Treatments -Paula's Choice - RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment
Marie76 12/15/2012 8:38:00 PM
Whow. Putting it simply: Do you want to wake up with radiant, baby soft skin? Put this on at night. You can only do it once a week and it will sting +++, but believe me, it's worth it.
I'm so pleased I found this little gem, I hope it's never discontinued. This is a lovely perfume, close to the skin, warm but with a hint of freshness and a exotic touch, thanks to its notes of bermagot and coconut. I absolutely love it, it's very wearable, give it a try next time you are in a Dept Store. It's packaging iand name are quite unattractive, in my opinion, that's why I hadn't tried it until now.
Vibrant, beautiful colors, but it chips, rather than dries, in 60 seconds!
This is watery, woody and a bit powdery in me, not a hint of the pepper note people get, a really original scent, I love it. It's elegant, you can wear it day and night and it's not overpowering in any way, but ununtrussively sexy. I love most Bvlgari scents, but this was my first and I love it.
Balmy, moisturizing, gorgeously pigmented and very, very nive too wear.I've got 3 of this! You can build up the color, so I wear it light to work and coat it up at night ( if I ever get the chance to go out!)
I tried this as I knew it would be very gentle and I wanted to try it. I love it, it's very soft and nice on the skin, the packaging dispenses the right amount of product. It doesn't foam, and if you are wearing make up it might not all come out with one wash, but with two washes it most likely will. Skin is left soft and comfortable after this. It's a bit dear for an "unglamorous" product, but it lasts forever so I still think it's great value.
Eye Shadow -Bare Escentuals - Loose Powder Eyeshadow
Marie76 8/10/2012 6:55:00 PM
I have a love hate thing with these shadows. I said I "wouldn't buy them again", but I'm not so sure. Pros: Wonderful pigments, wonderful shades, professional finish, long lasting, beautiful shades. Cons: Crap, crap packaging, difficult to apply even when you use the brand's own brushes, takes ages to get a good finish and you need to be a make up pro to do them properly. More than likely to splatter all over your dressing room. Loads of wasted product. That is, when you get it right, it is wonderful, longlasting beautiful eyeshadow.
Buying this since I can remember. It's what I use for washing my face when I travel to save me having to take a facial wash. It lathers loads but doesn't dry me. I know that "fragrance'' is bad for you, but I love the original fragrance, so that's the one I use.
Liquid -Clinique - Repairwear Laser Focus All-Smooth Makeup
Marie76 8/9/2012 6:20:00 PM
I'm on my second bottle! This is lovely, illuminating, moisturising, covers blemishes well, doesn't break you out. Points off because I absolutely hate the bottle. It wastes product and is not very hygienic.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Turnaround Overnight Radiance Moisturizer
Marie76 8/9/2012 6:11:00 PM
I've got mixed feelings about this one. It is a lovely moisturiser, but I think some of its antioxidants probably don't work as it's packed on a jar. It sinks it well, does not over grease and it's got the perfect balance of lightness/richness for a night cream, in my opinion. I put it on when I'm uber tired so I don't look terrible the next day. The main difference I notice is that I don't wake up with dry uncomfortable skin around eyes and forehead.
I did not say goodbye to my cellulite but it absorbs really quickly and it's moisturising enough.
This was my first Clinique product, and I've bought almost every year since 1993! Really effective sunscreen. I was out in Florida all day when I first bought it and never had to re apply (and never burned). The scent of it takes me back years. It would be too chalky for people that are not very pale, but I am and it's perfect for me.
Well, as much as I adore and use her products, I just can not like her, or her website! The basic thing that annoys me is this: She mixes up "science" with "marketing". If a moisturiser is hailed as "a miracle that will transform your skin" she berates it, despite maybe having OK ingredients. If something is just a bit basic, she will berate it as well. In my opinion there is nothing wrong for example with the emollient properties of plain moisturisers. They don't need to have all the antioxidants in the world. Or be protected from the sun if they are a plain mineral oil based product. Yet she berates all of these mercilessly. She goes as far as also berating colours in eyeshadows and foundations "too orange" "too pink"...my question is...for who? I've seen her make up tutorials and she looks dire and mask-like.As much as her beautypedia ingredient list is something I go back to again and again, and as much as I read reviews for certain products, I would never take her advice on make up!
Crème -Elizabeth Arden - Flawless Finish Sponge-On Creme Make-up
Marie76 4/14/2012 9:13:00 PM
So many people I know recommended this that I went and bought it. My shade is vanilla. It's very very comfortable, and you can build up from a barely there veil to a very made up look. It has an old fashioned make up smell, that I don't dislike, and I love the black compact, again, a little bit old fashioned, it feels almost vintage. It lasts forever on the skin. I've worn it during nightshifts, during workouts...still there afterwards, does not budge. I don't use it daily and haven't noticed breakouts. The only con for me is that with this on, I have to use proper make up remover before washing my face . I use clinique liquid soap, and usually can skip the make up remover , but this needs one. This is my first compact so I can't compare to others, but would definitely give it a go, especially if you want to wear something with staying power.
BB Cream -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector - Light/Medium
Marie76 10/27/2011 5:20:00 PM
This is just a hyped tinted moisturiser. This "nanotechnology" is just...well, a rubbish techno name for old fashioned Titanium Dioxide? It's not moisturising enough for wintertime, it doesn't cover enough, it's too fragranced. On the plus side, for a quick "get out the door" product it has an SPF and illuminates slightly. Maybe for younger skins, I'm 35 and this is a disaster!