Skincare - Face -Liz Earle - Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish
JoCD 5/2/2012 1:31:00 PM
I loved this when I first started using it but 2 months later I was left with redness, bumps and a broken capillary I now cannot get rid of. So many people rave about it but sadly it's not for me
I bought this because reviews were good and it's used in so many You Tube tutorials. Sadly it lacks pigmentation and I really have to load it on to my brush to get any pay off. Once I get some colour it is good, if a bit chalky. Maybe I just got a dodgy one so that's why I have said I would buy again because, perhaps, another one would be as good as other people's. Alternatively I will take a look at Bobbi Brown's shell or bone.
This product is okay, it's just not the best foundation I have ever used. The shade I was sold was just right and it looks good when it is first applied, but it is does not last the whole day. I sometimes get a slightly greasy nose and I think this helps a bit. I agree it is difficult to get out of the bottle, I have to turn it upside down and dab whatever gets to the top onto my finger. I will finish the bottle but will probably not repurchase.
Eye Makeup Remover -Lancome - Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make-up Remover
JoCD 2/14/2011 11:54:00 AM
This generally works well and is gentle, but sometimes I find it doesn't completely remove waterproof or smudge proof mascara. I find it best to saturate a cotton pad, then hold it over my eye for a bit before gently rubbing the makeup off.
I love this eyeshadow. I like to wear it all over the eye for everyday wear, or with Satin Taupe or Mink in the crease. It is too light for me to wear as a crease colour though. It is the first eyeshadow I have hit the pan with, and it won't be long before I need to replace it.
This is one of my favourite ever eyeshadows. It is a beautiful velvety taupe, which I like to pair with one of my other favourites, patina, wear on its on across my eyelid, or as in one of Pixiwoo's smoky eye tutorials, and I am always keen to look for other ways of wearing it. I will definitely repurchase.
Liquid -Christian Dior - Diorskin Nude Hydrating Makeup SPF 10 [DISCONTINUED]
JoCD 1/7/2011 12:01:00 PM
I am on to my second bottle of this. I was disappointed with my first as I was matched wrong and was sold number 23, but I always liked the consistency and look, not colour it gave me, so two years later I gave it a go and went to a different SA and shop where I was sold 20, which is just right. I am very happy with this foundation, it gives me an even complexion with a slight glow, and I am considering buying the powder that goes with it next.
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Tiramisu
JoCD 4/1/2010 1:03:00 PM
I am on my second tube of this. It is my favourite lipstick to wear when I do dark/smoky eyes. I wear it with a nude pink lipliner underneath, I wish it was a bit longer lasting, but reapplying lipstick is not something that bothers me particularly.
This is a review for number 2. I really wanted this to work for me, but unfortunately I only lasted a month with it. For some reason I ended up with a crop of blackheads and my pores looked worse. It did help solve the problem of my winter dry skin, but I made the decision to stop using it.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Superdefense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer
JoCD 4/1/2010 12:57:00 PM
I am confused by Clinique skincare products. Clinique says you need to use this after the 3-step and this means you have to use two moisturisers. I would be interested if anybody does this and what people's thoughts on this are. I have only tried this when it was given as part of a GWP. like the fact it has an SPF25 and it makes many attractive anti-ageing claims, but I think only time would tell if it works. The fact that you are meant to use it after 3-step puts me off buying it and I find it a very expensive combination. I will probably stick to Estee Lauder's Daywear Plus, which means I only have to use one moisturiser.
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Signature Lipstick - Cocoa Rose
JoCD 4/1/2010 12:50:00 PM
This is currently my favourite pink lipstick. It is a pink with a slight hint of red/brown and does not look too bright or pale pink.I have dark hair and a pale olive complexion. It is good for daytime wear. The staying power is not great but I have no problem reapplying with reapplying lipstick when I need to and this isn't a huge factor for me. I think the packaging is very stylish. I am impressed with the Signature lipsticks and this was my first one. I also own Woodland Berry.
Eye Shadow -Guerlain - Ombre Eclat Mono Eyeshadow in L'Instant Fume #180
JoCD 4/2/2009 2:53:00 PM
The colour of this eyeshadow looks lovely in the pan, but the problem is the application. The sales assistant advised me for more vivid colour to apply it with my finger, and for lighter to use the applicator. When I got home I first tried it with the applicator but I could hardly see the colour, so I rubbed some on to my finger and applied it to my lid. It felt quite creamy on my finger and it looked better on my lid, although I would still prefer it to be more pigmented. I would be interested in looking at other colours in the range to see if they are more pigmented, I do love the packaging but I think there are better taupes out there which are better value for money and more pigmented. Well that was my first review done!