I am changing my review. I originally said I wouldn't repurchase, but now I am going to repurchase. It lengthens my lashes to false eyelash length. Very impressed. Didn't clump like others I have used.
update: I don't know what I was thinking when I said it lengthens to false eyelash length. This is a good mascara, but not great. I would repurchase because it's okay, but I plan to try other mascaras.
This is a good moisturizer, perfect for night, day and under makeup. I was impressed with how it is a light moisturizer that helped my skin. I don't think it would be good for very dry skin because I did notice that I had some flakes left even though I exfoliated prior to moisturizing. However, in the Winter, I think I need a heavier moisturizer. It didn't irritate and no breakouts. I thought it was a bit pricey but I would repurchase.
Okay, I don't know if I just got a bad brush, but I am really disappointed in this brush. I washed the brush, and it seemed okay when I first got it. I used it, the blending was okay, not spectacular. Then when I washed it for the 2nd time, the brush poofed out. It doesn't have that "q tip" looking shape anymore. It is more poofy. I mean, is this normal? I don't believe so. I shaped the brush and layed it flat to dry after washing it like I do my other brushes. I literally just bought this brush. I think I am going to return it and buy it at another location. I will adjust my review accordingly.
Update: I took this brush back and exchanged it for another one. The SA seemed to have a problem with this, hmm. Anyway, I find the new one holds it's shape. I have had it for a few weeks now, and I have washed it a number of times with no problems. What a difference this new brush is compared to the one I took back. As far as the makeup results, it's a good brush for blending. Though I don't think this is a spectacular brush, it is a good brush none the less.
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Heavenly Face Brush
SnowQueen 2/10/2006 7:54:00 PM
Maybe I got a bad brush, but this brush is horrible. It isn't that soft like they claim and it sheds like mad when I wash it. Seems that happens with other BE brushes I have too. I never had shedding problems with my MAC brushes. I got this brush in a kit and I would never buy it again. BE brushes suck!There is no other way to say it.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
SnowQueen 1/26/2006 6:37:00 PM
There are a few tricks to know about UDPP. You have to let it dry first before applying shadow over it. If you don't let it dry, it won't last all day. I love this product. Goes on sheer and lasts all day. The bottle is decieving. When you start to run low, or you think you are running low with the product, take the liner out of the bottle. (Take tweezers or small pliers and pull out on the clear ring at the mouth of the bottle.) When you get that out, the wand can reach the bottom better and the sides as well. You will be amazed at how much product is left.
I remember buying this when I was in highschool. I no longer buy covergirl (except I tried their lash exact mascara see review :) ), but this one I had to go repurchase just because the color is so unique. I really want to love this l/s. It goes on a gorgeous peachy bronzey color which I adore! But when it starts to wear off it leaves a funky orange-y/red color stain that is just horrific. The color it's self is a 5 lipstick rating but the product it's self is an absolute zero. It's a shame. Such a pretty color but such a bad quality lipstick. Needless to say, I won't repurchase.
Powder -Bare Escentuals - Bare Minerals in 1.2, fairly light
SnowQueen 10/28/2005 3:32:00 PM
I am on the fence with this product. Positives: Doesn't break me out, doesn't cake up on my dry, flaky skin, doesn't dry out my skin like all my other foundations from the past (These are major positives for me) and looks good when it is first applied. Negatives: Itches my skin (this product contains Bisthmus something or other which is a known irritant), doesn't cover redness well, doesn't give a flawless finish like they say on TV , shows pores up to be bigger than they are and doesn't last long during the day. Then again, I was able to find a foundation with long lasting coverage. I continue to use this product because my skin isn't in bad condition at this point and for me the positives out weigh the negatives. Other foundations just made my skin become worse and this hasn't. I don't ever break out from it which is a major plus and the coverage is okay since my skin doesn't need much coverage. It does irritate my skin a bit, but other foundations have done this before so I am willing to over look it. I know there are other cheaper, better mineral makeup companies online which I would love to try, but I don’t want to order online. Right now, BE is the only one I know of (besides philosophy which doesn’t have the best ingredients) that I can buy in Sephora.
All I can say is that this is a rough feeling brush and it feels very scratchy on my face. I got this in the BE kit. I wouldn't recommend this brush. The only positive thing is that I never had much of a shedding problem with this brush. Maybe a hair here or there but nothing major. Still, the negative outweighs the positive in this case.
I wanted to like this color. The color in the tube looks like a bronzed peach. Wearing it, it looked like I had clear lip gloss on that had a very slight rose sparkle when the sun hit it. Maybe my lips are too deeply pigmented for it. With so many rave reviews on this site, I think this is a color that needs to be tested/tried on before purchasing.
This is my first NARS blush and I loved it! It is a mix of a pink and a peach. It is a neutral color that can go perfectly with my NC20 skin. It went on smoothly and looked natural. The only complaint I have is that it should of had a brush. I didn't take that into consideration when awarding it five lippies because I am just reviewing the actual product minus the packaging. I would buy it again.