Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Smoothwear Liptints in Rose Petal
eoneil22 12/30/2008 8:05:00 PM
I can't believe I haven't written a review about this yet! It takes a lot of love for me to finish a product, let alone repurchase it. I even went on eBay and purchased in bulk when it was discontinued. I have tried other colors but the Rose Petal is my fav. I'm on my third tube. It's super moisturizing and even though there is a slight scent it's not overpowering and it wears off. There isn't much color payoff but that's what I like about it. The color reminds me of Guerlain KissKiss Gloss in Rose Tentation minus the price tag. Highly recommend if you can get it on eBay.
Primer/ Corrector -Alima - Balancing Primer Powder
eoneil22 1/6/2008 10:05:00 AM
I am new to using primers but I have used many already. Since I use MMU I don't like to use a liquid primer because the powder foundation never seems to come out right. I have tried the Fyrinnae Rice Primer and I was not too impressed. Plus I think it was breaking me out. So on to Alima Balancing Primer Powder. I really like it. I bought it in Medium because the swatch on the site looks really light. It is really light in person too, so I was glad I didn't go with the light color. For reference I am an NC20/NC25. I use the primer under a combination of Beige 3, Neutral 2, and Neutral 3 Alima foundations that I got as samples. I gave it five lippies even though I still get oily because I figure nothing is going to get rid of oil all day. But this is a great product.
I love this foundation! I have been using BE for years and loved that but recently started getting itchy around my chin. I read on the boards this was because of the bismuth stuff in the BE. So I needed to try something new. EM broke me out something horrible! I was hesitant to try Alima because of my EM experience but the samples are inexpensive and thought why not. I ordered Beige 3, Neutral 2, and Neutral 3 along with a sifter jar. I mixed them all together in the sifter jar and came out with a perfect color! For reference I am an NC20/NC25. When I purchase a full size product I will probably go with Neutral 3. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who loves mmu or wants to try mmu for the first time. P.S. I use the Alima Balancing Powder Primer before applying foundation and it really helps keep the foundation in place all day and the oilies away.
Lip Gloss -Bobbi Brown - Shimmer Lip Gloss - Rose Sugar
eoneil22 12/28/2007 5:49:00 PM
One lippie taken off for price for such a small amount of gloss and because the brush, which is HORRIBLE! I love the color and the color payoff is great. I would but again and I have gotten a few other BB glosses.
At first I didn't think that I would like this but I have grown to love it. I find myself reaching for it more and more often and it is the one lip gloss that stays in my purse.
Powder -Everyday Minerals - Foundation - Intensive formula [DISCONTINUED]
eoneil22 12/28/2007 5:45:00 PM
I have to say that I did not like this product! It made me breakout so badly that my face hurt. And when I did try it it left me very dry at first then very oily. Yuck! I wanted to like this because of the price and reviews from the boards but I was disappointed. Going to try Alima next. Have been a devote BE user for years.
Conditioner -Bumble & Bumble - Leave in Conditioner
eoneil22 12/28/2007 5:38:00 PM
I am on my second bottle of this conditioner which never happens because I am a product junkie. When I realized that I had run out of the first bottle I thought "Wow I guess I really like this!" I use it mostly in the summer when I don't blowdry my hair for a more natural look. Occasionally I use it in the winter when my hair is extra dry after doing regular conditioning in the shower. It doesn't weigh my hair down at all. Took a lippie off because of high price.
Styling Products -Jonathan - Leave-In Glossing Creme
eoneil22 1/10/2007 7:17:00 PM
I really like this product. I have thick hair that gets oily easily so things tend to build up on my hair, but this doesn't. I use it on wet hair before I blowdry and then the next morning on dry hair. My only issue is that I still get frizz.
I love this lip gloss. I am addicted to having my lips moisturized and thought that since it was a lip plumber, that it would dry out my lips but it does not. I am completely in love with this product. It is a great color that I can wear to work everday or with a nice smokey eye at night. It is one of the few lip glosses I don't have to put balm on first. Another plus is that it does not numb your lips; they get slightly tingly but that is it. I have tried other lip plumpers and they have left ugly red marks outside my lip line, this doesn't. I have gone through almost half a tube since I bought it about two months ago because I wear it so much. Highly recommended.