I have been buying this for my college student since he was in elementary school. He likes the all-in-one concept and the fragrance. I say whatever works when it comes to getting boys thoroughly clean. I'm not a huge fan for myself as I prefer a separate, higher quality shampoo. However, the fragrance is wonderful and the bathroom smells great after using it. Just use it as a body wash and you still get value.
Tinted Moisturizer -Philosophy - Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer
ManorDuchess 3/18/2011 9:29:00 AM
This was a very nice substitute for a light foundation. The color and texture were natural looking and the coverage just enough to brighten and even out my 55+ plus skin. I used this from a sample given to me by a sales rep at Ulta, and I plan to go back a buy a full size ASAP.
Bought this product for the marketing promises - sheer and brightening. What I got was shiny. At $65US this was definitely not worth it. Previously, I had used Armani foundation which I liked much better. Lesson learned... stick with what works and ignore the marketing.
I love this product! I use it at night and in the morning my skin is soft and glowing. At 50+ years this is nothing short of a miracle. It is a bit on the oily side, but that hasn't been a problem, other than I wouldn't use it for daytime. The packaging is a little odd with two serums being pumped out at once then mixed in your hand. We'll see what happens when I get to the bottom of the bottle. Do they have this worked out to empty both sides at the same time???
Mascara -L'Oreal - Lash Architect Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
ManorDuchess 3/1/2006 8:56:00 AM
Nice color, definitely adds volume and length. The long, curved brush makes it easy to apply. I would definitely buy this again.
I am 50+ with some fine lines and sun damage. I received at least a 2 month supply of free samples at Nordstrom, otherwise I never would have tried something this expensive ($150.00). My first few days were a little scary. My skin broke out in tiny blistery bumps around my lips and jawline. I continued to use Prevage in the mornings. The irritation dried up quickly, and after about 5 days I used a gentle scrub to exfoliate. Since that first few days, I have had no negative reaction. I have been using Prevage for about a month now, and have seen a slight improvement in some sun-damaged areas. Dark patches and spots have definitely lightened or faded, but have not disappeared. I cannot see any other changes. I like the product, but I don't think I'd pay the high price for the small improvement. Think I'll save my money for Botox.
Bought this for my 14-year-old boy who gets a few large red pimples around his nose and cheeks. We dip a Q-tip into the pink part of the separated lotion (at the bottom) and apply directly to each pimple. Do not shake the bottle. The spots virtually disappear by morning. I am very pleased and will definitely buy again.
Kind of a slick little product for smoothing out tiny lines and puckers that tend to stand out with foundation. I liked the idea that it had vitamins, etc., although there are probably other, better products if that's your primary interest. I thought the pump bottle could have been designed better, but that was a small issue.
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Sepia Ink Long Wear Gel Liner
ManorDuchess 8/3/2004 9:39:00 AM
Similar to the old cake liners, but more transparent. Easy to layer for a heavier look. The container is tiny, but you don't use much, so it will last forever. Color is a nice medium brown, suitable for day or evening. I bought the finest sable brush available, and it is perfect.
This grey is really more taupe, or a "warm" grey. Good color for my very blue eyes, and the perfect daytime neutral for me. Makes a great evening eye if applied heavily. Applies beautifully, which is pretty typical for Bobbi Brown shadows.
Blush -Clinique - Sheer Powder Blusher in Lucky Clover
ManorDuchess 8/3/2004 9:18:00 AM
Lovely neutral, slightly tawny color. Throw away the brush and use your own. I have always liked Clinique blushers and this met my expectations.
My color, 70 Natural, works well for my NC25 skin. The display at Walgreens included real samples which eliminated the guesswork on color. I like the pump container, but be careful, it comes out fast! Coverage is fairly sheer, which I wanted, but it is somewhat "flat" - no dimension or "glow". For a drugstore brand, it's nice.
Liquid -Clinique - Gentle Light Makeup ] [DISCONTINUED]
ManorDuchess 8/3/2004 9:08:00 AM
I usually do not wear foundation, so I chose this one for a sheer, evening look. I like the "barely there" coverage, and the color works. I am NC25 with MAC and wear Nude Glow. Finish is slightly more matte than I'd like, but it doesn't settle in fine lines like other matte foundations.
Nice texture, BUT plan on using it until the point is dull, then THROW IT AWAY!!! I have never owned a pencil that was so difficult to sharpen. I literally used half the pencil in shavings. Would definitely not recommend this product. LATER-Wrote to CG to advise them of sharpening problem. They apologised and sent reimbursement-NICE!
Skincare - Face -Decleor - Whitening Day Cream SPF 13
ManorDuchess 12/2/2003 8:41:00 AM
Bought this product to treat brownish patches due to sun damage. Also liked the SPF. My skin definitely looks more even in color, dark patches have lighted significantly. This is not the best moisturizer I've ever used, but it accomplished the result I was looking for. Would definitely buy this again.