basic, petroleum-based lip balm with some nice oils like almond & wheat germ added in, also aloe vera gel. I use it as an overnight treatment when my lips are chapped. the packaging is boring, but the price isn't too bad- $8 for the 1 oz tub, and it lasts a long time.
I got this for about $1.75 at Nordstrom Rack. For that price, it's good...but I really wouldn't pay much more for it. It is a clear gloss, decent staying power, vanilla-cookie kind of scent/taste, in a clear tube that is similar to juicy tube packaging. there are little "beads" floating in the packaging, but I'm not exactly sure what they're there for. decoration I guess?
I got this 1/2 price @ sephora, or else I never would have gotten it. It contains 10 1/2 pans of stila lipglaze. 5 of the colors are very pigmented, kind of like MAC lipglass stains, and 5 are sheer glosses. they smell very yummy, but don't last particularly long.
Mascara -Revlon - Lash Fantasy Mascara in Berry Bond
epheme 3/2/2003 3:05:00 PM
the packaging is really really cool looking, and the product is decent, but it didn't show up as purple as I wanted, even with the white primer.
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Mascara Spoolie Brush
epheme 3/2/2003 3:02:00 PM
I would buy this again, but I shouldn't need to as SK brushes are high quality. Great for De-clumping lashes, especially when using "volumizing" type formulas. Mine is very soft to the touch, but does an adequate job of separating lashes. I also use it for grooming brows.
I got this as a GWP with a lip d'votion, but I can say that I'd buy it again separately. It's a sheer, creamy lip stick. The texture is what I wanted Almay Pure Tints to be like. Goes on a frosty, smooth YLBB color. Deducted one point for the color, because at this time all the colors were a variation of brown/nude.
my staple lipgloss. A very close cousin of MAC Chai lipglass, but sheerer and less "milky". I love the flavor/scent. You need this lipgloss!!
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Defining Duo Eye Shadow & Liner
epheme 3/2/2003 2:55:00 PM
I tried this in lounge lizard, which was a very mod-looking black liner paired with icy pink shadow. the quality seemed nice, but the color was just too cool for me.
Misc Beauty Tools -Tweezerman - Metal Eye Lash Comb
epheme 2/2/2003 9:27:00 PM
I would buy it again, but probably shouldn't need to. This works 10X better than a plastic lash comb. The only problem is that the tines are kind of sharp, and there is potential to poke yourself if you are not careful. It's a great way to de-clump your lashes, and works a lot better than a spoolie brush.
A beautiful olive-gold color with a bit of shimmer. Maybe not for everybody, but I'm MMM and it is great, but for a cool-colored person it might look odd. Packaging kind of sucks, but other than that I'd definitely give it a 5.
Lip Gloss -Urban Decay - New lip arsenal lipgunk palette
epheme 2/2/2003 9:14:00 PM
the packaging is very cute, but the amount of product provided is sooo small. The texture is also quite different than the tube lip gunks. A good selection of colors, so if you really think you'll use them all up, maybe it's worth it, but for me, no way.
very nice for the price, you get a ton of product and it lasts forever. I've been using mine almost every day for several months and it hardly shows a dent. It is very dry and highly pigmented so you need only the smallest amount. I also find that it doesn't cover blemishes very well, but is wonderful for evening out the skin and covering undereye circles.
I've never had a problem with MAC paints creasing on me...I own 5 shades and I am quite pleased with all of them. My favorite at the moment is Magrittes, a warm golden color. They are nice applied sheerly with a finger or more intensely with a brush such as MAC #242 or any small brush with taklon bristles. I wish they weren't $15 each, because they don't last nearly as long as cake eyeshadows, but I still love them and will continue to purchase!
I don't really like the shape of the head, I prefer a rounder brush for general use, or an angled brush for contouring. This doesn't work for either :( Good quality, but just not the style that I prefer.
Blush -Jane - shimmer blushing cheeks in your blushing!!!
epheme 2/2/2003 9:00:00 PM
Too bad, I have a feeling it's limited edition. Even closer to NARS orgasm than jane blushing glow, because of the added shimmer. However, the pigmentation is not the same quality as other jane blushes, and it requires a bit more product to make it show up. If you like jane blushes, and happen to see it, it's probably not a bad buy. But if you already have blushing glow, or Maybelline Pink Tangerine, I'd skip it.