This hard to find product rocks! It's as good as any high-end gel. No scent, great consistency. Mix it with moisturizer and apply to face before foundation OR instead of foundation OR mix a little foundation in with it. There are many ways to use it. They have a new package design now that is simpler and looks more expensive, for those who care....Find it online.
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Lucas' Papaw Ointment
romarin 12/19/2010 12:11:00 PM
My Australian friend sent me a jar and a tube. It's wonderful stuff. I use it on my skin--anyplace dry, including lips--and the dry ends of my hair. (Great in taming static electricity.) Like Vaseline, only thicker and pleasant smelling.
Normally I can't wear reds. I'm a pale-ish ash blond with warm skin tones. This is the exception, however! It's a great color for fall: a burnt red with very subtle gold lights (I wouldn't even call them sparkles). Lights up the face without looking vulgar. You can also tap some onto your cheeks for a natural-looking glow. I get complements all the time. With a little bronzer it's a very French look.
Wow, I heard references to this store on Project Runway and stopped into the Michigan Ave. store in Chicago. What fun! So what if they are not couture quality? The quality in some items is better than others, but you can't beat the prices, even if you only wear them a few times. You can experiment and come out with a nice bagful of clothing, jewelry and barrettes, headbands and stuff for very little moola! Thanks Tim Gunn!
Alright, another rosy brown. BUT goes on wonderfully, not-too-dry or too greasy. Just the perfect color on me, i.e. the perfect balance of brown and rose. Stunning with MAC Spring Green gloss on top.
Tinted Moisturizer -MAC - Studio Moisture Tint SPF15
romarin 10/10/2010 1:02:00 PM
If you are fortunate enough to have good skin, but just need some even-ing out, this is for you! Goes on pretty much foolproof (if you have been matched correctly) and is not too oily. No bad smell. Good-to-travel tube size.
I'll have to go along with all the hype about this brush. I went to Ulta last night and used my $3.50 coupon to end up paying 9 dollars for this! It is amazingly soft, yet firm. Does a beautiful job both with loose powder and especially--as it is supposed to do--the best bronzer applicator I've ever had. It's also attractive, well made, and in a nice case. I used to think that brushed had to be natural to be good (i.e. from animals). NOT TRUE. I'm thinking of what next to buy from Eco Tools....
Polishes -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Pro - Steel Grey
romarin 8/19/2010 2:11:00 PM
I am joining all the compliments about this polish. It's the perfect neutral and will go easily from summer into fall and winter. Sophisticated, easy to apply. Wears well. Good price. Get it!
Eyeliner -Hard Candy - Walk the Line Liquid Eyeliner
romarin 7/17/2010 11:39:00 AM
I bought this in Galaxy. It is very easy to apply; nice consistency and beautiful bronzy/brown color. Great for blue eyes--surely suited for all color eyes. Not as harsh as black and a little sheen, but not too much. Attractive packaging and I think it was $7.00 at WalMart. No problem taking it off with normal eye make-up remover, yet stands up to hear and humidity. What's not to like?
Beautiful color, and I love the quad system that this snaps into,but the consistency is SO soft, I end up with scatterings of this below my eye (as I apply it to my lid and crease) and always have to clean it off. Really a nuisance. They need to make it a bit harder. Good pigment and can't beat the price.
BEWARE OF TRICK PACKAGING! I like the product, but for 60 dollars...After a couple of months I couldn't get the pump to get much product. Unlike some brands, you can't open the dispenser to shake or scrape any out, so I actually took a hammer to the bottle, thinking I could safely scrape some into another container. There is a cylinder inside the rectangular outer part which is significantly smaller and is tinted the color of the foundation (no, that's not what you see through the outside, it's tinted plastic!) There is MUCH LESS product than I thought. Buy Armani instead!
Since this warm, SLIGHTLY shimmery copper-brown is a complimentary color to blue, it makes blue eyes bluer! Beautiful and easy to apply. If you have blue eyes you must get this!
This is about the only red I can wear. It makes teeth look white and compliments just about any skin tone. I am a streaky ash-blond with medium beige skin tone. The texture is good, but benefits from a bit of gloss on top. Very sexy and very French, this lipstick.
I was given this for Christmas by my Japanese step daughter-in-law. I never would have bought it myself because the idea of a "one color fits all" blush (and lipcolor) has never appealed. The packaging doesn't appeal either. Having said this, I really have fallen in love with this product. Yes, you have to blend it fast--I use my Prescriptives foundation brush for this. You can build up as much color as you want. It also happens to turn my lips a very attractive, natural red. I've always wanted to find a red lip look for myself that works and never did until now. Put lip gloss on top. The scent is a delicious, subtle rose. If I had to limit my make up to a few items, this would be one of them. Love it!
Moisturizers -Eucerin - Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Creme
romarin 12/18/2009 3:09:00 PM
Ok girls, if you're around long enough you WILL be in your mid-fifties someday. As I am. No more acne or oily skin, but instead I am battling a fine webbing of wrinkles forming under my eyes and spreading all over my face slowly. I am sorry I sunbathed as often as I did. (It's NOT worth it ladies, the sun makes for bad skin as you age!) Soooo, my quest has been for the perfect rich and thick, but not too greasy, face cream to use under foundation. I have gotten samples of La Mer and really like it, but no can afford! I HATE overly scented creams by the way. This Eucerin creme is PERFECT. It has a very subtle buttery fragrance, not annoying at all, and is rich, but does not leave my skin greasy. Not expensive either (around 10.00). Nice packaging: substantial jar with good seal, in a box. This stuff feels expensive. Hey, for the price give it a try! Next I will try the version with sunscreen.