Bronzers -Origins - Sunny disposition liquid bronzer
BanditKat0824 12/1/2008 11:48:00 AM
I'm surprised that this product has been around for ages and there is only one review. I like the stuff. At first you may think it's a little colorful - meaning a little "red". But if you blend carefully and make sure that you have no line of demarcation on your neck or around your ears, this may work for you. I mix it with a little fdn or some moisturizer to lessen the color aspect but really, it's not as dramatic as my review seems to be letting on. Try it! It's really an instant vacation look and eliminates that pasty look.
This is nice and natural looking. The color choices are rather limited but in all fairness, how many "flush/blush" shades can one have. It blends effortlessly as long as you have a fdn, moisturizer or tinted moist., Do not try this on bare skin as the product will settle into those fine little pores that only the luckiest of us all do not have.
Foundations -Yves Saint Laurent - Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation
BanditKat0824 12/1/2008 10:55:00 AM
The coverage is nice, color is good, however I hate the little brush - which I thought enhanced the value of the fdn, but was wrong. I'll remove it the next time I try it. The real disapointment came with the smell. Awful.
Cleansers -Signature Club A - Coconut Meltdown Makeup Remover
BanditKat0824 12/1/2008 9:54:00 AM
I love love love all of Adrienne's Meltdowns. They smell great and work great too.
This scent is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. Romantic and ethereal. I have loved it for years! However, I had to stop wearing it because I used it one day prior to driving to my hairstylist and halfway there I had to turn around because I developed an migrane with aura! That had never never happened to me before while wearing my fav CM. But don't let my kooky brain gliche keep you from trying what I have always thought to be Chanel's greatest frag.
My sister gave me one of these to try and all I can say is: garbage
Liquid -Shu Uemura - Face Architect Smoothing Fluid Foundation
BanditKat0824 12/1/2008 9:36:00 AM
Beautilful fdn. I have at least 25 different fdns - from SKII, LaPrairie, Armani, etc to all drugstore brands - always searching for the perfect application and this is now #1 in my book. The shade, 764, matches my yellow undertoned skin perfectly and covers almost all of my imperfections. I still use Paula Dorf concealer with the BB brush under eyes for dark circles and YSL highliter/concealer on shadows. But as far as good color and coverage, this Shu is it. It's pricey but some not as good are pricier. Try it.
Useless. Don't buy.
Foundations -Philosophy - the supernatural airbrush canvas
BanditKat0824 12/1/2008 8:43:00 AM
Very nice. You get a dewy-type look with this application. My skin looks better with this foundation as opposed to BE which needs help with Mineral Veil, etc. I llike it. The only downside for me is the applicator - I've washed it, of course, and the washing appears to have "weakened" the sponge. The sponge has a tendency now to be looser when reattached to the container and comes off upon application and causes a bit of a mess. I gave it only 2 lippies for pkg for this reason. Update: 2-23-09 I still love this stuff and found that replacement sponges can be bought on line. That solved the applicator dilemma but I still think the sponges are inferior and should last longer.
This cleanser is good for morning cleansing only (for me). I need Bifacils for eye and lip at night, plus Dove soap when I have full face makeup. Sometimes after I remove all makeup with above, I take a little Cetaphil and mix it with baking soda for an exfoliation at night before my other night cream routine. But in the am, Cetaphil alone does the job and is very gentle.
Bronzers -Bobbi Brown - Bronzer/Blush Compact Duo [DISCONTINUED]
BanditKat0824 11/24/2008 9:39:00 AM
Love it. Don't hesitate, buy it. Experiment and take your time determining your perfect shade - you won't be sorry - one of my all time favs.
This is nice. The coverage is good and but not so heavy that you look embalmed. The tube pkg is ok but sometimes you have to "massage" the tube so that this oily residue doesn't shoot out first. The spf is nice and the fact that this is mineral foundation is a plus. The blush is nice too.
This is just ok for me. I use the little brush to apply on small discolorations or imperfections and then set with BB yellow powder which is the only way that I can say that this has any staying power. If I try to use it on under eye darkness it seems to crease and cake - and I can't use the BB powder or even the finely milled MUForever HD powder because that looks even worse. All in all I don't think that Amazing concealer is worth the $$$$. I like LM, Lancome Effac., and BB much better.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clarisonic - Pro Skincare Brush
BanditKat0824 11/24/2008 8:46:00 AM
I'm almost embarrased to say that I'm a hater. I wanted to love this and looked forward to really getting clean but I didn't see one bit of improvement in the 30 days I used it. In fact I broke out on my cheeks and my jaw line. The concept is great and the product is undoubtedly wonderful i.e., MUA reviews - it just didn't do much for me compared to the $$$$ spent. I gave it away. Edit: I'm reading all the stellar reviews of this product and now I'm wondering if my results were poor because I was using the "wrong" cleanser or incorrect serum or something and that's why it didn't work for me. I'm tempted to buy it again and give it another try because of the great reviews.
Concealers -Mally Beauty - Cancellation Concealer 3-piece system
BanditKat0824 11/24/2008 8:38:00 AM
The pkg is great; pretty and convenient. The product is dry and has no slip whatsoever. It accentuates my problem area and the dryness is compounded by the powder. I think that this would be a good concealer for those with oily or combo skin - not so great for my complexion. The brush duo is nice too- like BB's idea with her 3 piece concealer.