I used to use this all the time -- it works fine for a d/s mask, esp'lly on younger and more oily skin, as it is a little harsh. I probably only use it once a month now b/c my skin's a little older (gasp) and drier.
Edit: DH let me put it on his face and afterward he couldn't believe that the pores on his nose actually looked smaller. So of course the bastard stole it from me!
Lotions/ Creams -Victoria's Secret - body lotion (any scent)
obzessd 4/16/2004 1:37:00 PM
They're not moisturizing enough for me, so I usually mix it with a heavier fragrance-free moisturizer (or baby oil). Have to be selective about the scents though - some are really nice (I like Passionate Kisses, Pear, good old Vanilla) - some will leave you smelling like a stripper. Ha, despite my lukewarm review, I always end up repurchasing these. :)
Lip Gloss -Neutrogena - MoistureShine Lipgloss in First Blush [DISCONTINUED]
obzessd 4/15/2004 9:14:00 PM
Love this. A fresh, gorgeous color that goes well with almost any makeup. Great texture - not too sticky, not too watery. Definite repurchase.
EDIT: 1 year later. Aah, the plasticky smell. Well, it's just weird more than anything, and doesn't bother me. Not like WNW, which can be truly revolting (which is a shame, b/c they have a nice product otherwise). I still love this color, and I've purchase Glam too for a brighter version.
BEST THING EVER. Don't know how I lived without these (slant tip). Go and buy them NOW. And tweezers are just like sunglasses - once you shell out money for them (which is TOTALLY worth it), you WILL STOP losing them and start taking care of them. I've personally used their free resharpening service about 5 times now. And of course, being completely incapable of surviving the 1-2 weeks without them while they were being resharpened, I bought a backup pair -- which Hubby promptly stole from me. The bastard!!
Toast l/l is one of the few products I've stocked up on. It's a close approximation of MAC Spice, but less orange, more brownish. Not as dark, and thus easier to wear, than WnW #666 IMO. I love it. And I found it at the dollar store!
Beautiful color, a touch darker than champagne beige, very shimmery, brightens up my eyes. My favorite Stila e/s and one of the classics. (hate the flimsy cardboard packaging though). EDIT: I've hit 32 and I may have outgrown the intense shimmer, I'm sad to say. Not sure if I'll repurchase.
Eye Shadow -Stila - Puck eye shadow [DISCONTINUED]
obzessd 4/15/2004 7:45:00 PM
Muddy, boring color. Brown with grey undertones that didn't do a thing for my yellow-based skin. Golightly is more unique with its gold tones (and for some reason more pigmented). Won't buy again.
Beautiful color - love the gold in it. Pigmented enough. Packaging is blah and flimsy. I probably won't repurchase though - I'll find a replacement somewhere else.
Love this and all my 2 other Jane blushes (Petal, Earth). Will probably buy more at the rate I'm going. Pigmented, soft. This is sort of a brownish-mauve/pink. Pretty neutral color, not as pink as Petal and darker than Petal. In terms of versatility, I'd rank Petal first, this second, Earth third.
Love these! Got 4: Champagne, Cafe Au Lait, Envy, Blue Heaven. I LOVE Cafe au Lait (bronzey tan) the most. An awesome eyeshadow base; I use it nearly everyday. I love Champagne Toast and Envy (light minty green) too. No creasing, high pigmentation, good durability -- it's perfect base for pigments and other e/s. Blue Heaven (light blue) is more watery and less pigmented than the others, for some reason. ?? Still works as a base though. As others have said, these are all about shimmer, so don't buy it if you have crepey lids.
EDIT: After a year or so, I still love these. They are the perfect base for my eyeshadows - just apply very sheerly or else it will crease. As a base, my e/s's, even if they're cheap, stay on all day and don't fade. And, I use so little of the WNW cream e/s at the time that they're going to last forever.
Love this gloss! Thick, lasts FOREVER, good pigmentation. For those who don't like thick glosses, you can water it down with a more liquidy clear gloss, which I sometimes do. Smells faintly like baby powder, which goes away -- and it's def'ly not as bad as WnW, which is a strong artificial fruit fragrance. I like the smell anyway! Swim is a light frosty pink, Can-Can a nudish-mauve. Swim is very shimmery, and gives the perfect porn starlet look if you do smokey eyes. Can-can is nice, understated, has a little shimmer, sort of YLBB for pigmented lips. EDIT: Spark is a sheer reddish, less dark and dramatic than it appears in the tube. Not much shimmer, if any. I thought it was going to be a nighttime l/g, but with its sheerness, I'm going to wear it in the day.
Just bought Cameo - love this. It's a pink version of YLBB (although I have pigmented lips). Sort of a medium toned brownish pink, more mauvey/pink than MAC Spice (funny how that is always the point of reference, eh?). Definite repurchase, as I will likely use this a lot.
Damn, MUA is ALWAYS right. I should have read this before I bought the shampoo and conditioner at Costco. This stuff totally sucks. Left my hair feeling like straw. Went back to Pantene right after to get the smooth silky feeling. I'll stick to my d/s brands like Garnier, Dove, and Pantene from now on, thank you very much. I even bought the formulation for dry hair - which my hair is NOT, since I don't blow dry or color it or mistreat it in any way. I'd hate to see what it does to dry hair. I feel bad returning it - so I guess I'm going to have to either give it away or else use the conditioner for my "off" days (when I don't shampoo, just rinse with water and condition. I use light conditioners for this). Who knows though, it might prove too drying even for my "off" day.
I'm Asian, NC30, got this in Golden Tan. Very nice product - sheer, easy to apply (but blend fast as it dries pretty fast), easy to build up, natural-looking, adds no oil, and it will probably last me forever. This is my HG gel bronzer (and I don't have many HG's b/c I experiment so much). Highly recommend.
I'm Asian, NC30, love colors, and I thought the colors in this pan were absolutely gorgeous. However, they didn't translate when put on - the lighter shadow is a little chalky, and the darker one is muddy and not as "blue-green" or iridescent as it appears. Rather, it turned muddy and had a grey undertone when put on. The consistency is just okay - I expect more pigmentation/lasting power from a high-end shadow. Overall, a little disappointing. It's too bad, b/c I really liked All about Eve and Tokyo from my 2 Nars Palettes -- but this e/s product basically ensures that I'm not going to buy Nars e/s again. I'll save my $ for UD, MUFE, CD, Cargo, etc.