Treatments -L'Oreal - Skin Genesis Pore minimizing Skin Re-Smoother
mzgrvr 7/21/2009 9:55:00 AM
I really love this product-I have been using it for 3 months and really feel that it has reached its full potential at this point. I have enlarged pores, granted to me by heredity, and this is the first product that I have ever used that I really feel does as advertised. I use it on my clean face, and follow with my moisturizer. It is lightweight, it doesn't have an offensive smell, and I like the pump bottle. It allows for all of the product to be delivered and I don't have to worry about not getting every drop out of the bottle. The price is steep for a drugstore product, but because it works I am willing to shell out cash. Although I still have visible pores, this product has improved them greatly.
On my quest for the perfect primer, I decided to swap for this product. It has an outrageous price tag IMHO...$38 seems a little steep for the amount of product you recieve, so I feel that in swapping for it, I saved some $$.
The consistiancy of this product is somewhere between a gel and a wax, almost reminds me of prodcuts I used on my hair when it was short. You only need the smallest amount of this product and it really works wonderfully under "wet" foundations. I use TM or a very light foundation in the summer, and this is the best primer I have found for under these products. I DO NOT however like it under my BE foundation, which alot of woman swear by...I have gigantic pores and this did nothing to minimize the look of them...I much prefer Clinique Instant Pore Perfector for winter, when I am an avid BE fan.
I did not have any breakouts as a result of this product which I find amazing considering it looks like something that would break out even the most brazen of complexions...Smashbox has a great thing here, I just wish the price was a little more resonable.
I really like Mata Hari...I must admit that NARS blushes have a way of roping me in...
Mata Hari is one of the tried and true colors that I have opted not to swap away(I swapped a way Orgasm,Sin and Deep Throat for their non-uniqueness).
Mata Hari can be sheer when applied lightly or built for a heavier layer of nuetral pink that does not overpower the rest of your makeup. I would buy again, but I doubt I will have too...I am a PPP w/nuetral undertones and dark brown hair.
I am NOT impressed with BE's Brushless Mascara...It goes on clumpy, and I do mean clumpy...It flakes off after about 3 hours and ends up all over your cheeks. In my opinion BE should stick with the minerals it does so well and stay out of the other areas of makeup, including mascaras, lipsticks and lipliners.
I swapped for this lipglass and I am so happy I did...It is possibly my most favorite lipglass...and that is not an easy thing for me to say...
Zazoom is the most amazing blue based pink with multi-colored micro glitter. It is a little pale for me in the winter, but is perfect for summer when I get a little color. It goes on like most lipglasses, although it is the newer formula that is not as thick as the older formula. I really love it!
I am a PPP on a normal basis, but in the summer I darken up to a LLL! I have a nuetral complexion and dark brown hair.
A great alternative to BE's Clear Radiance which is much more geared toward cool complexions.
Warm Radiance is much more a bronzer IMHO than it is an "All Over Face Color", it gives you a nice warm glow to your face and can be used under foundation or over foundation, whatever you decide. It has a small amount of glimmer that is much more noticable in the pot than when applied.
I dipped my Buzz Latte in this recently and it made a gorgeous lip color.
Part of the recent QVC TSV in June. It is now available in the larger size on QVC.
I am a nuetral PPP w/brown hair and eyes.
What a great nuetral color from BE...not that BE doesn't make a slew of colors that closely resemble this shade...because the do...Bisque,Vanilla Sugar,Soul and I am sure a few that I can't think of right now. Besides that...
Well Rested is my favorite color from the recent Wish Kit that QVC offered as a TSV in June.
It is a great off white that works wonders as a base color before shadows OR can be a great wash for a day when all you really want is just a little bit of color to even out your eye area. Very nuetral and can be applied TOO heavily and become chalky, but with a light hand a great color, that I am glad was included in a kit, so I didn't have to pay $14 for one shade.
I am a nuetral toned PPP w/brown hair and eyes.
I must agree with other reviewers, this color is very similar to Maiden in Raisen, seems that the biggest difference is the glitter particles are much bigger and more noticable on lips...I do get color payoff from this shade however.
It is a nice bronzy pink packed with micro fine glitter pieces that don't feel chunky on the lips at all. It is VERY sticky and I save it for "pull your hair back" days or my hair is endlessly getting caught up in it. I am not dissapointed with this purchace, especially since I had a $2 off coupon and they were buy one get one free at Walgreens making them about $3.50. I also purchaced Glory.
I have to disagree with most of the posters on this product...
I am not overly impressed with this brush set. There are things about it that I love, especially the packaging, I also like the silver handles. There are more things that I really don't like, the first and formost being that the brushes are not very soft when compared to my other brushes(Mostly Bobbi Brown, Cargo, MAC and Cat Cosmetics). I can also say that it is not nearly the quality of Sephora's Professional Brush Set...just not as soft, and most of all does not wash up as nicely as other brushes. IMHO it is a sub standard set, that is probably best suited for poeple that don't have any high-end brushes, just too much to compare it to(and come up short) for my collection.
My first NARS lip product. I swapped for this item, and am not sorry...a pretty raspberry shade with a decent amount of shimmer. I was afraid of the scent after reading so many reviews stating that the lip laquer's smelled...but albeit, mine does not smell offensive at all. The pot is a little cumbersome, but does not take away from the outstanding quality of this gloss. Not to tacky and not overly sticky, wears a decent amount of time for a gloss and one pot should last awhile. I have set up swaps for 2 more shades of the laquer based on my initial liking of Eros. I am a PPP w/nuetral undertones.
I am VERY impressed with Aveda shadows...I have bought 9 in the last month...and an Enviromental 16 Pan Compact and have not been disapointed with any of them.
The very concept of Aveda should let people know that the colors are going to be very earthy and not bizzare, just great classic colors that are packed full of the "all natural" philosophy that is Aveda. I am not saying that the line is boring or dull, but the colors are going to work well for most...the purples are flattering, the greens are amazing, blues wearable, and the nuetrals stand out among a market flooded with not so unique nuetral shades.
I too have no complaints about buying the compact...it is an awesome compact that I did not think twice about purchacing...the shadows fit nicely and now I have room to expand my collection, which I plan on doing.
The formulation of these shadows is comparable with many high end brands, silky, smooth, some are almost creamy. Application can be sheer or built for more dramatic effect. I am so happy that I listened to all the raves on these shadows and stepped out of my comfort zone(BE&MAC) and decided to try this line.
I love everything about Urban Decay Lipgunks except the packaging, The tube has a way of looking way older than it is if you put it in your purse, I keep my l/g in a nice little makeup bag inside my purse, but somehow these tubes still get all scratched up and the lettering comes off quickly, looks kinda gross after a very short time....
The contents of the tube are a different story...I love all of the Lipgunks I own, they smell divine, the formulation is excellent and I love the glitter that most have. A very fun product that fits into my makeup style. I have HotPants(a medium pink with silver shimmer),AC/DC(a medium berry with silver shimmer),SWF(a light pink w/silver shimmer),Cherry(a light pink with minimal shimmer if any)I also have two more coming in swaps Big Bang and Gash, so I cannot comment on thier color yet.
Each and every one has a different scent that it reminicent of candy that I used to eat when I was little. I love these sleek little tubes.
HG Status Product.
This foundation is so wonderful for my skin. I have been using BE for over a year. I am still on the original tub, it takes such a small amount of this product to achieve a wonderful finish.
BE foundation does leave a shiney finish, but can be elimanted with the Mineral Veil or any powder of your choice. I feel bad for the ladies who have broken out from this product, my face is actually in better condition than it has ever been since I started using foundation 15+ years ago, even my monthly hormonal breakouts have ceased.
Another thing that needs to be mentioned is the BE foundation can, if not applied correctly, make already large pores appear even larger...I have solved this problem by applying with a Kabuki brush(I love BB) and finding the right primer(I use Clinique Instant Pore Perfector). There is a definate learning curve for application technique, but once you get it down, foundation application is a breeze.Coverage can be built by layering the foundation...I do switch to TM in ths summer because the coverage of BE is just too much for the look I go for when it gets warm.
I am a PPP w/nuetral undertones and #1 is a good match for me, I mix a small amount of #3 in just to add some color in my complexion. I also use Summer Bisque(BE) to cover the redness in my cheeks and my dark circles!
I'm really impressed with the quality of this shadow, I bought it in a collection called "Story in Pink" from QVC. Came with Perfect Pink Cosmetic and Sophia Lipgloss.
Encoded is a shimmery frosty light pink toned lavendar. The formulation is smooth and not chalky, staying power is great. I have found that applying this with a sponge tip applicator makes the color more opaque and also increases staying power.
Looks great as a brow bone shadw with all of my pink and purples. I can absolutly see using this color and a thick line of dark eyeliner only when summer rolls around.
Eye Shadow -Lancome - Maquiriche Eyeshadow in Plumage
mzgrvr 3/1/2004 9:37:00 PM
Gorgeous, a real stand out in my mu collection, and this is not easy if you figure out exactly how many purple shadows I own. Plumage is a deep purple that is packed with silver shimmer. Looks amazing with Angora and Mauve Luster. My first Lancome Shadows, came in a PWP kit.