Mascara -Maybelline - Sky High Curves Extreme Length and Curl [DISCONTINUED]
li1babe 10/7/2003 10:11:00 PM
This mascara did absolutely nothing for me. I've gotten better length with thickening mascaras! Also, it did nothing to hold or create the curl. Definitely do not waste your money!
Drugstore mascara so it's as cheap as it gets...especially during the 2 for $5 sales. The packaging is basic but isn't every mascara packaging. As of now, this has been my fave mascara for the past 2 years. I experiment with other low & high end brands but I always go back to this one. It build beautiful volume & length that better than natural but not over-the-top fakey. I always use waterproof b/c it's the only thing that holds the curl. I love it!
I bought this because I had credit at Neimans and this was the only thing that interested me. I was looking for a lip balm that isn't too shiny and has spf. This lip balm has a watery texture. The directions say "apply liberally and allow extra to be absorbed". I found that this absorbed better than Rosebud lip salve and moisturizer much better too. However, this is ridiculously expensive for a lip balm. I will stop buying this once I find a cheaper one that moisturizes just as well and has SPF that doesn't turn the lips white. The packaging is standard.
Treatments (Eye) -Shiseido - Bioperformance Super Eye Contour
li1babe 8/27/2003 3:27:00 AM
Pros: 1. Provides the perfect amount of moisture. 2. Great under concealer (but let the moisturizer sit for a while). 3. Definitely see results: reduced lines, puffiness, darkness, and dryness. 4. It is packaged so that the chemicals retain its intended quality. Cons: 1. The pump stops working even when there is lots of product left in the container. 2. Very very very expensive. I have tried many eye creams for my dry and dark undereye area and this one has been the best. I tried to find a cheaper one but nothing gives me the results that this one does. It works so well that I have reduced my need for concealer by a lot! If you don't have dark undereye problems and only have dryness, I recommend Shiseido Benefiance.
My basic all over wash. Used it up once already. Luv it...can't live without out. Great quality esp. for a matte.
Beautiful cool, purple-ish brown color. Matte. Luv it as a crease color. Looks natural but highlights my medium brown eyes. Great texture & staying power. However, it is very pricey!
Nice basic color. Plain packaging. Returned it though b/c the quality isn't great. With the money I spent, I expected better. Drugstore quality. I think I'll search for a similar color in Stila or Shu.
Hmmm...didn't like this at all. It was flaky and didn't make my lashes look smooth. Does not thicken at all. Does not hold the curl either. TOOOOO EXPENSIVE! The only good thing is that the brush is tiny and it does a great job of lengthening.
I've been putting vaseline on my eyes to condition my eyelashes; however, I heard that this is bad for the skin around your eyes since that area is highly thin and sensitive to products. If vaseline is bad to slather on my face...why put it on my eye area?! I decided to try this and to my surprise...it works! Who knew?! I was skeptical but I can already see the difference. My eyelashes are noticeably longer...oh no...a new expensive necessity!
I have dry skin and I use this when I get flaky. Just remember to be gentle. Great stuff...leaves me feel smooth and not too dried out. It's very thick so it'll last me forever. I water it down.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Cali Cosmetics - Day Cream
li1babe 4/30/2003 7:54:00 PM
My holy grail face cream. I have tried everything extensively(chanel, DDF, skinceuticals, Dior, Oil of Olay, Murad, etc...and I don't mean just sampling) and this by far has produced the BEST results. Great for dry to combination skin. Has antioxidants and leave a great surface for makeup. Never irritates and leaves my skin looking young and fresh. LUV IT! Comes in a glass jar and isn't too bad in price.
Highlighters -Kevyn Aucoin - The White Shimmer Liquid
li1babe 4/17/2003 12:32:00 AM
Best highlighter out there. If you're looking for big, glittery, bold highlights...this is not it. It is very natural. Initially, hard to use but you have to learn to blend well. Do not overdose on it or it will just look clumpy. I find that it looks whitish-gold on me. Very long lasting. More natural than Benefit highbeam.
Stays put. No smudging ALL day. Only eyeliner I know that can actually do this. I have it in soft black so using it to line under the eye isn't so harsh. Easy to use pen. My fave eyeliner. For best performance, read the directions!
Eye Makeup Remover -Shiseido - The Skincare Instant Eye and Lip Makeup Remover
li1babe 3/10/2003 3:44:00 AM
The only thing I like about this is the squeeze bottle, other than that the product does not work and is over priced! The lady at the counter said it takes off waterproof mascara and it does not! I went through this so quickly because I had to use so much product to clean off the eye makeup. What a rip!
Blush -Make Up For Ever - Blush Cream #2 Pink Shimmer
li1babe 3/3/2003 6:16:00 PM
Best cream blush out there. Better than Nars AND Stila. Doesn't clog pores, stays on, great finish, beautiful natural color. I have #2 for highlighting and the Rose Petal for color. These two are cool colors. High recommend these. Now my holy grail!