Eyeliner -Clinique - Eye Defining Liquid Liner in Black
anniemouse 9/2/2009 11:58:00 AM
I agree with MelanieSchmidt - this is not as great as I'd hoped for, especially considering the frikkin price I paid for it! :( It's not even close to a "black black"; the nib doesn't load enough product; it's as if the tube is half full or dried out...and I've tried giving it a good shake, too. It's not a terrible eyeliner per se; but it's definitely awful considering Clinique are supposed to be a higher end brand. Maybe I just got a duff batch, but it's certainly put me off trying a second bottle from them! I think I prefer my Rimmel Exaggerate liquid eyeliner, at about a quarter of the price, even though it does smudge more...
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle SPF 15
anniemouse 8/11/2009 11:27:00 AM
OK, so I'm willing to buy this off eBay from the States, I love it that much! Sinks in perfectly, no issues with it under makeup. My only gripe is that it could do with a higher SPF. Was converted to this when I met up with my friend from the States and I hadn't seen her in a while. She's heading towards 40; and her skin looks amazing (plus she's a smoker); I asked her what she uses, and she said to me she'd been using this Neutrogena for the last ten years, twice a day. Straight away, I got her to post me some from America! I was 27 when I first started using it, one year on - can't see an obvious difference at all, but I feel that it's going to be one of those "wake up when I'm 40 and realise how good I still look" moments. I have faith in this product - you should see my friend and how good she looks! :D
Mmmm! Got given BeneFit vouchers as a birthday present from my colleagues; so decided to treat myself to the BadGal mascara (a permanent favourite of mine, but I get through so much, I can rarely afford the habit!) and some blusher - yeah, so I got sucked in by the cutesy packaging - and I had my eye on Thrrob, but the assistant recommended Coralista. What can I say - it works! The fragrance is a nice touch, the shade is just right for my colouring (erm, "English rose", I think they say - pale skin and dark hair/brows), and it makes me look..."done". The shimmer is not noticeable, which is a plus, as I hate sparkles with a passion! but gives my cheeks a certain vibrancy. Way too overpriced for what it is, but I reckon it'll last ages - blushers always do - so it'll work out value for money. I'd definitely get it again. Thumbs up from me!
[NB: I'm in the UK, so this review is for the European version of the creme] I think that those who say it's too greasy are using far too much of this product - I agree, if I use too much, I "sweat" it for ages, and there is a residue left on my face. But, after playing around with quanitities, this is what I suggest: Scoop out with one finger an amount the size of a pea. Literally. Warm this up in your palms - I rub my hands together - then pat into your face and neck. That's all the product you need, then it will sink in and do its thing. Plus, my expensive Neal's Yard Rose Facial Oil (as divine as it may smell) did nadda for my dry, red, flaky nose when I had a cold. I slathered on a layer of Nivea Creme, let it settle for 30 mins or so, wipe off the excess "sweat", slather on another layer...etc, and within a few hours, my nose had calmed down enough for me to leave the house not looking like Santa's favourite reindeer! My mum used it, my gran used it, and like someone else said - there's a reason why it's still around! Just remember guys, you really only need the tiniest amount for it to be beneficial! Love Nivea, I sometimes stray, but always faithfully come back...
Those of you who find this difficult to use in the shower or bath - a tip I learned from a friend - simply mash up the buttercream in a bowl so it turns into a smoothie, then decant into your favourite container, and then you can simply scoop out however much you need to use, and it spreads on your skin a lot easier. I love this stuff! Great for drying out spots, too. Excellent makeup remover for the face as well.