Treatments -Ole Henriksen - Invigorating Night Gel
garstrieper 1/17/2011 10:00:00 PM
My friend gave me a whole Ole Henriksen skin care sample set, and I love everything in it! This has to be my favorite product in the line, this smells wonderful, has a nice feel on the skin and tingles a little bit too. My skin turns a little red but the next morning is glowing and smooth. I love this stuff, but I'm not sure how much I need it, and when I've used it all I won't buy another tube. It's costly, and I'm always on the lookout for the perfect night facial treatment.
This is a beautiful and unique blue-grey liner. It looks absolutely gorgeous on every eyecolor, but looks especially ethereal on blue eyes. I love this liner and haven't found anything else like it.
This is a beautiful, warm, almost red-brown liner that is very complimentary to both my red hair and blue eyes. It is overpriced, and I like the L'oreal lineur intense just as much, but for anyone looking for a silky smooth high end liquid liner look no further. This is nice stuff, hands down.
I've been using this stuff for years, and so far haven't found anything better. It's a dark but bright and noticeable blue, it's very flattering and less harsh than black, but still work friendly. Would recommend this to anyone.
This mascara was such a disappointment! I had tried it on at Sephora using their wonderful wispy spoolies and I have to say, I love the color. It's a navy blue, that certainly always brightened my blue-green eyes. After trying it on a dozen times, I finally shelled out the $18 for this...and it was crap! The applicator wand is thick and useless, and the tube seemed almost empty from the start, as well as the product itself, which was thick and dried out. I should have returned this, but I tried to use it for a little while and eventually just threw it away. Do not waste your money on this crap, Maybelline GL makes a great Royal Blue mascara that blows this stuff out of the water.
I LOVE this lipstick! It is that perfect, frosted, over-the-top Barbie stripper pink. This is definitely not for the faint of heart, nor is it for everyone's skin tones, I think this works better with cooler/neutral skin tones. Will repurchase.
This is gorgeous stuff but alas, the lightest color is way too dark for me to work with. This makeup literally makes skin look airbrushed, it is so fine, but, until they come out with a better mineral foundation in my color than my Laura Mercier pressed mineral, I won't ever purchase this.
Mascara -Christian Dior - DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
garstrieper 1/17/2011 9:22:00 PM
I was given this by a MUA friend and I have to say, it's a great primer. But I don't have the time every day to apply this, wait for it to dry and then apply mascara over the already hardening lashes. You really have to wiggle the wand at the base of your lashes with your regular mascara to cover all the white primer. The results are super thick, long glamorous lashes. Which are a pain to take off with makeup remover. I get the best results when I use this with my Definicils in Noir. I would not purchase this because it's very expensive and not something I use in my everyday routine.
This lip balm is yummy! It is so smooth, and definitely smells like honey. It feels great on, and I find myself applying it all the time to get a chance to smell it. And because it doesn't last very long. Oh well. ( ;
Blush -Clinique - Blushing Blush Powder Blush - Precious Posy
garstrieper 1/17/2011 9:08:00 PM
This is such a gorgeous, Nars-like but softer pink gold that is uber-flattering on my pale skin. My friend gave me this and I absolutely love it! Good job Clinique.
I love the way this creamy hand lotion smells and feels. It is very moisturizing, and uplifting at the same time.
I bought a travel size of this at Richard Joseph salon at Belk, and having used it for a few months now, I have to say that I'm not honestly sure if it does anything at all. I use it with a few other products, and I think they are what really keeps my hair full and styled. This does smell lovely, but it's sort of sticky and doesn't give me any better results than, say, Tresseme mousse.
I don't get how ANYONE can like this crap. This is god-awful stuff, and in my opinion smells bad on everyone! Yuck!
I have no business buying this for myself in the first place. My mom used to use Biolage, and the wonderful scent has always stuck with me....I wish they would release a perfume or spray version of this stuff. The actual product line, however, has never worked on my fine, color-treated hair. It makes it drier and frizzy, as well as dull.
Liquid -Lancome - Teint Idole ULTRA [DISCONTINUED]
garstrieper 1/16/2011 12:36:00 PM
Teint Idole Ultra is a beautiful, medium to full coverage foundation with an extremely natural, fresh finish. When I do makeup, I love to match almost everyone to this foundation, as it looks great on most of the people I've tried it on. Unfortunately, this line doesn't carry a light enough shade for me to use, so I would never purchase this for myself, but I would for my mother or sister, or a friend.