Glorified tinted chapstick - no better, no worse, just expensive. Cute packaging but sometimes difficult to open due to the design (nothing much to grip onto at the end due to the coloured casing being so large). Did not stay on my lips very long so for this reason alone I will not repurchase. The Creme Brulee colour is nice enough, a pale nude neutral, but certainly nothing exceptional. Too many negatives for this product.
Eye Makeup Remover -Revlon - eye makeup remover pen
Discod 4/9/2012 7:14:00 PM
It's good for mascara mishaps. But you then do need to go over it again with a cotton bud or blot with a tissue to remove any residue. As another says, it's better than just a wet cotton bud alone as it removes the makeup swiftly and effectively.
Self Tanners -Almay - Sunless Tanning Cream For Face SPF 15
Discod 4/8/2012 1:13:00 PM
Excellent, this is as good as the Clarins Face tanning product at a fraction of the price. Nice natural colour and if I want it lighter I just cut it down by mixing with a little moisturiser.
Lip Gloss -Milani - Glitzy Glamour Gloss in Glitz and Glam
Discod 4/4/2012 11:05:00 AM
In a word: awful. Pinky, orangey, goldish, chrom'ish nightmare. The texture is so unnatural (just sits on top & moves around) and the smell & taste is quite putrid, like it's old. It reminds me of the strange and nasty lipglosses of the 70's before the formulas were properly perfected. Waste of money as I threw it in the bin. I hate wasting products but I would not give this away. I'll stick to Clinique & Revlon thanks.
Moisturizers -Yves Rocher - Riche Creme Wrinkle-Smoothing Night Cream
Discod 4/1/2012 8:56:00 AM
Excellent product. I have dry mature skin which tends to be sensitive also. Leaves my skin soft and moist, with no reactions like redness or itching, no peeling or pilling off either. Also does not irritate my eyes. Most night creams I find lack the overnight staying power that this has. I wake up with moist skin and this is important to me. This is not a moisturising product for those who have normal to oily skin. Although this has oils in it I have not found that it's clogged my skin. I also use the Day & Eye creams. All of the YR "Riche" line products are great. The scent is fine, kind of old fashioned, but not overpowering. Have repurchased many times and will continue to do so.
This is a perfect blonde - not red, not ash. Very realistic & a natural colour. When my hair is darker I use the Blonde, but Fair Blonde is a perfect colour when my hair is lighter, will purchase again & again. I've tried so many brow pencils - so many cosmetic companies get the colour wrong for blondes and I dislike powders. This is the best brow pencil I have ever used. Clarins & Lancome in Blonde shades are OK, but this is the very best. Easy to apply - not too dry/hard & not too soft either. 10/10.
My favorite lipgloss. Glosswear has a luxurious texture and great wearability (thick and smooth). Glosswear just feels smoother than most and very natural on my lips, never tacky or sticky, my lips glide together. The appearance of the gloss is very nice too, and is quite suitable to apply over lipsticks. However, I do find the range a little limited so I turn to Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss for more variations, which runs a close second to Glosswear in my opinion.
Eyeliner -Milani - Liquif'eye Metallic eye liner pencil -black
Discod 3/27/2012 8:25:00 AM
I tested this out against Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof in Black. I was looking for less expensive alternative for my waterlines. I lined one eye with this and one eye with Lancome. It was no contest - within 1.5 hrs less than 1/4 of the Milani remained, whereas the Lancome stayed on fully for hours afterwards. This product was next to useless for me. I just don't think there is anything that can compare to the Lancome Le Stylo eye liners. They have such fabulous staying power and a lovely, easy to apply formula.
Barely there pink jelly - clear glossy polish with a touch of pink. Really pretty on bare nails or with white tips. Very girly, very pretty. I normally go for the opaques, but wanted a change. This is perfect. Need 3 coats for full jelly effect though.
Colour not like in the bottle. This is a bright neon pastel coral and is very difficult to apply without looking like a 5 year old child did it. It streaks. Without a doubt the most horrible nail polish I have ever bought. I like Essie, but not this.
These are still only $2.00 at my local Pharmacy - I have mostly natural shades, some metallics, darks and a couple of pinks/orange/reds .... great value. Large bottle, dry fast, not goopy, never bubble, easy to apply & rarely streak ... certainly not the very best polish (basic bottle, standard brush), but nowhere near the worst either. Formula could be a tad thicker, but who's complaing at 2 dollars a bottle ... just put on a 3rd coat and all is well! Note: The quick dry "speed" formula is not great though I must admit & won't purchase it again. It was very streaky, goopy & looked cheap & nasty. 4/5 from me.
Nice bright pink, but 2 reasons why I won't repurchase - 1. Gluggy formula & 2. After a day or so this colour changes in patches to a darkish purple .. it's the oddest thing, and does not matter what top or base I use with it. Will not repurchase this.
I have found my favorite fingernail Top Coat! Dries so fast, does not smudge nor dent, leaves nails so shiny & seems to be almost foolproof to apply! Gives a professional/finished look to my mani. Don't really care that it peels as I change my fingernail polish frequently. However, I don't use this on my toes as I do want a pedi to last longer and be more durable - for this I use a Sally Hansen Diamond Shine Base & Top Coat.
HG of "quick dry" nail polish, hands down! Love the wide & curved Xpress brush too - makes painting nails extra fast. 10/10!
Bronzers -Christian Dior - Dior Bronze Essential Bronzing Powder
Discod 2/20/2012 2:19:00 AM
Healthy Look 010 is the colour I have & it's just about the most PERFECT Bronzer I have ever owned. It gives me a natural sun-kissed look every time, without ever looking overdone. Product has a slight shimmer, which is perfect all year round for me.