I wash my hair every other day, so the idea of dry hair shampoo really appealed to me as it is meant to rid you of greasy roots and give added volume. Apply the Original Batiste directly to your roots (all over the head), leave for a few minutes, massage in and then brush out and it will leave your hair grease free - that I promise you. The only downfall is that this formula leaves a white residue in my roots and for the light haired ladies this shouldn't be too much of a set back, but for us brunettes and black haired ladies it can be an issue. Keep brushing it out and eventually the white will go, but there have been times where I have checked my hair in daylight and its still there? I stand by the fact that Batiste produces some of the best dry hair shampoo's, but I steer clear of their Original formula. Instead I use the Medium & Brunette and XXL Volume dry hair shampoos which don't leave this white residue. Another option if your concerned with residue is the Umberto Giannini's Glam Hair Morning After Dry Shampoo. The formula is not as strong as Batiste - you have to use more of it and it doesn't leave your hair as fresh, but it leaves 0% residue. I hope this helps.
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Gold Deposit (Rococo)
Sonia_Anastacia 8/17/2011 9:26:00 PM
Would I buy this product again you ask... hell yeah! If I could I would bathe in it! It may look a bit garish in the jar, a bit loud, a bit... unrealistic, but actually this summer it's all I have been wearing on my cheeks. The SA actually applied this all over my face and it gave me a great bronzed glow, but I don't have the guts to apply it so liberally myself. I don't use it as a bronzer, a highlighter or contour colour; for me it's a blush. I tend to start with a coral/orange blush like Peaches or Melba,and then dust/stipple this over the top. For a more natural finish I'll use a large face brush and if I want concentrated colour I'll use my 187 or my 116 blush brush. Either way the bronze particles in Gold Deposit add an amazing warmth, whilst the gold brightens my face and despite what you may think when you see this product - it brings no overpowering glitter or unnatural shine. I love how it looks great on even the most cloudiest day and with almost any outfit. Any owner of a Skinfinish will know that the quantity of powder you buy will last you for time, and I cannot think of a single product which mixes browns and golds together like this Skinfinish does. The colour lasts all day on me without fading/changing. Overall it's surprisingly a very pretty, unique and wearable colour and a perfect addition to my already overflowing vanity case!
I can't lie, having heard so much about the lasting wear of Paint Pots; Painterly skipped my attention completely and I brought Bare Study instead as I was more accustomed to using yellow based products over pink based. I think I made a big mistake and after finding out that Painterly is used by non other than Kim Kardashian... I quickly returned to MAC to buy it. Although it's quite pink-ish, in comparison to say Bare Study or Ochre, once applied on my eye lids (over my foundation) it is actually quite a neutral, matte colour and just what you need from an everday eye shadow base. Only a small amount is needed and it seems like this Pot will last me years! On it's own it doesn't hold my eyeshadow too well. I find it works best if I dust my MAC blot powder over the top and then apply my eyeshadow. But overall, its smooth, creamlike texture makes it an easy product to apply and the colour (which I think would be suitable for all skintones) brightens my complexion - as a result this Pot and now forms part of my everday make up routine. Thank you MAC... and Kim!
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
Sonia_Anastacia 10/23/2008 9:09:00 AM
Do you want an over-priced AND low quality moisturiser all in one? Do you want a base for your make-up that makes your visage look like it's melting? Do you want a shine-full, greasy finish on your face? Do your want people to walk by and look at you for all the wrong reasons? Well, look no further than Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturiser. Honestly, I have to wonder how this became an award winning moisturiser. I mean the skin of the people who have deemed this product worthy of an award must be made from cardboard or something. Let's just say... Clinique weren't joking when they called this 'Dramatically Different'. Seriously, your better off buying an economy size bottle of cooking oil and using that on your face, not only is it ten times cheaper but the effects will probably be ten times better than what this product has to offer.