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I cansee good reviews on QVC but does anyone here actually use it? I can never seem to get the Balance n brighten (foundation, yes?) in stock so I expect it is popular but the best reviews seem to come from her blush n brighten.
I love the blushers, best I've ever used. And the foundation. I sometimes use other things that come in the kits that are very good value. You can often get the Balance & Brighten in a kit when it's not in stock by itself, better value that way too.
LG - I've got the baked powder base (skin is good so I only need light cover thankfully) The blusher (Roseberry) is nice but a bit has broken off (I dropped it) I didn't like the mascara- too wet,smudgey The brow pen- I should have bought a darker brown but it was good. I had a lipgloss (sort of almondy smell) but it was too dark for me. DD 'relocated' it. But it was nice and moisturising if a bit sticky.
Mally- I love the mascara. I've got rubbish eyelashes and this is the best I've used. The eyeliners and eye crayons -bullet proof.
I really like it. The balance & brighten foundation is lovely and I use it either on its own or over my Bb cream. Her blushers are lovely but quite dark for my very fair skin so use a light touch. I've just got one called Bora Bora from eBay and its the perfect colour for me. I haven't tried the mascara (I use mally too) but her lip glosses and primers are really nice.
If you can wait a few weeks the next TSV has the balance & brighten in and will work out lots cheaper. It's on very early December and the kit is the 'fresh brewed beauty' kit which they've already had in the US.
When I bought the "Baked Goodies" collection TSV a couple of years back I gave DD the empty box to keep treasures in. It was like a cake-box with drawings of cupcakes on it. DS was very upset that I'd given her this lovely present (he thought a box of cakes) and not him.
I'm very pale too, I use the Porcelain B&B, and find the Ethereal Rose is a perfect blusher for every day. Have a few others if I need a bit more colour but keep going back to that. It's the only one I've ever hot to the bottom of the pan with!