Treatments -Clinique - Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
bobbibrownfanatic 7/14/2011 5:01:00 AM
I actually only bought this a week ago, so I can't comment on its 'lightening' properties. It did, however, break me out after 2-3 days of use - I got 4/5 massive zits, which have left even worse black marks behind! I didn't get the smooth skin people are talking about either. However I do have sensitive skin, which is why I gave it 2 stars - maybe it will work well for those who don't have sensitive skin. Plus the packaging is pretty, u can control (sort of) how much comes out in the pump by how hard u press it. I really want to like this product bearing in mind the ridiculous cost and the hype surrounding it, but unfortunately I think I've wasted my money. Think I'll go back to trying lemon juice on my face instead!
LOVE this! Gives a lot of colour (so be careful, a little goes a long way!) and some subtle shimmer. I think the shimmer might be a bit obvious for daytime wear sometimes (depending on where you're going, if you're a student, go for it!) - I wouldn't say it looks like a 'natural' blush, but I absolutely love it anyway, and for dinner/evenings its perfect. Really highlights the cheekbones and brings life to your face. Big thumbs up :)
I've only ever used this on nights out to be honest so I unfortunately can't comment on its use as a bronzer in the daytime. But I LOVE it as the final touch to my makeup for nights out (fyi, thats over foundation, concealer, and blusher) I use a brush to sweep it over my cheeks and cheekbones, and I use the white just under my eyes for that extra definition, and it makes my eyes stand out so much more! Looks great in photographs too - it gives a gorgeous sun-kissed glow. I'm kind of intrigued by the other comments about using it daily as a bronzer - I personally thought it would be too much shimmer for daytime wear, but maybe I'll update this if I try that out!
I love this for nights out. It goes on effortlessly and gives my face such a nice glow. I have to admit that with my foundation brush it doesn't blend as well as I would like it to, so I have to use my fingers afterwards. I used to wear this daily and from what I could tell it didn't break me out, I just stopped wearing it everyday because I'm trying to wean off makeup! I found the exact match for my skintone so no issues there. I love love this foundation as it feels light and I don't feel like it looks 'caked' like a lot of liquid foundations do. However, my criticism is, that if you have a lot of blemishes/scars/pigmentation changes, this alone will not cover it up. It provides just a bit more coverage than a tinted moisturiser. So if you use this with a concealer, the coverage will be perfect. And it does stay on all day, in my experience - I piled it on for a wedding and it stayed on perfectly for the rest of the day. Packaging- I do wish it had a pump to it to be honest but its not a big hassle, I just pour a bit on the area at the base of my thumb and use my foundation brush/fingers to apply it. Price - Its not cheap! But its not as expensive as other foundations out there and in my opinion does the same job pretty much, although I'm yet to try out the Chanel foundation people rave about! And BIG plus - it lasts for AGES! As I said, I used to wear this daily, and I could go a good 6 months before it ran out if not more, and I didn't use it sparingly either on evenings out!
If you have lots of blemishes/uneven skin tone this concealer is for you. Its the only makeup product I've found that does a fairly decent job at covering these, and I have VERY uneven skin tone - lots of hyperpigmentation areas (from sun damage, I think). Serves as a nice base under or over foundation for a night out. However, if you have active acne/lots of spots you're trying to cover, then this makeup will even out your skintone so from afar it looks good, but as you get close up you will still be able to see the spots. Also, moisturise before wearing as otherise it doesn't go on as smoothly. I wouldn't recommend this for those with pretty clear skin - lighter concealers/tinted moisturisers will do the trick, and I would not recommend if you want to wear this as an under-eye concealer - its just too heavy and will cake around such a thin area. Therefore I've given it a 4star. But otherwise, I use this daily and have done for a couple years now! I also blend two colours (NC45 and NC50) to get a tone more matched for my skin, so bear that in mind if you can't find an exact match. Hope this is helpful! EDIT: I developed lines and dents around my mouth last year after some really bad skin breakouts. This concealer REALLY settles into those lines! It looks absolutely awful. And even if I set it with powder, it will still crease up after a few hours. So be wary of this if you have lines...however, I still can't live without this concealer because of its amazing coverage. May just try other foundation powders to set it and see what happens. Another negative: it transfers very, very easily! If you touch it or if your face touches anything it will immediately come off. If anyone knows another concealer which provides the same coverage but doesn't do this please please message me.