I was hesistant about this concealer after reading reviews that it sinks into lines and having been disappointed with the much touted secret camouflage (too drying for me). However I am pleased that this concealer works for me. I have dark circles and lines. My under eyes are also very dry. It provides sufficient coverage (although I would not go as far to say it eliminates dark circles - not mine anyway) without sinking or accentuating my lines. So I will give this the two thumbs up.
Skincare - Body -Dermalogica - Environmental Control Deoderant
momochow 6/28/2005 10:01:00 PM
I have not found my HG deoderant until now. No matter how gentle a deoderant professes to be, it always gives me an itchy under armpit. This deoderant by Dermalogica keeps me try, nice refreshing scent and does not cause any itchiness for my sensitive under armpit. Highly recommend
This is really good. For the present moment I can say my search for a better eyeliner is suspended. It is easy to apply and most importantly does not disappear during the day. I like it and will try other colours.
This really works. Keeps my eyeshadow on all day and prevents creasing. Only complaint is the glass container which makes it heavy to carry around when travelling.
Effective, economical and virtually invisible when applied, I cannot ask for more for a sunscreen.
Since buying this concealer all my other concealers(La Mer, Aveda, GA, Biotherm, Cle de Peau) have "retired".
Misc Beauty Tools -BeneFit Cosmetics - Eyelash Curler
momochow 2/20/2005 11:55:00 PM
I have the Shu and Shiseido curlers and I find this Benefit curler to be more effective than either Shu or Shiseido's.
Eye Shadow -Guerlain - Divinora cream to powder eyeshadow
momochow 2/20/2005 11:52:00 PM
True to its name, it is a cream eyeshadow which turns powdery. I use it over Guerlain protective base for eyelids and the effect is very natural and most importantly, crease-free (unlike Stephane Mariais' gloss eyeshadow). The new colours under this line have a little shimmer (barely noticeable) called pearly colour in 145 (a taupe) and 144 (a beige used as highlighter). I prefer cream eyeshadow as they are more natural and does not emphasize lines.
Sunscreen -Kanebo - Sensai CP City Day Defence Emulsion SPF 23
momochow 10/2/2004 2:05:00 AM
I really wanted to like this product after reading all the rave reviews. Much as I tried (even bought a second bottle when the first one is almost finished) I have to say this sunscreen does not work, for me at least. For starter, it does not absorb but just sits on my skin and rubs off like dead skin after I have applied it. The worse part is after 2 weeks walking around under the sun in Europe with a thick layer of this sunscreen the pigment on my cheek which had been lightened by IPL procedure before the summer became darker. Obviously the ridiculous price of this sunscreen is not a reflection of its effectiveness.
I generally do not wear lipsticks because regardless of their moisturizing claims they only dry my lips and accentuate the lines. This is set to change with my discovery of PN lipstick. It not only moisturizes but lasts. After a greasy lunch I was still left with a nice stain on my lips.
The only good thing about this eyeliner is that I do not need a remover to remove it at the end of the day. It disappears within hours of being applied. A truly disappointing product from Shisheido.
In terms of staying power this is a good eyeliner. Although there is quite a lot in the pot to last a long time, it does dry up pretty quickly. I have only used mine for less than 20 times and already the remainder has dried up. I think there are better quality eyeliner out there.
Lotions/ Creams -Crabtree & Evelyn - Lavender hand therapy
momochow 12/16/2003 10:44:00 AM
Wonderful scent but more importantly it does the work without the grease.
Why spend/waste your money on this? Just buy Vaselline Petroleum Jelly.
Comparable to the high end concealer brush. Definitely does the work as well if not better. I normally go for high end brushes but would make an exception for this one.