Lemon Aid does brighten my eye lids, but the effect is unnatural. In daylight, I could see chalky, yellowish powder over my eye lids-- not a desirable result. To get a 'wake-me-up' look, I recommend using a base eye shadow in a color that blends with your natural skin tone. Realistically, this product is unnecessary and nothing impressive.
Bronzers -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Bronzing Veil
resco 7/6/2010 11:01:00 AM
This product provides average coverage and evens out the skin tone. But, this product also made me break out, which virtually never happens; I am not prone to acne! I immediately disposed of this bronzer. Also, the packaging is a nightmare. The filter at the top of the bottle never lets enough product into the brush. As a result, I had to shake the bottle a lot to release the powder. Ultimately, it is very ineffective.
Apparently this gloss is supposed to enhance your natural lip color. It does not. After application, my lips were an unappealing pink shade. But at least the consistency of the gloss is smooth. Otherwise, it is overpriced and not impressive.
Moisturizers -Estee Lauder - Skin Perfecting Lotion
resco 7/5/2010 9:06:00 PM
I bought this product because the lotion is initially luminous and beautiful. However, the glow disappears very quickly; you only notice the "skin perfecting" effects immediately after application! Otherwise, my skin tone did not reveal significant perkiness. The price is not worth the results.
This product definitely gives an ultra frosty sheen that highlights the cheekbone. It helps create the illusion that your face has more dimensionality. The color is subtle and natural. However, I do not recommend using this product during the day time as the sparkles become evident. Also, the consistency is smooth and creamy and dries quickly into the skin once applied. It is a beautiful highlighter.
This product is very so-so. As the reviewers will all confirm, the burning sensation is harsh. And perhaps this would be bearable if the results were more visible. Unfortunately, there is minimal plumping action. However, the Cinnamon scent is lovely! Also, the gloss is ultra shiny, giving the lips incredible dimensionality. But, the texture is thick and sticky. Lastly, the gloss will definitely redden your lips in a natural way. For the above reasons, it is an okay product. I personally recommend lip fusion or derma-glow for those who desire a fuller pout.
Concealers -Smashbox - Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer
resco 7/4/2010 10:57:00 PM
The key to receiving the full potential of this product is to MOISTURIZE well under the eye area. Thicker concealers, such as this one, tend to become dry and cakey. Unfortunately, women with dark circles require thicker concealer. This is how you overcome the problem: Use a TINY, pin-drop dab of pure vitamin e oil under the darkest part of the under eye area. Then, mix it in with a little drop of Dove moisturizer. Then, you may add the concealer, but do not rub it in; rather, tap the area lightly until blended. Ultimately, you will love this product!
This eye liner runs on smoothly and effortlessly. It leaves a pure white color without being too overwhelming. The texture is a little chalky and matte. In addition, it can be removed easily with makeup remover. Lastly, the staying power of the liner is not great, but decent.
This lotion leaves the skin incredibly smoother and softer. Its light green colored lotion is silky and creamy. Unlike many moisturizers out there, it does not leave hands feeling sticky or oily. In addition, Its fruity scent is lovely. And best of all, it also kills bacteria-- a great hand lotion!
Coralista is a sexy, saturated pinkish coral. It gives a subtle amount of pigment, while providing a frosty highlight. The blush is also quite sheer and soft. Unfortunately, in daylight, one can detect tiny sparkles in the blush. I personally do not like this as it gives a slightly unnatural appearance. On a positive note, however, the sparkles are very finely milled. Moreover, this blush looks beautiful when combined with a contour by providing ultra dimensionality. This blush will truly pop the cheeks and bring them to life. The packaging looks attractive in the store, but it is actually very cheap. It is essentially a strong cardboard box with a shiny paper over top. And after a few months of carrying this box in your purse, it will begin to deteriorate and fall apart.
The smell is intensely flowery (in a sexy way-- not in a cheap, nauseating way). Although this scent is lovely, it is quite commonplace and nothing special. The bottle is absolutely stunning.
Cleansers -Bioderma - Sensibio H2O (aka Crealine H20 Solution micellaire)
resco 4/23/2010 9:03:00 PM
This is one of the best toners that I have ever used. It effectively removes makeup from both the face and eyes. The toner is gentle and non-irritating. After usage, the face feels fresh and thoroughly clean. The toner comes in a clear bottle, exposing the clear fluid. It is not a push or squeeze bottle. Rather, one must tip the bottle, allowing the toner to exit from a small whole in the cap. It releases the right amount of product; the cap controls the release of the toner. Lastly, the toner is scentless.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Sea Island Cotton
resco 4/23/2010 8:56:00 PM
It smells of baby-powder and flowers-- subtle, yet sensual. This scent remains on the skin over the course of the day. The texture is silky and creamy and is not too oily; so, it does not leave an uncomfortable sticky feeling afterward. The moisturizing effects are incredible: the skin is brighter, healthier and softer. The packaging is good and the cap leaves the product well-sealed, preventing excess lotion from hardening around the mouth of the bottle. A first-rate lotion!
Deodorants -Dove - Ultimate Clear Cool Essentials Anti-perspirant Deodorant
resco 4/23/2010 8:46:00 PM
This product leaves a fresh, crisp scent and goes on perfectly clear. Unfortunately, its presence under the arms does not go unnoticed; it feels heavy, rather than light. In addition, it does not fully absorb moisture. I have also noticed that if the under arm region is not fully shaved, the product will not effectively prevent perspiration. The packaging is average. As you come close to the end of the bar, it begins to fall out if the applicator is not held upright. Overall, decent, but not exceptional.
Fantastic. This product is so incredibly natural. Its texture is relatively soft and it gives a subtle bronze glow. Also, it goes on sheer and matte without those horrendous sparkly pieces that are commonly found in bronzers to enhance sheen. And best of all, there is also no fake orange look.This bronzer also works amazing as a contour. By layering the bronzer under the cheekbones, one can build a nice shadow in this area. As a result, it gives a beautiful and natural-looking shadow, which enhances the cheeks. Moreover, with much experimentation, I have noticed that this bronzer works well with nearly all shades of blushes. I conclude that it looks least attractive with light bubble-gum pink shades of blush. Lastly, the packaging is decent, but nothing spectacular.