This is such a pretty and shimmery raspberry-violet purple (not frosty or glittery). MAC Comparison: Looks to be somewhere between a Nocturnelle and Plum Dressing. Great color payoff and so easy to blend...MAC quality at half the price of a MAC eyeshadow.
I LOVE these eyeshadows...SUCH great color payoff and staying power...and they blend so well. The texture is creamy...such a dream to work with. The blue, Skinny Dip, is my favorite...the perfect blue to use for a dramatic look (with a black base underneath too). TFSI is my go to eye shadow primer...I much prefer it over UDPP and other eye primers I have used, because it does not irritate my eyes in the least. What a great palette.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
LeeleeBell 8/3/2009 12:20:00 AM
It irritated my lids and dried them out....I found it hard to blend shadows on this primer. Too much product gets stuck in the "curves" of the packaging, so unless you cut it open, you end up wasting/dumping about half of the product. I much prefer other eyeshadow primers.
This is my favorite blush...I think it's very versatile with my NC20/NC25 skin...It's a nice peachy pink. I can wear this blush no matter what type of eyeshadows and lipsticks I am wearing... neutrals, warm colors and cool colors. It blends well and applies evenly.
Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - Buxom Lips Lip Gloss - ALL
LeeleeBell 8/3/2009 12:13:00 AM
I love everything about them: They are so pigmented and the color stays on SO long for me. They make my lips feel minty fresh and well conditioned/moisturized...not sticky. And while they are somewhat pricey, you get a lot of product for the money. I highly recommend them :)
This is my HG lipgloss. LOVE it and everything about it: the minty/refreshing feeling on my lips, the color payoff, and how long the color lasts. I love that it's not sticky either. Gabby in particular is a great neutral mauvey-brown for every day. The Buxom lipglosses stay on my lips longer than the lipsticks I use. I highly recommend it!
Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - Buxom Lips Full Color Vanessa
LeeleeBell 8/3/2009 12:05:00 AM
I am not usually a lipgloss girl...It just annoys me to reapply it over and over, with little color payoff, and most lipglosses are so sticky. BE Buxom lipgloss lasts SO LONG and this color in particular is just a gorgeous pigmented red...Great for night time. My lips feel so great with this on. It's just love :)
Primer/ Corrector -Clinique - Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector
LeeleeBell 8/2/2009 11:56:00 PM
I have dry skin and all this did for me is create some more dry patches. I tried using it every which way...under and over foundation (I always apply moisturizer before foundation btw)... and no matter what, it just wouldn't work for me. I am sad about that because I heard so many raves and would really like to find a product that minimizes my pores. This wasn't a good option for me.
It is gentle...but it's not very effective. I feel like it's just not really cleaning my face as much as I need it to. After I took off most of my makeup and washed my face with Cetaphil...it still didn't feel totally clean. I checked it out with a cotton ball test and I still had some leftover powder/foundation that Cetaphil didn't remove.
Cleansers -Garnier - Nutri-Pure Detoxifying Wet Cleansing Towelettes Oil-Free
LeeleeBell 8/1/2009 10:11:00 PM
My HG makeup remover....I have tried many and this is the only one that does not irritate my eyes or skin, doesn't tear easy, and is soft to the skin. I don't love the packaging and I wish larger packs were available (I paid 6$ for a pack of 25 towelettes). Still, I highly recommend it.