Misc Beauty Tools -Sephora - Purifying Brush Shampoo
countessn 1/17/2012 3:55:00 AM
I don't understand why I haven't read a positive review on this brush shampoo. They could have improved the formula since 2010. But I must say that, I LOVE this brush shampoo! It smells clean and a bit "floral-like." It disinfects (shampoo does not), and cleans so well. It is a bit pricey, but it is worth it! I have tried the ELF brush shampoo (terrible! You are better off using plain old Dawn), and MAC brush cleanser, and the Sephora is by far the best one to deep clean with. I have noticed that I don't break out as much after cleaning my brushes with this cleanser, as I did with using the ELF brush shampoo weekly. DO try this product out, it is awesome!
I've been testing out this mascara for about 6-7 months now and I really like the fact that it helped my lashes grow, made them look very dark, but the only complaint I have about this mascara is the wand. The wand appears to be a larger version on the original Maybelline Great Lash mascara. I'm more partial to wands that are similar to Benefit's bad gal lash and Covergirl lash blast wands. I like both of those wand styles, but The Luxe Premier wand isn't cutting it for me. I really like the mascara formula itself. It would be a great product if the wand was redesigned.
Treatments -Skinn Cosmetics - DermAppeal Microdermabrasion Treatment
countessn 6/6/2011 8:05:00 PM
This is the BEST exfoliating facial treament I have ever used. I have post-acne hyperpigmentation and by using Dermappeal they are almost all faded! :) I'm very pleased with this product! It is expensive runs about 30.00 on ShopNBC, if you buy it alone. You receive about 2 oz. of product. I reccommend using a popcicle stick or plastic spoon or spatula to remove the product from the jar because it becomes "active" with water. Way better than St. Ives apricot scrub, there is nothing like this product. If you do decide to purchase anything from Skinn cosmetics, purchase this product!
This is an amazing product! Do buy the purple formula, NOT the TINTED! The tinted formula is horrible, and will leave you extremely greasy. I have very oily skin and I found that using a small amount of the orchid gel primer over a moisturizer helps control oil all day. Only use a tiny amount, if you go overboard with this, it will leave you greasy. I have used many primers; Smashbox, Urban Decay, Benefit, and all of them left me greasy. This product smooths on flawlessly and gives you a nice makeup base to work with. I highly reccommend the purple orchid gel mattifying primer!
This is a great primer for the money. I tried on one eye, the ELF primer and on the other Urban Decay primer potion, and I didn't see a major difference by the end of the day. I would repurchase the ELF over the Urban Decay for the minor difference. 18 bucks vs. 1 dollar for not that much of a difference. Go with the ELF!
Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. - Studio Small Angled Brush
countessn 11/29/2010 9:54:00 PM
I love this brush! I use it everyday to fill in my eyebrows and it works really well. I haven't tried to line my eyes with this brush but it's a very good angled brush for brows!
I had a poor experience with my brush shampoo. It didn't clean my brushes squeeky clean the way I like them. I had a really hard time cleaning the Revlon colorstay off of my ELF studio line flat top brush. I had to use dish soap instead. The consistency is like water, and doesn't have a scent. It also doesn't lather up very well. If your looking for a brush shampoo don't waste your money on this. Do try out the Sephora brand brush shampoo, or add and mix a bit of alcohol (for disinfecting purposes) to TreSemme Deep Cleansing shampoo. It's 3 bucks and it works amazing on brushes!
Shampoo -TRESemme - Vitamin C Deep Cleansing Shampoo
countessn 11/29/2010 9:41:00 PM
This is an awesome shampoo for oily hair. I have oily hair and it does a great job at clarifying. It lathers up very well into a nice lather. It also has a nice, clean fragrance to it. If this shampoo doesn't work out for your hair, DO try to use it as a cosmetic brush shampoo! Just add a bit of alcohol to the shampoo to disinfect the brush. It's amazing, it even cleans my flat top powder brush from ELF that I use daily with Revlon colorstay. You don't need to use much to clean all of your brushes. This shampoo is multi purpose and a great buy for 3 bucks! Try this shampoo as a brush cleanser!