I think that I may have used this many years ago and decided to give it another try based on the media hype. I do not care for this at all. I prefer Maybellines Full and Soft and other brands expensive and inexpensive to this. It did not give volume or length, but did make it look as though I had put some dark eyeliner on my lid and not in a good way! What is it that so many MA's say is so great about this?
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
gb281 12/28/2009 7:16:00 PM
I am using a sample of #117 and so far I really like it. I like a dewy finish and this seems to be dewy enough when applied over smashbox primer. I have also tried mixing a couple of drops into my HG sunblock, Ti-Silc and it also has given me the dewy look that I prefer. I have another sample to try, but if i like this better, I will buy it.
I have had this blush for awhile, but used it inconsistently. I recently started to use daily and have been told a couple times that I look as fresh at the end of the day as the beginning! I think that it is the Orgasm blush and also the fact that I have been using it over a primer. I think that I will try another NARS blush shade and see if the effect is as good!
This is a good mascara. Update: just bought the waterproof version to use in case I cry at an upcoming wedding and I don't like it anywhere as much as the regular.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
gb281 9/10/2009 8:05:00 PM
I like this curler. I think that it was designed for smaller Asian eyes. That works for me because my eyes are not large and other curlers pinch my eyelids.
If I were to have an HG liner, this would be it. I always go back to it and and I am always trying to duplicate it in other lines. For me it is the right neutral. I first tried MAC Spice because I was always reading about it, but it didn't do anything - not enough color. The MAC SA convinced to try the creamliner instead once and I thought that it came off too quickly. No, the Cranberry liner is the one for me.
I found this concealor to be too dry for me and maybe a little too heavy. Also, I am not wild about the small pot. I think that a brush is a must to get to it, even with small fingers. I will continue to use it and maybe I will change my opinion.
I bought this mascara based on the reviews and the fact that I haven't been thrilled w/any mascara lately. I am liking this one. It seperates very well and does not clump or flake. I think the funky brush really does help to get each lash. It dries nicely and stays on.
Liquid -Cover Girl - CG Smoothers All Day Hydrating Makeup
gb281 4/19/2009 12:22:00 PM
I like this foundation! I do not care for heavy coverage and this gives coverage with a light hand. I like the packaging and the pointed tube like opening. It stays fresh on my normal to dry skin. For the price you can't go wrong.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Illuminating
gb281 3/21/2009 9:48:00 PM
I just bought this and have been to two functions and have received compliments on my appearance. One friend told me that I looked 'radiant'. This gives me enough coverage and lasts until I am ready to wash for the night. So far, so good.
Liquid -Revlon - SPA Age Defying Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
gb281 3/14/2009 1:59:00 PM
I tried this foundation after reading the reviews. I am not wild about it. It does not give me a dewy finish. The coverage is there, but I feel that it really looks like foundation and not skin, more matte than I like. I have found that it is better when I use a small amount and work it in. Don't think that I would buy it again.
I have been using the Retin A Micro Gel 0.04% faithfully for about 4 months. I tend to use it 4-5 nights per week. My skin still gets flaky but I do believe that I am starting to see a lessening of my facial lines, particulary those above my lips. I use it in conjunction w/ the Obagi line but I do not mix it w/ the Blender, I just use it straight. I prefer the pump dispenser to the tubes that I tried in the past. The only downside is that my insurance will not cover it and the pump cost $175, however it does last along time and I will rebuy it. I use a very moisturizing sunblock eveyday and that helps the flakiness.
I have normal to dry skin and this is not the product for me. It really did last, but it brought out every line I have and made me look very harsh. Luckily I had a sample of this. When I went back to the counter the SA agreed that it was not the right foundation for anyone with even slightly dry skin.
This is the best! I wear it instead of foundation. It gives a dewy finish and total sun protection. It is very cost effective, the 4 oz. size lasts about a year, even worn daily. Can't be without this product. Update: After using this for 4 years, I love this product even more! If I want a little more coverage I mix in a drop or two of foundation. I even do this at night when sun protection isn't an issue. Update: Still loving it and have been wearing it daily for 7 years! I placed an order to find out it has been DISCONTINUED! Can't find it anywhere. I did go ahead and ordered the suggested replacement and am hoping for the best.