Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
lucyann36 11/30/2010 11:47:00 PM
This primer works very well for me; I have no creasing, and the shadows go on more intensely. It's pricey, but it works, and I'll keep purchasing it.
I like lighter makeup, and this is a fantastic accent color for me. Sometimes I apply it wet as a liner, as well. Goes on smooth and doesn't flake for me.
Lip Treatments -Burt's Bees - Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
lucyann36 11/30/2010 11:36:00 PM
My go-to lip balm. I love Burt's Bees lip balms, and this flavor in particular. I find I reapply less often - this stuff actually stays with you and works.
Misc Beauty Tools -Sephora - Duo Eyelash Brow Comb in Clear
lucyann36 11/30/2010 11:33:00 PM
Inexpensive, works well, and travels well. What's not to like?
Primer/ Corrector -Make Up For Ever - HD Microperfecting Primer in 1 Green
lucyann36 11/30/2010 11:31:00 PM
This product does exactly what I want it to do - covers redness and smooths out my skin. The only time I've experienced actual green tinting was when I purposely slathered the stuff on really thickly to protect my sensitive skin from oily stage makeup (and of course, once the stage makeup was on, the slight green tint was immaterial). It does put up a great barrier on my skin to protect it from the stage stuff. In everyday use, it takes away redness and smooths out my skin tone. It's got a hefty price tag, but the bottle does last a very long time. For me, it's worth it.
This blush is almost right for my skin tone, but not quite. It's workable, but I need something a little pinker. I love the blush itself, however - goes on light but allows you to build, so you can choose your intensity. Great staying power, and feels good on my skin.
I love the idea of a stain, but I find it difficult to get even color with this product, and the packaging is not ideal.
Fantastic - makes your lip color behave without announcing its own presence.
Lipstick -Clinique - Almost Lipstick - Black Honey
lucyann36 11/30/2010 11:03:00 PM
I really hate wearing lipstick, so for me to find a product with lipstick in the name that I buy over and over is a minor miracle. This apparently universally flattering shade gives me just the right amount of finish without tipping me over the edge into clown. I love it!
I really wanted to like this. Unfortunately, for me, it goes on too dark and then fades too quickly, leaving a very short window in which it looks great. In addition, I found it quite drying, which I really don't need.
Mascara -Maybelline - Great Lash Mascara Waterproof
lucyann36 11/30/2010 10:58:00 PM
This does nothing for my lashes, and has no staying power. Ugh.
This was my first experience with liquid eyeliner, and I thought the stuff just wasn't for me. I was particularly not impressed with the applicator, which in my opinion makes it nearly impossible to get good control.
Eyeliner -New York Color - Eye Liner Pencil in White
lucyann36 11/30/2010 10:55:00 PM
I found this pencil far too hard and waxy to use as an eye pencil. I won't be buying again. I do use it to draw guiding lines when I pluck my eyebrows, so it's not a total waste, I guess.
I use this as brow gel, it works beautifully for that purpose, and the price is right.
Very nice light base color. I'm very fair, and often I want a finished look without slapping on the war paint. This does the trick nicely.