I really wasn't impressed with this product. It was fine as a cleanser, but left my skin feeling tight and dry.
I love all of the Dior "poisons", Hypnotic is very nice - sensual. I will definitely buy this fragrance again... and any other fragrance "poisons" that Dior offers.
I have rosacea which results in a constant redness/ruddiness on my cheeks, chin, and forehead. While using my all natural skincare routine has helped to reduce the redness - some redness still exists. That's where this wonderful concealer comes in. Remember in school, mix red with green and you get brown? Well cover complexion redness with mint concealer and you get a beautiful natural look with no redness or green-ness! Will definitely continue to buy this product!
I love this product!! It feels great on my lips, has a pleasant taste and smell, and is all natural. What more could you want? I always have a tube of this or a BB lip shimmer handy! I apply this product before going to bed so that it can condition and moisturize my lips while I sleep. ~¿ô
Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Oil Free eye makeup remover
celesteakabeaddict 7/9/2009 9:10:00 PM
I used to love this product, but it has gone up almost two dollars in the last year! It works really well for removing waterproof mascaras. It doesn't burn your eyes, and yes, it is a little oily, but I always washed my face after use. The product is great, but I can't see paying $2 more for something that hasn't been improved or comes is in a new larger size. I now use olive oil - works even better!
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Butterfly Flower
celesteakabeaddict 7/9/2009 6:31:00 PM
This is such a wonderful scent - maybe a cross between amber and honeysuckle. Nice and light, good for work and play.
I have to agree with the last post - this primer is okay, but the Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel is the best primer that I have ever used. Don't be shy because the box states that it is for your bikini area - it works wonderfully as a primer (same ingredients) and is so much easier on your pocketbook!!
I love the product, but gave it one lippie because it is too expensive and I don't like the sponge. In the past, I threw the sponge away and just use a brush to apply it. After reading about the benefits of clay, I decided to try and make a clone of this product on my own. I mixed one tablespoon each of all of the following: Kaolin clay, Rhassoul clay, Bentonite clay, and Hydrolized Pearl Powder. I brush this mixture on every night and then pat my oil moisturizer on over it. I have been using this for over a month now and my skin is radiant - IMHO!! p.s. Oil mixture is 8 parts olive oil, 2 parts castor oil, 4 drops rose essential oil, 10 drops lavender essential oil, and 8 drops ylang ylang essential oil. I use this mixture as a night time cleanser and moisturizer. 1. Cleanse with oil mixture. 2. Dust with clay mixture. 3. Moisturize with oil mixture.
Cleansers -Pur Minerals - Pur Minerals Mineral Melt
celesteakabeaddict 7/5/2009 3:51:00 PM
I was very pleasantly surprised at the way this product 1) removed my make up (both eye and face makeup) so easily and quickly and 2.) left my skin feeling hydrated, smooth, and soft. I massaged it into my skin (so relaxing) and then gently wiped it away using a warm wash cloth. Great product for removing any type of make up!
Foundations -Bare Escentuals - Get Started Kit in Medium
celesteakabeaddict 7/5/2009 3:35:00 PM
I Love this kit. I first purchased this kit after seeing the infomercial claim that it could lessen the appearance of rosacea and scars. I was in a car accident (no air bags) and as a result have facial scarring. All other foundations (pan, cream, liquid, etc) seemed to work their way into the scar lines, eventually making them more noticeable. I had given up on wearing foundations, but when I saw the infomercial I figured I'd give minerals a try. I am so glad that I did! I have been using BE foundations, blushes, and veils for close to two years now. My skin is healthier, I hardly ever break out (even during that time of the month), and my rosacea is all but gone. The brushes are fantastic and the Warmth and Glee are wonderful products - they will last forever as you use so little. I will buy this product again and again and again... P.S. Folks who are sensitive to bismuth will experience some irritation - itchiness right away, but I have never had a problem with BE foundations.
Treatments (Eye) -Mary Kay - Indulge Soothing Eye Mask
celesteakabeaddict 7/5/2009 3:26:00 PM
I was disappointed. This product did nothing for me.
Concealers -Bare Escentuals - Well-Rested For Eyes
celesteakabeaddict 7/5/2009 3:24:00 PM
I love this product, but I don't use it as a concealer. It had a "powdery" look when applied as a concealer, so I put it away. When I later read that it was originally an eye shadow, I took it out of the back of my case and gave it a try. Loved it!! I now use it as a eye makeup primer or alone when I don't feel like wearing makeup, it gives you a healthy natural awake well-rested look. I will definitely buy this again!
Eye Shadow -Bare Escentuals - Get Started Eyes Kit
celesteakabeaddict 7/5/2009 3:14:00 PM
This is a wonderful kit - everything you need to make your eye look beautiful! It comes with three brushes and four neutral colors that go with every skin tone or skin type. The natural minerals don't bother my eyes, the way some shadows do, and last all day. The kit comes with a DVD, so you can quickly learn to apply your eye shadow and liner like a pro! It is a steal at $49 - the vaue of the brushes alone is almost $40!
Bronzers -Bare Escentuals - Faux Tan all-over face color
celesteakabeaddict 7/5/2009 3:10:00 PM
You can have a sunkissed glow all year long with BE's Faux Tan! I love it! I mix a sprinkle of the faux tan with my MV (after I have already put on the MV) and sweep it over my cheeks, chin, decolletage, and forehead. Voila - a natural sunkissed look in minutes!
Eye Shadow -Bare Escentuals - Loose Powder Eyeshadow
celesteakabeaddict 7/5/2009 3:04:00 PM
I am so glad that I tried mineral eye shadows. I started with L'Oreal mineral eye shadow and really liked the versatility of the product - goes on as light or heavy as you want to make it. L'Oreal did not have a great color selection so I tried BE mineral shadows and liners - I am now a loyal BE customer for life. You can apply them anywhere from sheer/opaque to deep/vibrant. You can mix colors to make a unique just for you color. You can apply them dry or wet (foiled). You can use any color as an eyeliner - experiment, experiment, experiment!! The blend so well and stay put for hours. You do not have to use a primer, but if you do, your shadow will stay put all day! Doesn't stick to creases either. I LOVE MY BE MINERALS!!!