Far too soft and floppy for a liner brush.
I really like the product, especially the new pink tinted formula. It doesn't leave a white film as most sunscreens do. It smells just as most sunscreens do however but that isn't going to change any time soon whatever sunscreen we buy. The whole point behind wearing a sunscreen is to protect our skin from UV rays whatever time of year but come on Clarins, the bottle is tiny and I don't want to have to scrimp with this of all products. Don't be so tight and make it in a 100ml bottle for the same price.
I bought this product out of curiosity and wasn't really expecting it to be suitable for me but having read a lot of rave reviews over time I bought off a reputable Korean seller on eBay for under £10 including delivery. It wasn't going to be a massive loss therefore if it didn't work for me. My first impressions were the packaging obviously which is a very solid hygienic pump. The pump dispenses aliquots of which one is enough per side of face without wasting product so that was a big plus. I am very fair and blonde with combination skin and this stuff provides a FLAWLESS finish on my skin, I appiled it on top of my usual serum plus daily moisturiser and it minimised every pore! It's sort of magical how a rather odd toned cream in the hand (like others have said greyish, I'd describe it as beige) matches my skin tone perfectly and looks like I have no make-up on just good healthy skin (which is actually far from the truth at the moment as I am unwell) There is a scent to it which I don't particularly care for however as I use aromatherapy based products on my skin and prefer a 'natural' scent to things but that fades quickly and isn't a problem for my sensitive nose and I am very picky about this issue! Throughout the day it doesn't leave an oily slick on my skin as some have said their experience is, it sinks in and slighly tightens everything up. It's amazing stuff, I can't believe it's taken me so long to try a BB cream and I'm glad I opted for Skin79 Super+ in the pink as I did plenty of research beforehand. I definitely won't be shopping around for a different brand and will likely be giving up buying my bareMinerals foundation at this rate. I shall be purchasing some for my sister who has similar skin because I know it will suit her too. Happy days.
I've been using Lush products for many years, also when they were Cosmetics To Go and am a huge fan of the company and products in general. I can safely say I've worked my way round to trying pretty much most things except for the Cacas henna hair colour as I'm blonde and have no plans on splurging on their new Emotional Brilliance colour cosmetics range as it looks clownish. Their bath/shower and body products are wonderful but over the years I've struggled with their moisturisers. I used to use Imperialis as I'm combination but it wasn't delivering that extra special oomf that my ageing skin craved, also I have had ill health and due to drug treatments also my skin suffered as a result. I had a failed romance with Skin's Shangri La (love the fragrance but it's cocoa butter content I think broke me out) returned to Imperialis, flirted with some unmentionables and then Lush brought out Gorgeous. I was loathed to try it at first because of the name didn't evoke how I was feeling and I'd been once bitten by Skin's Shangri La and also it's ridiculously expensive as Lush products per se have gotten over the years. However, as Lush is basically like my crack, it doesn't stop me making a bee line for their shop whenever I'm in town. After a tete a tete with a member of staff (I'm a sucker for the enthusiasm of the lovely Lush assistants) I threw caution to the wind and tossed a pot into my basket. It was love at first spread. It gave my skin a glow, didn't break me out, moisturised where it needed to and felt like it gave my skin what it badly craved. I've used it for a couple of years now and it's all been good, however my health has suffered again and my skin has started to age over the last few months (had more horrible but necessary drugs) so I am currently flirting with an anti-ageing aromatherapy range of serums, moisturisers and oils called Solace to see if I can get back on track with my skin. If all else fails, I hope Gorgeous will forgive me and welcome me back with open arms.
Hmm. I like this product when I don't wear any foundation as it leaves my complexion velvety and soft. With my mineral powder foundation (B.E) however it can become cakey and actually form granular clumps, double yuk! So for me, the two aren't great bed fellows. I have a smigeon of Photofinish left now and when it's used up on one of my no make-up days I shan't be re-purchasing as I plan on using a high SPF everyday primer that I can use with my foundation (which has SPF but not high enough) or without.
I think this is such a wallflower product but so useful to have in my make-up kit. It is great for it's use as a setting powder and for me makes my pores vanish, but that is not essentially why I like it so much! OK, I am a fan also of BE eye shadows, glimpses, shimmers etc. and also use some other similar mineral eyeshadows called Pure & Simple which I tend to select in more natural tones. At times I've purchased something and on using it discover it has more shimmer in it than I'd like for during the day but not to panic! After apply my shadow and before mascara I can neutralise the shimmer and indeed the intensity of ANY colour (I prefer a natural look) by applying a sweeping of Mineral Veil across my lids. It also means I don't have to check for and creasing or be constantly checking my appearance because there's so much else to do in life. Mineral Veil helps me forget about my make-up and wear it with confidence.
I used to use Benefit's Bo-ing concealer but since discovering BE about ten years ago, I've been using Bare Escentuals Bisque ever since and have re-purchased many times. I wouldn't even consider using anything else as this does exactly what I want it to and requires very little if any touch up throughout the day or night. I use it sparingly on any blemish areas that require attention. Cheifly for covering the odd spot or broken capillary and as concealer around my eyes which are my greatest problem area as I have had dark circle issues since my early 20's. I've found that application with any concealer in the eye area requires the less is more approach to avoid caking or exaggerating any crepiness. Bisque allows me to cover (or at least improve) this area without me feeling self conscious of it being too apparently 'made-up' in daylight as I prefer a more natural look to cosmetics generally and use them to enhance not mask. I am fair skinned and don't like to tan so the shade of the original Bisque is perfect for me. It is a firm staple.
Opera is a fabulous colour for green eyes, makes them really stand out. BE liner shadows are very versatile and blendable. There is quite a lot of product in the full size and I'd wager it'll last me eons!
I've been looking for a mascara like this for a long time. This is my first review so I'll keep it to the point. The spiked ball-type applicator wand is pure genius and is the easiest I have ever used. It gives the ability to finely coat every eyelash no matter how short or fine, the brush finds ones that I didn't even know I had! The actual formula for Givenchy's Phenomen' Eyes ( I bought black ) is lustrous and creamy and leaves the lashes glossy. It isn't a fibre formula, at least it doesn't feel like one and hence isn't irritating to my eyes as I find some lash extension mascaras. It is long lasting and easy to remove at the end of the day. So to sum up, I haven't ever come across one better and will definitely be using this from now on and I shall try the brown too. Don't be frightened of the ball applicator, if it's easy enough for me to use I'm sure it will be a doddle for everyone else.