Sunscreen -Boots - Soltan Facial Sun Defence Cream SPF30
jochaimajones 11/18/2007 5:57:00 PM
At first I thought this was great - cheap, not too scented, not too "whitish" on my skin (which is: fair, a little sensitive). Then it broke me out, and blocked my pores. Sorry to write a neg review, but no no no. The tube I have left I may try as a sunblock on my arms and hope it doesn't do any damage there!
This is a great item! Thank you MUA for recommending it!! I've been looking for a way of taming my brows for while. When I slicked my brows into place with vasoline, they looked right, the right shape, brow density --but they didn't stay in place like that. I didn't want to get into plucking them any further and risk getting that odd denuded look to the brow...so I've been looking for the right product. I tried Body Shop brow gel a while ago, liked the idea but it didn't have much lasting effect. Tweezerman BrowMousse really does. It's like a gel with a bit of a hairspray feel to it, and the brush is great, better than most spoolies. The brow mousse doesn't flake or look gloopy. It gives you a polished look but very natural too. It even seems to train the brows hairs a little bit, to grow in the direction you want. A great little item.
Slate is a grayish taupe with a hint of mauve/plum. On me (light-skinned) it has a slight but definite satiny shimmer, so on me not actually matte. I use it as an understated crease color. The texture is great - silky, buttery soft- the color is highly pigmented. I know these things can vary from color to color within the same e/s make, but I do rate this NYX at least as high as my MAC e/s! If I didnt know,I would have thought the NYX was more $$$. Who knew?
I really recommend this. No strong scent, and gentle on your eyes. I wear shadow, primer, sometimes kohl, but not mascara. I first tried the Loreal-alike that Walgreens does and I hated hated hated it - it smelled like it would strip paint from a barn door. Ponds by contrast is gentle and, short of a vegas showgirl, effective. I could see how much makeup came off on the cotton pad. Target usually carries it, or shops online- amazon.com, drugstore.com etc.
me: light skin, green eyes, lt brown fair. Slightish warm tone, I think.. Cork is great eyeshadow basic - a mid- golden brown that helps to contour the eye and draw out the eye color, at least with green eyes. You won't look esp. "madeup" with it, and if that's the effect you seek, and I do, Cork is def worth looking into. I use it in the crease with brule as an allover wash.
Me: Fair skin, green eyes, lt brown hair. Hot Poppy for me is a "Special Effect" color, a rusty, auburn brown with a high quotient of red in the mix. I supsect this is why it was discontinued - it could look "hayfever eyes" in photos, and that's one thing to guard against with using it. I use it lightly and make really sure the point is sharpened for precision. I agree with the reviewer who it's says not for everyday, but is worth having as an option, esp as is now a bargain on ebay or costco. I like that it gets its effect not from being black or near-black, or having glitter in it - neither of which I like on me. If you like the idea of this but want something more everyday-friendly, I also suggest MAC Costa Riche Kohl.