Do NOT waste your money on this product unless you like invisible makeup. Great concept and cute packaging with ZERO pay off. A cheek and lip stain in a tiny fat tube -- I am very fair, and got no color whatsoever from this product. It is a solid jelly-like consistency, but I may as well just smear some Vaseline on my face for the effect I got.
Shampoo -Sexy Hair Concepts - Volumizing Dry Shampoo
KarenCG 11/20/2011 4:00:00 PM
This is a great product! I currently have short, very fine hair. I usually have to shampoo it every day, but I can skip a day using this. Not only does it absorb oil and refresh my hair, but it gives it more body, texture, and volume. My ONLY complaint about this is that EVERY can I have purchased has gotten clogged -- either the product stops coming out completely or spirts out. I've tried running it the top under hot water and poking it with a pin, to no avail. :( If not for this problem, I would have given it 5 lippies!
I have nine of these so far, and plan to get more. I like the texture of the product -- very moisturizing -- and the sheerness of many of the colors (some are more opaque). I also like the variety, and compiled a list of the colors: Pink Truffle Sugar Frosting Raspberry Pie Tutti Frutti Brown Sugar Peach Parfait Fig Jam Candy Apple Red Velvet Cotton Candy Berry Smoothie Cupcake Gumdrop Creamsicle Cherry Tart Lollipop Strawberry Shortcake Sugar Plum Sweet Tart Creme Brulee
Concealers -Bobbi Brown - Eye Brightener [DISCONTINUED]
KarenCG 4/30/2008 9:12:00 PM
I like this product overall. It is not a concealer, but, as stated, an eye brightener. I use this over my concealer and it really does brighten up the undereye area. My only real complaint is the packaging. This would have been better is a squeeze tube (wand types don't hold much product). That said, you do get a LOT of product.
Cleansers -Lancome - Secret de Vie Precious Reviving Creme Cleanser
KarenCG 3/30/2008 12:20:00 PM
Though this is called a "creme cleanser", it is more like a thick gel cleanser to me and has an oily feel to it on the skin. Not that this is a bad thing! What I like most about this cleanser is that it very thoroughly removes ALL makeup from my skin, including EL Double Wear foundation. It leaves my skin feeling soft and subtle.
I rub a small amount all over my face, then wet my fingers slightly and rub it around some more and then rinse with warm water. This can be a "tissue off" cleanser. I prefer the "feel" of Estee Lauder's Re-Nutriv Creme Cleanser, and need to compare the two side by side for other pros and cons.
I have normal combo skin.
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear LIGHT Foundation SPF10
KarenCG 3/7/2008 6:17:00 PM
FABULOUS, FABULOUS, just FABULOUS! I love my regular Double Wear and have no problem with it whatsoever, but many women do not like the "heaviness" of the original Double Wear. I don't have that perception of it, but I can see how they do.
Here is the answer: A light foundation that will stay on all day! Unlike the original/regular Double Wear, this one is also photo-friendly!
At first I wondered how only 6 shades would work, but I have found that they do, in fact, work on most everyone. They are neutral shades that are based on your skin intensity level. I wear this in Level 1 (am a MAC NC15-20).
PLEASE try this on your face all over (where you would wear it) before making a decision. A color may appear to be "wrong", but once it is blended in, it may very well blend right into your skin, and is unnoticeable.
This provides a sheer to medium coverage (buildable), a natural finish, and an SPF of 10. It is very light feeling, but will still wear 15+ hours like the original Double Wear. It is oil controlling (oil-free), resists smudging, is non-transferrable (onto clothing and other people), and won't come off in heat and humidity.
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Bronze Goddess Sheer Lip Tint SPF 15, Fuchsia
KarenCG 3/7/2008 6:07:00 PM
When I first applied this, yes, my lips were VERY fuchsia -- in a nice creamy way, but fuchsia nonetheless (many people liked it on me just like that!). I left it on, worked, drank coffee, had lunch, and when I went to retouch my lip color, I noticed that this color remained, but had toned down a LOT. Viola! -- I reapplied it and blotted, blotted, and applied a pretty gloss on top. PERFECTO! The color really does LAST, the packaging is extra pretty too. A Bronze color is also available. This is from the Bronze Goddess 2008 Collection. If you want a matching liner, I would recommend the Fuchsia Sheer Gloss Shaping Pencil.
Fragrances -Estee Lauder - Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent
KarenCG 3/7/2008 5:47:00 PM
This smells exactly like the Tom Ford for Estee Lauder Azuree Soliel. Ford's contract with EL expired at the end of December 2007, so he has his own line now, though it is part of the "Estee Lauder Family". This fragrance was so popular, it appears that EL came out with their own version. This is also available in a body oil spray and lotion.
I purchased this hair color in Medium Maple Brown. I don't have gray hair, but I liked the color, and gave it a whirl! My natural haircolor is a dark, almost-black. This color looks very natural on me, and my hair has more body and shine.
Mascara -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Zero Smudge Lengthening Mascara
KarenCG 2/6/2008 9:00:00 PM
GREAT mascara! Only one coat lengthens and separates lashes! Absolutely NO smudging or flaking as the name implies. It does not run, not even if crying. It is not waterproof but is water resistant (cold or tepid water).
TIP for removal: The polymers of this mascara were made to break down with the use of WARM water. A few splashes of warm water, wipe, and then use makeup remover if necessary to remover the rest of your eye makeup.
Eyeliner -Estee Lauder - Artist's Eye Pencil, Newport Blue
KarenCG 12/24/2007 10:39:00 PM
This color is from the upcoming Spring 2008 collection. The color is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! It's a dark teal blue, more teal, and goes on much more smoothly than the other EL Artist's Eye Pencils. The only drawback is that it smudges terribly on me! :(( I'm going to keep trying by using a sealant with it.
There are some great colors in these liners, and I like the smudge end, but they just don't go on very smoothly and easily and smudge and flake under my eyes. As a makeup artist, I have applied these liners on others, and feel as if I'm trying to use a No. 2 pencil across their eyelid to get the color to go on and worry that I am hurting the person! Liners from other lines go on smoothly and effortlessly and last longer.
I tend to like sweet fragrances and thought I would like this one, but NO, NO, NO........ it's kind of nice at first, but the dry down on me is difficult to explain, but some kind of fake smell.
Fragrances -Estee Lauder - Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia
KarenCG 12/9/2007 3:18:00 AM
I love this beautiful scent -- the gardenia really stands out on me and dries down to a lovely soft scent. The packaging is nice as well. My only complaint is that is doesn't last very long on me. :( I may try the body cream with it.
Eye Shadow -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Eyeshadow in Cinnamon ] [DISCONTINUED]
KarenCG 12/9/2007 3:12:00 AM
This is one of the best EL eyeshadow colors EVER. The new formulation has better pigment and goes on smoother too. On me, Cinnamon is a medium toned shimmery slightly bronzey (or goldeny) brown........ BEAUTIFUL. I most often wear it with Honey Drop all over, Cinnamon on lower lid, and a darker shade, such as Chocolate in the crease.