This is a beautiful, clear red - good pigment & pretty long lasting, doesn't dry my lips out. I think it could easily be made alittle more sheer by using it with lip balm. I don't wear red very often and had forgotten I had this little beauty so I just blew about $20 on a Trish McEvoy red that I don't like as much as this. Ah, well. My coloring is very fair with blonde hair, blue eyes.
Shampoo -Clairol - Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo
mkbegovich 12/3/2006 9:21:00 PM
Love this stuff - makes my hair feel very soft and it really makes it shiny. I'm on my 3rd bottle!
Pressed Powders -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Mineral Face Powder
mkbegovich 11/1/2006 8:48:00 PM
I'm on the fence on this one. I doubt I'll repurchase it only because it doesn't control the shine as long as I'd like. On the flip side, I reapply it several times during the day and it doesn't cake up and look gross. Still I think there's something better out there. I do kind of like the packaging, though. The only thing is the mirror us directly under the powder so I have to put the brush on the powder then flip the mirror back up unless I actually am in front of a mirror. A tad inconvenient when I'm sitting at my desk or driving.
This is a great non-clumping mascara. It doesn't "fatten" them up but by golly they're spidery when I'm finished. I don't curl my lashes, so I don't know how they'd hold up to that - if you wiggle the brush as you apply, it definitely separates and lengthens the lashes which is what I was going for.
I can't believe it but it works!! I started using it exactly two weeks ago and my face is clearing up and is less oily. Wow. You have no idea how amazing this is unless you've lived with acne. It's horrible. I take the pills faithfully and use the cream twice a day with a very light moisturizing lotion applied about 10 min. after the cream with great results. Basically, just follow the instructions on the box. Also make sure your skin is dry before applying the cream or it can be alittle irritating. For the record, I have been to 3 different dermatologists over the past 15 yrs. and been on all types of medications including oral antibiotics, topical creams, gels and lotions, Accutane (very effective but very hard on the body) and ProActiv (decent results but alot of steps to go thru for mediocre results). I wish I'd known about this years ago!
Pressed Powders -Almay - Clear Complexion Light & Perfect Pressed Powder
mkbegovich 10/1/2006 9:56:00 PM
This powder was decent for my oily skin - not miraculous, but decent - but I am so disappointed that after about 2 wks. it has broken into a million pieces. It's way too fragile for a compact powder. I thought it was a bit expensive for a drug store purchase, anyway...definitely now that it hasn't lasted very long at all. I won't be repurchasing.
I'm not really sure why I bought this product; not really sure why it's supposed to be better than a plain old self-tanning product. It was tediously slow to develop color and I really did hate the smell. I bought both body and face types in the lightest color (I'm very fair). I'm back to my good old Neutrogena bronzing foam because a) I can tell where I'm putting it so less streaking and b) it gives instant color then deepens over the next few hours and I don't have to reapply it day in and day out.
Powder -Neutrogena - mineral sheers mineral powder foundation-fair to light
mkbegovich 3/25/2006 8:08:00 PM
I think I'll repurchase - this is a very sheer, powder foundation so I guess if you go into it without high coverage expecatations, that's a plus. I've used it a few days now and have decided that I like it. If I need to, I use concealer under it (I definitely need that in the eye area), then apply. Just follow the instructions on the package - it's a no-brainer. Gives a nice finish if you're not expecting alot of coverage. I personally have to blot and reapply powder during the day, but that's no big deal. I would recommend for someone looking for a natural look foundation with a bit of "illumination" to it. It's definitely not a matte, caked on looking foundation.
I really like this lipgloss as an every day medium rose shade. I'm fair and it seems to perk up my complexion a bit. It could last longer - not drying on me but needs to be reapplied more often than I'd like to keep the color going. I plan on repurchasing this shade. I also like the way it goes on - very convenient packaging.
Every magazine article I read raves about this product but I found it didn't even last till lunch. Not good. Poor coverage. I have oily skin so maybe this only works on normal to dry. Will not repurchase.
Powder -Cover Girl - CoverGirl Ultimate Finish Cream to Powder Makeup
mkbegovich 8/22/2005 1:48:00 PM
I liked this at first - it does go on nicely and feels good but after awhile it was starting to go orange on my oilier days. After about 1 and a half weeks I developed huge acne cysts - had about 3 going. Very unattractive not to mention uncomfortable. So I won't be repurchasing. It may be a good one if you have normal skin (not too dry, not too oily).
I've just started using this and so far so good. I'm alittle leary after reading these reviews - I have oily acne prone skin so we'll see. Yes, my skin does need blotting during the day but it doesn't matter what I use, that's always the case. Annoying but that's the way it is. I love the coverage - medium but not caked on looking. It blends in very well (I do use a light moisturizer first) and seems to just even out my complexion. The color stays consistent all day long. I just blot and powder as needed throughout the day.
Foundations -Cover Girl - Advanced Radiance Age-Defying Makeup
mkbegovich 7/30/2005 5:18:00 PM
I just started using this so I may be a bit premature but so far I really like it. I have such a problem with CG foundations turning orange on my pretty fair, oily skin but this makes my face look, well, nice. I don't feel like I'm wearing a mask and yet my complexion is even. Coverage seems to be medium which is just what I like. I purchased this in classic ivory (I'm a MAC 15/20) and it seems to work. I'll update if I start developing huge acne or something but for the price (around 9 bucks @ Walmart) I think I'll use it again.
Polishes -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Nail Polish (any color)
mkbegovich 6/19/2005 12:53:00 AM
I now have these in 3 colors (all frosts) and love them. I'm very hard on polish and normally frosts chip off right away but not these. Wow - they really last at least 5 days which for me is great. They wear down on the tips - no biggie. It does take about 3 coats but it dries so fast between coats that it's not a problem. I'm very impatient when painting my nails so that's a plus for me. I'm very pleased with this polish.
Love these things. I have about 4 colors but use almost daily Sun Gloss and Rock Star. Rock Star also doubles as my brow liner, too, when applied with the correct brush. I always, always apply foundation and powder to my lids before applying eyeshadow so these last all day long for me, rarely creasing. You can't beat the price, color selection and quality.