I did see nice results with this, but I am unfortunately allergic to it. It would sting and burn when I applied it. I am noticing that others have said the same thing. I don't have sensitive skin. I say if you are not allergic to it, it is a nice very non-greasy, light eye cream for daytime use.
This product didnt leave my hair as clean, moisturized, shiney and clean smelling as Pantene does for far less money. I, personally, don't like my shampoo to smell like guacamole and don't like paying $26 for a shampoo that doesn't perform as well as a $4 bottle of Pantene. I would never buy this again.
Palettes -Bare Escentuals - The Candlelight Essentials Face Kit
Heatherbell70 6/23/2004 8:53:00 AM
LOVE AND RAVES! I love this kit. I got it at dermstore. They put it on sale almost every weekend, and it only cost me $28 dollars. I am a pale warm toned blonde with brown eyes. Everything in the kit is very usable, and really does make me look like I'm under candlelight. You can also blend the Tiger Lilly and Desire shadows to get a GORGEOUS blush that is natural and glowing all at the same time. This kit and mascara is about all one would need to have a fab face! RUN to buy this at Dermstore!
When I first tried BE lipsticks, I found them too thick and dry. However, I discovered that you really have to apply them like Leslie suggests -- very thinly with a lipbrush. They are gorgeous that way and stay on ALL DAY without smudging. I don't like the way they smell, but when you apply them really thinly, you don't smell the scent. Please gals, just try this tip, and you will LOVE this lipstick. I like them better than my Chanel lippies. Yumi looks gorgeous on me. I'm a pale warm toned blonde with brown eyes. If I apply it thickly it is too metallic, but applied thinly, it just makes me positively GLOW! I love it. My HG for now.
When I first tried BE lipsticks, I found them too thick and dry, too. However, I discovered that you really have to apply them like Leslie suggests -- very thinly with a lipbrush. They are gorgeous that way and stay on ALL DAY without smudging. I don't like the way they smell, but when you apply them really thinly, you don't smell the scent. Please gals, just try this tip, and you will LOVE this lipstick. I like them better than my Chanel lippies.
Blush -Bare Escentuals - Glee/ all over face color
Heatherbell70 5/17/2004 4:44:00 PM
I love glee. It is so pretty and natural. I mix it with lipgloss, wear it as blush, or use it as an all over face color. This product blends beautifully and looks so pretty and natural. Absolutely lovely!
I love all my other BE products, but I can't see this when I apply it to my face. It doesn't highlight, brighten, add any color, a dewiness, a glow, or anything. Honestly, I apply it and can't tell it is even there at all. If I apply it wet as eyeshadow, it is a pretty, natural pale pink, but with a light touch on my face, it doesn't show up at all. It is probably just that I have a pale, warm skintone. ***UPDATE**** It is very pretty and adds that dewiness to my skintone. I don't know why I couldn't see it before. Maybe I was in bad light, but it is an excellent complexion booster/highlighter. I love it.
Blush -Bare Escentuals - Warmth All Over Face Color
Heatherbell70 5/14/2004 8:55:00 AM
Warmth is awesome, and I am a porcelain fair blonde. Here is the trick if you are blonde -- just barely swipe the brush on just the dust in the lid. Don't actually put any of the product in the lid! Just barely swipe the dust in the lid and then tap the brush and apply lightly. It is very subtle and gorgeous that way! I don't apply it all over my face. I only apply it across my cheeks, temples and bridge of the nose. Everyone tells me that I am so naturally pretty when I wear it. It is my own little secret. HG for sure.
Bare mineral makeup really does go on to give you a flawless finish if you apply it as instructed and you use a good quality brush. The BE kabuki brush blends the foundation in to a flawles finish in 10 seconds flat for me! Ive heard complaints that this stuff is hard to use, but I found it to be much easier than any other foundation I've ever used. Plus, the warmth is an awesome pick-me-up of color. I'm pale so I just barely sweep the face brush around in the dust on the lid and then tap it out. No kidding, just the dust! It is awesome! As is the glee. The clear radiance doesn't show up on my pale skin, or at least I can't see any difference, but I use it as a pretty and natural looking eyeshadow. These are definite HG products!
Mineral veil is the lightest, sheerest powder that I have used. It does make your skin appear "soft focus" just like the ads claim. It diminishes the appearance of large pores and does not settle into fine lines. A great powder. I don't understand how anyone can complain about the color. It is colorless on the skin.
Blush -Bare Escentuals - Glee/ all over face color
Heatherbell70 5/13/2004 5:02:00 PM
Look people, you can't glob this stuff on and then complain that you look like a clown. You are applying it improperly. Applied with the correct technique it does not look garish even on my pale skin. It is very, very easy to blend and a brownie/rose color that looks good on everyone. It is the prettiest and most natural looking flush of color made!
I love this brush. Mine feels very soft, not scratchy at all. It blends the foundation on and buffs it to a perfect finish in no time flat. Now I don't know what I would do without it. I think it is the most useful brush I've ever owned.
Hair Styling Tools -Farouk CHI - Chi Ceramic Flat Iron by Farouk
Heatherbell70 1/2/2004 5:10:00 PM
This is the best flat iron on the market. It gets my long, thick, wavy hair as straight as a stick without having to blow it dry with a round brush first like I had to do with other cheaper models. I got a one year warranty with my iron, and the price is worth it. I LOVE THIS IRON!!!
Conditioner -John Frieda - Miraculous Recovery deep conditioner
Heatherbell70 9/28/2003 4:18:00 PM
I tried this today, and it made my hair absolutely tangle free, soft and entirely managable. It smells great, and my hair looks silky. Did not weigh my hair down. My wide tooth comb glided easily through my wet hair. I bought it in the little trial package and will buy it again when I want to give myself a little hair Rx treat.
This color looks great. Very pretty pinky red with gold glimmer. One of my perennial favorites.