It's my least favourite of the Clean scents. The smell isn't entirely bad, but it reminds me of a far less expensive drugstore body spray I used to use as a tween, so I can't justify buying it.
If only every mascara was as smudge-resistant as this one, and yet came off so easily with just a few wipes of warm water! Clinique mascaras are above average in quality, but this one is my favourite by far. The only downside is that it's not very dramatic, so I've been opting for l'Oreal's Beauty Tubes for the evening, but nevertheless, it's a fantastic daytime mascara. I can't go back to waking up with racoon eyes (despite scrubbing with makeup remover the night before), no matter how good another formulation of mascara may be.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Kate Walsh - Boyfriend
Magdusia 11/22/2011 10:38:00 PM
Dior Dune dupe
The Inglot AMC pressed powder is amazing! Apparently it doesn't contain talc, which is probably why it doesn't dry out my skin. Yet, it mattifies wonderfully. I try to stock up on Inglot products when I'm visiting Poland, but their quality still justifies the (relatively high) oversees prices for me.
Fragrances -Jo Malone - Nectarine Blossom and Honey
Magdusia 11/22/2011 10:25:00 PM
It smells beautiful. Unfortunately, it has almost no lasting-power.
I needed a pure pink this winter to help me achieve a just-in-from-the-cold look more often. I wouldn't have given this product a second glance a year ago; it's that freaky looking in the compact. The quality of the powder itself is what did it for me. It's highly pigmented and fine-milled - barely perceptible up close. The resulting color is a much more delicate pink, but there's still a relative brightness to it in comparison to the run-of-the-mill doll-like pink. A delicate neon pink, if that makes sense... It also looks warmer on my skin that I expected. Works best with an ultra soft brush and a light hand.
The colour itself is really pretty, natural and all-around perfect for my light-medium, neutral-warm toned skin. Unfortunately, the sparkles highlight any imperfections on the skin, especially the pores around my nose. Yuck. I generally leave it for the evening, when I don't mind a bit of shimmer on my cheekbones. I'd recommend Torrid if you're looking for a similar shade with less shimmer.
The colour is gorgeous, but I was unimpressed with the streaky application,probably attributable to the unnecessarily thin and thick wand.
This product gave me a nasty local skin reaction. After having it on for a few minutes, I started feeling a burning sensation on my skin, but essentially ignored it, thinking it was "just the mask doing it's job". When I finally rinsed it off 5 minutes later, the areas of my face that had been covered with the mask were beet red. I've used my fair share of skin care products and cosmetics, and have never reacted to anything before. It must have been one of its many obscure natural ingredients :(