crazy love... i can say that this blush has changed my lemming for any other blush ever. the creamy texture of this powder makes a vivid color like laguna easy as pie to apply and wear. since i got this i haven't used any of my nars, mac or other expensive brands. my next purchase will be more cargo blush, suede blush and bronzer. yes, the packaging is very industrial, but i kind of really like that about it. if i could give it 10 stars i would.
I can't believe it when I read that people love this brush, I have tried for a year to get a relationship going with it, only to hide it from myself in my drawer after it tears up my face. I have thought of waxing my minicooper with it, but I like I love the paint job so much and wouldn't want to ruin it.
Makeup Brushes -Julie Hewett - Chubby Cheekie Brush
donnaartz 7/2/2010 10:58:00 PM
If you love dense brushes you will love this, and if you love particular application this will be great for you. The bristles are a bit more rough than the norm, but it gives such direct and spot on application, its like a little stamper for your cheeks. I love this brush, didn't e know about it until I saw someone using it on youtube and bought it that night, I knew I would love this because I love a dense brush, you can diffuse the color easily after you apply it with this brush also. If you have very dry sensitive skin I don't think you would like this brush because you have to be pretty aggressive with it to blend the color.
Treatments -Natura Bisse - GlycoLine Glyco Extreme Peel
donnaartz 7/2/2010 10:26:00 PM
I've tried most of the products from this line and this one is the winner. This is the only bisse product I would repurchase as it does give results immediately. I use it after cleansing and wash with very hot water, do an exfoliating mask, (yes i know, it's alot of exfoliating there, but I'm old), and then do extractions. This peel makes extractions so easy to do, I really think this is one of the best peels available to the public,.
never will i buy another mac brush again. what i love most about these brushes is that are both dense and soft at the same time. i got the buffer, (which i use to apply and buff foundation) and an angled cheek brush. i can't imagine anyone not being completely satisfied with these products, and they arrived in a couple of days beautifully packaged. very classy.
Tinted Moisturizer -Pixi - illuminating tint & conceal
donnaartz 6/12/2010 2:37:00 PM
Love this to death, it is just what I wanted, a tinted product that brightens and smoothes the complexion and is good for the skin. I have lots of coverage needs, and when added with a setting powder, this made my skin look naturally healthy and alive, no oily sheen, no sparkly stupid particles to worry about in daylight, no drag, no streaks. the concealer is top notch too, doesn't settle into lines, is smooth as silk, i just went out and bought it for my 2 daughters and got a back up for myself, i love this so much i can't say enough about it. i got the lightest color even though i am a med skin tone and its perfect, this color brightens my skin just enough to pull out the shadows. if there were more stars i would give them for this product. try it, you can return it easily because you can get it at target.
the was an expensive disappointment for me, I wanted to wear this as a tinted moisturizer but it doesn't cover anything at all, so i have to use foundation on top, which it does not marry well with any foundation i have tried, and i've tried a lot of good ones with all textures. this cream its way too thick to add anything else on your face without ending up shining a few minuted later. the texture seems kind of like a moose to me, and it doesn't move very easily in application. IMO this product can't make up it's mind about what it wants to be, is it a moisturizer? is it a tint? is it a treatment? its trying to be too many things and doesn't succeed at any one of them very well. I would return it but i waited too long. ugh.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - #187 Duo Fiber Face Brush (Stippling, Skunk Brush)
donnaartz 6/9/2010 3:41:00 PM
don't get what everyone loves about this brush, and believe me i have tried and tried to get a relationship going with it. i just don't like having to push so hard to get some texture going otherwise this is just a dabbling brush if you ask me. i much prefer a more dense application, i would not recommend this for someone who likes a matte finish or or someone who wants to work quickly with their foundation. this is time consuming and way to big for any face i know. it just sits in my collection and annoys me.
these are just meh.
clean. that's the word that comes to mind with this product. most stick foundations always seem to be too oily or sticky for me, but this one has a nice clean texture and enough pigment to make me happy. the color choices are incredible, i'm fair skinned with dark hair and praline is perfection.. I'm 53 years old and chose this after visiting zuneta's website, which i love btw. i sent them a photo of myself asking them for color recommendations and they answered me within a few days. I like this product enough to want to try almost everything in the becca line. i just ordered the pressed powder and the luminous tinted moisturizer. the blush in hyacinth is beyond gorgeous. I am wild about this line.
Foundations -Tricia Sawyer - Full Potential Cream Foundation &Signature Brush
donnaartz 5/31/2010 1:51:00 AM
I usually like a matte look from my foundation, so I'm really hating this so far. It was time consuming to apply, with a tacky texture that seemed to soak up a ton of powder before it seemed set. Within 3 hours I almost fainted when i saw myself in the mirror, I was shining like an oil slick. I had to wet a sponge and blot most of it off, and I'm pretty experienced at makeup application. I feel like this will be useful as a concealer only. I also ordered her eyeshadow palette and am not impressed with that either, it doesn't have enough pigment for my taste and looks very dry on the eyes. shows every imperfection or wrinkle imaginable.