Eye Makeup Remover -Aveda - Pure Comfort Eye Makeup Remover
fifitrixiebelle 5/9/2013 2:54:00 PM
Pure comfort??!!! Hardly. Stings like crazy. The brilliance of this is astounding. An eye product that not only HURTS your eyes, but is called "pure comfort." Yet another terrible, yet always expensive, Aveda product. So foolish of me to purchase, but I was away from home w/o my trusty baby oil.
This works great as an eye shadow base. I've tried many others that do not - this one does. This color is a very neutral, iridescent pinky beige. I took a lippie off for price and container, which I think is wasteful. Last bought in 2/2013 for $24.
Gave me curl, but curls were crunchy. (And, yes, I used very little product) Leaves a white residue in spots - doesn't dry clear. I'm also having a terrible problem with white flakes, but I'm not sure if I can attribute that to this product or not. Given white residue issues, I have to wonder . . .
Conditioner -Wen by Chaz Dean - Lavender Cleansing Conditioner
fifitrixiebelle 12/15/2012 12:49:00 PM
I also used this for awhile with great success - no extreme itching like with DevaCurl No Poo, and the frizziness was gone from my curly hair. But, when Winter came, I started to notice flakes and my head started to itch. I tried to send an email to the company to ask them what to do, and their website was nonfunctional - odd. Then I tried to call them, and they have one of those phone systems that loops you around endlessly so that don't have to answer the phone. Well, they p'd me off sufficiently that I'm switching brands. The crappy treatment was the last straw - makes me suspicious of their product and their business.
I used this for awhile on my curly/wavy hair and had good results as far as no more frizz, but the itching was horrendous. I then switched to Wen and that was ok until Winter came, and then I developed itchiness (milder than with DevaCurl) and flakes. I don't see that either product recommends a clarifying shampoo every month or so, as many boards do. Off to research cleansing conditioners some more. Ugh.
Lotions/ Creams -Curel - Life Stages Beyond Menopause
fifitrixiebelle 12/11/2012 8:48:00 PM
Meh, it's ok. I like that it sinks in fairly quickly. My skin has definitely become much dryer as I go through MP, but I don't find that this lotion has that much of an effect.
Treatments (Eye) -Mario Badescu - Special Eye Cream V
fifitrixiebelle 7/18/2012 2:14:00 PM
It may be somewhat moisturizing, but can't do too much, as it doesn't sink in at all - just sits on top of the skin in a greasy mess.
Does not sink in. Causes eye irritation, including blurry vision, which does not go away for HOURS. Major fail on the part of LM.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Rose Lip Treatment SPF 15
fifitrixiebelle 4/9/2012 4:34:00 PM
I rec'd a little sample of this from Sephora. Although it's called "tinted," it really hasn't much color at all. I love that it's in a lipstick type tube, rather than one of those horrible dipstick things; and I especially love that it has a screw together top and bottom, as the cover won't come off in a purse or pocket. The taste/scent is a wonderful citrus. It feels good, not goopy. The price is quite ridiculous, tho -- $22.50 for .15 oz. -- so, for that reason, and the fact that it has no color, I won't be purchasing.
I have very dry, sensitive skin, and I love this product. It feels wonderful and smells heavenly -- a true rose smell, nothing else. Unfortunately, the rose lotion by Weleda does not smell the same, but I do love the oil. I don't even need to put perfume on when I use this oil. There is a slight rose scent throughout the day, and I get lots of compliments.
I love this scent. It simply smells like fresh roses, nothing else, and not perfumy. I get a lot of complements on it. I do wish I could buy it for less in a small size, though, as I like to own several scents at a time and cologne just doesn't stand the test of time.
This does seem to be very moisturizing, which is what I need; however, I can only use it at night. It does not sink in all the way, but remains oily on top of my skin. Also, if it gets in my eyes, my eyes become fuzzy and mildly irritated for a long time, doesn't go away until I wash my face.
I, too, have been in search of an eye cream that simply hydrates my eye area, without any claims of removing wrinkles, etc. I've pitched many, many EXPENSIVE products because all they've done is irritate my very dry eye area, without moisturizing it. This cream is great. It doesn't sink in instantaneously, but it does sink in. I wear it during the day, under makeup.
Eye Primer -Chanel - Eye Shadow Base (Base Ombre a Paupieres)
fifitrixiebelle 1/13/2009 10:35:00 AM
I've tried several E/S bases over the years, and am still in search of a good one. I wasn't happy w/ UD's at all. The best that I'd ever had was Chanel's (years ago), so I went back to that brand and tried this product, despite its high price tag. Well, it was a waste of money. Unlike the previous reviewer, I do not have oily lids, mine are dry. And I used this with Chanel eyeshadow. The shadow was creasing within an hour of application.
I was talked into buying this brush when I purchased the mineral powder. It is awful. It is so cheaply made that it comes apart constantly, leaving hairs all over my face. Especially annoying, given that it cost over $40.