Treatments (Eye) -MD Formulations - VitA Plus Eye Creme
cuddly_penguin 1/12/2006 2:00:00 AM
Oh, how I wanted to like this product! I've been using for about 3 weeks. I *think* it's helping with my fine lines, etc., but honestly, it seems to work just as well as the Olay Regenerist I was using before (which was what? 1/3 the price?). I'll give it a few more weeks and come back to update. The product itself is fine...but for the price??? I'm not yet convinced...EDIT: took one lippie off b/c I think it made the skin around my eye area get little pimples...plus honestly, I don't think it's that much better than cheaper products out there.
As with all BE products, this is wonderful for covering any imperfections (in this case, dark circles). Be sure your under-eye moisturizer has had a chance to sink in before applying...and tread very lightly, b/c if there's too much powder on the brush, it will settle a bit into creases. Overall though, it's MUCH better than any liquid-based counterpart. My mantra for other BE products applies here as well -- for the coverage power of a liquid concealer, but with a much nicer texture, do yourself a favor and use Bare Escentuals. EDIT: after a few months, I got tired of the extra step of using this...my circles aren't so bad, so I've gotten lazy :) plus I didn't like how it seemed to sink into my under-eye creases...
Powder -Bare Escentuals - Bare Minerals in 1.2, fairly light
cuddly_penguin 1/12/2006 1:47:00 AM
Best natural-looking coverage I've ever had in a foundation product. Typical liquidy concealers/foundations always look too obvious, and can look unappealing on jaw-lines...not with this!!! It matches my natural skin-tone so well that it's not always clear where the make-up ends and my skin begins. There have been times when I've dabbed the B.E. with the concealer brush and have had to do a double-take because it seems that my imperfection has almost vanished! Note: if you're going to go to the trouble of buying this, please also buy the brushes that go with it for correct application -- at a very minimum, the concealer brush and the kabuki brush. The $60 starter kit is a great value. If you want the coverage of a liquid foundation, but are sick of liquids, TRY THIS!!!! Especially for people with skin imperfections/blemishes/discolorations...it covers up my reddish spots beautifully...you'll love it. UPDATE: It's been almost 2 years now since I started using BE, and my love affair with this product is going strong!