I was quite disappointed with the results, or lack thereof, with this product after i'd heard so much good press about it. Perhaps it was a flaw on my behalf, not the product. Either way, i sold it on Ebay couple of weeks later, i'm sad to say.
It didn't really do anything for me. I used it morning and night, though it didn't really remove my facial make up very well at all, i ended up having to resort to my Simple wipes. It had a light, cooling gelee texture and didn't actully foam (i'm not entirely sure if its meant to though). Didn't make much difference to my complexion.
Great setting powder..i don't think i'll ever use anything else to dust over my t-zone. You can actually use this to set not only facial make up, but lipstick and eye make up too (just make sure you use the clear/colourless version). Never makes my face cakey and thick, absorbs oil like a dream and never appears chalky. I have the 'feather light' mineral veil (it has sparkles in it!!).
Skincare - Face -Avon - Clearskin Professional 3 Step System
CocoMinx 9/5/2009 6:33:00 PM
Wow, this has been the best skincare system that hasn't invloved several various topical treatments, just a cleanser, toner and moisturiser. Typical of avon, they all feel very plasticy and smell medicinal, but by gosh they work. I don't find them particularly drying, but sometimes i'll use a richer moisturiser over my cheeks and chin where i'm slightly drier. If i'm breaking out, it stings a bit to apply the toner and moisturiser, though it soon settles down. I would recommend using this system until it runs out, then, instead of rebuying, try a different range, then go back to it after you finish the previous one. I found that my skin got very used to this system and it seemed a waste to buy it all again when it didn't have as good effect.
Wow the alcohol content in this product is out of this world! from the moment i applied my eyes were streaming from the heavy use of chemicals (sooo not good for your skin!!). It didn't dry me out too much, but it didn't do much to benefit and make a difference to my skin either. For just a few pounds, i'm not going to get upset.
Really nice fragrance...definitly my sort of scent. Oriental, floral etc. Sweet and sexy, lasts on the skin. I also bought the body creme i the same scent to layer it. Total pleasure to use, and for such a great price, i shall look forward to purchasing this item again.
Cleansers -Avon - Clearskin Immediate Response Acne Cleanser
CocoMinx 9/5/2009 6:13:00 PM
I must say, i find a lot of Avon products very plasticy in texture though i know thats because they don't use as many natural ingredients as other brands. Nevertheless, this was a nice cleanser to use...and though i wasn't crazy about the medicinal smell and the tightness it left on my skin after rinsing, it certainly did what it promised. My complexion was thoroughly cleansed of make up and felt purer. For such a good price, i may contemplate repurchasing.
Lovely serum, though i only use this at night, as i don't want to overlode my skin with make up and several different skincare products as i'm sure this can only be a bad thing. I luuuurve the scent of ylang yalng...kind of musky, floral and exotic. A little goes a long way, which is just as well because you only get a tiny dropper bottle. =D I used this in conjunction with the recommended Ylang ylang night balm (also decleor) which really did leave my skin smooth and radiant in the morning.
Didn't like this product as it severely broke me out...which not a lot of products do. Again, this product from Bourjois was very heavily perfumed which could have been the culprit for my breakouts...though i suspect there's probably a lot of talc in it too which often clogs pores.
Pants..in a word. the forumla didn't really stick to my lashes at all. It is also a very heavily fragranced product which may irritate sensitive eyes. It was a very inexpensive product, nevertheless, i will not be rebuying.
Lip Gloss -Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Brillance Spakling Touch
CocoMinx 9/5/2009 10:57:00 AM
I have just bought my second tube of this. I have a light pink and a medium pink. They taste gross, but hey, thats not really a fair thing to bring it down on. The colour isn't too sheer or rich, not too many sparkles and plenty of product in the tube to last a long time. Fab product.
This was my first ever perfume when i was twelve...or thirteen. either way, i still adore the girly packaging, the name, the scent (obviously) and will defnitly buy this one again. Very sexy and feminine.
Foundations -Yves Saint Laurent - Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation
CocoMinx 9/5/2009 10:51:00 AM
I liked the watermelon scent! It was always a pleasure to apply and made my skin feel totally comfortable if it was slightly dry that day. It seemed a little thick when it was on, making it quite tricky to blend onto my jawline. A sheer to medium coverage meant that i still had to apply an undereye highlighter and any concealer to blemishes that showed through the formula. Probably won't buy again as it is pricey and the brush needs regular cleaning to avoid harbouring bacteria.
Primer/ Corrector -Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Eclat (Radiant Touch)
CocoMinx 9/5/2009 10:47:00 AM
I don't think i'll go for this again. I was quite looking forward to trying this after my friend said she swore by using this product. I tried it first for my undereye circles and, to be honest, it had no reall lightening effect on them. So i applied a little more and it just looked a mess below my eyes. Then i tried it as a concealer...again, no cigar..far too sheer for that purpose, so now i just use it as an occasional highlighter as it would seem a shame to throw out something expensive. However, as soon as all the product is gone, i intend on doubling the brush up as a lip brush. Ingenious. =D
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear LIGHT Foundation SPF10
CocoMinx 9/5/2009 10:41:00 AM
I only tried a sample of this that came free inside a magazine (haha =D) and never thought it would be this good! Light, non greasy, doesn't break me out, excellent coverage (medium, i think) and keeps oiliness at bay for almost a full day! Unheard of!!! Well anyway i will certainly be buying this in full size, regardless of the price tag! and not a scrap of talc!! (my pet hate).