I picked this product up on a whim and I am so glad I did. It just might be my HG concealer. I have tried them all high and low end. My current concealer is Estee Lauder's double wear. It isn't the most expensive but it's not cheap. This beats EL by a mile. It is double ended with the concealer on one end and a highlighter on the other. I bought this in the light since I am very pale with rosacea. At first glance, it would seem that there is not enough product for the price you pay. But it doesn't take very much to get the desired effect. I use 2 or 3 dots under each eye to cover my cirlces and I use a dot or 2 of the highlighter on the bridge of my nose and to highlight my brow bone. The most wonderful thing about this product is that it has eliminated my need for foundation!! Yes!! You read right...I use no foundation. I cover the little places I need to cover and I might sweep a little loose powder on. My face looks FLAWLESS. I am very happy with this product. I bought it at CVS for $8.49. I know I can get it cheaper at Wal-Mart. I am hoping that this doesn't go the way of many of the products I fall in love with.....discontinued heaven. Until then, I will probably use this exclusively.
This is another wonderful product found in the baby section. I used it on my super dry elbows and knees. It transformed my skin. It went on like butter. The scent is very pleasant. I keep a stick in my purse, a stick in nightstand, and one in my makeup stash. This is a mutli purpose product that is just a God send. I use it on chapped lips, my cuticles, and anywhere that I have a dry patch or two. I love love love this product.
This is a wonderful palette of color. Don't let the cheap price fool you! The quality is great, and you get soooo much for your money. The colors in this palette make my blue eyes POP! There are a total of 8 shadows in the compact. A mirror slides out of the bottom, but I find it useless. It does come with a sponge applicator but I threw it away when I got the compact home. Brushes do the job so much better. There are 4 shadows on the outsides of the compact. These are the lightest of the 8. In the middle, there are the darker of the 8 shadows. I love these in the crease of the eye or to use as eyeliner. This is a great palette and I plan to buy a few more because WnW is famous for discontinuing great products.
I used this product in the past as a spot concealer. I had the tube for so long that I felt the product got old and I tossed it. I did not go right away and repurchase. I should have. This is truely a wonderful product. I don't really recommend this as an all over foundation. It is VERY creamy and thick. But as a concealor, this can't be beat. And I have tried them all. The color selection leaves a lot to be desired. But Nude Ivory is as close to my skin as I can get. I have to blend blend blend. Try it. What do you have to lose??
Palettes -mark - Flip For It PARIS Spring Color Kit
glues_the_toilet_seat_dow 2/19/2007 2:56:00 PM
I am a mark rep and I always love trying the new products mark puts out. This palette is no exception. I bought the flip for it color kit in Paris. I will be ordering the Milan and New York flip for it next time. I am very pale and I was afraid of these colors because they were described as "peachy". Well, I think these colors are universal. The lip colors are soft and go on sheer. Diva is a sheer berry. Kiss Kiss is a neutral sheer. The glosses are beautiful. You should take care when placing a brush in the glosses..they were very soft and I picked up too much product. (The scent of these kind of reminds me of bubblegum) The eyeshadows are wonderful. Extremely pigmented. Again, watch how much you pick up on your brush. I picked up the Showoff (shimmery taupe) and when I put it on my lid, it was tooooo much. But I muted it by blending with a fluffy brush and it transformed into a luscious wash of neutral shimmer. Wink Wink is a matte violet (in my opinion). It looked really nice on my lids and worked well with the Showoff. The blush is Runway Glo. Since I am so pale, I used this very lightly. But once I got it on, it looked like I had just been for a brisk walk in the country. Very nice. I love these color kits.....but alas...as with all great things mark puts out, I am sure they will be discontinued.
This is just like Rosebud Salve for me. I love it. As with all mark products, it does what it says and I love the tin. The scent isn't strong. The texture is pleasant. I will repurchase.
I love these new lipcolors. I don't like the brush that is stashed underneath inside the little pot. But I guess it could be used in a pinch. I use my fingers. It looks like a very natural stain on my lips. I would repurchase. I love mark products. They are innovative and they seem to know what women are looking for!!
I must say....I like this mascara. It isn't my HG. I am really loving mark Make it Big in Raven. But when I just want a nice natural look without clumping, I choose this one. It is wonderful for everyday wear. It doesn't clump and it does not smudge on me. I do use a little bit of loose powder under my eyes every day. The brush is the trick. I like it. I will repurchase.
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
glues_the_toilet_seat_dow 2/1/2007 12:36:00 PM
I love the all purpose salve. It isn't the best thing I have put on my lips...BUT..I love it as a cuticle smoother. It is wonderful for little razor nicks. I have used it on my children's mosquito bites and little boo boos. I have one in my purse at all times. OH...and my favorite use? It keeps my eyebrows in place.
I don't get it!! Why do they say that this mascara is so great? It runs at the first sign of moisture. It does not seperate the lashes. It clumps!! It is too wet. I am astonished that any Hollywood actress would go onto the red carpet with this stuff on their lashes. I think somebody must be paying them to mention the Pink tube with the green cap mascara. I can find no redeeming qualities in this mascara. I might can say this....the black is VERY black but it doesn't stay put.