Really a nice combination of colors. They are well pigmented, not too much fall out and the glitter is minimal......very nice soft shimmer shades. They all blend well and do not irritate my eyelids.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Blast Clump Crusher mascara
pcjo 1/21/2013 2:13:00 PM
It's a nice mascara but it made my eyes water......much stinging. It's something in all the LashBlast formulas that does not agree with my eyes.
Treatments -Organix - Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum
pcjo 1/20/2013 10:05:00 AM
Wish I had discovered this years ago! My hair is dry, wavy, breaks easily and thinning (post-menopausal) and am in Arizona right now. This stuff is amazing. My hair loves it!
If you are looking for a softer true black eyeliner, this may work well for you. Use it dry and it blends out into a very nice soft but true black liner. It's very nice for eyebrows also and the holding power is amazing for powder liner used dry. The smudging is minimal....I used it and went to bed without removing it during my bout with the flu. The next morning I was amazed at how it was still on, just softly smudged....looked good. This will always be in my makeup bag.
This is the most amazing crayon type eyebrow enhancer......the consistency is the key....not too waxy, not too pigmented. It's the most natural looking for someone with very sparse eyebrows. It doesn't look so drawn on if when feathered on. Love it! I have it in grey and dark grey.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Remarkable Washable Waterproof Mascara
pcjo 10/15/2012 8:20:00 AM
Tried this just by a fluke and was I surprised! It's one of the best mascaras I've tried in my decades of trial and error. It's not exactly waterproof but it is really nice .... no smudging, no stinging, no strange hooks at the end of my short, sparse eyelashes. Will definitely buy again.
Lip Treatments -Burt's Bees - Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm
pcjo 9/21/2012 7:21:00 AM
This is one of the worst lip treatments Burt's Bees has........love the others and I'm game to try something new but this one is very drying. Applies well, almost oily but it seems to dry the lips very quickly. With more applications, my lips were very chapped.
Mascara -Maybelline - Illegal Length Fiber Extensions
pcjo 9/14/2012 7:18:00 AM
Very nice mascara (in the waterproof version) .... nice application, enough length for my sparse and short eyelashes BUT it smudged a lot.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous False Fiber Lashes~Waterproof
pcjo 9/10/2012 10:22:00 AM
This is one of the best waterproof mascaras I've tried and I've tried many over the years. It is better than UD Cannonball in that it does not give you that little hook at the end of the lashes. Cannonball definitely gives more volume but for me, I love the end results of this one.
Very dry and clumpy. The only thing nice was that once on the lashes, water did not make it run like most other non-waterproofs but it took a little more effort to remove.
Caviar gel eyeliner is a little dry but OK as eyeliner.........used it (with a light hand and small brush) on my almost nonexistent eyebrows. Had to work with it but after a few tries, the color and texture is perfect! Gives me a more natural brow than pencil or powder. I had used Caviar eyeshadow as brow powder but this gel liner is even better for my coloring.
Highlighters -Bobbi Brown - Shimmerbrick Shimmer Brick Compact (All colors)
pcjo 12/24/2011 10:22:00 AM
First time I applied this Rose Quartz with the BB blender brush and the results were ghastly....too much shimmer. I put it aside and a few weeks later I took it out again and used a MAC "skunk" brush (a fain brush would probably work also) and applied it with a light hand. It is fabulous over my cheek gel!
Powder -Bobbi Brown - Skin Foundation Mineral Makeup SPF 15
pcjo 11/29/2011 10:27:00 AM
BE made my face itch and I looked like the gold gal from James Bond movie. Jane Iredale was too cakey looking and drying. BB has none of these issues and I've used it most of the summer in light/medium shade and it was perfect. For winter I've switched to the light shade. It gives me a luminous look without looking cakey.... just a dusting of it over sun screen or tinted moisturizer works great! Since I'm older with dry skin, I have issues but this powder works without settling in my wrinkles and makes my skin look great.
Aside from the brush being scary huge, the formula is outstanding. It is light, does not weigh down the lashes and coupled with djv Fiberwig lengthening mascara, my short sparse lashes look long and holds the curl. UPDATE: on my 2nd tube.....discovered that using DiorShow plumping serum the end result is amazing......you need a nice lash comb to comb out any clumps but when you do that, it seems to lift the lashes and the end result is very nice!!
The packaging is "cute" but cumbersome with the zip around sticking sometimes. The colors were intriguing but lack pigmentation except for the purple and black. The surprise was that the black is very black but on the powdery side in comparison to Espresso which is almost creamy. One of the lighter shadows made my eyelids itch which happens with her other frosted shadows. The purple is really a blackened plum and not a purple. It's an OK palette.