I really liked this. I got it half price at a sale. That being said, I find almost all silicon-based primers the same to be honest.
Cleansers -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Vitamin C Facial Cleanser
lauramvig 8/19/2011 1:39:00 AM
I liked this product line, but felt it's a bit strong. My face felt a bit stripped afterwards. My boyfriend loved it though so at least it's not going to waste.
Tinted Moisturizer -Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - Tint Tinted Moisturizer
lauramvig 8/19/2011 1:35:00 AM
Packaging is crap, but this product is wonderful. Not too heavy feeling, but with great coverage. I ordered Y2 and the colour was perfect. Stays on pretty well (probably about 8 hour wear with a primer). Really cheap! Will definitely stock up. A great 'going out' foundation for when you have statement eye makeup, want natural looking skin, but still need coverage.
REALLY drying. Made my face appear very irritated. Probably a wonderful oily skin product.
Moisturizers -Aveda - Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Lotion
lauramvig 8/19/2011 1:27:00 AM
I wanted to like this, my friend uses it and her skin always looks beautiful. I just felt that it really didn't do anything for me and my skin remained flaky. Love the packaging, love the scent, but I've found Aveda hair and skin products to be far too drying for me. Botanical Kinetics line may be really good for an oilier skin type.
Treatments -Aesop - Parsley Seed Anti Oxidant Serum (Face)
lauramvig 8/19/2011 1:23:00 AM
I do love this, but the bottle is SO annoying. Each time I go to put the dropper back in, product spills out over the sides, meaning you're guaranteed to use too much each time. I emptied some into a little sample pot and have been using it out of that to avoid wastage, as it did cost 60 or so dollars. But really does help when my skin is dehydrated. I have to use a moisturiser over the top most days but using this first means I only need a small amount of the moisturiser, which is great as I hate having heavy products on my face (especially during the day). Would buy again.
Cleansers -Aesop - Purifying Facial Cream Cleanser
lauramvig 8/19/2011 1:06:00 AM
I bought this product in the tube, not a jar like in the product photo, so I was very happy with the packaging. Very effective at removing makeup, leaves skin feeling really clean but not stripped, Works really well with a facial brush. I would buy this again, but it's a tough one as I also received a sample of the Fabulous Face cleanser and loved that one too!
First vegan mascara I've bought that actually builds any volume. Still, not a huge amount of volume, but enough. Very pricey, but to be honest I once bought that Dior mascara with the stupid rotating wand, it's about on par with that. Smells divine, like all Chantecaille products. Would buy again.
I was given a very generous sample pot of this by a Mecca sales girl. This made my skin look and feel AMAZING and it smells absolutely beautiful. I was so scared to look up the price online. (I was right to be scared, it's $150 in Australia! YIKES!) I probably won't end up buying this unless I suddenly strike gold, but it's an absolutely beautiful product (I love Chantecaille and all their products are vegan) so I put 'Yes' to purchase again - Never say never.
Treatments (Eye) -Dermalogica - intensive eye repair
lauramvig 8/19/2011 12:48:00 AM
This product is fantastic. I'm only 22 so not particularly worried about ageing, but I get really dry skin around the eyes. I was freaked out by eye creams ever since an Avon cream gave me milia, but when I bought a new concealer I was told I should really invest in an eye cream because of the dryness and creping around my eyes. I figured Dermalogica would be a save bet as they promise no congestion, etc. I have a few other products from them I also love. I've only been using this for a few days but I can already see a huge difference in my undereye circles and especially the dryness. Very expensive (I paid about $71 Australian, everything costs a fortune here) but I'm SO glad I didn't buy the $100 eye cream the girl at Mecca recommended because I just had the feeling I'd hate it. Dermalogica, you have yet to let me down.
I am vegan and was told Lush were great for reasonably priced skincare/hairdye. I went on a bit of a spree and bought this, the 'Breath of Fresh Air' toner, '9 to 5' cleanser, Caca Noir indigo block and the Cupcake mask. Despite the fact that this cream is SO oily, it really doesn't do a lot. Broke my face out in a rash, smells horrendous. I tried to use it up as a hand cream but it makes my hands itch horribly and never seems to absorb. Binned. I really tried to like you, Lush, but you just haven't scored any points with me so far. All the products I tried (particularly this moisturiser and the Caca Noir - I will never forget that experience) were absolutely terrible, had cheap packaging, cheap ingredients, stupid names and smelt hideous. Made me all the more happy to return to spending twice as much for Aesop and Dermalogica. Will probably never buy a Lush product again.
This was hideous. I couldn't even care less about the end result - nothing is worth the hideous smell, mess and the amount of effort required to do this. Would not purchase again. I'd rather use chemicals.