At this point I will wear no other mascara. For those of us who can't seem to keep our fingers off of our face there is simply nothing better. This mascara does not budge. Rub away...nothing. You will have to bawl your eyes out for this mascara to slip off. One thing to remember is that you cannot remove this product with make up remover. You MUST saturate your lashes in water to remove it. This works best in the shower. I think this mascara makes the case for night time showers :) As a two-ended mascara you first prime your lashes using the white end then immediately put on the mascara. Don't prime both lashes and then put mascara on. Do them one at a time. This primer does not need to set. Setting it will make you have clumpy lashes. In terms of lenth, it lengthens, but not insanely so. In terms of volume, it volumizes, but also not insanely so. This is just a good solid fail-proof mascara.
Love it. The color is incredible on my NW20 skin. It glides on smoothly and blends like a charm. Without a bit of blending it can be SLIGHTLY chalky. I wear this more than any other blush I own. I wish I could purchase it in pan form, but alas, I cannot. No big deal. I wish the wear on this were better. Nothing lasts on my skin all day, but this only lasts about 4 hours.
Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Volupte #17 Red Muse
meadowsbr 1/14/2013 5:26:00 PM
Beautiful shade, poor quality. When spending $34 on lipstick, I expect it to stay on my lips. No amount of fancy footwork could keep this product on my lips and off of my face. I experienced the bleeding of a 60 year old smoker. I wasn't even aware I had fine lines around my lips until I wore this lipstick. If feels amazing going on and the color is sensational on my NW20 skin, but unfortunately it had to go back to Sephora. My Maybelline Very Cherry is just as beautiful and a much better buy. Save your money and go to CVS.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Light Plus
meadowsbr 1/14/2013 5:21:00 PM
This product is lovely. It provides a soft finish but still a good amount of coverage. You won't look chalky with this powder. I wore this all through the summer over BB cream and my skin looked even and natural. It did not cover up my skin, but rather, commplimented it. I am NW20 and this shade appears to be made just for me. In the DC humidity I got about 6 hours wear from this product, which is pretty great and more than I generally expect. The only downside is that blush seemed to slip right off my face when applied on top of this powder. Also, once you hit pan you will think that there is more product, but you will be wrong and it is a downer.