As a bona fide red lipstick girl, Russian Red ranks among my top two. I can't live without it. If you use Prep + Prime beforehand, don't worry about it being too drying or fading. It's amazing.
Definitely a must have for a red lipstick girl like me. Keeps my lipstick from bleeding and fading for over 3 hours. Doesn't even smell!
Tinted Moisturizer -Smashbox - Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
myfakeyelashes 2/27/2010 10:59:00 PM
I mix this in Luminous with my Clinique liquid foundation and I LOVE it. It was completely worth the money. My skin looks natural and healthy and though it's acne prone, hasn't broken out at all. Definitely a necessity in my daily makeup routine.
I use the "crease" shade for my eyebrows! It's very similar to NARS Bellisssima and gets the job done just as well. It's a greyish-brown shade that works well with my blonde hair/blue eyes.
I've been using Clinique's "Soft Brown" eyebrow shaper since 2005 --- I'm blonde/blue eyed/fair-skinned sans tanning. It's been OK, but a recent visit to the NARS counter at Nordstrom changed my ways. The SA introduced to me to the NARS eye pencil in Jodhpur, and I think I'm hooked. It lasts all day compared to the drugstore eye pencils and works well mixed with different eye shadows applied with a brow brush. I'll repurchase.
Perfect for brow touch-ups. I'll definitely repurchase. Easy to use, painless, great for in-between waxes.
Lancome mascaras are the best. Period. And I loved Hypnose, so I figured, Why not take a chance on a bigger, more dramatic version? But here's the deal with me and Hypnose Drama. It's a great mascara for me. My eyelashes are longer, fuller, perfect --- for a few hours. Then it just fades away. It doesn't flake, it just seems to evaporate. If it didn't do this, it'd be my perfect mascara.
This is actually my silver-haired dad's shampoo. I swiped it while I was visiting my parents. When I'm at my own apartment, I use Clairol's Shimmer Lights once a week to tone my blonde -- I just went back after being chocolate brown and they have been relatively brassy highlights. But I hate the smell of Shimmer Lights, and it's kind of drying on my fragile hair. Not so with So Silver. My dad has been using this for years and I can see why. It smells much better and doesn't linger for days and it left my hair feeling a lot smoother than Shimmer Lights. I think I'll switch over. The brassy tones are gone and my highlights look shiny and healthy!
A friend working at a magazine sent me this lipstick last year and after using it a few times and forgetting it, I rediscovered it in a box and tried it again. I'm a red lipstick devotee-- I got my first tube at 14 and haven't looked back since. I wear MAC Red and MAC Brave Red lately, with NARS Indian Red coming in a close third. Anyway, Kryolan's red is a serious true red. The color is pretty, but I hate the old-lady smell. If it didn't have the fragrance, I'd love it. (Chanel's lipstick smells like this too.) It lasts forever and doesn't bleed, which is a plus. I'll keep it in my arsenal as a backup, but I'm not sure it'll be in regular rotation.
Not sure it has changed my skin tone (actually I'm pretty sure it hasn't) but I do like the foundation and its consistency. I wanted something like a more tinted tinted moisturizer and that's what this is -- it covers my imperfections (and there are plenty) and looks dewy and glowy. The Ivory was WAY too pink for my skin despite it having no pink (according to the Clinique lady) but the Cremewhip seems to be much better. I'll keep buying it; maybe it will eventually fade my acne scars.
Good enough dupe for the Chanel Jade for me! It's discontinued so eBay is your best bet. Needs 4-5 coats to make it ultimate-opaque, and doesn't have that shimmer kick of the Chanel, but it works for me. It's a really pretty color too and I get compliments every time I wear it.
There's a learning curve for this but after being burnt out by gel eyeliners (MAC Fluidline and Stila Smudge Pots), I decided to try it. At $27 it's spendy, but it is BLACK, and it doesn't budge -- at least, not on me. So far I'm happy with it; like I said, it's kind of tricky at first but I think I've gotten the hang of it. I generally do a slight cat eye most days of the week, so the fact that the Eyeliner Stylo is pointed and buildable makes it a perfect tool for me.
Lotions/ Creams -Lac Hydrin - Lac-Hydrin Five Moisturizing Lotion
myfakeyelashes 11/13/2009 2:03:00 PM
ONLY thing that has worked for my KP. I'll bite the $14 the bottle costs because it lasts me forever -- you only need a little bit -- and it WORKS. Trust me. I've had KP since I was six and it's gone! Now, how to fade the spots?
AMAZING. Waited to buy this forever--it's kind of expensive at $34 but for how many shadows you get, it's worth it. They are beautiful, shimmery, highly pigmented, and totally flattering to my blue eyes. I'll use it every day, because I can do smoky eyes with the darker colors or day-to-day shimmery sand beige. The greens are gorgeous!
My absolute favorite red ever, and I've been a red lipstick girl since I was 14. Stays on for hours but doesn't kiss off too easily, looks amazing with whatever makeup I'm wearing, perfect. I hope they never, ever discontinue it. I love Daredevil too.