Love this. I layer it over Clinique Lash Doubling mascara to boost the volume (I have pretty short, sparse lashes) and it works wonderfully. Only issue I have is that for about the first week of using this, the brush will pick up a lot of product, so you'll need to just scrape it off on the side of the tube until it has time to dry out slightly.
Pressed Powders -Cover Girl - Clean Oil Control Pressed Powder
mel39 5/19/2012 2:31:00 PM
I've been using this for years and any time I try something new this is what I come back to. It's nothing exceptional but it does what it's supposed to do, and doesn't seem to cake up too much as I reapply it during the day. Will keep on repurchasing until something better comes along, but you can't really beat the price.
I'm kind of torn with this foundation. I preferred the old formula to this one for the finish/staying power and the fact that it didn't cake up, but I prefer the texture of this one and it's easier to work with. The issue I'm having with it is that it really cakes up in the oily areas of my face, like my nose, chin, and between my eyebrows. I'll finish off my bottle because it was so expensive ($50 CAD) but I don't think I'm going to buy this again.
Liquid -Lancome - Teint Idole ULTRA [DISCONTINUED]
mel39 5/19/2012 2:24:00 PM
Great foundation, I preferred this to the new 24 hour Teint Idole Ultra. Dries very quickly to a satin finish, so if you are using it along with concealer for blemishes, do one section of your face at a time. Lasts all day, I only needed to use a little powder once or twice if I was wearing it from 6 in the morning to 11 at night (I have very oily skin). VERY expensive, but worth it.
Cleansers -Philosophy - the microdelivery exfoliating wash
mel39 5/19/2012 2:21:00 PM
Great as an every day gentle exfoliator. I use this on its own and with my clairsonic on days that I dont need as much exfoliation as apricot scrub gives. Pricey, but would be good for more sensitive skin that can't handle harsh abrasive scrubs.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
mel39 5/19/2012 2:19:00 PM
This is great as a makeup remover, takes everything off without much of a scrub. Great gentle cleanser, but don't expect it to help combat blemishes or problem skin, as it isn't formulated for that. I use this both with my clairsonic and on it's own, and it's just a great overall gentle cleanser/makeup remover. Very pricey
I was expecting a lot from this product, but it was just alright. It's pretty creamy, and it's ideal to apply this with fingers instead of a brush to warm it up so it blends better. Doesn't completely cover blemishes, but it would be great if you're just trying to cover redness/broken capillaries,
Blush -Tarte - Amazonian Clay Long-Wear Blush in Natural Beauty
mel39 5/19/2012 2:14:00 PM
Gorgeous colour, VERY pigmented. I have very pale skin so I only have to touch my brush to the product, so this will last forever. Packaging is great, comes with a big mirror. Lasts all day, all around a great matte blush.
One of my favorite blushes. Not super pigmented, so you do have to pick up a lot, but looks great on my NC15 skin. Packaging gets very dirty (in a black matte compact), but I think that's the only downside.
Styling Products -TiGi - Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Amplifier
mel39 2/10/2007 10:16:00 PM
Makes curls crunchy and doesn't really do much to define them. Will not repurchase