Mascara -Maybelline - Full 'N Soft Mascara Waterproof
ericsbaby 3/21/2003 10:28:00 AM
Ooo, this stuff does make your lashes exactly what it's named, full and soft! No clumping, unless you get carried away, you don't need more than one coat of this stuff.
Love this light pink shade! Super shiny, matte browney pink color and it looks great for every day over lipstick, lipliner or alone. Applicator is like a nail polish brush, makes it hard to apply for busy working moms in the am though!
Lip Liners -Clinique - Quicklinder in Tender Taupe
ericsbaby 3/21/2003 10:25:00 AM
I love this color! It's such a pretty brown pink neutral shade, your lips but better. I like to apply it on my entire lip, then put clear gloss or Lorac's Touch lip polish. Soooo pretty!
Toners -Clean & Clear - Blackhead Clearing Astrigent
ericsbaby 3/19/2003 12:46:00 PM
This didn't overdry my face, but it did make it feel a little tight afterwards. It did nothing for my clogged pores and oily skin, and I thought the salycylic acid in it was supposed to help. There's just better products out there -
Eek, I broke out badly with this product and no matter how I tried to massage into my skin, it just lay there like a greasy film. Definitely not for me!
This is a beautiful deep wine (reddish) shade - wore it a lot in the fall and although the tube leaks easily, you can really have dramatic lips with this or dab it on and blot for a stained effect. It's really pretty stained w/ clear gloss over it. And it is quite shiny and glossy on its own.
Scrubs -St. Ives - Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control
ericsbaby 3/17/2003 9:30:00 AM
This is way too harsh on my skin, I can feel the crushed particles on my face, and it feels jagged and rough. I recommend something like Zirh facial scrub or something more gentle (with round scrubbers so you don't damage the skin on your face). Not worth it, even though it is dirt cheap.
Yikes, this stuff does not apply easily at all! There is hardly any pigment in them, although I like the colors, hardly any of them show up on my eyes and my skin is not that dark (I'm Filipino). Would not buy her shadows again, although it was dirt cheap, sometimes you get what you pay for!
It's sad that people think Mary Kay is so low quality and it may not be brand name like MAC, but they have some nice colors, they're much better quality than drugstore buys and they're not as costly as other makeup brands. I used crystalline, whipped cocoa and cranberry on my wedding day as well as the cream to powder foundation, and my makeup looked simple, pretty and flawless. Mary Kay makeup is not trendy or modern, but that's why I love the shades and color choices - esp. for every day and even special occasion if you want to look naturally pretty and not overdone. I buy other brands for "fun" makeup-
Cleansers -Mary Kay - Timewise 3-in-1 Cleanser and Moisturizer
ericsbaby 3/14/2003 12:39:00 PM
I have oily skin and live in Fla - this cleanser did clean well, but was too heavy for my skin. Think this will do well for normal to dry skin. The moisturizer I used in the short fall/winter time at night only, and it absorbs quickly, but my face was a bit greasy in the morning, even though I always use a toner after cleansing. Will not buy again! I might try the Timewise cleansing bar sometime though, if it's not heavy or creamy like the original cleanser.
Wow, never thought I would love a product so much! I am 28, oily skin, with a clogged pores problem and slight discoloration (I scar easy and around my cheeks, I get splotchy). I don't need much antiwrinkle help now, but I'm concerned about prevention and I am starting to show a little damage around the eyes, nose and mouth. (I live in Fla, wonderful weather, sun damage is high though). This product in just one week has made my skin visibly brighter, smoother, less clogged and less splotchy/spotty looking on my cheeks. I've used Murad's serum before for skin problems on my back, and I'm a huge fan now of using serums for people whose skin needs help. The cost is only $35 for a 1 oz bottle - a little goes a very long way. It doesn't make me break out (it's not oily at all) and you only need a drop or two every night. I use it on target areas, versus my entire face, as I don't need too much. (When I'm 40, ask me then...) I highly recommend this product! If this product doesn't work for you, I highly suggest finding a serum, esp. those starting to show some age/sun/environmental damage.
Love these lipslicks! They leave you with just the right hint of color and shine w/out going over the top. They're not sticky and I can throw them in the purse. I have three of them and a huge bonus, they're soo cheap!
So far, this is the only 8 hour lasting lipstick that doesn't make my lips dry, you just have to reapply the moisturizing stick that comes with it. My only beef is that the colors are not what they seem - I love my wine shade, but I just bought the always rose, and yuck, it's an orangey bright pink. Not at all the color in the tube!!
I've avoided soap bars for my face for a long time, but this works! It lathers up really nice, doesn't overdry my skin, and gets rid of some major oilies and dirt on my face. My blackheads are going away, although I'm still on the hunt for a better toner. (I have large pores and oily skin, bad combo!)
I have oily skin, and this does not do much at all to get the extra oil, dirt and makeup off my face. You spray it on and it's difficult to use b/c you're supposed to avoid your eyes. How do I spray it on as directed (on fact and throat) and avoid my eye area? It is refreshing on the skin, but doesn't do much to dissolve my embedded sebum. May try using a cottan ball instead, against instructions for use...still hunting for an effective, gentle toner for my oily skin.