Powder -Unlisted Brand - Joppa Minerals- Full Coverage Foundation- All
tryagain 12/21/2007 11:23:00 AM
Like the previous reviewer, I wish there were seperate reviews for each product. After some glowing reviews on acne.org, I ordered some samples. They were reasonable, $2.49 for 3g jar of full coverage, soft coverage and the finishing silk. I ordered Medium #2. The color was pretty close, just a tad to orange for me, but workable. I found the full coverage to have truly full coverage, yet, it didn't look cakey. You have to remember to only use a small amount and buff, buff, buff. The soft coverage didn't have much coverage at all, but I guess it'd work if you didn't have too many flaws to cover. Both formulas contain kaolin clay, and it did dry my skin out a little. I love the finishing silk (although it has no silk in it). It just melts into your skin, leaving you shine free and almost airbrushed. I was about to reorder a full size of the full coverage and finishing silk when I decided to give the SIMPLE RADIANCE a try (they had included 2 small samples in ziploc baggie in my order). WOW!!! Now this is what I've been waiting for. It truly goes on creamy and looks more natural than any other MMU I've tried. It doesn't sink into fine lines or draw attention to pores. Don't give up on MMU until you try this! Samples are around $5 for a 5g sample of the foundation and finishing silk. The sample should last you a good couple of weeks.
I have this eyeliner in brown. It is double ended, with the eyeliner on one end and a smudger on the other. I'm not generally a big e/l fan. I've tried so many different brands and none lived up to my expectations, until this one. The liner goes on very smooth and easily without any tugging. It works very well for tightlining, since it does go on so easily. Product stayed all day, until I washed it off. You can sharpen to a fine point or use dull for a thicker line. I also like the smudger ( although it is a bit rough). I will be repurchasing in other colors.
Lipstick -mark - Dew Drenched Moisturlicious Lipcolor - Any shade
tryagain 8/23/2007 11:27:00 AM
I have this lipstick in Rain. In the brochure and tube it appears a berry color. However, on, it looks much more like a fuschia color. The color is very bright on me. The lipstick itself is very creamy and sheer. It feels good on my lips, however, I'm not sure that it actually is doing any moisturizing. I don't pick up on any minty taste, but there is a definite mint smell. I wish there was a better color selection. I will repurchase if more colors become available.
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector [DISCONTINUED]
tryagain 8/10/2007 12:06:00 PM
I have been on a search for the perfect concealor for years. I need a concealor to do 2 things: cover my dark, undereye circles and cover some acne scars. This is the first concealor I have found that can do both. It is very blendable, so I don't have those tell tale concealor spots and it covers very well. I don't particularly love the doe foot applicator on the concealor side (I prefer to use my fingers) but it is okay. Sometimes more product than you need comes out on the doe foot, so be careful. As for the highlighter, I don't really have much to compare it to, as I haven't ever used a highlighter before. But, I like it. It give a nice luminosity to my cheeks and really brightens my eyes when I use it on the inner corner. I paid $7 for mine and I will be repurchasing.
Eyeliner -Avon - Daring Definition Gel eyeliner in Black Brown Pearl
tryagain 7/24/2007 10:39:00 AM
This is my favorite eyeliner and I reach for it almost daily. It has a builable coverage, so you can add more drama without looking overdone. It goes on very smoothly and I like that it has a little iridescence. It cost me less than $5. I would love to buy it again, but I don't think it is available any longer, darn it.
Eyeliner -Avon - Glimmersticks Eyeliner in Cosmic Brown
tryagain 7/24/2007 10:32:00 AM
Overall, I like this eyeliner pretty well. It goes on smoothly, has a decent staying powder (it does fade a little by the end of the work day, but not much), and it very inexpensive. The only con, IMO, is that, while it says self-sharpening, it doesn't actually give you a point at the tip. Sure, you can get more product up by twisting, but you have to use a tissue or something on the tip to point it and be able to make a thinner line. That is the only reason I took one lippie off. Definitely worth a try at the low price.
I received clear radiance as part of a kit I bought from QVC. On its own, it usually costs $18, which is expensive IMO. However, I do really like this product. The one I have is in the same size container as the BE e/s. It is messy to use, but most MMU is. I have light to medium olive/beige skin. When used as a blush, this doesn't show up, but when I use it as an all over face color, it adds a nice glow. It didn't show up glittery or juvenile looking on me at all. It also is very pretty when used wet and foiled as an e/s. You also don't need to use a lot (I sometimes even just mix it with the Mineral Veil), so the container should last a long time. When I run out, I just hope I can find a nice kit with this in it again.
This is the first TM I've ever purchased and am very satisfied. It is very moisturizing (in fact, I can't use a separate moisturizer in the morning), and adds just enough color to even out my skin tone. It also adds a nice youthful, dewy glow. I used the light-medium and it worked well for my skin. My mom, whose skin is several shades lighter, also used mine and it matched her skin, so I believe there is a pretty good chance you can find a shade that will work for you. I like that the tube stands on its own lid, so you don't have to work to get the product out. It seems like one tube will last me at least over a month, using it nearly everyday. It was well worth the $6.50 I spent at Wal-Mart and I will be repurchasing.
I bought this after receiving some recs for it on the boards. I am so impressed. I already have fairly long lashes, so I really wanted a mascara to add fullness without clumping or making spider legs. This did exactly that. Once coat of the black brown creates a natural, full lash line. Two coats adds even more drama. It isn't drying on my eyes and I haven't had any problem with the brush picking up too much product. No clumps and the mascara stays on my lashes (and only my lashes) all day. I will definitely buy again!
I'm kind of on the fence about this product. Its okay as a base color for e/s, that what I mostly use it for. When I tried to use it as a concealor, it looked cakey under my eyes and did nothing to cover my blemishes. I'm on the fence b/c I'm not sure that it isn't my technique thats the problem. Anyway, I won't be rebuying this.
Toners -Avon - True Pore-Fection Skin Refining Toner [DISCONTINUED]
tryagain 6/28/2007 4:42:00 PM
I started using this about a month ago, along with the Pore-fection gel cleanser. I have been impressed with the results. I am normal, but acne prone, with some large pores and blackheads around my nose. Since beginning this regimen, I have had fewer breakouts, my skin is more evenly toned and definitely smoother. I haven't noticed much change in pore appearance, but am hoping that with a little more time, they will appear smaller. Will be repurchasing.
Moisturizers -Avon - Avon Solutions Hydra Radiance Moisturizing Day Lotion SPF15
tryagain 6/28/2007 4:37:00 PM
I first got this as a sample about a month ago and have been using it daily ever since. I love this moisturizer! It comes in a pump, which is fabulous. One pump is enough for my entire face and chin. It is lightweight, absorbs quickly and I really do think that it has made my skin a little more glowy! Also, it has spf 15. I have normal, but acne prone skin and this, miraculously, didn't break me out. The advertising compares it to Clinique's Dramatically Different moisturizer, but I think it is much, much better. Plus, its only 8.99 right now.
I have normal, but acne prone skin. I have used many cleanser and this is the only one so far that actually deep cleans with stripping my skin. I use it twice a day for a month and haven't had any trouble. My acne is clearing up and I think my skin is more even toned. It comes in a very convenient pump ( 1 pump is plenty). I bought it for about 5.00 and will be repurchasing for sure!
I get these all the time when they are on sale. They have a great flavor selection and even some plain ones with spf. They moisturize really well and you can't beat the price (99 cents/ each at the most).
Treatments (Eye) -Avon - Lighten Up Undereye Treatment
tryagain 6/28/2007 4:20:00 PM
This product didn't do anything for me, except waste my time with an extra step in my routine. I'm very disappointed and will not repurchase.