Yes, this mascara is expensive but the results are excellent. It is truly a waterproof (a must have if you are like me and stay active during the day or night). It won't give you the fake lash effect, but it still boosts your lashes, making them dramatic but still natural. It is my favorite mascara in Lancome's lineup & I use this everyday over the Cils Lash Booster, also by Lancome. :) Try it. You won't regret it.
This is an average Korean BB Cream. At the cheapest end of the spectrum, it does quite well as a moisturizer, oil controller, and evens out the skin color of your face. As other reviewers have mentioned, there is little to no coverage for blemishes or dark spots. As for the "aloe qualities" promoted by Skin Food, I haven't seen any major improvement to my skin quality after using this product everyday for 2 months. I have porcelain Asian skin that is very fair, so there are by far much better options for me as far as Asian BB Creams go. Therefore, I wouldn't repurchase.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Select Sheer Pressed Powder
woaifobs 7/30/2010 8:04:00 PM
I really wanted to like this convenient compact. But, the powder just goes on too cakey and obvious. Like the previous reviewer after a few hours the cakiness does seem to go away but that's not something I can tolerate on my face. Also, the color acts a bit weird. Can look orange and darker in some lighting environments and fine in other ones. There are definitely better powders out there for the price. The applicator that comes with the compact gives a horrible effect. If you must use, definitely use a brush.
Primer/ Corrector -Smashbox - Photo Finish Primer SPF 15 with Dermaxyl
woaifobs 7/30/2010 7:59:00 PM
I am such a big fan of this product. The price is a bit steep, but my bottle never seems to run out. The feel of the gel primer feels great on your face - sets it apart from other primers. The smell isn't great but barely noticeable beyond when you first apply it. You really only need a 4 dots around your face to get a great finish & results!
Foundations -Smashbox - High Definition Healthy FX Foundation
woaifobs 7/30/2010 7:55:00 PM
I'm surprised at the negative comments on this product. Now, I don't need full coverage because my complexion - very fair asian - is quite good but a light application all over my face with a good foundation brush gives a great natural dewy look. I don't use a lot but it seems to stay on during an average day. I have combination type skin that usually gets oily in the t-zone. Definitely use it over the Smashbox Photofinish Primer. that stuff is the best! Also, very little amount for the price but great packaging and very smooth liquid.