I love this lip liner. It's pricey unfortunately but for my lips and skin tone, it's the perfect color. As a reference, it's slightly deeper than Rimmel Addiction. Perhaps it's helpful to know that I recently tried Boots No. 7 nude and that color on me is too orange-y. It's so difficult to find a good mlbb lip liner that I can just use to make my lips look a little more polished and add a touch of lip balm over the top for a natural/neutral look. For me, this liner and the Rimmel one are the winners so far. I will probably look for a dupe though because it is kind of pricey to repurchase. If I don't find one, I would repurchase.
Skincare - Face -Jan Marini - Bioglycolic Facial Lotion
liz_munroe 1/30/2012 12:36:00 AM
I love this along with the c-esta serum. It is not like bioclear-- that stuff is too much on my skin and makes my skin wig out and even will cause me to have flare ups because my skin is too sensitive for ibioclear but the "plain" :) bioglycolic lotion really makes my skin even and soft. I have been using it for years.
Cleansers -Jan Marini - Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser
liz_munroe 1/30/2012 12:31:00 AM
Good stuff but I find that it won't remove my sunscreen so I only use it in the morning or after I use another more "sudsy" cleanser first. It is excellent for removing dead skin cells and leaves my skin soft and ready for the other steps.
My everyday HG blush. If it were a tad pinker, I'd be ok with that too. It's not particularly pinkish, just a soft nude(?) slighly peach natural color to warm up my complexion. I go for a polished no-makeup look usually.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
liz_munroe 1/28/2012 2:26:00 AM
I take good care of my skin in general (Jan Marini) and I use this as my foundation in porcelain. I feel like there could something better out there in the world but I can't be bothered to hunt for it. I will continue to use it.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Hayashi Emergency 911 Reconstructor
liz_munroe 1/28/2012 2:21:00 AM
I have highlighted 3a-3b hair and this stuff is awesome! I alternate between this and Bioloage ultra conditioning balm and my hair is always healthy and curly even though I do blonde highlights every 8-10 weeks. About twice a year I'll do an aphogee treatment but with this stuff, I don't need to very often. My one complaint is that it's kind of pricey but I have a lot of hair.
Conditioner -Matrix - Biolage Ultra Hydrating Conditioning Balm
liz_munroe 1/28/2012 2:13:00 AM
I have highlighted 3a-3b hair and I've been using this for years. I alternate with different protein treatments. Love this stuff.
I love c-esta and always come back to it. I've probably bought six bottles over the years. I have tried other vitamin c products to see if I could find something better but for me, nope, this is the one. c-esta serum along with the bioglycolic lotion just works perfectly for me. My skin looks great.
Treatments -Joico - k-pak deep penetrating reconstructor
liz_munroe 1/24/2010 6:39:00 PM
This stuff works! I have tried Aphogee, FF protein RX, Hiyashi emergency protein and a few others.The Joico is the most effective. I'm really sick of the Aphogee mess/stink/fuss when this is so much easier and works as well if not better. I'm going to buy a bigger container -- it's going into the regular rotation.
I love this color in my crease when I am doing a very natural/nude eye. It reminds me of Mac Kid which I also love but Naked is a little lighter than Kid and ever so slightly more peach toned (warmer?) but it's not peach if that makes any sense. Naked is a very natural color that can give eyes some depth or if you are not super pale, it could be a perfect lid but better color. This is a product that I use every time when I do a full face of "work makeup". I can't say I use it everyday because sometimes I just put on a little blush, concealer, lip balm and mascara and say to heck with the whole makeup routine today. :-) I will definitely repurchase when I need to.
This made me break out! Awful!