Tinted Moisturizer -Sonia Kashuk - Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
rae_rae 7/18/2011 7:19:00 PM
Im going to Brazil in 3 days and wanted something that wouldnt melf off but at least give me a finished look without being overly done. After the reviews here, i bought one in Tan. It matches perfectly! We will see how it holds up in the climate change but i have to add that when i tried to put bronzer or blush on, it makes it muddy. So this is really good for the no makeup look days. Does provided sheer coverage - my skin is pretty good with a little acne scarring on the chin, and i can actually get away with wearing just this and be comfortable. A steal at $12.991 Shake well, and i apply with a brush. Fingers are ok too on the go but i think it gets a little splotchy as it dries if you dont blend quickly.
Amazing length and separation! Long wearing and never flakes or smudges. Love it!!
Treatments (Eye) -Promaxyl - Eyelash Renewal serum Rapidlash
rae_rae 2/11/2010 12:11:00 PM
It barely works. Takes forever to see results and the results are not amazing. Lashes still fall out, lash line is not any thicker, and lashes arent that much longer. I would NOT buy again. I will stick to LiLash for $115 because it works fast and gives dramatc results!
BEST PRIMER EVER and i have tried them all! They must have changed the formula because this is the only primer that visibly lengthens, thickens and lifts my lashes and holds the soft flutterly curl. LOVE IT!
Cleansers -Boscia - Clear Complexion Cleanser with Botanical Blast
rae_rae 1/8/2009 5:34:00 PM
I love this cleanser! It cleanses my skin very well and keeps my skin clear. If it gets in your eyes it does make them uncomfortable so keep your eyes shut tight if you're going to use it to clean off residual eye makeup. Otherwise one pump is good for a whole face! No breakouts..actually keeps breakouts at bay. LOVE IT and have bought it 3x now.
Makeup Brushes -Cover FX - Cover FX Cream Foundation Brush 160
rae_rae 4/17/2007 3:08:00 PM
I too am very impressed with this brush. A MUST have if you are using the cover fx cream foundation to get a flawless but naturl look. However, I will venture to say you can use this with any cream foundation and get that great smooth application as well. It is a cross between a foundation brush and a powder brush and you apply the cream in light circular motions. You will not get cakey or streaky -just a seamless flawless face. Set cream foundation with powder of course and walla! Perfection.
I have thick black coarse hair on my legs (Im asian) and this is the BEST shave lotion on the market! It is a 3-1 product so it makes up for the cost. A pre-shave oil that softens hair to get the closest shave, a transparent shave cream so you can see where you're shaving and minimize nicks and cuts, and a skin conditioner to prevent the after shave dryness. I have turned all the men in my family (including brother-in-laws) to this product. LOVE IT.
The trick to getting this mascara to work for you is in the application. Every mascara with the variety of brushes and formulas take a minute to figure out the best application technique. Everlong is a thinner formula thus avoiding clumps and lengthens beautifully with 3 coats. Here is the application technique: 1. after curling, brush the tips of your lashes up and down coating just the outer half. 2. Brush from the base thru the tips of the lashes from the bottom then again over the top 3. Brush the underside of the lashes again to lengthen, separate and deepen the color, paying attention once more to the tips. This is the technique I use and have gotten natural looking longer lashes that are not clumpy but defined.
Definitely lasts all day and I only have to blot once during the day, if even that! Tuscan Toast is my perfect color match. Dries quickly so use very little at a time and work one part of the face at a time. That way you avoid putting too much on, cause if you do it looks fakey and cakey. It may seem masklike at first glance but as it warms up to your skin, it just looks like flawless natural skin. Love how it does not break me out and wears all day! A must try if you have a hard time with an oily t-zone or face and want a flawless look!UPDATE: 2/5/07- My tan is fading and I am now in between colors so I use a 50/50 mix of this and Sienna Sun and walla! my perfect color match!
On my MMM/DDD skin, this is the perfect contour bronzer. The color in the pan is a coffee color and on the skin it has a very slight shimmer and a hint of pink. LOVE IT and use it under my cheekbones and on the sides of my nose.
If you use the Cream Foundation Brush that is created and exclusively for this type of foundation (sold by CoverFx) you will get FULL but NATURAL coverage. That is the key: buy the brush that goes with this ladies! It has white bristles and looks like a cross between a foundation brush and blush brush. I am very acne prone with lots of hyperpigmentation from old acne scars and new breakouts - this covers them all flawlessly. Blend onto skin in light layers using the tips of the brush and in circular motions all over, like you would a powder brush. Then go over the areas that need more coverage again. This is how I achieve flawless but natural, non cakey look. Set with a powder. My perfect color match is E80 which i'm thoroughly impressed with. LOVE IT!! HG status when I have bad skin.
Pressed Powders -Laura Geller - Matte Maker Invisible Oil Blotting Powder w/Brush
rae_rae 3/27/2007 11:33:00 AM
I was looking for a setting powder that would also control oil on my cream foundation and this was the product I chose ($20). I am oily/combo but definitely super oily in the T-zone. I was using Clean & Clear oil blotting sheets and though I love it in conjunction with my all day foundation (doesn't remove the makeup, just the oil) I don't get that same result on my cream foundation (makes me a tad blotchy). This is the best Oil absorbing product for a matte finish and it doesnt disturb the foundation. LOVE IT! I reapply probably 2-3 a day (pretty average for me). I am acne prone and this talc based product has not caused me to break out. YAY!
Treatments (Eye) -Mary Kay - Instant Action Eye Cream
rae_rae 3/22/2007 12:27:00 PM
Being in the cosmetic industry I have tried many, many eye creams - high and low end. For some reason this is the ONLY ONE that keeps me from waking up with sleep creases below my eye. I sleep on my face, and with every other cream I have a line of demarkation that appears on my orbital bone. But not with this inexpensive gem of a product! I know its a discontinued line so I try to buy it on ebay and whereever I can find a rep with leftover pieces. Love it! HG status.
Only been using it for a couple of weeks now but yes! yes! yes! my lashes are growing longer and I have some lashes growing in the bald spots on my inner lid! I can't wait to see what I have goin after the full 3 months!! 12mm lashes maybe???? I hope so! I'll update in 3 months!
Styling Products -Alterna - Hemp Seed Straightening Balm
rae_rae 2/22/2007 1:23:00 PM
Great product to help straighten out my wavy/curly thick coarse hair. Keeps hair straight even in humidity and if it gets wet! I use a quarter size amount on damp hair and blow dry it straight. LOVE IT>