Primer/ Corrector -Laura Mercier - Foundation Primer Radiance
culebra 6/19/2012 2:18:00 PM
This is my favorite primer. It works well as a primer. It does not cause break outs. My skin is pretty good so I use it alone and just use concealer in strategic places. It looks like my skin glows from within.
Treatments -Dr. Denese - Firma Tone RX RetinolMax Firming Serum
culebra 6/19/2012 10:17:00 AM
Dr. Denese has taken her skincare line to the next level with this product. You almost see results overnight. Dr. Denese suggests you start using every other night due to the amount of retinol. The product is somewhat expensive, but you only need a very small amount to cover your face. It lasts a long time. You will not see flaking or redness just beautiful skin. If you are a Dr. Denese fan, you use this product immediately after the pads. I am no longer young, but my skin is the best it has ever been. I have been a Dr. Denese user for about 10 yearsjus
I love this product. It is so much better than YSL Touche Eclat. It is more expensive, but you get twice as much product. I put it under my eyes and everywhere else on my face where I need concealing. It stays put, does not crease. I will say that it runs dark. I usually wear a light, but in this product I purchased porcelain. I will never be without. Highly recommend!!!!
Lip Liners -Make Up For Ever - Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil
culebra 11/10/2011 11:48:00 AM
I love this lipliner. I own it per Sephora's suggestion in 2C,3C, and 4C. They are all nude shades. 2C is rosy, 3C is a neutral, and 4C is more of a brick nude. They really last on the lips. You could go with just filling in your lips and putting gloss on. If I want even more coverage, I line lips, fill in,use lipstick and gloss. You are set for a more finished presentation. Unfortunately I think the pencil at $18 is expensive and you have to sharpen. Since MAKEUP FOREVER aqua pencil is exclusive to Sephora, there are no other outlets. Still highly recommend!
Concealers -By Terry - Touche Veloutee Highlighting Concealer
culebra 11/9/2011 5:35:00 PM
I love this concealer. I saw it demonstrated on QVC during a Space.NK presentation. Space.NK is a British store that only sells the best cosmetic products in each category. Terry Touche Veloutee is their choice for a highlight concealer. Terry is the originator for YSL of Touche Eclat. This is her own line and she has perfected this concealer. It is wonderful as an undereye as well as a concealer on the face. Use it sparingly. Also the distributing element is 3 times the size of Touche eclat. At the time of the QVC demonstration and my initial interest, it sold out at QVC in seconds. I was able to try out and buy this concealer at Barney's in Chicago. The colors run dark. I purchased in porcelain. Highly recommend!!
I have great nails. I have been using this product for years as my base coat. My nails are so strong I have to cut them when I reapply polish. This is a miracle product. HIghly, highly recommend!
Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - Secret Brightening Powder
culebra 7/6/2011 9:25:00 AM
I love this secret brightening powder. I use undereyes to set concealer and also everywhere else I use concealer. This product lives up to the hype. It does not get in the creases, sets well, and brightens without sparkle where used. Highly recommend!
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Illuminating
culebra 5/29/2011 4:35:00 PM
I love this illuminating Tinted Moisturizer in natural. I use it as my make up base over my concealers. My skin is good enough so that I look glowy without looking like a disco ball. Highly recommend!!!!
I have purchased at least 10 bottles of this nail polish. I like a soft french manicure on my hands for both professional and personal presentation. I use Baby's Breath for the tips of my soft french manicure. It is the perfect shade. For the top coat I use Essie Sheer Bliss or Opi Beige Strengthner for the two top coats. My nails look great!
This is a wonderful lipstick - long wearing. The color is changeable. I can use a more peachy lipliner and the lipstick takes on a more peachy, coppery look. If I use a rose lipliner, the lipstick looks rosy. If I use a beige lipliner, the lipliner looks more neutral. Great color.
I tried exfoliKate for the first time. I regularly exfoliate. I used the intensive treatment. I could not believe that after 30 seconds my face felt so smooth. I will use this product twice each week to see how everything progresses. I purchased the small sample size from Sephora for my try out. I still think $85.00 for the 2 oz. size is very expensive.
Best concealer out there.
Lovely color. If you could only use one blush, this would be it. I like the multiple because it gives me a luminous look.
Treatments -Dr. Denese - Advanced Firming Facial Pads
culebra 8/25/2009 10:06:00 PM
I am a Dr. Denese girl. I cannot live my life without this product. My skin is clear. I had all kinds of problems prior to using Dr. D's pads.
Foundations -Philosophy - Philosophy Supernatural 4 in 1 mineral makeup
culebra 8/11/2009 9:11:00 AM
I am a BE girl. Due to the expense I do not use this product every day. I use this for special occasions. IT is a more finely milled product that goes on very smoothly. I absolutely do not use the sponge applicator. I put it on with a small buki brush.