It creases......... this covers my little veins or discoloration on the eyelids very well,and it has a nice consistency. But it doesn't stop my eyeshadows from creasing!! I do have oily eyelids, but not THE oiliest ever.Yet this product creases on me within 3 hours,even if i wear soft eyeshadow colors. Will use it up, but won't repurchase! If you don't have oily eyelids, and you just want a nice base that will even out the skintone and somewhat prolong the wear of the eyeshadow , then this might be for you. But if you're looking for a "serious" base that will keep your makeup in place, then this is not for you!
This is a great pallette, but it's NOT something you absolutely NEED! Let me explain myself: with all the hype that's been going on within the beauty community(youtube+blogs) , i wouldn't want anyone who's on a budget, or a teenager with not much money , to think they absolutely NEED to save money and have this.Even though it is a great product, it's not something extrordinary! I don't regret buying this at all! I love ALL the shades and you can achieve many looks with it (neutral eye, bronze, gold, silver,black,grey, dusty purple, warm or cool ...). Plus these are the only eyeshadows i'm ever gonna need while travelling-and such a great packaging for this purpose! The brush is decent. On the negative side, if you already are a girl who loves neutrals and has a decent amount of neutral eyeshadows , you will already have dupes for these shades in your collection. They are not extremely unique! Plus, i did experience fallout.They are the kind of eyeshadows with which , If you don't use a very soft brush and be very light-handed, you will "scratch" the surface- if you know what i'm talking about.Mac eyeshadows are better in quality! To sum this up, if you have money to spare , or if you are just starting out your makeup collection and you need a neutral (mostly shimmery) pallette, then i totally recommend it! But if you're on a budget, don't worry, you're not missing out on anything spectacular
People, this is a CLARIFYING shampoo!! YOU ARE NOT supposed to be using this everyday!!!!! That's why most of you don't like it!!! It strips your hair from any oil, residue and generally build up! That's its job! Of course it will drive your hair and scalp nuts if you use it every time you shampoo! You should use this- according to your hair and skin type - from once every two weeks, to once a month! If you do that, then it's a perfectly fine clarifying shampoo with a good price and a nice smell! :)
I wouldn't buy this again! Not because it's a bad product-cause it's not! It's a nice , off white-beige-champagne color, with a nice finish and pigmentation(not the softest consistency though)! !! BUT, it's not UNIQUE enough to excuse the price(a single mac eyeshadow is 18 euros here)!! Once you put this on your lid , you can't tell the difference between this and any other similar drugstore eyeshadow i have! Looks exactly the same! So in my opinion, it's not worth it spending so much money on it! TIP: If you still like the quality of mac and you wear this kind of color a lot , then as an alternative i suggest you buy the Mac MSF in Soft and Gentle, and use it as an eyeshadow! It's a pretty similar colour- it just has less pinky undertones....it's more of a true champagne-beige (and even prettier than naked lunch imo) and you get a lot more value for money! :)
What we need to understand is, that this is a PREVENTING treatment! That's what anti-oxydants do! They don't fix too much, but they prevent skin aging!So if you are expecting dramatic skin changes, this is not for you! If what you want is to actually do something for your skin in the longrun, then this(and anti-oxydants in general) is perfect!! I like this a lot! I use it ONLY at night! Antioxidants should only be used at night , because sun affects their efficacy. It feels nice, without being neither drying nor too moisturising-perfect for my normal to oily skin. I personnaly like the scent too! I've used it for 2 month and while i'm not expecting to see a great difference any time soon (i'm 25 i don't have wrinkles etc either way), my skin does feel smoother, and the fine lines around my eyes look a bit better. I feel like i'm actually doing something for my skin in the LONGRUN, so i'll definitely keep using it.
This scent is clearly powdery mixed with floral tones. So having said that it's a matter of taste. Personally i absolutely love these powdery-floral scents, i find them so feminine! They don't feel like "BAM that woman is wearing perfume", but rather , that's how a woman should naturally smell, if that makes any sense! I create a picture in my head: a girl just had a bath with an expensive soap, then wore some powder on her cleavage and flowers on her head..... that's how she would smell!! Hahahaha i'm weird like that, i create pictures in my head when it comes to perfumes! To sum it up i absolutely love this perfume, but i don't know if i would repurchase , mainly because of the price and partly because my boyfriend makes fun of me saying that , while it smells amazing, he could help me create the same effect by putting some baby powder on my buttocks...LOL !
NOT a good mascara! Its formula is too dry, and please note this: i LIKE dryer mascaras! They tend to make your eyelashes look more full! But this one was TOO dry!...i was struggling to get any product on my lashes! And within 2 weeks it got even drier! I tried to revive it with the hot water trick-but in vain! It does not add enough volume nor enough length! And it's not very black either. It's not even good enough for every day for god's sake!! For reference my eyelashes have a decent length and a decent volume: meaning that with the right mascara people ask me if i wear fake ones! I say this to show you that i'm not super demanding with mascaras! I like some more than others, but i rarely find a mascara awfull....but this one i do! In the same category(natural bristles-medium to large applicator) i advise you to try L'oreal Voluminous(give it a week to dry out just a little bit and the formula gets perfect) or Prestige-my blackest lashes! Both my favorite mascaras AND cheaper!
Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Aloe Fresh Moisturizing Gel
Markella1 10/19/2011 4:42:00 AM
I love tis product! I bought it because i've been reading articles about how beneficial aloe vera can be , but since it's a bit hard to find pure aloe ger in my country i decided to give this a try. After some encouragement from you guys, i tried it on my FACE. In a few words i love it! My skin is normal more torwards the oily side and for some reason i've been having some breakouts lately. This seemed to actually HELP with the breakout and left my skin moisturised-but matt and soft as hell!! Totally recomend it!! p.s. as a body moisturiser it's also great, especially for those of us who don't have specifically dry skin, so we find body butters too heavy, but we still want some moisture and softness.
I regretted buying this eyeshadow so much! *****If you are fair (nc/nw 25 or lighter) ba carefull!!!! This will most likely look orange on you!****** I bought the hype, saying this looks amazing on blue eyes plus i'm a girl who loves neutral eyeshadows, so i thought this would be a great champagne-gold eyeshadow for me. Well this is NOT champagne-golden , this is an awfull shade of goldeny-ORANGE! And the fun part is, that i like warm toned, even red, eyeshadows on me.But this one is just very unflattering , i wore it the other day and my boyfriend asked me:"Wow, why are your eyes so swallen , have you been crying?" ...LOL!. PLEASE, make sure you swatch it before you buy this, because it looks nothing like what it appears in the pan. ****And most importandly: If you just pack it on your lid it doesn't look as orange....the disaster happens when you BLEND it**** .So make sure you put it on your hand , RUB it and see.... EDIT !!!!!!! If you put a cool toned base under this eyeshadow it actually looks AMAZING! Exactly how i'd hoped it looked on its own! You can smudge a black or grey eyeliner on your lids , i personnally use the Maybelline Color Tatoo in "permanent taupe" and Woodwinked looks amazing over it!!! A multi-dimentional, almost wet looking true gold!! Yey!!!!
Lipstick -Revlon - Matte lipstick in Mauve It Over
Markella1 8/30/2011 10:44:00 AM
LOVE this lipstick!! First off just to give you a basic idea: I have fair skin - blonde hair- blue eyes, but i am warm toned (i get really tanned during summer) . I really dislike concealer lips, they wash me out terribly! But when you wear a strong eye make up and you need something on your lips , that color has to be.... not too nude , not too pink, not too peachy...something neutral in-between. That's what this lipstick is for me! A natural color you can wear everyday, combined with ANY eye or cheek makeup! Looks like my lip color (maybe only half a shade lighter- so it's not too nude) .... It kinda looks as if i'm wearing nothing on my lips, but it evens their color out. The formula helps with that. It's the perfect formula in my opinion...it's not too matt , but it's not too creamy either. To that i'd like to add that i tend to...bite my lips (teribble habit) so they rarely have 100% smooth surface. For some reason this lipstick makes them feel AMAZINGLY smooth. I was always a fan of the Mac matt lipsticks, but it turns out , the Revlon formula is EVEN better, because they are matt , but NOT too drying, plus smooth enough that you can wear them without lining your lips.And of course they stay put. IN LOVE!!!
I just LOVE the Korres eyeshadows! They are so smooth and velvety with amazing pigmentation! I find them just as good -if not better- than Mac -except for the color selection, but that will grow too i guess :)
A very very good moisturiser! My skin is normal-maybe just a bit more to the oily side! So along the way i realised that the moisturisers i used were more suitable for oily skin....i felt mine skin just a bit dehydrated....not dry or anything , but i wanted to feel it more soft and relieved.So this moisturiser did just that! It's not too oily but it's not too "dry". It'snot a miracle worker but makes my skin nice and healthy! Plus it smells so fresh! I loved this moisturiser! Importand: i would recommend this for normal or combination skin, not oily! imo it's a bit more "moisturising" than an oily skin would need.
I just DON'T like it! It's not that it smells bad.....it's smells pretty nice and i would love it if it was.........a candle!! But perfume?...no no no! I prefer more feminine perfums-not heavy but also not tutti-frutti!
Moisturizers -La Roche Posay - Effaclar Active Matt moisturizer
Markella1 1/24/2011 9:41:00 AM
I am pretty confused about this product! I can't decide if i like it or not. I assume that if your skin is oily it's gonna be great for you! But my skin is normal TO oily. Meaning it's normal all over except for my t-zone where it is kind of oily. So for my skin it wasn't moisturising enough :( I could see it was a good product , but not for my skin type. (the smell was really bad-but it's not an issue for me, i want the product to be nice, i don't care about the smell)
Treatments (Eye) -Korres - Evening Primrose Eye Cream
Markella1 1/12/2011 5:45:00 PM
Simly: LOVED it! It smells amazing, it's really moisturising but not greasy at all, absorbs instantly and lives my under eye area velvety! It even brightened up my circles-which is really difficult for an eye cream to achieve. Love it, i will be buying it over and over!