The brush is ridiculous. It's so fat and unpractical I really don't know what they were thinking when they made this. The formula itself is okay. It lengthens the lashes more than it thickens. But I can't put as much on as I'd like because I'm constantly thinking about poking my eyeball with the brush. Also, it gets on the eyelids if you're not extra careful. And it smudges after a while. Not recommended, will not repurchase.
Lip gelees are my favorite lip glosses. The texture is just right. And it lasts. This one is a transparent dark pink on lips. It's very shiny. Moisturizing too. I think lip gelee is the best lip product MAC makes. With there was a bit more coverage though, or more pigment.
Eyeliner -Stila - Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Purple Tang
Helen031 3/11/2011 3:27:00 AM
This is almost perfect. It really doesn't budge once you apply it and the color is really pigmented. I usually stick to liquid eyeliner but this is dark enough to look like liquid. The color is very dark purple shimmer. The only down side with this Stila formula is that it hurts or feels uncomfortable on the water line because of the shimmer. But on the lids, it works great. Will definitely repurchase.
Palettes -Chantecaille - L'Ombre et la Rose (Shadow and the Rose)
Helen031 3/11/2011 3:22:00 AM
This palette is wonderful. The texture is so easy to apply and blend. I use the coral blush as eyeshadow as well because I don't use powder blush. It works superbly as eyeshadow. The colors are very flattering and feminine. So glad I bought this palette. Highly recommended.
Sunscreen -Murad - Oil-Free Sunblock SPF15 Sheer Tint
Helen031 3/11/2011 3:17:00 AM
This is almost perfect except for the smell. There's a dreadful smell to it. Maybe mine is spoiled. But even then the texture is amazing, it absorbs right into the skin. Feels like there's nothing on. Very comfortable on my hyper sensitive skin. Will definitely repurchase.
I prefer the emulsion version to this cream. This one is a bit greasy. I use this only at night and in the winter and it's just okay. I wouldn't buy this again but I would buy the emulsion version again even though I have very dry skin.
This might be one of the worst purchases ever for me. It's just impossible to apply. The first time I even opened it, some of the fibers spilled out. None of my mascaras dry slow enough for this. Because you're supposed to apply it over the first wet coat of mascara, it makes it ridiculously tricky. Will never buy this again.
I bought this twice. Once it was a transparent gel, the next time it was a yellowish gel. Either they're not consistent with their product or there are fakes going around. The product doesn't apply evenly on to the brush and is really hard to apply. I've had better luck with other lash conditioners like Avance and DHC. Will not buy this again.
This is a very natural looking warm color that I think is suitable for any skin tone. The texture is creamier than any of my other cream blushes. It's quick and easy to apply. Will definitely repurchase.
The smell is absolutely repulsive. It really makes me nauseous. The color is pretty gross too. Really don't know what I was thinking when I bought this. However, it works okay. Leaves hair clean and shiny. Too bad it stinks so badly. Will not repurchase.
Palettes -Chantecaille - Les Dauphins (Spring 2010)
Helen031 2/5/2011 6:49:00 AM
I'm very happy about this purchase even though I had doubts about the color for a while. But they are all very flattering, neutral and practical. And for the colors you get, I think the price is worth it. I always use my fingers to apply eye shadow so I liked the fact there was no brush included. The texture is smooth and very easy to apply. Other than the thin layer of shimmer on top, the colors do not contain much shimmer. The blush can also be used as eye shadow. I have used my fingers to apply the blush on my cheeks and it works fine too. Would definitely repurchase if I ever run out.
Sunscreen -Skinceuticals - Physical UV Defense SPF 30
Helen031 2/5/2011 6:43:00 AM
This came in a pretty big tube. The product itself was much like toothpaste but smelled very strongly of plastic or vinyl. The key to using this is to use less than you think you'll need. Otherwise, it will turn your face a sticky white. It only works if you use it sparingly. Even if you blend it carefully, it still leaves my hairline a little white. It's not unusable though. I wouldn't repurchase as I still have hope there are better physical sunblocks out there.
This palette is great for day time smoky eyes. It's subtle and flattering. The texture is also creamy and smooth, different from the quads. This makes the palette really special. You can get purple and or gray smoky eyes with this. It's very "spring." Would definitely repurchase if it were still available when I run out.
Treatments -Kiehls - Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Helen031 2/2/2011 4:34:00 AM
The texture is extremely light and silky, not greasy at all. Application is quick and easy but it's not moisturizing enough for me. Did not wake up with better skin. Definitely prefer creams. Will not repurchase.
I love the almond smell, but it's just too greasy. Doesn't absorb completely into the skin. Won't repurchase.