The product seems to work providing a good hold. What I dislike about it is the color. I am a brunette with quite dark yet not black eyebrows. Yet the product shows up way too red on me, so I think it would suit auburn haired people more. The product also has a bit of shimmer in which is not necessary in my opinion.
It is power bronzer that comes as a compact. The packaging has a mirror which is handy when taking with you. The colour is quite subtle so would suit light and light to medium skin tones as might not show up much on darker skin. I like the colour since it doesn't look too obvious and orangey on my cool toned (NW20-25) skin. The product has some glitter in it when you look in the package, but when applied to the face the glitter is not seen it all. The bronzer looks very natural.
It is powder blush with matte finish. Buildable from sheer to quite prominent. The color is apricot peach. Looks good on warm light and medium skin tones. I saw some reviewers classify the blush as natural. I do not think anything but rosy blush looks too natural. I am NW25 in MAC and use it primarily in summer when my skin gets more warm as on my cool toned skin this blush looks way too unnatural in winter time. Of course, in most cases you can work your way around most things. You can warm your skin up with some bronzer and warm toned eye shadows, and it will suit just fine. Either way, the blush is very good quality: rich in pigment and doesn't fall off. Colour is a matter of preference. ----------------- Additional usage: as an eye shadow I am using this blush in the crease when doing a smoky eye as orangey and light brown eye shadows are a great way to make green/hazel eyes stand out.
It is powder blush with shimmery finish. Buildable from sheer to quite prominent. The color is peachy pink with gold shimmer. Looks good on warm light and medium skin tones. I am NW25 in MAC and use it primarily in summer time when my skin gets more warm.
Treatments (Eye) -L'Occitane - Angelica Eye Roll-On
Alexandra123Y 5/16/2013 9:31:00 AM
The comes in a nice handy bottle. It is transparent that makes it easy to see how much is left, which I like. The roller applicator is very nice too as the ball is made of metal and gives a pleasant cooling sensation. It is a liquid formula that goes on like water. No particular smell; there is some slight one but I cannot identify it. Now the downside. It does not do anything to me. I cannot see any change in my eye are: the solution does not seem to either reduce dark circles or brighten up the area. Will not repurchase.
I have normal combination skin and use this product only in certain areas that time to time need some heeling. I would normally use Cicaplast after acne treatments that tend to make skin extremely dry and/ or flaky. Also used it around my nose to heal the skin after rubbing it too much when having a running nose. Cicaplast helped with this too. Tried using the product on my lips as a balm and as over night treatment. but could not see any considerable effect.
Toners -La Roche Posay - Physiological Soothing Toner
Alexandra123Y 5/16/2013 9:13:00 AM
Simple packaging, liquid formulation, smells bit of medicine but nothing extreme. For reference: I have combination skin with no major problems, some occasional pimples and minor blackheads. Not sure if this product provides a soothing effect as I do not really need it normally. For me a toner is a step that can be skipped. Yet when using this toner my skin looks bit brighter and fresher. I am repurchasing the toner now and then.
Skincare - Face -MAC - Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum
Alexandra123Y 5/16/2013 8:28:00 AM
It is a transparent serum that comes in a pump bottle which is very handy. It goes on smooth and leaves your face a bit wet, so you need time to let it sink in if you are going to apply it before your make up. Guess it can be used both in the morning or in the evening. The effect is good, at least for my combination skin somewhat prone to acne. Not sure how it would work for skin with more serious problems. I notice that when using the serum my face looks clearer and brighter. No miracle, and yet a difference can be noticed.
This lip balm is not doing what it is claiming. When applied it glides on top without penetrating your skin. Thus, as long as it is on it softens your lips and provides a nice gloss, but very soon it gets smudged away or eaten and no particular moisturising effect is achieved. the tube is handy though, and no averting smell.
Excellent product! It does perfect your lips. Very nice feel on the lips (smooth and light), slight pleasant smell, beautiful colour (sheer peach), glossy finish. I find the product just perfect. The packaging is very good: a soft tube that allows squeezing the exact amount you need and lets you finish it all up. The applicator is very nice too.
It's an ok product. It combines qualities of a lipstick and a lip balm. The colour is nice mauve pinky nude, very neutral, suitable for every day wear. It comes in a stick that works like mechanic pencil: turning the bottom you let the product emerge. Quite handy. What I dislike about the balm is the feeling on the lips. It just sits on top and kinda glides on your lips. Besides, it feels kind of thick, as if not letting your lips "breath".
Excellent product! Finish: glossy, non-sticky, somewhat transparent. Smell: vanilla. Color: slightly cool toned milky pink, yet not too pale. Perfect to be worn on its own or on top of lipstick. I prefer on its own to give me a natural fresh look. No shimmer at all. The only drawback is small amount of product - 2,4ml only.
A nice hydrating lip gloss. Finish: luster glossy transparent, no shimmer at all. Feel: non-sticky. Small: vanilla bakery, not too strong. Color: light milky nude. I personally like this type of transparent glosses, they give a nice fresh look. This color can be too light for some skin tone and can wash you out, so be aware of it. Can slightly settle in lip lines too. And yet it is a wonderful product, reminds me a bit of MAC cremesheen glasses.
A great kabuki brush which is very dense and soft. Works really well with buffing in and blending powder products. I like to use it with Guerlain Meteorites. The brush is shaped very well which makes it comfortable to hold. It comes in a pouch which is very handy when travelling, also protects the brush from getting too much dust.
Makeup Brushes -Sephora - Professional Mineral Powder Brush #45
Alexandra123Y 4/18/2013 6:47:00 AM
It's quite a good brush, though nothing exceptional. It works best as suggested - with mineral powder. I used it with MAC MSFN and it worked fine. Especially it should be appreciated by those who have a small face. But like I said, nothing special about this brusf. There are a few other that work equally good.