Lip Gloss -Neutrogena - MoistureShine Tinted Lipbalm
FunnyValentine 2/23/2007 12:56:00 AM
I bought "Natural" on a whim, and loved it while it lasted (I ran through 2 tubes, and now the only ones I can find in drugstores are expired). It's exactly that: Natural. It doesn't look like I'm wearing anything--it gives that wonderful just-kissed look, and makes my lips look plumper. I love that it's got SPF, and I also love that I can reapply anywhere without looking like a girly-girl applying lipgloss or lipstick. As others stated, the drawback is that it doesn't last long on the lips--which also translates to the tube not lasting long, because I reapplied so much. But it's so cheap, it's worth it. Since I couldn't find another "Natural" when my last one ran out, I bought a similar lipbalm from Aveda. It also seems like a great company to support. The color I bought which is most similar to "Natural" is "Apricot"--The color has sparkles in it, so it's not exactly like the Neutrogena colors, and it's not as soft and smooth, but it lasts a bit longer it's also got an SPF (15).
Eyeliner -Trish McEvoy - Definer in Deep Aubergine
FunnyValentine 2/23/2007 12:43:00 AM
MUA's reviewers are right as usual--This eyeshadow (which I apply dry as an eyeliner) is great. It stays on through my workouts, and is indeed densely pigmented (like a really deep brown). I ordered it online, and it came in a disposable plastic container. When I went to Sephora in search of a case for it, a sweet saleswoman suggested I order one from Beauty Buffet. It's perfect for it (magnetized, so you can just plop the eyeshadow right in). Edit: Unfortunately, this has parabens, so I won't be repurchasing (if ever I run out).
Sunscreen -Clarins - UV PLUS Protective Day Screen SPF 40
FunnyValentine 2/21/2007 12:29:00 PM
I really want to like this product--after all, I invested a fair amount of $ in it (and the saleslady was really nice ;-). Also, it's supposed to be good for sensitive skin. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I find it runny (just like someone else said--it's like skim milk), it does leave a white cast on my face, and when I sweat or my eyes tear up, I get white streaks on my face. I haven't given up altogether, but I usually put it back in the closet after each time I use it (swearing it's the last time), replacing it with my trusted "Oil-Free Faces". But I just read that the Oxybenzone isn't good for the skin, so now I don't know what to use. I guess a big ol' hat would do best. Sigh.