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  • Bobbi Brown Tinted Lip Balm

    Just ok as I have had many products of this type. Way overpriced for what it is.

    March 21, 2012

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  • Bobbi Brown All Over Bronzing Gel SPF 15
    7.0

    Bobbi Brown All Over Bronzing Gel SPF 15

    Do not get too carried away

    This is fine providing you do not get too carried away with it. If you do you end up looking muddy. Also if you have dry skin be sure to use moisturizer under it.

    March 21, 2012

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  • Bobbi Brown Cosmetic Bag
    10.0

    Bobbi Brown Cosmetic Bag

    The Big One Is THE BEST

    I have the big box zippered one. In fact I have 2! It is absolutely perfect and lasts for years. Well organized and has 2 zippers which open the top and the bottom.

    March 21, 2012

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  • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

    This is the vest eye liner I have used. Goes on nicely and stays as a gel does. The only problem as it dries out to quickly.

    March 21, 2012

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  • Maybelline New York Full 'N Soft Washable Mascara

    Never tried this one before but glad I did, it's a keeper. The brush, the formula, the way it goes on is really nice. I noticed my lashes seemed to have a lift to them ever. My lashes never lift. Lashes stayed seperated also. That is something I have trouble with, so it passed this test also. Of course nothing looks like the ads we see in magizines but I have to laugh because almost every one is wearing false lashes...too funny...You would think that they would realize that....do they think the average women is ignorant to this. Anyway, this does earn high points, not for pictures but performance.

    March 21, 2012

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  • Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Black Mascara

    This is an awesome product. The price is right too. If you ever see this brand around do not pass it up if you have the money because it really is a great deal. It will be one of those products you come back to over an over again. What does it do? More like what does it not do. It won't break your piggy bank and it won't make you frown when you look in the mirror!!

    March 21, 2012

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  • Bourjois Drole de Sourcil
    9.0

    Bourjois Drole de Sourcil

    Can not find it any more

    I loved this as I started wearing this type of brow gel some years ago. It quick and has a nice finish. It doesn't cost a fortune either. If you have not tried such a product I really suggest you do , especially if you can get this brand. I had to buy Lancome the last couple times but Bourjois is just as good if not better and the price is certainly better. I love it when a company can offer an excellant product for a much better price than all these ultra expensive things out there.

    March 21, 2012

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  • L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara

    I always have one of these at home, no matter what other one I may be useing at the time. I have used alot of mascaras over the years. My very favorite was discontinued in the states so I had to start shopping around again. This one seems to cover all angles pretty well. I always get the carbon black. For the price it is hard to beat. I know you are not suppose to keep them longer than 3 months but I do since I have a few that I use. It adds volume pretty well and also lengthens. After it looses it newness it will tend to flake a bit but I have never had one that did not. Of course I am always on the lookout for a great one and ready to experiment with one that others are raving about. But as I say I will always have this one in my stash....guess that is saying something!

    March 20, 2012

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  • Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer
    9.0

    Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer

    AMAZED A FUN GIRL TOY

    Giorgio Armani’s Luminous silk foundation is the only foundation I have re-bought. When I read any negative reviews for this I have to assume that the person was doing something wrong. I will start with the texture. It is exactly as the name suggests, it feels like silk. The color range is excellent. They have even added a couple more colors to the list. At first I was dismayed at the colors as when I swatched my face none of the colors seemed to match, but because I wanted to try this so much I let the SA pick out the color for me. Once home with the product I tried it right away…. of course! The color I swiped was still what I thought off. But must give it my best shot. I dotted the formula on my face and blended with my fingers. Once blended I was quite surprised, it indeed melded with my skin so well that the color was perfect. So do not panic at a swatch test. Once you blend it on it is sheer so the color is much more subtle. 184 A lot of people like to apply this with the foundation blender brush and some prefer their fingers. The video on the Giorgio Armani web site shows it being applied and blended on the face beginning at the center of the face and blending out towards the outer portion of the face. This should be true for all liquid foundations. Once it has been blended on with the brush the make up artist uses his fingers to go over it softening still further. It was said that by using the brush you use a lot less product and some reviewers have said the same thing. 105 My experience of the application of and blending of the product is this: Since I had the brush I used it first. Then I tried it with my fingers alone. I looked closely to compare the two different applications. The over the next two weeks I switched back and forth between the 2 methods and examined the outcome each time. I did this because I wanted to get a good perspective of the difference, if any. The results: with the brush method the foundation goes on a bit more heavily and with the fingers it is sheerer. Both methods were done by starting at the center of the face and blending out. Now by heavy I do not mean thick and mask like by no means. Both finishes are beautiful. If it is to sheer just go over it again with whatever method you prefer. It can be built up very easily. My choice of application that I use most often is with my fingers. Also I do not put it all over my face. I squirt out a bit on my hand or finger and dot it lightly over all the spots I wish to cover. I apply under my eyes and blending into the skin of my cheekbones. Then I apply it around my nose and on any darkened sunspots and the corners of my mouth. Then I go over the same areas as needed. I use the brush occasionally for fun as I do enjoy playing with the tools. 76 * 154 +22 Now here is something to consider. The foundation comes in a pump bottle, so releasing too much product can be easy until you get the right grip on the bottle and feel how much pressure to exert on the pump. I use the tiniest bit and never end up wasting any product. If you use the brush method you will use up more product. So how much you use will depend on your application choice and the pressure on the pump. One bottle will last me a year. Not so expensive for me with the way I use it. 198 The final analysis: I am always amazed (yes still am after 5 years) at how fine and natural my skin looks. How can it change so much with such little product. But wow can I see a difference. It is unlike anything that I may try as sampling other foundations here and there. My skin just looks beautiful. It never is dry looking yet never, even at first to moist. How this works I have no idea but I don’t care how as long as it does! Would I purchase this again? Duh…already have 5 times! For those of you that have trouble with it I firmly believe it is in your application technique. Give it a chance and go over this review and you may just find the right technique for yourself and then instead of being disappointed you will be amazed…. and that is a wonder thing. FLUID SHEER NUMBER 2 This is an interesting product. It is a multi functional one and all the more reason to love it. I am reviewing the number 2 shade here. The color is natural beige. You can use this lovely product as a primer, a glow enhancement, or a highlighter. It can be used alone, under, over or mixed in a moisturizer, sunscreen or your foundation. How fun is this! The application is silky as the name says and blends like a dream. I have used it every which way and they all turn out beautiful. I do not like a lot of glow or shimmer and as Goldilocks said,” This is just right!" Granted of course that you can increase the effect by going over the area, or adding more to another product, but don't just glob a whole lot more on all at once. Layer and blend. Used as a primer it leaves your whole face with a lit within glow. For a subtler look mix it right into your foundation. You can control the effect more precisely this way. Used over your foundation it will produce more shine so unless that is what you are after I recommend under or mixed in. For a highlighter use on top but only in areas you want. The cheekbones, brow bone, above cupid's bow on your lips, the inner and or outer corners of your eyes and the bridge of your nose. You can do all the areas or choose only a specific area you want highlighted. You can also alter this effect by subduing it even more. Simply add a little bit to a drop of foundation (Luminous Silk) and then use that for the highlighter. It will not by any means look heavy, as both formulas are the same in texture and sheer. I have even used it with eye shadows. Simply place a tiny amount on your hand then touch it with a finger and rub your finger and thumb together to sheer it out then pat on top of your eye shadow, either powder or cream formula. I usually use a very, very light dusting of Nars sheer shadow in fathom or, with Smashbox’s (I belive) white loose powder that is exceedingly sheer. This is a wonderful product and so much fun to play with. The price is expensive but you will have it for some years. Since it is in a pump dispenser no air will get to it so it stays nice for a long time. Actually I wish that they sold it in smaller containers and for less money. It would take up less space and it would be easier to make the purchase. That is my only problem with all of the fluid sheers. I had to knock off one star because of this. I will be writing a review on Fluid Sheer in the color amber soon. I am excitedly waiting on its arrival from the Giorgio Armani web site. Yea, another girl toy!

    March 19, 2012

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  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

    Giorgio Armani’s Luminous silk foundation is the only foundation I have re-bought. When I read any negative reviews for this I have to assume that the person was doing something wrong. I will start with the texture. It is exactly as the name suggests, it feels like silk. The color range is excellent. They have even added a couple more colors to the list. At first I was dismayed at the colors as when I swatched my face none of the colors seemed to match, but because I wanted to try this so much I let the SA pick out the color for me. Once home with the product I tried it right away…. of course! The color I swiped was still what I thought off. But must give it my best shot. I dotted the formula on my face and blended with my fingers. Once blended I was quite surprised, it indeed melded with my skin so well that the color was perfect. So do not panic at a swatch test. Once you blend it on it is sheer so the color is much more subtle. 184 A lot of people like to apply this with the foundation blender brush and some prefer their fingers. The video on the Giorgio Armani web site shows it being applied and blended on the face beginning at the center of the face and blending out towards the outer portion of the face. This should be true for all liquid foundations. Once it has been blended on with the brush the make up artist uses his fingers to go over it softening still further. It was said that by using the brush you use a lot less product and some reviewers have said the same thing. 105 My experience of the application of and blending of the product is this: Since I had the brush I used it first. Then I tried it with my fingers alone. I looked closely to compare the two different applications. The over the next two weeks I switched back and forth between the 2 methods and examined the outcome each time. I did this because I wanted to get a good perspective of the difference, if any. The results: with the brush method the foundation goes on a bit more heavily and with the fingers it is sheerer. Both methods were done by starting at the center of the face and blending out. Now by heavy I do not mean thick and mask like by no means. Both finishes are beautiful. If it is to sheer just go over it again with whatever method you prefer. It can be built up very easily. My choice of application that I use most often is with my fingers. Also I do not put it all over my face. I squirt out a bit on my hand or finger and dot it lightly over all the spots I wish to cover. I apply under my eyes and blending into the skin of my cheekbones. Then I apply it around my nose and on any darkened sunspots and the corners of my mouth. Then I go over the same areas as needed. I use the brush occasionally for fun as I do enjoy playing with the tools. 76 * 154 +22 Now here is something to consider. The foundation comes in a pump bottle, so releasing too much product can be easy until you get the right grip on the bottle and feel how much pressure to exert on the pump. I use the tiniest bit and never end up wasting any product. If you use the brush method you will use up more product. So how much you use will depend on your application choice and the pressure on the pump. One bottle will last me a year. Not so expensive for me with the way I use it. 198 The final analysis: I am always amazed (yes still am after 5 years) at how fine and natural my skin looks. How can it change so much with such little product. But wow can I see a difference. It is unlike anything that I may try as sampling other foundations here and there. My skin just looks beautiful. It never is dry looking yet never, even at first to moist. How this works I have no idea but I don’t care how as long as it does! Would I purchase this again? Duh…already have 5 times! For those of you that have trouble with it I firmly believe it is in your application technique. Give it a chance and go over this review and you may just find the right technique for yourself and then instead of being disappointed you will be amazed…. and that is a wonderful thing.

    March 19, 2012

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