Fragrances -Estee Lauder - Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent
Mystified 8/12/2010 11:47:00 PM
This is amazing! I just purchased the perfume and the spray oil and I love it!! I was worried it wouldn't last based on some reviews but it does!!! I sprayed it early in the day and I still smelled it at the end of the day....even after I worked out! I love it! This is the perfect summer scent! But it has a clean scent about it too!! I know everyone is different but this smells fantastic on me!!!
I am reviewing the genifique repair youth activating night cream. This stuff is amazing! I am 32 and I've been searching for a good night cream for my nightly skin routine. I got samples of this from when I placed an order thru Sephora. I have been so pleased with my skin in the last two weeks of my samples that I purchased this. I went thru HSN because they do flex pay so I was able to split up the price for 3 months @ $31 plus shipping. That's very expensive but literally I only need a pea size amount for my face and neck. In the last two weeks I've noticed brighter glowing skin and fewer fine lines. I don't gave many yet so I know where they are and I have noticed a difference around my eyes too. I'm not going to buy the eye cream because this does it all for me. The texture is not greasy and it leaves my skin with the softest, smoothest feeling. I actually love the light, fresh scent of this too! And I swear my pores are even getting smaller too! All in all I'm completely thrilled with the night cream. I have no idea how the serum or the concentrate compare but I can tell you this stuff rocks for a night cream. I think I finally found something not to heavy for my younger skin!!!! I can't wait to get my full size jar!! I used my last squeeze of the sample! :(
Powder -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Powdered Mineral Foundation
Mystified 5/10/2010 11:26:00 AM
This is my favorite mineral powder foundation. I never ever have a problem with it making my skin look dry, and my skin can be pretty dry in spots. It really does a great job covering the redness and any spots or bumps but my skin still looks natural. It just looks better. I dont use the brush that comes with it, I use a MAC baby kabuki and that has made even more of a difference. This isn't an incredibly long lasting foundation but if I use a primer and use the mineral finishing powder that does help. I also use the MAC Fix+ to set my skin and that helps take the powdery look away too. But overall for a mineral foundation it looks more creamy than powdery so I absoulutely love this stuff for summer days when I want to look more natural. The Spf 19 is good too. I just make sure to keep a few different shades on hand for the changing seasons.
This is my favorite liquid foundation. I have normal skin which has gotten drier as I have gotten older but I still get pretty shiny and oily in the summer. I use the normal to dry skin version and I LOVE it. The oily skin version is way to drying and mask-y for my skin. I think that might be some peoples problem with this foundation. Just because you are a little oily doesn't necessarily mean the formula for oily skin will work for you. I have no problems blending and I end up with a semi matte/dewy look which I love. But at the end of the day I still look semi dewy, not shiny. This is one of the only foundations that just give me great looking skin. If you are having major troubles with this foundation, I recommend switching formulas and seeing if that makes a difference. I will say I am not a big fan of the packaging BUT I found some pump bottles on Ebay to slide over the bottle and make it a pump foundation and I am waiting on those things to arrive, after that it will be perfect.
Ok this is my new HOLY GRAIL mascara. I normally wear the CG Volume exact mascara and I prefer the waterproof version to hold my curl but I only wear that occasionally. THIS mascara works as well as my volume exact waterproof. It lengthens, volumizes, seperates, doesn't clump and it curls. All the things I look for in a mascara. And it does not flake. I also like the formula better because its not as dry as my volume exact and if you want to go over your lashes later in the day, you can and its got some "give" in the mascara. Now I am not a fan of the original lash blast volume. That one really does nothing for me. And I have never tried the lash blast length. But three coats of the fusion lash blast and my lashes look better than they ever have! LOVE LOVE LOVE it. My volume exact is going to get neglected because I am going to use this everday!!!