This is my favorite lipstick ever and I've repurchased it many times. It is expensive but the color is a perfect "YLBB" pink/nude and I've never found a cheaper substitute that looks as good.
Loose Powders -T. LeClerc - Loose Powder in Banane
rainy_days 1/31/2004 11:53:00 AM
The packaging is a pain at first and you will probably waste some powder trying to get the sifter to the top of the powder so you can actually use it. Having said that, this is the best powder I've ever used and it's great for oily skin. I use it to set my B.E. mineral makeup and it leaves a shine-free finish for hours. I also like that the Banane color counteracts any ruddiness in my skin. I've had the same small tin of powder for almost two years, use it every single day, and it's still 2/3 full. I'll probably buy a new one before I run out but I don't think loose powder can really go bad. Excellent product overall.
Skincare - Face -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar Super-Hydrating Mask
rainy_days 1/31/2004 11:48:00 AM
Great moisturizing mask I use when my skin is dry and flaky. It really soaks in and moisturizes well. I've used Astara's Golden Flame Mask and the Philosophy maks works just as well, if not better. I'm a stickler for sanitary containers so I wish this came in a tube instead of a jar and it's also a bit expensive. Other than that, it works well and I'll probably purchase it again when I run out.
This is my favorite BHA treatment product. It leaves a matte finish on my normal to oily skin and makes a good base for my makeup. It does have a medicinal smell but it dissipates after a minute or two and doesn't bother me. Hope in a bottle is especially good when mixed with hope and a prayer vitamin c powder.
Skincare - Face -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar Eye & Lip Cream
rainy_days 1/31/2004 11:43:00 AM
This comes in a tube now instead of a jar and I like the tube better for sanitary reasons. This is the best eye cream I've ever used. It's very rich and may cause milia in people who are prone to them but it is so moisturizing and it stays put. Great for fine lines and dryness. Better than DDF, La Mer, and Kiehl's, IMO.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
rainy_days 1/31/2004 11:41:00 AM
One of my favorite cleansers. I use it in the shower and it does what it's supposed to do. It cleans my skin without drying it out and it also does a good job of removing makeup. The scent is a bit odd but not offensive. I've gotten used to it and the effectiveness of the product outweighs any negatives for me.