Palettes -Laura Mercier - First Blush Face Palette
jvogel827 4/20/2009 4:41:00 PM
this is a great collection! perfect for daily make-up applications and weekend getaways. i love all the eyeshadow and blush colors. they are soft and natural and last all day. the glosses are nice too but they don't have much lasting power. i would prefer if there were a couple of cream lipsticks to choose from and than a gloss to use over them. that would make the product a little better. overall - i am very pleased with the purchase.
Lipstick -Clinique - Almost Lipstick - Black Honey
jvogel827 9/19/2008 12:29:00 PM
This is a perfect color for fair skin tones! It adds a little berry coloring to the lips (as if you've been kissing someone minutes before). I'm so glad I finally bought it.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
jvogel827 9/19/2008 12:23:00 PM
This product is great!!! No matter what brand of eyeshadow I wear, I always get creases on my right eyelid. When using this primer my eyeshadow actually stays in place. I'm very happy with it. While it's not super cheap, it's not very expensive either. I just hope the bottle lasts a while...
Blush -BeneFit Cosmetics - Georgia ] ] [DISCONTINUED]
jvogel827 7/30/2008 3:37:00 PM
I love the idea of this product but unfortunately it didn't impress me. The package is so adorable and retro but bulky to carry around. And it smells really nice, but is so light when applied that you could barely notice it on my skin (even being very fair). I ended up returning it : (
Great alternative to bronzer for fair-skinned people. I bought this shade after I tried Revlon's Soft Spoken Pink (which I highly recommend as well). And I love it! I'm very fair and I don't like to look made-up, so this is just perfect for me. It gives me a hint of peachy color (which is what I look like tan) without overpowering my skin. I apply using a big brush for a natural look. Definitely will rebuy!
I was surprised that I would actually like this product so much! I was going to a wedding and realized that I forgot to bring blush. Being very fair, I can look a little sickly when I don't wear any. So I picked this up (last minute) at CVS. And I actually really like it! It goes on soft, which is good because I prefer a more natural look. I prefer using a bigger brush for applying, and the mirror on the compact is pretty useless. But the blush itself is really great (especially for the price)!
I'm a huge fan of this concealer! I went through a period of time where I was breaking out a lot. This was recommended to me by someone else who was acne-prone. I tried it and was instantly hooked. What's great about it is that it goes on easily, blends well, and lasts ALL day. I just apply with finger and blend outward. The pot is a bit expensive, but at least it lasts a long time.
Foundations -L'Oreal - Quickstick Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
jvogel827 7/30/2008 2:46:00 PM
I love this product! I have been using it for at least 10 years. I apply it over moisturizer. It evens out my skin tone without making me look "made-up." It's very natural looking. Sometimes I dab a little extra on a pimple (but I prefer thicker concealers for those). The price is great and the stick last forever. Pale is my preferred shade.
At first I didn't see what the hype was about Bare Escentuals make-up. After many recommendations, I decided to try their Mineral Veil. I use it after I moisturize and apply concealer, and I actually really like it. It controls oil in my T-zone very well (better than most pressed powders). As long as you apply lightly, it doesn't look cakey and sets make-up really well.
I was skeptical that toner actually does anything, but I bought this product anyway... and am pleasantly surprised! The overall feeling of my skin is less red and ruddy. Sometimes, I am sensitive to products but this doesn't dry me out, or make me breakout. I'm really happy with it and would definitely recommend it if you want something to refresh, cleanse and even out your skin a little better.
Fragrances -L'Artisan Fragrances - Mimosa pour Moi
jvogel827 7/28/2008 10:18:00 AM
I love this fragrance for summer! Intially it smells very fresh and clean (kind of like a cumcumber but a little different) but then dries to a soft, powdery, floral scent. It's beautiful and really light. The bottle is beautiful as well. Love how it looks on my dresser. My only complaint is that the scent only lasts approx 4 hours on my skin. At least the store gives you samples when you buy so you can freshen up during the day.
Sunscreen -Kiehls - vital sun protection lotion SPF 40
jvogel827 7/17/2008 5:03:00 PM
I love Kiehls products so I decided to try their suncreen for daily use. I was really disappointed with this product. It was so greasy and never fully absorbed into my skin. And it still smelled like sunscreen. I was hoping for something more undetectable. I will stick to Neutrogena Ultra Sheer from now on...