While the color swatches very nicely on my hand the formula is very dry and doesn't apply evenly on my lips.
Gives my nc 25 skin a nice bronzy glow without looking overdone or too orange. Best part is it doesn't irritate my skin and doesn't fade too quickly. I can also apply it as a sheer eyeshadow wash.
Glides onto my skin smoothly without leaving orange streaks. This product can be used for contouring since it's matte. I also think the box packaging is adorable!! Brush is useless and doesn't blend the product well.
Eye Shadow -Christian Dior - 5 Couleur Eyeshadow - Stylish Move 970
lydiaxaidyl 12/26/2012 4:14:00 AM
I gave this to my mother as I don't wear much eye makeup. Luckily my aunt gifted this to me so I didn't have to spend the $40+. Texture is very smooth and has good wearing time.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow in Tough as Taupe
lydiaxaidyl 12/26/2012 3:58:00 AM
Has a grey brown shade. Applies smoothly on my oily lids and lasts for hours. I like that the glass jar has some weight to it!
Cleansers -Shiseido - White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam
lydiaxaidyl 12/26/2012 3:37:00 AM
Cleanses my skin well without irritating it or stripping it of its oils. Can be a little more drying in the winter, but I just apply a little more moisturizer. Does make my face brighter and has a pleasant smell that isn't too overbearing.
Moisturizers -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar - for all skin types
lydiaxaidyl 12/24/2012 2:58:00 AM
Tried it as a sample. Smells terrible, but did moisturize my skin relatively well during the winter.
This is my HG eyeliner. Hope they never discontinue this product. I have brown eyes and the purple really makes them pop. It's not exactly purple, just more berry, which I like.
Skincare - Face -Kate Somerville - Eradikate Acne Spot Treatment
lydiaxaidyl 12/1/2012 4:03:00 AM
Works well against whiteheads, not under the skin nodules. I only used this when I was breaking out badly from my cleansing oil; however, I no longer have a need for it since I don't regularly break out. After prolonged use my skin does get irritated because of the alcohol. The clean n clear acne spot treatment works just as well and at the fraction of price. Smells like sulphur.
Moisturizers -Olay - Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
lydiaxaidyl 12/1/2012 3:36:00 AM
Doesn't irritate my skin and leaves it feeling very smooth and moisturized. I haven't used this in a while and might come back to it after I finish up my current moisturizer. This might have been a little too rich for my under eye area...will update again if I repurchase it.
Moisturizers -Olay - Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid - Original
lydiaxaidyl 12/1/2012 3:35:00 AM
Broke me out.
Cleansers -Bioderma - Sensibio H2O (aka Crealine H20 Solution micellaire)
lydiaxaidyl 12/1/2012 1:31:00 AM
I bought this hoping that it'd be a better alternative to all the cleansing oils that I've tried, which eventually break me out after a few months; however, this removed everything, but my shiseido spf 55 sunscreen :( Regardless, it's still my HG makeup remover even though it's quite expensive and runs out quickly. A bottle of cleansing oil lasts me about 6 months while a 500 ml of bioderma lasts around 2-3 months. I have combination acne-prone skin and this has never broken me out, irritated ( I was particularly nervous about trying a new cleanser since I have VERY sensitive skin) or dried my skin out. I don't follow up with another cleanser since this doesn't leave residue (that bothers me). Edit: (11/30/12): The only reason I rinse my face with water again is because I find the residue to be bitter, especially when I lick my lips. Edit (12/19/12): I bought a 500 ml bottle of this online on Amazon and it has different ingredients. Haven't tried it yet so hopefully it won't irritate my skin. Ingredients: Water, PEG-6 Caprylic/ capric glycerides, glycerin, polysorbate 20, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, ammonium lactate, plantago major leaf extract, mannitol, xylitol, rhamnose, fructooligocsaccharides, propylene glycol, disodium EDTA, cetrimonium bromide.
Smells pleasant and glides easily over the skin. I massage it in for about two minutes before I wipe it off with a tissue and then follow up with another cleanser. Removes every speck of water-resistant sunscreen and bb cream, however, it still breaks me out in tiny bumps. Maybe I'll come back to this when my skin is drier. Also plumps the skin around my eyes very well, which is bad for me since it makes me look like I have eye bags. Really wanted it to work for me!
Sunscreen -TheFACEShop - Natural Sun Power Long Lasting Sun Cream SPF 45 PA+++
lydiaxaidyl 11/26/2012 9:02:00 PM
Although it does smell nice I did find the fragrance to be a little overwhelming. I purchased this because I thought it'd be a great and cheaper alternative to my shiseido sunscreens; however, I found that the sunscreen left my skin feeling tight and a bit irritated. Unlike the shiseido sunscreens which left my skin feeling velvety smooth this made my feel like I had cling film on my skin. The cream comes out of the tube beige but blends onto the skin easily and clear.
Shampoo -Head and Shoulders - Classic Clean Shampoo
lydiaxaidyl 11/26/2012 8:22:00 PM
Cheap and effective. Throughly cleans my hair., but I do follow up with a conditioner to combat any possible drying effects of the shampoo.