I love this! I bought this in JEWEL, and it looks way dark in the tube, but when i put it on, its gorgeous. I have light/med skintone, and I usually shy away from colors this dark, but you cant judge this color by how it looks in the tube. Cant wait to try the other colors! You dont need a lipstick under this....just put some of this on, and youre set. Also, love the way the tube is slanted for application.
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Resilience Lift Extreme - Ultra Firming Makeup SPF 15
StephanieNKY 1/27/2007 5:12:00 PM
Just bought this foundation this week and I am impressed. My shade is FRESCO in DW, and the coordinating color in this was Ivory Beige, but they didnt have it in stock. But I bought the next color, Dawn, and it works just fine. The texture is lighter than I expected from a lifting formula, and it's not heavy at all. Since my skin is pretty much normal (just a tad oily in my tzone), I can get by wearing it w/o a powder. Really oily types would probably not like this makeup, but I will purchase again.
I was expecting a lot out of this foundation, but it just did not deliver. Granted, I bought too dark of a shade, Bare Beige, but that was my fault, because I could tell right away the lady behind the counter had no clue nor desire to help me get the right shade. (when I asked to sample ReNutrive, EL's priciest base $65.00, she insisted that they ,made no such a product, and I must have them confused with another brand) Aside from all that, this was just not suited for me. I like thicker foundations that cover well. This one was creamy enough, but the coverage lacked. Just not suited for me.
I love this body cream. It leaves my skin unbeleivably soft and never greasy. However, I probably wont buy it again because it's expensive and Id rather spend the money on makeup and handbags and clothes.
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - Dr Feelgood
StephanieNKY 12/8/2006 7:17:00 PM
Let's see, would I buy this product again? Only if I had the strange desire to throw cash away! I bought this about 5 years ago after every beauty magazine I read sang it's praises, and I have no idea why. It's just goop, basically. Benefit usually has great products...ahead of the pack. I honestly do not know how this stuff has stayed so popular all these years.
Styling Products -Paul Mitchell - Extra-Body Finishing Spray
StephanieNKY 12/8/2006 6:55:00 PM
I love this hairspray...leave no buildup on my hair, and wonderful hold. So light when you spray it on. I even put my Big Sexy Spray and Play to the side for this. The big bottle lasts forever. Would and will repurchase!
Avon first put this fragrance out in Fall 03 and advertised it to death...I couldnt wait to try it. I quickly found out it was no big deal, and evidently they did too, because they dont make it anymore. To me the smell is not awful, but was not very good. It was hard to explain, it wasnt a floral, wasnt a musk...nothing special. you get the idea.
I know these eyeliners are one of AVONs bestsellers and they have good reviews here, but i just cant get the color on good...it's like I have to press and pull so hard that my eye is sore by the time I'm finished. I much prefer the ULTRA LUXURY LINERS by Avon.
This is a really good liquid foundation, blends very well, and it is even better when applied with the MN foudation brush. I am also fond of the tube it comes in. Seems to keep it fresh longer since the unused product isnt exposed to air, like pots and compacts. If your skin isn't too oily, you can probably go without a powder.
Powder -Merle Norman - Luxiva Ultra Powder Foundation
StephanieNKY 11/27/2006 8:38:00 AM
Lots of my friends absolutely LOVE this makeup, so i bought it, thinking I'd be swept away, and it was OK, but like another member said, the smell was the first thing I noticed. My skin felt really tight and dry wearing it, and the shade...something CHIFFON..was a little too light for me. I might would buy this again to use in summer months, when Im a little oily. However, they have two other types of foundation that are favorites of mine.
I hated these! First of all, even at the sale price of $4.99, these are expensive. Even if they worked great, that would still be high to polish your nails 1 time, and this is coming from someone who splurges more than she should on beauty products. I could not for the life of me get them on without them bubbling...not even 1 of them. If I did, I couldn't tear them off perfect without ripping them. Whoever can get these things on right is clearly more talented than me and I have been to beauty school. I do not recommend them. I could polish my figernails and toenails and have them dry faster than it would take to apply these!
I have normal skin, and this product is okay, but I wear makeup, and there is still alot left on my face after I use this. My mom, who has dry skin, and who does not wear makeup always uses this. Well, actually, it's the EQUATE brand from Wal-Mart, and its the exact thing. I know all the derms sing the praises of Cetaphil, but I need a little more spunk out of a cleanser.
I am a natural med brown, but always do a heavy blonde highlight in the summer, then in the fall, I cover with a light/med brown. EXCELLENCE sure does the trick and doesn't fade fast at all, providing I use lukewarm water and gentle shampoo. Since I color over blonde, when this dye does fade some, it looks like I have dark blonde highlights, and I like it...looks natural.HINT:If you are applying a GOLDEN/WARM shade, I would buy 1 golden and 1 natural shade and use half and half, since over time, if your hair tends to turn a bit brassy, this will add to the golden tones and give you an unwanted "orangy" look.
Excpt for the Ultra Luxury Eyeliners, Avon items have never been my #1 fave...but SuperFULL...yes! Yes! I bought BLACK and was amazed at the effect. I like this better than my Lancome or Chanel. I LLOOOOVE the $price, too, of course!
Crème -Elizabeth Arden - Flawless Finish Sponge-On Creme Make-up
StephanieNKY 11/12/2006 5:46:00 PM
I remember being 16 (16 yrs ago!) and saving my allowance to buy this ...and Ive been a fan ever since. There has been some great similar foundations developed between then and now, but this stuff was way ahead of it's time. I havent used it in a while, because I have to drive 95 miles to get it, but I remember SOFTLY BEIGE was my perfect shade. the only drawback... the long compact usually breaks its hinges if you tote it aroung alot.