Great neutral to have on hand. On my brown eyes, pale ivory skin, it is a nice smoky brownish purple. APplication is great, it goes where I want it and stays. Nice for work because it isnt a bold color or sparkly. Also could smoke it up for nighttime. Great for crease color and corner V for me.
Not the worst not the best. I have kinda long lashes as it is. This seriously defines, as in every lash ends up seperated and long. Kinda makes me look like I have long fake lashes. Some people might like that. I guess I like it better when I have a little bit of volume rather than just these long seperated lashes. The packaging is cheap and sort of a hideous green, though the plain tube shape is good.
For the color and effect it is worth repurchasing. The packaging is cheap and the plastic end broke from dropping it on the floor, so now it looks really cheap. But I like the goldish color which is way more natural than the white liners. It covers reddness and is a subtle highlight. Its not top of my list of must-have-always items, it wouldn't be awful to not have on hand. But its a nice extra and I would eventually repurchase if I ran out. Unless I found out there is a cheaper dupe. Its also smooth and I have no irritation and it doesn't bother me one bit to apply to my waterline.
Eyeliner -Laura Mercier - Tightline Cake Eye Liner in Bleu Marine
Abbieness 3/27/2013 11:26:00 AM
Love the quality and color. No smudging issues. Easy to apply even for a total amateur like myself. Takes more time than just swiping a pencil over your lid because you have to use a brush, dip it in a little water, and be a little careful with application because it is an actual line you create. But it is worth it for the effect and no smudging! Good for sophisticated more professional look. I like the blue color for my brown eyes. Its close to navy. The packaging is a little on the bulky side but its still a small size overall.
I'm not completely sure this is worth it but it does seem to help with applying my ELDWL foundation. Makes it like a smooth canvas for foundation and I think it helps then with how the foundation looks, too. I have sensitive clog prone combo skin and it doesn't give me any issues. No scent that I can tell. It isn't heavy in texture, its pretty lightweight. The thing is I can't say it is the greatest product ever because I really don't know for sure it makes all that much difference for the money. I don't think I'd worry or panic if I ran out.
I like this product because I am pale with no color in my cheeks and the effect is perfect to give me a flushed cheek look. So much more convincing that it is a natural flush than any powder blush I've tried. It looks real. I use my fingers to apply and that has been fine for me. This bottle shoiuld last forever it seems. Staying power seems good - lasts from 8a to about 3p for me. Rosy red color on my pale ivory-undertone skin.
Styling Products -Alterna - Alterna Bamboo Smooth - Kendi Oil
Abbieness 3/27/2013 11:06:00 AM
I tried samples of this 3 times before purchase. Have used about 1/3 of the bottle at this point. At this point I would rather spend a little more for the Kerastase oleo that I like better because it was a little bit lighter weight. I will keep using it though because I do need something for my flyaways and it is a decent product. I like the scent, it is pretty neutral, no one ever notices it. I spray a couple times once on each side and then brush. It does make my hair shiny and soft. It is certainly way better than drugstore products I've tried. I would repurchase if it wasn't that I have found something better before w Kerastase.
I like the quality and staying power. It applies well, and I don't notice any sparkle. I am pale with no rosiness in my cheeks naturally, have ivory undertones, and brown eyes and hair, nonpigmented lips. On my this color is rosy, leans toward red on me. Nice color to give me a flushed look. I use practically daily unless I need something more pink or coral or something more subtle, then I wouldnt use it. I think it is good quality overall.
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Crystal Lipstick- Crystal Pink
Abbieness 3/27/2013 10:54:00 AM
On my non-pigmented lips this is a very light MLBB light rose with very subtle sparkle. I can't stand any sparkle on my lips but this barely shows. It is more like a very lightweight gloss with a touch of rosy pink on me. I like it because it doesn't leave my lips nude but gives just a touch of color and sheen. Very subtle. Adds just enough pigment for me so that it is MLBB but it wouldnt work if I really need color or with certain color clothes. I am pale and my lips are also pale. I dont detect any taste or scent. I like the texture and weight because it feels like a nice chapstick rather than a sticky or heavy gloss.
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear LIGHT Foundation SPF10
Abbieness 1/26/2013 11:11:00 AM
Purchased based on MUA recommendations. Have repurchased three times. Offers medium coverage that can build to cover well. Somewhat thicker consistency on skin, can feel heavy at times and I have learned I need to start with thin layer and slowly build. I have sensitive, combo, clog prone skin. I find it is not drying on me, not does it make me overly oily. In winter currently I do not need powder or blotting. But warmer temps I use powder over it and occassionally need to blot. Has lasting power and lasts on me for a full 8 hour day. I usually use washcloth with my cleaner to remove as it is so lasting and needs real removal by nighttime. Good color match for my ivory based pale skin. I use Intensity 1.0. I like to use the matching concealer over it. The packaging is not very attractive but the squeeze tube is good for getting all product out and not wasting any. It is also on the expensive side but for me it is worth it because I need the coverage for dark spots and evening out redness and dark circles.
Sunscreen -Bioderma - Photoderm MAX Fluide SPF 50 PPD 35
Abbieness 1/26/2013 11:01:00 AM
Purchased based on info from MUA skincare board. I have repurchased about 4 times now at least. I use daily. I have sensitive, combo, clog prone skin. This sunscreen does not feel heavy or greasy to me. Does not leave a white cast. Is "cosmetically elegant" as they say. I feel it has helped the dark spots I have both from acne scars and sun, to slowly fade, though it has taken patience waiting to see results. I am very happy with this product for how it feels and for the high quality protection. It has a similar texture to Sofina which I loved however the Sofina did not protect my skin enough. This offers excellent protection.
Purchased based on reviews here and am very pleased with the product. Love the packaging, feels solid and sturdy to me (I drop single eyeshadows like nobodys business). On me (pale, brunette, brown eyes, purpleish lids) it is a beatiful array of colors that overall give the impression of violet. It is a beautiful complex combination of blueish purple, cranberry, and brown - on me. With just a bit of shimmer so it is not glam. You could wear to work. But also could go out on the town with a few more layers and some eyeliner. Gorgeous! Recommend highly to try it.
Concealers -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer
Abbieness 12/31/2012 8:07:00 PM
Boy I wish I had tried this product years ago. I have tried endless concealers and not been very happy. But this one actually does what I want! It covers blemishes, dark spots, and my dark undereye circles very well and I don't believe it is noticeable that I am using a concealer. It also has a light reflecting quality that I like, that again I don't think is really noticeable to others, however it gives my skin a bit of a glow. I like the texture, it is liquid but thick enough to stay in place. Lasting power is excellent - lasts all day for me, from 7am to 5pm. It is buildable. I tend to apply twice to darkest spots and to undereyes. I find the color match works well for my pale ivory skin. I will definitely repurchase, and would recommend at least to other pale folks.
Lipstick -Bobbi Brown - Creamy Lip Color - Uber Pink
Abbieness 11/4/2012 6:19:00 PM
I love the creamy lipcolors and this is a color I never would have picked for myself but I am quite happy it was suggested. It is a peachy pink on my pale lips, a modern color that is great for work, great for a traditional look too for someone who is not keen on bold color. Will repurchase because I gave it away to someone who tried it on and fell in love with it!
This is a nice crease color for a neutral eye.Great quality product. Clor payoff is nice. This color was recommended by the SA for my coloring, brown eyes, pale complexion. I am supposed to pair it with black gel eyeliner which I will do once I purchase some. This is a nice staple.