Toners -Shiseido - The Skincare Hydro-Nourishing Softener
loveuntold 10/3/2007 7:35:00 PM
I LOVE this product! I was using the Hydro-Balancing softener, but I switched to this one and I am so glad that I did! The consistency is very odd... it's gel-like, but it soaks into my skin immediately. It has light exfoliating properties, and it leaves my skin glowing and soft. When i apply my moisturizer after this, it seems to soak in better as well. I love love love this product, and I never want to be without it again!
Loose Powders -Prescriptives - Magic Liquid Powder
loveuntold 8/20/2007 11:10:00 PM
This product is okay at best. I love how it feels when it's going on... it feels very cool and almost wet. That's the novelty of it, I guess. The look of it on my face, however, is a different story. It has a bit too much shimmer for my liking, and it's too dark for my super pale skin. There's nothing magical about it as far as I'm concerned.
I don't really have a need for a heavy eye cream yet, so I have no problems using just this. I am very fair and I have bad dark circles under my eyes. I pat this on every morning, and it helps them so much! I even use it on my eyelids to help with the purplish color on them. It does have a nice soothing effect as well. I've had my tube for about 2 months, and it's nowhere near even halfway gone, so this product is worth the investment for me (and my dark circles, haha.)
I absolutely adore these shadows! I have never been a fan of cream shadows, as they crease like crazy on me, but these dry to a beautiful powdery finish with absolutely no creasing. They all have a translucent, shimmery (not glittery) sheen to them. They go on sheer, but you can build up the color to be as intense as necessary. They're super easy to apply (I use either my finger or a small eyeshadow brush) and blend. At $23 USD, these may seem like a splurge... but, really, you only have to use a tiny bit of the product each time you use it, so it will last you forever!
Eye Shadow -Shiseido - Hydro-Powder Eye Shadow in H2 / Whitelights
loveuntold 8/13/2007 10:35:00 AM
I love these Hydro Power shadows! Whitelights is a shimmery (not glittery), translucent white shade. I use this every day as a highlighter for my browbone, but it also works great as a sheer wash all over my eyelid. I never had much luck with cream shadows, but this never creases and it stays on all day long. $23 USD is a bit much to pay for an eye shadow, but this little pot is going to last me forever! I am in love!
I LOVE this eyeshadow. Love, love, love! One me (Ms. Super Pale), it's a shimmering beige color with silver undertones and tons of silver glitter. It seems to even have a green cast to it sometimes, depending on what I wear it with. Yes, the glitter falls all over my face, but I couldn't care less. It's a small price to pay for such a gorgeous color. The texture is smooth and the staying power is long, like all Urban Decay shadows.
Cleansers -Shiseido - The Skincare Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam
loveuntold 8/13/2007 10:19:00 AM
Shiseido's Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam is a part of their newly reformulated The Skincare line. $28 USD seems pretty pricey for a cleanser, but because you use so little of it (about the size of a pea - if that - does your entire face!), it's justifiable. I adore the scent of this product! It's very light... almost like honeysuckle. I love the foaming action, and it is gentle enough that it doesn't irritate my eyes if i use it to take my eye makeup off. What I really like about this product is the fact that it leaves my skin feeling more moisturized after using it. The only reason I took a lippy off is because of the fact that, if I'm wearing a full face of makeup, I feel like I have to wash twice to get every bit of makeup off. This, along with the rest of the Skincare line, has given my skin a glow that it's never had before!
Liquid -L'Oreal - Cashmere Perfect Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
loveuntold 7/24/2004 4:30:00 PM
I absolutely love this foundation! I used to use L'Oreal Mattique, but this is so much better. I really don't have to use powder over this, which shocked me. After hours and hours of wear, I still wasn't oily or shiny! It feels lovely going on and provides sheer to medium coverage that lasts. Definitely my new holy grail!
I bought this in Born to Be Bronzed. This product was so disappointing! Like another reviewer, I was mislead into thinking that these were powder shadows... unfortunately, they're cream shadows and they creased like mad. They are barely pigmented; I had to pile these on to get even a hint of color. I'm about as pale as you can possibly be, so I'm guessing these won't work at all on darker skintones. This was a cute concept, but that definitely doesn't justify the $8 price tag.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lip Gloss - Toast to Shine [DISCONTINUED]
loveuntold 6/11/2004 10:41:00 PM
Firstly, I love the packaging and the non-sticky texture of this gloss. That being said, Toast to Shine just will not work for me. I'm a PPP who can pull off a frosty pink lipgloss, but the frosty champagne color just does not look good on me. I even tried it with smoky eyes to no avail. It washes me out, makes my lips blend in with my face, and just plain looks stupid. This is probably best for ladies with darker skintones. Beware, though, this is VERY frosty!
Eye Shadow -Physicians Formula - virtual eyes-down to earth
loveuntold 6/6/2004 11:26:00 PM
This is definitely a unique addition to my shadow collection! It is a warm medium brown color that flashes green and gold iridesence when the light hits it. I love duo-toned shadows, so I adore this! My boyfriend commented that it looked like a fish... and I suppose it kind of does. Definitely in a good way, though, haha. Anyway, the packaging really does suck, but I just use my finger to apply it... no problem at all. The staying power is nice and it's available at Big Lots for just $1.49, so it's definitely affordable! Don't pass this one up!
Conditioner -Neutrogena - Triple Moisture daily deep conditioner
loveuntold 5/29/2004 4:45:00 PM
This conditioner is AWESOME. I have heat-styled, color-treated (in other words, very dry) hair and it takes a heavy duty conditioner to keep it in line. This product moisturizes it like crazy and keeps my flyaways at bay. My hair looked shiny, smooth, and healthy after just one use. I have been using it for weeks and, as of yet, there is no buildup. Although I'm not a huge fan of the strange scent, this has replaced Feria as my holy grail!
Liquid -L'Oreal - Mattique Liquid Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
loveuntold 5/24/2004 6:20:00 PM
Holy grail! Holy grail! I LOVE this stuff! After an endless stream of foundations that left me disgustingly oily and shiny within a few hours, I found this. Firstly, it gained points with me simply because it was light enough to match my complexion (I'm VERY pale.) It goes on completely matte, but it doesn't look pasty. As the day wears on, this stuff doesn't seem to budge and (thankfully) doesn't make me oily. It's also buildable and sinks right into my skin, rather than laying there looking cakey. I love it!
Tinted Moisturizer -Cover Girl - CG Smoothers Tinted Moisturizer Fair to Light
loveuntold 5/24/2004 12:51:00 PM
I wanted to love this, but it just didn't work for me. Although it is quite sheer (and really didn't offer much coverage at all), it still managed to make my very pale skin look orangey. Also, for being a tinted moisturizer, it wasn't very moisturizing! Not to mention it had that icky Cover Girl smell. The only redeeming quality is the SPF 15, but other than that... it's no good.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Super Lustrous - Tickled Pink (LE)
loveuntold 5/16/2004 11:12:00 PM
This is a very pretty, sheer lipgloss. It goes on a baby pink color with the tiniest bit of shimmer and a ton of shine. My lips aren't very pigmented, but this gloss still didn't add very much color. I'm not sure how it would fare on ladies with highly-pigmented lips. The texture is nice - very smooth and not sticky at all - and the staying power is fairly decent. There is a light scent, but it's not overpowering or offensive at all. All in all, it's a nice, YLBB gloss.