Everything great about this blush has already been said, but i'll add- I hesitated buying this for soo long because I didn't think it would show up on my light olive skin tone - but it does- perfectly, especially since I have a pretty heavy blush hand!
Let's just say I got rid of this within 2 days! I honestly can't tell you why I even hated it...its just that unimpressive. I did give packaging a 4 because the brush had potential to be great..or so I thought. Next!
I returned this shortly after purchase. BEST match I've ever had in a foundation and had good coverage, but...after about 20 minutes it noticeably "cracked" around my nose and left little circular spots on my nose where my skin was shining through...and I'm not oily or have large pores nor expierenced anything similar, ever, so I thought that was odd, and happened no matter how I applied. Has this not happened to anyone else?!
Moisturizers -Purpose - Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion with spf 15
rachferg 12/13/2010 9:59:00 PM
Moisturizes pretty good so I used the bottle up by only applying it night, but won't repurchase...ever. Burns like the dickens in or in close proximity to eye area so watch out! Also, it's really greasy looking hence only using it at night so the SPF doesn't really matter to me
This was a gift, I wouldn't spend that much on my hair, but, it is a decent product. I've used it as the directions...direct...both for 20-something minutes, overnight and blowdrying it a little to soak in with the heat and it does seem to make my hair noticeable stronger. I can't really tell about more shiny or anything. After I have shampooed it out and fixed my hair it seems like I can go longer without washing my hair again, which is a plus for me! You may have to get use to the smell...it I love it! It's so natural ...like incense!
Compulsive mascara shopper/user here and disregarding the low evaluation and bad reviews for this I had to try it to achieve that "fanned out" reach 100% of lashes look ...and to no avail. This really doesn't do anything.....its third to last beating lash stilletto and great lash in my book. But, unlike many reviewers I found the Blackest Black to be plenty black. Plenty of weird black balls on the end of my lashes that is! Save your money!
When I purchased this product, Avon sent me 3 instead of just 1, so I sent the other 2 back since this was only a trial run for this "face perfector." At first, I didn't really use it and thought it felt weird, like sat on top of my skin. I don't use primers so I'm assuming this is just how they feel. But, now I use it regularly with my heavier foundations and wish I kept the other 2 they sent me! I can skip lotion and sunscreen when I use this b/c it keeps my skin so soft and has SPF 20. It feel heavenly and keeps me non-oily...but keeps the "glowing" dewy look i try to achieve with foundation. I don't know if it would hold up all day for girls with really oily skin, but works well for me. As far as perfecting, I can tell it slightly camo's my smile lines...I wish I could find something to keep my foundation from settling in them though!
Mascara -L'Oreal - Volume Shocking Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
rachferg 3/20/2009 12:26:00 PM
I LOVED this mascara EXCEPT I wear contacts and the fist step white primer would "dot" on my contacts sometimes when i was using it and the white "dot" would never come off so I found myself with a smear in my eye and having to purchase new contacts way more often, not fun! But, if you dont wear this please try it especially for night and going out, I got tons of compliments when I wore this!
Bought on a whim at walmart with lash stylist eyeliner bonus, that's the only reason i gave it a 3 for price because it is not worth even 7 bucks for the mascara only. This is an awful mascara. I can't do anything with it-by itself, curled lashes, layered with a volumizing mascara-nothing and it pulls random lashes out because the brush is so spikey. OH, and cosmetics that smell never bother me-ever, but this IS the exception pewhew!
Lip Gloss -Mary Kate and Ashley - Liquid Color Ultra Wet Lip Gloss in Natural
rachferg 5/16/2008 10:24:00 PM
Was my HG after lancome discontinued my fave corail...so i found this and i've seriously bought 5 tubes of this at one point (car, home, bf's, purse, ect.) and of course they don't make it anymore! It was my fave applicator ever AND didn't leave that "white line" on my lips that i loathe!
Mascara -Maybelline - Unstoppable Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
rachferg 5/16/2008 9:35:00 PM
Okay, the deal with this mascara is the same of those like "fiber wig" mascara. I have learned to loove this stuff, but it can be tricky. It works & looks best if used with a coat of your HG first so the thin formula has something to bond to, it's magic is these little fibers (you can actually see them on the brush) that stick to the end of your lashes and make them look oh so unstoppable. It really does add lots of length to my lashes but if the little fibers don't do right it can look like you burned some lashed off. Can look natural and didn't smear for me at all...comes off super easy.
Blush -Lancome - Blush Subtil Sheer - Sheer Peach Organza
rachferg 5/16/2008 8:19:00 PM
Perfect color for any season, any skin color in my opinion! Really does last forever because you don't have to use to much & reapplying doesn't cause streaking or cakiness. It is the most expensive blush i've ever bought but i was in need of a no-sparkle one & definately worth it!
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers - Champagne
rachferg 5/16/2008 8:11:00 PM
I think covergirl did stop making this e/s for a while becuase i couldn't find it either...but I've bought this again & again, started wearing it b/c of my mama even! The one thing we agreed on when it came to makeup...can make it a day or night look.
if i was in a rut and had only this or nothing...i'd go without, break-outs...sunburns...you name it, couldn't be as bad as this! Turned my face orange, white in pictures, no coverage, made what needed covered more noticeable, and felt tight after it dried ugh!
I have the foundation in almost every color, oily/normal & dry formula! I mix diff. ones with Buff depending on what season it is. Been buying for years, even though it is a LITTLE pink for me love the coverage and stays on forever, talking 15 hours here! Unlike everyone else, like the bottle b/c i use with damp sponge. Would def. buy it if your looking for a good quality drugstore foundation