I've had this eyeshadow forever. I find it too dark to use over my whole eye, but I use it a lot mainly as a liner for my top lid just above my lash line or as dark shading blended in with one or two lighter colours. I find that it stays pretty well all day, sometimes if I use it as a liner and leave a little too much on, it'll rub off on the upper part of my eyelid where my lashes meet my eye socket area, but not very much.
Lipstick -Clinique - Almost Lipstick - Black Honey
loverlyevie 12/28/2010 10:11:00 PM
One of my absolute staples. Goes on like a lip balm and leaves a very sheer cherry-coloured stain on your lips. Perfect for everywhere. I use it every single day and one tube lasts forever. I'm only running out of my first tube now and I've had it for at least a year or two. My lips are very sensitive and flake if I wear lip gloss, but this is a perfect alternative!
I love this lipstick! My lips are very sensitive and often flake when I use lipglosses, certain lipsticks, and even some lip chaps. This does not cause any flaking and goes on beautifully! It's a gorgeous colour that is very versatile. I can wear it to a formal event day or night, or even if I'm going out in jeans and a t-shirt for a coffee date.
This has become my new staple! I was using last blast volume until this came out, which answered my prayers. It combines the volume and length formulas into one, essentially. I love it! Before this, I used Great Lash, but I much prefer the brush on this one, it seperates my lashes and provides and even coat of the mascara to all of them. I don't even find it necessary to curl my lashes. And it doesn't look cakey, it doesnt flake off unless you rub your eyes, it doesnt smudge easily. LOVE IT! :)
Moisturizers -La Roche Posay - Effaclar H Compensating Sothing Moisturizer
loverlyevie 12/28/2010 9:56:00 PM
I'm using Benzaclin and Retin-A Micro on my skin right now for breakouts, which makes my skin very dry and sensitive. My dermatologist recommended getting a moisturizer from La Roche Posay, and when I saw that it was for "oily skin made fragile by over-drying skincare" I was sold. I use about a pea-sized amount (sometimes a little more) basically every morning after applying my perscription cream, and sometimes it burns a little if my skin is extra dry or if I haven't applied it the day before, but this subsides within a few minutes. It leaves my skin feeling very soft without getting too oily and I haven't had an issue with breakouts yet! My only qualm (besides the burning sensation) is how expensive it is for such a small amount!
I've been using this foundation for several months. It's great for providing a sheer layer of coverage, just to even out skin tone, but I found that it doesn't do much for imperfections such as spots and scars. I also found that it caused my skin to break out around my chin and left my face feeling pretty oily by the end of the day. It's a satisfactory product but for how expensive it is I expect more.