Makeup Brushes -Everyday Minerals - Foundation Brush
aryana 4/19/2007 12:54:00 AM
Softest, silkiest brush I've ever used! Provides the BEST coverage. Better than any kabuki, or even concealer brush I've tried. Great for focusing on problem areas. Since I bought it, this brush is usually all I need to apply foundation to my entire face. My kabuki has definitely taken a back seat. I only really use it when I'm in a hurry now. Wonderful brush! I was AMAZED by how soft it was, and it really does provide even better coverage than the Everyday Kabuki from EDM. I wish there was some kind of cap for EDM's brushes though, for travel, etc, other than the plastic cover the brush comes in.
I got this along with a sample of Evening Out. I wish I had got the mini-size of Evening Out and a sample of Sunday Brunch. I agree with what others said, it is REALLY easy to overdo. It's very highly pigmented. I think it wouldn't work for a lot of complexions. It's nice for days when you want to do your makeup up a little bit. It's very hard to be subtle with this blush, even if you use just a pinch. But I love EM :D
Skincare - Face -Avon - Skin So Soft Facial Hair Removal Cream
aryana 3/12/2007 3:49:00 AM
Wow, WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! I bought this product based on the positive reviews here. I am shocked by how poorly it works! This cream was not even able to remove the finest peach fuzz from my chin and along my jaw line. Well, I should say it only removed SOME of the hair, even after I left it on for way over the maximum time of 8 minutes .. I left it for almost twice as long and still, only some of the hair was removed! This was horrible as it made the remaining hairs even more visible. The stuff is also a pain to remove! It left the hair/peach fuzz all matted in a weird way, and even now, DAYS after using the product, the remaining hair in the area where I applied it looks very weird -- it's going against its natural direction, making it even more obvoius. I can STILL feel the stickiness of the cream on my face, even days after using the product! I was my face day and night and even used a scrub and it didn't help much. This was a MAJOR disappointment. If it couldn't deal with peach fuzz, I'm not even going to try it on my upper lip. I think I am going to stick with waxing. .. it seems like the most effective temporary hair removal method. I have actually never had facial waxing besides my eyebrows, but I know that it is very painful... still, I think it would be well worth it if THIS HORRIBLE PRODUCT is considered one of the better depilatories for facial hair on the market! What a waste!
This blush is wonderful. I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't love it! If I could have only one makeup product in my purse, this would be it. It gives you a beautiful "petal-like" glow that brightens your whole face. I see a lot of girls who wear way to much blush, and it's really hard to put on too much of Dandelion because it's so sheer and just the right color. I've heard some people say it doesn't work with their skin tone. If you want a powder that will give you more of a warm/tan/brown look, you should try Georgia - basically Dandelion's tropical sister. I think Dandelion is great for most skin tones though. Personally I have a lot of yellow in my complexion and I find that Dandelion really helps liven up my skin. I'm also a graphic designer so of course I adore the lovely packaging. $26 may seem like a lot to spend on blush, but this is pressed powder that will last you a loong time. I'm still using my very first box of Dandelion, and I can't even remember when I bought it, it's been so long! Not that I wouldn't buy it again if I ran out, I definitely would! If you like this you should also try Benefit's Moon Beam or High Beam liquid highlighters. Just dot and blend some on your cheek and brown bones, and draw & blend a line down your nose (this makes the nose slimmer). Combined with Dandelion, you'll achieve the perfect sought-after "glow".