It's really easy to use and you can quickly cover all redness and have smooth looking skin in 5 mins. I use a concealer first, under-eye and on blemishes and redness. Then I use a powder brush and dust the excess product off and apply all over my face and neck. If I'm looking for more coverage, I use the puff in the package, but I usually avoid it. For events, I sometimes use Almay tinted moisturizer followed by a quick dusting of Studio fix followed by Almay's loose powder just to set the whole thing. But usually, I just use it as a compact powder, for everyday use. The reason I like the product and probably purchase again is it is so versatile. A little goes a long way, so it's well worth the extra that you pay. And it's a sturdy case too, which is good, as I have a problem with compact's breaking and the powder inside going beserk and loose. This is my first powder foundation, and I have dry skin, so I always use a moisturizer before I apply this. No cakiness, and if I apply a tinted m. before, I just blot the excess with a tissue.
I don't care for it much. It does nothing special for my skin. The smell doesn't really linger on that much either. For the price and the brand, it's not worth it. Won't buy again.
I don't have any other curler to compare this to. I am very happy with it, making my fine, thin, sparse lashes look just a *little* significant. I use it alone or coat it with mascara. I got it for pretty cheap too.
Broke me out :( But the color was lovely. Now its just sitting in my makeup draw since...3 years. Had to throw it out but might give it another chance later. I did not like any Revlon foundation/compact, only liked their lip glosses.
I make my own yogurt facial, usually once a month, whenever I have time. Altho my skin has had many changes this past two years, this works well for me even now. A lot of the skin care products that were my HG have stopped working so...here is what I do. Clean my face with bottled water (not tap). Pat dry and apply yogurt. Massage and wait for the yogurt to dry. After a few mins, apply honey. Careful coz it does not suit everyone. I recommend organic honey. Apply some grated cucumber on the honey, it will stick. I usually do some chores around the house and take a shower. I wash my face last of all, and the hot steam in the shower helps soften my skin further. It is soothing and a slight glow is noticeable afterwards :)
Had really high hopes for it. Got a couple of samples. Broke me out, and I don't break out that much either. Tried it a couple of different times in hope that it was a one-off thing. It breaks me out every time. So I'm back to good old neutrogena again.
Moisturizers -Olay - Active Hydrating Cream - Original
anjalisharma 6/22/2011 4:17:00 AM
It's my go-to moisturizer. My skin is changing and I needed something heavy for the sudden dryness I'm experiencing. I like it very much, but I would like some miracle product right now...however, I will stick to this one for now.
I have this is clear and I absolutely love it. It makes any lipstick look better. That glossy look suits jus about anybody and any occasion (as opposed to dark reds for example). I want to buy it in different colors tho. I know people complain about it being sticky, but there's two kinds of people in the world: the ones that don't care its sticky coz it looks so good and ones that worry too much abt the stickiness. There. So it depends, which kind are you? I like Elizabeth Arden's 8 hr skin cream for my lips...so this is still nice and not that sticky for me. Best thing, I got it online for like a dollar.
This actually used to make me happy when my friend owned it and we didn't get it in India. Now we get it. I got it, as a gift. Love it. Everyone around me loves it. It doesn't actually make me happy, as it used to-and as a lot of reviewers wrote. But still, its my go-to fragrance these days.
I love it. I need a nice brush tho. But the subtleness of the product and what it does to one's face is lovely. It is a universal color.
okay so here we go. i've been wanting to buy this blush n to try bourjois products for some time now. so the blush. it's quite nice,but u gotta apply it correctly. its not heavily pigmented,looks like a nice flush,the packaging is cute,the brush is useless and the quantity is less.it's difficult for the brush (any brush) to pick up color easily,so you have to work on it n it takes time.but still,the color is sweet,the quality and price quite reasonable.but i dunno if i will b repurchasing tho. will update.n oh yeah i don mind the scent.right now m happy with the product,but like i said,i think it makes for careful application.
Eye Shadow -Bourjois - Multi Shimmer Eye Loose Powder 03 Rose Or
anjalisharma 12/19/2007 10:24:00 AM
Lovely color. Staying power is not that great. Texture is nice, the gold and pink combination is not at all over the top. I don't mind the packaging-it looks nice. The brush is tricky but not bad. Half a lippy off for the staying power n half a lippy for all the product that gets on your cheeks instead n the shimmers that don't leave you till you wipe it off with a cleanser. I'd like to buy it in green n silver too, although MAC for a few extra dollars is much more manageable. UPDATE: I'm not so happy with the color nemore. It looks lovely inside,but maybe it's my skin tone or something. It looks more gold than golden pink which is what i wanted.
Liquid -Revlon - ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 15 Normal/Dry Skin
anjalisharma 12/11/2007 2:14:00 PM
After reading all the fab reviews on this product, I bought it. I've been wearing Almay's nearly naked for two years now, but I wanted to try something different to see how it looks. Now I don't wear foundation often, but I need something for occasions. I like a light, sheer formula that looks natural under all lights, doesn't streak, doesn't look cakey or made up and photographs well. I need to even out my skin tone and cover a couple of blemishes, especially the monthly guests on my face. Coming to the foundation, I took the normal-dry one even tho i have a oily forehead. The MA insisted that it would work for me, at least for the winter. Then the color-I took fresh beige, although earlier I had tried on Sand Beige. Fresh Beige looked too dark in the bottle, n when I put it on my hand, it still looked a little dark. But it sits well on my face. It gives light coverage, which is buildable and can come up to medium coverage. I used to a few times before giving the review to see if I break out. Thankfully, till now I did not. Hope that continues :). One important thing is to moisturize thoroughly and let the moisture sink in before applying this. I wash my face, apply rosewater on a cottonwool and cleanse it (also to make the moisturizer work better-this makes my face non-greasy) then apply some olay moisturizing cream. The spf is good enough as of now. I also pat in some compact powder to give it a finished look. I like it right now, and since it's easily available and doesn't break the bank, I'm happy with it. My only issue is with the packaging, and I ended up wasting some product the last time. Oh well, you can't have it all. It's a good foundation, overall.
Absolute HG. My God, I can't believe how long it has taken for me to discover this. You know those rough patches on the elbows and knees? History. Dryness mid-winter, flaky skin...history. I jus mix some glycerin with some rosewater, no idea how much. Just whatever i can put on my palm. A little of this and a little of that, mix it well and apply it everywhere twice a day. I apply it on my face only in the night tho, thrice a week. It really makes a difference. Shows, immediately. You're left with soft, supple skin everywhere and it even feels warm and nice in the cold winter nights. Love it.
Treatments -L'Oreal - Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Color gel masque
anjalisharma 12/11/2007 4:02:00 AM
I really wanted to like this. It works okay, but I get better stuff for half the price. For some reason, I need to use a lot, otherwise my hair doesn't even look conditioned...u know? It's not exactly lasting ages for me, like it does for many other reviewers here. Then the last time I used it before an important event, I dried my hair in a hurry n did not have time for a blow-dry. By the next day, my carefully maintained hair went for a toss. It became coarse n rough and tangled! It took two more washes n a hot oil treatment to get it back into shape, but I'm still not satisfied. There's still half of it left, and I'll use it till it's over when i don't think i need too much conditioning and when i know i have the time to set my hair or something. And to think my stylist recommended this. Well, it might work for some people, but it's just not for me. I'm giving it a 3 coz apart frm that one time, it's okay as an everyday conditioner, but for the price-is it worth it? Not, in my opinion. PS the packaging is a pain when you are in a hurry. UPDATE: I like this conditioner much better now. The trick is to towel-dry your hair and put it on and wait. This kept splits and dry ends at bay, but not before two bottles were finished. It is expensive but my hair and skin have changed over the years so this helps me more now than it did before. Its good for color-treated hair only and seems to protect my hair from the sun mainly.