Moisturizers -Estee Lauder - Daywear Plus Sheer Tint [DISCONTINUED]
holdenismine 7/12/2010 7:44:00 AM
This felt awful on my skin. It comes out white with blue beads in it, and when blended into the skin, it felt like it was scratching my skin, it wasn't really rough or harsh but definitely didn't feel good at all. It took a lot of blending to get the blue beads to disappear and for the moisturiser to stop feeling like it was exfoliating my skin. Once i had blended it fully, my skin looked muddy and dark, nothing like my NC30 skintone, and it did nothing to cover redness. I would not recommend this at all, and think sticking to a traditional tinted moisturiser (not a one size fits all, tint release formula) would be better, or just make your own using a concealer and moisturiser. I am returning this because it's defintely not worth the £30 i paid.
COLOR: great salmon coral colour, i'm nc30 and i like bright colors and this is a color that i think would suit most people FORUMLA: Awful formula, it comes our so streaky, and very inconsistant and uneven. It's one of those where you paint your nail with one coat, but the even though you are placing the brush by the nailbed, the color just won't adhere to the nail next to the cuticle. BRUSH: I hate the brush, it's too long and thin, i don't understand why they can't make it thicker so that you only have to go over the nail once or twice to get it all covered. i find myself needing 4 strokes to get it over my entire nail, it's ridiculous. I just put this on, using a base coat, 3 coats of the polish and a top coat. I have tiny bubbles on each nail, i've no idea what it is, i've never had that happen before, even when i used Revlon Minted nail polish, whose formula is just as bad as this. I've bought many Revlon nail polishes throughout the years, and this year when i happen to buy Minted and Tropical Temptation, 'trendy' colors, is the first time these polishes have failed me, so i'm definitely going to very wary of that fact next time i buy a nail polish from revlon, and indeed any other company.
I'm NC 30/35 and the colour is ok, but it's not great. It doesn't really have any 'peach' colour in it, it's more white/pink and doesn't look good on my skin tone, i'd have to think about wearing a certain lipstick or lip pencil, in order to be able to wear this, defintely not something i can just put on with anything. Also I had no idea this was going to smell the way it does, i'm used to the vanilla smell of MAC lip products, and had no idea that makeup could smell so bad, so that's a big minus for me. I put this on one morning, and then later on in the day, i re-applied a MAC Lipglass and immediately noticed the difference in quality, even though my lipglass was 2 years old, it was so much smoother and easier to apply than this revlon lip gloss which goes on a bit sticky, but doesnt really stick to your lips. I defintely won't buy this again, i only got it because it was in a 3 for 2, and i love Revlon nail polishes, and so got this lip gloss as a third item. I'll definitely smell something before i buy, now that i've realised that smell is a big factor for me.
Treatments (Eye) -Boots - Expert Sensitive Hydrating Eye Cream
holdenismine 4/30/2010 10:56:00 AM
I've bought this a few times now, when i used to live in the UK, and now from Target. I think it is my favourite low price eye cream. It gives enough moisture without feeling heavy or sticky. It also hasn't irritated my skin. I can tell that it is giving enough moisture because before i used this, i would get dots around my eye area, which i was told is a sign of dehydration, and the Clinique All About Eyes would not correct that. But when Boots came out with the Expert range, i immediately bought this, and was so happy that i had finally found something that worked for me. It comes in a tube with a narrow applicator, so you can squeeze out the right amount either onto your finger or your face. It's also 20ml, so 25% bigger than normal eye creams (where you get 15ml) so it last longer. The only thing i will say about this cream is that concealer doesn't go on that well over it, but having said that it doesn't claim that it does that and i just use MAC Rapid response when i want to wear makeup.
I like Revlon for having on trend nail colours, and good formulation, but not this one. It's really streaky, like everyone else i had to do 3 coats, but it's not just streaky. It's as though you're trying to paint your nails, but the more you go over the same spot it just won't cover it, so it's quite annoying. I definitely would not recommened buying this shade from Revlon, I'm quite dissappointed really, as all the Revlon nail polishes i've owned in the past have always been good in consistency but this one is not unfortunately.
This product is great! It's a lotion, so it goes on light, and the pump bottle makes it very easy to get the product out - no wastage. If you think you want to get the spf one, dont, it's a cream and very heavy compared to this, i made that same mistake, and am now waiting for it to finish so i can buy this again!
Primer/ Corrector -MAC - Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50
holdenismine 10/31/2009 7:08:00 PM
I bought this after buying Prep+Prime face, and thought it would good to buy this as it has the SPF included. What I didn't realise was that this is a cream, and the other P+P is a lotion, so this felt really heavy on my skin, and made my skin look and feel quite greasy. Maybe it's ok if you use a small amount, and use a small amount (or none) of moisturiser, but I also don't like how it's in a tube, and the tube is really rigid, so it's tough to squeeze it too, even though there is still 50% left. I definitely won't be getting this again, and sticking to the original prep+prime face with an spf moisturiser instead.