Treatments (Eye) -Kiehls - Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
bluegreyeyes 6/13/2012 9:43:00 AM
I like this stuff. In fact, I'm just using up the last of mine this week so I decided to write a review. This is a very "luxe" feeling product - it's super creamy and has a cooling effect on your skin. I think it does keep eyes hydrated and sometimes I feel a little tingling or tightening, nothing uncomfortable, just think it's working. I had a completely stressful year or two and was getting super paranoid about fine lines under my eyes - but after using this I'm pretty sure my skin was just dehydrated. I've stepped up my water & skincare and my eyes look vastttlllllyyyyyy better, thank gosh! I am going to try another eye cream just b/c I'm kinda fickle like that but I would certainly recommend to a friend and repurchase in the future!
I'm just finishing my 2nd bottle of this stuff. I love it. It's lightweight and best applied with my fingers... it's almost a gel formula, strange consistency but it works. Although it's lightweight the coverage is better than a tinted moisturizer for some reason - not as sheer but still light, it also doesn't get quite as oily as a TM. And it doesn't "slide" on me. However, for those of you who want your makeup to stay on for 12 hours, I don't think this does. And it's not matte...I've got oily no matter what, but I've just embraced it... I just use blotting sheets as necessary. (For the record, I've tried MUFE HD and MUFE Matte Velvet + and both are OK but nothing that I would repurchase.) This is def HG for me.
Moisturizers -Cerave - Facial Moisturizing Lotion - PM
bluegreyeyes 6/13/2012 9:33:00 AM
I am running out of this stuff and ready to go buy another. I'm a fickle person and unless I really like something, I rarely repurchase... I'm always on the "hunt". But I gotta say, I'm impressed & comfortable with my Cerave PM, I have no desire to find anything new. It's lightweight where it doesn't feel heavy or like it's clogging pours, but somehow it leaves skin moisturized & gorg the next morning. Love!
I have combo skin that is mildly acne prone...mostly hormonal. A few weeks ago, I went to the beach and my friend gave me facial sunscreen...it made me breakout horribly for 2 weeks, with whiteheads, pimples and cystic. I was mortified, didn't want to leave my house...went to sephora, dropped $$$ on Peter Ross (???) products which didn't make much of a different. Cue Alpha Hydrox. I live in NYC so didn't think I could get it anywhere... we don't have walmarts or quality drugstores... duane reade is trash. Someone recommended Price Wise and I looked all over, and I was in luck...after 15 minutes of searching. After 2 weeks, and at the beginning of "that time of the month" (when my skin is normally the worst), my skin looks great.... I use it twice a day and have been so pleased with the results, I'm thinking of buying the other products!
I dunno, me and concealer don't get along. I just don't like it. I use this concealer, it pretty much does the job. I mean, I really just use a swipe under my eyes and around my nose to smooth out any dark circles or redness. I wouldn't use it on blemishes, as it doesn't seem like it would give much coverage. Although, it's cheap and works dandy for everyday light use.
So for some reason, drugstores (Duane Reade, CVS, Rite Aid, etc) in Manhattan don't carry this CG Smoothers, so I had to find a cheap replacement. I asked MUAers for a product similiar to CGS, and they came back with this. I like this product, it is definitely a little heavier than the CGS, but it's good for when you want a little more coverage or a more "done up" look. They also come in a variety of colors, so it's easy to match your shade. The packaging is a little annoying for some reason. I always cut the bottom of the tube open when it's "done", and you can get a few days worth if you do that. (Cheap, I know, but seriously - I hate spending money on makeup!)
This has been my HG for 8 yrs. I started wearing this when I got to college, b/c I had never worn makeup and foundation seemed really heavy to me. This stuff is amazing! I use it every single day, it's really light, and it's very transparent and it feels moisturizing. It kinda just gives you a little color, a little coverage... I'll use concealer if I have any blemishes. I also throw on some cream blush and I'm out the door. Don't waste your money on Trish McEvoy or Clarins, it's so pointless....all you need is this, and its only $7 at Target! I will die if they discontinue this.
Eye Shadow -Bare Escentuals - Smokey Eyes Tutorial
bluegreyeyes 4/13/2009 1:56:00 PM
So I received this as a gift and I have to say that I have tried for a few years to perfect the smokey eye look. Being a tomboy, I'm hopeless at putting on makeup...eyeshadow in particular. My best friend, fed up with my constantly asking her to give me a smokey eye, bought me this kit. Personally -- the brush that comes with the 3 eyeshadows is worth the price alone. It really helps! Plus, I love the colors, and that they are loose eyeshadows. But really, the brush is awesome... I use it for more than just smokey eyes... I use it with my eyeliner when I screw up... it's great.
Love this product -- I have it in this color and soft plum... I'm a cream blush/gel blush whore... this is by far my best. I even like it better than Stila convertible cream blush. I have dry skin so the mousse texture is better than the cream, which sometimes doesn't rub all the way. I will def buy this again, it's an HG for me.
I got this as a sample in a Nordstrom promotion. I had hear rave reviews of it, esp. in magazines like InStyle. I normally use NARS primer, but thought I'd try it, since it was free. OH MY GOSH. I got a terrible rash on my face... it was rediculous. Plus, the consistency of this stuff is just...akward...I don't like putting it on my face, it doesn't feel right.
OBSESSED SINCE 1999! I can't get enough of this... I have it in my drawer at work, in my purse, my nightstand, my jackets, etc. I have every single type of Kheils: small tub, large tub, tube, baby's chapstick, tinted, etc. I loveee it. ALL of my friends are hooked on it, and they give it as gifts. Seriously, what a cult beauty item. People always ask me "oh what's so great about it?" JUST TRY IT. Moisturizing. Flattering. Addicting.
I made this mask using generic aspirin tablets, tea tree oil and vitamin E. It truly does work. Honestly, it is *very* drying, afterwards, I had to put vaseline on my lips constantly. But it really does help dry up any problem areas, esp. if you are prone to cystic acne. I would definitely use this again, esp. right before my period when my acne is most prominent. Great mask.