What can I say that hasn't already been said about this wonderful little cream? I am a diehard powder foundation fan and I have aways hated liquid foundations and how wet your skin feels after application. I decided to try this since everyone has been raving about how great it makes your skin feel and that you don't feel it on your skin. Well, the reviews are right. This is a miraculous product and while I haven't noticed any whitening or blemish-fighting results, at least I know that this doesn't make me break out and my skin really does look much healthier these days. Apparently this can be used by a wide range of skin tones. Just wait a few minutes after applying for it to set and blend with your skin before using powder. NC25-30 for reference.
Pressed Powders -Revlon - Age Defying with DNA Advantage Powder
lipstik 6/22/2012 5:13:00 AM
Pretty decent powder! I was looking for something to wear on top of my Skin 79 or Missha BB cream and I was waiting to get my NARS powder foundation in Fiji. Didn't have a chance to stop by Sephora so I ran into a CVS and saw this powder on the display. The Light-Medium is good match for my NC25-30 skin and the texture is pretty silky and not cakey or "powdery" like a lot of pressed powders. I use a kabuki brush instead of the flimsy brush that came with it. The compact is large and cumbersome for your purse, like the first reviewer pointed out, but I just keep mine in my home kit. Very impressive for a DS product. Have already purchased a backup compact, so yes, I would re-purchase this.
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Creme Brulee
lipstik 6/22/2012 4:45:00 AM
HG nude second only to my Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Canotier. Nice warm, golden-beigey nude that is glossy but not shimmery on my pigmented lips. Can go on very sheer or layer for silky and opaque. Really great product for the price. My favorite of all the Revlon Lip Butters. NC25-30. Will repurchase.
The best of all the Clean fragrances. Crisp, green rain fragrance with a touch of floral that dries down to a soft musk. Not too soapy, not powdery at all. Great staying power on me. My current HG. Will continue to re-purchase.
I was looking for a replacement for my favorite Aqualumiere IPANEMA which is unfortunately d/c. CANOTIER is a beautiful nude, shimmery beige in the tube and looks similar to Ipanema but when applied, it is more like a glistening but not too shiny lip gloss. I don't like when you can "feel" that you're wearing lipstick but you don't with this - it is comfortable, like a lip balm. Very lightweight and no stickiness whatsoever. Gives a beautiful moisturizing sheen but not much coverage or color on pigmented lips. Still, it is flattering on the lips and if you are into true nudes to emphasize your own lip color, this is perfect for you! I am NC25-30 but I think this will flatter almost any skintone. CANOTIER is my new HG lipstick.
Polishes -Rimmel - French Manicure Pro Nail Enamel FRENCH LINGERIE
lipstik 4/7/2011 4:28:00 AM
French Lingerie is part of the Lasting Finish collection in the new square bottles. This is my HG pinky-white nude nail polish. It's what Essie's Limo-Scene *should* be without drying out your nails. Goes on amazingly well, has a great easy-to-use wide brush, dries fast. Two coats is fine for a french manicure, but I use three coats as regular polish which gives it the perfect opacity.
I bought this intending to replace my favorite Aqualumiere formula (Ipanema and Yucatan) which has been d/c. DEAUVILLE looks similar to Yucatan in that they are both a neutral shiny brown in the tube. However, this color doesn't go on the lips as a shimmery brown as I had hoped - it's more like a MLBB pinky brown but still gorgeous. Formula is a moisturizing blend of lipgloss and lipstick, glides on easily. No need to apply lip balm first. Will probably re-purchase and I am also going to get this in CANOTIER which is a lighter, shimmery nude beige and looks similar to the Ipanema shade. NC30.
Just like everyone says, this looks super-frosty in the tube but on the lips, it is a great nude with light shimmer. Would definitely re-purchase. NC25-30.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Colorstay 12-Hour Eyeshadow Quad "Neutral Khakis"
lipstik 3/14/2011 3:41:00 AM
Great color combo, amazing staying power (use a primer or concealer as a base), beautiful, blendable shadows. Really brings out my eye color. Will continue to re-purchase.
Would probably have never thought to try this but I got a deluxe sample in a gorgeous gift basket. This stuff is absolutely amazing for puffiness! I have tried almost all the others, but this one actually works. You can feel the refreshing "tightening" as soon it is applied. I'm one who blubbers at sad or life-changing feel-good movies (especially Animal Planet stuff!!) and my eyes swell up like golf balls. Not with GinZing! Eyes are completely normal even after a Dog Whisperer marathon! My only wish is that it came in a tube like the sample instead of a jar.
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Beauty Rush - Body Double Mist - Cupquake
lipstik 2/7/2011 2:22:00 PM
LOVE this fun little fragrance! Not too sweet or vanilla-y like some fragrances. Not synthetic at all, just warm and yummy. Great to use directly on the skin after a shower layered with a vanilla-based body lotion (like Hempz Age-Defying body lotion). Haven't tried the Cupquake body lotion but I'm sure it too would smell delicious! Be sure to shake well before using and try not to spray directly on your clothing.
I love the Dream More body spray! Tried some on at a Gap that still had some in stock and the one spritz lasted a long time and smelled so amazing that I had to go back and buy it! This is a clean, fresh, floral with musk undertones. The edt smelled a bit too floral-ly and not as musk-y, if that makes sense. I've been scouring the stores to see who still has them in stock and I've been stocking up. My local Gap had an unannounced storewide 40% off everything and I was able to buy quite a few bottles at a great price.
Love this polish! The best pinky-white nude around. Doesn't streak, goes on smoothly, dries well. Pretty chip-resistant especially when used with a good top coat like Seche Vite. Only downside is that it tends to dry out my nails.
Bought this on a whim today. It is an amazing fragrance. Light, clean, slightly floral, mildly fruity with a nice warm musk dry down. Lasts for hours on me. I have the Burberry Summer 2010 version.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - True Religion For Women
lipstik 5/17/2010 5:10:00 AM
Love this fragrance! It's light, fresh, clean and warm with a touch of musk. A total skin scent. Best of all, it's very subtle. My kind of fragrance!