Eye Primer -BeneFit Cosmetics - F.Y. Eye [DISCONTINUED]
Doodlepig 7/16/2006 8:02:00 PM
I dont know why I get suckered into buying this line. I always end up disappointed. First the color is a weird fake flesh tone. Second if you forget to close tight it will dry out. Last, on anyone with oily eyelids it causes creasing more than if you if you didnt use it at all. The one positive, it has a cute name.
I used the all purpose concealor which is a yellowish orange color. The color is great for med to dark complexions but on fair skin forget it. It is a heavy dry texture which is great for blemishes or scars but around eyes it is not pretty. I really like the trucco line because it is decent priced for high quality, but these are the only concealors they make. They are too heavy for delicate areas like eyes.
I love this blush/contour powder. It comes in three shades a neutral brown/plumish rose/and vanilla white. If you are into contouring and shading this product is perfect. I love to use it for eyes and cheeks. The vanilla color is great as a highlighter. I have seen some artist swirl all colors together but I get muddy results when I tried it. The price ranges from 23 to 26 depending on where I purchased it. My one and only complaint is how heavy the metal compacts are, if you accidentally drop, forget it! you now have loose powder.
This shadow is really beautiful. If you feel you cant wear something so bright then try putting it over a neutral base like Macs Pigment in naked. It helps tone it down.
I ordered this off line and when I received it I was sooo mad. It looks like alot of other pigments( Lily, Deckchair) Its a beautiful color but if you already own the others dont bother buying this one because it is very very close.
Eye Shadow -Trucco - Sultry smudge proof eyeshadow
Doodlepig 7/15/2006 9:50:00 PM
This is really in a league of its own. Its a double ended wand one side being a matte camel color and the other side being a shimmery champagne. The key to makeing this work is to apply and blend after about 10 seconds. But it is really water and smudge proof. Sebastian has really done a great job with this collection
This is truccos newest collection, it comes in three different shades(2 of them are pretty neutral and can go on any skin tone) with glosses. It works better than makes stay on lipsticks. The key is let the base coat dry for about 30 seconds. But it is really a great lipstick as it will not transfer or smudge.
Wow, I thought I was the only one who felt this way about this product. I am so dissapointed with it, by the time it appears dewy on skin your skin is white with cakey powder. Maybe I expected something closer to the sheer shimmer powder. With that said maybe I should have purchased the Sheer shimmer Huh?
I really like this foundation powder alot! It comes with a duel sponge that really helps spread the product. I like it better than most I have tried. My only complaint is the small selection of colors. The compact is metal and a little heavy but the product reminds me of a Chanel powder I used. It cost around 28.00 and is well worth it. I dont rec. using it wet as the product gets really thick unless you use it to conceal.
The only bad thing I can say about this is that it is limited. All the colors are great in this line. Just a dot in the middle of lips gives you a pouty look because this product is soo reflective. Why does mac do this to all the great stuff they come out with?
This is one of those products that you wouldnt use all the time. Its better as a highlighter instead of shadow. On African-american skin it works great to highlight the tear duct. or the bow of the lip. On Caucasian skin use a light hand because it can get real muddy if not blended.
As makeup artist, this gloss is great! Looks a little scary in the tube but over bright pigmented lips it comes across like honey. I understand the post about pale skin not being great for this, but use it over a lipstick that is to warm and it makes it a great neutral.
Tools -Alexis Vogel - Alexis Vogel Instructional DVD/Video
Doodlepig 4/3/2006 5:09:00 PM
Oh my god, this is the tackiest thing I have ever seen! I got it on a ebay auction for nothing, and was curious about the video. Just a word of warning, unless you are planning a career in stripping or pornostar, this video is not worth watching. Not only did Alexis look like the lion from Wizard of Oz during the make up demo, her application was awful. Everybody can look great with that thick of application. The video to get is called YOUR MAKE UP/ with Joanna Schlip. It is real usable techniquies without product pushing. I got it on Amazon. As far as Alexis Vogel, its a great video for cheap trashy looks, My god, Pamela Anderson endorses it! And we all know about other vids she has been in!!
Note to previous post: Thank you so much for the great lesson on posting! Have a glorious day!
Scrubs -Thymes Limited - The Thymes Eucalyptus Body Scrub
Doodlepig 2/5/2006 9:56:00 PM
Hey Corky, I just went to the Gift Market Convention in NY(jan 29) and meet with the Thymes. They are not discont. Euc Scrub, The only one right now being disc. is Green Tea, but only for repackaging. You may be thinking about Fresh Basil, as my rep told me they were thinking about disc. it