This eye cream stung as soon as I applied it. It was too irritating for me and it kept migrating into my eyes. I paired it with Clinique Anti-Gravity Firming Eye Lift Cream (what a mouthful) and it seemed to improve my little dry lines. Maybe this is a better product for summer, not winter. I liked the cucumber smell, but won't buy this again.
I bought this off eBay in a sample container. I was using Origins Eye Doctor and Clinique Firming Eye Cream. RF is the best of the three! It moisturizes, absorbs well and sets my concealer nicely. I take off my contact lenses at night and I've always had problems with eye creams going into my eyes. Nothing painful like that with this product. This eye cream doesn't irritate and sting (like Origins ED) nor does it seem useless (like Clinique, no visible moisturizing or anything). I'm definitely going to buy the full size.
I like this! It's very easy to apply and hygienic (no dipping back and forth with fingers). It covers my dark circles very well and lasts better than the other concealers I tried. I purchased 04 Neutral Fair and it's dead on for my coloring. It doesn't cake like Benefit Booing. Re-buy.
Moisturizers -Clarins - Bright Plus Hydrating Brightening Lotion SPF 20
mariska 1/29/2006 12:44:00 AM
My new favorite. I love the way this moisturizes and brightens my skin. My problem recently has been dull skin and this definitely improved it. The SPF is a plus. The container is very hygienic, as Clarins' packaging usually is. I'm going to try out the rest of this line. Re-buy.
A true favorite. I don't use it often, but when I do it leaves my skin feeling clean and looking fresh. My routine is I rinse my face with water, dry up with a towel, slather QHMJM on, leave it for 10-15 minutes then I wash the mask off with warm water in the shower. I have combination, early 30's skin and this mask can be too drying during the winter so I put night cream afterwards. When my skin is too dry I use this as a spot treatment for the occasional zit. QHMJM can dry up a zit after a day from my experience. What more can I say? It works, it's cheap and it's available in most drugstores. I've re-purchased this several times already.
I always get tempted by drugstore concealers. This was cheap, but a waste of money. The yellow tone was a little too much and somehow made my eyes look smaller. I tend to have dark circles and I think it made the skin under my eyes look grey. I *looked* like I had concealer on which isn't a good thing. I had no problems with stinging or anything like that. I wear contacts so I'm pretty sensitive about stuff going past my lashes. Maybe the shade is okay for others, but not for me.
Liquid -Shiseido - Sun Protection Liquid Foundation SPF 42 PA+++
mariska 1/17/2006 1:15:00 AM
This is the best liquid foundation. I like the texture and the SPF. It just glides on my skin giving it a flawless look without making me too made up. It's not heavy at all, feels soft and with just a little blending it disappears into my skin. The bottle seems tiny, but lasts through many uses and it comes with a sponge inside this little container. I've used this at the beach, outdoors in the snow and for everyday. This can stay on my face far longer than other foundations, but I don't mind. Two sheets of facial wipes cleans it all up at night. I wish Shiseido would make concealer/eye cream with SPF like this. Very happy! I'm buying this again.
I think this product came out before all the other lip 'plumpers.' I remember using this in '98 or '99. It doesn't literally enlarge the lips, but it does give the illusion of it. It's more of a base for lipstick and I like it for that function although I seldom use it. I've bought this twice already.
Good concealer, easy to use and settles in nicely with powder. The SA also gave me the right shade. A negative is that it doesn't seem to stay on long, whether the area around my eyes is dry or not. *1/28/06 UPDATE I noticed little bumps of product in the container as I used it more. I've never even seen this in drugstore brands.
This was too sticky for me. It would smear off on to my glass, my food, etc. I also didn't like the tube. I closed it, but it still made a mess. I wouldn't buy this again.
Glides on and isn't sticky. I like the color and the smell. I've bought this twice already. Much, much better than MAC Lipglass. I also prefer this packaging with its applicator rather than in tubes.
It took me a while to get used to this, but it's been a staple since I found a way to apply it. Just a streak on each cheek and blend quickly. I dust loose powder if it's too red. For my lips I top Benetint with Bloom gloss in Pout. I'd buy this again if I ever run out.
This has good coverage like most Mercier products. It's just difficult to use. It can't be blended and it seemed to dry up in the packaging. I'm using it now only because I'm still on the hunt for a good concealer. Another problem was the SA wasn't much help. I was told, "I just mix it up and it works out!" Okay.
I like the texture and the color. This is the lipstick I leave in the car just in case I need some color. Versatile, I can apply it heavy for night time and blot it light during the daytime. It hasn't clashed with any of my outfits so far either nor with my skin tone. I'd buy it again.
My favorite. It gives me a nice healthy glow without making it look like I have blush on my cheeks. Love the texture. One stick lasted a long time for me.