**Docking a point because mine has managed to become stained by cream based foundations (Stephane Marais)** Purchased the set of two with the recommended Beautyblender cleanser. Great idea, have two sponges, one to use, and one to have clean while the other needs cleaned. I love these sponges since they make anything easy to apply. Put a dab on the point and get every crevice by your nose, a even covering below your lower lash line... you name it, it'll put foundation there. I clean mine maybe once a week each (lazy). I don't think "old foundation" has an effect on it's finish. I haven't noticed any pink fuzz from mine. Would I repurchase? Probably, if everybody else's knock offs aren't as good.
Retails for $9 at Sephora, product is 6g (.21oz). It is a pot balm, so you will need to use your fingers or a lip brush to apply it. It is the color of the lid (almost a fuschia color) in the pot, but it does go on sheer (it will add a tint of pink, but not a scary fuschia) with a slight sheen. Not sticky like a lipgloss, but not matte like a chapstick. Fruity flavor, which quickly fades to nothing. Wearability, for me, is less than chapstick but somewhat longer than a standard lipgloss. After using this for a week, my lips are peeling less. It has a sponge-like texture, which is very unique. You won't gouge into this like a normal lipbalm.
Mascara -Chanel - Inimitable Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel
cashmerewhore 8/27/2007 10:43:00 AM
I love the brush that comes with this. That is it though. The mascara was terrible. I got a tester and brought it with me on vacation. I promptly had to go out and buy a lash comb (I didn't pack one) to comb out all the clumps it had left me with. Thinking maybe it was my application, I brought it with me to a trial makeover for my bridal makeup. She hated it too, and had to brush out the clumps with another spoolie. It holds a curl good, and it looks decent, after you spend about 10 minutes combing out all the clumps. The only other good thing is I didn't waste money on buying this.
Lip Gloss -Beaute Cosmetics - lipgloss in Paramour
cashmerewhore 8/21/2007 8:34:00 AM
I received this as a thank-you from Beau, and told him I'd be sure to write a review about it, since I usually steer clear of plumping lipglosses. He assured me that this was not one of the tingling lipglosses. It isn't, it has a slightly cooling effect that fades quickly (in less than five minutes). The gloss itself is very thick, almost the consistancy of potted lipglosses. However, it is not a tacky lipgloss-glue on my lips. The appearance is that of vinyl, a super sheen with a consistant milky color. Paramour is a peachy pink with gold shimmer. It applies exactly as shown in the tube. The packaging is beautiful, but as previous reviewers have said, the brush is prone to splaying out. I tried running mine under water and smoothing it back down without luck. The few stray hairs are more of a visual complaint, the brush still does it's job applying lipgloss. I wish Beau would come out with new shades, I'm partial to burgundies. Right now, aside from the red shade, most shades are very neutral, which is not me. However, if I **NEED** a neutral lip for something, I'd definitely reach for paramour.
I love the packaging, though it's a ripoff of Lola's lipsticks (almost exactly). I could do without the double sided-ness, as I see myself running out of balm before exfoliator. A good "stiff" balm, it doesn't squish around or indent easily. The exfoliator side is nice, not overly gritty that I need to wipe it off quickly. Both have a nice sweet taste, aren't sticky and last about as long as chapstick on me, and longer than Labellos. I'll definitely be repurchasing this.
Not impressed with this at all. It's a georgous fuschia in the packaging, but didn't do much for my pigmented lips. The texture wasn't terrible, kinda like a chapstick. My complaint: this left a TON of silver microglitters on my lips. Even after wiping the gloss off, the glitters remained. I hate lingering glitter on my lips. Up for swap this goes!
Lip Gloss -Yves Saint Laurent - Golden Gloss 3 - Pink
cashmerewhore 12/9/2006 8:34:00 PM
I love everything about this gloss. In the tube, yes, it's a scary hot pink shade, reminiscant of the 80s. Applied it is quite sheer, not overly sticky and provides such a sparkle. It's not just a glossy shine, the microglitters coat your lips. It's georgous. And it's flavored, kinda melony. Not overpowering, but very nice. Not too sweet. It lingers. This gloss is perfect in every way, from the chic lucite packaging to the brush tipped applicator (Bobbi Brown could take some tips on what a brush applicator should be like, THIS is it). Would definitely repurchase.
Lip Gloss -Bath and Body Works - Goldie Lipgloss in Velveteen
cashmerewhore 11/7/2006 7:05:00 AM
(On price, I purchased six of these on eBay for less than $15 shipped; which is about retail for one tube). In the tube this gloss is a deep burgundy with silver sparkles. On my lips it's a sheer red, and the sparkles stay in the tube! The minis I have are quite heavily flavored like vanilla cake batter, yet the full sized tubes I purchased are less flavored, and have more of a citrus flavor. Goldie is made by Hard Candy for Bath & Body Works. The gloss is packaged in a thick, clear lucite tube with a sponge-tipped applicator. Travels well without leaking. Wears alil longer than average gloss. It's thick, but not glue-like tacky (I do expect a lipgloss to have some amount of tackiness, but I'm not fighting to pull my lips apart). A great purchase for me, and if I ever get through the six tubes I currently have, I would definitely repurchase (or if I see it on sale in December/Summer!!)
Bath Treatments -Dessert Beauty - Deliciously Kissable Bath Bubbles
cashmerewhore 2/28/2006 9:48:00 AM
For starters, I purchased Dreamy during the sephora sale. That being said, it was not worth the $10 I paid. In the bottle, it's a milky tan infused with shimmer and smells chocolate-ish (with hints of coconut, which didn't bother me, though I'm not fond of coconut). In the tub, it produced minimal bubbles when I used about 5-10% of the bottle. It also did not dissolve in water, so during my bath I had clumps of the gel flowing around the tub. It added absolutely no scent to the water or my skin.
For what it's worth, I could get two bottles of calgon at the store and get more bubbles and fragrance. Save your $10.
Ok, for those of you seeking the perfect red and settled for Dantique, you must go pick this up. It is the pinup girl glam red, the fire engine red that will stop everybody in their tracks. Application: this seemed more moisturizing than many of the original lip tints (YAY, they could be ultra drying). It seems the rose flavoring is less too. I also didn't end up with super dry, slightly peeling lips the day after wearing. It's not a color I would wear everyday, but if I did manage to go through a tube, I'd definitely repurchase, and not because it was Kevyn Aucoin.
Lip Treatments -Labello - CareGloss & Shine Tinted
cashmerewhore 11/1/2005 7:07:00 AM
So, I get this in swap and I'm like: "ewww, brown gloss." And contemplate throwing it into my extra bin to recycle it to another swapper. But there was a note included saying it's a "universal YLBB shade", so I figured at this point, I better try it.
Glossiness is awesome, tint is awesome, not overly garrish. The only thing that occasionally gets me on Labello's is the flavoring, rose. This isn't overly bad. I can tolerate it, and the flavor subsides after application. I would definitely recommend this if you're looking for a YLBB & slightly darker, more defined shade.
Lip Treatments -Jack Black - Intense Therapy Lip Balm spf 25
cashmerewhore 11/1/2005 7:04:00 AM
Another lip balm in my massive stash. This stuff is pretty good, but I have to be in the mood for mint since it is VERY minty. Absorbs into my lips somewhat, doesn't feel like paste or spackle on and moisturizes (also, if you can smell any coffee on my breath over the mint of this, I'm amazed). I don't know why this is marketed towards guys, since after seeing me with it, my friends have been buying it too.
Unfortunately, this gets a jeer from me. I received it in swap (luckily didn't shell out USD 28 to try it). No matter how much I rub, there is no color deposited on my cheeks, only greasiness. I'm a MAC NC20/stila 20 watts, basically about two steps from being sheet-white, so I'm amazed that I've found a product with so little pigment it doesn't show up on my near pigmentless skin.
I also can't say I've ever seen a doll with greasy cheeks. If you're looking for the pink baby doll cheeks, UD quickie may be a better choice for you.
For starters, I hate the pump. My pump is on steroids because it pumps out enough to cover my entire face so I can look like an oompa loompa! If I ration out what is squeezed out, blend it well, it gives my skin a nice, healthy glow. It's a light coverage, and could likely be mixed easily with foundations for an all over glow. With how much comes out, I end up mixing with lotion for my shoulders, arms, decolage....wherever so it doesn't go to waste. If I would ever run out, I would consider repurchasing because I can't think of another liquid bronze product out there that works on my fair skin.
Liquid -Shu Uemura - Water Perfect Fluid Foundation
cashmerewhore 9/15/2005 10:12:00 AM
I totally love this foundation. The colors are very forgiving, I'm using 574 (Stila 20 watts, MAC NC20, KA SSE SX05). It's a light coverage, leaves my freckles still visable, and doesn't cause breakouts. It blends well, doesn't feel like it's sitting on my skin, and leaves my face feeling moisturized. I sometimes set this with powder, sometimes don't. If I skip powder it can look slightly greasy after awhile. I love the pump, it doesn't squirt out too much.