Eye Shadow -Revlon - Colorstay 12-Hour Eyeshadow Quad Stonewash Denim
jieminh 9/28/2006 9:21:00 PM
Beautiful shades that truly reflect the colors of jeans - cool slight blue-ish white highlighter, light blue towards seafoam, medium blue towards light purple, and darker gunmental shade. All four are very wearable, no excessive shimmer at all, just nice velvet sheen, cool looking for the day, adding gunmental for the evening. Very good deal and unique combination you get from this quad, and quality is very comparable to the high end products.
Tinted Moisturizer -Clinique - City Block Sheer Tint
jieminh 9/28/2006 9:15:00 PM
On my third tube, but finally getting tired of the tint look - needs a bit more than sheer and tint. It does not cause breakouts, very neutral color, texture, feels comfortable wearing all day.
Fresh rose mask is a nice product, it does sting a little bit the first time I use it, the process stays calm and pretty, but honestly there isn't much of an moisturizing effective. I do have dry skin, so my standards of masks are very high, my search goes on.
I used the bar for over a year, breakouts did get better, but not sure if it is the bar or simply I changed to a better skin care routine. The packaging desparately needs improvement - a container of something is very needed, as the bar can be messy.
Eyeliner -Clinique - Quickliner for Eyes in Really Black
jieminh 9/28/2006 9:02:00 PM
The package is not flexible - I accidentally messed up once, and the rolling thing never works again. It is easy to use, but it falls down almost instantly on the lashes. Drugstore definitely has better products and they cost only half.
Highlighters -Bobbi Brown - Pink Shimmerbrick Shimmer Brick
jieminh 9/28/2006 8:58:00 PM
Unfortunately this beautiful shimmer brick sits idle and not finding much use at all for a day or an evening look. The way it shimmers is a bit more than what I had wanted. The different shades of pink transforms everywhere and there is no way that I can control the white highlighter to be white or utilized the different pinks.
Palettes -Bobbi Brown - Nude on Nude Shadow Palette
jieminh 9/28/2006 8:47:00 PM
Nude on Nude sits idle for a long time now, just doesn't work well on my eyes. All matte colors, and do look dirty-somehow, so you do need some highlights in the eye area. Nude is a nice and warm, cement and malt don't pull off any way I wear them.
They are nice, but don't like the eye shadow brush, prefer a loose brush that sweeps the shadows on the eye. It is also tiny, so good for travels.
The scent disappears in 5 minutes, no matter how much I put on. Nothing sophisticated, a sweet feel, just does not last.
I will buy this forever, favorite scent I've ever come across, that reflects my taste of what's beautiful. It comes from the garden, crisp, clean and fresh, not tropical, just simple garden. Love this, stays on for a long time.
This is a foundation that does not break out on me. It's light, but I do not really want coverage anyway. It refines facial complexion to be natural and pretty, no glow-y look, no shimmer-y, just light looking. A bit dry, but better than other products that dry me out. I am Asian, and use 200. It is expensive, but a little goes a long way.
Treatments (Eye) -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Eye Recovery Complex
jieminh 9/28/2006 7:52:00 PM
I'm on my second bottle, and plan to continue my Neutrogena Healthy Skin Eye Cream (day) and ANR (night) routine for an extended period of time. The texture is a strange one, not watery (that will absorb well), but slight glue-y that makes me wonder how they can work on the skins. Anyway, I do believe they are working to a degree - the aging process in the under-eye area is slow enough that makes me believe that ANR is effective. During the day, I do need a lighter product as in the morning I rush everything and want to include eye make-up. ANR does not seem to be working that way for make-ups.
Treatments (Eye) -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Eye Cream
jieminh 9/28/2006 7:46:00 PM
I had already repurchased at least 3 times. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Eye Cream and Estee Lauder ANR have been my daily eye care routine for over 3 years now. They work on me (early 30s), although I may need to reapply Neutrogena in the day. It's very absorbing and moisturizing. The price is also great.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Visibly Firm Night Cream with Copper
jieminh 9/28/2006 7:39:00 PM
My face is visibly firm. The dentist asked me whether I lost weight. I didn't but I had used a bottle of the visibly firm night cream. I had observed a couple friends' skin getting a bit saggy, now over 30 myself, I was careful to choose a firming product on the face. The only complaint is that it did not provide enough moisture, felt dry, and scared of dry lines appearing because of that. But overall, it does what it's supposed to do - firming. I wandered away to other products, but will come back to it soon.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Repairwear Intensive Night Cream
jieminh 9/28/2006 7:33:00 PM
Put on the face before going to bed, really feel zero impact either in the mornings or after days. Thick texture, make me wonder whether the skin will absorb anything at all. I just wish the bottle will run out quickly so I can move on. Kinda expensive and do not want to just throw awy. Will not repurchase.