I'm about an NC25, and this just looks too orange on me. I wanted to love it...in fact I used to wear it years ago but I swear the color was different and not so orangey....not a fan.
Love Bare Mineral foundations, eyeshadows and blushes! I'll stick to MAC for lip glosses. The colors...have you ever been to a BM counter? I could be there all day playing with the powders. If you haven't tried this brand then stop by a counter. They're great about giving out generous samples!
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Handy Buki Brush
Steph315 12/26/2010 6:26:00 PM
LOVE this brush! Yes it sheds a bit, but I'm ok with that. It does tend to feel a bit scratchy at first, but it softened after the first time I cleaned it. I also don't have a sensitive face, so maybe that's why it didn't bother me that much. I preferred this brush very much over the baby buki brush.
This isn't a product that is going to have that "wow" factor, but it does what it says it will. I have a shiny t-zone and this powder definitely helps with that problem. It's just a nice setting powder that helps your foundation last longer, go on smoother, and help with shine. If you're looking for something that's completely matte, conceals blemishes and provides med/heavy coverage, this is not the product for you. However, it is a very nice product that pairs nicely with the mineral foundation.
Blush -Bare Escentuals - Glee/ all over face color
Steph315 12/26/2010 6:13:00 PM
This is a gorgeous color on my fair/medium skin (I wear fairly light BE foundation). It's a dusty rose/mauve color and I tend to get a lot of compliments about my makeup when I wear it. The color seems to stay put for most of the day. A jar lasts forever which is another plus!
Powder -Bare Escentuals - Bare Minerals in 1.2, fairly light
Steph315 12/26/2010 6:06:00 PM
This is my HG foundation for daily wear. I'm fair/med but have a hard timie finding foundations that don't look too pink or too orange (NC 25 is a tad too dark on me). When I first tried used put it on it seemed to irritate my skin within a few minutes (slightly itching, burning feeling). But after a few minutes it went away and I haven't had that problem since. It looks very natural, goes on super easy and I love the dewey finish it seems to leave. It does seem to wear off within a few hours but I think that's because I'm very "handsy" with my face. I carry the the refillable buffing brush and it's really easy to do touchups. Since using it my face has broke out much less. I'm surprised more people don't rave about this foundation, it's that awesome (for me anyways)!
This is my HG cleanser! There is no reason to pay $$$ for cleansers when there are products like this on the market. It's non drying, and leaves your face fresh and clean. I've used this for years along with Oil of Olay Total Effects and St. Ives Apricot scrub, and though I'm almost 36, I hardly have any wrinkles and most people think I'm several years younger. Don't know if it's the products or good genes, but I'm going to keep going with what works for me!
I know this gets lots of raves, but I didn't like this at all. It is a "sexy" fragrance, more so in a musky, manly way. The shape of the bottle is rather awkward too. I tried to like it but ended up giving it away, which says a lot because it's not a cheap perfume!
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Forever Sunshine
Steph315 12/26/2010 1:50:00 PM
This is a very sweet, summery scent.I personally didn't *love* it, but everytime I used the lotion at work people would double back to my desk and ask what smelled so good!
My girlfriend gifted me with this, and I love it! It's a very feminine, hip fragrance that is perfect for day and evening. I've gotten lots of compliments on it so I would probably purchase again.