BB Cream -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector - Light/Medium
MERP 2/22/2013 12:05:00 AM
Always, always searching for a tinted moisturizer...and I like this one! I would like to point out it's a whopping 2.5 ounces. Other "foundation" products I have are all 1 to 1.75 ounces.
Click. Click. Click. Clickclick. Clickclick. Clickclickclickclick--FLOOD...Using this packaging is like a suspense movie, and not in a good way. That said, I love the product itself. Good stuff. I still may just "click" it all out into a clean jar and use it from there.
Moisturizers -Olay - Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
MERP 5/29/2012 12:02:00 AM
This review is regarding the UNSCENTED version. Hallelujah, they made it unscented! Drives me nuts that companies make such highly scented face products! Anyway, I like this cream, feels nice, and I will buy it again unless I get tipped off onto another drugstore brand unscented moisturizer for dry, aging skin.
The case is very hard to open. The top extends almost to the bottom of the whole product length leaving very little base to try to hold while pulling the top off. Forget it if you are lotioned up or arthritic!
Tinted Moisturizer -Clinique - Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF15
MERP 4/8/2012 10:53:00 AM
This TM is very opaque given that it's a TM. I cut it with moisturizer, and after that I like it. However, since that puts it back in the pile of all my other foundations I cut with moisturizer to MAKE a TM, my search for a favorite out-of-the bottle TM continues...
Once upon a time in the '90s I was in love with OPI's "French Cognac", which has long since been discontinued. This is a reasonable replacement for it, and I am happy. A flattering red with brown tones. Yay!
Gah! Love/hate relationship with this product, which seems to ride solely on my own responsibility of prepping my own skin. Unless you have exfoliated and consistently moist skin, this product WILL apply unevenly! It's just the nature of the powder--it will grab onto oily areas or pores much more than dry patches and look splotchy. But because I like the idea of easy light-coverage powder foundation over goopy liquids, I will continue to try to use it and have a love/hate with it. The matte version doesn't have the pearly look of the original. However, I have mixed my original with my matte to get a better color and sheen for my own needs, which maybe is breaking BE rules bigtime.
Long lasting, cooling, tingly, beautiful color, everyone has described it well so if you like this sort of thing it's a great product. The only thing I want to add is that I noticed (after purchase) that despite what the huge light refracting pretty tube would lead you to believe, there is actually not much product here. Only .15 fl oz. And I paid $18 US. MAC Lipglass is .14 fl oz. Revlon lipgloss is .23 I think, and Clinique lipgloss (Super Balm is it called?) in the squeezy tube is .5 fl oz. So, the Buxom packaging is either really misleading or brilliant depending on your point of view. You are NOT getting a large lipgloss. Use this info as you wish. :)
This is just plain FUN in a bottle. I personally dislike layering this on to full disco ball effect, but I DO like carefully applying it strategically so that there is a random pattern of about 20 individual sparkles on each nail with my natural nail showing through. This way the sparkles catch the light in a "ooo, what was that" way, rather than a "LOOK AT ME DAMMIT!" way. For me, the sparkles have stayed on firmly going on three weeks now, even though the clear polish around them have worn away. It's fun but definitely a novelty product so I will never run out and need to repurchase.
I've pinned down what this smells like: those chocolate-covered orange jelly sticks. Which is nowhere close to anything approximating "pomegranate". I like all the Badger fat tube lip balms, but I probably won't buy this particular flavor again.
LOVE the cream, hate the metal tube. I've mangled the spout and the cap wont screw on. And the creases in the tube bendy points are leaking. I'm transferring it to another container from now on. Very strong scent, Aveda-ish, and I've learned not to apply it in public (a movie theater. Distracted my friends and the people in front of me.)
Well, dang. Judging by the dramatic increase of whiteheads (from never to holy crap!) after a couple weeks of using this, I can tell it's just not for me. Shame. It really melts off your makeup. Very satisfying to wipe it off and see all the pigments coming off onto the tissue.
I bought the rollerball of this at Sephora for about $20. With all the reviews about how SWEET this is, FRUITY, and/or smelling like CANDY, I wonder (seriously) if my rollerball Coach Poppy is the same as the bottle. Because this is not sweet or fruity to me. To me, it's a very nice floral.
Loose Powders -Cover Girl - TruBlend Naturally Luminous Loose Powder
MERP 4/23/2011 1:04:00 PM
Yuck. Why why why why don't I check reviews here first before I impulse-buy? Oh, right, because my gadget needs WiFi. At this rate though I could get a smart phone and pay the monthly bill with the money I waste impulsively buying bad products like this.
Lip Gloss -Unlisted Brand - Colorganics - Karma Gloss Organic Lip Gloss
MERP 4/1/2011 6:18:00 PM
Oh dear. Haye to be the negative one. This gloss (I have it in Harmony) is disgustingly gritty and separates in the tube so that a first initial squeeze per application consists of oil, and then lumpy color and shimmer comes out next. Too bad, because the color is lovely. But the product itself is not.