Styling Products -Paul Mitchell - Paul Mitchell -Extra Body Sculpting Foam
jann8 1/13/2008 10:44:00 PM
Works great for fine hair; adds volume, doesn't weight hair down, and doesn't make hair greasy.
Treatments -Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
jann8 1/13/2008 3:53:00 PM
This product keeps my skin clear and exfoliated. I used to have trouble with dry patches and whiteheads but this product delivers. I use this at night with the antioxidant serum and my skin looks smooth and clear.
Blush -Paula's Choice - Paula's Select soft matte blush in blossom [DISCONTINUED]
jann8 1/13/2008 3:46:00 PM
Great quality, highly pigmented. This blush looks bright pink in the pan, but goes on soft and natural looking. The color is buildable and lasts all day.
Powder -Lancome - Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup
jann8 1/13/2008 3:33:00 PM
Turned orange, terrible finish,couldn't get a good color match. Dried out my skin.
I had a makeover done at the GA counter and this is what the MA used as blush. A rosy bronze color that's gorgeous in the pan and on the face it leaves a healthy wash of color. It doesn't turn muddy on or leave me with that sunburned look. For reference, GA SDF 5.5/
This pencil must be magic. As an earlier reviewer uses this shade on her black brows, this shade also works with my light brown eyebrows which unfortunately are beginning to lighten to white. I had no luck with power-couldn't get the correct shade and other brow pencils smeared, looked just too harsh. I don't like using anything on my brows but since I no longer have a choice, this has been the best product I've found.
I wish I could find this shade in BB lipsmackers!! The price is steep, but it looks great on. No taste, no smell, and leaves that just bitten,candy apple stain color on lips.On my 3rd tube. Defnite love.
Eyeliner -Giorgio Armani - Smooth Silk Eye Pencil #6
jann8 1/13/2008 2:33:00 PM
Fab color for hazel eyes, but as other reviewers mentioned the lasting power leaves much to be desired. Too soft, smears, but would be a 5 for just the color alone.
Concealers -Giorgio Armani - high precision retouch
jann8 1/13/2008 12:11:00 PM
Absolutely the best concealer ever and I have tried other high end concealers and for me this works perfectly. It hides my dark shadows doesn't crease into my under eye wrinlkes,plus it brightens my under eye area. It doesn't dry out my skin or turn it into a dry crepey mess. Holy Grail.
A light bronzey shade not heavy on the glitter. Texture is superb as usual with all Armani shadows. It is a very warm shade and probably wouldn't be suited for cooler skin tones. Great as a lid color, doesn't crease. Wears great.
Crème -Giorgio Armani - SPF20 Shaping Designer Foundation
jann8 1/13/2008 11:45:00 AM
I absolutely love this foundation and have repurchased my second jar, My first jar lasted one year without changing color, consistency,etc. I have mature, somewhat dry skin, and it adds luminosity to my skin. Unlike other cream foundations, I don't get the mask like look. I had to "learn" to apply this foundation. A little goes a long way and if you apply too much, you can get a greasy mess that you have to wipe off and start over. I use a foundation brush or fingers depending on mood or time constraints. The SA said it is definitely for ladies with drier skin. I love that it's also SPF 20. I have used LSF,but prefer SDF,because it moistures and doesn't show flakiness. I wear 5.5 SDF.
Lovely blue bottle, but a horrid scent which fortunately doesn't last.I don't care for the iris note which smells more like a bag of old refrigerated carrots.
Tabac Blond- I was so excited to recieve this. I anticipated the most sexy scent. Yes, it smells wonderful. No,it wasn't what I expected. On me it's only a skin scent, no sillage whatever, no tobacco notes which I so looked forward to. On me it's a classy amber floral.
I puchased Kingdom several years ago and absolutely hated the cumin/Mexican restaurant smell. I decided to retry again and now the cumin note seems not as strong, or long lasting. I'ts still there, but now the rose seems to dominate. It's not a sweet fragrance, nor do I get the "smells like sex" association. It's is a relief from all the white florals and insipid vanilla scents out there.
Meh...Neither love it or hate it. On me it's pure patchouli.Don't get me wrong..I adore well done patch and wear it well, but I was expecting a gourmand scent (where's the chocolate everyone talks about). The scent hasn't morphed by the end of the day-it's still a linear patch scent. I'm disappointed.