Treatments (Eye) -SkinMedica - TNS Night Eye Repair
cosgirl 3/20/2010 10:36:00 PM
This one stands alone. It is very unlike most eyecreams I've used in several ways. First, it works! Softens even the deeper lines-not just fine lines, greatly reduces undereye bags, is improving dark circles and seems to be reducing the milia in the dark circles that get more noticeable with age. You only need a small amount and patting it in works better than smoothing because I've noticed that if you smooth it under eyes or use too much it will pill or ball up and become flaky. It's got a bit of a different consistency to it. Maybe that has something to do with why it's so effective. Don't notice any scent either which is a plus! Love it...
Excellent night cream. I have oily skin, but get very dry and flaky from Retinol. This is the best and most penetrating moisturizer I've used. Most of them just seem to sit on top of my skin. This one really does repair it. My skin is always silky soft the next morning and no breakouts either. The only thing I don't like is the scent. Smells kind of perfumy, but not too overpowering. Worth the price for me. Highly recommend!
Skincare - Face -Amore Pacific - Contour Lift eye cream
cosgirl 3/13/2010 8:25:00 PM
I love this eye cream. I think it really does smooth and firm my undereye area somewhat, and I really love the soft scent of all the AP products. It is definitely way overpriced for what it does, but I don't regret buying it once.
I've used SO many different bronzers and this has been my HG since it came out. I always come back to it. It's the perfect color-not too orange, has a touch of peach, and the metallic in it simply gives a sheer glow. It never looks frosty or unnatural. I just brush a bit where the sun would hit; cheeks, bridge of nose, top of forehead, and then add a pinker blush to apples of cheeks. Looks so natural and healthy. Love it!
Treatments -Philosophy - Never Let Them See You Shine
cosgirl 1/27/2010 12:16:00 AM
So surprised at the negative reviews for this! I have extremely oily skin and this primer works very well for me. If it's actually making your skin greasier, you're using way TOO MUCH product. You only need barely a pea-size amount for your whole face and you have to rub it in quickly. I apply this very sparingly and my face feels velvety matte. Then my foundation just glides over it and lasts MUCH longer. It has a light lavender scent from the ingredients-not added fragrance. I love this stuff and hope that if you need a good oil-controlling primer you'll give this one a try!
LOVE this product! I had used DDF acne pumice scrub with benzoyl peroxide for years, but now that I'm older it has become much too harsh and drying for me. This Murad scrub gets the job done, keeping my acne-prone, oily slin clear and satiny smooth without over-drying. I use it every nite, followed by Biomedic's conditioning toner, and either Retinol cream or Glycolic moisturizer. My skin has never looked better. Will definitely continue to buy this!
Great mascara for thick, stiff, crunchy, gloppy eyelashes! Also good for little black flakes and smudges under your eyes within hours of applying. The worst!!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
cosgirl 12/14/2009 3:51:00 AM
Useless product. Leaves a film on eyelids making shadow look cakey and thick. Then, even worse, shadow ends up creasing badly anyway...
Mascara -Korres - Deep Colour Mascara in Blue Black
cosgirl 12/12/2009 5:10:00 AM
This was highly recommended by the SA at Sephora. Not sure why. Except for the color, I do NOT like this mascara at all. It makes my lashes lose any curl and hang straight. It's clumpy right out of the tube and leaves my lashes stiff and crunchy with flakes under my eyes. It's also difficult to remove. Pass on this one:(
I'm amazed at the many negative reviews of this product! I've tried EVERY mascara out there (except the Givenchy one with the odd pea shaped brush). IMHO if you like Diorshow, Blackout, Texaslash, Bionic, YSL, Chanel, Voluminous, Lashblast, or ANY of the MAC and Lancome mascaras, you will not like Supernova. I don't like thick, crunchy eyelashes that look heavy and fake and end up flaking everywhere. This mascara gives me natural looking, glossy, thicker, longer and curled lashes that are very soft and the blackest black. It NEVER smudges or flakes and the tube doesn't dry out as fast as most others. I can only wonder if the c/o smudging is due to either having very oily skin or using too oily of an undereye cream or concealer? I don't know, but I think this is one of the best mascaras out there...
I am a total mascara junkie. Price matters not, even tho spending $30 for a tube of mascara (as I have on more than one occasion) is really quite ridiculous! I LOVE this mascara. It gives me beautiful, thick, long lashes with no clumps or smudging. Interestingly enough I hate the original GL so I wonder is it just the brush or is the formula different too? Anyway, for me this works very well. I think Maybelline makes the best less expensive mascaras, FAR better than L'Oreal. But, I've used them all, even the designer mascaras, and will probably never be loyal to just one (I can't help myself). This is the best DS mascara IMHO...
Treatments (Eye) -Unlisted Brand - Latisse Lash Growth Drops
cosgirl 10/24/2009 7:05:00 PM
Ladies, this is the SAME product as Lumigan which is also the SAME product as Careprost. The active ingredient in all of them is Bimatoprost 0.03%. Allergan, (the company that makes Lumigan) decided to cash in on Lumigan's very desirable side effect of long, lush lashes on glaucoma patients, by putting a new label on the bottle, adding some cheesy plastic brushes, jacking the price way up, and releasing it under the name of Latisse, along with a slick ad campaign featuring Brooke Shields. This is a FACT. All you need is an ultra-thin eyeliner brush to apply any one of these products with minimum waste and minimal side effects from spillage into the eye (which is a problem with the Latisse brushes). I use a MAC 210 liner brush which is perfect. Two drops per nite is plenty for both upper lash-lines and brows. Of course good hygiene is absolutely necessary, but who uses a "sterile" eyeliner brush or applies "sterile" eyeliner when you think about it, right? As far as the safety of generic products, who hasn't used generic meds with no problems? Same thing here. They're ALL quality controlled with sterile packaging and all contain a preservative along with the active ingredient. The only difference is the cost. Oh and by the way, this (whichever product you choose to buy) really, really works! My lashes are twice as thick and longer than they were. I'm now at week 12 and have had NO side effects whatsoever... Update: So I'm still using this every nite and my lashes are still getting even longer, darker and thicker than at 12-16 wks. My brows are also getting thicker and darker. I love this stuff and won't go on maintenance til my lashes get too long--if that could happen!? I found that results are better with using 2 drops per nite. I put 2 generous lines on each upper lid and several coats on each brow. Also, fortunately still no side effects or problems at all...
Treatments (Eye) -Unlisted Brand - Lilash - Purified Eyelash Stimulator
cosgirl 10/6/2009 3:08:00 PM
As the other ladies have said, this stuff WORKS! I use it on both my lashes and brows with amazing results. LiBrow is probably the same stuff with a different brush because my brows have gotten fuller and darker using LiLash. I have had no side effects at all.
Foundations -Smashbox - High Definition Healthy FX Foundation
cosgirl 8/13/2009 4:06:00 AM
In a word: greaseball. I have oily skin, but this was unbelievable. As soon as I applied it my face was a shiny, goopy mess with pores the size of craters. MA advised me that this was good for all skintypes, but I can't see this being good for anybody.
I like this foundation. Very natural, light finish and it provides good coverage for how thin it is. I'm NC30 and I use #3 which is a perfect match. The small, black, plastic bottle is not the best, but from what I've read, is better than it used to be.