Palettes -Bobbi Brown - Moon Rock Long Wear Eye Palette
chanelmontes 10/8/2008 9:22:00 PM
This palette is just ok. Nothing special. I love BB cream eye shadows but these two shades are way too sparkly to where I will only be able to wear them out at night. The packaging is also clunky and could have been designed alot sleeker and easier to use. The flip top lids drive me crazy. I agree with the previous reviewer that the only bonus is the beautiful Black Topaz eyeliner, but other than that, I don't recommend anybody on buying this palette. I returned mine back at the store.
I've bought this 3 times already and love it. I use it everyday regardless if I have makeup on or not as it cleans my face really well and has managed to clear my complexion. I still use to get pimples off and on with other cleansers, but with this one, I rarely break out. Remember to only use a small amount because a little goes a long way. UPDATE 2/28/09-->Unfortunately after using this product for a year, my face has become really dry feeling tight every morning, even with the usage of a moisturizer for dry skin. It took me this long to finally realize this was the culprit so now I've been using Cetaphil and my skin doesn't feel tight anymore which is wonderful. Plus it also takes off my makeup and doesn't sting my eyes like this cleaner does.
I love that this blush is not too shimmery like other blushes, but rather looks more pearly once it settles on my cheeks. The color is an amazing perfect blend of both pink and brown. I wear this blush when I'm wearing BB Metallic eye shadows since they both have a similar texture and give off the same "lighted" effect. Don't forget to use a soft hand when applying this blush because a little goes a long way.
Very neutral color that will look fabulous on anyone. Sleek packaging makes it easy for portability. It's also creamy that makes for a smoother application leaving lips with a texture somewhere in between a lipstick and a gloss which is very nice. I bought it for the SPF factor, and probably will repurchase, but took off 2 lippies for the price and also because after a while it leaves a white film on my lips that is very unattractive.
Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Oil Free eye makeup remover
chanelmontes 10/4/2008 5:48:00 PM
Thank you so much to everybody here who reviewed this product! I listened to all of you and bought this hoping for an excellent eye makeup remover without a hefty price tag. Viola! It actually worked the same if not better than Clinique's and Estee Lauder's that I was using before. You guys were not kidding when you said it takes off all your eye makeup in just ONE swipe. EDIT: 8/13/09---Unfortunately I will not continue to buy this. Over time I noticed it started to give me pimples under my eyebrow area. It was worse if I used this more than once a day. Such a shame because it did do a great job at removing eye makeup easily.
Eye Makeup Remover -Estee Lauder - Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
chanelmontes 10/4/2008 5:44:00 PM
Got this as a GWP and all I have to say is that it's just ok. It takes me a few swipes to get all my eye makeup off and every time it would take out a couple of my eyelashes. The only positive aspect is that it doesn't leave an oily residue at all. Due to the price, I will not be buying this remover on my own.
I love BB's skincare line with the exception of this product. This cream actually made my face dry up more. It almost felt like I applied alcohol on my skin. No lie! The rest of her skincare products works wonders on my skin, but with this cream I noticed a negative difference immediately. If you are skeptical if this cream will work for you, I highly suggest getting and using a sample first.
Moisturizers -Bobbi Brown - Extra SPF 25 Moisturizing Balm
chanelmontes 10/4/2008 5:32:00 PM
I really REALLY wanted this product to work for me but eventually I had to give in and exchange it. No matter how much I tried to break this balm down my complexion still looked way too shiny after application. Not only that, it made me BREAK OUT with big red pimples all over and also left tiny white bumps on my forehead and chin that I'm now trying desperately to get rid of. This balm is just way too emollient for my skin and even made my pores look bigger and blemishes more noticeable. It just sat on my face and took a good 3 hours to fully sink into my skin. If you really want to use this balm, I recommend only using it at night so by morning it would have done it's job without making you look like a butter ball.
I agree with everyone here that this eye balm hydrates like nobody's business. My eye area always looks hydrated, brightened and refreshed now since I've been using this every night. Just dab around the eye area gently. It's expensive but worth it.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Continuous Rescue Antioxidant Moisturizer
chanelmontes 10/3/2008 9:52:00 PM
Not a fan of Clinique due to horrible past product experiences, but decided to use this moisturizer after getting it as a GWP. I have to say that I was surprisingly blown away by the way my skin looked after waking up in the morning. My skin felt smooth, supple, and even toned. Just to make sure I wasn't imagining things I kept using the rest of the sample and looked at my complexion in the mirror every morning. This will be my night time moisturizer for now. It really does heal your skin and make it radiant by morning. No lie-it also (yes!) healed the few acne scars I had on my face for the longest time and couldn't get rid of. I use the Dry Combination formula.
Skincare - Face -Bobbi Brown - Extra Soothing Balm
chanelmontes 9/23/2008 1:43:00 PM
Can't stress enough how moisturizing this balm is without being greasy. You definitely feel the quality of this product after applying. My routine now is to pat some on my cheeks after putting on BB Pot Rouge. They immediately look refreshed and fabulous but not over done. Love this stuff!
Not only does it smell extremely horrible, but this product is also just a plain moisturizer that doesn't firm or uplift anything. You can get a moisturizer anywhere, but for this price you're better off getting something else that actually exhibits spectacular results. Do not waste your money!
Sunscreen -Bobbi Brown - Beach Sunscreen Body Spray SPF15
chanelmontes 1/7/2008 6:22:00 PM
Great product for when you want light SPF protection when stepping out. I find that it moisturizes my skin nicely without being too oily. I just love the convenience of an SPF in a spray bottle. To avoid a mess, I just spray really close to my body and rub in. Will definitely repurchase.
Gives a NATURAL glow without looking overdone. The fact that it's matte makes all the difference. I apply with BB's Face Blender brush and it glides on perfectly.
I mainly use this brush to apply eyeshadow, and love it because it's a little bit stiffer than BB's regular eyeshadow brush enabling me to easily apply a darker eye shadow shade along the rim of my eyelid more effectively. It really gets in there and applies color perfectly. However, do not use this as a concealer brush because it's absolutely terrible for that. You definitely need a synthetic brush to effectively apply concealer whereas this one isn't.