One of the worst mascaras I've tried. I have short, thin, sparse lashes, so drugstore mascara won't do it for me. Lord & Berry is about $20 per tube so it's not crazy expensive for high-end mascara, but it made the biggest mess when I tried to apply it. The barrel is large and I ended up getting more product on my skin than on my lashes. The formula is so-so, not too watery and not too dry, but it doesn't really thicken or lengthen, and forget doing the lower lashes. I wouldn't buy this again on a bet.
Palettes -Trish McEvoy - Beauty Emergency Card for Eyes
ellen1159 4/19/2013 4:01:00 PM
Wanted so badly to adore this product, but I have buyers remorse. As soon as I attempted to open it, the top flew off the hinges and it took me awhile to get it back on without breaking it. The second disappointment was with the color selection. They look great in the pan, and I was able to use the eggplant as an eyeliner because it has so much brown in it (I have blue eyes and favor chocolate browns) and the brow shade was only a little darker than the Anastasia duo that I use every day, but as another review said, the Peach Shell and White Peach glaze read almost identical on my NW15 skin. Ditto the Sugar Plum and Gilded Taupe: both read grayish taupe on me. What I really missed in this compact was a matte highlighter shade lighter than Peach Shell. The colors are related but that doesn't mean they all work together on your eyes. Third disappointment was the shadows themselves. For what Trish McEvoy charges I expect a better color payoff. These shades are very sheer to the point of, why bother? I might as well buy NYX.
Lipstick -Clinique - Butter shine Lipstick - Adore U
ellen1159 4/16/2013 10:50:00 AM
I love these lipsticks. I love the texture, love the way they moisturize and soothe my lips, The color payoff is just right for me. I'm a NC 20 (I think, I've been wearing BB Warm Ivory lately) and usually tend toward cool pinks but I like this shade. It's in the MLBB category. I think a lot of women could wear this neutral shade.
Not much color but boy does it go on nice and condition. Mirth is a peachy-pink that probably would look good on anyone. I often wear it alone when I want to play up my eyes. I can see why the brand has such a devoted following.
love the color of this leathery brown with just a hint of gold shimmer. it makes my blue eyes pop when I line them. My only criticism is that it's a chunkier point, so it's hard to make a fine line (I usually clean up with a Q-tip until I get the right smudge or line). it's also a soft pencil so you can't apply too much pressure. But the color payoff is so rich and satisfying that I'm willing to work with it.
Mascara -Peter Thomas Roth - Lashes To Die For The Mascara
ellen1159 4/4/2013 9:32:00 AM
I had such high hopes for this product, based on other reviews, but unfortunately it's not my HG mascara, not even close. The formula is okay but the brush is not. It's so large, hard and bulky that it left more product on my lower eyelid skin than on the lashes themselves.
Too dark, even at the light shade, but I must have blotted my face four times at workto get the excess off. I need something that adheres better to skin and doesn't rub off so badly.
Foundations -Stila - Natural Finish Oil Free Makeup
ellen1159 9/11/2012 2:11:00 PM
Purchased in shade C113A. Would probably be better for someone younger and with oilier skin than mine. I get oily in the t-zone, particularly in the summer, but it was still too matte for me. The coverage is light to medium on me, which unfortunately, at age 52, isn't enough (some sun damage). Still, it has a nice weightless feel on skin. Too bad it doesn't work for me.
Mascara -Graftobian - Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara
ellen1159 9/11/2012 2:01:00 PM
This brand is probably okay for those already blessed with decent lashes, but for the lash-challenged, like me, it's no better than most drug store brands. Didn't thicken or lengthen, and I spent more time cleaning up under my lower lashes than I did applying it. Won't buy again.
Worst lipgloss Stila makes. I got this in "Nirvana," a peach coral creme, as a closeout from HauteLook.com so I don't feel badly about the price, but I can't even give this to anyone. Where to start. The brush is useless because the side hairs are all bent perpendicular to the wand. The formula is thick, sticky as tar, and heavy. I tried blotting with a tissue and I had to wipe it all off because the tissue stuck. The finish doesn't flatter me, it's matte and creamy instead of sheer and glossy, but that's a matter of taste and my age (advanced). On a younger woman it might look okay. The flavor's not bad, but there are so many great glosses out there that I wouldn't bother with this formulation by Stila again.
Got a large sample of this, enough for two shampoos of my shoulder length thick, fine, highlighted and graying hair. I absolutely loved the texture, softness and "lightness" of my hair afterward. No heavy, oily feeling, even though it's a low-lathering shampoo. The price is crazy high but I'm seriously considering buying it now because I loved how my hair looked for two days afterward (oily scalp, dry ends).
Liquid -Paula's Choice - All Bases Covered Foundation SPF 25
ellen1159 5/7/2012 1:01:00 PM
Got in "Nude". Same issue I had with Best Face Forward foundation, just not enough coverage for me, and seemed a bit too pinky/red on my skin.
Liquid -Paula's Choice - Best Face Forward Foundation SPF 25
ellen1159 5/7/2012 12:56:00 PM
Got this in Beige Linen. Color wasn't bad on me but the coverage just isn't there, it's more like a TM than a foundation on me. Back to Chanel.
I got this in 'Dunes", a light neutral beige that looks great on my early spring pale skin and probably even better with a light tan. Every time I put on a SH polish I wonder why I spend a fortune on HE brands that aren't any better. Oneor two coats leave a sheer pale sheen, four give an opaque pale neutral tone that looks modern and unfussy.