Powder -Neutrogena - mineral sheers mineral powder foundation-fair to light
brooksbelle 2/16/2007 10:59:00 PM
Choppy Application and Breakouts. What a disappointment!
Not one of the better mascaras. Very drying and hard to apply. Causes lashes to be brittle and break. I bet this one will be discontinued soon.
One of the better products out there. Once again--the trick to Mascara is to REPLACE the tube often!--otherwise, the mascara begins to dry out and go on clumpy. This builds good length and thickness and stays on quite well.
Mascara -Maybelline - Sky High Curves Extreme Length and Curl [DISCONTINUED]
brooksbelle 1/11/2006 2:04:00 PM
Goes on easily and stays on well. Doesn't flake or smear. Downsides: Must be replaced often or mascara gets "clumpy." Does build moderate length and thickness while helping to cure (actually--slightly bend) your lashes.
Liquid -Cover Girl - CG Smoothers All Day Hydrating Makeup
brooksbelle 1/11/2006 2:02:00 PM
Best Texture Foundation. I have combo skin and this is a very smooth make-up that provides light-to-moderate coverage and stays put quite well. The color selection is relatively good, but could be better (a'la L'Oreal's TruMatch vast array.)
Treatments -L'Oreal - ReNoviste Anti-Aging Glycolic Peel Kit
brooksbelle 1/11/2006 1:53:00 PM
I know the ph is not very high, but my skin seems to really like this stuff. (And the little individual bottles are cute--can you tell I'm an advertisers dream?). Does a decent job exfoliating, I use it about every other month alternating with a home dermabrasion kit.
Cool product idea! The mask feels nice on, and it's good to take some time to be still with your eyes closed; but I haven't noticed much change after using it (I love and faithfully use AH's Skin Souffle)--I don't think I'll purchase again as I have had better luck with L'Oreal's Renoviste.
Treatments -Alpha Hydrox - AHA Souffle 12 percent Glycolic AHA
brooksbelle 1/11/2006 1:47:00 PM
You just can't beat Alpha Hydrox!! This AHA treatment works soooo well and is very affordable. Use it at night and you will love how your skin looks and feels. One on my "must-have" products.
I keep coming back to this product over and over again. You just can't beat the color selection and price. The texture is quite nice and goes on smoothly. There is some shimmer to it, but it's a moderate amount. The one BIG drawback is the smell--just like all the CG products from the '80's--CLOYING!!! Oh well, just hold your nose and enjoy the colors and the savings!!
The color selection is actually quite nice; problem is the formulation. It's very sticky and the scent is STRONG--actually had a sore throat reaction to it. Won't purchase lip products from Bonne Bell again!
Love this lip-gloss. Leaves a very nice, even color and isn't sticky. Wears quite long for a gloss. I just wish Neutrogena made more colors, since the only one that works for me is "Dreamy."
Love Rimmel's Eyebrow Pencil (I use the lightest shade). It's a really dry smooth texture that doesn't slip, slide, or shine. Stays put all day. Comes with an attatched stiff brow brush that helps to distribute the color and groom the brows.
Really gentle, moisturizing toner. Smells very light and fresh--and a good price too.
Best Lip balm ever!! I keep one in my bedside table, my purse, my kitchen junk drawer, and my makeup kit. It's not waxy or greasy, very moisturizing and smells really really good!
Lotions/ Creams -Palmers - Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula
brooksbelle 1/11/2006 1:27:00 PM
This is the only body moisturizer that I use. Very emollient and soothing and smells really great. This product is a must-have!!