Skincare - Body -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Lavender Hand & body Lotion
eyesopen33 8/3/2011 9:24:00 PM
This has a good lavender scent and I like that it is organic. I feel this moisturizes well as my legs feel soft after using. I will repurchase this in the future.
This works for me. Cetaphil burns my skin, but this does not do that at all. It is also good at taking off eye makeup, and my face just feels softer after using this. I haven't noticed any problems with clogged pores yet, which I am prone to. I've been using this for over a year now. It has HA in it too.
I just tried out this product but the shade is too dark for me, so I am going to return this one and re-order in the Light Buff. The shade I just tried is Beige III(neutral), and it definitely is too orangy and too dark for me. I think the coverage for dark circles could be really good assuming I get the right shade, so I will edit later. Usually liquid concealers do not work for me but this one just might. Update: This is a great concealer and I'm very happy with it in the shade Light Buff. Covers very well. Expensive, but worth it and no dryness as well. I'm glad to have finally find a concealer that works well.
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
eyesopen33 8/3/2011 8:49:00 PM
I am on the search for a good foundation and decided to try this one out. The shade I used is 117 Marble, which was a nice yellow based shade that suits me. Unfortunately this emphasizes imperfections on me, like enlarges my pores and emphasizes any dry or flaky areas. I even went outside in my car to look in the mirror out there and although the shade was nice, imperfections were most definitely emphasized. Will be sending this back.
Eyeliner -Bare Escentuals - Buxom Insider Eyeliner
eyesopen33 8/2/2011 5:39:00 AM
Although I am returning the two that I just received, I would only re-purchase this item if I didn't need a waterproof eyeliner. I think these glide on very smoothly, and are pigmented. I don't use eyeliner on my waterline, so I cannot comment on that, but I think the staying power of this eyeliner would not last 8 hours or more. Other than that, a good eyeliner. I got this in Topaz, which I think is a warm chestnut brown. Nice shade and not too strong of a brown. The other color I got was sapphire, which I felt was too bright for my eye area.
Eyeliner -Make Up For Ever - Aqua eyes waterproof eyeliner pencil
eyesopen33 8/2/2011 2:54:00 AM
I bought two of these in the shades Majorelle Blue which is number 15L and also in Grey 22L. I absolutely love the color of the Grey on me, and this does glide on fairly well. Much better than the Revlon colorstay eyeliners. Anyway, the grey color is a perfect shade for my eyes, and it has a hint of blue to it as well. Very pretty. As for the Majorelle Blue, the bright color was just too intense for me so I am returning that one. I think I will try the navy one next as that one is not as bright. What I like about this eyeliner is that it glides fairly well, and it's waterproof. It does tug just a little, but not too badly. I can't wait to try more colors. ETA: This does fade a bit after wearing for a few hours. I had to reapply about four hours later, as the color faded off my lids some. I still love the gray shade though.
Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - Secret Brightening Powder
eyesopen33 8/2/2011 2:38:00 AM
I just used this on my eyes after putting on concealer and noticed that it causes my eye area to look more dried out, and it also emphasized fine lines. I'll be returning it.
I just received a sample of this to test out. When applied over makeup, this caused it to smear my foundation and look very unnatural. I would not purchase this item simply because I think you can achieve the same results with a cheaper powder highlighter.
Concealers -Yves Saint Laurent - Anti-Cernes Multi Action Concealer 02
eyesopen33 8/2/2011 12:42:00 AM
I just tried this concealer and must say that it didn't quite provide enough coverage for my undereye circles. This was not the worst that I have tried, but it was not the best either. I can see why people like this though. Very silky feel and didn't seem to dry out too bad. Just not nearly enough coverage for my circles.
I bought this in Champagne Blonde to counteract gold/brassy tones in my hair. The color looked good for a few weeks, and then faded a lot. So here I am trying to fix the problem again, and I am trying Ion color from Sally's. The L'oreal did turn out to be an ashy blonde, and someone asked me if my hair was a grayish blonde, but it faded very quickly. I won't be repurchasing this product again.
I bought this in the pressed powder version in the shade light golden. The coverage was very sheer and did not provide enough coverage. The shade was wrong also, as it was too light for me and a bit orangy and ashy looking. I'll be returning this item.
I bought this in the medium shade but it was a bit too orange for my skin tone. Also, it did not cover my dark circles very well or blend in very well. Back to the store this goes.
This concealer is very pigmented and thick. It was too dry for my under-eye area. I bought this in the shade creamy glow, but will be returning it.
This did not cover well, and the consistency is rather oily. My drugstore concealer works better than this. Back to the store it goes. But hey, at least I got to try it I guess.
I just received this in the mail and I am not happy with it. I was so very much hoping that this would replace the discontinued loreal airwear brightener, but no luck there. This is very translucent and runny, and most definitely does not help much with dark circles. The color was close to the DC loreal airwear brightner, but the consistency and formula are lacking terribly. Returning it.