Absolutely love this. Even after one wash, I noticed how bright my skin was. It's inexpensive, doesn't break me out, nice light scent.
I love this foundation. I love a dewy finish so if you don't like a dewy finish and don't want to use a powder then it's not for you. It's sheer and dewy but it is buildable and can be mattified with a good powder of course. I'm a makeup artist and often use this in my airbursh for bridal work. It is great on mature skin and men as well. I have even used this to cover up a model's scar at a fashion show. It looks natural and amazing on camera. This is also good for sheering down other foundations or use with moisturizers for even less coverage. I have used the darker colors to slightly bronze skin or lighter one to highlight and they are great for that as well. I highly recommend if you don't need a lot of makeup or don't mind building your own coverage, like dewy skin, and/or don't want to feel like you are made up.
At first, I didn't like this when used after cleansing with a moisturizer after while the toner was still damp on my skin. It was in my skincare drawer for months and then I bought the Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster which I didn't really like alone either (hard to spread) so for some reason, I decided to use the two together and I love it. I use this morning and night with the booster and CeRave moisturizer. My skin has improved and is balanced and hydrated. I wouldn't recommend alone but if you have a serum that you can use over this toner when it's still wet, try that and you may fall in love.
Styling Products -TRESemme - tres two extra hold hairspray
lisachy 8/15/2008 12:49:00 PM
This is my favorite hair spray. I love to style my hair into faux hawks and poufs - this hairspry keeps it in place all day long. Works great in the summer or winter due to its hudimity resistancy. Just a few spritz will do you all day long. Too much with lead for hard "crunchy" hair. Totally worth the $5. I won't be going back to Rusk or Sebastian hairsprays.
Love this for the summer. My skin is normal/dry but during the summer, it's quite normal so I don't need my daytime moisturizer to be super emollient. This is great because it's light and it has SPF 15.
When I first pulled out the wand, it somewhat scared me because from looking at all the fibers the mascara wand picked up, you would assume that it will be a clumpy mascara. Well, it does and it doesn't - it really depends on how it is applied. This mascara is good but I took off one lippie because once the mascara is fully dried on your lashes, it's hard to add another coat, as it will be way too clumpy. So that makes it difficult when I get off work and want to add another coat of mascara to convert to an evening look. However, the mascara does lengthen and thicken quite well as long as additional coats are applied while its prior coat has not fully dried. I like to focus on my lash tips to lengthen and this mascara works great for that, and that, I assume is due to the fibers in the mascara.
Mascara -Bourjois - Maxi Frange Mascara Noir Brilliantine 21 Black
lisachy 9/4/2007 3:11:00 PM
Definitely a fave of mine. The primer is the best I have ever used - I love the comb and how it coats each strand of lash, front to back, lengthening and thickening. The mascara is great too but be sure that the primer is completely dry before before applying the mascara. When you're done, you will end up with long, thick, lush lashes.
Absolutely love this stuff. Very shimmery, moist but no sticky. Surprisingly, this gloss stays on pretty well. I have this in rose emblematic and I love love love the color. This color looks great on everyone. I have used this color on a few clients so far and they all love it.
Mascara -Physicians Formula - F L A T Fabulously Long And Thick
lisachy 9/4/2007 3:01:00 PM
I don't know why there are so many negative reviews here but personally, I am a huge fan of Physician's Formula mascaras. I went to Brook's one day to repurchase PF's Lash in a Tube but saw FLAT and noticed the two length bristles brush and the mirror on the tube so I got this instead. LOVE IT. I think some people are not utilizing the brush properly. I first apply the mascara using the long bristles. Allow that to dry a bit then apply a 2nd coat using the short bristles. Repeat if desired. The formula is a bit dry but I noticed that when mascaras are super wet/moist/emollient, my curled lashes do not stay curled after mascara application and I do not like to curl my lashes after mascara. I would definitely repurchase this.
I have no idea why this product is getting such good reviews. It's runny and cracks throughout the day. I love Milani eyeshadows so I thought I would give this a try...what a disappointment. Try the Maybelline (both ultra liner and lineworks are great), L'oreal Intensifique Liquid Liner, and MAC's Waterproof Liquid Liner or even MAC's Fluidline in Blacktrack.
Cleansers -Elizabeth Arden - 2 in 1 Facial Cleanser
lisachy 2/7/2006 8:58:00 AM
I love this cleanser. I removes makeup and doesn't dry out my skin.
Treatments (Eye) -Elizabeth Arden - Millenium eye cream
lisachy 2/7/2006 8:55:00 AM
This eye cream is incredible, I don't understand why anyone would complain about it being to thick/heavy. Night eye creams should have a thick and heavy consistency because you apply at night and needs to work extra hard while you sleep. I had a scar on the corner of my eye for about 6 years and nightly use of this eye cream made it disappear - NO JOKE! That alone has proven to me and this cream will do wonders for the future of my eyes (i.e. wrinkle prevention, undereye circles). It's expensive ($40 USD per tube) but sooo worth the money. I'm 26 and have been using the Millennium Eye Cream for about 4 years now. It's definitely a major part of my preventative beauty regimen and probably will remain a nightly ritual for me to use it until the day I die (or if it gets discontinued).
Eyeliner -BeneFit Cosmetics - Eye Kohl in Onyx [DISCONTINUED]
lisachy 11/1/2005 10:07:00 AM
$15 for this eyeliner - The bad thing about this line is that it smudges and fades after a few hours if you don't set it with eyeshadow. However, it works great on the waterline. I also like that it comes with a smudge tip end which is great for smoking out the line. Overall, not my fave but does look great when first applied.
Please don't buy/use this, it clogs your pores
The primer one of the worst I have tried - did absolutely nothing....no volume, no length. However, the mascara itself isn't so bad.