I really love this! It covers my rosacea nicely, makes my pores look nonexistant, and doesn't cake...nor does it break me out or make my skin itch (like some powders do). I wouldn't say this is 100% full coverage - more of an "in between" of medium to full...but could be less coverage if used very lightly. For reference, I am Fairly Light in BE and in the winter time, this foundation in Fair (the lightest shade) is a perfect match. This wears very nicely throughout the day but I do need a little touch up if I want to remain polished looking. I got this on QVC with the brush which is wonderful. I can't wait to try more products!
Awful. I used this in conjunction with Shampoo One (which was awful for my hair). I have straight, fine but thick (lots of it) hair that is just aboove my shoulder in a bob. My hair had so many tangles just when I tried to comb it after the shower! I can't imagine what someone with longer hair would have to deal with. My hair was dull, lackluster, and it looked and felt like straw. This did not work for me.
Awful! I now know what people say when their hair feels like straw. I used this in conjunction with The Rinse conditioner. I have straight, fine but thick (lots of it) hair and this was just horrible. As soon as I got out of the shower and tried to comb my "just above my shoulder" hair (bob hairstyle) and it was a tangly mess. I would hate to think what someone with longer hair would face. It left my hair dry, parched, and looking/feeling like straw. It was so dull and lackluster. And most importantly, it had a weird feeling, as if something didn't wash out and was just in my hair. Awful. Obviously it works for some, but not me.
Absolutely the best shine product I've tried...and I've tried a ton, high end and low end! A little goes a LONG way, seriously! It is lightweight and instantly, *instantly* you will notice how shiny your hair is! I've only used it after I'm done drying my hair, so I don't know the results when you use it on wet hair. I have fine but thick hair (lots of it) and so many products weigh my hair down, turn it greasy or frizzy depending on the product or smell horrible....this just does what is says and I am in love!
Conditioner -L'anza - L'anza Dry Hair Formula Detangler
jawbreaker 9/20/2011 4:33:00 AM
Even if you don't have "dry" hair, your hair will love this along with the Dry Hair shampoo. My hair is healthy, so much so that I get compliments on it's health by hair stylists all the time....however, this shampoo and conditioner does wonders for my hair which is fine but thick....I have lots of it. This leaves my hair super shiney and soft. The scent is very nice, not overpowering which is important to me since I am sensitive to scents. This helps fight frizz and leaves my hair looking wonderful. I couldn't find it near my for a while but recently did....and even on day 1, people were asking me what I did differently just because this add so much shine and works so well on my hair whereas other brands tend to make your hair dull or cause them to frizz....not this!
Shampoo -L'anza - DRY HAIR FORMULA Moisturizing Shampoo
jawbreaker 9/20/2011 4:30:00 AM
Even if you don't have "dry" hair, your hair will love this along with the Detangler conditioner. My hair is healthy, so much so that I get compliments on it's health by hair stylists all the time....however, this shampoo and conditioner does wonders for my hair which is fine but thick....I have lots of it. This leaves my hair super shiney and soft. The scent is very nice, not overpowering which is important to me since I am sensitive to scents. This helps fight frizz and leaves my hair looking wonderful. I couldn't find it near my for a while but recently did....and even on day 1, people were asking me what I did differently just because this add so much shine and works so well on my hair whereas other brands tend to make your hair dull or cause them to frizz....not this!
Amazing! This is one little awesome device! I have sensitive skin that is acne prone, prone to clogged pores, and I have mild rosacea. I loved the idea of the sonic technology and that this is smaller, more compact, and more affordable. I ordered this on QVC when this was a Today's Sepcial Value and it came with 3 samples of their cleasner, the charging system (which is so cool!), a replacement head, and many colors to choose from (I choose Violet)....all for around $100.00 with easy pay. Can't go wrong there! This is very gentle and did not aggravate my skin or cause irritation. My skin is more combo/dry and had been looking a little flaky/parched. I was nervous to try this due to my rosacea but this didn't irritate it at all! After one use, it made my skin look healthy, younger, firmer, and just beautiful. I love that after a minute, it turns off on it's own! Highly recommended!
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
jawbreaker 1/1/2011 6:21:00 PM
I have very sensitive skin and am having a very hard time finding a gentle cleasner. I also have acne prone skin and prone to clogged pores. On top of that, I have mild rosacea. I decided to try a sample size of this because so many say it is gentle. It is gentle and feels very soothing when using it, however, it gave me cystic acne, clogged my pores, and irritated my rosacea. :(
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Full Flawless Application Face Brush
jawbreaker 9/28/2010 4:09:00 AM
This is my favorite brush for applying BE foundation. It is WAY better than the regular Flawless Application brush. I have very sensitive skin and this brush does not irritate it plus it offers great, buildable coverage. LOVE!
This is a beautiful berry/plummy shade with slight shimmer. The tube suggests it would be quite shimmery however when applied, it gives only a subtle look and doesn't look glittery. Based on the appearance in the tube, I was a little unsure because 1) it looked dark and 2) it looked quite shimmery (do not like!)....but when applied it is just gorgeous! I'm a PPP, neutral/cool and this looks so pretty on my pigmented lips. The only other Buxom gloss I have tried was Dolly which was very sheer and didn't wear well, so it had been quite a while since I tried Buxom glosses again. At the suggestion of the MU artist, I tried Gabby because it was a shade I was describing that I wanted....and boy, I'm glad I gave it a try! As far as the "tingle" and minty feel/taste, it doesn't bother me and I don't notice a difference in my pout but I have full lips to begin with. Love!
This is a beauitul rosey plum color with little to no shimmer. I'm a PPP, neutral/cool and was looking for a rosey/plum BE blush and not only did a MUA'r recommend this shade, but also the BE MU artist! For reference, I wanted something in between Compassion and Beauty for fall that didn't have shimmer and this was exactly what I had in mind. You only need a TINY bit, a little goes a long way with this shade as it is very pigmented. The wearability of BE blushes are amazing....they last all day and never change color or "bleed" into other areas of the face. Love!
I was very skeptical to try this, but QVC has a great return policy so I purchased a full size that should last about 3 months. I've had it over a month and I LOVE THIS! I call it my magic eraser! Ladies, you have to be patient and try this. It took less than a week, but I saw noticeable differences and continue to....but when I have forgotten to use it, the next morning, my skin looks not so good. The applicator is awful. I don't quite understand it, but it is what it is. I am a PPP and purchased this in the lightest color....and I can't tell when I have it on. My skin type: combo/dry/sensitive/acne prone/prone to clogged pores/ and drum roll please....rosacea! What a combo! A lot of product are too harsh for my skin, causing irritation, reactive redness, bumps, breakouts, burning, you name it. Even the weather and pollutants irritate my skin. Since my pores clog easily, regardless of what skincare/makeup I use, I need to exfoliate regularly yet because I have rosacea, BHA & AHA's are now too irritating for me. For this reason alone, I thought I would try Rare Minerals. Since using it, my skin is less red and patchy and is more even toned, my pores are smaller (this is clinically proven to do this!), the fine lines I am starting to get around my eyes are less noticeable, my pores seem to rarely clog, I have less breakouts, AND those awful red rosacea bumps RARELY happen! MAGIC ERASER, I tell you! The thing is, you will start seeing the results in the morning, after you wake up. You skin will be softer as well as getting al the benefits I mentioned above. There are nights when I forget to apply this and when I wake up the next morning, it's back to my normal, "Oh no, I wonder what skin issues I'll have today...a breakout? Irritation? Rosacea flare up?"....but like I said, this RARELY happens now and I am so happy! I swear by this stuff. I was a skeptic but kept at it and within a week, saw results that got better the more I used it. LOVE!!!
I overlooked this in the catalog & online many times. I was near a BE store recently and stopped in, looking for some new eye shades. I'm a PPP, neutral/cool, with dark brunette hair and green eyes. I don't like a lot of shimmer and wanted something I could wear during the day. Neutral colors are hard for me to pull off, as are browns. I usually go to purples/plums/greys, but wanted something a little different. The BE artist pulled Rapture and paired it with BE e/s Blush, and BE glimpse Rose Pearl. BEAUTIFUL! The BE artist said this was a "taupe" color but on me, it pulls a lot of plum, so it looks more like a neutral plummy shade, if that makes sense. I would have never chosen this color by looks in the jar alone. Once she swiped it on my hand, it instantly worked with my undertones and was so pretty, I had to have it on my eyes! Word to the wise: definitely try this on before you buy it...like how perfume changes depending on the individual, this will take on a different shade depending on your undertones. I love it, it is my new go-to color!
This is my new favorite, go-to gloss! It is a pinky/rosy/berry shade with a touch of shimmer. I'm a PPP neutral/cool with dark brunette hair and green eyes. This really completes my look and I can apply it lighter or more heavily if I want a more finished look. This is not sticky or tacky....I usually hate glosses for those reasons alone, but this has none of those! It also doesn't crease. It stays on pretty good, too. LOVE!!!
Gorgeous! I'm a PPP neutral/cool with dark brunette hair and green eyes. This is a lovely pinky/rosy color that looks natural and not over the top. I love that it has just a small--very small--amount of shimmer to it...other BE blushes tend to have too much for my liking. This says on all day and really livens up my face and makes me feel so pretty every time I wear it!