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Old 06-14-2011, 01:49 PM   #31
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Ok, Deb; spill - what does this REALLY do?
Do I need some?
It is used instead of a finishing powder. You pat it on & it gives a matte finish to your makeup. It contains the same ingredient as Monistat but it has a different consistency. It is clear & kind of reminds me of a solid perfume in consistency.
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:15 PM   #32
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It is used instead of a finishing powder. You pat it on & it gives a matte finish to your makeup. It contains the same ingredient as Monistat but it has a different consistency. It is clear & kind of reminds me of a solid perfume in consistency.
OH NO!
I think I need some!
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:26 PM   #33
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OH NO!
I think I need some!


You know that matte but dewy look the Monistat gives when you use it as a primer? Imagine that on top of your foundation & blush.
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:51 PM   #34
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trying to stop laughing at myself..


I have the world's straightest, fine, thin hair. It just laughs at me when I try new products to make it look like it has a wee bit of body, volume or thickness to it. But every year or two I get sucked into trying yet another product.

The latest is a thickening hair spray. Got all ready to try it this morning but couldn't get it to spray. No time to fiddle with it then so I just now took a look figuring I''d have a good long fight on my hands trying to get it to work.

Little arrow on the top pointed what direction to turn to lock it. Tiny turn the other way unlocked it. lol...

I'll try it in the morning. Wish me luck!
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:16 PM   #35
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I have superfine hair too. I have had good luck lately with Aveeno shampoo. It is in a beige bottle and has a picture of lavendar on it. My hair is a bit fluffy these days.
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:11 AM   #36
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Ooohhh....we should start a fine hair club. I tried Aveda's Pure Abundance Hair Potion before. Big (and expensive) mistake. It felt like clay or glue was stuck in my hair.
I've had excellent results with Living Proof thickening cream from Sephora. My hair feels nice and full, but I can still brush it.

Just picked up Ardell Brow & Lash Growth Accelerator today. My lashes are actually a nice length, but could stand to be fuller. Reviews are mixed, but for $4-5, I couldn't resist. Will update soon!!
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:08 PM   #37
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I like the idea of a fine hair club! lol...I am always trying something new.

I am bumping this as a reminder to myself. I've got several new items to review but will have to do it later.

What new things have the rest of you tried recently?
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:08 PM   #38
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I recently bought a Milani baked blush.
it, and it's wayyyyyyyyyyyyy cheaper than Laura Geller's!
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:44 AM   #39
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Cindy, do you like it just as much?
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:39 AM   #40
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I do like it as much as the Laura Geller!
And it's like a third of the price!
I switch between that and and my tarte right now!
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:07 PM   #41
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I've been surprised at the quality of some of the Sally Girl products I've tried lately (the 99 cent tiny little items they sell by the checkout at Sally Beauty). I have a few baked eyeshadows, a shimmer strips bronzer/blush, and some lipglosses (the kind with a wand).

The shadows are nice and very pretty, especially when used wet, and the glosses are nice and pigmented. I like the shimmer strips, but it is really, really shimmery - it looks like I have gold dust on my cheeks! Which I don't mind...sometimes It's more like a highlight than a blush or bronzer, IMO.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:11 PM   #42
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I recently bought a Milani baked blush.
it, and it's wayyyyyyyyyyyyy cheaper than Laura Geller's!
I like the baked shadows a lot, been looking to try the blushes! They look like jewels in the packaging.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:53 PM   #43
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I do like it as much as the Laura Geller!
And it's like a third of the price!
I switch between that and and my tarte right now!
Yay!
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I was really surprised by Milani's new basecoat and topcoat. The basecoat smooths out the ridges and keeps my polish from chipping. The topcoat creates a long-lasting shine. All this for a great low price!

And I have fallen in love with Milani's Baked Blushes.

So far, I own 'Dolce Pink' and 'Luminoso' and both 'Rose D'oro' and 'Corallina' are on my wish list.
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:26 PM   #45
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Where do they sell this Milani?? Please.

Thanks in advance.........
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:01 PM   #46
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Where do they sell this Milani?? Please.

Thanks in advance.........
Both CVS and Walgreens carries it here where I am, and you can also check out Cherry Culture's website to order online.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:14 PM   #47
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I have used & loved the Mally Poreless Face Defender I mentioned earlier in this thread. That said, I am out of it & wanted to find something similar, but less expensive in stores. There might be something but I came up empty when I asked around & have limited time to look right now so I am going to try something a little less expensive that I was able to order with free S&H.

The product is SKINN Cosmetics Plasma Flawless Finish Powderless Touch-up Skin Perfecter. (Why do they give these things such long names??? ) Like the Mally product this is dabbed on with a sponge - never rubbed or brushed on.

Both of these products contain dimethicone (same ingredient in Monistat Chafing Gel that many of us use as a primer) so if that ingredient does not agree with you don't try these.

I will let you know how I like it!

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Old 09-23-2012, 04:56 AM   #48
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Deb - I have the Mally - maybe used it like a handful of times - I don't like it. Maybe I am using it wrong.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:25 PM   #49
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Deb - I have the Mally - maybe used it like a handful of times - I don't like it. Maybe I am using it wrong.
You have to pat it on. I like it because it mattifies and also seals my makeup. Keeps the shine off my face all day.
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I found out last week I'm allergic to *some* chemical, I won't find out what for a few weeks when I do the patch test. In the mean time, I'm off all chemical ridden products. I'm thankful for a couple of things I've found - Hugo body wash, hand wash and lotion. I got the orange vanilla body wash/lotion and I have to say my skin has never been smoother or softer. My arms were getting kind of scaly - they are so much softer. And my chest and neck feel like silk! I also bought the avalon face wash and cream, it's amazing. I am waiting to buy a bunch of new personal care stuff (makeup, etc)until I see what it is I'm allergic to, but it's amazing all the chemical stuff that is in our personal care products!!
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:03 AM   #51
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Another fan of the Milani Baked Blush
I have it in the Bellissimo Bronze and its gorgeous. I'm considering the Dolce Pink, it looks very pretty.
I got mine at Walmart for less than $7
I literally tapped my brush in it, a little goes a long way!

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I've never found a foundation I really like. I am currently using Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless. It is a cream. It's better than other things I've used but not really good. I'm going to try Tarte Amazonian Clay Balancing Foundation next. It is a powder infused with clay. It is supposed to help perfect the skin and reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines & give a matte finish.
I might try this. I'm running out of my Clinque foundation and would like to try something simpler. I have normal to dry skin and need a cream-type foundation.
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I have read a lot about the Covergirl - I used to use it.
Good reviews.......

Still liking the BE ready - once I got the right color!
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I have some Monistat chaffing cream. Do people really use it as a primer? Why?

Cindy, I love the look of BE on other people, but I tried Sheer Cover mineral makeup and could never get the right color, plus I had to use cover-up almost all over my face because the mineral make-up did not really give the coverage of a liquid. Basically it was a little more color than my regular powder over my cream foundation.

I wish I could find a foundation that was perfect, lol. I really like the look of the Clinique I'm using now, but it's a pain to apply (tube, messy)...Idk, always on the lookout for something different.
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I have some Monistat chaffing cream. Do people really use it as a primer? Why?

Cindy, I love the look of BE on other people, but I tried Sheer Cover mineral makeup and could never get the right color, plus I had to use cover-up almost all over my face because the mineral make-up did not really give the coverage of a liquid. Basically it was a little more color than my regular powder over my cream foundation.

I wish I could find a foundation that was perfect, lol. I really like the look of the Clinique I'm using now, but it's a pain to apply (tube, messy)...Idk, always on the lookout for something different.
Yes, the Monistat is a great primer. I think because of the silicone. But if you compare the Monistat and the Smashbox.....they are SO alike!

I still have not found that holy grail of foundations either. I like the BE, but it's still not exactly what I am looking for. I want something with good coverage without looking heavy, and looks flawless.
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I have used & loved the Mally Poreless Face Defender I mentioned earlier in this thread. That said, I am out of it & wanted to find something similar, but less expensive in stores. There might be something but I came up empty when I asked around & have limited time to look right now so I am going to try something a little less expensive that I was able to order with free S&H.

The product is SKINN Cosmetics Plasma Flawless Finish Powderless Touch-up Skin Perfecter. (Why do they give these things such long names??? ) Like the Mally product this is dabbed on with a sponge - never rubbed or brushed on.

Both of these products contain dimethicone (same ingredient in Monistat Chafing Gel that many of us use as a primer) so if that ingredient does not agree with you don't try these.

I will let you know how I like it!
I wanted to report back after using this for a while.

The SKINN product does indeed work the same as Mally's does. I love the matte, dewy finish. It lasts a long time.

I still think it is not likely to last as long as Mally's because it is soft. I think that means more product on the sponge & wasted. For that reason I will probably get Mally's - in the original square compact - next time.

I am still using the big triangular sponge that came with Mally's for the SKINN product. Those thin spongers are useless.
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I have fallen in love with bareMinerals Ready Eyeliners.

I got a palette duo in a kit last year and another earlier this year. I love the thin, natural line I can get using the eyeliner brush. I can get the same results using the loose eyeliner powder but the Ready is more convenient & there is no risk of spilling.

The colors I've got are a charcoal, a dark brown, a medium brown & a midnight blue.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:29 AM   #58
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I belong to Ipsy, a monthly beauty sub....my new favorite product is a gel liner I got a couple months ago. The staying power is phenomenal. I can do a thin line or the thicker, more retro simple cat eye I have been doing lately. It's called Cailyn.

Also, some new Real Techniques brushes that Are amazing!
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