Foundations -L'Oreal - Age Perfect Skin Supporting Hydrating Light Ivory 703
paintedraven 2/11/2009 5:44:00 PM
Love this! Been looking for a natural-looking, good-coverage foundation for my super oily skin forever! So glad I read the reviews on here and picked it up! It's been a whole day of sweating PLUS rainy, humid weather and I still look great! Normally I'm an oil slick on even the coldest, driest days. I just touch it up with a bit of powder on my T-zone and I look great all day! EDIT: The coverage, I've noticed, is "creamy"--this is good and bad. I love the way my skin looks, but it certainly isn't natural. I've switched to Rimmel's "Lasting Finish" during the day, as this looks very natural. But I will keep this and definitely wear it on nights out!
Hair Color -L'Oreal - Superior Preference Hair Colour
paintedraven 2/9/2009 3:30:00 PM
Wow! I didn't check the reviews until after I tried this, and I am so surprised at the number of bad ones! I bought this to try to dye my hair back to my original colour after a horrible attempt at bleach-highlighting. I bought #37, "Golden Blonde." I thought the packaging was great! It was super easy--just pour into a tube and shake. The nozzle was also great, allowing me to apply it without the danger of a whole glob of it falling onto one spot. I will say that it smelled HORRIBLY and the chemicals were so strong they stung my eyes so much, but just open a window and bear it--it's worth it! I waited the 25 minutes and was super nervous because my hair looked the colour of CARROTS but I stayed calm and rinsed. I conditioned, rinsed again, and blow-dried. I am so happy with the results!!!! My hair is so soft and bouncy, the colour is perfectly even and the perfect shade of warm blonde. I will definitely repurchase!! EDIT: It's been about three weeks, and the colour has faded noticeably, but it still looks great! My botched highlights are still covered up nicely.
Hair Color -Garnier - Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Multi-Lights Highlighting
paintedraven 1/21/2009 3:30:00 PM
I have light ashy blonde hair and I was looking for something that would subtly lighten it--been trying everything from lemon washes to chamomile tea treatments. I finally resorted to a bleach, and based on the reviews here I picked this up in the "Kit1" (light blonde) version. This packaging is fantastic--it's so easy to use and the instructions are really clear. The gloves that are in the package are a bit awkward if you have small hands though, so I opted for regular kitchen gloves. I was a bit apprehensive about how careful you had to be about where and how to highlight, but even though I probably did the worst job of applying it (in pretty big, messy chunks, with no idea where I had applied it afterward) I think even a four-year old child could not mess this up because when I washed and dried my hair it was sooo subtle and well-blended in with my hair it was unbelievable! I was expecting the drastically different colour like the girl on the box has, but this was just perfectly slightly golden and lighter than my natural hair colour! I am so pleased! It might be because of the colour of my own hair (on the back of the box it says not to even try on light ash blonde because there will be no noticeable effect) but I would definitely recommend this if you're looking for very subtle, natural looking lightening for cheap! Also the avocado conditioner is very nice :)