I love this product and use it on my face every day. I like to use sunscreen on my face every day (I live in Australia so it's usually necessary), and had been looking for one that is non-greasy. I love that this is light to put on, isn't greasy and is easy to rub into your face. It also has a pleasant herbal fragrance that doesn't linger for too long. My only real gripe is that it is in a glass bottle - I like to take this when I travel, and the bottle is a little on the heavy side. It is also reasonably priced - $58 AUD.
This is the BEST mascara I have ever used. I have it in black - it separates beautifully, curls the lashes upwards and thickens them really nicely. I have received compliments on my lashes after wearing this! It is very well priced too, and better than any of the commercial mascaras I have used. Will definitely buy again - in fact this is the only mascara I will ever buy from now on!
Lip Treatments -Natio - Natio Moisturising Lip Balm SPF 30+
susykat79 5/18/2006 10:54:00 PM
Great product. Very conditioning for lips, very moisturising. Cheap as well!! Will purchase again.
Lip Treatments -MAC - Tinted Lip Conditioner- Fuchsia Fix
susykat79 3/9/2006 6:53:00 PM
This stuff is GOOOOD!!!! It's what you wear when you don't really want to wear much makeup - or when you want to look like you're not wearing any. It gives lips a very nice, natural and sheer pink tint - but not too sheer! It is not as bright on the lips as it appears in the packaging. And it feels very conditioning and smoothing. LOVELY!
Lipstick -Clinique - Long Last Lipstick - Watermelon
susykat79 3/1/2006 8:17:00 PM
I got this for a bargain, and I really love the colour. It's a lovely pink shade, although probably not as pigemented as i'd like. Also, as it is quite creamy, it is not very long lasting. However, I really love the shade and the texture is nice, and i LOVE the lipstick case.
Concealers -Estee Lauder - Lucidity Light Diffusing Concealer SPF8
susykat79 3/1/2006 8:12:00 PM
I have always used Revlon's Colorstay liquid concealer, but recently purchased Estee Lauder Lucidity Concealer at a bargain price ($10 AUD!!) as my Revlon was running low. Now i'm never going back - this product is excellent! I normally use concealer for my dark circles, and this does a BRILLIANT job of covering them up, better than any other product i've used for that purpose. I will definitely repurchase, but I do know that it is quite expensive when bought retail.
As far as a plumper goes, this is ineffective. If I'm buying a lip plumper, I want it to do what it says it does. The packaging claims that this product will "inflate" lips. My lips were no way near inflated after using this. It may be nice as a gloss, and have a nice fragrance, but not for the cost ($44 AUD). I would never pay that amount for a gloss, so I am very disappointed that this did not "plump" my lips. Will not buy again.
I LOVE this fragrance! I think it is original, unique and distinctive - I don't agree with the previous reviewer. It smells like a garden of orchids, just divine. Every time I wear it I get comments. I got this duty-free so the price wasn't bad, I really wish this wasn't limited edition!!
Pressed Powders -Estee Lauder - AeroMatte Ultralucent Pressed Powder
susykat79 11/21/2005 7:35:00 PM
I find this a very ineffective product. I have it in Light 1C. It doesn't do much at all to provide coverage - it seems completely invisible on me. Luckily I got this a bit cheaper (duty-free) otherwise I would be really unhappy. But generally, I have used MUCH cheaper powders that have done alot more for me than this one.
This stuff is brilliant. I have blonde hair which is fine - and fine hair can tend to show oiliness quite obviously. I purchased this as I wash my hair every day and I wanted it as a back-up for when I'm running late and don't have time to wash it, and also for when I'm going out after work and want my hair looking fresh. After I've brushed it through, my hair looks like it has been washed and it also adds volume to my hair! It makes it look really nice. Also, as I have naturally dark blonde hair and I haven't dyed it lighter for some months, this even makes the roots appear less severe!
This fragrance is sooo pretty, it makes me feel really feminine and girly. I've loved it since the first time I tried it - and i think the packaging is very cute too. LOVELY!
Lip Treatments -Estee Lauder - Amber Bronze Lip Tint Balm - Berry
susykat79 7/12/2005 1:36:00 AM
This is a really nice tinted lip balm. The colour is like a very sheer plum - with one swipe is quite sheer but can be layered for a darker look. It glides on nicely, and feels smooth and moisturising. The bronze tube is very cute, and the fragrance of the balm is pleasant and fruity. I use a little of this on my lips and rub a little in to my cheeks for a sheer natural look. I know this is quite expensive for a tinted balm, but I got it from eBay at about half the retail price so am very happy with it.
Eyeliner -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Cool Eye Frosting Pencil
susykat79 7/7/2005 9:03:00 PM
I purchased the 3 shades - Cool Ocean, Cool Candy and Cool Bronze as a set at a bargain price (AUD$15). These are excellent eye pencils, great colour with the right amount of shimmer. They really make your eyes stand out, and glide on like a dream. They are quite chubby, so if you are after a very thin line these probably aren't the pencils for you. The Bronze is a very pretty shimmery bronze that is nice for every day wear, and Ocean is a gorgeous sky blue shimmer. Candy is a little more subtle (a very light pastel pink). The great thing about these is that they can easily be used as an eyeliner, or as an all over colour for eyelids. The packaging is also very gorgeous. The retail price of these is quite a bit more expensive than what I paid, but I would definitely consider buying these again, even at retail price.
Gels/Soaps -The Body Shop - Papaya Bath & Shower Gel
susykat79 7/5/2005 1:44:00 AM
This smells HEAVENLY. It smells so good, I want to eat it! A shower with this is a really nice way to wake up in the morning, and puts me in a good mood too.
Fragrances -Lolita Lempicka - Lolita Lempicka Eau de Toilette
susykat79 7/5/2005 1:41:00 AM
I would call this a "seduction" perfume - every time I wear it my boyfriend comments and is all over me! It is quite strong though, so best to wear when you want to make an impression! The bottle, a glass apple, it absolutely gorgeous.