I am so disappointed in this! Ive had it since Xmas as I got a giftcard to Belk's so I also purchased Lancome's famous foundation brush (which i love btw) to apply this with. This foundation looks great when I first apply it - by the time I get to work I look so AGED! It turns a terrible color and just looks messy. This is the foundation that lurks in my makeup cabinet and when I dont wear it for a while I think, "ill give it another chance"..especially when my skin is behaving well. It never fails, when I wear this I can't wait to get home and wash my face..sometimes i give in and wash it mid-day at work and just put on something simple like a TM or a compact i have on hand. It does live up to its name and lasts all day, but in a terrible way. it changes color and balls up and its just gross!! I have drugstore brands that out do this crap.
Primer/ Corrector -Stila - Hydrating Primer SPF 15
emyj 2/20/2009 2:59:00 PM
only three other reviews? this stuff must be a hidden secret, although i dont think it has been out that long, so that may be the case. anyway, this primer is great. it immediately caught my attention b/c of it being hydrating and the spf included. it works like a primer should and ive noticed it also makes my face look great if i just wear it on it's own. and ive never just worn a primer with no makeup so that says a lot! it makes my face dewy looking. at first i thought it was oil and i thought oh boy, this isnt working at all. but when i used my blotting sheet, nothing came off! that never happens to me. love it. go get a sample from sephora, youll be glad you did.
A+++. Fantastic. Follow up w/ the derma e micro. recovery serum.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
emyj 2/7/2009 10:09:00 PM
goes without saying the packaging sucks. you would think they would have picked up on customer's complaints/suggestions of this error..especially since it's obviously a hot selling item. i cant believe they even put out the new PP in the same exact container. they must be packaging it like this on purpose so that we must buy more! i know i will.
Misc Beauty Tools -Palladio - Rice Powder Blotting Papers
emyj 2/6/2009 8:27:00 PM
hands down best oil blotting sheets. i don't know what id do if these were discontinued. never smudges makeup and kind of leaves a light dusting of powder.
As everyone else has said, top notch product. I skipped purchasing the step2 and used my own reconstructing conditioner. One lippie off b/c of the horrendous smell from the step1 product. seriously, it is offensive. and the product feels gross when its wet and sticking to your neck..but the results are worth it! The things we do in the name of beauty..
THIS is the scrub I have been searching for. So happy something like this is finally available at an affordable price. Love love the tiny granules..they actually do something! They are so small and there's so many of them they get all the dead skin off w/o having to scrub hard for hours. Perfect
Styling Products -John Frieda - Luxurious Volume Thickening Mousse
emyj 2/5/2009 3:11:00 PM
Great stuff. I have fine hair but doesn't damage it or dry it out in any way and Ive been using it for about a month. Definitely gives me a boost and thicker hair that last all day.
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Flawless Application Face Brush
emyj 10/29/2008 10:00:00 PM
flat out crap. if you check on ebay you can find it for dirt cheap, and there is a reason. its so stiff and it picks up way too much powder & distributes it terribly, no matter how good your technique is, imo. the whole BE line should be banned from makeup land.
Conditioner -L'Oreal - Vive Pro Hydra Gloss Conditioner With Royal Jelly for Dry Hair
emyj 10/29/2008 9:57:00 PM
Awesome +++! To me L'oreal hair products do not disappoint and this product lives to the hype.
Waaaaaaay too drying. Should have known from the alcohol in it. Would probably be okay to use two-three times a week but def not every day. Doesn't leave me matte "for hours" either.
yes please! this stuff does more than moisturize i think. it really leaves your face looking great. the end of my nose and sides of my nose tend to be flaky as do certain patches on my face. so some nights i leave this on in those certain areas and it has really really decreased the amount of flakiness i have. i like the way this stuff feels more than a moisturizer! i took off one lippy bc it does make my eyes water and sting a little if i get it too close to them.
This stuff is a miracle worker for me! My face has never been so calm and actually the color of skin! Its usually red all day on my cheeks. I put this on, usually on clean skin bc I clean my face first with a very gentle cleanser. Then put this on and really rub it in to the skin. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse. For those that say it broke them out, I think that is a part of the process with using an oil cleanser. It really purges your pores so I think if you could just get past that initial breakout and continue to use it, you could also benefit.
Ive been using St Ives apricot for 3 years but just bought this product this past week and I have to say I have converted to Aveeno. I like the grains it it..seems more gentle than St Ives yet just as effective. Will def repurchase.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Mascara - Blackest Black
emyj 10/3/2008 1:01:00 PM
Formula is way too wet and brush is too soft to do anything with. Im really surpised actually because its nothing like it is described as. Oh well.