I am impressed! There was a buy one get one at 50% off special at Rite Aid on NYC so this was, like, the best 99 cents I ever spent. I wanted a nice, matte peach-toned blush and this is exactly that. The color doesn't look cheap at all, and it lasts a looong time, plus it's highly pigmented. However, the packaging is definitely lacking- I threw it in my cosmetic bag and the lid is all cracked/scratched after just one week. No biggie, though- for the price I can tolerate a beat-up, ugly container.
Lip Gloss -Sally Hansen - Diamond Lip Treatment in Champagne Toast
Xuxa13 3/1/2007 1:11:00 PM
Guess I'm in the minority here, but I really didn't like this. To me, the color is unimpressive (better, cheaper glosses out there in the same color family) and what I dislike the most is the applicator... Originally, the idea of a brush seemed novel and perhaps better than the "doe foot", but the hairs on my brush are one by one starting to stick out, no matter how carefully I try to insert the applicator back into the tube. So, when I apply it, the little hairs tickle me. That and the rhinestone stuck on the side is kinda unnecessary- why would I want to bling-out my lipgloss?? I guess it's OK for its moisturizing properties. I'll keep it in my desk at work in my "emergency m/u kit".
Pressed Powders -Rimmel - Stay Matte Pressed Powder (ALL)
Xuxa13 2/26/2007 11:15:00 PM
Next to MAC blot powder, this is the best pressed powder I have ever used. I have the shade "Sandstone" and it's a perfect match for my yellow-undertoned, pale skin. It's scented but it's not a bad scent. It gets rid of the greasies and as someone else said, it doesn't sit on top of your skin, giving you that scary/cakey look. True, the packaging is a little awkward and it doesn't come with an applicator of any sort, but that's no big deal to me. I either swirl my own brush over it or use the puff that I threw in there when I bought it. I'll buy this one again.
This isn't bad. Nice, neutral tawny color with a hint of shimmer. But, it isn't very pigmented so load up your brush good! And, as others have noted, the packaging is inconvenient (detachable lid that is easy to drop and/or lose). I could care less about a free brush, those usually suck anyway. But for the price it's not a bad choice, although I do think that Jane blushes are an overall better value. I prolly won't repurchase.
Wow! I'm in love with this gloss. Great texture/consistency, no offensive smell... and the best part, the color is EXACTLY what I've been looking for to achieve a nude-but-not-washed-out look. Sure, it's a little shimmery, but not in a tacky way. I have a much more expensive Vincent Longo gloss that's similar, wish I had known about this before I paid waaaay too much money for the VL.. It's everything I wanted Revlon's Nude Lustre and Bonne Bell's Cappuccino to be. The packaging is fine and the price is great. I will definitely buy this one again.
Fleh. This was very lackluster for me and I really wanted to like it because of all the rave reviews, and the fact that I have "Antique Gold" and think it's fabulous... But no. This is just plain boring on me. I'm PPP and it barely shows up at all. It kinda looks like the K-Mart version of Naked Lunch but with less pink. I'll still use it when I'm doing a natural, beachy look but it's nothing special so it'll prolly end up collecting dust more than anything.
Blush -Milani - Double Impact Blush - Cherries on Top
Xuxa13 1/15/2007 12:27:00 PM
Hmm... I'm kinda on the fence with this one. When first applied, I look like I should put on a curly rainbow wig and and big red shoes and start juggling. But after I tone it down with LOTS and lots of blending (and a dusting of BE Mineral Veil) it looks...better. I actually like the brightening effect it has on the rest of my face. So if you're PPP like me, the key is to blend, blend and blend some more. It's not your everyday boring pink, and that's why I like it. I probably won't repurchase though because this one will last me forever.
I got 2 shades with a BOGO offer, "Au Currant" which is a cool-toned, slightly shimmery red that is perfect with my paleness and "Toasted Almond" which is a peachy nude that surprisingly looks good on me (most nudes look too muddy against my skin). I love the creaminess. I'm not crazy about the scent, but I will take this any day over the smell of Chanel's lipstick. Lasting power is alright, but I don't mind re-applying. Would definitely repurchase.
This foundation is alright for the price. It stays put for a long time and has a pretty nice, matte finish. But. . . the blendability is not all that (even after a healthy layer of moisturizer) and the color "Ivory" isn't a great match for me, seems to have a bit too much pink. It kind of has an Elmer's Glue smell, which is pretty strong when you're putting in on but it fades after a while. It's not a complete lost cause, though- it's found a place in my regular circulation as "weekend" make-up!
What a pleasant surprise! I have never owned a Jane lipstick until now, and to think what I've been missing! Romantic Rose is a reddish/berryish color with very pretty, wearable sparkle. It's extremely flattering to my PPP skin tone, highlighted hair and hazel eyes. It has AMAZING staying power but could be slightly drying if not applied over a thin layer of balm/gloss. I think it could be worn during the day with the right outfit and most definitely in the evening for a special occassion. And a big PLUS for me is no sickening smell! I think I may actually prefer this to my Chanel "Shanghai Red" for that reason.
I've searched high and low for a red lipstick to compliment my complexion (PPP) and this definitely fits- as others have noted, it's blue-based and therefore flattering to us lighter ladies. The texture is nice as is the staying power, but. . . the only reason it isn't 5 out of 5 is because of that gawwwwd awful rose fragrance. Blech. It's really nauseating. I'm thinking I can perhaps top it off with a peppermint scented Estee Lauder gloss I received as a GWP to counteract that sick, sick smell. We'll see. I love the color but because of the smell, I'm afraid I wouldn't repurchase. I'm usually not sensitive to smells (I love perfume!) but this is horrid, IMO. At least I only paid $0.44 after using a Macy's gift card. . .