Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - Buxom Lips Lip Gloss in Bambi
booper1178 11/30/2007 7:33:00 PM
Buxom lip gloss is a winner for the Bare Escentuals line. It comes in a large tube which makes up for the cost. The smell divine, the feel isn't sticky and the color Bambi, is very complementary.
Brows -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - Anastasia Five Item Brow Kit
booper1178 9/9/2007 3:49:00 PM
This is the best kit on the market in my opinion. I have tried most eveyone's out there and nothing compares to this. It is a little tricky to get the hang of the first few times. Just like Bare Escentuals "LESS IS MORE" until you learn the art of using the stencils & brow shadow. It is worth the time of learning how to use. Talk about those perfrect looking brows. What a great feeling, What a great look. The tweezers "Rock"!
I have to agree the coverage is on the sheer side. As long as you do not get up close to a mirror, you think "Wow" I look pretty good. But, not so good a look, close up. So unless everyone you will be around does not get any closer than a couple feet, your in luck. If you have good to above average skin I say go for it. If you have some flaws you need to cover up (pores, fine lines, etc.), PASS! I think you either love or hate this foundation. Even with all the colors MAC has I could not find the right match (NC42 to light, NC43 to dark). But for those with good to above average skin already, this foundation will more than likely enhance your look.
Foundations -Mirenesse - Emulsion pact 25+ in Vanilla Silk
booper1178 2/25/2007 2:32:00 AM
I am reviewing the color Medium Dark - I have not had enough time to wear and give an honest review. But, Mirenesse does such a bad job at explaining the colors they have. So I hope this will help those if you are looking at the medium dark. If you wear BE in medium tan or MAC NC42 or BB in Warm Natural the dark medium will pretty much match your skin coloring. But it is still lighter in color than those mentioned above. In fact I took my Emulsion compact to the mall and checked it out side by side with MAC NC42. Plus, on one side of my face I applied medium dark on the other side of my face MAC NC42, you could not tell which was which in color after blending in. I hope this helps you in choosing a color. I will up date on coverage and wear at a later date.
Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - Buxom Lips Lip Gloss in Amber
booper1178 2/20/2007 9:50:00 PM
All in all a nice lip gloss. Very sheer color which I like. No real plumping effects. But it is not sticky or thick. Also comes in a very large tube. If you like Smashbox lipgloss in Pixel, this is close to it (Pixel has a little more color).
Eyes -Mally Beauty - The Light Wand Eye Brightener Powder Pencil
booper1178 2/16/2007 6:39:00 PM
This is actually a very good product. But, you must practice with it, play with it and most of all use a very light hand, especially with the powder side. I do agree with the fact it is kind of on the expensive side, but I got it in a kit. I would buy this again as long as it was in a kit.
One of the worst Mascaras out in the market. I know it has won awards but not worth the price. The only thing good about this mascara is the way it comes off. It does not pull or give you panda eyes when taking it off. But the mascara does not build thickness nor length to the look of your lashes. The product is on the dry side and there does not seem to be a lot of product in tube.
This has to be one of the best mascaras on the market. I have tried a lot of mascaras out there from dept. store, hsn, qvc, too the high end lines that run $18 - $22 dollars a tube. But this is by far the best. I was not gifted with beautiful full long lashes. But this mascara has given me a fighting chance too at least look as if I have some lashes. This mascara is worth a try. I have not had a problem with flakey/dry mascara in any of the tubes of Voluminous that I have purchased.
This product did nothing. I have bought and tried this product at least 3 diffent times over the years since it 1st came out. I rebought thinking maybe it is me, I used it the wrong way... maybe the product/formula is better now... Well it just does not work for me. I have to agree with a couple of the other reviews, it is a waste of money. Even though you can return it in 30 days back to HSN for refund, it is not even worth the $$ to pay for the shipping back.
Palettes -Mally Beauty - Perfect Palette Total Face Kit
booper1178 2/7/2007 7:09:00 PM
I must agree with MissLaura2, this has to be one of the best palettes out on the market. I am a BE mu junkie with a lot of BE es's and blush. But this palette has everything for the day to evening look. This palette will look great on skin with either pink undetones or yellow undertones, this kit is a must have. Mally does such a great job with colors. The only product I do not like that Mally has is her lip products. But her es's go on smooth her blushes are great and give a nice glow (not a sparkle a glow). If you like to touch up or your on the go and travel this is the kit for you. This kit is not just for the 20 year olds.
For the ladies 35+ this is an excellent product. It is great for any age really. It does not set in to fine lines, gives a nice finish and you can use as a natural color enhancer, blush, contour, finishing powder... This goes everywhere with me for touch ups. You can even use it as es. I have been using this for going on 2 years now.
Treatments (Eye) -Unlisted Brand - Wei East China Herbal Eyes Alive
booper1178 2/3/2007 3:33:00 PM
I have tried several products from the Wei East line early last year, including the Eyes Alive. I used her products for several months and saw no real results. But if you buy from HSN you have 30 days to try and if you do not like send it back. But most of her products smell great.
How do I begin. I tried the passport compacts, only to find I would only be using the concealers (I use Mineral MU foundation, e/s, blush). When I used the concealers "I" did not see the difference, but would get a number of comments of how fresh I looked, how clean my face and or makeup looked, (ok I know people aren't supposed to see your makeup. But all the people I deal with KNOW I go no where without some type of MU on). So, because I did not see the diffenerce I sent the kit back. No more good comments, my husband said to go back to what ever I had been using before, others asked if I changed skincare or makeup lines. And yes after the fact of sending the passport back my face and makeup did not look as smooth or finished. It took going back to my old conclealers and looking in the mirror to figure out everyone was right. So I found this concealer kit from Lauren and I must say I will not be without it again. I will never use a couple of the colors in the concealer kit (to light) but for the most part, a good 80% - 85% of this kit will be used up. All my other concealers are now in the trash. I hope this helps in some way.
This cleanser is one of the best out there. And yes I have repurchased this product several times over the last couple of years. I have tried several of the other HG products out there from philosophy, Dr Denese, Clarins, orgins, biotherm, aloette, Dr Graff, Dr Brandt, other ssc lines just to name a few. I am not a SSC junkie. Most of the SSC lines do nothing for me. But this is my staple cleanser. Not everything works for everyone and we are all looking for something different for our skin care. But this is worth a try and if you buy from HSN and you do not like it, return it.
Blush -Mally Beauty - Mally Beauty Shimmer Shape Glow Face Defining System
booper1178 5/2/2006 8:46:00 PM
This product is a must have. When I first received it I thought it was going to be to dark. I purchased the Love is Deeper. Start witb a light hand and if you need more or want it darker, just add more. I was not quite sure of the product at 1st because I am not 21 years old, more like 45+ . I would repurchase this again, but only in a kit like I did this time. I have been using this for a good month to month and a half now. The product does not emphisize my fine lines or pores. Of course I do not cake the product on either. I feel I have used the product a fair amount of time(almost two motnhs)to give a thumbs up to Shimmer, Shape & Glow.