Another great MUA rec. I'm PPP, and this is a perfect daily gloss color, especially with bright or heavy eye MU. I like this better than lipglass. I love the smell and the texture.
It hasn't come open in my purse. I got it at Wal-Mart for $3.50.
GORGEOUS. I love, love, love this coral. Heavy on pink and gold, not as garish as it looks in the package. Too bad this is LE, I bought four.
This review has been a long time coming. I bought this product months ago, on the theory that if it even did half what it should it would be worth the bargain price i paid at whateshebuys.com. I applied this constantly - twice a day - for the first two weeks and then gave up on it. I applied it about every other day.
Fast forward to two months later. My pathetic, stubby, weak lashes are holding mascara. Other reviewers have suggested their lashes are bad, but mine were short, red, and just gone on bottom. It finally showed up in a picture! That was a turning point for me. But the real success was when my SO (who hates fake eyelashes) asked me if i was wearing fake lashes. And I wasn't!!!! Mavala Double Lash is the best cosmetic I own. I will repurchase forever.
I am slightly disappointed that I am still unable to wear mascara on my lower lashes, but this is still totally worth it.
Primer/ Corrector -Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Eclat (Radiant Touch)
redfemme 12/30/2004 4:06:00 PM
I was given 1/4 tube (#1) by a friend who had an awful allergic reaction a month into using it. This stuff really is lovely, like retouching in a click-pen. Apply with a bit of concealer of your circles are bad and they are just gone. I bought Revlons Skinlights Illusion Wand and wore one on each side for a couple days. The YSL seems to reflect a bit better, but barely, and only under really harsh lighting. I'll be sticking to Revlon. If money were not a concern, though, I would be repurchasing TE.
Concealers -Revlon - Skinlights Illusion Wand [DISCONTINUED]
redfemme 12/30/2004 3:55:00 PM
Couldn't find this at the d/s--had to go to Ulta, but it was worth it! This is awfully close to Touche Eclat, which I now feel stupid for ever thinking about buying. It is orangey toned, just enough to be great on undereye circles. I'm fairly cool-toned and this even worked on me. Revlon worked hard on this one. Doesn't crease, reflects light brilliantly. I'll stock up and never go back to YSL.
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Megaliner Liquid Eyeliner- Turquoise
redfemme 12/3/2004 11:53:00 AM
I bought this lovely metallic turquoise on a 40% off whim, and WOW what a winner. For only $2, I got high-end quality staying power with a fun color. This color is hard to wear, but you can layer more neutral shadows over it to tone it down. This liner is a real winner--I will proabably buy many more. The application is simple--the narrow applicator is quite good. For this price, you could use this as a base for e/s or buy the whole line. I think I will do both. ;)
I love this shade! It can look anywhere from subtle pink to its true pan color. It really is versatile. It pretty pale, and I don't think this is too dark for me. I think this shade would look good on mosdt skintones actually. This blush lasts longer than MAC imo. I love it. I use it alomst every day.
I was horrified by the sheer size when a girlfriend whipped this out of her m/u bag along with the matching brush. I was skeptical since I seem to be too pale for many bronzers (MAC, Laguna). This one, though, was lovely. Even the weirdly shaped brush did well!
Reviewers seem to have moms wiping this off. I'm honestly not sure what my mom would think. And I have no idea what this would do when layered with fdnt & translucent powder you don't need. I do know that on just concealer and Studio Fix this was lovely. I'm not the biggest fan of Lancome, and I probably never would never have bought this, but now I think I might give Lancome a shot.
Lotions/ Creams -Elizabeth Arden - Green Tea Honey Drops Body Cream
redfemme 11/26/2004 10:42:00 AM
A girlfriend bought this for me--I'm not the biggest fan of the green tea scent, but in this lotion it seems much nicer. Beware, though, the scent is strooong and will last hours and hours. It won't fade like most lotions. The packaging is fine--I kind of like the plastic bottle; it's actually pretty nice. The thing I really love about this lotion, though is its sheer power in the roughest winter months. It actually gets rid of my itchy flaky skin problems and for that alone i use it sparingly and hope I never run out...
Got this at the dollar store, and I thought I had a real bargain. Until I used it. Waaay to harsh to my not-too-oily skin. It burns really badly if you get it in your eyes, so watch out. I did experience the "tightness" others describe, but i think that is the total stripping of moisture and my skin revolting at this harsh cleanser.
Blush -BeneFit Cosmetics - Georgia ] ] [DISCONTINUED]
redfemme 11/21/2004 11:53:00 AM
When m/u expert MUA reviewers are using blush to set undereye concealer, you know it's going to be a crummy blush. LOL. I'm PPP and this didn't show up on me. I'm honestly not sure who it would show up on. I do love the packaging (except the crummy brush). Shame on you Benefit! For the money, stick to Nars, GA, or Dior.
Yuck! If this didn't show up on me (PPP), I don't know who it does show up on. Vaguely pinkish, I guess with some effort. Expensive, crummy brush--who buys expensive blush and doesnt have their own brushes??? The packaging is cute but non-portable--don't try or you will have a $23 mess on your hands.
Dandelion and Georgia are some overpriced losers. Shame when there are so many great blushes (NARS, GA, Dior) in the same price range that are soooo much better.
Wow, wow, wow. Got this at CCO (28$) because I needed some neutral shadows for work. I thought it was a little steep, but wow, this turned out to be a bargain. The brushes are amazing. A liner brush and e/s brush which seems like the MAC 224 & 222 & 219 in one brush. Was skeptical, but it does great!
I use the e/s brush to apply the bone, then taupe, then a bit of espresso to crease, shake off excess, blend in cicular motion w the e/s brush, and then line w the liner brush. The result is a polished neutral eye. Perfect for work--and all in this lovely palette. Simply perfect. I am so glad I bought this palette. I will use the brushes when the palette is gone most likely--or buy another of these beauties...
My bf owns but rarely wears this, and I was shocked to read this was a unisex scent--I thought it was pretty masculine in scent and in packaging.
I didn't catch and mandarin or any mint. What I did catch was a woodsy citrus which is virtually gone in an hour, which is a good thing in cologne. I love the diedown which is really subtle, orange-like--even green orange, whatever that means. The packaging is simply horrid. Screw-off wide-mouth bottle, so you have to use, what, a cotton ball to apply expensive cologne??? This packaging problem is probably why he rarely reaches for it. You have to get it all over your hands to apply. If you like this scent, be sure to get the spray version.
I first got the "Even Complexion" for free off the most excellent Oil of Olay e-mail mailing list [I'm a fanatic about OoO bath products]. It took, well, three months to arrive, but when it did I was impressed by the chic packaging. The ingredients are Vit A (Beta-Carotene), C,D,E,Folic Acid,Zinc,Selenium, Copper (?), and two skin ingredients, Pycnogenol (French Maritime Pine Bark Extract) and Lycopene.
Well, I'm not sure this did much for my skin, which is pretty good, but I felt good about taking a multivitamin everyday. I feel like this is pretty enough to have out at work, so I remember to take it! After I used up most of the bottle, I put in some other multis with calcium and iron and other *useful* ingredients. I have since bought the Omega 3/6 which has (I think) helped my mood slightly as winter hits.
What these OoO vitamins really shine for are the daily packs which are individually wrapped in sanitary containers--great for travel!!! I have one set that I will only use for that. This packaging is actually annoying when not travelling.
These vitamins (especially the travel packs) are worth a try for skin and everyday. But beware, they may be missing what you actually need for health--iron and calcium.