****EDIT I will definately not repurchase simply because this concealer does not hide my undereye circles well enough or brighten the area enough. For someone not needing a lot of coverage for trouble spots this would be great since it's creamy and creases very little and is a good color match at least for me and I have the same coloring as Penelope Cruz. I will probably buy this concealer again. I'm pretty happy w/it so far. It definately doesn't crease and is a good color match for me. I bought the 03 and I have olive skin comparable to Penelope Cruze. My only complaint is it doesn't completely cover dark circles which is what I mainly use concealer for. However the fact that it doesn't crease and the color match are huge pluses. I figure I can try an little liquid highlighter for the inner corner of my eyes to really brighten them up. Price for me is pretty good, I believe you get what you pay for and it's not like it's pricey like Guerlain Issima concealer. Packaging is ok, you do have to be careful not to push to much concealer out. Over all will probably try 1 or 2 other concealers and like TimeBalm but probably will end up going back to Fresh Absolute Concealer.
I received this in the sample kit from Sephora that had a travel sizes of some of Dr. Hauschka's products. This as well as the Cleansing Milk Cream was in there. The Cleansing Milk Cream was ok, wouldn't pay 30$ for it. The cleansing cream however I loved!! I have been trying to find something to just make my skin glow. I do have great skin according to other people, and am asked often what I do. My ONLY skincare problem lately has been dryness on the cheeks and around the nose. My foundation was settling and creasing around my nose and settling in dry patches on the cheeks. After a couple of uses of The Cleansing Cream as well as the Quince cream, my skin looked and felt smooth and soft and my foundation no longer creases or settles on any small dry patch since there are none. My skin had felt smooth before except for the occassional dry patch but even when it was soft and moisturized it would still look taught in the cheek area. This took care of the problem. I got a couple of small pimples on the chin after starting to use the Cleansing Cream but took this to mean it was working and really cleaning my pores, even though lare pores or breakouts weren't a problem. I am buying a full size of this and the Quince Day cream from Sephora as we speak. Will continue to use this until it stops working for me.
Just a very basic moisturizer. I tend to get dry patches on the cheeks and dryness around the nose. This moisturizer at first worked good enough, meaning it helped to prevent dry patches and my skin did feel soft. However it still looked dull and tight even thought it was smooth. It did not really do anything at all for the dryness around my nose (and I do exfoliate). I will not buy this again. I think that Clinique's Moisture On Line or On Call is much better even though I'm not sure I would buy that again either but maybe. Origins A Perfect World is a definate no re-buy. This is probably good for someone that has normal to oily skin.
Foundations -Clarins - True Comfort Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
baybreeze69 5/2/2006 4:46:00 PM
I bought this product because I heard it would give me a super smooth finish and a glowing dewey look. This foundation might work well enough for some people. However here are the problems I had. The color. There's a very small color range and I ended up seeing horrible make up lines and found it became too pinkish. I don't know why any brand would make a pink toned foundation since it's a common belief among top makeup artists that it doesn't look good on anyone. So 1) color-there weren't enough color choices the next light and darker shade would have been way too dark and light. I always check my foundation in natural sunglight and this was pretty noticeable for a higher end foundation 2) consistency it's too thick and creamy for my taste, and it settled pretty badly around the corner of my nose 3) it did not give me a glowing dewy finsih I actually think it gave more of a soft powder finish. I think I will try Vincent Long Dew Finish since that is supposed to give you a glowing look
Treatments -Alpha Hydrox - AHA Souffle 12 percent Glycolic AHA
baybreeze69 3/14/2006 2:51:00 PM
I really love this lotion. I have a bit of dry dull skin, not horrible. Sometimes I can get dry patches on my cheeks and the area around my nose always has a build up of dead dry skin. This has really helped that area a lot and my skin feels really smooth, although before I started using it I didn't really have any dryness on the cheeks. I use it as a base to "exfoliate" and get the dead skin off and moisturize then also use another moisturzier on top of it once a day. I use this twice a day, will definately buy again. I didn't give it a 5 simply because I don't want to say it's perfect, although it does everything I hoped it would and have gotten what I wanted out of it which would to give me softer feeling skin and more radiant skin and I've only been using it a week.
Concealers -Lancome - Maquicomplet (Complete Coverage Concealer)
baybreeze69 3/7/2006 6:24:00 PM
Correcteur-I used the yellow based corrector to help tone down my very dark circles, this did help tone them done but did not conceal or brighten the area completely. It did brighten the area in the sense that it toned down the dark circles but I still needed something to brighten my eyes more. That is not why I will not buy this product again though because I would probably find something to work much better like Benefit Lemon Aid, although I've heard there products are not very good and you get suckered in by the cute packaging, since I haven't tried it I'm not sure. The reason I will not buy this product is because it leaks terribley. If you don't mind the concealer running out and getting all over the tube and on anything else it touches then this isn't a bad corrector. However I found I had to keep this by itself since it would leak and get all my other make up items dirty.
I got this in a skin care gift from Aloette, it did absolutely nothing for me. It did not moisturize my eyes, diminsh the fine lines, or brighten the dark circles.
It is unlikely I buy this again. Positives, it is very translucent and lightweight. I hardly notice that I'm wearing it. Negatives I was looking for something that would give me a glowing/dewy look, and this did not. From a distance I think it looked great but if you get close up and look in a mirror, you can see where it settles in dry patches or fine lines or around the nose. It gives an almost powdery finish, kind of like a cream to powder foundation would think Cover Girl aquasmooth (I tried some of my sister's once and didn't like it). I am going to try Vincent Long's Dew formula foundation and will give a comparison
Let me just say I do not like Aloette products. I purchased the Alopuore Skin Care kit and chose the products that were best for dry skin. Well this skin care kit along w/ the C-Acclerator cost me a little under 200$ which I thought was a great deal because I usually only buy the high end stuff. Well there was absolutely NO DIFFERENCE in the look or feel of my skin. I wanted a refund but guess what they only exchange or switch out products. I did not know this and it is not stated anywhere on their site www.aloette.com. The sales rep in my area sent me a sample of this and I used it once and have to admit I liked it. I don't have anything to compare it too because I've never used any kind of peel. Even though I did like this peel because of their business policy/practices I will not buy from them anymore. I went, after my disappointment w/ their products and they're refusal to refund my money, to the Better Business Bureau website and found that they had an unsatisfactory rating.
MAXIMUM MOISTURE COMPLEX I actually purchased the Aloette Aloepure Basic Skin Care Kit. It let you select a moisturizer and I selected this one because I was told it was best for Dry Skin. And I can't tell you how disappointed in all of the products. This particular product did not moisturize any better than Oil of Olay and actually smelt harsher and chemically and made my eyes water even though I only got it up to the orbiat bone. I just felt it was very cheapy feeling and had a very chemically make up to it. It did not change or improve the moisture of my skin in anyway at all. I would not rebuy it or any Aloette product.
Concealers -Lancome - Maquicomplet (Complete Coverage Concealer)
baybreeze69 10/12/2005 6:30:00 PM
I will buy and use this product until I find something better. This is not my HG so I will keep looking, but I was satisfied enough to not take it back. I use the correcteur with the yellow tint to help diminish my dark circles. I still see slight shadowing under the eye my eye area does look brighter. What I am looking for in a concealer is one that not only matches my skin tone so I don't have to wear foundatin but one that covers my dark circles and brightens the eye area. This only brightened the eye area diminished my dark circles.
I was very disappointed with this product. I have very fine lines and very dark circles. It did absolutely nothing for either! I did not use it consistantly though which perhaps would explain the undereye circles, but I have used eye moisturizers where I have noticed an immediate difference immediately and after one use.