Eyes -BeneFit Cosmetics - She Laq ] [DISCONTINUED]
KarenC 2/2/2002 2:44:00 AM
I was really disappointed in this product. It didn't really do anything for me, and I had a really hard time applying it. When I put it over eyeliner, I would open my eyes and it would stick. That's a pretty pathetic example of how small my lids are, but still, that was really annoying. Also, it leaked in my drawer and a full bottle is now one quarter full and the top won't come off. Argh. Total waste of money.
I have two of these, Rose Vibrant and Pink Glow which I think was a limited edition for Summer 2001. They're both pretty colors. The Pink Glow is an irridescent baby pink and Rose Vibrant is a light cool rose. Both have a ton of shimmer. They look great on, but they're both night blushes, not daytime blushes. They're super easy to apply, but the staying power is an hour or two at most.
I got this powder on sale for 99 cents, so it's possible they may have been discontinuing it. It's Warm Light and it's beige shimmery powder. It's very subtle which I like and looks more sparkly than shimmery which I also like. My problem with it is that the packaging is horrible. It's in a plastic jar and the top has a couple holes for you to shake it out. I have a hard time shaking it out for some reason and then when I do I don't know what to do with the excess cause you can't put it back in. I've started shaking it out onto my powder blush but that doesn't work so well either. It's just annoying. It's still a nice shimmery powder, better than some high ends I've tried.
I have mixed feelings about these. I have all four colors and I think they're all beautiful colors, and they go one wonderfully. The packaging is great. But they tend to crease on me. I have to hold my eyes open after I apply them so that they can dry without creasing which is a pain in the ass. They're also a little opaque for me, there's a definite line where they end, there's no shading them out since they're liquid, which makes me feel like I'm wearing blocks of color...bad for someone with small eyelids. These will probably work great for some other people, just not wonderful for me.
Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - translucent loose powder
KarenC 2/2/2002 2:11:00 AM
I like this powder, but to be honest, I have nothing to compare it to. This is the first loose powder I've ever bought and it's lasted a ridiculously long time. I still have at least 75% of the container left and I've had it for two years. But I don't use powder that much. Every once in a while I'll use it to set my face, but I like a more glow-y look and powder tends to make me look too matte. It's a nice powder from what I can tell, it gives me a nice flawless finish, but every once in a while it'll settle into the pores on my nose.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
KarenC 2/2/2002 2:09:00 AM
This is a nice TM, but more of a light foundation than a TM. I had trouble matching my skintone exactly, the shades didn't seem yellow enough. It has a nice consistency, but I had to bring in my first tube because it had gone rancid and smelled like sewage. That kind of turned me off to the product as a whole, but I like that it has SPF so I try to wear it on a daily basis. But when I'm done with it, I won't repurchase because it doesn't do anything amazing for me at all. My CG Smoothers TM is much better.
Concealers -Revlon - Skinlights Illusion Wand [DISCONTINUED]
KarenC 2/2/2002 1:31:00 AM
I have this in Luminous Touch and Medium Touch and I find that the Luminous works much better for me. It looks way too pinkish in the pen but just blends right into my skin. This is perfect for covering the blackheads on my nose and just evening out things in general. It makes me look as if I have flawless skin. It's a little too sheer to cover blemishes so I use my regular Stila concealor for those. My favorite thing about this concealor is that it doesn't settle into pores, or emphasize flakiness or dry skin at all.
Blush -Revlon - Revlon Lip and Cheek Jam (China Doll)
KarenC 2/2/2002 1:28:00 AM
I like this blush, the color is very nice and natural. It gives me a glow-from-within look. I like the texture, oddly enough, I think it's easy to apply. However, it is way too dry to be used on lips which is really disappointing. And the staying power isn't the greatest. But the best part about this stuff is that it really looks and smells like jam.
This color needed a lot of layering just to show up on my skin. And when I finally got it to show up, it faded after about an hour.
Very pretty silver shimmer, doesn't rub off and applies well. Be careful when you apply it, wherever you put it, it's there until you wash it off. Overall, very nice product for the price. I needed a silver highlighter and this works better than some high ends that I've tried.
These tweezers really live up to the hype. I'm a tweezing fanatic and I've been using Revlon tweezers for years. I finally got the mini tweezerette which was better than the Revlon, and then I got the full size which was better than the tweezerette. I still keep both around because the tweezerette is great at getting the really thin hard to grab hairs and the full size is just wonderful and really can get those ingrown hairs out.
I wanted so much to love these and I didn't. The texture felt a little to goopy for me and the colors looked horrible on me. I have Galaxy and Twinkle. They're both colors that I love in the tube but don't look so great on me. Twinkle is way too frosty and Galaxy is too dark. I'm hoping that if I try more colors I'll be able to find one that works, because these have better staying power than any other gloss I've tried. I think I need to try one that doesn't have shimmer.
Highlighters -Lancome - Touche Liberte in Rainbow Star
KarenC 2/2/2002 12:44:00 AM
Hands down, the most beautiful product I've purchased recently. It comes in a little jar and the top screws off to reveal a sponge ball attached to it. You dot the sponge wherever you want it and then rub. This comes out as an irridescent white that flashes pink with shimmer and sparkle. It really stays on too! This works the way I wanted Benefit High Beam to work. I love that you can rub it in and it doesn't disappear or come off onto your fingertips. The jar is a little tiny though. It really should be bigger. But I still love the packaging, it makes it so easy and neat to apply.
Beautiful, beautiful lipstick. It has all the good things I talked about with this lipstick in Lollipop, but it also has more pigmentation. I was a little scared at first because the red was so bright but it sheers down to a raspberry red on my lips. I'm surprised at how flattering this is. I really hope they continue to make this, otherwise, I may have to run out and buy a million just to stock up!
This lippie is beautiful!! It's a sheer pink, it looks hot pink in the tube, but goes on really sheerly. So sheer, in fact, that it's not really like a lipstick, more like a gloss. It has tiny tiny glitter in it, which doesn't scream out "I'm wearing glitter!" but actually looks shimmery without looking frosty if that's possible. The thing I love most about this lipstick is the way it feels on. It has a lot of slip and isn't drying in any way, and it just feels good to apply it, almost like lip balm.