Eyeliner -Maybelline - Expert Eyes in Velvet Black
jama1 3/29/2009 11:13:00 AM
This is my alltime favorite....to be honest, it's okay when used dry, but I love it when you quickly warm it with a lighter. The texture is beautiful for about 10 seconds, and you can do anything with it...smudge it, blend it, and the color is very intense, and can even look like a wet line if done right. Many liners do not warm up as beautifully as this one. Plus, you get two of them for about $3.50. Can't beat it!!!
The BEST! long lasting, natural, flexible, versatile and lasts forever...what more could you want??? This is a product everyone should have. Seriously.
HORRIBLE.....these brushes are too hard and itchy! It's like applying product with hay!!!!!! They shed horribly too...after three months, I still have hair falling off. For inexpensive brushes, you really get what you pay for with these. Bobbi Browns are MUCH better. Yes, they are expensive, but they are made to last. These, like all BE products, and just "good enough" for average use. As a pro makeup artist, I think they have a lot of work to do......
Powder -Bare Escentuals - bare Minerals Foundation #2/#3 & Mineral Veil
jama1 3/22/2009 2:26:00 PM
I wish they had a "maybe" response for "would you buy this again?" I love the idea of mineral makeup. I really do. but this stuff does not live up to the promises. Yes, it's natural. Great. But it makes me itch horribly when I sweat and when I get hot. Also, I am bi-racial, and they don't have the right color for me. This is definitely better than the liquid alternatives, but it's not as great as everyone says. Plus, I hate the powder concealer. That is really stupid to me!!!! This product is very average and clouded in great marketing!!!
LOVE this blush. it is the perfect color....yes, it has shimmer, but if you use it properly (not too much), it looks gorgeous!!!! A must have!!!!!!!************************
Bronzers -Estee Lauder - Bronze Goddess Loose Shimmer Powder
jama1 3/22/2009 2:16:00 PM
Simply average. I didn't find anything to merit ever buying this again, to be honest. To me there are a lot of better brozers that are less expensive, or at least that don't have the presrvatives, etc. I prefer a product that doesn't have the preservatives, etc. but I thought I'd splurge with this, and it will probably sit in my drawer while I use my all natural powder bronzers.... :(