absolutely gorgeous neutral yet unusual slate/putty colour - but thats the best thing cream doesnt equate to moisturing :/ make my eyelids look like lizard skin. NEVER seen my eyes look SO bad. theyre not even wrinkled! never an issue for me - until i tried this stuff could not wait to get it off, yuck! it certainly stays put i guess i do NOT get all the hype, at all most unflattering. maybe i am just used to my eyes looking pretty creamy and smooth -looking *dunno*
i was swayed at first by the name... candy! however, i approached with caution, for i do not like sweet/gourmand scents. angel by thierry mugler is just about my most hated thing ever, loathsome! but this is actually rather nice, not too sweet and it lasts and lasts although i indicated i would buy this again, i wont - but only because i never stick to a perfume, eventually i just get bored modern, funky and chic bottle too! really do not understand all the negative reviews, but then again ill never understand why 'angel' is so popular
Foundations -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One
sarahlouisejones 10/12/2011 6:57:00 AM
for once in a blue moon - a product that actually delivers! im stunned. 'light' is a perfect match for me (hopefully they will expand the colours). so easy just to throw it on before the school run in the morning. leaves the skin lovely and soft. its especially good for the decollete and upper chest area, seriously improves the colouration and texture there. coverage is buildable and obviously it wont address red areas and blemishes that much but it does have a decent amount of pigment, especially compared to a tinted moisturiser. i just finish off with a dusting of powder and a bit of cream blush and i am done. hoorah! excellent daytime solution if you dont plan on going anywhere special. well done garnier! good stuff!
Primer/ Corrector -Unlisted Brand - Indeed Nanoblur
sarahlouisejones 10/12/2011 6:46:00 AM
i am always miffed when a product tells you to apply it AFTER your foundation. common sense surely dictates that you will mess up your work. looks like urban decay pore primer (cant recall the name, its in a small tube). you have to apply that after foundation too. i will try it as a primer and see what gives. at least it didnt cost too much
i have been using these little wonder sponges for a couple of years on and off. i have pretty resilient skin but even so, i dont overdo it. only downside is the 'sharp' edges to the sponge. ive even asked the manufacturers to round them off, maybe eventually they will very effective overall. totally refreshers the older face - if you are under 30 i wouldnt use this, it IS rather harsh, and long term, you may even end up off-setting any benefits that are afforded to an older skin the skin does peel but in a controlled way - unlike chemical peels which go quite a bit deeper. with the sponge you lose the top layers only. which is plenty i feel. chemical peels are far more invasive and really should only be used on much older and uncared-for skin (sun-worshippers in particular) the costs is pretty low for the effectiveness you get. if i use them regularly i really dont feel the need for any other exfoliator, which seem rather ineffectual in comparison anyway. maybe use them as a quick treatment dont use them more often than the recommended 2 weeks apart. i note that some women use them more often but this i think is rather pointless. you need at least 2 weeks for the skin to settle and regenerate. that, and well, its very harsh and you may end up eventually age your skin by overdoing it the initial treatment is 4-6 sponge treatments, 1 to be used used every 2 weeks for optimal results. then i usually just enjoy my new skin for a few months with the occasional top-up treatment. maybe once a year i start from scratch again with the 2 week method start lightly all over the face. bending the sponge to reach tricky areas. if your skin is resilient then use for up to the longest recommended time, if you are a bit sensitive, then go easy i usually do mine before bed, often at the weekend when i can deal with pink skin keep loading on the moisturiser and use a sun block/avoid harsh sun altogether post-treatment this is not a treatment for younger ladies, its meant to address older skin, large pores and lines. if you dont have these issues, then wait til you do ;)
i am annoyingly picky with perfumes. i annoy myself, and i get so bored so quickly. but not with this one i like fresh and juicy, rather than in-your-face floral. this hits the spot. its like the total opposite of angel, which i hate with a vengeance i love the bottle too, slender, understated and cool. goes in your handbag no problem. such a refreshing contrast to giant flowers and spiky stars i just want to smell nice without leaving a stench and collapsed bodies in my wake (a la angel), i really dont need a designer to give me personality. bravo donna!
just goes to show you how even a pro makeup artist like myself can be duped. i bought a twin pack, thinking because of the rave reviews i would be onto a winner. i mean, why waste money on just one when sooo many people love it? its just a sponge, and not a very fine one at that, compared to the 'latex' type wedges. if you inspect the application in a MAGNIFYING mirror (a girls BFF) and not simply your regular mirror, you should be able to see teeny specks of pink all over your face. not only that, the finished result really isnt that great, i had to go over it with a latex wedge to get the result i need this guests worse with every use/wash. and i think the dispensing method could be a lot simpler for the wash fluid. whats with the little dish thing, when a spout would do? and then theres the colour loss, despite following cleansing instructions carefully and to the letter and its laborious to use, bouncing up and down on your face and the narrow end really isnt that narrow for 'getting into tight spots', especially when its damp. its general too big all round so, im sticking to my foundation brushes for apply, and wedge sponges for finishing its not even a nice pink colour, and it discolours al most immediate and they want £100+ for a pro-pack of disposables? get outta here so, the 2nd sponge sits as yet unused... beauty? no. blender? no. no it my pro kit, and not in my own makeup kit EDIT, a quick glance over the reviews tells me that pro artists are the ones who dont rate this. not just here, elsewhere on the net. says it all really
this lip balm came as part of a trial (gift) set, so i didnt buy it, and wouldnt have anyway coz ive tried other stuff from the range - cuticle and hand balms for example - and it all seems very basic. just wax basically. i did like the dainty size/diameter of it, but thats it. hated the menthol taste and tingly, drove me nuts. so i wiped it off, binned the tube, and went back to my little tin of vaseline