This is a very expensive outlay but you are supplied with the product in a glass jar, a plastic sifter container and the flat top ultra soft brush. Easy to apply and although it seems ultra light it does perfect the skin. Great ingredients, range of colours and performance. My skin feels very soft when this is removed, hard to explain but never happened before with any other brand. Expensive yes, but light years ahead of other mineral makeup products.
Crème -Smashbox - 'Camera Ready' Full Coverage Foundation
vampyre 4/18/2009 7:11:00 AM
At last perfect coverage without a gunky finish. I use a beauty blender sponge to apply this over light primer but the supplied brush is actually very good and can be used to stipple the product on. The colour (L3-L4) is a much darker shade than I normally use but that is because the pale shades really are pale. Delighted with this product.
I love this but I imagine some won't. It is a slightly thick clear gel and it doesn't foam very much. However a little goes a long way and it is very gentle on my skin. Like all the range it's very pure and high quality. I hope that there will be a body lotion soon to go with this.
Highlighters -Smashbox - Baked Fusion Soft Lights - Baked Starburst
vampyre 3/1/2009 9:44:00 AM
I have a fear of bronzers. No matter how light a hand I use I am never comfortable wearing them. This however is lovely and very sheer. I found it goof proof and I often wear it whereas most bronzers just got binned. Very pleased indeed.
This product made my fine lightly layered hair look amazing. Sadly it brought me out in a rash along my jawline and chin so it just wasn't to be.
My once long strong lashes had become dry and brittle. This product has improved the condition of my lashes so I am pleased with it. I don't know about actually making my lashes grow but they did stop falling out.
This is the only eye product I can use in the Origins range but it is good. Cooling and soothing, many products make my eyelids raw and sting but this doesn't. It also does reduce puffiness so well worth buying.
I know that Origins are not nearly as green as they would have us believe but I love the salt body products. Love the fragrance and I don't find it drying. The scrub and body cream are gorgeous too.
Eyeliner -Smashbox - Waterproof Shadow Liner - Fan Club
vampyre 2/26/2009 1:38:00 PM
Perfect smoky eyes and couldn't be easier. The shadow liners have cut down on the time it takes me to do my makeup but they look great on. The brush does seem clunky but when you actually use it the effect is so good. I have 3 colours so far and am waiting for the soft violet to become available.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Jessica Bend Don't Break
vampyre 2/26/2009 11:35:00 AM
Until I tried this product I never had nails. I used everything including nail envy, but this is the only one that worked. I never imagined my nails would ever be too long and need trimming but this treatment brought that about. A great accidental find.
Foundations -Smashbox - High Definition Healthy FX Foundation
vampyre 2/26/2009 11:24:00 AM
I have never really felt liquid foundation was for me. This product is excellent. It took me a while to get the shade best for me but it was worth it. I find it almost undetectable on yet it gives me even dewy skin. It was worth waiting for.
Powders -Smashbox - Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
vampyre 2/26/2009 11:17:00 AM
I love smashbox but didn't expect this to work for me as I have very dry skin. Well I was wrong, it looks great on my skin and gives a lovely even tone. I got the halo brush and that probably helps with the foolproof application. So glad smashbox created this.
Skincare - Face -Liz Earle - Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish
vampyre 2/26/2009 11:10:00 AM
I used to use this when it first came out, back then it had pink packaging. I decided to try it again as my skin had become very dry and sensitive but this time it was a disaster. It made my skin burn and it was very red for hours after use. I tried using it for a week but I couldn't take it. I know people who rate this as the HG cleanser but it wasn't for me.
Eyeliner -Smashbox - Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Black
vampyre 2/26/2009 11:03:00 AM
I love this liner. I am an eyeliner addict (once a goth always a goth) and this is so easy to use and stays put. I would never go back to liquid liner, this looks so much better and is easierto use.
Hair Styling Tools -Unlisted Brand - Tangle Teezer
vampyre 2/26/2009 10:55:00 AM
Had to try this out of curiosity and yes it is brilliant. I have fine hair and am trying not to cause breakage by brushing and this rocks. Apparently it's also good for pets.