What happened to my beloved Petal??? 12 years ago the Petal Bobbi made was a lovely sheer coral pink and now its a mucky warm pink with way too much beige-orange. Very sad.
At last! Anti-aging for oily skin! Goes on smoothly, didn't settle in pores or lines, lasts all day and the color match was perfect. 143 Classic Ivory matched my BB Porcelain, LM Porcelain Ivory skin. Wish it hadn't been discontinued. This was the only current L'Oreal foundation I liked. True Match settled into my pores horribly. I'd try the new Visible Lift with Serum version but the reviews aren't stellar and its not for oily skin.
Like the reviewer below, I find it to be a pinky-mauve slightly deeper than my lips, thus it goes with all of my favorite lip colors and glosses. Because its very much like my lip color I'm able to draw the line slightly over my natural line and it looks like an extension of my own lips. This was a great buy for less than $15 on ebay.
This a matte polish from the spring 2010 Riveting Collection. Its a beautiful medium silver matte shimmer polish that looks gorgeous on. The shimmer with matte finish makes it look like soft satin on your nails. That said, the formula is HORRIBLE. I tried it both with and without a base coat and it chipped off tremendously. I mean big chunks were gone from my tips the next day, not just tiny chips. It looked like month old nail polish would look in ONE day. So sad because it was a great color. Putting a top coat would have defeated the matte finish and made it shiny. I really love matte polish. Does anyone else remember Shiseido Mat TopCoat? it would make ANY polish matte. Looked especially awesome over deep berries and suede-like over nudes. But I digress. MAC Studded is sadly a miss.
My beloved Darla! Where have you gone? The perfect nude pink-peach for my PPP with burgundy hair. Just lit up my face, definitely a staple. I used my last tube and every one that I buy on Ebay has that waxy old crayon scent of an old lipstick. Any suggestions on what would be a good replacement email me PLEEEEASE!!!
Eye Shadow -MAC - Mineralize Eyeshadow in Family Silver
dakgirl 2/22/2010 8:42:00 PM
Can't believe I never reviewed this? Ok, I'm a PPP with dark eyes. This is my favorite day look. I put the darker shade across the lid, stroke it under my eyes with a small brush and use the lighter shade from the crease to the brow and add black mascara. DONE! It takes me 2 minutes and it makes my eyes look big, soft and dewy. Its how I wish my eyes looked without make up. the darker shade is a warm grey shimmer that does NOT show any of the "texture" on my 44 year old eyelids. You fellow 40-somethings know what I mean, that crepey look that some shimmer shadows can create. This looks shimmery but smooth at the same time. If they ever discontinue this duo I will scoop up several to last the rest of my life. I use this often and it looks barely touched, they last that long! I find this duo long wearing with no fallout, and no creasing. I have tried it wet and its a much more silvery opaque shadow look, but I love the way it looks dry. It looks like I have beautiful eyes, not a great makeup job, and really, isn't that the point of all this?
What has happened to my beloved Lash Out? I had bought one awhile back, it was perfect! Thick, long lashes quickly. Period. So when I ran out I waited til it was on sale and bought another. But what has happened? They must have changed the formula??? This goes on thinly making stringy lashes, no fullness at all and a lot more effort required. I'm not keen on Voluminous and Collagen Volume was a huge mess. So I guess L'Oreal and I are parting ways. It was good while it lasted, but, you just don't make me happy anymore. I need to try new things and maybe when you've worked out your issues we could try again. Wish you the best.
I wanted to like this, and gave it more than ample opportunity. For reference I'm a BB Porcelain, LM Porcelain Ivory. First I tried Vanilla. It seemed to match, went on smoothly, I liked that subtle shimmer to it. It looked dewy at first then settled but strangely, as the day went on it got very chalky, ashy looking, so much so that my face looked pink-white and my neck yellow. I overshot by trying Nude next, it went on too dark but as the day went on it blended in better,why? because it doesn't last! Then I tried Shell. Again, went on well, disappeared in 5 hours. And my skin is perfectly moisturized, I tried this with, and without a primer and I kept getting the same result. PRO: The only thing I liked was the pump, nice and hygienic. CONS: NO shades for yellow based light skin tones, no quality lasting formula, same orangey shades from the 1970's.
Treatments -Lumene - Excellent Future Deep Repairing Serum
dakgirl 1/16/2010 2:31:00 PM
I too read the article in Vogue about the apple stem cells, yada yada yada and got sucked in. Bought this in CVS during BOGO 50% off. It goes on extremely lightly, and after dry down leaves no residue whatsoever. This is great if you are an oily person who doesn't want to feel layer upon layer of "stuff" on your face. It did not react with my Neutrogena Sport 70 which I apply on top of all of my skincare and before makeup, every single day or the year, rain or shine. But after one week I saw absolutely no difference at all. 'But its just a week?' you say, with most antioxidant serums I usually see some change within a week. But with this nothing, and I even felt very slight stinging. My skin responds very nicely and quickly to antioxidants. Remember Peter Thomas Roth Power C-20 Serum? After 2 days my skin looked so even it looked like I had foundation on, and friends informed me with no solicitation, that I looked like I was glowing. I've used other serums with quick, albeit less dramatic, results than my beloved, now discontinued, PTR. I also like Skinceuticals C and Lancome Absolue Day and Night serums in the gold bottles. So this is going back to CVS.
Primer/ Corrector -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Primer Skin Transformer
dakgirl 1/16/2010 2:19:00 PM
I purchased this along with the Instant Age Rewind Eraser makeup (see my review), which was horrible, but this primer is pretty good. First I tested this primer in CVS over my foundation in the t-zone where I have large pores. It worked nicely over makeup although its not marketed that way. The next day I tried it under foundation (after swiping on the Eraser from the shoe-shine applicator I wiped it off then tried the new Revlon PhotoReady Foundation). It kept my foundation looking fresh all day, and kept my pores less visible most of the day. This is a good primer but as another reviewer wrote I didn't see any pink glow or tone to it. I'd recommend this primer as a nice and affordable boost to any foundation.
Liquid -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup
dakgirl 1/16/2010 2:12:00 PM
This must be marketed to old ladies because the color selection is atrocious! All the shades are too pinky-orange. For reference I wear BB Porcelain, LM Porcelain Ivory, Stila shade A. The lightest shade 120 Creamy Ivory upon application is too dark and orange-pink looking, as if I mixed liquid bronzer with calamine lotion. When I looked at the bottles of Instant Age Rewind liquid makeup they all had a yellow base, which looks more like real skin, but also did not have an option for fair skintones. Skip this. PS: The primer was much better and I will leave a review of it. EDIT: The comment about old ladies is directed toward the horrid shade selection offered in the 1970's when they were all orangey-peach colors that brands like Revlon, Maybelline and Covergirl still make. I've never seen anyone with skin that color, I've only seen older women with the big orange tide mark around their jaw because many still use the product they bought way back when. I'm not dissing old ladies, my mom is one and I love her dearly.
This is the Sport Face SPF 70 in the silver tube. I bought a couple of sunblocks in the early summer each of which had a free mini, one of this and one of the dry touch 70. I tried both several times and my oily skin prefers this one. This doesn't react with other products (unlike my previous favorite Anthelios Fluide Extereme-Euro version, not the US version which has a very different and inferior formula) and pill or turn into 'eraser shavings' on my face. It goes on smoothly and I DO apply it generously, I let it set a few minutes and any moisturizer or serum that went under or foundation applied over is unaffected. It doesn't change the wear of my foundation, it doesn't make me oilier and doesn't have a chemical smell. Highly recommended!
Gels/Soaps -Soap and Glory - Calm One Calm All Bubble Bath
dakgirl 11/8/2009 3:11:00 PM
I do not use this as a bubble bath. I use it as a body wash but I love it! This doesn't have a pump because its meant to be poured into a bath, so I pour about a tablespoon into my hand. It has smooth creamy lather that moisturizes and a beautiful scent I am trying to identify and buy. The scent is fruity flowery; with a touch of a tanginess like maybe white peach with peony, and a touch of champagne? Reminds me of Miss Dior Cherie. I have always dismissed this line but chuckle every time I pass the Sexy Mother Pucker gloss. I keep walking because I probably have one gloss for every woman in the state of Texas! But this product opened my eyes and although I am a recovering product junkie (ie I'm running out of space and hubby is catching on) I will be judiciously trying other products!
I bought this after a whiff and a spray. It instantly reminded me of Fresh Sugar, very much so. The spritz on my wrist lasted 4 hours, which is ok considering it only cost $40 a bottle. It has a sweet, warm, lemony tone that makes me think of warm cotton candy, but strangely, not too sweet. For reference I also love Fresh Sugar, Trish #9 Blackberry Vanilla Musk, and Profumum's Acqua e Zuccero.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Farmacia SS. Annunziata dal 1561 - Perla
dakgirl 10/24/2009 1:20:00 PM
I'm really on the fence about this one. Currently I wear Profumum's Acqua e Zucchero which on me smells more sophisticated than Aquaolina's Pink Sugar (which everyone says is a cheaper dupe). It has great staying power and great sillage. That said, I love the gourmand notes in Perla but it seems to just...fade...away...? For $100 a bottle I expect it to last. I wouldn't mind weak staying power if it was a $20 scent. I'll keep trying the sample I bought from Luckyscent.