I have tried the European version of this (touch magique) and I didn't like it-it did nothing to even out my skin-tone and I could see some streaky orange patches from close-up. I saw this in Sasa.com and something told me to try this-the shade N2 wasn't available in my country and from the monitor and some swatches I saw, it seemed ideal (For reference I'm NC20). The shade wasn't perfect for me to be honest-I expected to be more yellow based but it's neutral with slightly orange undertones but it definitely did the job quite good. It applies fairly easily with your fingers or a sponge, and it gives you an almost airbrush semi-matte finish with just the right amount of radiance. I have tried other foundations and they were either too flat/matte or too oily-this one is in-between. The coverage is light to medium but buildable-I can apply 2-3 layers on top without looking too obvious. The reason I took one lippy off is because without a good primer or moisturizer it seems to emphasizes my dry patches but nothing very obvious over-the top.From a one meter distance which is the average distance people see you it looks smooth and perfect... Also, skin-wise I didn't have any problems (acne, oily skin, dryness) with this so far...Hope it remains like that. Overall I would certainly recommend it to those who tried the European version but didn't like the shades or finish-this is much better.
Not bad but I had higher expectations. At first it smelled floral, musky and classy but I'll have to agree with a few reviews here who say this smells cheap and almost unpleasant after a while.I'm not sure if my body chemistry likes it...it just an average floral perfume that smells unisex to me.
Very impressed with this one. It's the right balance of sweet, cozy and woody with a touch of classiness. It's one of the few perfumes that both my mother and I can wear becouse it's not too old lady like or too teeny sweet. To me it smells a bid like sweetened powdered fig and amber although there is no fig there -and I don't have a problem with that My chemistry likes it-def recommended
Liquid -Unlisted Brand - W7 photoshoot foundation in buff
crazy76 9/30/2012 12:39:00 PM
Wow. This is hands down the best inexpensive foundation I've ever tried. I ordered it from ebay for 8 euro and for the price this is pretty impressive. The formula is just right-not too creamy and not too liquid-y and it literally melts in contact with the skin giving you an almost airbrushed finish with no harsh lines or unblended dry spots. I wish I bought this first before buying the Vichy aera teint which emphasised my flakies and was 3X more expensive. My sister yesterday took some photographs of me in our auntie's birthday and my skin looked flawless both in person and in photos(no cackiness and no oily skin-just helathy and radiant looking skin that looks like your skin but better). It also lasted for 6+ hours without oxidizing or disapearing unevenly in some areas like other foundations. The coverage is medium and buildable but based on it's formula and finish I don't think this will cover all your big problems-any other smaller issues like slightly uneven skintone and dark shadows will be covered fine. So far it hasn't broke me out like others but in case this happens I will update. For now this is perfectly fine
Liquid -Unlisted Brand - Erzulie Flawless Finish Clarifying Foundation
crazy76 9/5/2012 6:26:00 PM
Very thick, heavy, waxy white and ashy looking.I can't find a plus to this apart from the price. Can't remember which colour I bought but I threw it after a week in the dustbin. (yeah it was that useless). If you have reaaaally ghostly or pinkish skin then this might suit you
Mascara -Diego Dalla Palma - Transformista mascara in black
crazy76 1/2/2012 7:51:00 AM
I would give this mascara 5 lippies becouse it gives me amazing results but I took 1 lippie off becouse it smudges like most other mascaras I tried. I still find this geat as it really opens up my eyes, elongates and gives impressive volume to my lashes to the point that people give me compliments but it's a shame that it smudges quite a lot after a few hours. Maybe I should try this with a waterproof coat...
Lip Gloss -Unlisted Brand - Playboy Beauty In the Mood Lipgloss
crazy76 10/24/2011 3:59:00 PM
Wow.I absolutely loove this.For the price and the brand this is awesome.It starts as redish melon colour and after a while it turns to reddish pink on me which is quite flattering.It's not sticky nor does it sting so much like others.I also love the fact that it it stays on me after hours and dries to a semi-matte lip stain finish...great(it's only available on ebay though a couple of other websites as it is discontinued)
Mascara -Bourjois - Volume Glamour Ultra Black Mascara
crazy76 10/4/2011 7:06:00 PM
This is one of the few mascaras that I actually really like.I have already quite long but sparce lashes and most mascaras made my lashes look spidery,sticky and unnatural.Not this one though.-it really darkens,adds volume and curls with minimal smudging and it really makes my eyes pop.Only 2 coats are enough for me.The only thing that bothers me a little is the wand that is average and could be a tad better but ok overall I love this..
Polishes -Unlisted Brand - Leciel Paris nail polish in 340
crazy76 9/11/2011 9:38:00 AM
This brand is widely available in most pharmacies in cyprus (and europe I imagine) and their colors seemed tempting so I decided to try a couple-I bought an orange and a yellow shade and it cost me more than 10 euro for both.I expected for this price to be something worthy but boy was I wrong.Coverage of this is the lightest and most uneven I have ever encountered.You need more that 2 coats of polish and even that doesn't help to get an even glossy color without those horrible streaks.It took also forever to dry and becouse of these I ended up removing it and paint my nails with another nail polish.Grrrr I can't believe I have waisted almost 7 euro on this crap.Too dissapointing...
Palettes -Coastal Scents - Ultra Shimmer 88 eye shadow palette
crazy76 9/3/2011 6:28:00 PM
I hardly leave any 5 or 4 star reviews but this is totally worth it.Pigmentation is great and it has a good staying power.There are 5-6 colours who turn out a bit chalky (some yellows and a blue electric) and not so great but overall I'm really satisfied with the value for money.I would actually give it 4.5 stars. Anyway I think it's pretty good for starters.....
Crème -Unlisted Brand - Mehron Celebre HD Pro Cream Makeup
crazy76 9/3/2011 8:40:00 AM
Based on the good reviews this has on the net I decided to purchase a sample from ebay to try out.Finding my right shade wasn't easy because all the colours seemed to be in the pink,neutral or orange side.I purchased lt3 (a neutral shade) and it was a tone lighter than my skin,thus I looked a bit ashy.I hate to be the minority here but I don't really like this.I expected to have a smooth almost airbrush finish but I found it pretty average-it turned out to be a regular matte finish on my skin.While it covers redness it also kinda emphasised dry patches and dried out blemishes even after moisturising.To summarise,these are the pros and cons I found: pros: -good staying power without getting oily -covers redness effectively (medium to full coverage) cons: -takes a while to blend -limited colour selection (all shades are on the pink,neutral or orange side) -average matte finish than makes skin kinda dull-be carefull if you have dry skin or combination skin with dry patches
Shampoo -Schwarzkopf - Gliss Hair Repair with liquid keratin satin curls shampoo
crazy76 8/19/2011 11:47:00 AM
This is probably one of the worst shampoos and ranges I've ever used in my hair.I have wasted almost 10 euros to buy this sh*t along with the conditioner and I totally regret it.Yes the ingredients sound good but this had the opposite effect of what it advertises.My hair never felt so frizzy strawlike and heavy at the same time.It was soo dryish,that even my beloved avocado mask and serum couldn't help.My mum and sister even used it a couple of times and their hair was a frizzy mess.I have also noticed that all the gliss products contain too much protein ingredients,resulting in protein overload and frizzy,straw like hair.Whoa,DOESN'T SWARZKOPF REALISE THAT THEY MUSTN'T PUT SO MUCH PROTEIN IN THEIR PRODUCTS??I have bought a shampoo from the 1 euro store and it worked much better than this.Sadly,I will never buy another gliss product again.
I bought these because of the price and packaging and I absolutely regretted it.If you want at least 5 cuts in each of your legs,razor burns and sore skin for days, then buy this stuff.Some reviewers here said that i'ts like shaving your legs with a butter knife (!!!!) and I couldn't agree more.I thought it was my sensitive skin and legs that was the problem but I'm glad the majority of the reviewers here had the same problems.I mean would u risk buying something that has a total score of 1.7? Save your money and legs, ladies....
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Veet Hair Removal Gel Cream For Dry Skin
crazy76 7/12/2011 10:31:00 AM
I do not like this-at all.It doesn't get rid of all or at least 90% of your hair (like other products) even after extending the 5 minute period.It kinda worked in some parts but I was left with long lines of hair in others and I had to shave them.It also gave me red small bumps almost everywhere. Do not waste your money ladies!!
I'm surprised with all the positive reviews here.For me this is very overrated in both price and quality.I can't believe I wasted 22 euros in this crap...colour is nice (you can find although a similar alternative in gosh for half the price and aboutsame quality).Anyway the formula is weird and it took me more than 5 minutes to get the line right without smudging(it takes about a minute to dry and stay put).The worst part is that it got into my eyelashes and it was almost impossible to remove-I wasted almost half a bottle of eye make-up remover to get this off and still they were small bits left for a couple of days.I could also feel that I wore eyeliner like it was a sticker.I do not reccomend this if you have oily eyelids and thick eyelashes like me or if you are a starter..This is definetely going in my swap list!!