Liquid -Lancome - Teint Idole (Original) [DISCONTINUED]
twwink 12/20/2004 10:27:00 PM
I went to the store planning to purchase Maquilibre after reading the great reviews on here for it. They told me that it is being discontinued and said that the Teint Idole is an even better product. Like a sucker, I fell for it. This product is not at all what I had hoped for in a long last makeup, although the Ivoire 2 (C) color is perfect for my pale skin. This makeup goes on really nicely, but does not stay on at all. I will be returning it and hope to find some discontinued Maquilibre through a swap.
This didn't seem to bring out any brown highlights in my hair. It did make my hair smooth and smells nice but I won't repurchase based on those traits alone.
Bronzers -Physicians Formula - Multi-Colored Bronzer
twwink 12/14/2004 2:52:00 PM
This is way too dark for me, even in the summer. Trying to blend it down to my neck is impossible so I get the dark mask look. I am using it as a blush sometimes just to try to get rid of it.
This little pot has lasted a very long time and is still going. A great value product and the color is just right for me - not too pink, not too peach, not too brown. It gets high marks for packaging as I have dropped it many times and it has never broken!
Foundations -Sally Hansen - Fast and Flawless Airbrush foundation [DISCONTINUED]
twwink 12/14/2004 2:42:00 PM
I was hoping that this would dry on my face and STAY on my skin all day. It didn't. It melted off my combination skin in a metter of hours and even touching up with powder didn't help. I guess I will have to spend the money and try the NARS airbrush foundation after all. Even though I used a headband to cover my hair, the application was messy and product ended up all over me, the floor, and the sink. Maybe I am not cut out for airbrush makeup. :)
Conditioner -L'Oreal - Smooth Intense with Nutrileum
twwink 12/14/2004 2:34:00 PM
This conditioner makes my thick wavy hair so smooth and soft. I really hope that it takes a while for my hair to get used to it so I can have this feeling for a while longer.
This shampoo makes my hair feel so smooth I want to run my hands through it all day. I have thick naturally wavy hair that can be unruly, but this shampoo calms it down enough to be managable.
Liquid -Ultima II - Wonderwear Longwearing [DISCONTINUED]
twwink 12/10/2004 9:41:00 AM
This is the foundation that I have been using for a few years now. It stays on better than anything else I have tried (and I have tried almost everything from $ to $$$$). It still wears off in some spots, though, which is why I continue to search for somehting better. The container is kind of a pain if you apply with a foundation brush, but works well with a sponge.
This tiny little pot is full of good things. The size of the container is very small which may be bad if you lose things easily or good if you value makeup bag space. :) This is the creamiest concealer that I have used that actually stays on pretty well. After 8 hours, I did notice creases under my eye more than usual. Better than anything else I have tried, but I'm still holding out for the Becca concealer to be my HG.
The colors were too yellow and dark for me (for reference Ultima II in buff, MAC NC20 when I'm tan). I bought this because the MA said that it was the longest lasting foundation that they carried. However it did not last any longer than my current foundation, so I'm sticking with Ultima II for now. Also the cap falls off too easily on this product.
This made my skin feel so smooth and gave it a nice matte finish, but it clogged my pores after only one day so it's a no-go for me. I was hoping it would make my foundation last longer but it actually made it slide off my skin (for reference I use Ultima II Wonderwear in Buff). I also ended up with creases under my eyes and on my eyelids which wasn't too attractive. I will continue searching for something to make my foundation last longer on my combination skin. The cap on this container falls off to easily.