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I love the scent of the entire line. It is fairly pronounced and fruity/berry so some ladies might not go for it, but I personally love it. Plus, this stuff is incredibly affordable -- $3 for a *giant* bottle that will last probably 6 months or more. And, it is excellent condition that helps set the stage for tousled look when used with the other products in this line.
August 13, 2009
New, sexy shimmer
the new, sexy shimmer is amazing! It is subtle, but not too subtle. I was a little apprehensive that the shimmer would be so light that it would hardly matter at all, but I was incorrect. It is definitely noticeable, visible and very flattering without being overtly obvious. In short, this is the perfect Summer makeup product to give you that fast, easy, on-the-go, no-fuss-but-still-a-little-glam look. It's a bummer that it doesn't have SPF and natural cosmetic gals will object to the parabens and petrolatum. But, i love that this is the classic chapstick we all grew up with -- only with a new twist!
August 13, 2009
My first "10"!
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil does an amazing job at removing any trace of makeup (including eye makeup and mascara), excess oil and any other grime that collects over the course of the day. It is gentle enough to use on the eyes without any burning or stinging and the sensation of rubbing oil on the face I find to be strangely pleasant and relaxing. I've even stopped using a separate eye makeup remover since it generally isn't necessary after the Cleansing Oil except with some tougher waterproof products. Not only does it clean effectively, its oily structure means that it also doesn't deplete the skin of needed hydration. It also contains some olive oil and vitamin E for good measure. The cleansing process can be stopped there or followed up by a gentle cleanser to be extra squeaky clean before applying nighttime moisturizer and/or eye cream. Love, love, love!
July 27, 2009
Rich, creamy, highly-pigmented with reasonable staying-power, they have everything you might want in a lipstick. In addition, with 20 shades from which to choose, there is something for everyone, from the very adventurous to the more work-appropriate. These lipsticks, which ring up around $8-9, are as good or better than MAC lipsticks that cost at least $5 more plus a special trip to the MAC or department store. The Max Factors, I can pick up in just about any old drugstore around the corner. Nice!
July 20, 2009
The EcoTools Blush Brush ($8) is the softest, most luxurious, pampering brush I have ever used. It is, in short, amazing. The bristles are so so so soft, they do not even compare with others. Beyond the softness, EcoTools Blush Brush is incredible at applying a beautiful flush of blush to the cheeks. It is shaped perfectly to just hit the apple of the cheek and it easily blends for a gorgeous finish. Because there are so many bristles, you do have to watch to not pick up too much color, but after one or two uses, it is no problem.
July 8, 2009
Beautify Your Bathroom
've had some of the Vanity Packs (the purple one shown on the left, in fact) sitting out on my counter for a few weeks now and they really do a good job of brightening up the area. The boxes are relatively compact and so vividly colored that you would probably not even suspect that they contained something like Qtips. In the mess of brushes that need to be washed, contact lens containers and various products I'm sampling at any given time, the Q tips Vanity Packs are the one thing I can point to that actually leave my bathroom counter looking better once they arrived. Small, handy and good-looking, what's not to love?
July 6, 2009
Slightly ridiculous product I nevertheless love...
Yes, it is Evian water in a spray bottle. And, yes, it is pricey for water. But, I have to say that I keep finding new uses for this stuff and it is pretty amazing! During the summer heat, a quick spritz over my over-heated face and I am cool and comfortable -- at least for a while. I use it to make my matte foundation look dewy. Or to give me a pick-me-up mid-day. I'm sure there are many others... I think I'll probably try the travel size on my next trip. If nothing else, it might make coach cabin a tad more glamorous.
July 4, 2009
Not quite ready for prime time.
I definitely preferred the more pigmented shade of each duo. The bright pink of Swanky actually looked quite pink on the lips and was a fun, but sheer, punch of color. The rose-y mauve of Trendy worked well with my natural lip color and was quite flattering for a low-key look. The neutral shades of each duo were just OK. My complaint is that they are barely pigmented and essentially like applying a clear shimmery gloss; which is fine if that's what you are going for, but they are not what I would consider "high intensity pigment" by any stretch. The applicator has two holes for the two different colors to squirt out. The problem is that to accommodate the two holes, it is twice as big as a normal gloss applicator. This increased size makes it completely useless in terms of applying the gloss. I tried it a few times, had gloss smeared all over my face, got frustrated, and then used my finger exclusively. Overall, I think that these are pretty good glosses, but not quite ready for prime time. If I had to change them, I would add more pigmentation, take away some of the shimmer (or at least limit the shimmer to one of the shades, not both, so that there is actually something to be gained by mixing the two), and change the packaging.
June 29, 2009
Great result, but difficult execution
As others have already mentioned, there were some frustrations in the application of these powders. . I found the wand to be difficult to control, mostly due to the bulky cap and poor grip. But beyond that, the fallout from this product is ridiculous. Even after blowing, knocking, tapping excess from the applicator, I would inevitably end up with navy or gold dust sprinkled essentially all over my face, necessitating a re-do of any already-perfected foundation. Sadly, the final result on the eye was actually quite pretty. And I was darn impressed with the wear the product has. On me, it definitely had more staying-power than most of the eyeliners already in my collection. If they could figure out a way to make the application easier and do something about the fallout, this would be a darn near perfect eyeliner.
June 22, 2009