after more years than i care to say i believe i have found my HG foundation...i love everything about this..the coverage, the finish, the wear..the color match. It even makes my pores & redness less noticeable. I do get more out of a pump than i need (same thing only worse w/the concealer) but i will work on adjusting to that. I love, love, love it and i didn't even use a primer or a finishing powder. I have combo skin, some light wrinkles and loads of large pores and this makes my face look so much better..
Makeup Brushes -Philosophy - The Supernatural Brush
omegakitty 12/6/2006 3:56:00 PM
i love this brush & will be getting a back-up just to be safe. I haven't tried it for anything except my tinted moisturizer & fdtn powder but works excellent for that use for me. I took off one lippie because it does apply a concentrated amount of product to a large area & requires some practice. I usually use lighter pressure & buff it out from that area & get a fabulous airbrushed look. I first use it for my LM tinted moisturizer & then for my LM powder fdtn immediately after. Love it, gives good coverage & blends well.
I waited a week before writing this because I wanted to be sure it was indeed what I thought--my grail. Finally! I have a very oily t-zone & most foundations/skincare give me huge cysts within a few days. Before this I used bobbi brown smooth skin and loved it (still do) but it tend to be a bit heavy for everyday for me. I bought this after reading all the raves (thanks cashmerewhore for making my life complete as it was your gc that allowed me to splurge on this!). It is wonderful. First I applied it with my fingers and thought it looked really good but then I applied it with my mac #109 brush (I believe that's the #, small pro buffing cheek brush, the MA told me to try it with foundation for an airbrushed look) and WOW!!!, this gave me a wonderful finished look, was very light, color perfect (veil), and did a great job of masking my pores. It didn't cling to dry spots and didn't make me oily. I shall never be without this! Perfection & I wear it everyday, I looooove it!
Liquid -Physicians Formula - Illuminating Foundation
omegakitty 4/6/2004 8:37:00 AM
This really made my face look illuminated. I love illuminating fdtns but they do not love me (i.e. stila--love, love but breaks me out) so I was quite excited to see this come out & also that it was oil free. It really gives good coverage and brightens my complexion. It evens my skin tone (I have too-rosy cheeks & chin) and makes my pores disappear. I haven't gotten oily yet and it is mid-day. I do have to moisturize well before-hand for it to blend well but a small price to pay for my skin to look like porcelain.
Moisturizers -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar - for all skin types
omegakitty 11/20/2003 3:28:00 PM
I have recently revisited this moisturizer, i must say i try it from time to time & never truly stick with it like i should. I will stray no more. I had been using ole henricksen which is nice but i was getting bored & a little frustrated w/all the various jars on my counter and had heard good things about the walmart neutrogena knock-off. So i switched to that & the PTR un-wrinkle pads since i've used other pads from him in the past w/no issues & wanted some aha. My skin broke out in a horrible rash on my forehead & cysts on my cheeks & chin. I thought maybe the PTR was irritating me or there was purging so i stuck w/it for a month. Then i stopped since it wasn't going away. The rash eased up some but the cysts continued so i switched back to this. I have been using it for only a few days but my rash is almost gone & so are the cysts...i have learned my lesson and will no longer stray, lol. And the scent--it stopped bothering me after the first day.
Fragrances -MAC - Creations Fragrance Blend Variation Parfumee MV3 [DISCONTINUED]
omegakitty 11/19/2003 9:55:00 PM
I am afraid that I am in the minority again, I love, love, love this. Yes, it is more masculine then the others but it is so different from any other scent I have tried. It smells great on me and I am going out to buy the larger bottle next time!
I loved the way this looked on my skin but my skin did not love it (so sad). It didn't have much staying power on my oily t-zone but that was no biggie as it is a powder and I could carry it with me to touch up. However, my skin seemed to be oilier when I used it and I kept getting tiny bumps so I had to part with it even though I didn't want to.
This is a decent mascara but doesn't do much for my lashes. It would be great if you wanted that natural look.
I love the way it made my skin feel but it didn't remove all my makeup and irritated my eye area.
I love using this at night. It is so soothing and makes my eyes feel special :)
This is my grail. I use it in the morning and it makes my puffies reside, feels good, helps with the circle/wrinkles, and makes my shadow last all day without affecting its ability to blend.
Treatments -Clinique - Total Turnaround Visible Skin Renewer
omegakitty 9/24/2003 12:40:00 PM
I keep this on hand to use in place of my idealist on the once in a while occasion when my skin is dry. It works really well and feels nice. Not very mattifying though.
This is the best deep cleansing/mask I have ever used. It is my grail. I use it once a week srub then leave on as a mask and it makes my skin look amazing. You should buy ten of them!!!
Primer/ Corrector -Philosophy - The Present Clear Makeup
omegakitty 9/24/2003 12:28:00 PM
This worked pretty well but not so much that I would re-purchase. I found that I needed to use more foundation whenever I put this on but I am not quite sure why and I didn't really minimize the look of my pores which is what I would want a primer to do.
Primer/ Corrector -Laura Mercier - Foundation Primer
omegakitty 9/24/2003 12:27:00 PM
This made my skin feel nice but I did not notice that it did anything else for me or my foundation.