Treatments (Eye) -La Prairie - Cellular Eye Contour Cream
Tszahl 10/2/2010 2:27:00 AM
Fortunately, I received this product as a sample. As other reviewers noted, the cream simply sits on top of the skin. I think this is because Petrolatum is the 4th ingredient in the cream. Petrolatum is Vaseline. So, it is like putting Vaseline mixed with other ingredients on your eyes. I will not purchase this product.
Dear Lip Balm Gods, Thank you for creating Korres Lip Butter in Guava. The soft, gentle moisturizing qualities are only enhanced by the smell and texture. Simply put, I am in love. I don't even care that you have to stick your finger in the pot to apply the balm. This product is amazingly moisturizing and continues to moisturize for hours. I will repurchase for the rest of my life!!!
Okay, rather than heed the reviews, I just had to go and waste my money on this eye shadow. In two words: not good. First, it is SO SHIMMERY. In fact, that is all it is is a powder made of fine glitter. I will use as a highlighter only. I do not understand using it is an eyeshadow because there is simply no color to it. Will not repurchase.
I hate eye shadows because I really don't know how to apply them! Enter Stila Wheat. Really, a wonderful everyday eyeshadow that your just slap on and go. The color is a beigey, shimmery neutral that makes my blue eyes pop. The color seems to stay in place and not crease. My one criticism is that the packaging is ridiculous. I know I am supposed to buy the holder from Stila. But, after paying $18 for an eyeshadow, I just think the packaging should be better. Anyhow, a great every day neutral if you don't mind a bit of shimmer with your eye shadow.
Blush -Make Up For Ever - Microfinish Blush #6--Quickie
Tszahl 4/12/2010 1:51:00 AM
This is now my HG Blush. I used to use Stila Convertible Color, but now I am a changed woman. The Microfinish Blush in Quickie is a peachy pink liquid blush that provides a watercolor like finish. The finish is not at all shimmery but does create a nice glow. Think Orgasm with more color and less shimmer. Also, it is easy to blend and not oily at all. But, the best part about this blush is that you can put it on in the morning, work all day, go to the gym and it stays on the entire time. Simply unvebelievable! UPDATE: I have gone back to Stila Convertible Color because the Microfinish blush would settle in my pores. Also, Stila seems more lit from within and provides a better glow.
This is a great everyday eyeliner. I usually use the Revlon Colorstay in Navy. I bought this eyeliner in Black Sapphire, which is a great dark, dark blue with a slight hint of black. Anyway, the Colorstay is my favorite, but it is so utterly hard to remove sometimes. And, even when I think I have removed it all, it still appears under my eyes. This eyeliner goes on so smoothly and has a great buildable quality. Yes, I could see it smudging on some people because it is so soft. It did not smudge on me because I set it with a powder. And, when I went to remove it, it came right off. Great, great product for a very nice price. I will absolutely repurchase in Black Sapphire and other colors.
I don't think I have ever found a better product. This lip balm moisturizes, feels great, tastes okay, is cheap and soothes lips. But, the most amazing quality is the slight plumping effect is has. This effect causes any fine lines you have around your mouth to disappear. Simply amazing.
There is a god and her name is Laura Mercier! My HG concealer for the under eye area ONLY. You dip your ring finger in the pot and then 'tap' the product under the eye and on the side of the eye toward the nose. Keep tapping until the product is blended. Presto! You have no dark circles. For years I have used cle de peau, which I love for coverig blemishes on my face. But I tried Laura Mercie's Secret Camoflauge last weekend and I am in love. The beauty of the concealer is it stays in place. It DOES NOT CAKE! Simply the best I have found.
When it comes to staying power, this eyeliner is excellent. It stays on all day. It does not smudge or flake. And, because of the self-sharpening aspect, you can create a thick or thin line. I took off one lippie because there is something very harsh about this eyeliner, which I am guessing is why it lasts and lasts. So, when I apply it, I definitely smudge it to soften the harsh line.
Okay, I worked as the manager of a hair salon for about 7-8 years. I did not do hair, but I have tried every high-end hair product out there for colored, fine hair. This is THE BEST SHAMPOO I have ever used. It is color safe and sulfate free. Normally, sulfate free means absolutely no lather. But, Pureology has created a volumizing, sulfate-free shampoo with THE BEST LATHER. Downside: It is freakishly expensive, but so worth it. And, a little does go a long way. My HG of shampoo!
Blush -Avon - split second blush stick barely rose
Tszahl 2/16/2008 12:40:00 AM
Wow, this is a great blush at a cheap price. First, you just swipe the stick accross your cheeks and blend with your fingers. Blending is a breeze because of the product's excellent consistency. And, the color is buildable and natural. What is great is that the color lasts and lasts, but the formula is oil free! I have used Tarte's Flushed and while I love it as well, it is very hard for me to blend. I will definetly repurchase Avon's blush stick. It is super fabulous and super cheap!
Moisturizers -Perricone - Face Finishing Moisturizer
Tszahl 12/9/2007 12:37:00 AM
Okay, so I have only used this four times but I have never had a moisturizer make my face look so good. I am loyal to Olay products, but I got this as a sample from Sephora. I love it! It is very moisturizing and not at all greasy even after you wake up. Your skin feels like velvet. And, it is incredibly smooth. I will update after using it more. UPDATE: Still loving it! However, because some reviewers discussed break-outs as a result of using this product, I am extremely paranoid about it affecting my skin. Two days ago I got a zit on my forehead. I haven't had a real zit in about a year. I don't know if it was this product or not. But, if it happens a few more times, I will discontinue its use. So, again, I will update after more uses. FINAL UPDATE: I got yet another zit. So I have stopped using this cream on my entire face. It is sad because it made my skin feel beautiful. I will now only use it as an eye cream and neck cream.
Lip Gloss -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Gloss in Fresh Berry
Tszahl 12/3/2007 12:24:00 AM
Simply the best liploss I have found. I used to be loyal to Clinique's plumping lipgloss, but this Estee Lauder gloss out perfoms it and the countless others I have used. First, the color is excellent. I have fairly pigminted lips, so the gloss just brightens them and gives them a richer, fuller look. And, it is a gloss that moisturizes and never gets tacky. To top it all off, this gloss stays on! Wow. I am in love.
Lip Gloss -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Gloss in Cherry
Tszahl 12/3/2007 12:05:00 AM
I once read that this color, Cherry, was the best red for blondes. Well, I agree! The color is a nice, true red. The gloss is rich with color and applies well. It stays on longer than most glosses. Anytime I wear this, I get compliments. Will buy again!
I agree with all of the comments below. This is a wonderful, naturally pink lip liner that is very creamy and easy to apply. The price may be a tad high, but because it lasts so long, it doesn't really matter. I will absolutely repurchase!