Misc Beauty Tools -Sephora - Black Plastic Eyelash Curler
priscillawong 9/18/2009 7:12:00 PM
I love the shape of this curler. Because it's not scissor-shaped like other curlers, it's therefore convenient to place in my small make up bags. It's a dirt cheap curler, with a comb on the opposite end. However, this tool pinches me whenever I curl my lashes. And instead of curling, it looks more like crimping. I would not repurchase.
Treatments -Shiseido - Pureness Anti-Shine Refreshing Lotion
priscillawong 9/16/2009 5:39:00 AM
I actually have a sample size. I tried this product out a few times after my morning cleansing, but before moisturizing and makeup application. There's a very mild scent that I really like. I just pour a pea-size puddle into my palm and use my fingers from my other hand to rub on my face, especially my T-zone; a cotton ball will just absorb my whole sample bottle! After a long day, my face was not shiny as usual. This product has done it's job! I consider purchasing this product in the non-trial size.
Foundations -Sephora - Balancing Liquid Foundation SPF 15
priscillawong 9/16/2009 5:19:00 AM
I have this product in D25 (warm natural) and it works pretty well. It goes on flawlessly and evenly. I apply it with either a sponge wedge or a foundation brush. The upsides of this product are that there's SPF 15 and it's oil-free! The downside of this product is the packaging -- you have to pour the product out and it's very watery so you sometimes end up pouring out too much. The other downside I've found is that it doesn't mix well with sweat -- my face actually looks shinier. In addition, it would be better as a pump; less messy. I will not repurchase this product.
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal
priscillawong 9/16/2009 5:10:00 AM
I've always used a deodorant-antiperspirant, until I switched to deodorant only because antiperspirant is, in a way, "bad" for our bodies because it prevents us from sweating out our toxins, and it may be linked to breast cancer. "Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal" is the second deodorant I've tried, the first being Jason Natural Cosmetics. I like the very mild scent, but I do NOT like how long it takes to dry. Also, I apply it on my underarms with multiple strokes, reapplying and drying three times. I prefer sticks to roll-on's. Also, I HATE how this product doesn't last for me on a normal, sunny, little sweaty day. And when I work out, it definitely fails. Cheap price, but I will not repurchase.
$26 USD for 4.2 oz. is a little expensive for a remover, but this product works really well! There's a mild scent and no burning sensation. Cute, nozzle-like packaging prevents me from pouring out too much. I would repurchase.
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Flawless Application Face Brush
priscillawong 6/21/2009 1:58:00 AM
This is my first face brush, so I have nothing better nor nothing worse to compare this to. I thought this brush was a little rough/prickety against my face. I use it to apply liquid and powder foundation. The downside of this brush is that whenever I wash it, the hairs are always falling off! I will not repurchase.
Concealers -Sonia Kashuk - Hidden Agenda Concealer Kit
priscillawong 6/20/2009 12:21:00 AM
Thanks to xteeener from YouTube and these reviews on MakeUpAlley, I thought I'd give this Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Kit a try for myself. And let me tell you, this product works really, really well! I always use the green-tint concealer (bottom left) to cover up the reddish areas around my nose and any new blemishes. My blemishes not completely covered, but Sonia Kashuk does a good job in covering most of them and lightening them to a shade closer to my skin tone. I use the salmon-tint concealer (top right) for my dark under eye circles, depending on how badly I need to cover-up. I layer with the peach-tint concealer (top left), which luckily for me, matches my light skin tone pretty well. The packaging is cute and convenient. I really like how there's four different shades and two different textures (three creams, one powder) -- all in one! I will definitely repurchase.
Cleansers -Shiseido - Pureness Foaming Cleansing Fluid
priscillawong 6/14/2009 11:27:00 PM
I've used this cleanser for who knows how long! I usually cleanse my face two times a day, once when I wake up and once before I sleep. Sometimes I cleanse in the middle of the day if I've exercised or if it's a hot day.This product works up a great, rich lather with a very small amount (I usually use half of a pump), and it doesn't dry out my skin. I do use a Shiseido moisturizer in addition to this cleanser so my face doesn't dry out. This product even removes my foundation when I use it with a face brush. I will definitely repurchase.
I use this product more as a mask than as a cleanser. Also, I only apply it to my T-zone because that's the most oily part of my face. This product cleans up very well; my blackheads are lighter (but not entirely gone) and I love the tingly feeling this gives me while I leave it on. I only use this product at night before I sleep because it leaves my face very red, but only for a few hours. It's very strong and I think it strips away too much oil, so I need to moisturize right after I use this. I will repurchase.
Toners -Neutrogena - Acne Stress Control Triple-Action Toner
priscillawong 6/14/2009 11:12:00 PM
After I cleanse my face and pat dry, I apply this toner with a cotton ball all over my forehead, nose, and chin areas. It removes a lot of dirt and excess makeup my cleanser didn't wash off. This product leaves my skin smooth and smells very nice; however, it leaves my face very shiny and is very strong for me. The product claims to "treat acne even before it emerges".. which I think is misleading. I'm very acne-prone and I use it every day to every two days... and still, here and then I get a zit coming up. I would not repurchase.
Treatments (Eye) -Neutrogena - Anti-Oxidant Age Reverse Eye Cream
priscillawong 6/14/2009 11:04:00 PM
I'm actually planning on returning this product very soon. This is my first eye cream product, and I found it to be "heavy" (ie: made me sleepy) on my eyelids and the area below my eyes. In addition, there is a little sparkle in the cream, which I dislike because I tend to rub my eyes a lot.. therefore those sparkles can get into my eyes. However, the tube-like packaging for the product is very cute and convenient.