Concealers -Bourjois - Healthy Mix Correcting Concealer
jelly3 1/20/2012 10:40:00 PM
It conceals ok although nothing special. Too liquid for the tube so most of the time I decant too much. Not a massive fan of the smell. But as I have said it conceals ok although only for undereyes I would never use on blemishes. Hwever, as you can tell I wasn't blown away and won't be re-purchasing
Foundations -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One
jelly3 1/20/2012 10:36:00 PM
I really really wanted to like this as I love the original BB creams but all make me look ill with a grey palour that was commented on when I used them. Finally thought one made for my skintone would be amazing but no. Its a different consistency than any other BB cream i've used which made me sceptical straight away. Even the palest shade is WAY to orange and dark for me. Didn't 'perfect' my skin in anyway and actually I think its to blame for a massive breakout. Doesn't even cover to the same level as a TM. Absolutely useless will never buy again and i'm throwing it away which I never do.
Yes this takes abit of getting used to application wise. As someone has already said in a review use fingers and blend quickly. Once its dry it evens out my skintone nicely - I do have to use concealer but do for most foundations. It hasnt caused breakouts which is a plus on my skin. Sometimes I find the smell inoffensive, sometimes I love it and sometimes I absolutely hate it and have to used a different foundation. Overall I really like this and now I know how to apply it its almost my HG
I'm as obsessed as buying new mascaras as I am foundation! I like this one. I have very fine, thin eyelashes which will never be made to look thick and full so i've stopped looking for that. I don't see the liner effect here but it lengthens my lashes and frames my eyes nicely. 1 problem though - when I use the shorter bristles I often poke myself in the eye with it OUCH! Oh and its very 'luiquid-y' and takes along time to dry which is not helpful when in a rush so take your time.
Like all Benefit products talks a big talk but never really seems to live up to them (i'm a fool for the packaging but need to learn my lesson!) It says 'industrial-stength concealer' but its a bit .... meh ... yes it conceals ok but not completely and no better than MUCH cheaper products. I don't like the tub where you put your fingers in (I always use fingers for make-up application) it looks really un-hygenic - yuck. I'll continue to use till it runs out (i've been using it liberally everyday for WEEKS and haven't really made a dent into it!) or untill I get bored and it ends up in my full half used cosmetic graveyard draw! But no I won't be buying again.
I'm a nightmare with foundation changing halfway thru a bottle almost everytime - i'm addicted to trying new ones! I like this it doesn't make my skin dewy as others have said but this may just be my skin. It doesn't cover blemishes or dark circles but then i've NEVER found one that does! I use Benefit boi-ing concealer on dark circles and blemishes, this foundation and then rimmel stay matte. This routine stays on my oily skin well and lasts for hours even when working 10 hours in a coffee shop enviroment without melting off too quickly - i'm guessing it helps its oil free!. I'm not saying it lasts for 10 hours but it lasts well! I don't think it has a '10 hour sleep effect!) It says mineral-enriched which I believe as it has the drying effect that all mineral make-up products have on me! I would probably buy again sometime its not my HG but then i've never found one for my combination acne prone skin that doesnt really work with foundation! Nevermind a chance to buy a new one next payday!
Lotions/ Creams -Soap and Glory - The Righteous Butter
jelly3 1/20/2012 9:46:00 PM
I normally use The Body Shop body butters or baby oil but after getting this for christmas i've fallen in love. Yes the scent is VERY strong but I like it and as I don't wear perfumes during the day anyway it works well as it does last for hours. I've had many compliments on my 'perfume' when wearing this. As for moisturization I really thinks this works - my skin tends to get very dry and tight and this has kept me soft all day (only using once a day in the morning). Myelbows get very very dry and crack and since using this they arnt anydrier than my body - which is a miracle for me. 1 lippie off for how long it takes to rub and sink in - can feel a bit liketo much hard work during some mornings! Not sure if it will lure me away from baby oil on wet skin which is my usual (and much cheaper option) but I do love it and I would use it again but only when i'm feeling quiteflush with cash!