Moisturizers -Avon - ANEW Retroactive plus night repair cream
nicole420pm 6/29/2008 1:05:00 AM
For a night cream, this is good. Better than the day version, which somehow doesn't do the job for me. My face feels a little dry a little while after applying. I'm 24, so maybe a little on the young side for anti-aging products, but overall I liked this product but wasn't swept off my feet. Still looking...
Bronzers -Rimmel - Natural Bronzer - 027 Sun dance
nicole420pm 6/29/2008 1:01:00 AM
For a drugstore product, this bronzer is pretty good. Not too orangey. I like Physician's Formula bronzers better, but no complaints.
Eye Shadow -Rimmel - Colour Rush Quad in Smoky Purple
nicole420pm 6/29/2008 12:14:00 AM
Quality is lacking, I would not recommend. The only color I really like in the quad is the darkest, the medium is okay as well. I really like the darkest purple color, so I may buy again. Looking for the color in a better brand.
Eye Shadow -Victoria's Secret - Beauty Rush Luminous Shadow in Tons O' Plum
nicole420pm 6/29/2008 12:11:00 AM
Not expensive, and a great loose shadow. I have this particular shadow and love it. I like the color selection as well.
Eh - not horrible, definitely not great. If you like cake or gel liners (which I do, when used correctly they can provide a perfectly dramatic line), spring for a better one - Smashbox makes a great one. If you are using this liner, do NOT use the liner brush that comes with it - it is horrible. Use an eyeliner brush.
I have dark circles and this is hands down the best concealer out there. I use Beige and I would recommend actually looking at samples to determine your shade, as the web representations I saw did not match the product. If you have bad circles, buy this.
One of the better concealers, not TOO creamy like some, which have a tendency to settle into the creases under your eye. Similar to Dermablend Quick-Fix except Dermablend is much better (though more money as well). If you are currently using a drugstore concealer, than try this, it is definitely an upgrade. However, if you need a heavy duty concealer to cover up dark circles and you want it to last all day, try Dermablend or Benefit concealers.
I have dark circles that range, depending on my stress level and sleeping habits, from bad to absolutely horrible. When your dark circles have a purplish tone to them, you must use yellow concealer as a base. It makes a huge difference. That said, I have used many different kinds, and physicians formula always has the best (drugstore) yellow concealer. I tried this particular one and have found that the liquid texture is ideal for using under a more substantial cream skin color concealer. I'm not positive if the "Rx" claims holds up, but my sister is on her second tube and she swears her circles have lightened. However, the tube is annoying - be careful when dispensing!
One of the better dramatic mascaras - I like much more than Diorshow. Downside is it can get clumpy. I like it, but I'm always trying new mascaras and this will not be a repurchase.
Scent is a little weird, especially if you are accustomed to a more fruity balm, but it doesn't bother me. This balm is cheap and really moisturizes - it doesn't just creat a waxy barrier.
I love these shadows and I am a difficult one to please when it comes to eyeshadow. The colors are true, they do not crease and stay put throughout the day. I especially like the dark colors, my current staple is "Eggplant". Highly recommend.
Blush -Bare Escentuals - Warmth All Over Face Color
nicole420pm 6/28/2008 10:25:00 PM
Ok, this is by far my favorite bronzer, yet it absolutely has to be used very sparingly (which on the plus side means that each lasts a very long time, slightly offsetting the high price tag). Seriously, take the top, tap off any excess and swirl your brush. Dust only on the upper cheeks, sweep across the forehead and anywhere else the sun naturally hits your face. Nothing beats the natural (and long lasting)glow that can be achieved with this product. :)