Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Attar Bazaar Tunisian White Musk
lilmama51 5/21/2012 9:38:00 AM
Light and clean yet deep and musky. Last a really long time. I love it.
This is a wonderful product in which I've finally found my brow color. It is a light brown that would work for blondes or light brunettes. It comes in a sturdy little box with pressed powder brow color, a little dome of wax and three tools: a spoolie, and two brushes for the products. Following their directions I get perfect brows every time. A definite rebuy.
I don't generally like palette combos. There's always two or more colors I won't use, but these are all usable and versatile. Very easy to carry with you for lip touch ups.. I'm an NW20 so the shadows really do look natural on me and the lippies are MLBB. This will last a long time and I don't feel too bad about the price as I got it on ebay. But I will repurchase if it's available.
This product is rec'd by Annie at Lucy Minerals and boy is she right. It is the mildest cleanser I have ever used. Doesn't make my face red, doesn't sting the eyes, leaves no residue. It's the best. It comes in a larger bottle (22 oz or gallon) and you can order a foaming pump bottle and add water to just a little bit of the soap so it's really economical. Be sure to order the moisturizing formula. The next time I will order a gallon.
Foundations -Unlisted Brand - Lucy Minerals Foundation
lilmama51 5/10/2010 8:20:00 AM
I can't recommend this enough. It's the mmu I've been looking over 2 years for: full coverage, yet not a dry, powdery look. The finish is almost dewy w/o being shiny. I am PPP with a lot of pink in my skin. The fair was too light, the bisque too yellow but the light was a dead match for my neck. And the last was so good, I hated to take it off at the end of the day. I have ordered the full size and hope they keep it coming because I will surely reorder. Please see my review for Miracle Soap, the cleanser Annie rec's also.
I have a very pink face and I've finally found a foundation that covers that and matches my neck exactly. I bought this in Foundation/Concealer and while you have to buff some spots the overall effect is lovely--not dead matte or lifeless. Lots of PPP colors to choose from: I got Pink Seashell, a neutral ivory with pink undertones. It lasts all day and then some. I'm very pleased to have found this line and will branch out and order more from them. Note: $20 for 30 gms of powder is not a bad price as these things go.
I got this in a mini in sand. I was guessing at the color but lucked out as it is a dead match for my cool fair skin. I can't imagine using this as an allover foundie but it really works as an undereye concealer. It pats down to invisible but good coverage. I will buy a full size again to use this way, but the mini size is really convenient so maybe I'll just keep using those.
Treatments -Garden of Wisdom - Bio-Active Neck Firming Serum
lilmama51 2/3/2010 9:39:00 AM
This works for me. I had accordion pleats on my neck and steady use of this tightened and smoothed the entire area. I wouldn't be w/o it now. It works better than all the creams and oils I have tried.
HG, HG, HG! I got this in Plum and Desert Rose and love them both. I'm a pale, cool, light brown haired, blue eyed gal and both these make me look lit from within. They are so finely milled. The down side, which I'm overlooking because they are so great, is $$. Very expensive for a little bit, but I will hit bottom of the pan on both.
Blush -Jane Iredale - Pure Pressed Blush Barely Rose
lilmama51 11/17/2009 10:58:00 AM
This is a light, cool pink that makes you look lit from within. Subtle yet noticeable. Expensive but will last a long, long time as it only takes a tad to flush your cheeks. Glad I spent the big bucks.
Powder -Jane Iredale - Amazing Base Loose Finishing Powder
lilmama51 11/13/2009 9:59:00 AM
Amazing is right. Goes on smoothly with no grab, not chalky, settles to a matte finish, lasts all day. I love it. I first tried in a color too dark for me but liked it so I ordered a step down and it is perfect. For ref I am a PPP and light beige is a good color for me. Also pricey but you can find it cheaper if you look. I love mmu and this has made me love it even more.
Best lip balm I have found in quite a while. In just 3 uses my cracked, peeling, dry as dust lips were transformed. I bought 3 of these on sale and never want to be without them again. They are that good. Edit: Like most lip products, this worked great for a while then lost its power over my dry, flaking lips. The search goes on.
Best mmu brush ever. Silky, loads well, deposits evenly. I love it and want it to last forever.
For 28 bucks I got (in a nifty little white box) the following: Amazing Base, Purepressed Base. Circle/Delete Concealer, Purepressed Blush, Purepressed Eyeshadow, LipDrink Lip Balm, PureMoist LipColour, Sugar & Butter Lip Plumper, Foundation/Blush Brush, Dual-Ended Brush. All in little but generous enough sample sizes. My only caveat: the light kit is warm toned and the medium kit is the cool toned. But when you order full sizes you can use these as a guideline. I'm so going to break the budget when I order my full sizes!
Another lipstick fail for me. This uber expensive lippie comes in lovely colors, applies beautifully, and 10 minutes later my lips are dry and flaking. This is my standard experience with all lipsticks but for this to be sooo pricey surprises me.