Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Flawless Application Face Brush
gimmeglamour 10/4/2007 11:04:00 AM
I have been using Bare Essentials make up for over a year, with a $10 Kabuki brush I got at Walgreens.. This morning before work I used my friend's Flawless Application brush, and was amazed at the difference!! My make up came out truly flawless, and the second I got into work, I was already getting comments about my make up. This brush really amazed me, and I plan on getting it this weekend. Definately worth buying!
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin
gimmeglamour 10/3/2007 4:50:00 PM
This product does the job, and doesn't irritate my skin. It's not amazing, it's just okay. I can't make any complaints, but I have used moisturizers (Nivea Soft), that have made my skin feel better than this one. So, yes there are better drugstore moisturizers out there, but you can't really go wrong with Neutrugena products, because they do, do the job. I'd buy again.
I used to use this before I discovered Nars blushes. I really loved the scent, (and so did my boyfriend), so for that I give it props, and the color was pretty, but all in all, it's just an average cream blush. Didn't do anything spectacular for my skin. I think I'd buy it again, but not anytime soon, maybe if I had some extra skin, but only because of how much I loved the scent, not because it was an amazing product. I found it wore off to quickly.
I bought this expecting it to be a solid baby pink color, but like some other reviews I noticed below, I also was disappointed in how sheer it was, compared to the image I was expecting.. which is what the tube looked like. I still use it and its one of the only lip glosses I use, but that's probably because it cost me so much. I don't hate the color, but after I'm done with it, I'll probably try Nars in Turkish Delight, I heard that one is more true to it's tube color. So, although I don't have too many complaints with this product, it just isnt the color I thought it was, so I wouldn't buy again.
Eyeliner -Smashbox - Cream Eyeliner in Smashing Caviar
gimmeglamour 10/3/2007 4:23:00 PM
It's hard reviewing this product, because I hate to say anything bad about it. I used it for over a year, and it was the only eyeliner I'd ever buy. It really worked well, especially with the arched liner brush by Smashbox. Recently I switched to Bobbi Brown's gel liner, just because I wanted something more dramatic and darker. Smashbox's cream liner is a great product, that I will always stand by, it just didn't end up being dark enough for me. I still have it, and use it on my down days, but as far as buying it again, I think I've kind of fallen in love with the Bobbi Brown liner. The color is more of a duller black, and it doesn't give you that strong line that lasts all day, unfortunately.. but, if you're used to the drugstore brands, you'll love this. Also, very easy to apply, much easier than Bobbi Brown's..
I love this product. I bought it a few months ago, and still have plenty left. If you use Bare Minerals as your foundation, you definately need to use the Mineral Veil as well, because not only does it set the makeup, and last all day, but it really does give your face a flawless finish, that's very pretty, and will get you plenty of compliments =]
I love Bare Escentuals and all of their products I've used so far, but this one disappointed me. I'm an NC20, and I found it came out this pinkish gray color, that I just didn't like. It didn't give me the pretty glow I was expecting, and I felt it looked too fake and the color was too gray. Since I already bought it, and don't believe in returning make up products, I sometimes use a little bit of it under my eyes, and under my chin, to sort of make it glow a bit, but I will never apply this to the whole face like it says to do. Just wasn't the right color for me, so I won't buy again. I prefer Smashbox's highlighter in Lens.
Love this mascara. I've been using it for 2 years now, and have never had an urge to change. Works way better than Black Out, or any of the other Dior mascaras. I recently tried out Benefit's Bad Gal, and it is nothing compared to Dior Show, I couldn't believe how disappointed I was in it. So, coming from someone who has tried mostly every mascara out there, this one is definately a staple in my bag, and will be for a longgg time. Constantly get compliments on how fake my eyelashes look. Love love love this!
This is definately the blush everyone should own! I love how I can wear it everyday, because it works well with whatever I wear, and goes with any color make up. This is just a great blush, stays on all day, and gives me the pretty glow I love. Definately a staple in my make up bag!
Wow, I can't believe how disappointing this product was for me. I love my mascara, but have been using DiorShow for over a year now. I wasn't tired with the look it gives, just a little bored of it, so I bought Benefit's Bad Gal yesterday, and was extremely disappointed in it. I was expecting something that would give me really dark lashes, and some volume, but I got nothing! I have long lashes as it is, but after using Dior Show, this stuff was a waste of money. The packaging is cute, but the product is worthless. On the other hand, if you've never used DiorShow, you probably will be impressed, and that's probably what all the hype is, but once you've used DiorShow, this stuff doesn't come even close.
Highlighters -Smashbox - Soft Lights - Smashing Lens
gimmeglamour 10/1/2007 10:44:00 AM
I usually only use Bare Minerals on my face, but I was in Sephora yesterday looking for a highlighting powder, because Bare Minerals all over face color in Clear Radiance was too pink for me. I saw this product, tested a little out, and just bought it, which I rarely do before checking this site.. but, I love this product. I was able to wear it alone, without my usual make up and it gave my face a really pretty glow that I liked. I'm a NC20, so my face is pretty light, but this gave it color and glow.. Love it! Today I checked out the site and was very pleased to see it got a 100% score! Great product, and will definately buy again.
I really was not impressed with this at all. I read a lot of amazing reviews about it, and heard it was a really great product, but it just wasn't for me I guess. The only thing I liked was how well it removed my eye make up. I have combo skin, and this dried my skin out really bad. Especially, around my mouth, and nose area. I'm not doubting that it works wonders for some, but it just didnt do it for me. Wouldn't buy this again.
Before I purchased this product, I read a lot of mixed reviews on it. In the end, I knew the only way to know if it would work for me, was to just buy it.. and I'm glad I did! I love how smooth it goes on, and the color highlights the brows perfectly. It's great for days when you need to cover up extra hairs, but I use it every single day. Even when I'm not wearing make up. I have been using this product for over a week now, and haven't had any issues with the pencil breaking, or having to even sharpen it. The way I'm going, it looks like I'll be using this product for a long time, before I have to sharpen it again. Will definately buy again!
After using Smashbox's cream eyeliner for over a year, I finally decided to try this one, and I wasn't disappointed. I love how dark it comes, out and it's definately better than the gel eyeliner that MAC makes also. It doesn't smear, or smudge. I bought the arch brush from Benefit and it gave me a good line. Just be careful to apply it correctly, cause it dries fast! If you do it right, it looks great though!