this is excellant, i have used lots of products to get rid of white spots i get, i exfoliate and cleanse, previously i was using the dermalogica range and have just about tried everything, but this is the best, my friend who is a docter recommended this to me, was a bit dubious at first but i have used half a pot and it has made tremendous improvements to my skin. I use this with dermalogica's gentle cream exfoliater and i really do have fabulous skin, its cheap too, i will buy again and again. (i think this along with Honey are my favourite skincare regimes).
Pressed Powders -MAC - Sculpt & Shape Powder in Lightsweep/Shadester
Alia1977 1/24/2008 5:15:00 PM
Hi there sorry im in the minority, i brought this on the recommendatin of the MAC assistant, and i must say i wish i didnt! Its expensive and maybe im not using this right, but what is this product? a blush? a powder? do you wear it with Blush? when i apply it its way to light this is the worst item i have brought from MAC. Much prefer my elizabeth arden bronzing duo which is 100 times better.
I have only been using this for a week, and i must say i like the results. After using honey i have started to use other natural products. I find this does brighten my skin, and does work better than Vit C serums, as it dosnt sting as much. the only problem is buying fresh lemons and keeping them in my bathroom cabinet. I think I may start to use lemon juice (Jif) in a jar as opposed to fresh to see if that works as well. (Other natural products i keep in my bathroom cabinet are Honey as a face mask, add sugar if you want a scrub, olive oil as a face cream or hair oil).
Treatments -Boots - no7 Protect and Perfect beauty serum
Alia1977 9/10/2007 5:23:00 PM
I have to say i like this product. Previously i used estee lauder advanced night repair which i liked, but i have tried a few other beauty serums. This is far the best, clinically proven to improve skintone...and i must say that this has brightened up my face and my face does appear smoother too. Its also really good value for money compared to other brands, i find its lovely and creamy to apply, soaks into the skin and therfore helps with moisture lockin, the packaging is also good as most other serums come with a dropper which i hate. I will continue to buy this again.
LOVE this! but i think im in the minority. I have asian skintone (pakistan) and i use this as a blusher, it defines my cheekbones like no ther product i have used. Whenever i wear it at least one person asks me what cosmetic product im wearing. I will buy this again and again! Oh yes and it comes with a brush too, so its perfect to travel with too!
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Resilience Lift Extreme - Ultra Firming Makeup SPF 15
Alia1977 9/9/2007 11:51:00 AM
The color was a perfect match for my skin, im asian (pakistan) and i used the shade Dawn. Staying power is good and has a lovely glowy finish. Love the pump, i can apply this with my foundation brush or use my fingers. Good coverage and also good for people with dry skin like me, approaching winter here in the UK so this type of foundation is great to wear in the colder months. Did make me a little blotchy after i had taken it off, but thats probably because i dont wear foundation very often. Did this lift my skin? well i believe wrinkle lifters to do not exist but it does give the optical effect of your skin looking more healthy.
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Individualist Natural Finish Makeup [DISCONTINUED]
Alia1977 9/9/2007 11:45:00 AM
I just back from my local Boots store after a rep tried this on my skin. whilst it looked very good, natural and flawlwss in the shop when i got home after a 15 mins walk the foundation was gathered in all the wrong places nad looked like iw as waering some cheap brand!...so glad i never brought this!
oh my god!! i cant belive this! im a person who prefers to buy the best brands the more expensive the better...BUT on reading the reviews here, i just mixed sugar, honey and olive oil together and scrubbed my face, i seriously cannot believe the results. I cant stop touching my face, it feels so ooo smooth and soft. There is NO product that i have tried which has given me these results i feel like ive just had one of my very expensive facials... i will definately keep 3 jars in my bathroom cabinet olive oil, honey and plain old sugar. Thanks MUA reviewers- love to you all
I so wanted to love this product and was looking forward to using it after i read the reviews, however i am really disappointed, it gave me a slight reaction which cleared up quick. It seems to have done nothing for my skin tone or fine lines. I use this in conjuction with the eye gel. Have been using it for about 3 weeks. I will finish my bottles and see if there is a difference and will update my review if i notice anything.
I saw an asian girl wearing this lipstick at the mall and it looked so great that i asked her what she was wearing- bobbi brown salmon. I love this colour its kinda orange, peachy colour- really wakes my skin up and looks great with a tan, it is quite bright but you can apply it lightly or make it darker by layering. Thought it was expensive but i love the colour so much that i think its worth it!
I normally get a little lazy about writing reviews but i just had to let everyone know about this. I love it! so glad i brought it, its the pinky/mauve equivalent of soft brown MAC eyeshadow. I wear it in the crease with MAC ricepaper eyeshadow and it looks great! Really recommend it for indian skintone. Has great staying power.
I have indian skin tone NC27. The rewies looked so promising but this looks awful on me, i cant see any peach in it, just a muddy water brown on my lips. From afar it looks like im not wearing anything on my lips, and really dulls my skintone. Its not even caramel. Peach is such a popular colour I wish MAC would do a nice pure peach colour. Sorry to underate this product- I nomally only ever wear MAC def. not buying this again.
Eye Shadow -Avon - True Color Duo in Classic Neutral
Alia1977 4/25/2007 5:33:00 PM
Yep i love the true colour range, my fav at the moment is Cocoa Glow, lovely and neutral browns, a goldy colour, teracoota brown and a deep choc brown...(Im an Avon lady in the uk, do you guys in america have different products?? want to write lots of reviews but the colours seem diff. please helP!- if the products are diff. would love to get swapping!)
This is definately a show stopper I have NC30 Indian skin tone- thought this was really bright, kinda orangy red. It does nothing for me im afraid regret buying it, maybe it suits fairer tones?
Treatments -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair (Serum)
Alia1977 4/25/2007 5:19:00 PM
Even though i said i would buy this product again, im not sure if it really does anything. Its good for my sensitive skin, but my complextion is the same, as is the dryness, blemishes and so forth. What i found annoying is that it is supposed to protect against free radicals, but the ingredients are not mentioned anywhere. I mean what makes this so expensive?