I am a Kinerase convert. I had used a few of their more emollient products when I first sampled the brand, and wasn't impressed with them at all. I was skeptical to try the cream, but I am so happy that I did! I am beginning to see some fine lines on my forehead and around my eyes, and I can see them slowly disappearing with the ongoing use of this lotion. I also feel like it has evened out my skin tone, and started to fade some of my sun spots. My face feels healthier, and hasn't looked this good in years. I love this, and will continue to repurchase again, and again, and again. Holy Grail!!!
This concealer is amazing. How can you beat a product that has anti-aging benefits, and buildable coverage? This also spreads like a dream, and lasts throughout the day. It isn't cakey at all, and doesn't absorb into lines around the eyes. I would recommend this product to anybody, and will definitely repurchase when I run out. Holy Grail!
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Bent Eyeliner Brush
OnlyKC 11/25/2008 12:08:00 AM
What an amazing brush! And an even more amazing price! I have used the Smashbox bent liner brush, and was not satisfied at all. I found that it spread out and never gave me that precise line whenever I used it. I haven't experienced that at ALL with this brush. It will line my gel liners in the most precise way, and you can get it to the finest point. The quality is better than most of the higher end brushes on the market. I love it. I'd definitely repurchase.
I am SO impressed with the SK brushes! I love this brush for creating a smoky eye and blending out liners. Not only is this cheap, but it does what it promises. It's better than other pencil brushes because it isn't as wide, and ensures that you still create a smudged line without an extra thickness. I love this brush, and would definitely repurchase. It's a great find!
Cleansers -Clinique - Take the Day Off Cleansing Milk
OnlyKC 11/25/2008 12:01:00 AM
I bought this on a whim when the Sephora Friends and Family sale was going on. I am so disappointed with this product. It didn't completely remove my makeup, and it also burned my eyes beyond belief. I gave it a few shots, but am very disappointed in it. Back to Sephora it goes.
I love, Love, LOVE this cream! Yes, the price tag is a bit hefty, but you get what you pay for, and that is AMAZING quality. First off, I have very acne-prone skin, but this cream has NEVER given me a bad reaction OR broken me out. Secondly, it is a bit of a richer product, but it soaks into the skin with ease and leaves no sort of oily residue. My skin feels perfectly hydrated. I use it at night, and wake up in the morning with soft, smooth, calm skin. My skin is so much healthier since I've been using this! I am on my 4th jar, and will continue to repurchase time and time again. Thank you SO much for yet another amazing product, Fresh!
I love this brush set! The set includes an angled eyeshadow brush, an eyeshadow blending brush, an angled brow brush, a smudge brush, and a flat eyeliner brush - all Sephora brand brushes. The brushes are so soft, and they are absolutely amazing quality - even for a travel sized set! The price is perfect for these 5 brushes! Add a powder and blush brush of your own, and you'll have all you need to take on a trip with you!I Another thing that makes these brushes so great is that the graphics are absolutely beautiful! They're black with beautiful long-stemmed roses covering the entire surface. Like any other brushes, they will have a great life span so long as you take care of them. I cannot be happier with these, and can't recommend them enough. They're perfect for the beginner makeup artist or the pro makeup master! Get this set! You won't be disappointed.
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
OnlyKC 9/4/2008 1:05:00 AM
I hate to bring down all of the positive reviews on this foundation, but this is one of the worst if not THE worst foundation I have ever used. This foundation is SO thick and heavy that it was difficult to apply and spread onto my face. Not only that, but it literally sunk into EVERY pore on my skin! I tried it both with AND without a primer and had the same exact problem! I was so incredibly bummed as I love the Matte Velvet and Face and Body foundations. This, on the other hand, is a total and complete waste. Thank God I only got a sample of this, as if I bought it I'd have to go through the hassle of returning it to Sephora. I don't recommend this product at all!!!
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 70
OnlyKC 9/2/2008 8:35:00 PM
JUST SAY NO!!! This product is absolutely awful in ALL ways! The product is so irritating that I cannot get it anywhere on my face without my eyes watering. It does NOT blend at all, so you end up with a stubborn white cast all over your face. I only had it on my face for 2 hours, and in that time I developed 2 giants cystic pimples! When I tried it on my body, it flaked off everywhere and left giant clumps all over my clothing. I am somehow disappointed in all Neutrogena products, but this one is without a doubt the worst of them all. I would not recommend it to anybody nor will I ever repurchase. This cannot be thrown in the trash fast enough.
Tinted Moisturizer -Smashbox - Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
OnlyKC 7/13/2008 10:03:00 PM
I was so disappointed in this product. I LOVED the way that it looked when it went on, and it seemed to hold up pretty well in the hot, summer heat. The only problem was that it gave me HORRIBLE acne. I used it for a few days and started breaking out, so I decided to lay off of it for a bit, and my skin cleared up. I decided to give it one more chance about a week later, and woke up with 2 cystic pimples on my face. I'll never use this product again, and I don't recommend it to anybody with temperamental skin.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - Liquid Liner in Perversion
OnlyKC 5/21/2008 11:18:00 PM
The BEST liquid liner I have ever used!!! I generally stick to gel liners, however, this is the best liquid liner out there! I absolutely adore the brush, as the handle is small, so it's really easy to control. There isn't any smudging, fading, or flaking regardless of my awful allergies and 16 hour days. The brush isn't flimsy or stiff - it's a perfect combination of both. I will NEVER buy another liquid liner brand. LOVE IT!
I LOVE this cleanser!!! I have sensitive skin that tends to break out easily and is very combination. I picked this up at Sephora and could NOT be happier! It is a gentle foaming wash that removes all traces of makeup without drying my skin out. I even got this in my eyes, and I had NO reaction to it, whatsoever! It is perfect for even the most sensitive skin types. Without a doubt my HG cleanser! Thank You, Fresh!!!
WOW! I am stunned at all of the negative reviews this mascara has received! I actually really like it. I have a problem with my mascara ending up underneath my eyes about 1/2 way throughout the day. I put this on this morning, and it was STILL on later on in the evening. No flaking, fading, smearing, etc. It does a good job at both lengthening and thickening, but it really is a thickening mascara. To be honest, I actually prefer this over the standard Diorshow mascara! Even the waterproof Diorshow has smudged on me. I'll continue to use this from now on. Thanks Urban Decay!
Skincare - Face -Prescriptives - Acne Defense Serum
OnlyKC 1/17/2008 2:28:00 AM
AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!! This stuff broke me out SO bad that I had to go and see a dermatologist!!! It's also pretty pricey. I would never use this again, nor would I recommend it to anybody. Use your money for a better product.
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
OnlyKC 1/11/2008 11:19:00 PM
I went to Sephora to get my Urban Decay primer, but they were out of it, so they sold me this instead. I've used it for a few days, and it's okay - but just "okay". I didn't feel like my eyeshadow stayed on any longer than it does if I just use concealer on my lids. The tube is convenient and easy to use, but overall, I don't feel like it did what it promised to do. I still got creasing towards the end of the day. It'll now collect dust with the rest of my mediocre purchases.