Eye Shadow -Lancome - Ombre Absolue Radiant Smoothing in 113 Erika F
msdurden08 9/5/2010 9:31:00 PM
I bought it in Jeweled Aubergine and I just love it. You can use the eyeshadows wet and the pigments are very intense. They're sparkly without being too glittery and flattering on my skintone even though I can't normally wear anything with reddish undertones. They're longlasting and blending easily. My favorite powder eyeshadow that I've found so far.
I just don't understand the positive reviews on this product. The wand is difficult and inconvenient to use, the formula irritates my eyes badly and to top it all of it looks terrible. It looks very fake and is far too liquid for my tastes.
Pressed Powders -Estee Lauder - Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder
msdurden08 9/5/2010 9:20:00 PM
I really like the "finished" look this powder gives. It complements the foundation I use well (Estee Lauder Double Wear Light). My only complaint is the very heavy scent, so while I find the powder adequate, I think next time I'll choose something without quite so much perfume to it.
While I enjoy the coverage flexibility, its overpriced for what you get. The coverage is not very long-lasting, the ingredients irritated my skin, and I was disappointed with the oil absorption.
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear LIGHT Foundation SPF10
msdurden08 2/27/2010 2:57:00 PM
I love this foundation! It gives me exactly the right amount of coverage and I don't have to apply much at all. Wearing it every day, the last package lasted 6 months. I can't comment on the skin tone issues many other reviewers have noted - it matches my skin perfectly. It feels clean and fresh - I barely notice I'm wearing makeup. I've never had any problems with it running and I've never had it wear off either, although I've never tried to wear it for longer than 12-14 hours or so. I just can't think of a single thing that makes me unhappy about this product. It does exactly what it's supposed to - provide with a light-medium coverage comfortably and effectively. I highly recommend it.
Palettes -BeneFit Cosmetics - Celebutante [DISCONTINUED]
msdurden08 2/27/2010 2:48:00 PM
A very cute gift set that's well worth the price, especially if you're not entirely familiar with BeneFit's cosmetics line (like I was when I bought this). I love every item in this set, except perhaps for their liquid blush (It's astringent and doesn't blend well for me).
Fragrances -Donna Karan - Be Delicious Fresh Blossom EDP
msdurden08 2/27/2010 2:45:00 PM
Pros: Very soft, feminine and sweet scent. Good for wearing around those who have perfume allergies as the scent is not overpowering. Very cute packaging and the package I bought came with a complimentary matching body wash. Cons: It doesn't last at all. It's gone in a few hours, so I might wear it for an evening out but has no use as an all day scent. Overall, I would not recommend this product. The initial appeal that led me to buy it is not lasting over the course of a whole bottle and I regret the purchase.
Skincare - Face -Estee Lauder - Take It Away total make up remover
msdurden08 2/27/2010 2:41:00 PM
Pros: Works really well at removing all makeup except mascara, leaves my skin feeling fresh and renewed. Easy to use. Cons: Does require a washcloth to remove, ineffective at removing mascara, scent may be too cloying for some. Overall, I would definitely recommend this product with the above caveats. I use it in conjunction with Lancome's Bi-facial eye makeup remover and I'm very happy with the combined results, but if I expected to use no other remover for mascara I would not use this product.