Treatments (Eye) -Kiehls - Line Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate
chabbycheeks 12/22/2012 11:01:00 PM
This is the best eye cream I've tried so far (I've tried a lot!). It visibly firms my under eye skin and that area just seems clearer. I like the warming effect upon contact. It feels like it's working when I feel that.
This product smells wonderful (grape scent?) and does an ok job as a primer. It helps set the foundation but doesn't really do anything in terms of brightening. It also doesn't fill in pores and lines like what you'd expect from a "primer". Other cheaper products work better.
I've been using this product for more than six months and I can say that it's the best eye cream I've used so far. It's true to its word of moisturizing for hours (I try not to stay up for 24hrs to test the claim). But I work in a temp-controlled environment and I put creams and powders under my eyes and yet, my skin doesn't feel right. It helps prevent additional lines from appearing and softening what I already have. Im actually afraid to try a different product in case it doesn't work as well as this but I'm looking for an eye product that will erase my lines.
Treatments (Eye) -Clinique - All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage
chabbycheeks 9/9/2012 3:50:00 AM
This doesn't de-puff my under eye. It even kind of dries it, for some reason. This is not worth the steep price. It has the same effect as the Garnier roller ball, which is to say, nothing.
Refreshes my under eye, doesn't leave an oily residue. I'm not sure it does any de-puffing or removing of dark circles. Basically, it just makes the skin less dry but doesn't alter it. Too expensive for it not to do anything else.
I like the color after 3 layers. Or after layering on top of a darker tint. I just never get what I expect from a Benefit product but I keep buying coz I get lured by the cute packaging and names. Anyway, I only got the smaller tube (came from a kit) so I could try different products with minimal commitment.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium
chabbycheeks 12/31/2011 4:36:00 AM
I like my powder sheer and a bit pearlized to make my skin glow. This powder delivers. It's a good setting powder and highlighter.
Yummy coconut smell! I dunno about the effectivity of this product because I don't trust powder deodorants' staying power. So I layer this under a rock salt stick and might use it mid-day in case I want to feel fresh.
Powder -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Powder
chabbycheeks 12/31/2011 3:56:00 AM
Loreal foundations are either lighter or darker than my skin tone, I don't have an exact match. I don't like this powder formula because it makes my skin oilier and it feels thick and heavy. Right after application, my skin feels sticky, I dunno why. The liquid formula doesn't have that same effect.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
chabbycheeks 12/31/2011 3:52:00 AM
When I want to look a little brighter, I use this instead of my MAC Select SPF 15 NC25. It also makes my skin look even toned but it's not an exact match, which is ok since sometimes I want to look lighter skinned. It blends into skin as promised. For its price, this is a good foundation.
MAC has the best range of colors, in my opinion. NC25 is a perfect match for me in this foundation. It makes my skin look smoother and plumper. I think this has one of the lightest coverage in MAC. It looks so natural, as if I have naturally smooth and clear skin.
I loved this red until I realized I look better in bright reds. This one is a deep red that's very vamp-ish. It kinda looks like brick red but much brighter. It looks good,don't get me wrong. It's probably a neutral red that looks good on everyone.
This is my "office" red because it's not very bright or bold compared to blue-based reds. It looks a bid orange-y on me which is fine because it looks good with my warm yellow undertone. I love the texture of NARS lipsticks, it feels very luxurious.
This has a cult following but a waste of money for me. It doesn't show up on my NC30 skin! It looks gorgeous in the box but is almost invisible on my cheeks unless I really pile it on. I love the scent and the packaging and the color but just not on me. I'd have been better of getting the Coralista.
I was hoping that I'd get a color that's just a little deeper than NARS Orgasm. That's how it looked light under the store lighting. In natural light, it looks too dark for my taste. I just want a healthy looking flush without the shimmer of Orgasm. Anyway, this is too expensive to let go to waste so I still use it but with a light hand.