I am blessed with long, moderately light colored lashes so I'm looking for something to thicken them up a bit, make them darker. I have used Rimmel's Lash Extender for years and I do really like it. The only problem with that product is that even black (001) doesn't seem black enough. It leaves my lashes long and seperate, but not dark enough. I decided to try another Rimmel mascara in hopes of darkening it while maintaining the quality of length/seperation. So now I have a love/hate relationship with Volume Accelerator. What I love: * Nice and dark. Leaves lashes thick & black, which is what I wanted. They look nice & full when I'm wearing it. What I don't love: * Clumpy formula. The brush is great but the mascara is so thick that it comes out of the bottle already clumpy, making it a challenge to apply it smoothly and evenly. * Slight heavy feeling. It leaves my lashes feeling a bit weighed down. While I am on the fence about it, I will continue looking around for something that blends both length, seperation and color... the ever elusive perfect & affordable mascara.
Powder -Sheer Cover - Sheer Cover - Mineral Foundation
In2Film1 4/24/2010 11:53:00 AM
I had purchased Sheer Cover after seeing an infomercial. Usually, I am skeptical about products I see on television, but I had been wanting to try a mineral foundation and it seemed as good a time as any to go for it. When I first used it, I liked it. I thought it gave my face a smooth, matte finish. But then I had friends start telling me they thought I looked tired and withdrawn - was something the matter with me, they asked. They were worried about my health! Turns out, it was the make up that made me look pale. Plus, it exacerabted my dry skin. Once I went back to my Cover Girl TrueBlend foundation, my palor significantly improved. I think this product might work for some people. I'm just not one of these people. I have fair, dry, sensitive skin, and I need something to replenish my skin. This is not the product. Not to mention, it is prohibitively expensive and they make you join a "mail order kit club". I do not recommend this product.
Primer/ Corrector -Philosophy - The Present Clear Makeup
In2Film1 4/24/2010 11:38:00 AM
If the Angels could bestow a primer on us women as a present (pun intended), this would be it. I love, love, love this primer. This is my third product by Philosophy and I am in heaven. I use it in conjunction with Amazing Grace Body Emulsion lotion and the Amazing Grace perfumed body mist. The Present does what it says it does - minimizes pores and gives my face a literal canvas on which to apply my makeup. Then, I thought to myself "Maybe this is mind over matter. Maybe it appears to work because I'm psyching myself out". I tested my theory this morning that this is not the case. I applied my make up without using The Present and the make up did not go on as smoothly, nor did it cover as completely. Nice, yes; flawless, no. Not without The Present. Ladies, be good to yourself. By yourself a present... this Present.
I'm new to this website, but wanted to post my first review in defense of my favorite foundation. I can't believe it has received so many bad reviews! This is an AMAZING product! I have fair, very dry, highly sensitive skin and it's always been a challenge to find a suitable foundation. I've been through it all - products that don't blend well (and leave streaks); products that cause me severe break outs; products that make my already sahara-like skin worse (if that's possible); products that go on so thick that I look like Tammy Faye (no offense!). My ultimate goal has always been flawless, moderate coverage that keeps my skin clear and hydrated. Well, ladies, THIS IS IT! Cover Girl's TruBlend foundation (I use 415) blends like a dream. It makes my skin dewey and glow-ey, and I feel like a celebrity for a (sadly) fleeting moment just after putting it on. My skin isn't quite so dry using this foundation, and it lasts all day until I'm ready to take it off. Just a note about my skin care regime: I use Philosophy Emulsion lotion after washing my face, followed by Philosophy's "The Present" primer. After that, TruBlend goes on beautifully. I love it! And best of all, it's affordable. In this economy, we need all the help we can get. Am I right, ladies? :-) A note to Cover Girl: Please, please, don't ever discontinue this product. If so, I may just have to take a trip to your headquarters and picket at your front door.