Ok. I am writing this because I would like to buy but I cannot afford it. I tried it at Sephora and it looked fantastic-at my age. I think older women can handle this if it's not used as a true blush or even a highlighter under eyes or up the temples because you loose those as you age. However, my boss, who is just as old as I, uses it everyday all over her face. She's not a nice person but she looks angelic, absolutely beautiful. When I see it, It is not sparkly where you look like you over dit it. It only casts a light scattered gold specks when she turns her face lightly and gives her a nice uplift look. Even in unforgiven office light. It really brightens the complexion. So when I can save a few bucks maybe I'll try it too. The golden color is the one she uses, not the peach side The reviewer that threw it away, I wish she would have sent it to me. It's a hefty $39.00usd :(
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles
BeautBetty 3/7/2012 12:28:00 AM
I bought no 60, illuminator. it works as a highlighter and if my dark circles are having a lighter day :), then it covers well. I also use it under the brow and inner conner of eye-good HARD TO USE. THE STICK UNDER THE EYE HURTS. You need to put it on your finger and then pat on BAD PACKAGE, BAD BAD BAD, My top came off and can't put it back. I can't depot it unless I use a q tip and that's not very easy, so I turned it upside down and put under a window to warm up -did not work So off to the trash it goes and $$$ too. So I think it's expensive if you have to throw it away. I can't give more that 2 since I did not have the opportunity to use a lot. When the package was opened, there was not a lot in there either Companies should learn to package their products simply like a straigtht wand in a straight container. A package should not be the factor that ruins a product quality or reputation. So be aware that the container may not outlast your use
Eye Shadow -Physicians Formula - Baked Collection- Baked Sugar
BeautBetty 3/3/2012 1:19:00 AM
this breaks. treat it like glass! the whole top half fell off of all the shades when it fell less that 2 feet. I know that it is not supposed to be like rocks-you don't want it like that ,, but! colors, you can get better in other brands
Moisturizers -Garnier - Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream
BeautBetty 2/24/2012 12:24:00 AM
I use this to mix it with retina A, that way it is not as drying. I told my dermatologist and he thought that was a good idea. And it works perfect that way, to reduce the effect of the retina A's drying. I put a drop on the back of my hand and a drop of the reitna A and mix and then apply, wherever you use it. I don't mind is a gel and that it comes in a pot. But I use so little of it that I don't know if it will go bad before I use it up. I didn't give it a 5 "lips" because I am not really using it for its intended purpose so I cannot speak to that. Price is average.
Lipstick -Physicians Formula - Happy Booster Glow and Mood Boosting Lipstick
BeautBetty 2/24/2012 12:07:00 AM
I am fairly old and this reminds me of the lipsticks you got as a kid. These are pasty They don't roll on the lips, by themselves, over balms, over vaseline, etc If you are not careful and don't roll the lipstick all the way to the bottom, the top sticks to the inside of the cap. and it is messy It comes with a cute little heart on top that wears out on the first application. The smell is a very delicate rose smell that unless you put it to your nose, you will not smell If you want to try it, email and will swap. I rather do that than what I am planning to do with it-trash it. Don't let the cute packaging fool you. This is a very bad quality product. It;s not good even with a bogo or coupons or combined.
why did Ph discontinued this? it was the first powder compact/highlighter/booster that worked great. why do companies discontinue products that people buy and like and introduce other junk
Foundations -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One
BeautBetty 1/20/2012 8:31:00 PM
what is the hype about bb creams? I've read, seen etc about it.This is just another tinted moisturizer. I chose the light shade. did not turn orange on me at all, that was good I put it on one half of the face and on the other various tinted moisturizers, Neutrogena, Aveeno and Cover Girl. I had these already. Don't know how it compares to other bb creams or high end dept stores bb creams. But in this comparison, there was absolutely no difference, looked in magnifying mirror and in daylight. I am not really convinced of this better have perfect skin and want no coverage and if you want a primer, use a primer It's up to you to keep. but really where's the hype about this product? and any other bb cream- I really don't want to keep using money up trying these various porducts I'm thinking of returning UPDATE . I returned. I have tinted moisturizers and that's all this is. And that is my impression of other BB creams as well. I bought Fresh Face Oil Free and broke me out. Save the $. I am not buying any other BB cream, no matter how good the claims are.
I first bought the small bottle. But Sears had a sale this week for very little $ and bought the larger bottle. This is not the typical drugstore fragance. it has a different smell and yesterday a guy about 20 years younger than me told me that he loved my perfume ( gave me an additional discount on a different purchase :) I liked it better than the 2nd blue bottle, which is the typical fruity cheap smells to me. Remember is different. At first, it smells different, sort of dry, almost like a man's cologne. But the drydown is very sophisticated
is this available in the USA? The rating is for the Stay Perfect since I can't find the other name we have here in the USA the Stay Perfect foundation. This gives a nice matte not cakey coverage
Liquid -Boots - Botanics Complexion Refining Foundation
BeautBetty 10/19/2011 8:57:00 PM
I read the ingredients. I tested and purchased 20Cumin, which I thought was a strange name. I liked the clean smell. And I thought I would not be oily since that is what is used. The color was a good match. I usually Classic Ivory colors, 2nd or 3rd in any makeup foundation . But, after an hour of yoga in an air conditioned room with light poses, I was an oil slick. When I used the cell phone, the foundation transferred to the screen-not pretty. Also the spatula that it has to pull the foundation out is a bit messy. I like glass bottles, but it would have been cleaner with a pump or without the spatula. So I am disappointed. I think the price is fair if it works for you. It's not fair if it doesn't! The problem is I bought it at Target, which only gives you store credit not a return of your money- I guess is fair.
well. stain was dried-just like Cover Girl's and Maybelline's, plus the added cost. the balm portion came off the first time if you want to try it and are allowed to return go ahead and buy, the colors are pretty me...no it wil not be bought again I wish I could find a good brand for this. To me it's a great solution for work
Treatments -Olay - Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex
BeautBetty 9/3/2011 12:37:00 AM
Prerry bottle. Silver pump with bright red top I am a fan of the Regenerist brand and I use the night recovery cream faithfully. THIS, forget it. If you are luckly to get the pump to work. It wiggles around within the container and if you are lucky to pump any out, because very little comes out, then maybe you could use and see if it works -wrinkles I don't know if I have the receipt. I will call olay first and see if ALL are like this. If they are, forget it, you can't get it out
lovely smell. I like warmer tones and this has it. believe it or not! I spray fragance before going to bed and this is great for that and for day. but you can't find it anywhere any more?! BUT it does not last so be aware I hate the new pink "S" that came out in August 2011. Another fruity smell and like I said I am not that. I don't like smelling like watermelon or cucumber. Even the dry down is fruty, which I assume it would not be since the "color" of the fragance is pink so I assumed it would be a floral-on me, it's not
Treatments (Eye) -Garnier - Anti dark circle roller
BeautBetty 8/26/2011 1:29:00 AM
It is not a miracle worker and there's no such thing anyway. I alternate between this and the Olay concealer brush new thingy for every day casual coverup and really works well. When I don't use anything on my face-foundation, tinted mousterizer , powder etc-works fine to still mask the blueness I also like the Photoready stick concealer and the new Salma Hayek sick concealer with brightner for more coverage I would not use it for heavy concealer. I use Cargo or Dermablend for those days. Milani also has a pen that is a tight dupe for YSL Eclat and works great. I also still have some old Revlon cake concealer with highlighter that you can get at cheaper stores and still works wonders ( don't know why these were discontinued) If anyone of you don't like drugstore brands and prefer the most expensive ones, try Estee Lauder, Lancome, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier and of course YSL my blue circles are genetic and nothing will take those away-from my dermatologist who could have given anything! Keep it standing up so it does not leak. I CANNOT stand the regular non concealer roller Garnier makes, even the roller ball fell out and I did not see any reason to make me continue using it. I could have put it in another bottle but there's so little and does so little, it went to the trash can
Concealers -Almay - Bright Eyes Eye Base + Concealer
BeautBetty 7/12/2011 1:12:00 AM
Maybe as a primer but why would do that when others do better. Useless as a concealer. cakey and the colors uch Pass on