Moisturizers -Olay - Olay complete care sensitive day cream
babbakins 10/1/2009 2:54:00 PM
THEY CHANGED THE FORMULA!!! I recently purchased a bottle from Superdrug and am so annoyed...why do companies take a great product and then change the ingredients? This cream used to be fine, good sunscreen, non-oily, I've used it up till now for as long as I can remember, maybe even ten years or so. So when I bought a new 200ml bottle, I was surprised that it STUNG on application...it was left a disgusting greasy siliconey film on the skin that simply would not sink in at all...two days later my forehead is covered in tiny blackheads...Olay, you have lost my custom forever.
Lipstick -Revlon - ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick
babbakins 7/25/2009 6:52:00 AM
The staying power of this is great, but I have a real problem with the color. I bought this in Top Tomato because of the advert with Jennifer Connoly wearing the beautiful deep dark lips. It stated she was wearing Top Tomato. WARNING. The colour is NOTHING like the advert. It's bright red, almost pink, and not a nice pink, we're talking hot neon yucky red-pink I wouldn't seen dead in. It doesn't looks remotely classy like the advert...more like one of those cheapo 'colour change' lipsticks you could buy in the 90s which changed colour on your lips from yellow to pink or whatever. Urgh! So yes, the quality is fine, but at the end of the day the advert was highly misleading because the colour is simply not what I was expecting. Will probably end up in the bin.
Greasy, shiny, slippy, clownishly bright, but applied in tiny amounts and blotted well it can look quite wearable and will brighten up pale skin. But the SMELL! I have a stomach of steel but the scent of this makes me want to heave.
After trying this foundation, I would never go back to 'wet' foundations again, the very idea disgusts me. I love the texture of this...it does stick to dry patches, but scrub and moisturise and you should be fine. It's light and blends very easily. Although I have oily skin, I wear a little moisturiser underneath, and this product will disappear after an hour or so unless powdered. If I keep powdering now and then it's fine. In fact, my skin goes horribly red in the winter and this keeps it pale and even. The only way in which it could be improved would be some kind of SPF protection.
Just bought this off the net. Never again will I ignore a majority-vote turkey! This is truly dreadful: there is NO pigment in this product, and what little colour there is disappears as soon as you try to blend it. I bought it in Topaz. May I suggest L'Oreal changes it to Fresh Air? Or how about Invisi-ripoff?
THEY CHANGED THE FORMULA This used to be a great cream (as I wrote in a former review) but recently bought a bottle and it's completely different!!!! Now slippery with silicone, never sinks in, creates a mass of tiny blackheads, STINGS terribly on application...I've used this brand for years and years and now they've lost my custom forever.
Treatments -Boots - no7 Protect and Perfect beauty serum
babbakins 12/30/2008 12:38:00 PM
I think it says something about the brainwashing from the media, that women would consider £17 for a tiny tube of useless water-silcone mix 'good value.' Yes, if you're gullible enough to spend £80 on a face cream, then I suppose it sounds cheap as chips, but othetwise is daylight robbery for something that probably cost mere pennies to produce (look at the ingredients: all cheap silicones and preservatives, yuck). Anyway, I was so fed up with the tiny lines on my cheeks that I felt it was worth at least trying this formula out as a 'last resort.' I've tried many, many anti-wrinkle creams in the past, L'Oreal, Laboratoire Garnier etc, none of which made the slightest difference to my skin. I was disappointed to find this serum worked no better. I have used it for five weeks now and there is absolutely ZERO difference, to be exact, other than I have some extra blackheads on my nose and forehead, probably due to the high silicone content of the product. (Silicone is renowned for blocking pores.) I was also annoyed to find the 'miraculous' discovery of this product's efficacy was through tests funded by Boots themselves, what a surprise. Overall conclusion: I will never buy any more anti-wrinkle products, ever again! Can I have my £17 back please?
I like this product; it opens up my eyes (my lashes are poker straight) and thickens well. I much prefer it to Longitude, which is, quite frankly, hideous. It lengthens just as well, too, and gives the very dramatic, unnatural, false eyelash look which I love. My only problem is that it tends to smudge. I found the best way to minimise this is to stroke a tissue firmly through the lashes before application, to remove any moisturiser that may be on there, and also powder lashes well before applying the mascara.
I used to love this product, but they seem to have changed the formula and I won't be buying again. It does lengthen wonderfully, but unfortunately when I check my reflection later, I find the ends of my bottom lashes have 'curled up' on themselves, if that makes any sense. It looks terrible and makes me feel self-conscious. Although it smudges a little, I prefer their Panoramic Curl because it's not as dysfunctional as Longitude!
I think, like a lot of Benefit products, the popularity of this product says more about the cutesy marketing than the actual quality. I'm sure it's great if you have very young, pore-free skin, but I'm 31 and have a few large pores and fine lines on my cheeks. This product makes them seem 10X larger and is totally unflattering; the effect is almost grotesque, even used in tiny amounts. To be honest, I paid £15.50 for this and think it was worth a few pounds at the most. I also bought a shimmery pink highlighting powder from my local supermarket for 99p and much prefer the effect it gives to my cheekbones. Supermodel in a bottle? I think not!