Concealers -Revlon - Age Defying Concealer With Botafirm ] [DISCONTINUED]
Unadorable 7/30/2006 5:19:00 AM
Hate it!!! Colour is too pale and yellow, covers absolutely nothing and is impossible to blend because it looks chalky, patchy and completely unnatural. And it's pretty expensive too! Wouldn't repurchase if it was the last concealer on earth. (And I'm a concealer addict!)
Scrubs -St. Ives - Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control
Unadorable 7/29/2006 8:12:00 AM
At first I really thought this would work - the texture seemed really nice, quite small grains and lots of them! I scrubbed my face with it and all was going well until i looked in the mirror afterwards. AARGH! My entire face was dry and flaky all over! And this is not something that usually happens to my combination/oily skin. Definitely won't repurchase!
The tin is cute, and a pleasant-but-hard-to-describe scent. Those are the good things, so of course i'll follow with the bad things: as the last reviewer said, my lips felt smooth but not at all moisturised, and my lips went a bit flaky after wearing it. The texture is also VERY waxy and wont soften even if i rub it in my hands to warm it up. Not horrible, but definitely won't repurchase.
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - Hemp lip conditioner (stick)
Unadorable 7/23/2006 9:07:00 AM
This isn't a HG product, but it is pretty good. It's more of a general everyday lipbalm than a fix for problem lips - dry, flaky, itchy etc. It doesn't fix them. I personally like the smell, it's soft and herbal like green tea; and the texture is really nice - sort of oily, but in a good way so that it is long lasting and moisturises better. The stick is convenient although not very attractive - plain green and brown.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
Unadorable 7/23/2006 8:58:00 AM
The good points: The huge range of shades available makes it so easy to find the perfect shade. I have no problems with the cute bottle. (Although if you aren't careful, it can be easy to spill it) The finish - light and powdery, and long lasting. The bad points: It doesn't cover anything, just evens out skintone (makes pimples look worse!) Emphasises dry patches; and the bottle is pretty small for the price. Basically, I wouldn't buy it if you really want to cover anything, but it is a good general foundation for evening out skintone. However, this is not what I'm after so I wouldn't repurchase.
Moisturizers -Garnier - Garnier Pure moisturiser (oil control)
Unadorable 6/30/2006 9:53:00 AM
I like this - it smells fresh and clean (like cucumber) and really controls oil, giving my face a matte look. However it dried out my skin a bit too much; so I will only be using it on my T-zone where I am really oily.
Lip Treatments -Avon - PLanet Spa African Shea Butter Lip Balm
Unadorable 6/24/2006 8:44:00 AM
This came in a cute (although quite small) pot, and smelt nice - quite sweet. And it's not that it's bad, it's just not... good. It doesn't moisturise my lips, doesn't dry them out either. Which isn't good enough - will not repurchase.
This comes in a cute little tube (although a little small) and smells absolutely delicious - just like honey! Yum. It shows up basically clear which was a little dissapointing, but the worst thing was the stickiness. A gust of wind and my lips had hair glued to them! Not good.
Concealers -Physicians Formula - Concealer Twins Yellow and Natural
Unadorable 6/23/2006 2:25:00 AM
At first i thought this was IT. You know, that product so perfect you'd never even think about trying anything else - nothing could be better. It was a lovely creamy texture, and the colours matched my skintone perfectly and blended easily. But after a few hours into the day i glanced in a mirror, and knew that this product was definitely nothing special. It had dried up and gone flaky, chalky and horrible. I've never worn it again - I threw it out.
Lip Gloss -MAC - Lipglass stain in Peach Complement
Unadorable 6/23/2006 1:04:00 AM
I bought this on Ebay, so at least I got it cheap. Luckily I did, I'd be pretty dissapointed if I'd wasted a lot of money on this product! The colour is a tacky bright orange with gritty, disco-ball glitter. I haven't noticed that it left any kind of stain, except for a layer of left-over glitter. Will definitely not repurchase!
Moisturizers -Natio - Evening Primrose moisturising face lotion
Unadorable 6/21/2006 11:09:00 PM
Love this! Smells wonderful, perhaps a little strong but I like that. It's light and sheer (perfect for summer and/or oily skin) but still leaves skin velvety smooth. It also sinks in quickly. The only thing I'm not too fond of is the bottle - i don't like scooping out product with my fingers, but i always pour out too much. However, I'm definitely willing to over-look this tiny flaw. :D
The shade: Cosmoplitan - it sounds glamorous as gorgeous. Perfect. That's just what this product is. A shimmery candy-pink gloss in a sleek dark-silver compact with a mirror included. Even the box it comes in is cute! The smell is wonderful too - rose and/or lavender essential oil scented. Moisturising too. It's a bit sticky, but in a non-sticky way - that makes no sense but is the only way I can describe the texure, really. It's thick, not as glossy as I'd like but good enough. I would buy this again, but sadly the solid gloss seems to be discontinued in Australia. :(
As i write this review my legs are silky smooth - thanks to this genius product. It sinks in fast and leaves skin amazingly soft! The scent is pleasant and not too strong - it doesn't really smell of anything in particular. It's also a great price for the huge amount you get! I love it.
Concealers -Cover Girl - fresh complexion concealer
Unadorable 6/4/2006 4:00:00 AM
I requested for this be one of my birthday presents; and I'm glad i did - at least i didn't waste my own money on it! It blends to absolutely nothing - no coverage; but with a whole lot of orange colour. Its far too thin and unny to do anything despite the convenient sponge-tip applicator. The packaging is not too bad, although the lid cracks easily. The only way I can make it of any use to my make up routine is to mix it in with my concealer. (As i mention in my Clinique concealer review.) Will not repurchase.
How I adore this product - a natural rosey red-pink that is perfect on just about all skintones. It absorbs quickly but is easily blended, isn't drying, and is long lasting. It works perfectly (by which i mean you can actually see it) on both lips and cheeks. It doesn't smell of anything (which is both a plus and a negative point) but stains rarely do. It's a bit expensive to me, but i bought it on ebay so it wasn't a problem for me. Will buy again without hesitation!