Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous Nude Velvet [DISCONTINUED]
jillbanks 11/3/2007 10:22:00 PM
I love this nude color, and never thought I would find a good nude color in a drugstore brand. On me, this color is almost an exact match to Lancome's Bisque, which costs over 20 bucks. I have been using bisque for years and am hoping this will be my replacement! I don't notice any red tones.... on me this color is very very peachy nude and the texture is nice. I have fair skin, golden brown hair and green eyes.
I love this sculpting powder. You really can use it to contour and will not look orangey like you would if you apply a bronzer. I used to try and contour with bronzers and it was a disaster. You can still do a light blush in the apples of the cheeks. I use Kevyn's book as a guide for how to do the contouring and it always works out. I don't use this everyday, but I do use it for special occassions or when I know I will be photograhped. Really does make a difference. It will last a long time, so for me it was worth the money.
Eye Shadow -Kevyn Aucoin - The Liquid Eye Shading in Champagne
jillbanks 10/30/2007 10:06:00 PM
I always buy this over and over again. I also use it as a primer and put it all over up to my brow, where it acts as a highlighter. Anything I put on over this blends well and stays on all day.. even less expensive, less pigmented shadows. This color is pretty neutral and does not crease. It is supposed to be thin. Thicker liquid shadows are just too much and can make you look like a cheap hooker. This color and formula is wonderful. I love all of Kevyn's stuff.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Wet/Dry Eyeshadow quad in Coffee Bean
jillbanks 10/28/2007 1:49:00 PM
This eyeshadow is very pretty. As far as quality, I was impressed for a drugstore brand. I am used to Christian Dior/MAC/Keven Aucoin eyeshadow and I am trying to cut back on my makeup spending, so I thought I would give this a try. It has okay pigment... some of the lighter shades require a heavy hand. I always use eyeshadow with a base or primer, so I can't say how this would look on a bare eyelid. For the price, I definitely can't complain. The colors blend well and it is nice to have them all together in one palette. I will try some different looks with these.
I am shocked at how much I love Jordana lip liner! I am a lip liner snob and have been known to pay up to 20 bucks for one liner. I have to have the liner match my lipstick almost exactly which can get expensive if you wear a variety of lipstick shades. I use the retractable liners and have 6 colors. The cashier at Walgreens told me to try them and I figured they are so cheap that it would not matter if they were awful. I am now sorry I ever paid so much for liners. I wear a very expensive primer, so I can't say if these would stay on without it, but the colors and texture are wonderful!
Okay, I have tried a lot of lip primers but this one really is the best. I hope it will last a while since it is kind of expensive. My lipstick stays on all day with this stuff. It does make my lipliner a little darker than usual, so I just have to make sure I blend really well or use a lighter pencil.
Eye Shadow -Kevyn Aucoin - The Essential Eyeshadow Set - Palette 1
jillbanks 9/23/2007 9:47:00 PM
Wonderful eye shadow. If you are looking for something in normal colors but go above and beyond normal-looking, then this is for you. I wear this palette all the time so it was worth the money. Nice pigment, goes on smooth, blends well... everything you want in a good shadow.
Eye Shadow -Kevyn Aucoin - The Liquid Eye Shading in Basic Brown
jillbanks 9/23/2007 9:44:00 PM
I love liquid shadow but don't love this brown. It is sort of a very muddy neutral brown, not a pretty brown like I was hoping for. You really need to dab it on your finger tip and apply like that. A little goes a long way. The champagne color is great and I will buy that again.
Wonderful product. Smoothes the skin and makes it look brighter and refined. M.D. Forte is great. This mask lasts a while since you don't need but a thin film on your face.
This powder is not that great, especially for the price. I hate to say it, but I get MUCH better coverage with mineral powder. I only bought this b/c I wanted something in a compact and the mineral powder I wear from philosophy is loose. I was very disappointed with the coverage, even when applied wet. I don't want anything too thick, but there are better things out there if you want to spend over 50 bucks.
Treatments (Eye) -MD Forte - skin rejuvenation eye cream
jillbanks 9/23/2007 9:33:00 PM
This is a great eye cream. I used to work at Saks and tried everything under the sun, plus things that you can get from a dermatologist. I love this cream. You need to use it for at least 6 months before determining whether or not it works. Many people use an eye cream for a month and expect wrinkles to go away! This has retinol and acids to help smooth things out. I have had no irritation and have been using it for over a year. The great thing about this cream is when it won't pump out anymore you can take the cap off and still get out enough cream for another few weeks or so. Get this stuff online and you will pay less. M.D. Forte products are great.