This is better than a lot of the concealers I have thrown away tonight! Better coverage than Lancome in a tube, Maybelline coverstick and Fit Me concealer, Revlon colorstay, Kashuk quad, and all of Physicians F. concealers suck compared to this one, and my Chanel concealer stick also went in the trash tonight. I'm just sick of it. Why do I need to layer 2 or 3 brands to get an end result. This one stays put, yeah it dries fast but if you use that moist teardrop sponge to blend it, it blends so perfectly!!! I just set it with Hard Candy's welcome matte translucent powder and voila..
I'm an NC30 and the shade "light" is too light to cover any REAL dark circles..and other shades are just too dark! I basically had to use and blend my Sonia Kashuk and use it with this product for it to actually look flawless and cover well. I noticed the women/girls on Youtube who loved this don't really have dark circles at all!! So that's why they think this is amazing..
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles
harmony888 8/29/2012 6:09:00 AM
(I'm an NC30 in MAC and #127 MUFE. ) I use this product in Medium. I apply this over Sonia Kashuk concealer quad. Has a microbial sponge tip which is awesome, and says DONOT wash tip. I basically like to apply this over a bunch of concealers that I'm trying to finish, this gives it a better finish and adds coverage. If it's to sheer for you, go a shade darker and pat on a lighter powder to seal..or I sometimes use PF yellow undereye primer for dark circles. GREAT PRODUCT.
Conditioner -Organix - Moroccan Argan Oil Renewing Treatment
harmony888 8/13/2012 2:23:00 AM
ARGAN OIL: It weighs my hair a bit down. I do put it at some of my breakage that is short and near my scalp, and I don't get those annoying short flyaways that stick straight up anymore. It feels heavy but yet it makes my hair soft, completely comb-through and manageable. My hair w/out this, is extra dry, poofy and frizzy (no split ends) My hair now has great moisture after flat iron or my in-styler..I love this product. This and my In-styler are coming with me to my grave!! (Or urn LOL) I have tried FrizzEase's extra strength serum and it totally fails compared to this. ARGAN OIL TREATMENT CREAM: I deep conditioned with it for 30 minutes, just used a plastic bag and covered my hair tightly with it using a clip. Did a few chores and it warmed up my head, so that's a good thing. Washed it off..I noticed it wasn't the kind that leaves smooth residue. It felt more like I could start feeling my individual hair strands for once (!) while I was rinsing it. I will use this once a week in conjunction with the oil that I will use everyday.
I got this in natural, I'm an NC 30 in MAC. I was hoping it would be a nice glow on, but it was too powdery and muddy, even if I barely put any on the brush. There was nothing special about it whatsoever, not the shade, not the pigmentation and not the price.. You can surely find better shde for your face that costs much much less. The bronzer though is brilliant and a must have!
Bronzers -Physicians Formula - PH Matchmaker Bronzer
harmony888 6/16/2012 3:19:00 AM
Thank goodness I found this! I've been on the verge of going to spend money on a higher end dept store bronzer, when by chance I spotted this at my local CVS and decided to try one last drug store bronzer..AND THANK GAWWD I DID! I've tried the Rimmel, NYC, etc..all the ones recommended by the Youtube gurus, and they all pretty much sucked so bad. I still put up with using them for a few years thinking that's how most bronzers from the drugstore are gonna be anyway. For example, the NYC SUNNY wasn't smooth and streaked orange, blekh..the RRimmel was also streaky not blendable and looked like I had a dirty face, but yeah I put up with it. BUT THIS IS AMAZING. I looked polished and perfectly airbrushed, like it totally blends into my blush, and doesn't look muddy and splotchy. I mean even using the brush it came with, it's so perfect!! I like a clean line that blends upward towards my apples and this brush actually is better than my expensive ones..who knew!! THANK YOU PPF!!! I 'll use this until the day I die! I got the shade bronzer which is the darkest but it isn't dark at all, dont be scared, I'm light and it's so gorgeous, NOT orangey or yellowish, just a nice very light brown glow, it's also buildable. If I would have gotten the lighter shade I would have had to return it for sure! Just try it, and besides you have nothing to lose, you can always return it to the drugstore or even send it back to PF for a prooduct voucher. Did I say I love thisproduct? BY the way- the brush it comes with is spot on!! It gets the job done and if you want definition of cheek bones this is the type of brush that works..it's a popular brush nowadays and I can see why.
Styling Products -Paul Mitchell - Super Skinny Serum
harmony888 2/29/2012 4:34:00 AM
This serum is the next best to Moroccan oil and WEN gel and is so much cheaper.. It's such a wild hair tamer. I have wavy wild hair, and this helps me attain a straight sleek texture! I put this on after a very slight towel dry and blow dry straight w/a paddle brush. This is also a heat protectant, so I finally got rid of the CHI iron guard (which made my neck itchy and smelled bad.) I also swipe a Fekkai cream to tone flyaways after blowdry. Works great together. I also use this on my 13 yr old son's puffy hair. He has straight black thick hair, but in the morning, it's just big puffy and uncontrollable. He hates puting mousse or gel cause after PE he says it feels itchy and gross SO I put this through his hair after towel dried, and in the morning it was so much more silky (still puffy) and much more calm looking..
Blush -Maybelline - Dream Mousse Blush in Peach Satin ] ] [DISCONTINUED]
harmony888 2/18/2012 5:35:00 AM
$4 everywhere like Target, CVS. I have all the colors. They are being replaced by Bouncy blush, so look out for the clearance of it!!! I LOVE these. I swipe a white shimmer powder (L.Mercier) over it and it blends it into my skin with ahighlight shimmer on my cheekbones. But for the darker shades, I use it under my cheekbones. LOVE LOVE LOVE this. It's a nice flushed natural glowy look, and I can't believe how people keep saying my skin is so nice now! I never thought this type of blush would make a difference but it completely does! I don't even like powder blushes, and they cost 5x more. I haven't used my expensive blushes since I got these on clearance. I'm excited about makeup again, thanks to this product, my face is alive! This blush color is gorgeous with a nude/peach lippie and dark smokey fierce eyes, along w/my blonde hair and brown eyes, it's such a pixie look.
Hair -Wen by Chaz Dean - Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner
harmony888 2/18/2012 5:21:00 AM
My stylist says this is amazing, what more can I ask for..I tried this set for only $10 free shipping!!! Everyone at the salon says try it- it's good and healthy for hair.. I have black hair dyed completely blonde, so this WEN system takes care of my hair! It's gentle, conditioning and careful of stripping my color. Blonde hair stays clean virtually no oils for more than 3 days! So this cleanser is perfect, shampoo is too strong. This SMELLS EXACTLY LIKE NIOXIN, FEELS LIKE NIOXIN TOO. I loved Nioxin! But anyway, so I use this correctly, and it's so clean and fresh feeling..the balm, and texturizing gel is sooooo good, my hair is straight but bouncy!! I love it!! It's better than the Paul Mitchell straight serum! If this isn't cleaning your hair, how often do you wash, if you wash everyday- it should clean it COMPLETELY! Maybe if you wait 2 or 3 days and your hair is extra oily, this won't cleanse it well. Also, USE THE COMB! That's important, use the comb to spread thoroughly and while rinsing off. Combing insures a perfect application, wash and rinse off. (if you can't afford it stop whining about the price- then don't buy it. How is that Wen's fault? This whole set was $10 and only $20 a bottle on QVC :)
$1.25 on sale at CVS! Love it!
Got this for $3 on sale at CVS!! Nude Buff is great, I mix it with my MUFE foundation in the day as a touch up powder!
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Hada Labo Moisturing Cream
harmony888 2/3/2012 12:41:00 AM
Mehh, after awhile, this isn't moisturizing enough, and is very watery mixed with a slimey feel.
Toners -Unlisted Brand - Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid
harmony888 2/3/2012 12:39:00 AM
It's so natural and light, also very moisturizing for a toner. But over time, I feel it leaves an unwanted residue and my face feels like it has a layer over it, rather than my face actually absorbing it. I like the way it feels like my face is plump, but the sticky feel isn't pleasant.
update 2/29/12: The bumpy texture on my forehead w/disoloration is completely gone. I got chicken pox when I was 21 and it left scars there. I can't believe it. ALso all my pores are non existent to the naked eye. I have never seen my skin look so "bright" w/out makeup- and WITH, I look airbrushed, if that makes sense, photoshoped in RL. No signs of my discoloration on my left cheekbone either. This really is an amazing product. This product works well between toner and moisturizer with a good SPF. (you can always increase SPF by buying zinx oxide powder and adding it to any moisturizer) The smell quickly goes away after my SPF lotion is applied, and no itches either. UPDATE (2/21/12) OMG The teller at my bank and a worker at Target said, wow you have nice skin! I said "really? thanks!" Then last week my relatives came to visit and said " you look different! your skin looks good." Also a cashier at Whole Foods said that I look so young after she checked my ID for wine.. It's 2.5 weeks now that I am using this..I SLEEP LATE and only get about 3 hours sleep per day, I don't even drink water often like I should! So for them to see this- I'm super excited and LOVE LOVE LOVE this product, my skin is "bright" that's the only word that best describes it- I have a "glow" like the spotlight glow on Oprah, when they do closeups of her on TV. I will update again next week :) (1/31/12): Applied between toner and moisturizer, this works best with an SPF30 moisturizer. I apply this morning and evening. It makes my skin feel so silky smooth and plump. It looks like I put on a light veil of pressed powder. It smells a bit strong for me, reminds me of their Lancome perfume which I get a headache from literally. Other than that, I have seen an overall glow develop, and I'm NOT imagining it, I've been taking pictures everyday for a week now! My under eye circles are getting lighter and have much less area. It also feels like it moisturizes, but I still put moisturizer like the associate expressed the importance of SPF30. $84 for 1 oz. and only $20 more for almost double the amount, 1.7oz. So I got the largest size, and so completely worth it! I LOVE this product and would continue using this forever. Update 8/12/12 I stopped using this for 2 months due to the fact that I am using St. Tropez self bronzer on my face from time to time, this summer. GUess what..I literally have these dark splotchy dry patches on each of my cheeks. I think the tanner leaves that. I used to have it there a few summers ago when I would tan at the beach.. ANyway, these are the exact splotches that dissappeared when I started using this product months ago...Now, I am starting to use it again, and seriously it works. Now I know for sure SURE. :p
Makes my hands look as pretty as the hand models on Tiffany & Co. catalogs! So classy. This color was made for my skin tone. 1000stars! It's not goopy, it's perfect for two coats. (And if it's goopy that means you need to chuck it and buy a new one)