Moisturizers -Patricia Wexler MD Dermatology - Oil Free Hydrator SPF 30
WillyWonka 8/8/2006 12:32:00 PM
Holy Grail! I don't understand why folks post reviews on products they haven't even tried. I have acne-prone, 30-something, combo skin and very few moisturizers give me hydration without breaking me out. My skin if glowing with this (in a good way)! I use this in conjunction with the Acnostat Cleanser and lotion and my skin has never looked this good! I use this moisturizer in the morning before my BE (has SPF 20 anyway) and my face feels and looks good all day. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this!
I don't care much for balance-n-brighten nor bronze-n-brighten but THIS is a "brighten" product I can really appreciate. It has a slight shimmer and the color is so lovely--PERFECT for Fall. It wakes up my face and gives me a fresh, healthy glow. Matte products don't do it for me (i.e. LG's Ethereal Powder). Love this!
Best Friend SPF 15 lip balm (plum berry) is worth it's weight in gold. No, it's not fantastic as a balm to moisturize lips BUT the color is stunning! I have never had success with lip stains but this one is a balm that deposits a beautiful berry color on my lips and stays put for hours! My lips look full and lovely. I love this stuff and it's definitely worth buying the entire kit it comes in just for this 1 product! The colors for Fall 06' are pink/plum and chocolates so this will work very nicely through the Summer and into next season. Yippee!
Beautiful, feminine color. I have been searching for a great light pink shadow that will actually show up on my eyes but won't be too pink. This one is just right. The glimmer adds an ethereal quality so the pink color is not flat. Perks up your whole face. Highly recommend!
I have both the regular Glee and this Soft Focus Glee. The regular is very concentrated as the other reviewer mentioned and you have to be pretty skilled to apply it correctly because it's hard to blend evenly but the new SOFT FOCUS GLEE is very easy to make a mistake since it's so light. The shade is very nice and perfect for all year round to give a little boost to the skin. It looks very feminine on and can easily be used all over the face not just as a blush. I use this all over my face and it looks more realistic than any bronzer does on my light skin. I still love the original Glee and use it sparingly on the apples of my cheeks in the winter when I'm feeling really pale.
Cleansers -Olay - Age Defying Daily Renewal Cleanser
WillyWonka 6/30/2006 4:41:00 PM
I REALLY wanted thi to work for my acne-prone skin but it did not. My face has not boken out this bad since I was 14! I'm so mad because I though I had reached a point in my life where my acne was under control but this product really made things worse. I didn't like the smell or the consistency although it left my face very smooth because of the scrub beads in it. I rarely give only *1* lipstick but I'm so disappointed with this product :-(
Treatments -Olay - Regenerist Continuous Night Recovery Moisturizing Treatment
WillyWonka 6/27/2006 8:18:00 PM
What a great product! I have tried everything out there unsuccessfully until I finally gave up on moisturizers all together. My acne-prone skin never liked ANYTHING! I was using L'Occitane Radiance Cream for a while and thought it was fine but figured out that it, too, was the culprit in creating blemishes. Let me just say that the smell of this is horrible--I can't stand it--BUT, it works so well that I have to just close my nose when I apply it and pray the odor fades. What a wonderful moisturizer! It actually MOISTURIZES! So many other products out there claim to hydrate the skin but don't do a thing. I have noticed a BIG DIFFERENCE in my skin and highly recommend this gem :-)
Eye Shadow -Lancome - Colour Dose Eyeshadow-Lilac Valley
WillyWonka 6/21/2006 3:16:00 PM
Surprisingly, this e/s worked for me. Usually the word, "lilac" scares me but even with my blue eyes this is not too overpowering and the color is buildable. Long-lasting is an understatement. Very sheer and great for summer.
Eye Shadow -Lancome - Colour Dose - Bermuda Sunrise
WillyWonka 6/21/2006 2:52:00 PM
Wow! It stays on ALL day!! I rarely find e/s that lasts the day without disappearing or changing consistency/color. Great product. I'm not a huge fan of these e/s in the little metal tubes but this one is a keeper. My eyes look very "polished" with this on--as if it were professionally done. Will buy in other colors...
Fantastic mascara! I don't really understand why some people think this clumps. I am a complete idiot with mascara application and had no problems. I had been using Kiss Me but this is just as long-lasting and my lashes truly look "glamorous." Will DEFINITELY repurchase :-)
SO....overpriced, BUT it's a terrific product. I, too, bought into the hype and decided to shell out the $$ and was expecting to return it. Well, it's been a week and my skin looks terrici during the day AND at night. My husband commented last night (after all my makeup was off and I just applied this), that my skin looked so radiant! It has definitely helped my skin "calm down." The pigment in my skin also seems to be evening out. Love this. Too bad it's so expensive. I hope it lasts a long time.
O.K., the packaging stinks--the cap on one of the ends broke after 2 days and was not able to screw on the top again. HOWEVER--the product INSIDE is so good that I will overlook the cheap packaging and give this one 5 lippies. This is the only eye highlighter that works for me. I have tried Mally, etc. and they don't even show up and certainly don't last more than a few sparkly minutes but CARGO did--waterproof shimmer in the corners and waterproof matte white on the outside. I look so much better after using this in the morning. I can really understand why this is the Makeup Artist's secret trick because it works. If you use the right amount of powder you can really make your eyes look well-rested and beautiful. I was not expecting much after Mally (although I do like some of her other products), but this one is a winner. I already purchased 2 extras :-)
This is a winner! I have tried EVERY TM out there and this is truly the best I have used. It's exactly what I was looking for--great color match with my skin, doesn't make me break-out and feels dewy and full of moisture on my skin. I HATE matte tinted moisturizers because I feel the whole purpose of a TM is that it gives moisture to the skin and you want to look fresh and glowing not matte like a doll. This is a pleasure to use every morning. I know I am evening out my skin and feel more confident because of it. Great product and I highly recommend to those of you out there that actually like a dewy TM :-)
Eyeliner -Almay - Intense i-Color Bring out the Blue
WillyWonka 4/27/2006 10:33:00 AM
A definite keeper! Thanks to the MUA'ers for recommending this one. My eyes look incredible. I have tried EVERY bronzey (NY & CO., Sue Devitt, MAC, etc.)eyeliner out there and this is the ONLY one that does not make me look tired and sick. There's a fine line (no pun intended), with bronze eyeliners and blue eyes and this one is terrific! Bravo, Almay. I will be stocking up on these pencils.
Palettes -Fresh - memoirs of a geisha beauty face palette
WillyWonka 4/23/2006 1:13:00 PM
I don't usually use face palettes since there's always one or more colors I don't like but this one is different. All three products are unbelievable colors and have great staying power. The blush is somewhere between a pink and a peach so it probably looks great on any skin tone. It makes me look so youthful. The lip gloss is great because it makes my lips look so full and sensuous. For a gloss it also has pretty decent staying power. I use the highlighter straight down my nose and I look very polished and fresh. All are fantastic portable products!