I purchased this in beige light which matches my peachy-light complexion perfectly. Beige light is in the cool category of GloMinerals color palette, but to my eyes does not look pink toned in the least. The coverage is medium/full, matte, feels very light on the skin and looks virtually undetectable. Very little is needed for incredible coverage. And it lasts all day on my face without getting glowy or needing a touch-up. I break out VERY easily with cosmetics and this has not caused one breakout. As a matter of fact, it really has calmed the breakouts down as well as the redness from breakouts. This is my favorite foundation to date and I never in a million years thought I would find a mineral foundation that I could say that I'm in love with because I've tried a bijillion of them. And I'm way beyond love with GloMinerals. It truly is a miracle worker!!!!
This blush looks great on my skin! Very natural looking without looking ghastly pink....it actually tones my flushed cheeks down. Very easy to blend and lasts all day for me!
This cleanser is very nice. It lathers just a bit and takes off every bit of my makeup without leaving any residue or stripping my skin dry. The only reason I would not buy this again at this time is that I have rosacea and it seems that the typical cleansing agent in most cleansers irritates my skin and even my eyes...but I doubt most others would find it irritating to their skin, so if you aren't extremely sensitive, give it a try.
Pressed Powders -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Powder
Lulu882 2/22/2005 1:24:00 PM
I really like this powder. I use Almay foundation with this powder on top and have had no problems with product turning orange on my skin. The powder applies nice and smoothly without looking chalky or dry on my face. It does give a bit of extra coverage over my foundation, which is a plus in my book. This is my new favorite powder!
Liquid -Almay - Almay Amazing Lasting Foundation ] [DISCONTINUED]
Lulu882 2/22/2005 1:22:00 PM
This foundation really does last on my skin! Does not give me oily breakthrough or clogged pores/acne. Blending is easy and the foundation does not dry too fast. Great color match for me....buff is THE perfect shade.
Add me to the list of admirers for this fragrance!!! I've been trying to find a replacement fragrance for one that I loved, but has been discontinued (Sensai by Charles of the Ritz). This fragrance is VERY close to it, imo. I can't believe I haven't tested this before since it's been out for a while, but I'm glad I found it now. Very sexy...very inviting...very ME!!!! Luv it!!!
Moisturizers -Clean & Clear - Oil-Free Shine Control Moisturizer
Lulu882 7/6/2003 11:49:00 PM
I think I found my holy grail! I have combo skin and am currently using retin-a. This product is very, very nice. It applies smoothly, is matte, allows makeup to go on smoother and controls shine. Now, it doesn't eliminate it with the extreme heat I've been out in, but it does control it. You only need to use a small amount for the face. My retin-a flakies are gone and my skin hasn't been dry. I haven't broken out at all either from this product. I'm loving this!
I am not big into department store cosmetics, but I took the plunge and tried this mascara. I am so glad I did! This is the best mascara I ever ever had. It does not smudge for me at all, give me long lashes and doesn't cake up on, feels light on and makes my lashes look glossy. Comes off easily with soap & water too. Love it!
Skincare - Body -Bare Escentuals - Agave Washcloth
Lulu882 5/20/2003 1:38:00 PM
This agave washcloth is a natural fiber washcloth that is great at exfoliating. It has gotten rid of my kp bumps on my arms and really exfoliates without hurting me like some salt scrubs. It is approx. $7.00 USD at the Boutiques.
I purchased this in translucent and it actually is! It doesn't add any color to my face, just sets my makeup and gets rid of shine. It doesn't cake up or change color on me either. One of the best drugstore powders I have tried.
This eyeliner is the best I've ever tried! It goes on smooth, doesn't run, doesn't fade and last all day. The color selection is a bit basic, but I really only use the basic colors anyways. And, it is a bit tricky to get a fine line. But, all things considered, this product is great!
This shadow stays put, lasts all day and doesn't crease on me. It's great to use as a base for powder shadows too. Love it! There are 2 things I would recommend--a larger variety of colors and change the double ended tube (not very user friendly imo).
Mascara -Revlon - Colorstay lash tint [DISCONTINUED]
Lulu882 4/16/2003 9:45:00 AM
First, let me start by saying that I use mascara so that my lashes show up better, not for lengthening or thickening. They are plenty long and thick enough. Revlon Lash Tint does not provide any lengthening or thickening, so if you're looking for that, this product isn't for you. But I belive I found my holy grail mascara! This product stays put, does not smudge, smear, run or flake for me. To take off (I remove daily) I use an oily makeup remover and "roll" my lashes between my fingers and the lash tint comes off without any problems. I will be repurchasing!
Conditioner -Paul Mitchell - Super-Charged Moisturizer
Lulu882 1/27/2003 5:40:00 PM
My hair is fine in texture, wavy, and it is fairly full. This conditioner really adds moisture to my hair without weighing it down. It is unscented and a fairly thick product. I use it once or twice a week (for 15+ minutes) as a deep conditioner and it is the best I've found.
Conditioner -Revlon - Porosity Control Shampoo and Conditioner
Lulu882 1/27/2003 5:34:00 PM
I have lots of fine textured wavy hair. The Revlon Corrector & Conditioner I use after I condition with a moisturizing conditioner. I leave it on for 15 minutes, or longer if time permits, to seal in moisture. Boy does it work. It makes my hair shiny and frizz-free in all kinds of weather, all day. A wonderful product for those that get the frizzies.