This is more effective as an anti-perspirant than Certain Dri, and also acts as a deodorant. Nice! I've experienced no irritation when using immediately after shaving, and I find it quite effective as a regular in-the-morning deodorant, rather than at night like the directions say. The scent is rather overwhelming and melon-y, but I think it's worth it. Will purchase when my sample runs out.
Mascara -Christian Dior - DiorShow Mascara Waterproof
espoir 5/27/2007 2:32:00 PM
If you've been cursed with stubby, stick-straight, and woefully UN-thick lashes like I have, you'll know why I've given this 5 lippies. For those of us cursed in the lash department, this doesn't look so "theatrical". Just normal. The waterproof formula holds a curl; non-waterproof does not. However, the waterproof has a greater tendency for smudging (!). Powdering my brow ridge and undereye prevents this, so it's become a non-issue for me. Just beware. I use this in Chestnut, which -- despite what the name and box would lead you to believe -- is a purple-toned (cool!!) brown.
Concealers -Almay - Amazing Lasting [DISCONTINUED]
espoir 10/2/2005 2:36:00 AM
it's good as far as concealers go, but i can't give it any higher than a 3, because none of the shades match my skin AT ALL (way, way, way too yellowy). won't repurchase for that reason.
Tinted Moisturizer -Wet 'n' Wild - Ultimate Sheer Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
espoir 10/2/2005 2:07:00 AM
this is the lightest shade they make, yet it makes me feel like lindsay lohan with a bad orange spray-on tan. my pale, pink-undertoned self will have to skip this one. also, some of you may want to know that contains mineral oil.
Gels/Soaps -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Lavender Bath and Shower Gel
espoir 8/15/2005 11:04:00 PM
Great smell and a non-drying, non-irritating product. Leaves my skin feeling clean, but not stripped.
Tinted Moisturizer -Cover Girl - CG Smoothers Tinted Moisturizer Fair to Light
espoir 8/15/2005 10:57:00 PM
Provides absolutely no coverage, but does its job as a sunscreen and moisturizer. Didn't break me out, and felt "clean" on.
This product provides very good coverage. The "crystal" shade is an excellent match for my PPP, pink-undertoned self, and is lighter than the lightest shade of most brands. The packaging is cute and features a tall mirror, so you can see your whole face at once. What a neat idea!
Lip Treatments -Avon - Basics Care Deeply with Aloe Lip Balm
espoir 6/8/2005 4:58:00 PM
Simply gets the job done. Doesn't dry my lips out like other lip balms, and doesn't cake up and leave that gross white film, ever! I've stopped using Burt's Bees and rosebud salve since picking this up -- hard to believe, but true!
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
espoir 5/7/2005 12:01:00 AM
I have dry/combination skin, and even I love these! Removes oil without making skin look or feel dry.
Spice is another good one from Milani. Pigmentation is great, with a very subtle shimmer. The shadow wears less shimmery than it looks in the pot. The color is a darker bronze with red undertones, but still looks great on my cool pale complexion. This one's a good pick for a redhead :)
Eye Shadow -Milani - Loose Eyeshadow Powder in Golden Green
espoir 4/15/2005 4:43:00 PM
The pigmentation is excellent, and I'm glad it has a locking top. I'm not too fond of the color on me (i have cool coloring and blue-green eyes), but it definitely made me curious to seek out other colors in the line. Staying power was fine with a primer underneath. I won't buy it again though..only because it will last forever and I wasn't so hot on the color.
An excellent nude from an excellent line of glosses!
Lip Gloss -Milani - Crystal Gloss - Innocent (#01A)
espoir 4/15/2005 4:38:00 PM
Oh, i love this stuff!! Comes out clear on my lips, but has just the right amount of shimmer. Such a great, cheap, wet gloss!
Great product for the price, but I didn't like this color on my pink-undertoned PPP skin. Would be great on other skintones though.
Skip the waterproof, use the original instead!