I am really loving this eyeshadow at the moment, I am using it every day. On my NC30 skin type, Hazel eyes it is a light warm brown shade. It looks very natural and pretty! The texture is smooth and easy to blend. I am very pleased to have found this colour!
Treatments -Olay - Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum - Fragrance Free
Horny 5/20/2013 7:49:00 AM
For my very reactive, combo skin this serum has been really good. I have redness, and I find that this serum doesnt irritate my skin, and actually calms its down a lot. It has good ingredients, and I dont find it greasy to use. I find it hydrating enough to use on its own (the less products I put on my skin the better, so this is great!) It hasnt caused any breakouts or clogged pores for me. I will be repurchasing for sure.
Moisturizers -La Mer - The Moisturizing Soft Cream
Horny 5/20/2013 4:56:00 AM
I have combination sensitive skin. The texture of this is much lighter than the original, almost fluid like and is very easy to spread. However, it made my skin look very shiny, yet at the same time it felt slightly dehydrated too (tight) I also found it not very soothing, and seemed to make any red patches on my face more irritated. I am sending this back. I also had a terrible reaction to their cleansing fluid so I will be staying far away from this line in future.
This cleansing oil murdered my skin. I have sensitive combination skin, and I used this product only 3 times before I had to give up. It left my skin so dry it was flaking and caused a red rash with welts across my face. One of the worst reactions I've had to a product! Be careful if you have sensitive skin.
I bought this after seeing Pixi2Woo use it in her makeup videos. I bought the shade Soft Beige, which the nearest match I could get to my NC30 skin type. The foundation was easy to blend, smelled slightly citrusy and the coverage was good. However it was so greasy! My face was very shiny by the afternoon, and even when I tried to blot it with powder the powder seemed to clump up due to the grease! Not a good look. I also think that £9 is rather expensive for a drugstore brand such as Rimmel. Not impressed.
This lotion irritated my skin so badly only after 3 days, my cheeks became raw and now I've ended up with a broken capillary because of it! (I am super gentle with my skin, I do no rub it in any way, only ever use luke warm water etc) so I know this toner was the cause. Be wary if you have sensitive skin! I took it back for a refund.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Vineyard Peach Body Butter
Horny 4/23/2013 5:59:00 AM
I love this peach body butter so much! The smell is lush, a real true peach that makes me think of happy, summery things! It absorbs into my skin like a dream, and makes my skin very smooth! I havent had any reactions to this (some moisturisers make my arm and legs a bit rash/KP like). I am so sad that they have now taken it off the shelves! I really hope they bring it back!
Good coverage, and I liked that it has mineral sun filters in. But it made my skin sooooo red and irritated! Only after one use! I do have sensitive skin however. I have no problems at all with Mac Studio Fix Powder so I will stay with that.
I found this oil to be calming to my redness prone skin, if somewhat greasy (could only use it at night) but after a couple of days I started to break out on my forehead and cheeks! Shame but I guess I cant use this oil.
When I first put this blush on my NC30 skin, it was a lovely subtle shimmery bronze glow. However, as the day went on, it started to change into a more reddish and ruddy hue on my cheek. What a shame! Hopefully I can still use this as an eyeshadow, but otherwise this was a waste of money. I keep having bad luck with Mac blushes lately, I think its about time I move on to another brand.EDIT: I have since tried this a a bronzer and it looks great, gives my skin a really nice glow! Added 3 lippies. Still cant use it as a blush though.
Cleansers -Clinique - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
Horny 3/5/2013 9:57:00 AM
I guess I am one of the few people who dont like this product! The texture is similar to vaseline, and you massage it in to dry skin to remove your makeup, add a little bit of water and then rinse. It removes all makeup and sunscreen really well, and rinses clean, hence 2 lippies. However, on my sensitive skin I found that this product made it irritated and red, and also my skin felt very tight/dry afterwards. Not for me I am afraid!
Cleansers -Clinique - Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser
Horny 2/14/2013 4:50:00 AM
I have reactive sensitive skin with redness. After reading the good reviews on this I (stupidly) bought it. The plus point on the cleanser is that I found it removed a full face of makeup and my zinc sunscreen (I used it on dry skin, massaged and rinsed) However, the bad points are that it left a weird film on my face and I also had a slight burning sensation even after washing it off. I had a few flat red spots crop up during use, which is irritation. Not recommended at all.
I bought Gilda off the internet purely based on the reviews. Quite the mistake, doh! On my NC30/C4 skin the colour is a corally orange, but its very flat and dull looking. It doesnt give me any type of glow, and looks quite stark. I also have Mac's Melba, which is a very similar colour, and that looks lovely me on me! It is much more tropical/bronzy. I am not sure why Gilda doesnt work.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Redness Solutions Daily Relief Moisture Cream
Horny 2/7/2013 6:50:00 AM
I recently bought the redness solutions cleanser and asked for a sample to try of the daily relief cream. I've used this cream for a couple of days now on my combination and redness prone skin, and whilst it doesnt make my skin red at all (I suffer from reactive redness rather than persistant) my face feels tight and dehydrated when I have this cream on. My face is fine without it on, so I know it's this cream and not the possibility that it's my skin that is dry. I am glad I only got a sample! I just hope the cleanser will be ok for me (I have only used that once so far but seemed ok) Get a sample first if you can!
Treatments -Silk Naturals - Vitamin C Peptide Serum
Horny 2/5/2013 6:37:00 AM
Sadly this broke me out. I can use most skincare and not get spots, but this serum really clogged me up. Otherwise I found it fairly non greasy (but then I didnt use too much) and non irritating. I am glad I only bought a sample!