Blush -Kevyn Aucoin - The Creamy Moist Glow in Pravella (Stunning Petal Pink)
eqing 9/26/2009 12:01:00 AM
Fabulous Cream Blush. The texture is just perfect. Just pick up the tinsiest bit with you finger and blend, blend, blend. The amount you need is so minimal I feel I could use this everyday for 10 years and not make a dent. This is a baby pink color. Provides a nice doll-like glow. It is a bit of a louder bright color, but fairly universal too.
Styling Products -Kenra - platinum silkening gloss
eqing 9/8/2009 10:25:00 PM
Best serum I have ever tried and strawberry smelling to boot. Love it. About to rebuy and I never do that. This seems to keep the humidity out of your blow out. Its not a matter of getting sleek hair for a day, when I use this my hair stays frizzless for 3-4 days. It is also non-greasy and hard to put too much on. I use 2 pumps for BSL hair that is thick. Try it!
For most, this won't be a lipstick to wear, but a lipstick to mix with other make up. Glosses or other lipsticks. The color alone is like using concealer on you lips but the shimmer of this lipstick is over the top. On its own, it does nothing for me, but of your experiment with other glosses you have laying around you could cook up an interesting nude, or porn star shade.
Great color! It is comparable to Chanels more brick red colors but actually better.The color is complex and interesting. They seems to have taken a true red, and thrown in brown and orange. The orange makes it more a color for warm complexions I think.I am one of those people where red is the optimum lipstick color for me.But red lips is so strong and bold sometimes you just want to down play a little. This gives a subtle look on a bold color. It's also minty and wear for a long time without reapplying. Check it in person cause the online color swatch ain't quite right.
Skincare - Face -Guerlain - Orchidee Imperial Serum
eqing 8/24/2009 12:02:00 AM
I am a hair care junkie, I don't know too much about skin care. I have two categories: it works, and it doesn't. Thats about how I rate skincare. Not so sophisticated, I know. I got a sample of this and I just loved, loved, loved it. I can totally see how this is $400 creme. On day 1 and consistently ever day after my skin looked, bright, radiant, clear, plumped up and just plain awesome. I used this underneath a health food store moisturiser. I am down right sad the price is so blatantly ridiculous. Smells of orchids right out of the flower shop.
Styling Products -Alterna - Hemp Seed Texturizing Glaze
eqing 8/23/2009 11:58:00 PM
I have thick, coarse curly hair. I used this to form curl, and to decrease frizz. Its weak point was as a de-frizzer. It did add shine, and it didn't weigh down hair at all, but it didn't do much anything a d/s product couldn't do for my hair either.
Treatments -Jason Natural Cosmetics - hyper-C serum
eqing 8/23/2009 11:53:00 PM
Yes, after a few weeks it brightened my face up, but it gave me so many cystic zits, I barely registered it. Its too thick, like others have said. I doesn't spread at all. You basically coat your face with way too much serum into a pastey mask. When you break out, you won't have to wonder why.
The first time I used it, I was not impressed. It felt too light. This is one of those products that the longer you use it the better it gets. So keep that in mind. After a month my hair is actually shinier and much healthier than before I used it. It almost magically finds out how much moisture you need. You can use this to straighten, and as a leave in, but I just use it as a rinse out with great results. This is my second fave conditioner from ouidad. Playcurl line is great too.
This is my favorite item out of the sampler pack. It's a surprise too-I have been using Kiehl's leave in forever and wasn't even looking for another leave in.I would say if your hair is fried and tangly- do not try, go directly to Keihl's, do not collect $200. But if you are a curly and need a little extra moisture and detangling this is good. It actually has the nicest light herbal smell, and a spray in for me is just so much faster to apply and go. As a curl refresher, meh- didn't do much, as a light leave in though, I like it a lot
Love this concealor. The lightest shade works on my even though I'm a little warm. Coverage on this is blendable-to a point, and after that point you will crease, but to counter balance-I don't think anyone would need that much. I put this on with a brush, which really helps maximize product. Its waterproof, but not too much of a b1*ch to take off at all. Update: Not so great for summer, it creased on me. Deduct lippie for it not being great year round.
Great color. Its really a mid grey/silver. It looks much darker in the pan all concentrated. It goes on shimmery, but not OTT. In fact I would have even appreciated a little more shimmer. If you like grey/silvers and have any use for this color when doing a smoky eye, this is a good one to get.
Well seeing as how there are fantastic kohl eyeliner for $1 (Jordana at Walgreens) I researched this fully. I couldn't do that eastern method application thing at all-no skills, but I'm happy to say, you can pretend the applicator is a pencil and go from there. Dip line, dip again, line some more. It works too. It's a little messy like that so do it before concealer or foundation so you can wipe the kohl powder away without messing up much else. I mean its a loose powder, comes with the territory. Where this loose kohl shines is it amazing stunning, almost iridescent black finish. It does give instant exotic sexiness. You can get it in your eye, contacts in and it doesn't irritate at all. Staying power though-meh. I use it over my blacker kohl pencil, because on its own-you just plain won't get much wear out of it, doubled up over a pencil-stays longer.
Well looking at the reviews, I am part of the 1% of people this worked for. I have horrid dark circles. Like I have been punched dark circles. I think that if your dark circles are caused by the very specific broken capillary reason like mine are that this is definetley worth the $100. It made my circles disappear. They just faded till the were purple, the light brown then one morning gone. My whole complexion looked better. You can get a sample at Sephora then you can tell if the reason you have dark circles will be helped by this or if you are in the MUA majority and this won't help you much. Best purchase I ever made though. I was spending much dollar on concealors, this solved the problem. Yay Hylexin. UPDATE: 6 months later. Still on same tube. I can never be without this stuff. One of the best cosmetic finds of the year.Update: Nearly 4 years later (yes that's right I'm good like that.) I still use and love this stuff. It continues working and after years now-my dark circles are negligible. They give you less though in the bottle. Smaller now then back in the day, but it's also cheaper.
It's like this; my hair is naturally curly, when I look into any shampoo I always think *moisture* so at first I bought the Curl Quencher shampoo. Never thought to look at volume, you know. I use the CQ, my color starts washing down the drain. Sad. I look and CQ has ALS second ingredient. Ick. I notice the Play Curl has the much milder SLES instead. Indeed it is much better. Really I think the Playcurl is more moisturising then CQ, plus it give you fantastic volume. I really like this shampoo.
Conditioner -Ouidad - Play Curl Volumizing Conditioner
eqing 4/30/2009 6:55:00 PM
This conditioner made me give Ouidad products another try. It's just that good, Yes, this is super volumising-I think its the proteins- but my hair has a lot of bounce. It feels like elmers glue and smells similar, but that dissipates quick, and it rinses out of hair clean. While its in your hair it feels very soft and luxurious. I would recommend this for hair like mine, where you need a little help getting curls to stay in. Love it!