Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
abrad1967 11/8/2009 10:44:00 PM
I bought this while on vacation in London this month. This line from L'oreal is not sold in the United States at this time. This primer definitely has a different consistency than the Smashbox primers. The Smashbox primers feel slick and greasy, whereas the L'Oreal Studio Secrets Primer has the consistency of a heavy cream. It's almost "marshmallowy", as a couple of YT gurus have described. I do feel this primer is much better than Smashbox's primers. With the L'Oreal primer, you do have to work it into your skin but your pores become almost invisible after applying foundation on top and it does make your foundation last all day. For a drug store primer, I do feel the price is a bit high but it's worth it. I bought a back up and hopefully, this will be sold in the US in the future.
This is a muddy brown shade that is not flattering on me at all. This shade makes me look like a corpse and completely washes me out. I really wish the swatches on the NYX site was accurate but they are not even close. I buy NYX lipsticks because they are inexpensive and fun to play with and some of their colors are great but it is a hit and miss with their line - you never know what you going to get until you try them on.
On me, this shade appears a barbie pink with only a slight hint of lilac in certain light. It has a slight frost. This shade is only flattering with a very light hand. The staying power isn't that great but it's very pigmented. I think this shade may look cute on very fair skinned women.
I tend to think that most of Lush's products are overpriced and overhyped and this is no exception. However, I love "honey I washed the kids" bar soap which I continue to buy and use. This bath bomb does smell yummy - smells of cinnamon but it turns the bath water a weird orange/yellow color. It's fun to use but I don't love this enough to repurchase it.
I agree that this is a unique color. It's a bit too sheer for my liking but it is a beautiful color to wear on top of other opaque lipsticks. This is not a shade I would wear daily but it's a fun lipstick to wear. I don't think I would repurchase this again but it's such a unique color that I'm happy to have it in my collection.
I realize now that my skin is extremely way over the top oily! It is a blessing in disguise because at 42, I don't have wrinkles. Anyway, I so wanted this powder to work for me. It did control the oil for approximately one hour longer than with other powders but so far, the best powder I've used for controlling my oilies has been cornsilk pressed powder. Unfortunately, Sally Hansen has discontinued this wonderful powder. Kryolan anti shine powder goes on similar to MUFE HD powder in that it does give your skin a luminous finish. I would not repurchase this powder but I'm glad I have it in my collection.
I picked this up at Ulta on a whim because I did not know Prestige made lipsticks and I was curious to try one. In the bottom of the tube which you can view the color is nothing like the actual color of the lipstick. I was expecting a nude shade. This, imo, is not a nude shade. The shade is a mauvey pink with shimmer. It is a lovely color and looks lovely on my skin tone but right now, I'm into nude lipsticks. Although I won't repurchase this, I'm happy to have it in my collection.
Misc Beauty Tools -Superdrug - Clarity Shine Control Paper
abrad1967 11/1/2009 6:55:00 PM
These are awesome! I have extremely oily skin and these absorb oil so well that I only need to use 1 - 2 sheets per day. With other oil blotting sheets, I have to use approximately 4 - 6 per day. I wish these were sold in the US. I will have to stock up on these on my next trip to London.
This product is a waste of money. The sheets do not absorb oil that well and I have to use twice as many sheets as Clean & Clear. Definitely will not repurchase.
I bought this lipstick because a YT guru raved about it. This is not yet sold in the US, at least under this name so I picked it up while in London. The shade is a frosty pink with a hint of coral but it is more pink than coral. It does has a weird but tolerable scent. Overall, it's a decent color but I don't like it enough to repurchase.
Yes, this is great at drying your polish but I did not find that it made my polish last longer. On day two, my polish chipped. I love that this speeds up the drying process but the smell is so strong that it gives me a headache.
This is a great shampoo for the price. I use this with Aussie Smooth conditioner and they do a great job at controlling my frizzies.
I would have to agree that this is a gorgeous color. This shade is a frosty cool lilac. The shade is similar to Mac's Pervette. However, the scent of this lipstick is of a cheap manufactured lipstick and I can't stand the smell. Gorgeous color but weird scent.
Lipstick -GOSH - Velvet Touch Lipstick #134 Darling
abrad1967 11/1/2009 12:57:00 PM
I bought this lipstick while on vacation in London last week and I was so looking forward to trying out this lippie. I don't understand the hype. This lipstick is disappointing. The color on me looks similar to Myth. The problem I have with Gosh Darling is the texture. It does cling to dry areas on the lips. This lipstick does go on like a cheap lipstick. Needless to say, I will not repurchase this lipstick.
Yes, this does have fall out but I still love this! I don't wear a lot of eyeshadows so I've worn this as an eyeliner. I was told by the MA that this is not approved for the waterline but I did not listen. This is made to be used much like a shadestick. When used on my waterline, there was fallout but it did remain on my upper eyelids without creasing. I did wear it with my fluidline on my waterline and the greasepaint underneath and it looked fabulous. It creates a great dramatic smokey eye. Love this product and would definitely repurchase it. Update: I'm adding another lippie becuz I'm so in luv with this! The staying power is amazing. It still has fall out but I love the rich intense color and best of all, it has not irritated my extremely sensitive eyes. I'm going out tonight to buy backups.