Pressed Powders -Skinfood - Sweet Potato Hydra Cushion Pact
Adriana265 2/6/2012 9:29:00 AM
This is my all time favourite powder. I use the shade #21 which is light and yellow toned. Described as a moist, creamy, and velvety-smooth powder pact with SPF25 PA++ containing sweet potato and milk extracts. My skin had been getting a little dry in certain areas thanks to the cold British winter weather. All my other powders were making my skin look flakey. This one does not. I apply with a big fluffy brush and it sets my foundation nicely. Very lightweight and doesn't alter the colour or texture of my foundation. I have very sensitive skin and this powder does not break me out. It doesn't seem to add any extra coverage, just sets foundation and evens out my skintone. The packaging is cute, compact and hygienic as there's a piece of plastic covering the powder once you open the pact. I can't think of any negatives to this powder - great stuff and I will be repurchasing once I hit pan.
Quite a nice foundation but not worth the £40 price-tag at all! For reference I have normal/combo sensitive skin with a slight yellow undertone. I purchased 2 shades, porcelain ivory for my normal skin colour and tawny beige for when I use self tanner. Both shades suit me perfectly when used for their purpose. Here are a description of the shades: •Porcelain Ivory •Blush Ivory – pink ivory for very fair skin tones •Warm Ivory – warm beige ivory for fair to light skin tones •Sunny Beige – warm yellow beige for fair to light skin tones •Vanilla Beige – true neutral beige for medium to golden skin tones •Golden Beige – medium beige for yellow and golden skin tones •Shell Beige – beige with red undertones for medium to golden skin tones •Tawny Beige – medium with golden tones for olive complexions •Honey Beige – for medium to dark skin with golden undertones •Suntan Beige – for suntan and dark undertones •Toffee Bronze – rich, dark bronze for deep skin tones •Rich Sienna – dark brown with red for deep complexions Porcelain ivory does not have any noticeable pink or yellow tones to my eye. Tawny beige has a golden/olive tone which looks natural and not orange. I got very lucky with the colour matches. Now, this foundation is designed for normal-dry skin. If you are very oily then skip this or make sure you use a good oil control primer/powder. For my normal skin it works fine; gives me some hydration without leaving me oily or greasy. However, I still need to moisturise well beforehand as it highlights flakes very easily despite its formulation. I find this foundation to be pretty lightweight whilst giving medium-buildable coverage. It covers any reddness and small blemishes. I have some freckles on my nose and it makes them look softer, but doesn't cover them completely...I'd say it covers them about 40%. You only need a tiny bit, a pea size is perfectly useable. It blends really easily and doesn't look heavy or thick. It looks quite natural actually. The finish it gives is semi-matte with a slight 'glow' to it -- not glitter or shimmer or oiliness...just a slight radiance I guess. Lasting power is good; if I apply at 7AM it'll still be there at 6PM, albeit a little bit of fading and oiliness on the t zone. I don't set with powder so maybe if I did it'd last even longer than that. I don't get any irritation or breakouts from this either. I'm not sure I'd repurchase. Why? Because £40 for this is just heartbreaking. If the foundation was amazing then I would happily drop that amount of money for it in a heartbeat but I've had cheaper foundations which give me the exact same effect that this foundation gives in terms of finish, lasting power and coverage. The main selling point of this foundation for me is the colour range. I'm really undecided as to whether I would repurchase but I'll say no for the sake of this review.
I really like this cleanser. I use it in the morning for a gentle wash that won't strip my skin of moisture or leave it irritated. I got a 8oz bottle for about £11 which I don't think is too bad. This is a non-foaming cleanser but leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh. Doesn't irritate my sensitive skin or break me out. The papaya extract gives mild exfoliation and has an added bonus of skin whitening effects, something which I actively look for in skin care products. Love that the ingredients list is minimal with nothing nasty it in it. I would repurchase.
Treatments -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
Adriana265 11/28/2010 3:11:00 PM
Holy smokes...I'm suprised at how much I like this stuff. Since giving birth just under 7 months ago, my skin started getting worse and worse, until I had mild acne all along my cheekbones and on my chin. I never had any acne in my life before giving birth, so was really desperate and at a loss for what to do. I'd read some reviews on the Advanced Night Repair serum and decided to give it a go as some people said it'd helped clear their blemishes. I am 22 years old, and for those that say "don't waste your money buying this unless you're over 30"...I know you mean well, but this stuff has done wonders for me. I do not have any wrinkles or fine lines, but I do have visable pores on my nose, blemishes, dull skin. This Advanced Serum has virtually gotten rid of my pores, blemishes, and made my skin look so much healthier and glowy. After washing my face, using toner and rose water, I apply about 4 drops for my face/neck and pat onto my skin. I don't apply moisturiser afterwards because I don't need it - this gives me enough moisture and hydration and doesn't turn me into a greasy hot mess like my previous moisturiser did. The texture is very lightweight, I cannot even detect it on my face. As for the smell, I honestly hardly smell a thing, so it's not an issue. I love using this under makeup as it makes my foundation look 10 times better and prevents any caking or flakes. It's very expensive (I paid £42 on sale...) but it does last a long time and the results are so worth it. My acne scars have nearly diminished, my skin rarely breaks out unless I'm stressed or hormonal, my skin looks good without makeup for once and my skin never gets dry nor oily anymore.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Anne French Deep Cleansing Milk
Adriana265 11/26/2010 6:06:00 PM
I tried this about a year ago. Usually I use cleansing oils as my pre-cleanser, but I wanted something more travel friendly and cheap. I got this for just under £4 in Superdrug, but you can get it cheaper in Boots or Savers I think. I have sensitive skin and this irritated it quite badly; it left my skin red and feeling itchy. It also stung my eyes and left them red and swollen. Very heavily fragranced. It didn't remove my makeup that well at all either. The packaging was a pain - it lets the product come out very easily so you end up wasting more product than you need to. Overall I was very unhappy with this cleansing milk.
I wrote a review on this last year but am updating as I've changed my mind somewhat on this foundation. For reference, I am have normal/slightly combo sensitive skin with light yellow undertones. This foundation is from Hera's HD line, designed to give smooth skin by covering fine lines & pores, & adhering to the skin so it gives a flawless base. This tight adherance makes it look very natural at the same time as giving coverage, hence the HD title. Packaging-wise it is beautiful...a purple bottle with a pump dispenser, which makes things very hygienic and practical. It comes in 3 shades: 13 - Light Beige 21 - Natural Beige 23 - True Beige The colour selection is extremely limited, and I would say if you're any darker than NC30-35 it will not fit your skin tone. The first time I got this I purchased it in #23...it wasn't a good match - a little too pinky beige for my liking. I then purchased #21 which is such a good match for me. I'm currently round an NC25/30 and it fits me so well, blends in perfectly with my neck. This is the first time ever I've found a perfect match in terms of colour with a foundation, so I'm happy. It's beige but with a *slight* yellow undertone. I have a light yellow undertone so it's great. The coverage is very good; it covers all redness and small blemishes. I have some small freckles on my nose and this covers them a little but not so much that they disappear. I'd call this foundation medium coverage. Despite the good coverage, it still manages to look ridiculously natural. I only need to use 1 layer, no need to build up as 1 pump is more than enough for my face and gives beautiful coverage already. Nobody can tell I'm wearing makeup! I'm happy about that as I hate foundations that looks heavy or obvious on the skin. It feels lightweight and I cannot feel it sitting on my skin. Lasting power is very good aswell, I can wear this all day without setting with powder or even using primer and it will stay on from morning til night with no touch-ups required. It does not get greasy or oily on me...maybe a little dewy, but nothing beyond that. I do sometimes blot my nose as my nose is really the only place on my face that gets oily, but I only need to do that after maybe 5-6 hours or so. The finish it gives upon application is a satin finish. Not matte, not dewy. Just in between. I get no breakouts or irritation from using this foundation, even on a daily basis. The thing I don't like would have to be the smell! It's so strong and overpowering that it lingers all day. It smells just like the Hera BB cream...floral and sweet. Like an actual perfume. Despite that I would repurchase.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Good things - stay clear purifying cleanser
Adriana265 11/24/2010 1:13:00 PM
At first, I liked this quite a lot. It cleansed my skin without drying and left it feeling clean yet hydrated. Then I started getting breakouts all over my forehead, a place where I rarely if ever break out. My skin began to get dry. I have normal-combo oily skin so it was strange for my skin to suddenly start flaking. Stopped using it and the breakouts went along with the dryness. I continued using this product until I'd used about 3/4, because I thought "how can a gel cleanser dry out my skin?" ...well, it did. I've since thrown away my bottle. The smell is very chemically, like artificial mangos or something - it made me feel quite ill whenever I smelt it. Anyway, I would not repurchase this. It's pretty cheap at £4.99 but the results are less than pleasing.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Mentholatum Acnes Medicated Creamy Wash
Adriana265 11/24/2010 9:32:00 AM
Mentholatum Acnes is a really popular brand for bad skin in Korea, and my best friend who is Korean recommended me to try it as I'd been breaking out quite badly on my chin and along my cheekbones. It claims to enhance the skin's resistance to prevent acne, pimple scars and visible pores. It does this by disinfecting acnegenic bacteria and removing the root of acne (courtesy of isopropyl methyphenol which penetrates deep into pores to fight against bacteria and prevent acne). All the whilst, it's meant to help sooth redness and irritation as is contains vitamin C (moisture retention benefits) and vitamin E (antioxidant). It's a cream-type facial cleanser that foams up really easily so you only need a pea size. It gets rid of any makeup/dirt/grime on my skin, along with any excess sebum. However, I found it to be very harsh on my normal/sensitive skin. It left it feeling dry and tight (we all know that's never a good thing!) and just generally irritated. The citrusy smell was okay, I quite liked it. The first week of using it my skin did start clearing up, however, after that it started breaking out again because my skin was so stripped and irritated from the cleanser. I would not repurchase. INGREDIENTS: Water, glycerin, palmitic acid, butylene glycol, PEG-2 Stearate, myristic acid, potassium hydroxide, lauric acid, olive oil, lauramide DEA, Potassium lauroyl glutamate, lauryl hydroxysultaine, potassium chloride, alcohol, sodium hydroxide, flavor, tocopheryl acetate, o-cymen-5-ol, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, water, butylene glycol, saxifraga sarmentosa extract, CL77288, CL 77489, Magnesium ascorbic phosphate, lactic acid
This is my first body spray (!!!) and this was the one I picked based on the glowing reviews here on MUA. I'm very thankful to all you lovely ladies who shared your reviews. Described as a blend of toasted vanilla, pink peony and raspberry. I can detect all of this when I spritz this on my self - a light floral note, very detectable raspberry and a subtle hint of warm vanilla. Despite this, I do not find it to be overly sweet, the depth of the vanilla and pink peony balance the sweetness from the raspberry. I'm glad because overly sweet scents give me migraines. I can definately see why this is called 'warm & cozy' as I do find it to be a warm fragrance which is great for winter time and the colder months. I always imagine being infront of a log fire with wooly mittens on, sitting on a white fluffy rug with a cup of hot chocolate whenever I wear this heheh. Or snuggled up in bed in my PJ's with the SO. Either way, both are nice visions to get when wearing a body spray ;) Lasting power is very good for me; the scent clings to my clothes very well and stays on my body a decent amount of time too. 1 spray is more than enough as the scent is pretty strong. I love the packaging too, it's pretty and very lightweight to carry around in my bag. A definate repurchase for me. BTW: Fragrances will all smell different on us, depending on our body chemistry. What this smells like on me will probably not smell exactly the same on you. Take reviews on scents with a pinch of salt. However, if the notes of warm & cozy intrigue you, I would definately urge you to try it out. You just might love it!
This is described as a BB boosting cream, designed to help keep BB creams in place for longer & make the skin look brighter. It has a pearl finish, containing antioxidants & moisturising ingredients which will keep your skin hydrated all day long. First off, the packaging is so cute. White with little pink polka dots. It comes in a 40ml squeeze tube, which I think is an adequate size for a primer. Ingredients-wise it's nothing special, but is does contain arbutin for skin whitening, flower and olive extracts & moringa seed oil for moisturising. When squeezed out of the tube, it looks like a white cream, but once rubbed into the skin you see the pretty pinky iridescence it gives. It's not sparkly or glittery, but glowy, and makes your skin look a bit brighter and more luminous. Don't mistake this for greasy/oily looking, it doesn't leave that effect at all. It left a very subtle pink/purple/pearl glow. It spreads on easily and does not feel heavy on the skin. I didn't find it to be that hydrating, but those with oilier skins may find it provides just the right amount of hydration. It definately did help increase the longevity of my BB cream...stayed in place for more than 15 hours before I washed it off. Oil-control is decent but not that great...it is a moisturizing primer after all. My t-zone got a little overly dewy past the 6 hour mark, but not enough to need to powder or blot my face. My skin isn't oily, so I think oily skins may need to blot a little. Despite the good stuff, there was also a downside to this primer for me. It would always break me out in whiteheads all over my face. I do not suffer from breakouts unless something breaks me out, so I instantly knew it was this as it would happen only when I used it. The ingredients list is very extensive and contains a bunch of silicones and fragrance (smells like baby powder btw). I guess my sensitive skin couldn't handle it. It's not that expensive - around 11,000 KRW (£6 or £7?). Although I'm sure online / foreign prices will be higher. INGREDIENTS: Water Cyclopentasiloxane Cyclohexasiloxane Butylene Glycol Glycerin Mica PEG-10 Dimethicone Arbutin Titanium Dioxide Sodium Chloride Dicaprylyl Carbonate Quaternium-18 Hectorite Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer Methylparaben Chlorphenesin Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer Triethoxycaprylylsilane Propylparaben Fragrance Disodium EDTA Adenosine Talc Aluminum Hydroxide Stearic Acid Chrysanthemum Morifolium Flower Extract Coral Powder Diamond Powder Mannan Squalane Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil Platinum Powder Polymethylsilsesquioxane Ethylparaben Phenoxyethanol Amethyst Powder Pearl Powder Tourmaline Alcohol Denat. Tocopherol
BB Cream -MISSHA - M Signature Real Complete B.B. Cream SPF 25 PA++
Adriana265 11/22/2010 9:06:00 AM
I really like this BB cream, however, I see virtually no difference between this & the Missha M Perfect Cover BB cream. I applied the signature bb cream to one half of my face, and the perfect cover bb cream on the other half. They were identical in terms of coverage, colour & finish. For reference I am an NC30 with slight yellow undertones, normal/sensitive skin. This BB cream is designed to give "perfect" coverage, reduce signs of aging and sunspots, condition and soothe skin. It also claims to not have any grey undertone like most BB creams do and last for a long time without losing its brightening effect. I have this in #21 Pink Beige. There are two other shades available which are #13 Light Milk Beige and #23 Yellow Beige. I should have got 23, but I only got this BB cream as a sample so did not get to choose my own colour. Anyway, #21 is a very light toned beige colour, the exact same colour as the Missha Perfect Cover BB cream in #21. I don't notice much of a pink tone tbh...it just looks beige. It's a decent match for my skintone, slightly lighter, but not so much that I look like a geisha. The BB cream is rather thick in consistancy, which I'm guessing is why it gives good coverage. It covers any redness and small blemishes really well whilst evening out the skintone. Despite the consistancy, it spreads and blends pretty easily onto the skin. It gives a semi-matte finish. A word of advice: don't apply too much or else it will look very obvious that you are wearing makeup. It looks cakey if you put too much or more than 1 layer on. This BB cream has an SPF of 25 which isn't that good, so apply your regular SPF under the BB cream. This BB cream is fragranced just like the Perfect Cover BB cream (smells like herbs, flowers and baby powder to my nose), which may irritate some sensitive skins. I do really like the smell, I just don't see why they feel the need to fragrance it! I think the oil control properties of this BB cream are very good - I do not find my face to get greasy or oily throughout the day, even in warm environments. Lasting power is amazing - I can apply at 6AM and it will still be there at 10PM. Very long wearing. Overall this is a good BB cream if you're looking for good coverage. It's exactly the same as the Perfect Cover BB cream imo though....so I don't really see the need to purchase this when I have the exact same thing already. The only thing that intrigues me and makes me want to buy a full size bottle of this is the colour range - I'm wondering if #23 really is a yellow toned beige, unlike #23 of the Missha Perfect Cover BB cream. Oh, and I don't like that this BB cream claims to be 'chemical-free'. It does contain quite a few. =/ Here's the (ridiculously long) ingredients list: Water,Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract,Cyclopentasiloxane,Titanium Dioxide,Hydrogenated Polydecene,Zinc Oxide,Hydrogenated Polyisobutene,Butylene Glycol,Propanediol,Phenyl Trimethicone,Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate,Arbutin ,Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone,Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin ers,Cyclohexasiloxane,Sodium Chloride,Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate,Sorbitan Isostearate,Caprylyl Methicone ,Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil,Sodium Hyaluronate,Mica,C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate,Ozokerite,Sorbitan Olivate,Alumina ,Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer,Hexyl Laurate,Disteardimonium Hectorite,Aluminum Hydroxide,Stearic Acid,Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer,Tocopheryl Acetate,Propylene Carbonate,Hydrolyzed Collagen ,Lysine ,Histidine,Arginine,Aspartic Acid,Threonine,Serine,Glutamic Acid,Proline,Glycine,Alanine,Valine,Methionine,Isoleucine,Leucine,Tyrosine,Phenylalanine,Cysteine,Hydrogenated Lecithin,Squalane,Glycerin,Ceramide 3,Cholesterol,Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil,Stearic Acid,Oleic Acid,Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols ,Beta-Glucan ,Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract,Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract,Vigna Radiata Seed Extract,Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-yuen Seed Extract ,Panax Ginseng Root Extract,Punica Granatum Extract,Scrophularia Buergeriana Root Extract,Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract ,Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract ,Rhus Semialata Gall Extract ,Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract ,Artemisia Vulgaris Extract ,Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract,Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract ,Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract,Camellia Japonica Flower Extract,Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Extract,Linaria Japonica Extract,Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract,Houttuynia Cordata Extract ,Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract,Oldenlandia Diffusa Extract,Bambusa Textilis Stem Extract ,Iris Ensata Extract,Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Water,Prunus Avium (Sweet Cherry) Fruit Extract,Morus Alba Root Extract,Coptis Japonica Root Extract,Acorus Calamus Root Extract,Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract,Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract,Angelica Keiskei Leaf/Stem Extract,Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract,Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract,Juglans Regia (Walnut) Seed Extract,Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract ,Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract ,Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract,Luffa Cylindrica Fruit Extract,Bletilla Striata Root Extract,Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract,Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract,Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract,Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Rhizome/Root Extract,Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit Extract ,Salicornia Herbacea Extract,Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract,Cnidium Officinale Root Extract,Oenanthe Javanica Extract,Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract,Hordeum Vulgare Leaf Extract,Lecithin,Polysorbate 20,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride ,Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4,Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate,Acetyl Hexapeptide-8,Copper Tripeptide-1,Echinacea Purpurea Extract ,Bacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract,Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract,Talc,Triethoxycaprylylsilane,Xanthan Gum ,Dimethicone ,Adenosine,Methicone ,Caprylyl Glycol ,Ethylhexylglycerin,Tropolone,1,2-Hexanediol,Phenoxyethanol,Disodium EDTA,Fragrance
For reference: NC37 with slight yellow undertones, sensitive normal-combo oily skin (although it is now normal-dry with this harsh winter weather). Breakout prone. I do not like heavy coverage foundations. Never could stand them, even though I have blemishes (whiteheads on my chin from bad diet, red pimples along my left cheekbone which are ALWAYS there!) and things I don't like (some freckles). I prefer light to medium. I would classify this BB skin foundation sheer to light coverage, or perhaps medium if you built up well. To give you guys a better understanding of this....if you own MAC face & body foundation - this skin foundation is sheerer than that. 1 pump of this just gets rid of any reddness I have, but nothing else. 2 pumps are needed to get better coverage. I'm not fussed about hiding blemishes though so I usually just stick to 1 layer. I assumed this would be a very hydrating foundation, but I have to moisturise well beforehand otherwise my face looks flakey and it doesn't blend that well. However, with moisturiser on, it blends fine and doesn't look flakey. It does not leave me with a 'dewy' or 'glossy' finish - more a satin finish whilst still looking every so slightly glowy. Compareable to NARS sheer glow foundation, but with lighter coverage. I'm actually very fond of the finish it gives my skin, it's pretty and looks natural. Lasting power seems to be bad for most reviewers, but it's fine for me. I'm a nurse and work ridiculously long shifts but this holds up through them. I'm on my feet all day, so for it to last through that is good enough for me! It does get a little bit shiny on me throughout the day though. This foundation is designed for 'all skintypes'...I'm honestly not sure if that claim is true. I personally can see this working best for normal-combo oily. Dry skins just need to prep well by using a good moisturiser beforehand, and oily skins just need to prep with a good oil control primer or setting powder. Colour range didn't really appeal to me. I've heard so much about BB being amazing for us ladies with yellow undertones...but the testers I tried when trying to find a match for myself in the stores weren't yellow. I ended up buying skin foundation in 4.7 WARM NATURAL and it has no yellow undertone whatsoever. It has a definate peach undertone. It's not a perfect match for me, but it's not bad. The shade up was too dark and the shade below was didn't have a good undertone either, looked a bit orange. Price is expensive...£28 for 30ml. I wouldn't repurchase as I don't think the price is reflected in the quality of this foundation at all.
I don't use the likas brand, I use yoko papaya soap. I really like it as it leaves my face feeling really clean. It is drying - I only use it in the warmer months as in winter it makes my usually normal/combo skin flake and get really dry. It reduces the amount of breakouts I get, but not amazingly. Best thing is does is lighten the skin - I used to be an NC42 and am now an NC30. Very happy with that, took about 10th months to happen (combined with wearing high SPF every day and using lemon juice once a month too).
Sunscreen -Shiseido - urban environment uv protection cream
Adriana265 11/19/2010 8:56:00 AM
I was in need of a new one as my normally combo oily skin had become dry in this cold British winter. The lady suggested this one as it not only gives sun protection but also moisturises. It claims to be 'feather light' which I certainly agree with - I cannot feel it on my face, which is great as I hate anything heavy. The rose Apple leaf extract is designed to counteract oxidation, the process that accelerates skin aging. Another great thing is that it DOES NOT leave a white cast on my skin. I'm so happy about that as it allows me to wear this by itself and not have to wear makeup ontop to get rid of the cast. It also doesn't break me out either. However, I don't like the fact that this leaves my skin rather oily. As soon as it's applied it leaves a VERY dewy look on this skin, and as the day goes by the dewiness turns into oiliness. I can't wear this with makeup ontop as it makes my makeup slide off. But if I wear it by itself, my face just looks greasy. Another down point is the price - £30 for 50ml which I think is too expensive considering you need to use a good amount of it each time you apply to get decent SPF. Overall it's quite nice but too hydrating for me. I now just use this on my neck/hands/arms. Wouldn't repurchase.
This is a very pretty blush, but it breaks me out with painful red pimples each time I use it. The colour on my NC37 skintone is a beautiful pink light dusted rose colour...hard to describe with my bad descriptive skills hehe, but it is lovely. I see this working best for light-medium skintones. It's not overly pigmented, I have to apply 2 layers or so. The formula is rather shimmery, but not glittery or garish at all. Sadly I will not repurchase as like I mentioned earlier, I cannot handle the horrible breakouts!