Mascara -Shiseido - The Makeup Mascara Base [DISCONTINUED]
Aspen49 4/6/2007 5:27:00 PM
Will I buy this again? Absolutely! This stuff is fantastic! I tried it under Loreal's Voluminous mascara ( which I hate, btw ) and it made all the difference. My lashes looked long and lush, and stayed that way all day. I didn't think anything would help that mascara, but this base made it look great. Definately something I always want to have in my makeup bag.
Blush -Bobbi Brown - Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Summer Tan
Aspen49 4/1/2007 9:59:00 AM
This is my second BB Pot Rouge and I am loving it! Summer Tan is perfect for days when you don't want to look made up, just healthy. You can't beat these for the price, either, they will last a long time. I'm already trying to decide which color to try next!
This looks very pretty in the container, so I was excited to try it, but it made me look like I had two black eyes. Not so good. Oh well, at least I'm only out $2.50!
Samples -Everyday Minerals - Free Sample Makeup Kit [DISCONTINUED/REPLACED]
Aspen49 3/24/2007 7:36:00 AM
I probably would not have tried this brand, had it not been for the free samples. I haven't really cared for mineral makeup in the past, but I figured what the heck! This stuff is fantastic! The samples are very generous, and you can order as many as you need to. I wish they would come out with a sample kit for their blushes an eyeshadows, also.
I really like this blush. It goes on smooth, and the color is beautiful. Very pretty peachy pink, more subtle than Orgasm. The two didn't look that different in the packages to me, but the difference on my skin was very noticable. Deep Throat was much softer looking. Of course, I wish it were cheaper, but I think the quality and texture make up for the price.
This was to orange looking on me, and very glittery. I prefer Deep Throat to this. It has more pink and less shimmer.
I just got a sample of this, and I like that it doesn't have much shimmer to it. It leaves a very natural looking sun-kissed color. Not at all muddy or orange, which is a problem for me with a lot of bronzers out there. This is great for us fair skinned gals, but may not show up well if your skin is medium to dark. I think for summer I may mix in a little of the everyday bronzer, just for a little more intensity. Will repurchase.
Lipstick -Lancome - Le Rouge Absolu - Pink Diamond
Aspen49 3/23/2007 9:16:00 PM
I also received this in a GWP, and did not expect much out of it. However, I find myself reaching for this more often than I thought I would. It's a very pretty champagne pink. I also like the texture ~ very moist. If I run out, this is one I would consider repurchasing.
I had high hopes for this, but it didn't do anything special for my lashes. The reason I gave it such a low rating, though, is because it flakes so bad!! My eyes were stinging like crazy, because of that. Not happy with this mascara at all.
Blush -Bare Escentuals - Warmth All Over Face Color
Aspen49 3/23/2007 8:57:00 PM
I found it hard to make this look natural. It made my face look orange & dirty. Warm radiance was a little better, but I prefer something less sparkly.
Very chalky. Even if you apply this lightly, it can look very dull. I won't be buying this again.
Something drew me to this color, even though I have blue eyes, and olive green didn't sound very flattering. But, because it has some bronze and gold tones, this can look really beautiful on blue eyes. Will repurchase.
Very dry! This also turned orange on me. Not crazy about this one.
I have mixed feelings about this foundation. On one hand, the color I00, was a very close match for my skintone, and I love the idea of a stick foundation for travel & portability. On the other hand, it made my skin feel oily, and broke me out. I don't think it covered red areas very well, either. I'm disappointed, because I really had high hopes for this.
I love this blush. The texture is so creamy and easy to blend, and the color is so natural. This looks good on the lips as well. For the price, you get quite a bit. I look forward to buying this in more colors.