Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Crystal Lipstick- Crystal Pink
Shayron 3/11/2010 8:17:00 PM
I got this as a GWP while searching for a replacement for my favorite lippie that was discontinued. I have many of the PCC shades but until recently I hadn't tried this one. As always, they are very sheer and moisturizing, like a gloss but not at all sticky. Crystal Pink goes on my med-pigmented lips almost invisibly.
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick- Pink Parfait
Shayron 3/11/2010 8:01:00 PM
Pure Color is the creamiest, most comfortable lipstick I've ever used. Pink Parfait is a shimmery light pink. I was looking for a replacement for EL's Hydra Lustre in Pink Champagne (discontinued) and this color was recommended to me. It goes on smooth, feels moist and looks nice but I recently tried the shade Candy in the same formula and it works much better for me. Still, this is a very pretty pink.
Powder -Sephora - Mineral Double Compact Foundation SPF 10
Shayron 3/8/2010 3:57:00 PM
I bought this in D30/Sand for my med-beige skin tone. I'm using a brush to apply. I don't like using the sponge because that can make it look cakey. It does cover a bit of redness. This is decent enough for the price though during the warm months it doesn't help with oil control.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Expert Wear Single - Antique Jade
Shayron 2/26/2010 5:24:00 PM
Med-green with a pearl shimmer. Can be used lightly or heavier for more intense color. I've used it wet and it didn't ruin the powder. I haven't bought a Maybelline eye shadow in decades. Packaging is kind of flimsy but at $3 it can't be beat. Without these reviews I never would've looked for this one. I might try the Turquoise if I can find it.
Moisturizers -Estee Lauder - Hydra Bright Skin-Tone Perfecting Moisturizer Creme
Shayron 2/25/2010 8:13:00 PM
I got this some time ago as a GWP in the dry skin formula. I tossed aside because it was too heavy for me. I finally used it up, mostly putting it on at night. It actually worked out well because my skin was pretty needy at the time. I woke up to radiantly hydrated skin. It's not bad stuff but I think it's been discontinued.
This is one of my favorite Christmas/Winter scents. I buy it every year and have given it as gifts too. I hope they never stop making it.
Lotions/ Creams -Gold Bond - Triple Action Relief Foot Cream
Shayron 2/25/2010 7:51:00 PM
My husband actually purchased this for his feet. He used it for awhile until he heard about using Vick's on his feet instead. (Don't knock it if you haven't tried it - he swears by it now) Unfortunately, I don't like the smell or texture of Vick's. So anyway, this sat around the house until he was tired of looking at it and asked me if I wanted it. My heals were hard & dry and I hate throwing stuff away, so I decided to use it. First I exfoliated well, sanding my heels and callouses. Then, I put this on during the day under my socks. It's been almost a week and I'm happy with the results. I've even used a little bit on my elbows and knees because it works so well.
I like this much better than regular Smooth as Silk Conditioner. I also prefer the tube and flip top lid over the hard bottle. I normally use Nutrafix but I'm just as pleased with this. It leaves my long hair soft and silky too.
Cleansers -Lancome - Mousse Confort- Foaming Cream Cleanser
Shayron 2/23/2010 11:50:00 AM
I strayed from Estee Lauder Soft Clean to give this one a try. First off, I love the flip top lid. I wish EL would get a clue. They only put flip tops on the sample tubes. This cleanser is creamy and smells quite pleasant. It removes makeup well too. From my experience, it requires me to use a little bit more product than the EL brand and this is more costly. I like it, I'll use it up and then I'll go back to the other one. A tube of Soft Clean lasts much longer.
Eye Makeup Remover -Equate - Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
Shayron 2/23/2010 11:32:00 AM
I use waterproof mascara most of the time. This is better than the Target brand (boo) but not as good as Neutrogena. It removes waterproof eye liner easily but takes more work and more product on wp mascara.
This has good moisturizing qualities but it leaves too much shine on my skin to use it alone. I was hoping to use this on no makeup days but I have to top with powder or mineral makeup to tone down the shine. On another note, I've been trying to use up some of the products that have fallen by the wayside, so I've been mixing it with DoubleWear Light liquid foundation because this time of year it goes on too dry. The finish looks nice and no powder needed.
I also got this from Sephora online as a sample. I've used it a few times but I'm reluctant to try anymore. I've never had a problem with eye shadows creasing but what the heck, it was free. It's supposed to have moisturizing qualities but I didn't notice any. In fact, this was kind of drying. To get any benefit from this I guess you either have to have really oily eyelids or love the dry, crepey look this leaves. I'll stick with ANR eye gel or Perfectionist CP+ under my shadows. They leave my eye area smooth as silk.
I used this last summer. I've had good luck with most Giovanni products, especially their conditioners. I love Nutrafix. The hype on this shampoo is a bunch of crap... "Micromagnets expel oils and residues." C'mon, really? I guess they took the day off. My hair felt weird after using this. I tried both the shampoo and conditioner, neither one was very impressive. This is what I get when I stray from my favorites.
I also bought the set of seven. I knew I wouldn't use the black or the white so I gave them away. My favorites were the blue, green, brown and copper colors. The mauve didn't really show up. They glide on smooth as silk. I had a little bit of smearing (outer corner of eye) by the end of the day, but for the most part they lasted well. They sharpen nicely too. Better than UD (no annoying glitter or fallout) and the price is decent.
Lipstick -Lancome - L'Absolu Rouge in Voile de Rose
Shayron 2/21/2010 11:42:00 AM
I was so happy when I got this as a GWP. On my lips this is a warm pink shade. It's actually very pretty. Unfortunately, the soapy floral scent they added to it is really disgusting.