this toner seems to do a good job in taking off any makeup residue after washing my face. it leaves my face moist and doesn't dry my skin out like other harsher toners. Edit: i think it's causing me to breakout into major zits. This one doesn't say it's oil-free (canadian version).
Liquid -Revlon - ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 6 for Combination/Oily Skin
lamp4 2/2/2008 8:09:00 PM
love this foundation. it lasts for a very long time on my face and it's one of the few foundation that doesn't make me look extremely shiny. however it's a bitch to wash off my face.
Pressed Powders -Revlon - Colorstay Pressed Powder with SoftFlex
lamp4 2/2/2008 8:07:00 PM
This is just an ok powder. I am impressed with the foundation but not with the powder. I found the powder too chalky for my taste and doesn't last very long. Plus the compact is extremely ugly!!!
Lip Liners -Jordana - Easyliner for Lips in Rock n' Rose
lamp4 2/2/2008 8:05:00 PM
Love this natural beige-pink lip liner. It goes on so smooth and matches my neutral lipsticks. Dirt cheap too!!! Unfortunately it can't be found in Canada!!! Why not!!! Please start importing it into Canada. It's a gem of a product.
Blush -Milani - Smooth Finish - Mango Tango [DISCONTINUED]
lamp4 2/2/2008 8:03:00 PM
Looks extremely bright in the container; however if I apply with my 187 brush then it gives my face a nice natural flush. I love the small cute compact it comes in.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
lamp4 2/2/2008 8:01:00 PM
This is good for getting rid of some oil from my face. However I wish that it had a finishing powder on it to make my face more matte as it takes the oil residue away. It's way too expensive.
This is a pretty light pinky color. However the lasting power is weak. I wish that the lid was hinged on to the container rather than having a cheap screw on container. It makes it more work to unscrew/apply/screw on really quickly when I just have a second to put on blush. Nothing special about this color or packaging.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - #187 Duo Fiber Face Brush (Stippling, Skunk Brush)
lamp4 2/2/2008 3:43:00 PM
it's awesome to use with blushes so you don't have any harsh lines. it's also amazing for stippling liquid foundations. however, it really brings out my large pores using this brush with foundation, so i prefer to use my foundation brush instead to get a flawless poreless finish.
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Parissa Studio Warm Wax
lamp4 2/2/2008 12:12:00 AM
I tried the both the parissa warm wax and parissa hard wax. The warm wax is awesome for the face and body. The hard wax is ok for the face. When using the warm wax, the oil is extremely important to get rid of wax residue on our hands/face/body. Soap/water is useless to get rid of the wax. I still had a metal pot from the parissa hard wax which i melted away the hard wax and wiped the pot clean. Then i poured some parissa warm/soft wax into the metal pot. I used a candle jar and tealight underneath the metal pot to melt the wax within 2 minutes. It's more efficient, clean, and more control of how much wax I want to melt. I just wish that the wax would wash off and be reusable. I remember long ago i tried a soft cold wax in a squeezy tube with cloth strips that could be washed and reused. I think it was sally hansen but it doesn't seem to exist anymore.
Cleansers -Elizabeth Arden - SkinSimple Efficiency Expert 2 in 1 cleanser toner
lamp4 1/15/2008 10:33:00 AM
I love this facial cleanser. So far I have been using it over the past year, and it cleans my face better than some of my shiseido cleansers & it doesn't leave my face dry and tight afterwards.
One of my favorite blushes of all time at the moment. I love this pinky-peach shade. It's perfect for that natural flushed look. It's sheer enough that you can build up for longer lasting results :D I love the packaging & design of the compact.
Blush -L'Oreal - True Match Superblendable Blush in Innocent Flush
lamp4 1/12/2008 8:21:00 PM
I love this peachy matte shade. It instantly brightens up my face without leaving any shine or shimmer on my face. The color is extremely intense when I brush it once on my face but that's okay b/c then it stays on all day. If you go with a lighter hand, it also produces great results as well. The container is way too bulky cuz it comes with a mirror and useless brush attached on the bottom of the blush. I rather they get rid of the brush & mirror so the compact is slimmer and easier to carry around.
what is joke to even consider this to be a cleanser as it is extremely mild that your face has to be clean to begin with prior to using this otherwise you will be disappointed. it's so mild that it doesn't even take off my makeup. what is this stuff anyways - like half a moisturizer and half diluted cleanser?? save your time and money & skip this product.
This blush is packed full of shimmer which looks completely awful on my skin. I have oily skin so it just makes my pores 10x larger!!!! It's a pretty natural shade on my pale skin and looks great for a minute but once the blush just soaks into my skin, it's like a spotlight shining on my pores. I would avoid this blush if you have very oily skin like I do. I like the packaging. It's simple, compact, and easy to open.
Lipstick -Cover Girl - TruShine - Blushberry Shine 415 [DISCONTINUED]
lamp4 1/8/2008 10:47:00 PM
One of my most favorite lipsticks. I love the natural pinkish lips that blushberry shine gives me. It's moisturizing & the color fades into a very natural hue throughout the day that I really don't need to reapply. I love the packaging as well. It's so cute with the silver halogram tube :D