Lipstick -Wet 'n' Wild - #521 - Fuschia w/ Blue Pearl
littlebird246 9/16/2010 3:41:00 AM
I can't believe WnW still makes this color. I wore it constantly in the mid eighties, and that's what it reminds me of...Angelyne, Dale Bozzio, that type of 80s bombshell in PVC look. I think the last time I bought a tube of this was 1987. It still looks and wears great! I don't wear it a lot, but every now and then it couldn't be any more perfect! Oh yeah, in the 80s I wore it with cobalt blue shadow and liner. I think this was also WnW...
Hair Color -Clairol - Natural Instincts Rich Color Creme in #31 Coffee Creme
littlebird246 7/28/2010 10:42:00 PM
This color was so mysterious. There was only one review here, and only one on the clairol site, which was completely unhelpful although I'm convinced that the reviewer LOVED the product. Why, I don't know because she made no mention of what it did to her hair..just loved it because "it worked". Hmmm. I am a big fan of Natural Instincts. and have used it for years. I love Midnight and how it looks on me(it's in my profile pic). I know it looks black in my pic, but it isn't.it's more like a really dark charcoaly brown. I have done blue black, and it looked absolutely hideous on me, despite the fact I wear black all the time... and love it on other pale girls. But the Midnight is lightened enough to be genuinely flattering and not so stark. Unfortunately Midnight is several shades darker than my natural color, and seeing as I am pretty lazy about keeping up my haircolor, and totally DIY, what I do now is use a mix of "Clove" with a big "glug glug" of "Midnight" just so I don't have such obvious growout(lighter...which looks so much worse than dark roots!!) So I saw this new coffee creme color..Ah..would this be my holy grail? Could I stop buying 2 bottles of color and portioning them out? I had tried Ebony Mocha, but it was much too gold for me. I prefer an ashy shade. The photos on the box were vague. the black and brown hair, before and after, looked exactly the same to me not only side by side but before and after. I pored over the box, and my hair, for days, as I didn't want to waste my time like I had with the ebony mocha (having to dye it again...torture for the lazy and long haired) The information online was cryptic(except the first review here, which I felt was helpful!) Finally I decided I just needed to take one for the team and do it! How bad could it be. So, I did. I was prepared to write and say that I don't like it, but I am pleasantly surprised! It is a nice, neutral, minky, dark brown. Maybe a smidge lighter than if I mix the clove and midnight. It is definitely NOT black. It covered my 5-10% grey well, and left my hair glossy. I also left it on for 20 minutes, longer than the 10 recommended. It is quite dark though, and I could see that a lot of people might think it is too dark, or describe it as "black". I also think the color doesn't penetrate my hair much as it is not very damaged. It might end up darker if you have highlights or have lightened or permed your hair. It does look pretty much exactly like the color on the box...but my skin tone is lighter than the model on the box so it looks a little darker on me. My hair is almost long enough to sit on, fine and wavy, and in good condition. I only wash it about twice a week, and I only dye the roots about every 6-8 weeks(LAZY)as its fairly dark to begin with(med/dark ash brown), the leftover dye stain from the prior dye applications is enough to color the length permanently. ok, thats it! sorry about the long description of my hair, I know that those are the details I want to know when I research hair dye here(ie...what is the natural color...is it damaged...etc) as it really affects the results! Oh..I'm not sure if this is my HG. I'll have to repost in a few weeks when it starts to fade. I'm happy to say it could be!
I love Boi-ing. The color blends well with my skin, I can apply it quickly, and for me personally I have no problem with it settling into lines. I do have kind of dry skin. It seems to just kind of fade away gracefully over the day for me. If I want to look refreshed again, I just reapply. I have hereditary allergic/bluish circles which I've had to learn to live with over the years, I don't think there's a concealer out there that could eradicate them. But this one makes me look like I at least got a decent night's sleep.Will DEFINITELY repurchase. Oh, it's too thick for blemishes, but that's OK, I don't think any product could do dual duty there for me.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
littlebird246 3/19/2010 11:50:00 PM
This product is alright..I think it is a little darker than mac blacktrack(which i feel is grey and not black), but prone to smudge, so I have to set it with shadow. I actually really like the brush it comes with, and will use it with all my gel liners. It's good for a thicker or smoky line..it's kind of blunt and tapered and doesnt seem to be as cheap as most brushes that come with cosmetics. For me the brush is a keeper even if the product may not be. I would buy it again, but I think my HG would be a liner that didn't need to be set with shadow.Still I can't complain, I keep reaching for it over my blacktrack.
Sunscreen -La Roche Posay - Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid
littlebird246 8/17/2009 1:12:00 AM
I had been looking at this product online, and was surprised to find it at my local CVS! so I bought it. As for the consistency/smell..it's very thin and milky, and at first very slippery feeling, which surprised me. Maybe it needed to dry. It also really does not have a smell at all..which is good because I hate the smell of some of the high SPF suncreens so much I can't use them. I'm not sure how it will perform long term, but i was inspired to write a review immediately as my skin looked SO MUCH BRIGHTER the next day. I don't even know how it could happen. Iv'e been using alpha hyroxy and retinol recently, as I'm almost 40 and noticeing that the years are taking their toll...hoping to see some results..but I have never seen an improvement like this. It makes no sense! It's just a sunscreen! I didn't use anything that I don't normally use so it had to be this product that made the difference. Anyways...so far HIGHLY recommended. I'll post back if things change. p.s...I'm not sure I put this under the right product heading, although the bottle in the pic looks like the product I have. I did buy it in the US.
Well, ladies who loved this, I am happy to announce I have just purchased this product for the first time 6/09, so hopefully it has become a regular and not limited product. This stuff is GREAT. The colors are perfectly ashy, the dark brown is right between brown and charcoal, the wax works fine for me, and most remarkable of all...the brush is actually OK. Definitely good for touch ups, if I'm at home I would probably use one of my other brushes. But I highly suggest everyone run out and buy. The packaging is cheap, but at least it's half the size of the sally hansen one I've held onto for years..
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
littlebird246 11/16/2006 1:33:00 AM
I just bought this product based on the reviews here. The only thing I am disappointed is the staying power. This is the only black eyeliner Ive used that actually does fade towards the end of the day! The texture is great, the packaging is cute, but the only reason I will buy this product again is the great choice of colors. I WANT THEM ALL. I don't think I'll buy black again when I get better performance from my old fave combo of wet n wild megaliner smudged with covergirl black pencil. Definitely a great product...just not my HG of black eyeliners. If it wore longer, it would be ideal!
Formula is great I love the color and consistancy. Staying power is also good. Applicator brush SUCKS. this is the worst brush I have ever used. I use liquid liner almost every day, so I am very experienced with application...I have NO control over the brush. Don't buy this unless you plan to cut off the brush applicator and use your own. This product is so bad...it makes me wonder if anyone in the max factor product development dept actually USES liquid liner. My guess is no.
Lip Gloss -Wet 'n' Wild - glassy gloss in reflection
littlebird246 3/24/2005 2:12:00 AM
I love this, and I don't think I can actually live without it! I bought it because of the comparisons to MACs lipglass, and I am so happy i did. it just seems to form a nice protective shine over lipstick that makes it last longer and fade more evenly. I usually just dab on a little with a fingertip for a subtle sheen.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Fantastic Lash [DISCONTINUED]
littlebird246 3/22/2005 11:13:00 PM
Like how it works, Don't mind the packaging, I think the key may be frequent replacement. I noticed that mine got REALLY stinky after a month or 2, I bought another and it didn't smell bad. So I think maybe some part of it goes rancid relatively quickly...but, whatever, I have accepted that bad smelling mascara cannot be doing my eyes any good and have become a frequent replacer. I do like the way it looks and applies better than anything else i've tried, and will continue to purchase.
I just had to put in a good word for this stuff. The only problem I have with it is that it has no SPF, so I feel I can't wear it in the sun. I have fairly dry skin...so the oiliness doesnt bother me...but what I do with it is take a drop or two, and rub it between my hands with some rosewater or even tap water. this thins it out some and makes it seem less thick and oily. I also try to apply on a damp face. I find the fragrance delicious and almost intoxicating. Yum! This is my favorite moisturizer ever.
I love this stuff, and its so cheap. I really like the brush. It goes on well and stays on for a long time.