I just purchased my second container of this. This is such a great product!!! I had very crepey eyelids prior to using this product and now my eyes are soft, smooth and supple. I actually got this free with another Avon purchase previously, but I will continue to repurchase because it is my favorite eye cream. I like that there is an under eye cream and an eyelid gel. You only need to use a tiny bit too, so it lasts forever. I only use this at night because I feel that the undereye cream is a bit too thick for daytime wear and the gel doesn't work well under eye makeup.
Eye Shadow -MAC - Vintage Selection (Cham-Pale Collection)
dddoxie 1/20/2011 3:32:00 PM
I'm on a paint pot kick, so i bought this as soon as the Cham-Pale collection hit stores/online. Little did I know prior to purchasing it that it was FILLED with sparkle/glitter. If you've read my other reviews, this is one thing that I cannot stand, especially on my eyes. The color is very pretty, but when applied, it gives my eyes a crepey/scaley texture that is unattractive. The sparkle makes it hard to blend too.
this shadow is extremely pigmented and blends well for only costing a few bucks. unfortunately, the color doesn't suit me well (NC25/30) and ends up looking very muddy on me. I don't care for the silver/shimmery undertone the shade has.
Primer/ Corrector -Clinique - Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector
dddoxie 1/12/2011 12:47:00 PM
Ummm....so this did absolutely nothing for me. It actually made it harder to blend in my foundation, did not reduce pores and did not reduce oiliness throughout the day. Good thing I got this in a swap, because I would be fuming if I had to pay $17.50 for the TINY tube it comes in. UPDATE: This also broke me out after 2 days use. Boo!
Lip Gloss -E.L.F. - Mineral lipgloss in Pageant Princess
dddoxie 1/12/2011 10:16:00 AM
Beautiful bubblegum/Barbie pink color with slight golden shimmer. The consistency is great, not too thick, not too thin. Great for layering over a matte lipstick (try WnW 901B). makes my lips feel wonderful and lasts a pretty long time.
Lipstick -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Last Matte Lipstick in 901B Think Pink
dddoxie 1/12/2011 10:14:00 AM
I normally never buy matte lipstick (or Barbie pink, for that matter) but I got this on sale and gave it a shot. I was really skeptical about the bright Barbie pink color, but it looks amazing on me. I'm NC25-30 also and this color suits me very well. It is very dry, but I put a lip balm underneath then a gloss on top (for reference, I use ELF mineral gloss in Pageant Princess). It makes my lips look amazing and plump as well.
Lipstick -Clinique - Different Lipstick - Raspberry Glace
dddoxie 1/10/2011 3:15:00 PM
I actually got a mini lipstick as a GWP and initially thought it was too bright for me. My M/U style has drastically changed within the past year or so, and I'm all into the bright lips now. I pulled this out the other day and cannot believe how beautiful the color is. The formula is creamy and moisturizing and I found that this stays on my lips longer than some of the other brands I like (ie NYX). Once my mini tube is gone I will definately consider purchasing a full size because this color will be beautiful in the Spring & Summer.
mehhhhhh. (1)the brush is ginormous. I don't have particularly large eyes or long lashes so it made for a difficult application. Had to be very careful. (2) formula not that great. Had to apply at least 3 coats to make it look like I had any mascara on. (3) haven't used it religiously because I just don't care for it, so don't know if it actually made a difference in my lash length. (4) it flakes. (5) when you wash it off, its very crumbly. Weird.
Primer/ Corrector -Rimmel - Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer
dddoxie 1/8/2011 9:28:00 PM
got this free with a Rimmel foundation. at first, I really hated it because it is an odd apricot color and appears quite thin. I used it a few times, then put back in my drawer and forgot about it. I pulled it out recently because I'm trying to use up as many products as I can, and I actually like it now! I like that is not as greasy feeling as some other primers that I use. It provides a nice matte finish. Will use this up but may not repurchase, because I'm on the hunt for my HG primer. Don't think this is quite it though...
Palettes -E.L.F. - Beauty Book - Eye Brights Edition
dddoxie 1/8/2011 9:08:00 PM
I don't care what the haters say...I love ELF and this palette does not disappoint. The majority of the colors are extremely soft/creamy and are super pigmented. love, love, love.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Cover Girl Professional Mascara (washable)
dddoxie 1/8/2011 9:05:00 PM
FAIL. Barely defined my lashes. Didn't hold a curl. Added no volume.
I recently rediscovered this and fell head over heels for it. I apply it with a foundation brush and it provides a smooth base for my foundation. Just an FYI - It has a very distinct scent of ozone.
Powder -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium [DISCONTINUED]
dddoxie 1/6/2011 12:14:00 PM
This is my HG powder. I was previously using loose powder but hated the mess it made. This baked compact makes ZERO mess!! I also love how little product I have to use. I use a fluffy brush but just lightly tap the compact when applying it. Gives me a nice finish and helps control the oil pretty well. Although its a bit more pricey than my other powders, it will last me forever.
Ironically, this mascara makes my curled lashes fall flat. The formula is runny and it flakes. The curved brush does nothing special either.
Looks neon orange in the tube, but on the lips it looks like you just got done eating a cherry popsicle. i like the stained look that it gives you. Nice color for summer.