Loose Powders -Clinique - Blended Face Powder in Transparency 3
thiebautrenata 2/6/2013 3:18:00 AM
I was looking for a setting powder that doesn't sit on my fine lines, and is not shimmery. It controls the oil and lasts long. I was considering a more high end brand and unfortunately had to pick the cheapest among them. I'm happy I bought it, it does a good job.
That's a great blush. I have the pink shade and it looks fantastic. It is not glittery, it lasts for very long, it looks glamorous. It does a great job!
I really like it. The scent is nice, it is lightweight and it does what it says. It is not a very expensive product (I think I paid 10 Canadian for the bottle), and it is worth it.
Finally a good concealer for my eyes full of fine lines! I have used in the past: MAC studio fix, MAC pro long wear concealer, Rimmel mineral concealer, Benefit lemon aid, and so many others. They are all good products, don't get me wrong, but they all sit on my fine lines and make me look older than I actualy am. I went to a Sephora stora in China (not so many brands in there), and I tried the Clinique ones and MUFE lift concealer. I had the same problem with Clinique lift concealer and Even better eyes, that's why I ended up MUFE. The shade is number 1, which gives me an OK coverage. My dark circles are pretty dark, and I can partially hide it. I am HAPPY that I found something decent. I am not sure how long it lasts for, because right now I care about is the quality of the product in terms of not sitting on my fine lines, or creasing/greasing. I recommend it if you have the same problem.
Concealers -Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Eclat No 2
thiebautrenata 1/17/2013 10:18:00 PM
It's a good highlighters, it doesn't grease nor sits on my fine lines. It doesn't conceal anything, you must use a concealer and this.
Shampoo -Dove - Nutritive Therapy Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo
thiebautrenata 1/11/2013 1:55:00 AM
I know it's prejudice, but before, I would not use a 'cheap' shampoo on my hair. My hair needs lightweight shampoos, and since it's oily on the scalp, I would avoid anything with whatever kind of oil on it. A relative gave me this shampoo and I decided to try. My hair looks shiny, moisturized and with balance. That's was a big surprise. I love this shampoo and I recommend it.
In general, I like this shampoo. it is lightweight and moisturizing. However, I have two issues with it: one is the price (I paid 25 Canadian for 1L) and the other one is the price/quality ratio. I have used other similar shampoos like Senscience and Wella professional, and they are a bit cheaper and have the same results. Other cheaper brands like Clairol or Dove lightweight oil damage therapy also do a good job on my hair. If I had to choose, I'd probably pick the dove one, or senscience, which is cheaper in Asia. In sum, it's a very good lightweight and moisturizing shampoo, but there are similar ones on the market for a better price.
I'm not very lucky with mascaras, I guess. I have a Mac mascara that dirties my eyes and looks spidery, dior show that adds nothing to my lashes and now I bought this, on sale. Since I live in China, I was confused if the product was fake (I bought it in a store though), but after reading the reviews, it might just be that the product is not that good. First, there was a lot of product coming from the tube and it was quite tick. It was not very convenient to use it neither, but I confess that the effect was ok, it was somehow volumizing.
I have found a great trick to use this: I warm it up with the hair dryer and it sets better on my skin. However, it greases and melts on the eyelid, so I have to use a primer and then I apply the eye shadow. It also sits on my fine lines, which I hate. I like this product to brighten my discolorated eyes, full of dark spots, but I only use it in the cornes, I avoid using it where my fine lines are concentrated.
I use this concealer for blemishes and dark sports. It works well and has full coverage. For dark circles, it works ok, but I prefer a liquid concealer instead. I would recommend it, as it doesn't settle on my lines.
I was looking for a foundation that matches perfectly my skin tone and has little or no SPF because every single foundation I have make me look like a ghost in photos. What I like about this foundation is that it is lightweight and blends well on my skin. It has natural finishing, and the color matches well my skin tone. I am very fair, and it's difficult to find foundations for me in China. The coverage, however, is not very good, it's sheer, and the bottle is not convenient. I would repurchase it because my skin looks health in photos and the price in china is lower than other good brands. Perhaps if the coverage was better I would be 100% with my purchase.
I never actually bought it, just tried several times because it has no coverage. The color doesn't match my skin tone neither, it's dark for me. The texture is fine, It doesn't sit on my lines, the price is ok.
Here in China it costs more than in the US, but it's still cheap, almost same price as Drugstore brands. The coverage is light-medium, it's not greasy or oily, the reason why I like it is that it doesn't sit on my under eye lines. It's also good for photographs. I've tried MUFE HD, which I find similar, just a little more coverage (but not full coverage), and since I was in a budge I decided to buy the Sephora one. Another con is that the color is one number darker for me. I've been having problems in China to find something that matches my pale skin (the best match for me is Anna Sui, but it melts and its awful).
I don't like it, it's not moisturizing, it's stinks and I have to use it all the time, because my hands feel dry very often.
Powder -Bare Escentuals - Original SPF 15 Foundation
thiebautrenata 10/10/2012 6:08:00 AM
I use this foundation only during the day. It is lightweight, the coverage is medium, it blends well, however, there is a bit of shininess, especially on my T zone and it worsens in the end of the day. Taking pictures with it is not a good idea, since I get flash back, I avoid using it to go out. I might try their matte product to see if its better, because I have combo to oily skin. I would repurchase because its a good organic product to use it daily.