I have Be Legendary in the colour 'Primrose'. Love the shade - hints of mauve and rose. Doesnt make my lips feel dry as matte lipsticks often do. It feels moisturizing actually. The best part is, the colour last for HOURS! I look forward to trying another shade in this line. Really great.
Styling Products -Aveda - Pure Abundance Volumizing Hair Spray
jaimesommers 9/22/2012 5:01:00 PM
This is my favourite hairspray EVER! It works wonders on my naturally curly fine hair. It smells wonderful too. It isnt sticky, and a little goes a long way and gives me great hold while looking super soft. My only complaint is with the spray pump on the product. It clogs easily and can be a real you know what. When I buy it, I test the pump while still in the store. At almost $25 a bottle it is crazy expensive, but you get what you pay for. I have never been disappointed with this product.
Styling Products -Bumble & Bumble - Curl Conscious Defining Creme
jaimesommers 9/22/2012 4:44:00 PM
This over priced creme does nothing for my very curly fine hair. I had high hopes because of the high price and even the name of the product - says right on the label, 'defining creme for fine curls' Just seems to weigh my hair down. I think this might work for curly hair, just not FINE curly hair.
I like this. The Peony looks great on the apple of my cheeks. It is heavily pigmented (not as much as NARS) so I find it lasts several hours before it needs a touch-up. Do find the color a little too nude for my lips so I use it mainly for my daily blusher. The mirror in the compact is handy and its a great little blush for toting around. Looks natural too. I would definitely buy this one again.
Liquid -Clarins - Skin Illusion Natural Radiance Foundation
jaimesommers 9/22/2012 4:26:00 PM
Hands down, this is absolutely the FINEST FOUNDATION I have ever used! I started using it a year ago when I had my make-up professionally done for a wedding I was attending. The cosmetician used 'Skin Illusion' beige #107. Loved the results and have been hooked ever since. I love the feel of this product. It goes on easily - 1 drop (I'm not kidding) applied with a brush covers my entire face flawlessly and hides the imperfections. It feels light and gives me a fresh look, not a 'foundation look' Big plus: It smells amazing! The pump dispenser ensures you are not contaminating the fluid, as well as not wasting it. A year later and I still have half a bottle - well worth the price tag. I wouldnt use anything else!
Highlighters -BeneFit Cosmetics - Girl Meets Pearl
jaimesommers 8/13/2012 3:58:00 PM
I love this product. I apply it a few ways. I put a dab in my daily moisturizer and it gives me a soft all over dewey glow. I also apply it (with a brush) on top of my foundation -which gives me a very soft pearly effect. It is a bit pricey for the amount you get - but I am always satisfied when I use it. In summer I wear it almost daily - in the winter - I like it with my evening makeup. Plus, I like the fact it has no sparkle in it. Just a 'pearlessence' if you will.
I like this oil and have been using it for over a year now. I apply it at night to my décolletage area and to my neck before bed, and rub it in well. .I have definitely noticed an improvement. My skin appears firmer and smoother. Creases I used to wake up with on my chest started disappearing - plus, it gives your skin a smooth, silky look during the day. Highly recommend it. It is a bit pricey but a few drops daily is all you'll need. A 120ml bottle lasts me a year.