Great product. I use it for the whole face. In the beginning it makes my eye watery but it stops after a few days. Great texture and great cream. It is not enough for the winter hydration but it is a great treatment. Both lips and eyes still need extra layer. I still need to put Fancl eye cream and the lip treatment on top of this. update. 5th bottle down, no changes..i think i will have to try another eye cream. dec 09
Concealers -Kanebo - Concealer (Brush Type) Anti-Cernes
hippodeem 7/24/2007 2:46:00 AM
After reading all the positive reviews, I decided to buy this expensive concealer. The texture is really nice and liqudy which is great, spf is a bonus. The many downsides are : It has parabens , mineral oil in it. yuck!! If you dont mind the mineral oil next to your eyes, YSL seems to do better. The best one for me is still HABA concealer with spf, all the right ingredients, natural mineral sunscreen, no parabens, no mineral oil, squalane and so on..and the best part is that its only $16. Even the lightest color available is still too dark for me or it doesnt cover anything much at all. I dont even have that bad of dark circles and yet, seems to do nothing. What a waste of money.
Treatments -DDF - Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 5% with Tea Tree Oil
hippodeem 7/17/2007 6:44:00 PM
It doesnt irritate my skin badly. I use it as a spot treatment, but it is really drying, too drying. Not good for dry skin. Origins spot remover is better.
Masks -DDF - Sulfur Therapeutic Mask [DISCONTINUED]
hippodeem 7/17/2007 6:21:00 PM
A great emergency mask. I put it on when my pimples start to form and it calms it down. It also helps clearing out. A great mask for acne. It dries out your face so if you have oily skin, great. Dry skin, use it carefully as a spot treatment.
Treatments -Origins - Dr Weil Plantidote Mega Mushroom Face Serum
hippodeem 7/17/2007 6:01:00 PM
I have used 2 bottles of these. Very expensive and doesnt do much apart from the nice feeling when I put it on, it is somewhat hydrates and no allergic reaction which is rare. NO Parabens. I think Dr Weil is the only line of Origins which has no parabens.
Eye Makeup Remover -Origins - Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Eye Makeup Remover Pads
hippodeem 7/17/2007 5:57:00 PM
Great product. It cleans well and not scratchy, very wet and hydrates for dry skin. Downside: it can irritate sensitive skin. It doesnt work well with the waterproof, it does remove some but not all the waterproof mascara. so I need to use the Fancl cleansing oil with this.
Powder -Shu Uemura - VELVET PERFECT adjusting powdery foundation
hippodeem 7/17/2007 2:16:00 PM
Great 2 way foundation / powder. Could be used wet or dry. Love it. Great coverage and the face is glowing and very smooth finished. SPF14 is a bonus. Another great one is the Origins UV White with SPF but they only have that in Asia.
Love it!!! I just love it. The texture is great. It is moisturising and not too over done before putting on the lipstick, it stays put. It fills in the line on the lips a little bit. If only it is not this expensive. No parabens too! I quite like Boscia Lip treatment and it is very similar to Shu Uemura but if you need to put it on before your lipstick, Shu is better, if for treatment, Boscia is more natural and moiturising.
Not a great one. It smudges. Goes on easily and easy to wash off but it should do better than this.
Toners -Jurlique - Ultra sensitive hydrator toner gel
hippodeem 7/15/2007 1:46:00 PM
It still irritates me, eventhough the name is for ulrasensitive. The smell is really nice and it is a nice gel texture. Too bad, it doesnt work.
Great eye brow pencil. I use Blonde on my dark Asian brows. It works well. Comes with the end brush which to me it seems to draw a better arch for the brows. It is abit pricy at $23 but comes with a refill and the end brush so it is not so bad. A cheaper and similar one is the Origins Fill lin the blanks.
Mascara -Estee Lauder - Illusionist Waterproof Mascara
hippodeem 7/14/2007 11:27:00 PM
The first ever mascara that works for my dead straight Asian eyelashes. It curls the lashes without the curler. Great mascara, longer lashes, dries really fast, no clumps, stays put for the upper lashes but not the lower. The bad thing is that it Smudges and flaky, and it also makes my lashes really dry and really hard to wash off.
Love the product. It goes on really nicely and quite moisturising, a very good color. The product is still available at the Origins.
The smell is just sooo awful. This is by far one of the most awful smell product ever. As it claims to help firmer and tighten breasts. I did try both the gel and the lotion day and night. It doesnt do anything like what people say it would. and wow, that is a lot of money wasted, down the drain. The gel is somewhat tighten the breasts al little bit for a few minutes, thats about it. I am looking for some help in this area as I am a 32D and find my own breasts quite heavy. If anyone knows a good cream, please let me know.
An ok masque. It doesnt seem to do anything to my skin at all. Abit moisturising may be. I actually rather like it on my hands and feet for over night treatment but for the price, not a keeper.