to say I don't like this mascara at all. Very dry, clumpy, and lots of fall out. Left my lashes stiff as a board. Big waste of money in my opinion.
Sunscreen -Kanebo - Freshel White C, UV day protector spf 35+++
cowgirldownunder 10/23/2005 9:48:00 AM
This looks slightly tinted but once applied disapears into my fair skin leaving it hydrated and comfortable the entire day. It has a light fluid texture, not thick oily or sticky like other sunscreens. As a bonus this doubles as an excellent make up primer!
Moisturizers -Kanebo - Freshel White C Whitening Milk
cowgirldownunder 10/23/2005 9:41:00 AM
Love Love Love the entire Freshel C range. In only a week I have hydrated, luminous soft whiter skin. I have this milky moisturiser in M (moist) for normal/dry skin and it has made such a huge difference to my normally red/flushed freckled skin. Living in a very hot area of Australia this has calmed my skin and begun to fade my freckles. I cannot believe how quickly this has worked or for that matter that it has worked at all, always being dubious about whitening skincare claims. Thanks to the great reviews here I bought a skincare set from Ebay as Kanebo is yet another product that is unavailable in Australia and will definately be repurchasing. Must have product!
I cannot stress how wonderful the entire Freshel C range is and what a difference it has made to my skin. Normally I do not use toners as I view them as an unnecessary step that can often strip and irritate the skin, but not this toner! On a mission to have soft clear white skin I purchased a set from ebay as Kanebo is unavailable in Australia and I will be going back for more. I am using the toner for M, meaning moist, recommended for normal/dry skin as I am in my thirties and whilst always caring for my skin it has been subjected to our hot sunny conditions and I have a tendency towards redness/flushing and have a few freckles. This toner leaves your skin feeling plump and moisturized and the results are great. I have only been using for 1 week and already my skin is luminous, whiter, hydrated and soft. No more redness/flushing. My freckles are definately fading, and I have recieved comments on how good my skin is looking. A must have for me and it doesn't cost the earth!
As others have said this is THE color to get if you want a noticable purple eyeliner. I love it, very pretty mid purple, looks awesome! Performance is outstanding, looks as perfect on me at the end of a 12 hour shift as when I first applied it. Leaves other eyeliners for dead. I use Trish McEvoys push brush then her smudge brush for super sexy eyes.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-liner Gel in Waveline
cowgirldownunder 9/9/2005 9:20:00 AM
This is the perfect blue eyeliner I have been searching for! A lovely cobalt/navy that actually looks blue not black/blue, but its not a garish bright blue either. I am more than impressed with the performance as well. As others have said this looks as perfect at the end of the day as when you first put it on. Every other eyeliner I own manages to look blah after several hours, but not this! I apply with the Trish McEvoy push brush and blend with the Trish McEvoy smudge brush.
I bought this to replace the no longer available Stephane Marais fluid foundation. So far I am liking it, gives you a my skin but better look, blends flawlessly with my Lancome foundation brush, controls shine, and most importantly as I work 12 hour shifts,stays put. I have fair skin with very slight yellow undertones and chose Conceal via their website celebrity color guide which is a pretty good match to Stephane Marais oo.
Lip Gloss -Guerlain - Divinora - KissKiss gloss #66 Figue plaisir
cowgirldownunder 5/20/2005 9:20:00 AM
Lovely pinky/mauve gloss with a hint of gold shimmer, super shiney, long wearing. Gives my lips a seductive pout. Smell and taste inoffensive, unlike Dior Addict lip gloss, my only gripe being it is rather sticky so it tends to trap my hair and makes kissing very unpleasant. BF hates the texture actually but agrees the visual effect is stunning.
I got a single use sample of this and it is the only product I have ever used that has had such a dramatic effect on the lines around my mouth and eyes after just one use. The SA told me I would be amazed at how hydrating it is and how much of a difference it has made to her skin after only 2 weeks use.I thought it was just a sales ploy, but she proved me wrong! Dreadfully expensive here in Australia, but if I can't get a good deal on Ebay I am willing to pay the price.
This is the best compact powder foundation I have ever used, and I've used a few! Gives great coverage without looking made up. Your skin just looks flawless, especially topped with Guerlain Meteorites. The colour the SA helped choose for me is perfect for my skintone.I have strawberry blonde hair, and fair skin with slight pink undertones - I don't need anymore in my foundation. Nice pale yellow/ivory colour, no pink in it at all.It held up all day long with no oil breakthrough, no seperation or settling into pores, and very comfortable to wear. Definate HG!