Nice color with a hint of shimmer. But it doesn't stay at all. Plus, it gives me a horrible itch.
Amazing product. It makes my nail polish super shiny and dries them in a few seconds. I was walking by MAC counter in a department store and I had just had a manicure which was messed up. I asked them if they had a product to prevent it from getting worse. She applied this over my polish and said it was going to protect my manicure. She was right and I purchased it immediately..
Blush -Smashbox - High light/Creamy cheek color in Golden Blossom
devrim 4/14/2011 10:42:00 PM
I got this from Sephora.com just to meet 50$ limit and it was on sale for 7$. I don't have anything good to say about it other than the bargain price. But still, my 7$ is totally wasted if I'm not making any use of it. The description on the website is neutral rosy pink and champagne sheen. I used the rosy color as a blush and it's not neutral at all on my NC20 skintone. It's more like a muddy pink and not very blendable. I used the light color (champagne sheen) as a highlighter, but it did not show at all. I would definitely not pay the full price (26$) and even hesitate for 7$.
I'm not sure how to rate this foundation. It has many pros: lightweight, natural look, good staying power. But the most annoying thing is the strong alcohol smell when you first apply it. It fades away quickly, but still kind of annoying. I have combo skin with dry cheeks. Overall the product works well but my nose gets oily after a couple of hours. I said I would repurchase, but this is definitely not an HG foundation.
Highlighters -BeneFit Cosmetics - Girl Meets Pearl
devrim 4/2/2011 9:48:00 PM
Didn't like it at all. I applied it over my foundation. It made a mess and created a cakey look over my cheek bones. I tried it a few times and ended up with same result. I guess I should stick with a powder highlighter since cream ones are very difficult to blend. I'm returning this one.. The reason I gave it 2 lippies instead of one is because it has a very subtle glow which is what I'm looking for.
Perfume depends on personal taste the most I think. Therefore, writing a review about a perfume is kind of useless. But I will just let others know what I thought of it. I didn't like it. It smelled great at first. But the deep notes and the scent that stuck on my body was so annoying that I couldn't sleep all night (I guess it was the heavy sandalwood) and returned the perfume right away. I like fresh, fruity, and floral scents more and that's what I thought this was at first. But in a few hours I hated it. This also tells you how good this is in terms of staying power. I guess, if you happen to like all the notes of this perfume, you hit the jackpot and end up with a very strong and long lasting one.
This review is for color 4. This is the second time I'm using this as a root rescue. I have dark brown hair with full head highlights. I've been very busy lately and taking care of my roots at home. I think L'oreal root rescue does the job quite well, at least the color I tried is pretty good and matches my hair color. My biggest problem is the price. It's extremely expensive for the amount of dye you get. I payed 6.87$ at Walmart which is ridiculous. It barely covers the roots of my head and I guess I left some areas untouched (back of my head). I also agree with some other reviewers that this fades a little after a few shampoos. I could see my grays after 4-5 washes. But my grays are very stubborn in general, I'm not sure if it's the product. Yes I bought this for the second time only for one reason: the bottle with a brush at the tip. I think it's very practical. You don't need to apply the dye with one hand and then brush it with the other. It's a one step application. So I washed the bottle this time and I'm going to use it with other cheaper and better brands next time.
Foundations -Chanel - Pro Lumiere Professional Finish Make-Up ] [DISCONTINUED]
devrim 2/24/2011 9:38:00 PM
A big disappointment! I wasn't expecting such a horrible product from Chanel. I almost bought it right away because of my big trust in this brand, but I'm glad I decided to try it first. Pros: pretty much nothing Cons: Very sheer coverage, heavy sticky feel for at least 1 hour after application, staying power is also horrible.. I would say probably 3 hours at most. It looks natural if you apply very lightly, but if you're not getting any coverage, what's the point in applying foundation. You have to layer it to get a bit of coverage and natural look is gone.. For reference, my skin is combination with a slightly oily T zone and slightly dry cheeks, but nothing obvious. I am very sensitive to SPF and get bumps from it, but I didn't use this long enough to get reaction, so I cannot comment on that issue. I've heard a comment like "you look awful today" for the first time since I had my baby. And it was the first day I had this foundation on... Go figure..
Misc Beauty Tools -Olay - Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
devrim 1/29/2011 7:07:00 PM
I was thinking about getting the expensive versions, but now I'm glad I was procrastinating. I've never tried others, but I think this is just great and my face felt super clean even after the first use. Highly recommended.
Lip Gloss -Prescriptives - Shine Envy-Blushing shimmer
devrim 1/14/2011 11:02:00 PM
I hate this lipgloss. I'm not a lipgloss person anyway, but maybe this is one of the reasons I don't like them. I bought it 2 years ago just to experiment. The peachy nude color made me buy it and I also trust this brand in general. But the formula is yucky. It's so sticky that I feel like my lips will stick together and I won't be able to talk again LOL. It doesn't stay more than a few minutes. It is also very drying which you would not expect from a gloss. I didn't wear it more than a couple of times and I'm throwing away as soon as I finish this review! I gave it 2 lippies just for the nice color.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
devrim 1/1/2011 10:57:00 PM
Smells good and tastes good.. But that's it. It does nothing else to my lips. It's super expensive and not worth the money. I stupidly bought it from their brand store in NYC and they don't accept returns.. Too bad I'm stuck with it..
This is a dream lipstick for me. The formula is just perfect: creamy, very light, yet longer lasting than many other high end lipsticks I own (EL pure color and signature line, Dior Addict line, Clinique high impact and butter shine line, Lancome color design line, etc). It doesn't dry my lips at all. But in winter, I still have to protect my lips with a conditioner every night which I think has nothing to do with this product. The color is a nice brownish red on my pigmented lips. I wear it to work almost every day with a nude eye make up. I don't see any problem with wearing this with a smokey eye either since it's not a bright red. The packaging of this line is to die for. You click the bottom of the tube to take it out and the same to lock it back. It may be prone to busy purse accidents because of ease to remove it out of the tube, but I've never had a problem so far (I own another color in this line for 2 years now, and no issues so far). I will definitely repurchase despite the high price tag (30 USD+tax).
I don't use lipgloss. I was on a Chanel event and the makeup artist made me put this on despite my resistance. I explained him why I didn't like lip glosses in general and he talked me out of my each reason: them lasting 5 minutes on my lips, feeling sticky, and giving too much shine. He was right. It's actually a longwear lipgloss, almost like a lipstick. Unlike other glosses, my hair doesn't stick on my lips when I have this on (I have long hair). The color is also perfect, a nude brown on my pigmented lips which is very versatile. I can wear it alone or on my lipsticks just to change the color a bit (mostly tone down). I won't repurchase this though because of the super expensive price tag.
Love it. It brings out the green in my hazel eyes. I use it alone as a lid wash, shroom on my brow bone, and a black eyeliner. I think it's appropriate as a day color, but definitely a great night time color with a little more play to create a smokey look.
I'm glad I purchased just the tiniest amount possible. I don't think this is an outstanding product as a face scrub. Besides, the application is so messy that I just avoid using it. No matter how careful I try (I'm not a clumsy person at all), it stains my arms and my sink black. It's not like you can't wash it out, but I hate seing black tracks down to my elbows. Otherwise, it leaves my skin soft just like any other scrub would do but with a big price difference.