PROS: a neat product that goes from powder to liquid upon application; CONS: only get about 1/3 oz for $23, more expensive than other mattifiers, had a hard time getting the powder from my fingers to my face without spilling (wasting) some, had to use quite a bit of product to get the effect I wanted; COMMENTS: it did no better job that other mattifiers.
COMMENTS: Agree with those who say it reminds them of Vaseline. Reasonably priced (especially for Kiehl's), but I never used up my first jar and have moved on to better lip balms.
PROS: Good staying power, pretty colors, wand applicator is easy to use, clear packaging makes it easy to see the color and how much is left; CONS: on the expensive side (as of 7/25/01, each glossimer is $23.50); COMMENTS: Most of the shades are frosty/shimmery and have enough pigment to easily be worn without lipstick underneath. Some colors are a little difficult to spread evenly on the lips, and the texture is slightly sticky.
PROS: phenomenal staying power, works nicely as a liner, tube cuts down on contamination and drying out of product; CONS: tube gets dented easily, hard to control the amount the comes out (sometimes product came out even when I didn't squeeze the tube), no names of colors on, sometimes difficult to blend; COMMENTS: As to the product itself, I wasn't a big fan of all of the shimmer.
Loose Powders -Bobbi Brown - Sheer Finish Loose Powder
Jenny 7/6/2001 11:14:00 PM
PROS: It goes on smoothly and gives the sheer finish it promises. When you see it in the container, it even looks light and fluffy. COMMENTS: I bought pale yellow, and I like it better than the original loose powder. I don't think it has any greater staying power than other powders, but I'd buy this again.
PROS: a little goes a long way, good staying power; CONS: This product is difficult to blend unless you apply quickly or your face is prepped with a moisturizer first. However, it was too orange and a little too dark (I wear Chantecaille Nude, Bobbi Brown Sand); COMMENTS: This is a gel-cream bronzer with sunscreen. When I first used it, I applied it all over my bare face. It provided some coverage and a semi-matte finish. The second time I used it, I wore it over foundation, and only on parts that the sun would naturally hit (ie. nose, forehead, and cheeks). This looked much better. Even though this didn't give me the all over glow I was hoping for, it did inspire me to order the NARS gel fraicheur foundation.
PROS: fuller head than other competitors' version, easy to apply and blend liquid and gel foundations with this; CONS: ferrule of the PD brush isn't particularly sturdy.
PROS: smelled wonderful; CONS: consistency was vaseline-like, too greasy; COMMENTS: I didn't notice any immediate effects, but then again, I only used this thrice before giving up on it.
PROS: The colors were pretty, go on sheer, and have buildable coverage. The shadows worked fine when used as dry/wet liner. One advantage of the Stila eyeshadows and blushes is they come in refill packaging, which is great for 4,8,9 pans and Trish McEvoy pages. Having the shadows organized in a palette makes them more accessible (I was more apt to use the Stila shadows in my palette than those in the cardboard pots); the prices for the refills are less than for the colors that come in the cardboard containers. CONS: The shadows didn't last long on me. I don't particularly care for the cardboard packaging, which are sometimes difficult to open and have a shorter lifespan than plastic containers. COMMENTS: After owning more than 30 Stila eyeshadows, the only shadow I ended up keeping was Puck.