All I needed was a cheap eyeliner to smudge under my eyes. This stuff is cheap & perfect for that job. I then apply maybelline cool effects over top of it for a metallic look. If you just wear a thin line of eyeliner on the bottom of your eyes, or probably even on the top, this stuff is probably too smudgable for you. It did the job that I needed though, so I gave it 4 lippies.
Ehh.. not so good for me. I used this awhile ago, so I'll tell you what I remember: I have combo/blemish prone skin & this stuff either just didn't work at all, or made my face worse. I didn't really like the texture/feel of this stuff either. I felt like I was rubbing slimey perfume all over my face. The one MK sales rep I buy from is always trying to get me to buy this stuff, but my skin has become amazing lately, so I think I'll stick to what I'm doing. I like the smell... for a perfume, not a cleanser & moisturizer. Not for me.
I think my mom received this is a GWP. I found it in her drawer, randomly put it on, and BAM!...I had lips =D! I can see how this could be too cool on some people, but I have NC15 (light skin with cool undertones) & blonde hair, & I think this looks really good on me. I am NOT a lip color/shine person. I think I look horrible with colors & shines on my lips normally. There's just something about this lipstick that works very well on me. Does not turn up barbie doll pink like some have noted. It is frosty, & I'm not sure if the frost is part of what makes me like this, or if I'd like the color better without the frostiness. Prep my skin, a little mascara, & some of this stuff... classic beauty=)
I tried this at first & did not like it. I was putting way too much on & getting an orangy cast instead of a beautiful glow. Today I put a little bit on my eyelids & on the uppermost part of my cheeks. My face is just lit up & glowing:). Yes, I put it on my eyelids, haha. I heard someone saying they use bronzer on their lids so I tried it & it actually looks very nice. I have an NC15 skintone at MAC, golden blonde hair with a tint of red, and greenish eyes, just for reference. Use this stuff sparingly & you'll have a glowing face!
Tinted Moisturizer -Clinique - Moisture Sheer Tint [DISCONTINUED]
reinventingyourexit 1/3/2007 7:37:00 PM
I wanted to love this stuff. I really did. The cons of this product completely out-weighed the pros though. It turned kind of orangy in spots if you didn't blend very well. There are only 3 shades to choose from. It smelled really funny (I agree with the band-aid smell comments). It wipes right off my face if I put my finger on my face & lightly swipe it across my face. Stay away from water!!!-this stuff ran right off my face when I washed my face. I know I was trying to get the makeup off, but I was surprised at how easily it just slid right off of my face. I didn't even really see this stuff evening out my skin that much. I want to find a good TM that doesn't break me out.. but my search continues.
Treatments -Neutrogena - On the Spot Acne Treatment Vanishing Formula
reinventingyourexit 12/31/2006 1:06:00 AM
I like this stuff a lot. I'm using the regimen on acne.org, so I went out & bought this stuff as my 2.5% BP treatment. My skin is clear now.. just a couple post blemish marks left. I also have to give credit to the huge amount of water I'm drinking, because I know that's helped clear up my skin as well. My only complaints are: 1) that it can dry white if you use a lot on one spot 2) if you put some on a blemish & later try to put makeup over it, it won't work. Those aren't super important though, so 4 lippies.
Mascara -Maybelline - Full 'N Soft Mascara Waterproof
reinventingyourexit 12/30/2006 12:46:00 AM
I just bought this yesterday & tried it for the first time today. I LOVE it. I was sure I'd tried this mascara before, & if I did, I think it was the non-waterproof one. I'm not a waterproof mascara person, but I think I've fallen in love. I don't have to wear eyeliner with this! I don't have to wear eyeliner with this! I don't have to wear eyeliner with this!!! I say this three times because that is AMAZING. I just swipe this mascara on my top lashes and a little bit on the bottom... and I look just as good as I do with eyeliner on the bottom lashline. No flaking. No clumping. No lash brush required. HG!!!!! I know that with time, mascaras can get bad, so I'll update if this stuff goes rotten on me, but I'm crossing my fingers that my lashes will look this good every day! :D Absolutely the best mascara I've ever tried.
I buy expensive perfumes & receive them as gifts, but no matter how many high end scents I get, I always end up grabbing for this lovely perfume! It's floral & fruity- just what I need. I could bathe in this stuff & not get sick of it, & I get headaches quickly from perfume. Whenever I get a whiff of this on myself (or anywhere I guess) it makes me happy. That's a plus:)! I originally bought this for a friend, hoping that it wasn't too crappy. Well.. I ended up falling in love with it every time I smelt her wearing it & went out and bought myself some. This is the first time I've EVER run out of a perfume (I always give up on it & move to a new one). Try this scent on at the store first for a day and see how you like it before you buy, but I would advise this with any scent. I wish I could say I use an expensive perfume made from the finest flowers & only available to those on a 3 year waiting list... but I can't because I use a beautiful $10 perfume from Target:D! I love this stuff.
Hello sexy eyes;) I apply this to my lids with my fingers, because I find that the quickest and most precise way of applying it (if I try to apply right from the wand it looks all streaky). I can use this with just some mascara on my lashes, or apply some brown shadow to my creases for a seXy, eyepopping look. I love this stuff.
I bought the CVS version of this stuff, and I love it. It's made my face so smooth and soft! I'm using the acne.org skin care regimen to try to make my skin completely clear, and using all that BP dries out my skin like crazy. I was skeptical about paying $11 for the cetaphil brand, but was very happy when I saw the knock-off CVS kind for 1/2 the price! Also, when using the regimen on acne.org, it says to use less moisturizer than BP, and with most moisturizers, this just would not work because they are so skimpy & you have to use a lot to keep your face from getting dry. I only need 1-2 drops of this stuff on my face to keep it well moisturized. I use a q-tip for getting this stuff out of the tub, because I don't want to stick my fingers in there every time (bacteria!). This stuff is going to last me forever & I love it!
Who says this color is for warm toned girls? I have cool undertones and I love this shade on me(blonde hair, hazel eyes, NC15). Gives me a golden glow-from-within. Highly recommend this for anyone looking for a peach blush. I'd never tried a peach blush before since I've always heard that peach was for warm undertones. Psh... I disagree:). I'll update if anything changes, but I doubt it will. (p.s.-The pictures on the internet of this blush make it look reddish and dark... doesn't look *anything* like that in person- check it outfor yourself at the store)**EDIT**(1/5/07)I think I am just NOT a blush person. Although I still think this stuff is pretty, I don't really like blush on me & it's nothing super special, so I'll give it 4 lippies.
I have this in cool beans and I love it. For a daytime look, I only use this liner and some mascara. Beautiful silvery, metallic brown color. Stays put pretty well. It has some pretty shimmer in it to make my eyes pop. HG daytime liner<3
Pressed Powders -MAC - Select Sheer Pressed Powder
reinventingyourexit 12/4/2006 10:25:00 PM
Love it!!! This powder makes my face appear soft and flawless! I apply it to my face with my bareminerals big fluffy brush (no longer using BE foundation) It accentuates "peach fuzz" a little bit, but that's expected with every powder. If you get a color that matches your skin tone, you WILL have a winning pressed powder. I don't wear foundation anymore, just a little concealer and this amazing stuff. Doesn't turn me orange, and pretty much keeps my T zone from becoming a mirror. If you're looking for a good pressed powder, you have to check this out! Definite repurchase.
Usually makes my lashes look great(sometimes my lashes are hard to work with though!). Very cute packaging. I've gotten compliments on my lashes since using this, so I'll stick with it:) **EDIT**! This stuff flakes off my lashes as I try to apply it for 10 minutes (yes.. it takes that long with this crap). By the end of the day, half of my mascara is gone from my lashes and sprinkled across my cheeks. Ugh! It's lovely at first, but now it's just HORRIBLE! From 5 lippies to 2.
Lip Gloss -Flirt - Squeeze Me Super Shiny Lipgloss
reinventingyourexit 12/4/2006 10:12:00 PM
Love the peachy(?) scent this gloss has. I have this in glass slipper(clear), and I like it a lot. There's tons of actual colors, so if you're in need of a good lipgloss in almost any color, check out Flirt's. A little sticky, but that's what makes a gloss last long. Favorite gloss so far.