Monday, January 03, 2011

REVIEW: Look Good, Feel Better

This helpful workshop for women is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and several cosmetic companies that donate their products. You’ll learn important techniques for skin care, applying makeup and wearing head coverings due to the unique challenges that undergoing cancer treatment presents. Each cancer patient who attends the workshop receives a valuable makeup kit that she will use during the workshop, and will take with her when she leaves. Go to for more information on where to find a workshop and how to sign up.

Things in my kit: (worth over $250 from online merchants)Mary Kay Gentle Cleansing Cream Formula 1, 4 oz.
This really made my face soft.
Dove Pro Age Eye Treatment, .5 oz.
Can’t tell if this makes a difference or not.
Avon Solutions Botanisource Comforting Cream, 1.7 fl. oz.
This is a light face cream with a pleasant scent. I would buy it.
Origins Organics Silkening Body Spritz, 5 fl. oz.
Smells good. Can’t really tell if it moisturizes well.
Estee Lauder Sun Performance Sunscreen Towelette
Cover Girl Invisible Concealer. .32 oz.
Good concealer. Would use again.
Lancome Color Ideal Skin Perfecting Makeup, 1 fl. oz.
Chanel Poudre Cristalline, .35 oz.
Shisheido The Makeup Eyebrow Pencil
Estee Lauder Signature Eye Quad (4-shadow, 3-lipstick)
L’Oreal Pencil Perfect Self-Advancing Eyeliner
I don’t care for this product. Can’t manually advance crayon, so it can’t
be sharpened and I can’t tell how much is left. Works well for smoky
eyes, though.
Estee Lauder More Than Mascara (promotional size)
A decent mascara. But I’ll stick with Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express.
American Beauty Beloved Rose Powder Blush, .17 oz.
Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner
Chanel Crème Gloss Lumiere – Brush-on Cream Lip Color
Beautiful gloss, but sticky.
Aveda Lipstick
Good lipstick.

One thing our cosmetologist suggested was the use of eyebrow stencils and brow powder. She had her own set and demonstrated them on one of the ladies in our group. It was impressive. I am absolutely hooked on these tools, now. Here are the things I bought as a result of this workshop recommendation: Ardell Brow Perfecting Stencils
I use these EVERY DAY! I will use these indefinitely to groom my brows!
Wet and Wild Ultimate Brow Kit
GREAT investment. The darkest powder shade is too dark right now, but the lighter shade is perfect! Haven’t figured out how to use the wax, yet. Probably works like clear gel mascara to set brows.
Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit
GREAT kit. Three powder shades to blend together or use separately. Cute tools. And a mirror.
Revlon Brow Specialist Kit
GREAT investment. Comes with 3 stencils, 1 pencil, clear mascara to set, tweezer, case.

Another thing that our cosmetologist mentioned was the importance of blush. She said that, when you’re having a day where you don’t feel so good, blush can make you look like you feel fine. Good tip. So, I also splurged on a set of makeup brushes:Eco tools 6 pc bamboo brush set
These brushes are terrific! So soft. Easy to clean.

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