I can't give a fair assessment because this product literally burned right into my gums. Within 2 minutes of applying a thin coating of the product to the mouthpiece and putting it in, my gums were burning. I hurried up and got it out, and they were bleeding within 5 minutes. Im going to go back to my Rembrant Plus kit. This stuff is too harsh and I don't have sensitive gums at all.
My Holy Grail! I am allergic to nearly every lip product in existance so I was so excited when this one worked for me. I love that it's similar to the Keihl's #1 and I LOVE that it is in stick form. I hate using things that I have to stick my finger in to use. You barely need a light swipe of this product for it to cover well, and it st ays put and lasts forever. It works great as a gloss over my lip stains. I absolutely adore this balm. I buy 2 every single time I go by the Kiehl's at Nordstrom. I probably have like 14 of these in a drawer, I have one in my purse, one in my car, one in my desk, one with my makeup stuff, and a few around my boyfriend's place. I have also turned my mom and sister on to it. This is the best.
I hated this. Foundation should never be shimmery. The color was great, the sparkle and coverage were gross. IT was just gross feeling also... Not worth that price.
I deducted a lippie because this isn't waterproof. Other than that it is a great product. The only thing that makes it not holy grail material is that waterproof factor. Love it.
My Holy Grail. I will not use anything else. Great product and perfect brush.
Mascara -Maybelline - Sky High Curves Extreme Length and Curl [DISCONTINUED]
reddplanet 8/18/2003 11:12:00 AM
This product is shit in a tube. I cannot believe they would sell this and that I paid for it. Im so glad I got my money back. Does nothing it claims, flakes, smudges, clumps...its just a goopy funky mess. Yuck. Don't waste the money. By Lash Discovery instead.
My Holy Grail mascara. The only thing that could top it would be if Clinique put out the Naturally Glossy in a waterproof. Absolutely love this in Waterproof. It covers well, colors well, and doesn't ever clump or smudge. No flaking. This mascara has the best brush.
Concealers -Cover Girl - fresh complexion concealer
reddplanet 8/18/2003 10:50:00 AM
I gave this a low number on Packaging Quality because I have busted the cap on several. I end up just forcing most out into a tiny jar and using a brush...and as much as I absolutely DESPISE Cover Girl, I can't believe I absolutely LOVE this product. Anyway...considering I am on a major quest to cover my shiners (which are so bad that growing up schools used to call my parents in to discuss things and they never laid a hand on me!) I stumbled upon this gem. I stockpiled it when I figured out how great it was. While I need to be sure to apply two coats and set with my powder foundation (UD Surreal Skin in Dream), this Buff Beige tube rocks. I tried Kevyn Aucoin's SSE, and it was total crap...now I am playing with Px CamoCreme, which is ok but the color (YO Light) isn't doin' anything for me...and I am also playing with Keromask Amazing Concealer, in Ultra Light, which is great, but still not completely covering me...so...I figure if I need two coats of those other products, why not just spend 5 bucks on something that lasts a while and covers incredibly well. Ok so after that brain fart of a review...best concealer yet, and it is probably a HG product for now. Well worth it.
Concealers -Kevyn Aucoin - The Sensual Skin Enhancer
reddplanet 8/12/2003 7:40:00 PM
I sent this back the very next day after I got it. It covers ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. The texture was ok, but hard to blend even applying it on just-moisturized skin...The color changed after a few hours on my warm face, and it was SHINY. It required powder to not be. Save your money. It's not worth it. But if you order it from his website, they do refund shipping costs when you return it. Get samples first. EDIT 02/07: It is all in the color. I met with a girl at the KA counter in Dallas TX at Neimans and she and I played for over an hour to find the right shades. Im actually a mix of 3 and 5 and that covered much better. Its still not as opaque as I need it to be but it works alright. I bought the two jars and I have tweaked and mixed a considerable amount. I save it for weekends and when I have more time because I cant usually wait the 5 minutes for it to set bec I need to move on with my face.
This is probably the most flattering stain shade I have ever encountered. It looks like a natural darker red liptone and it is buildable for a darker shade. It's like my lips only a bit more noticable. I used it as blush a couple times, it was ok considering Im not as adept with blush...so I stuck to using it on my mouth. The "taste" and smell are great, the shade is wonderful, the staying power is incredible...I love this product so much that I stockpiled it--I own 5 backups, one in my bag and one that Im currently using! (Obsess much!?) I think I might have a problem...