BB Cream -Tarte - BB tinted treatment 12-hour primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen
tressab 2/14/2013 10:33:00 PM
This makes me look like I have beautiful skin. I do need a moisturizer with it, but it gives my skin such a smooth appearance and doesn't settle in my wrinkles, that I don't mind the extra step. Plus, it doesn't break me out!
This is my favorite drugstore mascara. It doesn't smudge, gives lush lashes, and has an easy to use brush. In fact, I love the brush. The downside...It is not as plush as my favorite department store mascaras, and it flakes towards the end of the day. I'll take flakes over smudging/raccoon eyes any day. So, while not perfect, it is the best value mascara.
Makeup Brushes -Urban Decay - Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush
tressab 8/15/2012 3:42:00 PM
I love this brush. It really does give an optical blurring effect and seems to push the foundation into the pores and smooth out the entire skin. It is much softer and less harsh than most kabuki brushes and easier to use than the traditional foundation brushes. I really like the effect. My only complaint would be that you can't use it if you have a balling sunscreen under your foundation, as it would greatly increase the balling.
These had no color, no coverage, and broke the first time I used them. Garbage.
This has become a staple in my styling routine. I have fine wavy hair that I put large curls in. This makes the curls soft and bouncy without weighing the hair down. My hair feels so much healthier and softer without being too slick.
Shampoo -Organix - Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy
tressab 10/5/2011 4:31:00 AM
This shampoo is evil. It managed to remove all body from my hair and leave the frizz. I had not had such a bad hair day since 8th grade as the day I used this shampoo. I then passed it and the matching conditioner off to my daughter who had the same experience...limp, lifeless, still kinda frizzy hair. Then I gave it to my niece who has different hair than us. She, too, experienced a string of bad hair days. As a broke college student, she used it for two weeks before giving up. Alas, I love the Organix packaging, but this will be the last time I'm suckered into another one of their products. I have yet to find one that I like anything more than the smell of. (Yeah, it did smell good)
Liquid -Shiseido - Sun Protection Liquid Foundation SPF 42 PA+++
tressab 4/7/2010 1:50:00 PM
While you don't get a lot of product, you don't need much for each wear. I get pretty full coverage out of this, a flawless finish, perfect color and it lasts all day. Can't ask for much more. Oh, I wear retin-A and it doesn't settle in peelies or wrinkles. It is hard to get off, but I just use a cleansing oil.
This did nothing as a primer. I gave it a star for the pink cast I got, but as a primer, I noticed no filling or smoothing. Plus, it broke me out.
OMG, I am so in love with this. I'm 37 and have some fine lines and this does not settle into my lines. It literally takes 10 seconds to apply and totally evens out my skin tone and looks so natural. I can't see my pores and it stayed on all day without oxidizing. So far, 1 week and no breakouts, so that will be the final test. So easy for such a good look. I use VS primer underneath.
I have fine, thin, delicate hair and I want two things from a shampoo...I want it to either give me amazing volume, or to moisturize and make it soft. This shampoo did neither. I gave it two stars for the smell and packaging.
I love zoya, but this color is very orange....it doesn't look like the swatch at all. I don't like orange...it isn't even a rust, but more like an orange-red crayon.
I have both this and the smashbox. This feels a bit dryer on my face, but is a bit runnier in the bottle. I feel it lasts longer than the smashbox. I will repurchase.
My favorite polish color EVER. It it is sexy, not trampy, dark, but not gothic, red, but not garish. In essence, perfect!
Palettes -Urban Decay - Book of Shadows Vol. II [DISCONTINUED]
tressab 10/20/2009 4:01:00 AM
I was returning my tarte palette to sephora when the SA recommended this instead. I've not been a huge UD fan as I work in a profession and am of an age where glittery shadow would be a no-no. Anyway, what a difference this was over my tarte palette. The colors are all so rich and stay forever, uncreased, with the UDPP. I've created some really fun looks and a little goes a long way. This is one of the best values around as the EL and shadows are of top quality and the colors are fun and versatile. My only complaint is that I would like a paler highlight color.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Juice Organics Brightening cleanser
tressab 7/5/2009 1:04:00 PM
I'm on my third bottle of this and that is saying A LOT...I can never commit to a product, however, nothing has ever performed like this. Usually, I don't notice much of a difference with cleansers, but I do with this one! My acne prone skin has stayed nice and clear and glowing thanks to the exfoliating properties. When I use my toner, no make-up is left, so it is cleaning well. I feel clean, exfoliated, glowing without stripping.