This is the shadow I go back to again and again. I like to use it as a daytime tightliner, smudged into the crease, with either Edie or Abyssinia. It is gorgeous and subtle.
Lip Treatments -Nivea - A Kiss of Protection Sun Protection Lip Care SPF 30
inkea 6/4/2009 1:52:00 PM
This is a great product. I use it on my lips, of course, but I also use it around my eyes. So far, it's imparting a very slight glow. I wear concealer on top of it, but it doesn't seem to slip even though the Nivea is petroleum based. I used to apply the Kiehls eyestick, but it's spf 20 and would make concealer run. I keep tubes of the Nivea everywhere. You should too.
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - sensitive skin sunblock spf 30
inkea 6/4/2009 1:44:00 PM
I have to give some love to this sunscreen. It's not fancy. It probably isn't blocking UVA rays. But when I use it, I don't burn, I don't break out, I don't leave white smudges on everything I touch. It doesn't smell at all. And, um, I actually think my skin looks better after I've put it on.
I like this concealer, quite a lot. It isn't perfect, but it's good enough. The color is good for me, blends right in needing no powder to finish. Coverage is okay; you can still see my undereye circles, but they've been lightened quite a lot by this concealer, similar to skinflash and touche eclat results, but without the weird shininess of the other two (some call it radiance, I call it radioactive). It doesn't sink into what lines I have. But what it doesn't do to me is what pushes it over the top--NO IRRITATION. No eye stinging, no eye watering, no itch under the eyes, no swelling. Also, it has a bit of spf in it, which I appreciate.
A SA at a nars counter picked this one out for me. It seems okay, a sort of rose-peach color, but apparently I can only wear it at the end of summer when I'm working a smidgen of tan. Otherwise it makes me look like I have diaper rash on my face.
This is hands-down my favorite Nars blush. It is subtle, but lovely. I use it on my "natural" face days and it delivers just enough shading to emphasize my bone structure without looking the tiniest bit like there's makeup on. The texture and color are flawless. I'm pale enough that this can be used as a bronzer as well. I'm on my third compact of it, and will keep buying it. A homerun! I really wish Nars would package this with Albatross.
I am reviewing this for my daughter, age 5. She is a Bonne Bell addict, and her drug of choice is the M&M Bonne Bell lip balm. I think I have 15 scattered about the house. Usually, her Bonne Bell habit is enough to keep her lips from chapping. In the past couple of weeks, winter got her lips. They chapped, they cracked, they bled. I used Aquaphor--didn't help. I took her to the dr. (well, it was a checkup but I asked about the lips anyway...), the dr. said Vaseline. Vaseline didn't help. I bought this for her two days ago. 4 applications and her lips are healed. I am impressed, and will most definitely repurchase, if only so I don't steal hers. I gave the packaging a 4 only because it's hard for her to open by herself.
This just made my eyelids look dirty.
I wanted to like this lipstick, I really really did. It looks fabulous on my mother, like she just bit her lips for extra color, but on me, it turns a garish hue of rotted tangerine. I don't like to look like rotting fruit. I gave it a three, because aside from the color I get from it, it's nicely sheer, no smell, applies easily and evenly, and feels good on lips.
Even though there are things I dislike about this foundation, it is the only foundation I've ever bought that I bought again, which is saying something. I buy this in Mont Blanc, which is the only foundation I've ever tried that is neither too yellow nor too light. It seems to melt into my skin and dosn't look like makeup--you can still see the skin through it, but minor imperfections completely disappear. I use it over a sunscreen, since it doesn't have one. I also dislike the lack of pump and the smell. I don't like scented cosmetics, but this one smells like the mineral oil I use on my cutting boards. Good thing the smell evaporates.
Lip Treatments -Kiehls - Lip Balm SPF 15 in Hue 58B
inkea 11/5/2007 10:14:00 AM
I love this lip balm. I wear it alone most of the time, and it gives the slightest hint of pink to my lips. It keeps my lips moisturized at all times except the dead of winter, when only Aquaphor will do the trick. It looks gorgeous on, and it has no fragrance or flavor, which I adore. I have repurchased this time and time again, and keep one in my bag, my desk, my car, and coat pocket.