So far this is working great on me. I usually only wear foundation for spot coverage and blend in well. I use this the same way making sure to hit the "highlighter" spots. It keeps oil intact (I have T-zone skin) and in the sun gives me a fantastic glow. I can see how if you are not an exact shade match this could be heavier looking. Fortunately I found a match and just hope when winter comes it still works just as wonderful.
UPDATE~ I have been using this for a bit now and think it may be better used only as a highlighter. It does not work well with oily skin.
Perfect highlighter for a more dramatic look. Also can be subtle if you blend it out. Prefer this for summer over my regular blushes because it has a very natural look and say hello to my cheek bones! No greasy or oily feeling and shimmer is very sheer.
I love this. It gives me the perfect summer glow! I use it as a highlighter and it adds the dimension to my face that I wanted from the MAC pealizer but didnt get. Wears all day without a greasy or oily feeling.
Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
Soiree 7/6/2005 8:16:00 PM
Let me start by saying I had realistic expectations for this. I didnt buy into the hype but figured I should try it and seized the opportunity when I saw it on sale. Well, I am SHOCKED at how awesome this is. My lashes look longer and thicker. It is really amazing! I strongly urge you to try this if you are thinking about it. The other thing I like is that lashes dont stick together or feel stiff. Just great. BIG raves for this! Note - I have black, not waterproof formula.
First LOVE the smell. Sage, woodsy and a nice break from all my other fruity scented shampoos and conditioners. Packaging ~ Don't like the cap because I leave in my shower and every time I open water drips out. As for the product, I use with the shampoo and I do like the result of the two together. It removes the brassiness. Conditioner is light enough to hold a style if I condition in the same day. Very nice, would re-purchase.
I LOVE it!!! Thats all. Bright with enough purple undertones to not be pure fuscia. Brings skintone to life and looks awesome with subtle green eyeliner. At night I add a little gloss for some gorgeous sparkle and sheen!
Styling Products -Garnier - Fructis Style Surf Hair
Soiree 5/19/2005 1:17:00 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I would buy this if it was $2 or $50, it is that good! Gives great texture without weighing hair down.
Update~ STILL in love with this product. It does not weigh hair down and adds perfect texture without looking waxy or oily.
Part of D'Bohemia. Very pretty, flat/matte coral shade. Kind of like Daintycake without the shimmer and pink hue. With Walnut liner it makes a great peach/coral/brown shade.
Love the convenience of this! The color is a great sparkly blue/silver/purple and glides on super smooth. Wears well and does not crease.
Update~ This is no longer working for me. The color is great but I think it is to blame for the creasing I have been experiencing. The shadesticks under the brow bone work well as highlighters, but on the lid I can't get them to stop creasing.
My first JT and I am hooked. Never thought I would try these but was in a bind and decided to give JT's a try. LOVE THEM! Already went back and bought Lychee (nice but I like Marshmallow better because the shimmer is more subtle). Great to throw in your purse and they don't leak! Excellent for traveling.
I like this when Marshmellow needs a little kick of sparkle. Wears well, not too sticky. Nice peachy pink on my not too pigmented lips!
Skincare - Face -Shu Uemura - Principle Eye Zone Complex
Soiree 3/3/2005 2:39:00 AM
HG - Awesome Awesome Awesome! Eyes look great, hydrated, de-puffed, and just fresh looking. I cannot rave about this enough. Have been using for about a month and put on every night. So easy and it absorbs right into skin without the sticky or oily feeling some eye gels have. If I dont get much sleep I will also apply in the AM after moisturizer and under concealor. Works awesome! It took awhile to find this but it is the product I have wanted all those other eyegels to be.
Palettes -Smashbox - Spring Runway 2003 Makeup Collection
Soiree 2/22/2005 10:24:00 PM
Love these eyeshadows, and they are more grams than a MAC shadow (for such a bargain in this kit). Depotted the kit and put the eyeshadows into my Stila pan (smaller than Stila in diameter but since the pan is magnetic, no worries). Great staying power! The creme eyeliner is a bust (goes on smooth but comes off in about 30 minutes). Since I didnt buy it for this I didnt take off a lippie for that. Lipliner is raisin color as is the darker shade of the lipgloss. If you apply the gloss thinly it settles into a beautiful berry shade. The other gloss is a coral with subtle shimmer and orange undertones. Very pleased with this purchase.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eyeliner Gel Macroviolet
Soiree 2/21/2005 5:22:00 AM
Beautiful as a liner, base or shadow. Wears all day and is completely smudge proof. Creamier than Stila Smudgepots which gives you the versatility to wear as a shadow. Once applied it sets in about 30 seconds. Once set, it will last all day. Color is deep purple with subtle shimmer.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel - Sweet Sage
Soiree 2/21/2005 5:17:00 AM
Glides on smoothly and makes a great base/liner/shadow. Takes about 30 seconds to completey set and will not budge after it sets. Creamier than Stila Smudgepots.