Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eye Studio Master Duo Glossy Liquid Liner Bronze Shimmer
sinik 2/13/2013 11:14:00 PM
Love the formula of this liner in Bronze Shimmer. Reminds me of Milani Infiniti liquid, only less thick and gloppy. Once this dries it stays put, and my lids run to the oily side, many formulas transfer on me. I find this to be a medium-dark brown, slightly shiny (not sparkly) when dry. As far as I can tell, the best way to use the applicator is to run it across your favorite liner brush. I will probably end up cutting off the rounded tip and using the applicator that way, I usually like the tapered conical sponge applicators. The liquid itself works well for me, you do have to shake well before applying, you get a few seconds before it dries to clean up any mistakes, and I have been very happy with the wear time, lasts all day for me with no smudging, flaking of transfer. It seems to remove best with dual-phase remover, creamy and oily cleansers don't work well, once it loosens up it tends to come off in one big clump. I have seen reviews of the color (blue, green, purple) formulas saying they are watery and transparent. I do not find that to be the case with the bronze (brown), although I have run into that problem with other liquid liners.
Eyeliner -Hard Candy - Stroke of Gorgeous liner- All
sinik 11/5/2011 1:42:00 PM
I purchased the purple version (Storm) I was hoping this would be as good as Jordana's Fabuliner felt tips (oh, how I wish they would make a purple one). Sadly, this was a disappointment. The color pay-off is pretty weak; however, I find that this works really well for me as a liner for my lower lash line where I need a less intense line. Lasting power is good on my lower lid, did have some color transfer on upper lid. Won't repurchase, but will use it up on my lower lid.
Shampoo -Finesse - Clean + Simple Hypoallergenic For Normal Hair
sinik 2/13/2011 10:19:00 PM
I highly recommend this shampoo if you have scalp issues. I have had much less itching & scaling of the scalp since I started using this. I was a little surprised that it has a fragrance. Don't expect much lather, or for it to do anything for your hair beyond cleaning it. Not a sexy product, but very useful if you have a sensitive scalp. Will buy again.
Moisturizers -Cerave - Facial Moisturizing Lotion - AM SPF 30
sinik 8/29/2010 3:21:00 PM
I have been using this close to 4 weeks now and my skin is really happy with it. For the summer I had been using Coppertone Water Babies Sensitive SPF 50, and I was really concerned that by dropping down to SPF 30 my freckles and spots would darken, but that did not happen. Actually, they've been getting lighter, much to my surprise. I have been using the Cerave over Trader Joe's Spa Antioxidant lotion, so I'm not sure which one, or the combination, is responsible for the lightening. Pros- easy to rub in, white cast dissipates quickly, moisturizes well without making me oily. Cons-really wish it had a pump dispenser like the PM bottle.
Moisturizers -Biore - SkinPreservation Dual Fusion Moisturizer+SPF 30 ] [DISCONTINUED]
sinik 9/20/2009 10:23:00 PM
I would buy this again if they come out with a fragrance free version. To me it smells like a patchouli based men's fragrance. My skin really liked it, but not my nose.
Eyeliner -Jordana - Fabu Liner Liquid Eyeliner Pen
sinik 8/16/2009 4:29:00 PM
The only way they could make this better would be to offer some colors. Why don't any drugstore lines offer felt tip liners in something other than black and brown? At $2 a pop, I would buy a truckload of colors. Performs just as well as the department store felt tip liners I've used. Note that the package indicates you should store it horizontally to extend product usage.
Powder -Wet 'n' Wild - 100% Natural pressed powder
sinik 8/16/2009 4:13:00 PM
Gives a fabulous finish, extremely fine. Does not cake, does not settle in fine lines. Does not turn colors. Stays matte. High quality product. A natural powder that doesn't make me look like the tin man? Love it.
Lip Gloss -Wet 'n' Wild - Natural Wear Lip Shimmer
sinik 8/16/2009 3:57:00 PM
At a buck-99, BOGO at Walgreens, these are worth picking up. Very similar to Burt's Bees shimmers in a wider tube. 106-Spice, a mauve-pink, seems a lot less "shimmery" than 105-Maple, a copper with gold "shimmer". Has that Carmex tingle on the lips. I like that the colored tops make it easy to pick the one you want if you have multiples. To my lips, less drying (and shimmery) than Burt's Bees, but not as moisturizing as Jane's mineral lip balms.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner
sinik 8/3/2009 9:52:00 PM
Best gray liner I have ever used. The plum is nice, but I wouldn't mind a darker purple. For some reason the brown does not have the smooth consistancy of the others, seems drier, maybe I got a bad one. Hoping to pick up the bronze soon. Why no blue? Guess I will try the Hip version for the blue. Applies like a dream and very little transfer or fading when applied as a solid line. I do find it transfers if I smudge it. Great for days where I don't have the patience for liquid liners. Probably one of the best new drugstore products this year.
I am using the solid in the Completely Clean fragrance. I would love to have a body spray in this scent, it smells so good. Seems to work better for wetness than the Dove I was using, and the fragrance really does stick around all day- so pick one you like. Costs a little more than the average, but the lasting scent is worth it to me.
Lip Treatments -Avon - Beyond Colour Plumping Lip Conditioner with Retinol SPF 15
sinik 9/5/2008 11:41:00 AM
Holy Grail overnight lip balm. No more flakey lips! I like to dab it under my eyes when I need some extra moisture there. This also cleared up a patch of chronic eczema on my elbow- I had tried everything else and figured what the heck? Don't expect any plumping, but if you want smooth, moisturized lips this is a must have product.
I got the spray bottle version. The thin white liquid spreads easily and absorbs quickly, no white cast. I have been using this on my face, and it truly is no tears. Got so tired of the Neutrogena migrating into my eyes, owwwie. It does leave a shine, so if you use for face be prepared to powder up. Another plus, does not ball up under makeup.
Great staying power on my oily lids. I like that with Cake liners you can control the intensity better than with liquid liners. Highly recommend the dark brown and deep blue. Wish they had an intense purple and some deep metallics. Found a good selection of colors at Amazon. Great value for the price, staple item.
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Soft Hydrating Sunblock SPF 45 ] [DISCONTINUED]
sinik 5/27/2007 9:25:00 AM
Loving this! Sinks in fast, feels great. Feels so much lighter than the Dry Touch, and spreads easier. Has not balled up. Love the pump dispenser. I guess I'm lucky, have been using on my face with no problem. I love that once it sinks in you can touch it and it does not have that sticky sunscreen feel. Edited-migrates into my eyes when jogging, which really stings. Using on less active days.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Visibly Even Night Concentrate [DISCONTINUED]
sinik 4/5/2007 12:17:00 PM
I have been using this every other night for more than three weeks. My sunspots have faded more than I expected- I have to look for them. Skin appears brighter the morning after use. I'm a happy camper. The only negative is it will ball up if you touch your face- I know, I shouldn't be touching my face. I have been using the Neutrogena Dry Touch sunscreen during the day to maintain the results.