i love this, am a massive fan of Clarins long wear, and Revlon, but this is everything i wanted them to be. it does dry relativly quick, but does not cake up like Revlon. stayed true all day, and colour match was perfect (NC20). Worht every penny. I use minerlaize skinfinish natural in light medium over it, i only get moderatly oily during the day but i blame the skinfinish as i get that with everything when i use it. will repurchase.
Liquid -MAC - Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
Amie 10/23/2010 6:32:00 AM
I loved my sample of this, and subsequentially purchased the full bottle. i have used up nearly all of it, but realised that it is really too oily for my skin. i loved the way it looks the first two hours, but after that it goes wrong. i dont have an issue with it oxidising just the oilieness. would not repurchase for that reason.
Fragrances -Crabtree & Evelyn - Conditioning Body Spray - Lost
Amie 10/23/2010 6:23:00 AM
My daughter got this range for her birthday, this body spray in particular made me itch and come up in a hot rash. total mess. daughter loved it though but noticed that the body wash had a very plasticy smell. would not buy this again.
I got this as a gift when the line launched and lie the other reviewer didnt know how i felt about it, however i went home and tried it again and i do love it now. The India Hicks line is my HG but this is nice on the days when i want soemthing different. The lotions and body washes have hints of other things so when you layer them it is an entirely different experience.
Fragrances -Crabtree & Evelyn - India Hicks Island Living EDT
Amie 10/23/2010 6:18:00 AM
I am addicted to this fragrance, as well as the darker version. I own everything in this line. i works for summer and is still warm for winter, i think, as i dont like uber heavy fragrances as i am hypersenitive to smell. If you layer the body wash, lotion and fragrance it last all day.
Treatments (Eye) -L'Occitane - Immortelle Eye Balm
Amie 10/23/2010 6:15:00 AM
I agree with other reviewers, this is good on some days and bad on others. overall it is nice and balmy, didnt make my concelaer crease if i wore it during the day, but it wasnt fabulous, luckily mine was a gift, i couldnt see myself purchasing it as i feel there are others out there that are better. if it works for you thought, great, i would ask for a sample before buying though.
I really wanted to love this but it just does not match for me, i have bought on 3 occasions hoping for diff results and i still am not satisfied. based on the other results and the price you might want to give it a go, but i was not a fan.
I too had the dreaded itching from BE. But i am a massive fan of Philosphy's fdtn, this had alot to compete with. Was ok on days when i didnt want to wear alot of makeup but needed something on my skin. Colour range is ok, coverage is not so great, but i dont have perfect skin, my daugher does and it looked lovely on her. I would definalty suggest this for teen skin that has no breakouts as it tidies everything up but doesnt look like you slapped makeup on. price is average.
I am currently using sparingly as it really doesnt do alot for me, but i prefer heavier foundation as i have alot of scarring. wouldnt repurchase as i think there are better ones out there, but the colour range is ok. i use the 2nd on "linen".
Cleansers -Origins - never a dull moment skin brightening facial cleanser
Amie 10/23/2010 5:53:00 AM
I likes this better than the other cleanser i have tried from Origins, but i am a fan of the never a dull moment scrub. this removed all of my makeup, and lef tme clean but not dried out and did not leave a film on my face. price is a bit steep for a cleanser, so i have migrated over the Dr Nick Lowe for the time being as it is half the price. But i may go back to this when i am out of my current bottle of cleanser.
I didnt like this, i used up the whole tube and really tried to make a go of it, but it leaft a wierd film on my face even when using it in the shower, and it did make me break out a little. it also stung like made if my face was a bit sensitive 9i.e. wind chapped). would not buy again, my daughter couldnt get on with it either. and it is expensive for not being that good.
Moisturizers -Origins - Starting Over (with Mimosa)
Amie 10/23/2010 5:49:00 AM
I like this for the days when my skin is feeling quite dry, even though i have the oil free version it is still quite moisturising. I wouldnt wear it under makeup though as it is too heavy for that unless you have dryer skin. I have used up my whole jar now and will possibly re purchase. price isnt bad for the amount you get but a pump would be better than the jar.
I have used up my whole bottle of this and i cant say that i really notice a difference. Oddly i got better results from the sample i got, once i purchased the bottle i wasnt as happy. But i gave it a go, i think there are better ones out there to be honest, even in the Origins line.
Scrubs -Origins - Never A Dull Moment Skin Brightening Facial Polisher
Amie 10/23/2010 5:39:00 AM
This is my favourite scrub HG and everything. Thank goodness they have scrapped the tub and gone for a tube which is more shower friendly. This doesnt sting, doesnt get stuck in your pores, smells lovely and leaves your skin felling clean but not tight and dried out, will always repurchase. Price is not too bad either for the amount that you get.
Treatments -Origins - Youthtopia™ Age-correcting serum with Rhodiola
Amie 10/23/2010 5:36:00 AM
Of all of the Youthtopia products I used, this was my favourite. It tightened up my pores and gave me a nice base for my foundation. And it didnt get fussy with different ones, it stayed true no matter what i slapped on my face. The price is a bit high for it, but i am definalty thinking of repurchasing as i have now used up the whole bottle. The dropper is a pain though, a little pump would be much better.