Way too overhyped. BB creams are supposed to be kind of a 3 in 1 deal (moisturizer, spf, foundation), but this only crosses off two. It's not moisturizing, nor does the ingredients list suggest so. For the steep price, It's a glorified sheer foundation at best, which can be achieved by mixing your fav foundation and cream anyway. Another thing, you need to apply at least 1tsp of spf to have adequate coverage and I just can't use this much BB cream. If you don't mind the price and added steps of moisturizer and sunscreen, it's a good product.
Glorified vaseline at best. I should've read the reviews before getting it at a recent warehouse sale. I wouldn't put this stuff on my face because it's extremely oily and hard to wash off. It feels and looks like vaseline, only thicker with a brown tint. I can't stand the smell of it. Whatever they were aiming for, an herbal scent I presume, it smells like an old medicine cabinet. I only use it for my hands and feet now. All the things that Elizabeth Arden claims it does, vaseline can do too. For $20 a tube at retail price, ladies, you're better off getting some vaseline.
I've been looking for a good clay/peel off mask and hoped this would fit the bill. I use it regularly, about once per week. After half a year, I'm still not sure about it's oil control/pore unclogging abilities but it sure looks cool. Another reviewer said it best --it's like glorified tape. While it does boast some good ingredients (witch hazel, kaolin clay), it's not enough to justify the price for the quality. There's not much to add to other reviewers' comments except that the fumes sting your eyes even when it's nowhere near it. I'd buy it again, only because I can't find anything better.
Initially, I bought this because it's Shiseido, and I generally have good luck with their products. I have pretty brittle and dry hair inherently, and not a lot can be done to change genes. So I bought this with somewhat low expectations to begin with. Although it's one of the best shampoos I've used, I've never spent over $25 for shampoo, so I wouldn't know how it compares to something like Shu Eumura's cleansing oil. It moisturizes, lathers well, has a lovely scent (that doesn't last, unfortunately), and gives my hair some shine and bounce. The ingredients are better than most drugstore brands, as it should be, which can be a motivating factor to purchase for some. There's really nothing more to say, since a shampoo's job description doesn't stray much from cleaning, smelling nice, and light moisturizing.
I usually hate frivolous spending, especially with 1 use items. Too bad my spoiled, luxury-loving side won and I bought $10 cotton pads. I've used other brands, some of which are great and never fall apart, but those pale in comparison when it comes to Shiseido's softness. Sometimes, other cotton pads can be abrasive. Do I have to have this? No. But it's nice to treat yourself once in a while.
Like others have said, it's a beautiful MLBB shade. It's similar to Nar's dolce vita but pinker. It's sheer but buildable. I do have to warn people that it has that cheap drugstore lipstick taste, which bothers me quite a lot. It's not like I actively try to taste my lipstick but it can transfer when you're drinking/eating. That's the only reason why I don't wear it as much as I'd like to.
Love this lipstick! It's a MLBB shade and feels more like a gloss than a lipstick. It doesn't last very long, but that's true of most gloss-like MLBB colors. I do wish it was just a tad more opaque. If you're looking for a more opaque dupe, try Hourglass' lipgloss in truth.
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
Evolesuoh 11/6/2012 5:09:00 AM
I don't understand why this foundation is so popular. It looks great in photography but feels so cakey. I'm quite pale, and got matched to 115, but it is at least 3 shades darker than my skin. After a few hours, it oxidized and turned into an appalling shade of tan-orange. I would return it, but the pump broke and I transferred the rest into a container. Now I have a lovely $50 useless foundation sitting on my counter.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil Free
Evolesuoh 11/6/2012 4:40:00 AM
Out of the many TMs and BB creams I've tried, I liked this one the most. First of all, I love the texture and consistency. It feels like a moisturizer, and it has good coverage for a TM. It looks like I have nothing on when I wear it, and I always get compliments on my skin with it. I do have to stress that it's not for people who have a lot of blemishes. I don't understand why a lot of reviewers keep complaining about the lack of coverage, since it never claimed to be a foundation. For the price, you can get a high-end foundation, so please do that instead of writing a misleading review. I can use it year-round, and it never feels cakey. It can get oily during summer, but it's nothing a good setting powder and setting spray can't fix. If you don't set it, IT WON'T LAST. It's expensive for a TM and even more so after taxes in Canada. The tube packaging isn't terrible, but I do wish it came in a pump bottle. Maybe it's become a safety blanket for me, but for some reason I can't leave it for another TM or foundation. Whenever I make a repurchase, I feel utterly indignant at the money I'm shelling out for a bloody TM. It has a small range of colors to choose from, so try to test it out in store before buying. If it works for you and you don't mind the price, it's great. If you're on the fence, look for something else because I guarantee there are great products with a better price out there.