Liquid -BeneFit Cosmetics - "Hello Flawless!" Oxygen Wow
cambrian 4/20/2012 5:20:00 PM
My recent HG foundation. Light and easy to blend, SPF 25 and PA+++ to block out the summer sun, long lasting. The SA suggested with their primer but I use one from Two Face which has similar consistencies and it has worked perfectly! My only complaint is that it is very yellow based and the SA matched me to color Honey. Personally I would've gone a shade lighter just to create that brightness on skin. My solution was to top it with my Estee Lauder illuminating powder and voila problem solved. It works beautifully.
After reading all the review here and on youtube, I have say I was really hesitant to try this product. But I am glad I decided to try because mine is not as clumpy as other reviewers said it was. The brush is huge, but I'm used to big brushes. The opening of the bottle was quite tight, which eliminated most of the mascara back into the bottle. But I did pull out the brush very slowly, so maybe that made a difference? In terms of performance, I have fine and short lashes, and after several coats, it does the job just fine. I will have to wear it out tomorrow and see how long it lasts and whether it smudges at all. Overall a good drug store mascara.
This lipgloss is DIVINE! I passed by the Chanel counter yesterday and the SA recommended it to me. I was a little skeptical at first because of its steep price, but after I tried it, I was amazed at the texture and color! I bought this in 126 Silex, which is a coral color with pink sparkles. I even received compliments from another SA from Smashbox when I was walking around the floor afterwards. Overall a great investment!
Powder -Maybelline - Mineral Power Powder Foundation
cambrian 3/21/2009 10:07:00 AM
I purchased this foundation a month ago and I love it!! The coverage is very minimal but that is the look that I am comfortable with. It is very mild so it did not irritate my sensitive skin. I do agree with other reviewers that the kabuki brush is really prickly and I feel it would scratch my face. So I used it with my own powder brush, which worked perfectly!
Masks -Chanel - Precision Continuous Hydrating Mask
cambrian 3/21/2009 10:03:00 AM
The SA recommended this mask to me after I told her I work in an air-conditioned environment. The texture is pale baby blue with a delicate peach scent. I left it on for around 10 mins while I was in the shower and rinsed it off with warm water afterward. I am loving the results! The mask left my face soft and moisturized. It is better than any other gel mask or sheet mask I've tried. The price is pretty steep but I think this jar will last me a long time considering I will only use it once a week.
Mascara -Laura Mercier - Thickening & Building mascara
cambrian 4/6/2007 4:37:00 PM
I received this in a swap and was really hesitant after reading the bad reviews about this mascara..but I have to say this really work for me!!! So i'm really glad I tried it despite the reviews. The brush is pretty big, but it does not clump at all. You can easily create a dramatic night time look by brushing a few layers on. I have really short and sparse lashes, but this adds quite some voulume as well as some length (not much tho) The price is $20, which is ok for a HE masacra.
Moisturizers -Laura Mercier - Moisturizing Cream with SPF
cambrian 3/31/2007 3:25:00 PM
The SA tried this on me yesterday during the facial. It says on the packaging "use day and night", which from my understanding using sunscreen at night is actually a burden to your skin. So I wouldn't use this at night. Towards the end of the day, my combo-dry skin became a little sticky. I'm not sure if it's because she put on too much product on me or this just isnt my cream. So I'm thinking about returning this. But I will update if I change my mind about this cream.
UPDATE-I've been using this for 2 weeks now, and I really like the smell and texture. But I'm still giving it 4 out of 5 because it will only work as a day cream.
Foundations -Laura Mercier - Stick Foundation SPF 15 [DISCONTINUED]
cambrian 3/22/2007 8:27:00 PM
My HG foundation!! I haven't had too much luck with foundations since I don't like the cakey feeling. The SA said the coverage is between the TM and liquid foundation, which was exactly what I was looking for! I have this in Natural, I'm Asian with yellow undertones, fair-medium skin color, and Natural matches me perfecly! I wear this everyday and it's really convenient to put on, just draw a few streaks on my face, blend with fingers and then I'm ready to go. It looks great even without setting it with loose powder. The price is $40, the same as other LM foundations. Will buy again!!
Treatments (Eye) -L'Occitane - Immortelle Eye Balm
cambrian 3/3/2007 10:54:00 PM
An average eye cream. It does its job of moisturizing, but other than that, nothing really special. Didn't feel it was worth $34. Would not purchase again.