Liquid -Boots - No7 Intelligent Balance Foundation Pump Bottle
carrieminn 6/3/2007 8:59:00 PM
This is my favorite drugstore foundation. Not too heavy, covers well, and oesn't make me break out. Packaging is also great, I love the pump bottle so I don't have to stick my fingers directly into a container each time. My one complaint is that they reduced their number of shades. I am very fair-skinned, and bought Opal the first time, which was perfect for me during the fall/winter. I wish I had stocked up when I saw it on clearance at Target. I think some of the other Boots foundation still comes in Opal, but I need this one for my combo skin. Anyway, the second time, I bought New Ivory, which is currently the lightest shade available. It is a bit darker than I would like, but it's okay for summer at least.
Fragrance -Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio (for men)
carrieminn 6/3/2007 8:40:00 PM
Best men's scent EVER. I love this fragrance... it makes me turn my head if I catch a whiff on a guy passing by. It's a perfect scent that gives any man wearing it extra sex appeal!
I don't understand why this is always seems to be the "best" mascara as declared by magazines either. It is awful, worst I've ever tried. Wet, gloppy, smeary, didn't enhance my lashes very much. The other Maybelline mascaras I've tried were much better than this, and I don't even like those all that well. Edited to say this was rated best mascara by Glamour readers for the third year in a row. Where are these people? Seriously.
I was disappointed by this liner, because I really liked the color and blendability, but it just didn't last. Toward the end of the day, one eye would still have some liner on, and the other would be almost gone, for some reason. My lids are oily, and that probably doesn't help, although I do put a base on my lids before applying makeup. Someone who doesn't have oily lids would probably have great results with this.
This is the best liner I've ever used. By far the best out of all the drugstore brands, and of all the expensive ones I've tried as well. It truly lasts all day, the selection of colors is good, and it glides on smoothly. My favorite shade is Vixen, which I like because it's not too dramatic but really brings my eyes out.
I believe this product is being discontinued... I thought it was OK. I bought a bottle a few years ago for about $18.00 and use it off and on. Kind of expensive, but one plus is that it does last quite awhile (you don't need too much at once). It doesn't add much body or thickness for me, but doesn't make my hair feel icky either. The smell is very nice... reminds me of Acqua di Gio for him, one of my favorite men's fragrances. I don't think I would buy this again, because it really doesn't give me much added thickness.
I was excited to use this product, but ended up disappointed. I have used both shades of Brown, both of which left my hair feeling tangly and not very conditioned. I had the urge to use another conditioner after this, but didn't. It may have brightened my color a little bit, but didn't give that much shine. It also got all over my shower and is a huge pain to clean up unless you catch the spots right away before the color soaks in too much. I also don't like the packaging... I wish it had a flip-top to make it a little easier to use.
I LOVE this product. I used the "Love Brown," which deposited a great warm brown color. I dye my dirty blonde hair medium-dark brown, and wanted something to revive my fading color since it's too soon to color again. This is by far the best color-depositing treatment I've tried. I've used ARTec Color Depositing Shampoo and Brilliant Brunette Luminous Color Glaze, neither of which deposit this much color or leave my hair so soft and shiny. I will continue to use regularly until enough time has passed to recolor. It also does not stain my shower as the Brilliant Brunette glaze did, although it is a thicker consistency anyway so does not get all over the place as easily.