Blush -Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed Tarte Blush
mchema 11/28/2011 8:34:00 PM
This is my go-to blush. If I can't figure out what to wear I always grab this one. It is great because it wears long. Is not chalky, blends beautifully and just looks natural. The nude/berry color is perfect for my skin tone. I love the compact packaging and how the color that the blush the same color as the nicely weighted compact
I love all the Rimmel blushes. I have Santa Rose, Berry, and Pink Sorbet. These wear well and the pigmentation is nice. I do not find them chalky but I am very fair so it can be hard for me to tell on some products. The packaging is nothing to write home about but for 4.99 as long as it doesn't fall apart I don't care.
I am not a lip product person but after I found these I use more than just lip balm. I love the formulation and the pigmentation. I find these wear better than my Chanel COCO Shines. Although, some of the colors don't wear very long. The darker pigments get about 3 hours of wear. The lighter maybe 2. The packaging the lack luster. Kind of cheap, not much weight. But for the value I don't mind. I reach for these every day and love the results.
I received this as a sample and placed it the the way-side for a while since I did not like the rose smell. After I ran out of my face cream I decided to give it a try. After using the product for a few days I was pleasantly surprise. The texture is creamy and hydrating (I have very dry skin and for me to say something is hydrating it is!). It is nice under a foundation because it if fast absorbing and sets matte. My make-up slips less throughout the day. I find myself having to powder less. The down fall to this is the price!!! Although I received a sample I could not see myself spending $200+. I am not in absolute love, although it's a lovely product. Also, the rose smell is not my favorite, as I am sensitive to most fragrances. I can wear it without getting a headache which is a large plus for me but I just don't find it as a good aroma therapy like I like in my skin care line.
Cleansers -Shiseido - White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam
mchema 7/4/2011 11:34:00 PM
I have very fair/dry/sensitive skin that is prone to freckle and show sun spots. Over the years I have tired other whitening products and have found them very harsh. I bought the basic three step in the White Lucent because I heard such great things. I was worried about the cleanser due to its foaming formulation. My skin does not do well with foams or gels. I generally use waterless face washes. After one use I knew this face wash was too much for me. My skin felt very tight and even turned red. I went back to my old face wash and have found the line more tolerable. I would not recommend this to someone with very reactive skin.