Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
jemmajustice 6/6/2011 4:50:00 PM
This broke me out like crazy! Within 2 uses I was covered in spots, even in places I never normally get them. It felt greasy on even my skin, which is usually rather dry. Overall I was disappointed, especially as its not the cheapest!
I love this product. It leaves my lips feeling lovely and soft and provides great moisture. One thing I did notice which at first put me off is the smell. It's very minty and does tingle the lips if they're very dry. However for the results it gives it's something I'm more than willing to overlook! The packaging is really cute and fits perfectly in your handbag or pocket so it's easy to carry around. Overall a lovely product!
Liquid -Maybelline - Pure Mineral Liquid Foundation
jemmajustice 5/18/2011 1:23:00 PM
At first, I didn't particularly like this foundation. It didn't seem to last and went on a bit heavy. However, I've grown to love this, and find it looks best when applied with fingers. It leaves a satin type of finish and looks lovely, giving me a healthy glow. I simply make sure my skin is well moisturised and use a primer before I apply it and it lasts pretty well! I particularly like to mix some highlighter in with the foundation before putting it on my skin to give me extra dewyness (if that's a word!). Overall, great product for the price!
I absolutely love this product! It leaves my skin looking brighter and healthier, and the minty smell is very refreshing. It does have quite a cooling, slightly tingly feel, but it's very soothing and I've noticed it tones down some redness in my skin too. It's also well priced for how much you get, you really don't need a lot per use so it will last ages. I will definitely be repurchasing this when I run out!
One word: LOVE! I have been buying carmex for years, and I absolutely love it. It leaves my lips feeling lovely and soft. One thing I remember when I first bought this was the scent being very strong, however over time I grew to love it. It makes the lips feel slightly tingly, especially if they're very dry, but it's not an unpleasant sensation. I repurchase this often, and it's definitely my go-to lip balm :)
I bought this on a whim when I was having a bit of a skin problem, as I heard it gives a good medium/high buildable coverage, which it definitely does. I have noticed the foundation seems to darken over time, and read somewhere this is due to oxidisation. I am extremely pale, and even the lightest shade (NC15) was far too dark for my skin tone, and gave me a kind of orange tint.... not nice! It gives a very matte finish, and I have combination skin so it had a tendency to look a bit patchy on my dry areas. However for someone with oilier skin, I think this would be great! Over all, I probably wouldn't buy this product again, just because it's slightly too heavy for me for every day use and the orange tint is a bit unsightly on my very pale skin!