Two words:- GREEN HAIR
This product surprises me. I have sensitive, cloggy skin and despite being oil free, it helps soothe my skin which I treat with Retin A. Have found huge improvement!!!
This stuff is outstanding. I have sensitive, irritated skin - and now I've turned 40, I have discovered my skin is also clogging. WHAT TO DO? I have been using Retin A every second day. If I bump it up any further, I get eczema. I have started alternating this with the sebium serum and the results are amazing. I think my pores are far less visible - and the cloggy lumps are disappearing!!! If anything, I have found that this product SOOTHES the irritation, rather than making it worse! I have just purchased the rest of the sebium series!!!
I bought this in Soft Pink. The colour is nice enough. The texture is a bit lipglossy for me. I don't think the staying power is there for me. If I was in Australia, I would buy the Bloom cream blush. The texture is a little dryer, which I think adds to the staying power. (The colours are nicer, too!)
BB Cream -L'Oreal - Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator
justilou 4/16/2013 3:58:00 PM
Best BB I've tried so far. (I've found them to be too cakey). This would make me look like I was trying to be a fairy if I wore it alone, but under light dust of powder, looks fantastic. I have that healthy, glowing from within look. I get my skincare from my skincare, so my expectations weren't enormous. Surprisingly, my very irritated, red cheeks look much better after two week's use. I use Retin-A and find it quite moisturising enough after I cleanse with micellar water, but the SPF could be higher. I don't know how it's going to go under my SPF 50 now the weather's warming up. EDIT: Have bought the medium shade as well - it seems slightly more matte than the light one. (But never fear - the light one serves as a spectacular highlighter!!!) They blend together well, without being too pink!
Crème Embryolisse secret de maquilleurs sublime votre teint is a compact crème foundation. It is sheer but opaque. It applies smoothly over the godsend moisturiser by the same name..... I find it covers my (badly) sun-damaged capillaries very well without looking built up or cakey. Like most things, chuck out the sponge that comes with it - a foundation brush is MUCH better. I love the look this gives my skin - despite being quite matte, it appears glowy from within. RAVE product. It is SPF 20, which is a plus as well!
Makeup Brushes -Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman - Blush Brush
justilou 4/5/2013 9:47:00 AM
I have most of these brushes now, and can't rave enough about them. They don't shed, they clean easily and well - they retain their shape and texture. The blush brush is the best bronzer applicator EVER! It allows for a sheer application, so you don't get hard lines. Congratulations to Sam Chapman for coming up with such brilliant products and making them accessible to US!
Makeup Brushes -Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman - Expert Face Brush
justilou 4/5/2013 9:41:00 AM
I love this brush!!! I bought the Embryolisse compact foundation and love it, but have found it gets patchy if not applied perfectly. (Chuck out the stupid sponge that comes with it....) Meanwhile - this brush makes it a doddle!!!
I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I do. I had used Moroccan Oil in the past and it made my hair lank and greasy, and I broke out in cystic acne wherever my hair touched my shoulders and neck, so I have to admit I was really nervous. I totally fried my hair a couple of days ago when I dyed it and this product has been a godsend. It went from feeling like dried rice noodles to silky soft from the first application. My hair is very very fine and I was worried it would go limp and greasy. It is probably a bit early to tell about the breakouts, but so far there's no sign.
I love the powder. It's silky, smooth and doesn't exacerbate flakies. I find flipping between the powder and the mirror a pain, but I guess it keeps it clean. Doesn't dry up under my eyes.
Possibly the best under-eye concealer I've ever had!!! When set with matching powder it lasts most of the day and doesn't run at all. Impressive product!
I'm disappointed. The colour is fabulous! I bought 8.31 - Honey Blonde (Or Golden Ash Blonde - depending on where you live.) It is exactly the colour that I wanted - a neutral but rich, light blonde. HOWEVER my hair is fried. It feels like it's been chewed up and it's definitely NOT in better condition than when I put the dye on in the first place. I won't do that again!
Moisturizers -Bioderma - Hydrabio Riche for dehydrated and sensitive skin
justilou 1/26/2013 4:38:00 AM
The first time I used this, I could almost hear the sound of my skin sucking it in..... Within minutes my skin was plumper, softer, firmer, etc. I think I'd been moisturising when hydrating was my problem!!! I LOVE THIS STUFF!!! I will continue to use this product - have purchased the scrub too!
What can I say? I think I've converted from Crealine to this. Makes my skin so much softer and I think it works better for removing eye makeup than the other as well! My skin is VERY sensitive and there has not been a single problem since I've been using this. Now waiting for Easyparapharmacie to have another two for one deal!
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Embryolisse - Baume Riche
justilou 1/26/2013 4:32:00 AM
I like this product - it's definitely not as hydrating as the Lait Crème. It's a thicker, richer consistency with a similar fragrance. I like the packaging better, though. Instead of white-painted metal, it's a silver plastic tube. I don't like the feel of this on my face, although it is super on my hands and cuticles - for the price, I don't think that's too bad at all. (Travels well in my handbag, too)