Liquid -Almay - Clear Complexion Blemish Healing Makeup
kkres 2/8/2007 12:10:00 PM
My favorite foundation by far. Leaves your skin flawless and it's easy to blend. I got it in beige and the color is very natural. Perfect for the break out prone, and in fact I've found that it has actually improved my skin since I started using it. It also doesn't make my skin oily at all which is a big plus since a have major combo skin. I tried the almay nearly naked foundation and HATED it so much that I was hesitant to buy another almay foundation. Based on the great reviews here I decided to give this one a try and I'm so glad I did because this is the perfect foundation!
Lip Gloss -Sally Hansen - Diamond Lip Treatment "Brilliant Blush"
kkres 1/15/2007 7:21:00 PM
The color is really pretty-sheer pink with lots of shimmer. Don't know how in love I am with the brush though-the diamond glosses come in a slim tub with a nail polish like application brush. The bristles of the brush of mine got stuck together and cakey and it was kinda gross. The scent is pleasant though and since the color was nice as well I'd probably purchase this again if I saw it on sale.
This is a golden peachy pink. With all other lipglasses the formula is thick and long lasting. The taste is pretty decent as well. I imagine that this color is neautral enough that it would flatter most skin tones.
I bought this at Big Lots for $1.50 and for the price, I was satisfied. It didn't clump or smear on me but it definately isn't the mascara you want if you're going for a dramatic look. I bought it in Black Noir which is the darkest shade, and it seems to lengthen your lashes but not really add any color. I probably wouldn't repurchase this, especially not at full price, since there are way better mascaras out there. UPDATE: Okay 2 days after I first opened this, it did start to clump. Had to throw it in the trash so it needs to get only 1 lippie now.
Self Tanners -St.Tropez - St.Tropez Tinted Self Tanning Mousse/Whipped Bronze
kkres 1/8/2007 8:07:00 PM
I bought this at BBW when it was on sale for $6 and now I'm just kicking myself for not buying a few more bottles. The mousse is really great because it dries super quickly and you don't walk around feeling greasy or oily like some of the self tanning creams I've tried have left me feeling in the past. The best thing about this product though is that it actually leaves you BRONZE and not orange. The lasting power is okay and the fade away is pretty streak free and even. The fact that it leaves color immediately also allows you to see where its going so the application is more even. Way better than most of the self tanners I've tried in the past.
The color-shimmery taupe-is really pretty and neautral and I would assume it would compliment just about anyone regardless of complexion, eye color, etc. I've noticed that all of the Benefit cream shadows tend to crease, however, and this one is no exception. THe lasting power is average but the color is just so flattering I would repurchase it based on that alone.
Ahhh, bought this in med/dark and it turns me bright orange. I don't enjoy looking like a pumpkin so I wouldn't repurchase.
The scent was really quite nice-coconut and vanilla cake-but after I sprayed it, it lasted for maybe 15 minutes. From what I understand this is the usual problem with all demeter scents which is why I'll never buy another one.
Concealers -Burt's Bees - Burt's Bees Concealer Creme [DISCONTINUED]
kkres 1/6/2007 5:31:00 AM
This did not work for me. It was so thin it provided no coverage and when I tried to put more than one layer on it caked up. Way better concealers out there for the same price if not less.
Lip Gloss -Bobbi Brown - Shimmer Lip Gloss - Sand Sugar
kkres 1/6/2007 5:20:00 AM
I was very pleased with this gloss. The shade is a pretty shimmery beige, and the texture was thick enough that it had good staying power. The scent was great too-like a vanilla cupcake. I would buy this again.
Didn't like it-used the color starlet which is a light blonde (my hair is already blonde so I was just maintaining, not changing the color). Dried my hair out really badly and the color was brassy and fake looking. I wouldn't buy this again.
Hair Color -Garnier - Nutrisse Permanent Creme Hair Color
kkres 1/6/2007 4:56:00 AM
This is a permanent haif dye but it surprisingly didn't damage my hair at all and left it soft and shiny. Also, the color is came out really really natural. Before I tried this, I used loreal feria and it was horrible-color came out super brassy and fake looking and dried the heck out of my hair. Thank goodness I tried this because it worked out just great.
Eye Shadow -Almay - Bright Eyes Shimmer Pearls - Born to Be Bronzed
kkres 1/4/2007 7:38:00 PM
The only thing that saved this from getting only one lippie was the fact that I bought it at Big Lots for $1.99. If I paid full price for this that would be another story. The colors of the eyeshadows are actually quite pretty-shimmery brown, bronzey dk. plum, white-but the packaging is absurd to say the least. As described by the last reviewer, they are in horizontal rows with three small bubbles of each color. They are so close together it is impossible to get out the color you want without mixing one of the other shades in with it. And the shadow is really too hard and gritty to use a brush to apply it with so your fingers are really the only option. It's possible that these would be good if they had normal packaging-like the flat, easy-to-use package that the revlon cream shadows come in-but these just aren't worth all the trouble they pose trying to apply them evenly.
Very pretty shimmery champagne. Like the other MAC paints this is very long lasting and like the other reviewers have mentioned, these are pretty good to use under other shadows as a primer. The color is a very natural, almost naked, beige and it makes your eyes appear bright and well rested. Love it.
I liked this when I first smelled it at Macy's but I didn't think I loved it enough to pluck down the $60 they were selling it for. Found it at Nordstrom Rack after xmas for $30 and was excited to finally buy it. The scent is really pretty and feminine. Smells like sweet vanilla musk. It's a nice soft scent- definately not overpowering or offensive but still has pretty good lasting power. I am surprised by how many compliments I have gotten already when I wear it. I'll likely buy it again when this bottle is gone.