I really do like this foundation- it's easy to apply (i use my fingers), it glides on smoothly and doesn't streak, it makes my skin look flawless. And it stays that way for a long time... EXCEPT it oxidises on me after a few hours. I wear the shade Barcelona which is the exact match for my NC40 skin tone. Initially it always looks perfect. But as the day (or night) goes on, I notice I start to look really muddy, like I've applied too much bronzer all over my face. Not a good look! It's not so bad that people stare at me, infact I don't think anybody else notices it because no one has mentioned it to me. Maybe they think I'm just naturally tan? I dunno. I do like the foundation very much and I will continue to wear it, but I wish it wouldn't oxidise on me. It makes me think twice about applying bronzer! If I wear this foundation, the only thing I'll use bronzer for is to contour my cheekbones.
I love the regular Nivea lip products so when I found out they were doing a natural line, I got really excited as I have recently become interested in using natural and organic products. The milk & honey lip gloss isn't as vanilla smelling as I would have expected, but the scent isn't bad and given that its supposed to be honey, it smells quite pleasant (I don't really like honey). It pretty much has the same consistency as the essential care lip gloss, so I really like it as it's all natural and has a nice enough scent. I also love the fact that it's super cheap and easy to find!
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
LuvRin 7/31/2010 11:35:00 PM
I love this cleanser! When I first started using it I didn't feel like it was cleansing anything but overtime I've gotten used to the low foam creamy texture and I love it! It doesn't make my skin feel tight after I use it at all. I wouldn't use this as a makeup remover though, I use Mac cleanse off oil for that (which is great!) this product cleans really well and doesn't irritate my skin or break me out. LOVE!
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skin Finish Natural - Medium Plus
LuvRin 7/31/2010 11:30:00 PM
I've got this in medium dark and I find it's a bit too dark for my nc40 skin. It looks ok over liquid foundation or alone but I find I look a bit greasy after a few hours and need to blot heaps. I don't wear this too often as the colour is not quite right for me but I will try to use it up. Maybe in summer I'll get more use out of it. It's an ok product for me, nothing special.
Love this! It takes off all my makeup without tugging at my skin or leaving it dry. Works really well on my eye makeup also! And it makes my white brushes look brand new again. It's a must have! It's so much better than using wipes. It does not break me out at all (I always use my regular cleanser afterwards). LOVE!
This product didn't seem to do anything for me. I used it three nights in a row and all it did was dry out my skin. It doesn't make a difference whether I use this or not. It's annoying to wash off in the morning and burns my nostrils. I definitely won't be repurchasing.
Eye Makeup Remover -Lancome - Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make-up Remover
LuvRin 10/5/2009 3:20:00 AM
This is the best make up remover I have ever tried. There's no rubbing or tugging and my eye make up just comes away so easily. It leaves nothing behind and doesn't sting at all. I like the fact that it has a small opening, so you don't waste any product. It's pricey but worth it. Plus it looks awesome!
Tinted Moisturizer -MAC - Studio Moisture Tint SPF15
LuvRin 9/7/2009 1:49:00 AM
I love this tinted moisturizer. It's very moisturizing, and covers my uneven skin tone beautifully. It's almost like a foundation, but it's not heavy on the skin, just light and fresh feeling. Instead of foundation, I wear the tinted moisturizer with a bit of Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder over it and I'm really pleased with the look. It's a very natural look. It makes getting ready in a hurry a breeze! For me, it doesn't make my skin oily (I have normal skin) and lasts all day. I love it, I'm so glad I purchased it! It hasn't given my skin any problems so far, so I'm happy. I got the dark, as I tend to get darker in summer. My usual mac colours are NC40 and medium/dark. I definately recommend this if you have normal skin and are looking for something to even out your skin on a daily basis. EDIT: took off two lippys because I find that it makes my skin quite greasy and the colour seems to oxidize on me.