I know lots of people hate this stuff, but to me it is absolute perfection. I was a little hesitant about purchasing it because of the negative reviews. I can understand why people don't like the shape and size of the wand, and it can be cumbersome to hold, but the huge brush, the color and the formula always make my lashes look like those in the magazine. This is my all-time favorite mascara, but keep in mind I say that about Estee Lauder Projectionist and Maybelline Full 'N Soft too. I keep several mascaras around because sometimes I'm not going for a full, thick look. But if that's what you want, you will definitely get it with this stuff, and no clumping either.
Eye Shadow -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Eyeshadow in Cinnamon ] [DISCONTINUED]
Peaches1027 12/6/2007 4:23:00 PM
I wear this all the time. It's one of my all-time favorite eye shadows. I have olive skin and dark eyes and hair, and this color looks like it was custom made for me. It adds just enough color and definition and brightens up my eye area too. Perfection. Estee Lauder is always worth the price.
Blush -Sonia Kashuk - Beautifying Blush in Flamingo
Peaches1027 12/6/2007 4:17:00 PM
This is a nice pink blush, and the quality is great for the price. I have olive skin, and I wear it on the apples of my cheeks only, and I just need a little bit. It does a nice job making me look happy and awake. It's not as shocking as it is in the package, so don't be afraid of it.
First of all, this is the tackiest flacon I have every seen. The plastic flower is ridiculously cheap looking. When I first applied the fragrance, it was a tart, shallow green scent, and my first impression is this is a fragrance for a 20 year old. However, the drydown is softer and still retains some of the tang and green notes. I actually really like this fragrance now. It is inoffensive and sophisticated in a simple way. I will save it for spring and wear it everyday. I know some reviewers are disappointed with the staying power of this fragrance. Staying power is a huge issue for me when purchasing a fragrance, and for an EDT I am extremely pleased with how long this lasts. Everyone's chemistry is different, though, so I suggest try before you buy.
I own this lipstick in Ripe Raspberry, and I'm very impressed with the product, especially at this price point. I didn't expect it to be a true lip plumping product, meaning it will make your lips burn a little bit, but once I got over that and looked in the mirror, I was very pleased. I have black eyes and hair and olive skin, and this cool mauve sets off my skin tone very nicely and brightens up my whole face. The lasting power is very good as well. Excellent product for the price. EDIT: I changed my review and took away the lippies because this stuff burns my lips too much. I saved it so I take it to Macy's and match the color to something else. Love the color, can't handle the burning.
Lip Gloss -Prescriptives - Moonbeam Reflective Gloss
Peaches1027 12/6/2007 3:59:00 PM
I loved this product and was prepared to purchase every single color in the line until one of them leaked all over my $400 Coach handbag. I have been very careful to wipe off the tube and close it tightly, and the darn thing leaked anyway. I will never wear this again, and all the tubes are now in the garbage.
I bought this about five days ago, and already I can't live without it. I have olive skin, black-brown hair and dark eyes, and this shimmery charcoal is perfect for my skin tone. It's the first gray toned eye shadow I've ever been able to pull off. It has a slight blue tint to it, which brightens my eyes and keeps the color from being gloomy. Like all Estee Lauder products, the pigment is rich and the texture is creamy. I love this stuff, and my husband, who doesn't pay attention to these things, commented on how much he likes this eye shadow. Definitely worth the money.
This is a great perfume to wear to work because it's subtle and inoffensive to others. I love that the one-ounce bottle is only $27.50, which is just what I need to spend to get a free gift with purchase. This is a fresh floral fragrance anyone can wear.
I buy these shadows when they're buy one get one free, and at that price point they are worth it. The colors are pretty and well saturated, but the powder formula is really flaky. It works best with an eyeshadow base, and as long as you don't expect it to last all day, it's a decent shadow at $3.00 each.
Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Shine Seduction [DISCONTINUED]
Peaches1027 10/15/2007 10:32:00 PM
I like this lipgloss, considering the price point and the fact it's a drugstore brand. I bought it because the Lancome lady accidentally rang me up for eyeliner and not the gloss the I wanted, and I didn't want to go back to Macy's. The color I bought (310) is comparable to what I want at Lancome. The packaging is crap, and I can't believe you apply it to your lips with a clear plastic applicator. Very cheap and very weird. But since I got a free mascara with my purchase, it will do until I make it back to Lancome.
I'm still on the fence with this fragrance, but I agree with everyone who said it smells like something an elderly lady would wear with her mink coat. I like it because it's spicy and because it's unique, but it is strong, and I'm afraid it will be offensive to others. If I suddenly decide I love it, I will update. For right now, I'm returning mine for something else.
Mascara -Estee Lauder - Projectionist High Definition Volume Mascara
Peaches1027 10/12/2007 4:30:00 PM
I love everything about this mascara except for the price. The dry formula is exactly what my thin eyelashes need, and it never clumps or sticks. Wet formulas are goopy and hard to apply evenly and consistently for me. This one is perfect.
Eyeliner -Lancome - Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting eyeliner
Peaches1027 9/26/2007 9:18:00 PM
This is the only eyeliner I ever wear. I've been using it for several years, and it performs better than anything else I've tried. It doesn't smear or smudge, and the colors are fantastic. This is the kind of product I use until the pencil is so small I can't hold it anymore.
This is by far the best eyebrow pencil I have ever used. I have black hair and black eyebrows and olive skin, and the dark brown is perfect for me. I chose not to get black because I thought it would be too harsh. I'll probably never use anything else, especially because buying this and a small bottle of fragrance qualified me for a great makeup bag and makeup selection. Don't be afraid of the thickness of the pencil and the fact that it doesn't sharpen. I was, but the saleslady assured me it would work great, and it does.
This is a weird color, and when it's applied right it looks pretty good, but it's so sheer and bright that the application is almost never right. It's next on my list of waste-bin-bound products.