For reference: neutral to warm skin tone, NW25/NC25ish, green eyes, dark brown hair I purchased the medium color. For myself, this product doesn't completely erase dark circles. I need to apply regular concealer and Fakeup over top. Fakeup has a moisturizing texture to it and I find it doesn't slip or move around easily. It brightens my under eye area. When I tested it by itself, I didn't wear it long enough ,to see if it slides off easily. Therefore, I am unable to comment on the durability of the product by itself. For myself,it works great with a light layer of regular concealer and Fakeup over top. I would repurchase.
Tinted Moisturizer -Cover FX - Cover FX - Skintint
canadian 5/17/2013 11:42:00 PM
For reference: Green eyes, dark brown hair, neutral to warm skin tone, NW25/NC 25 ish, combination skin (dry cheeks, slightly oily tzone), sensitive skin, broken capillaries on cheeks. A cosmetician at Shoppers Drug Mart recommended this brand and product due to the various shades. My skin is neutral to warm and she suggested E Light (for skin with a mix of cool and pink tones). Pros: Even though the color looks too dark it seemed to adjust to my skin tone quite well, It 's sometimes difficult finding foundation, tinted moisturizes for neutral skin tones. It gives a healthy glow. Cons: Doesn't cover broken capillaries ( I'm aware that TM are light weight in the coverage dept) so I need to use concealer after applying this product. My skin felt greasy hours later even though I applied a dusting of powder over top. It has an odd smell when you first squeeze it out of the tube but it disappears after blending. It's not worth the $$ (around $ 38-40 Canadian) Even though the color match was great I won't repurchase due to the cons listed above.
For reference I have sensitive skin, broken capillaries on cheeks, combination skin (dry cheeks, slightly oily t-zone) and neutral skin tone (NC/NW 25ish). The consultant matched me with warm beige 3.5. It has a yellowish undertone but not too strong. The foundation is quite thin. I dislike this foundation. I found it stuck to dry patches (yes I do exfoliate), turned greasy in my t-zone, and later in the day my whole face felt greasy, foundation disappearing. I applied this product over moisturizer and no primer, moisturizer and primer and a light layer of powder. With different brushes and sponges too. I still had the above results. I returned it to Sephora. Two thumbs down for me.
Crème -Elizabeth Arden - Flawless Finish Sponge-On Creme Make-up
canadian 3/16/2013 8:33:00 PM
For reference: I have light-medium skin (leaning more to medium), approx. NC25/NW25?, neutral tone , sensitive skin with broken capillaries, combination skin (dry cheeks, slightly oily tzone) *The packaging is different for this product. It's now in a gold colored case.* The cosmetician at Shoppers recommended this foundation to conceal my broken capillaries, and to even out my skin tone. She matched me to Warm Sunbeige. It has a bit of a yellow undertone to it. I hate this foundation! I felt it was cakey, especially around the nose area. It made me skin look dull. I used the large sponge applicator located underneath the product to apply. My face felt somewhat greasy even though I applied a light destining of powder in my t-zone. Felt somewhat heavy. I would never repurchase.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Blast Clump Crusher mascara
canadian 3/16/2013 8:08:00 PM
The pros regarding this mascara are: it doesn't clump! It gave me more of a natural look, not too much volume or length. I curl my lashes and found this mascara did make them straighter hours later. I tend to like a mascara with more volume or thickness. I won't repurchase due to the fact my lashes were straight hours later. Too bad because it's a nice mascara if you like a more natural defined look. At least that it the way it turned out on me (everyone's lashes are different).
Makeup Brushes -Sephora - Pro Platinum Collection - Cream Eyeshadow Brush #25
canadian 3/2/2013 11:25:00 PM
I was searching for a concealer brush and a young lady at Sephora suggested using this brush It's soft and blends concealer underneath my eyes and anywhere on the face. I have sensitive skin and this brush does not irritate it. I can't comment on how it works for cream eyeshadow because I don't use that product. Overall happy and would repurchase. Please note: The brush I own has a silver handle and I believe the line has been redesigned. I purchased this 6 months to a year ago.
Cleansers -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Cleansing Oil
canadian 2/10/2013 5:40:00 PM
For reference my skin is combination (dry cheeks, slightly oily tzone) and sensitive. I apply a small amount to dry skin, massage it for 20-30 second, add water to my face to create a lather, massage for another 20-30 second, rinse. I haven't removed eye makeup with this product because I'm not sure if it's safe for the eye area. I find if I'm wearing heavier foundation I may need to do a second cleanse with this product or another type of cleanser. The only cons are it feels like it leaves a bit of a film on my face ( a few extra splashes of water help) and my skin feels a bit dry (face moisturizer solves that). It hasn't irritated my sensitive skin
I received this as part of a gift set. It not only was clumpy but started to flake off shortly after I applied it. I would not buy this product.
I received a sample/mini size of this from Sephora. Possibly one of the point perks... don't remember. Anyways I was disappointed with this mascara. I felt it was too wet, the brush was awkward to use and mascara left my lashes clumpy. I would not buy this mascara.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup
canadian 2/9/2013 8:52:00 PM
For reference I have neutral to warm skin tone (NW/NC 25ish), sensitive skin, broken capillaries on cheeks, combination skin (dry cheeks, slightly oily t-zone). With the cold weather I was looking for a liquid foundation that would add some radiance. I went with N3 and it seemed to be a good match. The foundation blended easily and felt lightweight. It covered some of the redness but not completely However within a few hours my face felt slick, especially the t-zone. It almost felt as though this foundation was disappearing off my face. I tried using a different moisturizer and dusted a light layer of powder over my entire face (instead of just the t-zone) and it made zero difference. I would not repurchase.
Eye Makeup Remover -Elizabeth Arden - All Gone Eye And Lip Makeup Remover
canadian 2/1/2013 10:55:00 PM
I received this product in a GWP. It doesn't irritate or sting my eyes.Removes eye makeup easily. If your wearing waterproof eye makeup you may need to swipe twice. Leaves a slight oily residue that is easily taken care of with a few splashes of water. I found out the price is $24.00 Canadian. A little pricey however I may consider buying it in the near future.
My skin is combination (dry cheeks, slightly oily t-zone) and quite sensitive with broken capillaries.I decided to buy the Mia just before Christmas. It came with the sensitive brush. My routine is to wash my makeup off first without the Clairsonic. I use round cotton pads, splash my face with water. After that, I wet the brush head and apply a small amount of cleanser to my wet face to exfoliate and remove any trace amount of makeup. Since my skin is sensitive, I'm careful not to press the brush into my face but rather let it glide. Also I use less time on each area compared to what the brochure says. If a product doesn't agree with my sensitive skin it usually burns, feels irritated or cheeks turn quite red. Even when I use an exfoliator for sensitive skin, my cheeks will turn pinkish but as long as I don't feel irritation I'm fine. The Clairsonic hasn't caused any irritation or redness. Since using ths Mia, my pores look smaller, skin looks and feels fresher. I did have a bit of purging around my nose but it didn't last long. I use the Clairsonic one to two times per week. Overall I'm happy with this product.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skin Finish Natural - Medium Plus
canadian 11/13/2012 4:37:00 PM
I'm always leery of using powder foundations in the winter months due to my dry cheeks. The woman at the MAC counter said this particular powder is soft and good for dry skins. She matched me with medium plus. When I first tried it at home, I hated it. I used a heavy moisturizer and applied. By the end of the day my face felt a bit slick. The next day I applied a lighter moisturizer and voila, my face felt soft but not slick. I really liked the color, it matched and didn't turn orange on me. However by the second and third day I noticed some tiny breakouts on my cheeks and forehead. I rarely get pimples. I assume it's this powder because I haven't changed my skin care. If I didn't get these breakouts I would have kept this product. I'm returning this item to MAC soon! I paid $38.00 Canadian including the taxes.
For reference: neutral-warm skin tone, NW/NC 25 range, dark brown hair, green eyes with gold flecks, combination (dry cheeks, slightly oily tzone), sensitive skin. I was searching for a matte bronzer that won't make me look orange, red or pink. A nice natural brown. I was using Nars Laguna, the color is perfect. However I decided I wanted to try a matte bronzer. The cosmetician at Shoppers Drug Mart suggested Hoola. She applied the bronzer in a 3 shape (forehead, cheeks, jaw line). It added a nice, natural, warm look to my skin. I bought it and have used it for about a week now. My face didn't turn orange. I think if you over apply, there is a possiblity of it being too dark or muddy. Overall I'm happy and would repurchase. The only con is the price. It costs around $36-38,00 Canadian before taxes. However it's worth it to me.
I'm usually a eye pencil and gel eyeliner type gal. However I decided to venture out and try a liquid eyeliner. I swatched this eyeliner at Shoppers Drug Mart and liked it right away. It's a deep black and felt smooth. I bought it and tried it for the first time today. . This product has a thin pointed tip, which I like, and it was easy to use. The eyeliner hasn't budged or flaked. Overall I really like this liquid eyeliner and would repurchase. The cost is $18.00 Canadian before taxes.