Mascara -Shiseido - The Makeup Lasting Lift Mascara
kutiepotpie 9/25/2006 12:23:00 AM
this mascara is great. it does exactly what it's called. it's LASTS and it LIFTS. it lifts as you apply to dry a slight curl to the lashes. love it. i have reasonably long lashed but because of my eye shape (asian), my lashes point straight forward instead of up. when i use this mascara, i do not need to use an eyelash curler. now the "lasting" part. well, i have extremely oily eyes and this does NOT transfer. i have gone to the beach to swim with this mascara on and it stays on. i feel confident going to the gym even with it on through all the sweat, because it will stay on. well, the one downside (and minus 1 lippie) is that is actually is difficult to take off. so difficult, i on rare ocassions leave it on for days. the one thing that does work for me is using pond's eye makeup remover (light blue liquid stuff)...i saturate a cotton ball and hold it to my lashes for about 30-40 secs, and wipe away. even then i sometimes feel like i have stuff left but i don't mind. i like the super fake lash look anyways :)
great brush...and makes the lashed look great, especially when you put a gazillion coats on. the reason i personally wouldn't buy again is that i have oily eyes and the skin under my eyes is oily...so this mascara, like many others, transfers to under my eyes, making it dark...emphasizing dark circles!
one of my fave liners. goes on very smooth and stays put. i have very oily eyes ...not to mention asian also, so my lids go underand this really stays in place even with these two factors. it's also easy to smudge with a foam tip smudger brush. pretty good price for quality of product. if i'm not using this...i use mac's fluidliners or liquid liners :)
Although it's recommended to use twice a week, sometimes I used it up to five times a week. Beads are very gentle and not very scrubby. Hardly any scent and foams up really well. You feel clean and soft after using it. Although it is a pricier scrub, I've had mine for months and probably will have it for a few more months. I have combo skin with a few breakouts and this definetely helps to control oil and tone down my breakouts (salicylic acid maybe?). I highly recommend :)
i have been using studio fix for years. i just knew it wasn't good for my skin, but i couldn't stop, because i had so many problem areas on my skin to cover up. i finally gave in and bought this chanel double perfection! i have had acne and acne scars nearly my whole life, and i received my FIRST compliment on my skin (even with my scars)!! i know it's because of this powder! i haven't broken out from it...it gives good coverage (not as good as studio fix, but who cares!), and it stays put for a whole day! it blends really well, whether you use a brush or the sponge. i think if you do pick the wrong color, it ends up looking ashy... it does looko powdery at first, but give it a bit of time, it sort of melts onto the skin and looks like you're not wearing anything (at least it's like that on me). super smooth finish...LOVE IT...oh, the packing is beautiful :) i would buy this even if it was $70!!
Cleansers -Shiseido - Pureness Cleansing Foam Oil-Control
kutiepotpie 10/28/2004 1:01:00 AM
I have had acne for as long as I can remember. I've tried a lot of over the counter stuff and some prescription medications like retin-a and what not. I decided to give this a chance and I absolutely love it!! It leaves my skin feeling super clean and it never leaves any impurities behind. I swipe with a toner and my cotton ball shows that this cleanser has rinsed off all the tons of makeup I had on my face. My acne has cleared up...and now, I'm dealing with having acne scars from my past acne. I'd rather deal with the scars than the active acne. The scent is pleasant, the packaging is adorable! It's great to travel with and only a tiny amount lathers up so well! I was using a DDF wash that was completely drying up my skin, but after using this, it's restored the balance and my skin is so soft! This is my HG and I only wish I had found this long long ago!!