I love this powder. It covers well, keeps my skn shine-free and illuminates my face. The shade is perfect for me. You get lots of product mor your money, so it's actually not that expensive. The powder is really finely filled, very pleasant on the face, it doesn't settle in wrinkles. The desig of the box could be improved, I always end up "spilling" quite a bit of the powder, but there is plenty left in the box.
A very poor spot treatment in my opinion. I bought this at the time when I was using Clinique Anti Blemish solution andit did very badly in comparison. It did almost nothing even for the tiniest spots and after couple of weeks the liquid in the bottle became all cloudy with bits in it. It was my first Benefit product I've ever tried and it put me off trying anything else from the brand.
When I started using this ca four years ago, it used to be my HG of spot zappers and I kept repurchasing it. It worked well on whiteheadsand small zits, less so on cystic acne or large spots. Then I discovered treatments from Dermalogica and Mario Badescu, which worked mucg better. I think it's quite a good starting product, as it's not too expensive (ca £12 per bottle).
This is one of the better spot treatments available. It's not strong enough for large cystic spots, but for the usual zits and whiteheads it's rather effective. It's not too drying and it doesn't flake the skin around the spot too much and I like the fact that it's clear, so I can use it duing the day.
A great exfoliant - very finely milled, so it's not harsh and it leaves the skin feeling squeaky clean.
I love this cream, it's very emollient witout feeling greasy, it's not perfumed and it doesn't irritate. It didn't clog my skin either and my face looked brighter and refreshed. It could do with SPF, though.
The worst eyeliner ever. It's difficult to actually apply it, as it doesn't glide on easily and keeps pulling at the skin. Once it disappears very quickly. I had this in black, but it didn't define the eye at all, the shade was more like light grey. The pencil is laso very difficult to sharpen, it keeps breaking.
I don't know whether this cream is just a proof that anti-cellulite creams don't work or I am missing something, but in most beauty polls on best anti-cellulite treatments, this one comes regularly on top. Now, I am slim. I have slim thighs. And I have orange skin. I would willingly increased thickness of my thighs in exchange for cellulite free skin. But you get the picture - not a severe case to treat. Despite this, the result of massaging this cream diligently in morning and evenings was absolute zero. Not a spot of difference. Save your money.
I think this is pretty good eye cream. I am in early 30s and sofar have kept wrinkles around my eyes at bay, but they can appear, especially if I go through a stressful period/lack of sleep etc. Well, few of those little blighters started forming around my eyes and my old cream just wasn't good enough. Lierac has sorted the problem, so the area is now wrinkle free again. The cream could do with SPF, though.
I used this over winter when my skin combination needs extra hydration, but I can't say I was overly impressed. The cream didn't abosrb well and left the skin feeling greasy at it also clogged my pores. And SPF6 i just ridiculous. It may have all the natural goodness, but it's not very good.
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
Bonnerka 6/18/2010 4:10:00 PM
Great eye primer which delivers - the eye shadow stays put all day.
Skincare - Face -Skinceuticals - Phyto+ (previously Primacy Phyto+ serum)
Bonnerka 6/18/2010 4:06:00 PM
I will try any product which promises to eliminate freckles - mine are in really weird parts of my face and make it look blemished rather than cute. I have been using SPF all year round for years now, but I have some stubborn freckles acquired ages ago. I would say that this serum evened my skintone and whitened the acne scars and discoloration, but the freckles stayed put. I think overall my skin looked and felt in better condition, but it didn't remove the pigmentation. I love the bottle and the pippette, very clean and professional.
Skincare - Face -Ole Henriksen - Grease Relief Toner
Bonnerka 6/18/2010 3:54:00 PM
A fantastic toner! I have combination skin prone to cystic breakouts in my T-zone, which also tends to get shiny in warm weather. I used this tonic over the summer and it felt wonderfully refreshing, without being drying. It sorted the oily issues, left my skin squeky clean and fresh. A must have - sea breeze in a bottle.
Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - Secret Brightening Powder
Bonnerka 6/18/2010 3:15:00 AM
I absolutely love this. It's great for brightening under eye area, dusted over the concealer, but I also use it on other parts of the face which need bit of lightening treatment. I am not very keen on powders with shine or shimmer and prefer very much the matte look - this powder is great in brightening your face without adding the shimmer and keeping it matte.
One of the best concealers I've ever tried. The shade No. 01 suits perfectly, it covers even the worst pimples, great staying power, too. It's very good on undereye circles, not drying and very natural looking finish. A definite yes.