I ordered free samples from EM, I had to pay only for the shipping ($2.82). I got 4 small samples (0.03 oz/1 g each) : finishing dust, sunlight finishing dust, kaolin powder sunlight, kaolin powder soft bronze. Today I tried the finishing dust and it gave me cystic acne on my chin by the afternoon. It's a very finely milled powder what gives very small coverage. It wouldn't be a problem for me, because I'm looking for a light powder over my Korres ginger & vitamins foundation, but I'm not gonna use this anymore. I hope I'll have better luck with kaolin powders. Next day I tried the kaolin powder in sunlight, it looks pretty light in the container but turned darker on my skin after a couple hours but not this is the biggest problem with this powder. I don't have oily skin but this made my skin shiny only 1 hour after the first application and gives no coverage at all. It doesn't make me any sense to give money for a powder what has no coverage and no shine control. I'm still on the hunt to find the perfect finishing powder but I'm not sure that it will be mineral powder. The mineral powders what I tried and wasn't satisfied with: - Garden Botanika: She's a Natural Mineral Foundation (awful look) - Christian Dior: Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Sculpting Powder Makeup SPF 10 (This is best of all but not matte enough and expensive) - Bare Escentuals: Mineral Veil (loved the look but my skin was itching and burning) - Physicians Formula pressed powder (awful look) - L'oreal Bare Naturale gentle mineral powder - pressed powder (awful look) I recommend this article to everybody about how "natural" mineral makeups are: http://www.cosmeticscop.com/skin-care-facts-mineral-makeup.aspx?filter=itemtype%3acontent
I really sorry that I can not use this powder because I loved the way it looked on my face. It's a very finely milled powder, not weird looking at all, like most of the other mineral makeups what I tried. When first time I tried it at home it was ok, but next day I went out to the sun and my face started to itching and burning by the afternoon and my neck was red when I got home. I have done some research and have found that the bismuth oxychloride (CI 77163) could be the reason that my face itches. I ordered free samples from Everyday Minerals, they don't use bc. I will edit my review later, when I tried the samples. /You can find my review at Everyday Minerals - Finishing Dust about the finishing dust and kaolin powder./
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Eden
audreylucia 5/12/2010 5:00:00 PM
I hate this primer! It makes my lids look dry, old and tired. I really tried to love it because I can not send it back. When I saw the great reviews here and on youtube, I couldn't wait for Sephora to sell it, I bought it on e-bay : (
First when I tried it, it was ok, but next day I put on my Estee Lauder lash primer first, after this and I LOVE it!! I bougth it in "very black" and it was $ 6.99 at the Walgreens. I don't like d/s mascaras but I definitely recommend this one!
Mascara -Estee Lauder - MagnaScopic Maximum Volume Mascara
audreylucia 11/3/2009 6:04:00 PM
I absolutely don't understand why this mascara has so many negative reviews. In the last 10 years I tried everything from Revlon to Lancome, but I always go back to Magnascopic, this is the only mascara what makes my eyes beautiful, I feel naked if I use a different mascara. I use a sample size for about 3 months, last time I bougth it for $ 6 on ebay, it's even cheaper than a drugstore mascara. And don't waste your money for eye makeup remover, it comes off with water and a washcloth. Try it!