HG! I have never ever used a top coat so quickly in my life. My favorites about this one: fast drying, so I can get on with my life; super shiney; thicker than most so it sort of glosses over any subtle ridges (YMMV) I does not seem to make my manicures last longer than usual, but certainly longer than without top coat and the whole shebang dries faster WITH Seche than without. And it does get goopy about half way through but I added a few drops of thinner and tossed it about 3/4 in so now I can go get a nice new bottle! So worth every penny : )
I agree with the descriptions below, but I just wanted to add my voice and say that I love this color! I am so pale, it is hard to find a coral that doesn't look red or pink on my skin. This one is straight up coral with a punch! I love the shimmer too.
I really like this perfume. It brings me back to high school when I was first dating my sweetheart. DH says its his favorite on me, so I buy it repeatedly : )
Primer/ Corrector -Fyrinnae - Fyrinnae Rice Powder Primer
HeffnerMM 11/25/2007 9:33:00 PM
This did not do much for me. I applied it under Fyrinnae's MMU and not only were my pores accentuated, but I was shiney before 12PM. I did not have to blot more or less than usual, but it was an extra, unnecessary step for me. I also tested it by using it on 1 half of my face to see any difference and besides the pore issue, there was no difference performance wise. I was disappointed after reading the amazing reviews, but it just didn't do anything for me.
This is one of two Fyrinnae shadows that I have purchased a full size of after trying the sample. I love how this color looks as a liner- almost bronzey/copper sheen over acid green. Applied to the lid this is a subtly shimmery acid green when used dry, and when used wet the golden/copper metallic sheen shows up. Nicely pigmented and one of the few Fyrinnae shadows that is easy to blend and easy to apply.
Lip Gloss -Delux Beauty - Hank Lipgloss [DISCONTINUED]
HeffnerMM 10/27/2007 4:14:00 PM
Love this color! Finally a great, high shine, no shimmer, non-sticky, decent staying power, neutral pinky peach color. I wish I could find more of these babies :(
Meh, so what about hype? Who cares about the purity or whatever? I could care less what is or is not in BE. I don't like their infomercials, and I don't think their product is meant for everyone- darker ladies and older ladies with dry, flakey skin. I do know that I like it. It doesn't hold back the oilies, but no foundation on the market does that for me. I don't care about the SPF since I use it in differing amounts every day. It does not make me itch or make me look shiny or shimmery. I can build coverage easily without it looking clumpy, but I can do this with pretty much any powder foundation. I can use it over my cream concealers and BE does not build up or wipe them away like a liquid of cream would. And my number one reason- it is FAST. I could use a compact powder foundation, if I found the right color, and I would have no problem with switching. At the moment I am loving BE and also Fyrinnae's mineral foundation. I see little to no difference between the two. I will probably not buy any more BE once my rather large supply dwindles, but if I swapped for it or I received it as a gift, I would use it.
I love this red neutralizer! I am as fair as it gets and I use 601 to conceal redness and acne. It comes in a pot and normally I would use a brush for sanitation, but since I am just using this concealer on myself, I am just tapping my finger lightly on the surface and then tapping/patting the concealer onto my skin. I love this so much! It does what I wanted Kevyn Aucoin's SSE to do, but the SSE would get cakey and not neutralize the redness effectively. The CS can get a bit separated by the end of the day, but if I remember to powder before I leave the house, it seems to be fine. This has not broken me out or clogged my pores. I love it!
I have never been so pleased with an under eye concealer. It is thin, almost liquid-y and I love it! It will settle into my under eye creases before it sets itself, so I just remember to pat gently before I do my eye shadow in the morning. It is not a migrator, but it will settle. However, this is not the kind of under eye concealer that leaves you with gigantic empty holes next to the "creases". It is still a smooth looking coverage and you can only see the settling if you are stretching the skin under your eyes to check for creasing. When making normal facial expressions, you will only see smooth even coverage. And don't even get me started on the color selection! Faaaaaaabulous. I will buy this concealer to the day I die!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
HeffnerMM 10/27/2007 3:10:00 PM
As always, I love this product! I have been faithful and unfaithful over the years but I always come back to my little purple tube of perfection. I have to say that I cannot ask for more in an eye primer.
Wow! Gorgeous pinky/mauve lip marker. I love this texture lipstain because it does not lift itself up like a gel texture can, which means you can build and build the color until it is as deep as you desire. This is definitely a stain, but it will eat away by around 2:30PM. I still love it though!
Excellent color, excellent texture, perfect pencil. I love this brow color. I am super fair with dark red/auburn hair and I hate having brows too dark or too yellow or too orange. This color is so wonderful- its almost ash looking but that is needed to keep from turning bright yellow on my skin. The texture and firmness of the pencil is divine as well. It is not as hard as Shu but it is not soft and creamy either. I love it! I don't have to scrape it across my skin but I also don't have to pick chunks of color out of my eyebrows. This is the best!!
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Heavenly Face Brush
HeffnerMM 10/27/2007 3:03:00 PM
Love this brush! I use it every single day for my foundation. It is so much softer than the other BE foundation brushes and I feel that is gives excellent coverage as well. I have never been disappointed by this brush.
HG material for me, and I normally do not like shimmery blushes. For me, a PPP to very light LLL in summer, this blush gives just enough blush without being a bright orange. I do have a tendency to turn blushes into orange streaks, but this one stays lovely during the day. I do not see huge, shimmery pores either when I apply this, and I use it almost like a bronzer just to even everything out. I really really really like it. It is a color I would repurchase.
I am reviewing the older pump version. I actually like the pump device. What I cannot stand is the product itself. Apart from doing nothing whatsoever to keep my shadows from creasing, it also is dry and uneven to spread on my lids. I have tried this with next to none on my lids to almost half a pump on each lid, and either way I am not getting results. It does not make the Fyrinnae shadows easy to apply or vibrant at all. The shadows disappear into my crease after about 2 hours. I will not purchase this product again.