Lipstick -Lancome - L’Absolu Nu Lipstick - all shades
Zetaflickan 12/15/2011 4:03:00 PM
I work selling makeup, and this lipstick comes in many pretty sheer colours that look great on pretty much everybody. When I first put it on (under the base, which makes the lipsticks apply smoother), it looks and feel pretty and moisturizing, I thought I found the perfect lipstick for everyone. However, in cold, dry Sweden, it quickly dries the lips to a scaly uncomfortable mess. Am happy to hear that not everybody has the same results, could be that the winter makes it worse, but it is absolutely not moisturizing. Too bad, because the colurs and formula look great at first.
Sunscreen -Unlisted Brand - Marie Veronique Organics - Kid Safe Screen SPF 25
Zetaflickan 11/22/2011 4:10:00 PM
Great physical sunscreen with all natural, non harmful ingredients. As previous reviewers said, it's not greasy, but rather matte and stays on pretty well (the only thing that stays all day on my active 9- year old kid's face is 100% pure's foundation). Goes on reasonably smooth the first application, and dries matte, but the following reapplications are all but pretty for me. I worked outside doing manual labour this summer, and I would look pretty scary after reapplying this several times during the day. To be fair, I used no mirror, and also got a lot of dust on my face most days. Hands get thick layers of products stuck on them when applying, as it dries fast. However, I never burned, not even on the day I forgot to bring the bottle, and had to rely on the morning application. No skin irritations at all!!!! And I am prone to them. The tint is good for PPP me, evens out the skin tone. Will buy again for summer.
Liquid -Lancome - Teint Idole ULTRA [DISCONTINUED]
Zetaflickan 11/13/2011 2:02:00 AM
Beautiful, long wearing foundation that stays perfectly forever and doesn't settle in lines. It even comes in a shade light enough for PPP me. It would have gotten a full score if it didn't break me out.
Primer/ Corrector -Kanebo - SENSAI CP Brightening Make-Up Base
Zetaflickan 11/13/2011 1:58:00 AM
Great primer for dry skin. Paired with the CP cream foundation it gives a beautiful lustre to the skin.
Crème -Kanebo - Sensai CP Skincare Foundation CREAM FOUNDATION SPF 15
Zetaflickan 11/13/2011 1:31:00 AM
Beautiful foundation! Best applied over the cellular performance primer. At 41, I have lines around the eyes and on the forehead, and this does not settle in them. With the primer, this gives a radiant look to skin that is dull. May get a bit if the shinies on the forehead and nose after a couple of hours, a light powdering will take care if that. I do not set this with powder upon application, as it will ruin that wonderful radiant look. It dries lighter than it looks in the jar, so try a slightly darker shade. Only downside is the jar, a pump would be more hygienic, especially since you need so little of it. And, of course, the price. But if you can afford it, there is nothing that compares. Yes, a little goes a very long way!
Beautiful packaging. Two sized wand in one idiotic idea. The skinnier tip does not get the excess product scraped off when removibg from tube, so it is unuseable, unless you wipe it first. At that price, you should 't have to. Very wet formula, have not been able to get decent results, lashes sticking together, clumpy, heavy.
Mascara -Isadora - Build-Up Extra Volume Mascara 01 Black
Zetaflickan 11/13/2011 1:04:00 AM
I was amazed when I applied this mascara- smooth length, volume, curl, no clumps at all. Unfortunately it smudges, I got dark shadows under my eyes. Tried only on top lashes, different foundations, in case that would have been the problem, but, no, unfortunately, it was only the mascara, that could have been sooo excellent.
I tried this in 010, that looked good at first, but dried to a darker, yellower colour. Not hideous, but not matching my skin enough to make me want to buy it again. It is extremely easy to apply with a foundation brush, never used a foundation that was as easy to blend= fast to apply. Upon application, it covered well in colour, nixe texture on smooth skin (cheeks, nose) and around eyes. Unfortunately, it enhanced the lines in my forehead a lot. I tried a light layer og Dior's loose powder, and it's the first one where light reflecting particles are small and subtle enough to actually blur texture and lines a bit, instead of enhancing them as most others do. Final result good, if a bit dark. Wrinkles smoothed by powder a bit, but stll somewhat enhanced. Sraying power good. After 9 hours, it had settled a bit in forehead lines and around the eyes. Not so pretty, but not too terrible. I think this is a good foundation for younger skin. For long wearing I recommend Lancome teint idole ultra, which also comes in a lighter, less yellow colour. And doesn't settle into lines. It did, however, break me out, but most expensive foundations do. My absolute favourite us 100% pure healthy skin foundation. Edit 11/12/11: I work selling makeup, and this is an amazing foundation for young skin without wrinkles. It looks like skin.. Remember that it darkens when drying on the face, so start with a lighter shade.
Bought Coquette online. The colour is strange, on my hand it looks warmer than NYX Diva, but colder on the lips. Not flattering on me, but my mom liked it. A bit drying on me (all lipsticks are, adding a little lip balm is no problem), but, again, my mom thought it felt like a lip balm. Will try again in other shades. Love the ingredients.
The lightest shade is a little bit too dark and yellow for me, but much better than the tinted moisturizer. The most important thing is: this does not break me out! I have sensitive skin, and most (all?) conventional face creams leave my skin with little bumps. That goes for foundations too. My skin is dry, this dries matte, no powder needed, until mid day, a bit on the nose. Stays on ok, not like silicone long wear foundations, but then again, no bumps. Covers well, but takes a little extra effort to get even on drier parts. I thought I could thin it out with the pomegranate spf moisturizer, but that made the texture almost unspreadable. Wish it came in a slightly lighter and colder shade, but will repurchase, as it is the best i've found that doesn't break me out. Love the concept of non harmful products! Update 2011-12-29 I have nowwoejed selling makeup for 3 montgs, trying several high and low end brands, and my appreciation of this foundation continues to grow. It looks the most natural of all on my 42 year old skin, doesn't need powder, stays the same colour, stays on for 12-hour work days. And covers enuogh that I have no need for a concealer under my eyes. It took some time to perfect application, it dries fast, so swift fingers directly on the skin in segments work. It is buildable on after drying. And it still doesn't break me out!
Scrubs -Yves Rocher - Tradition de Hammam - Oriental velvety skin scrub
Zetaflickan 9/20/2011 6:07:00 PM
I have several small tubes received as GWP, so I have actually never bought this. I may, if they run out (if I stop shopping for other items at YR). It is a good scrub, I think. No plastic beads, just nut shells, as far as I can tell. But, SO is a exfoliation freak and loves this. Yes, on the face. He will not let warning labels dictate what he scubs his pretty face with.
Bought the two lightest shades (this is the old version, before they changed the shades), and was shocked to see that they were both too pale for pale, pale me. But since I have enough foundations that are too dark, they were excellent to mix the right shade with. For that they worked well. BUT, last summer I ran out of sun screen, had to spend time in the sun, and used the foundation on my arms and legs. I burned, even though reapplying it every other hour. It says SPF 15, but the ingredient list does no list any sun screen. That's where the low rating comes from, promising sun screen but not delivering.
Treatments -Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
Zetaflickan 7/27/2011 5:59:00 PM
I used the liquid version for months and saw no improvement. Then SO tried it and swears it shrunk his pores. I haven't stared at them as much as he, but it did help with his blackheads, too. He used it all and asked me to get more, exceptional coming from somebody that doesn't want to spend more than a couple of dollars on skincare. Bought the lotion by mistake (HATE that the packaging all looks the same, I will always take the wrong one), and first he didn't like it, but then said it was as effective as the lotion. The way he uses it, he puts on a thick layer, and leaves it to absorb at nighttime. I tried the same method, and my blackheads that I've had for 27 years, that NOTHING has worked on (too many to extract) are finally shrinking, and vanishing! So, yes, will buy again! Magic!
Lipstick -Besame - Enchanting Lipstick in Red Hot Red
Zetaflickan 7/27/2011 5:53:00 PM
Red Hot Red is a perfect neutral red on PPP me, with very low pigmented lips. I tried a number of red shades in the store, and this one was the most flattering. There was another more blue based red that was beautiful, but too vivid for me to wear on a regular basis (and at this age). The consistency is perfect, creamy, soft satin finish, does not bleed, stays on and does not dry out my lips. Lovely vanilla scent. I bought this a couple of years ago and thought I lost it, got a crop of other red lipsticks, some pretty good, some not so much. When I recently found this again, it is in a different league, for reds. The small size does not bother me, it doesn't need to reapplied often. I have rarely finished lipsticks, if I do finish this one (does not wear red often), I will be happy to repurchase.
Treatments -Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
Zetaflickan 3/29/2011 4:53:00 AM
I used it for months and saw no improvement. Then SO tried it and swears it shrunk his pores. I haven't stared at them as much as he, but it did help with his blackheafs, too. He used it all and asked me to get more, exceptional coming fron somebody that doesn't want to spend more than a couple of dollars on skincare. So, yes, have and will buy again for him. Wish it worked on me. The lotion broke him out, liquid was magic.