Moisturizers -Clinique - Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 20
modernmiss 3/22/2010 12:53:00 PM
When a moisturiser claims to even your skin tone, you want to be able to see even skin tone at some point. I used two pots of this stuff over several months and it did not make any difference whatsoever to my freckles, areas of darker/redder skin. Nada. I give it two stars overall because it did no damage, but it didn't do what it said on pot.
Skincare - Face -Liz Earle - Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish
modernmiss 12/1/2008 4:12:00 PM
I prefer Eve Lom cleaner but it is now out of my price range. This is fine, no reactions on my sensitive skin. Does the job, nothing special. Very reasonably priced compared with irs competitors.
Suqqu is a Japanese brand of make-up and skincare designed for 'mature skin.' At present it is only available outside Asia at the London branch of Selfridge's. A make-up artist introduced me to the cream foundation, telling me that it was the best product she had ever used. It comes in a heavy glass pot, with a small spatula and a sponge. The texture is astounding. It simply glides on and gives a finish that ensures both maximum coverage but feels very light and sheer on the skin. The price is simply beyond belief: £60 for a small pot, but they are very generous with samples and there is some sort of loyalty card system. The only reason for giving it an overall rating of 4 instead of 5 is the eye-watering price. If you are in your fifties, have some disposable income and want a foundation for special occasions, as well as an everyday one from another brand, I can't recommend this highly enough. I will buy this again, but will use it sparingly. It's the Creme de la Mer of foundations.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer
modernmiss 10/19/2008 1:19:00 AM
If you have been using Super Defence for years, as I have, and been unable to find a medium weight night cream to go with it, this will do the trick. It's Super Defence without the sunscreen and packed in a tube which is much easier when travelling. Highly recommended. I imagine I will use this for years to come or until Clinique brings out something better.
Crème -Chanel - Teint Innocence Cream to Powder Compact Foundation
modernmiss 4/13/2008 7:53:00 AM
This is probably the best foundation of its type around. It gives a little less coverage than Armani but the compact is very easy to use and you can carry it around in your bag for touch-ups. Beautifully designed packaging and you can get refills. Highly recommended.
Treatments (Eye) -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Eye Recovery Complex
modernmiss 4/13/2008 6:24:00 AM
I do not believe that eye creams can affect dark circles, when they are caused by pigmentation. So why is it that this product dramatically reduces my dark circles and turns the under-eye area into a smooth half-circle of skin? I don't get why it should work so well, and yet it does. I note that others have had a reaction to it - I have never had any adverse reaction. It just works, or at least it does on me. You do use just a tiny amount - I was told to dip a cotton bud into the pot and place it on the under eye area in three spots. The pot lasts forever. When I stop using it the dark circles come back. I don't know how or why this works but it does.
Moisturizers -Olay - Regenerist Night Recovery Moisturizing Treatment
modernmiss 1/11/2007 8:16:00 AM
This is the only product I have ever bought that I have returned after one use. The problem with Olay, like all cheap brands, is that you have no way of sampling the product. Thge pot comes in a sealed plastic bubble so you can't see how small it is. The cream is a nasty grey colour, and the stench of cheap scent was overpowering, causing me to gag and feel sick. After half an hour on my skin I had to wash it off. It was light, but formed a sticky tight film on my skin. The UK price, £19.50, seems extremely expensive, when you consider how little you get in the pot. Clinique and Estee Lauder give you twivce the amount for less than twice the price. I emailed Olay and they gave me a Freepost address to return it to, promising a full refund. Oh, and how come this is wildly more expensive than in the US?
Let's be clear YOU CANNOT USE THIS TO REMOVE MAKE-UP. It doesn't do that. It's for the mornings, and for evenings when you weren't wearing make-up during the day. And the job it does is to cleanse and soothe skin without leaving any film on the surface, or irritating it. Pity the container is so ugly, and pity it doesn't come with a pump, but other than that, you might as well rate milk or bread. It's an absolute basic, and not replaceable by anything else, in my opinion.
Cleansers -Clinique - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
modernmiss 11/5/2005 7:09:00 AM
I have been using the phenomenonally expensive (42 UK pounds, around $80) Eve Lom cleanser for about eight years. It is wonderful stuff, but as far as I can make out this new product, which is a direct rip-off of it, is just as good. Instead of removing it with my hands, I used a wash cloth, the Eve Lom way, rinsing the cloth in hot water and pressing it to the face three times, rubbing off the remaining cleanser on the third, then rinsing it in cold water for the fourth and final stage and pressing that against my skin. It worked perfectly, and that's it, no more Eve Lom for me, so I can spend my savings on something else. I like the rather stylish purple jar with the silver lid. People will complain about contamination but this product simply can't be pumped, it's far too heavy, in fact solid. It is far cheaper than its nearest rival on the market, by the way. This should permanently change the way women cleanse their make-up once more companies bring out something similar.
I have received a number of samples of this and will definitely buy it when I run out. I have very short fine dark eyelashes, and every mascara I have ever used makes them stick together. This is the only one that gives me long separate lashes. And here's the thing, unbeknown to me, my sister had also been getting free samples and had arrived at the identical conclusion. How's that for a controlled experiment?
On Monday I had a hairdressing catastrophe. The regular colourist was on holiday and the salon handed me over to someone else. She misunderstood what was on my card and gave my dark hair a lot of blond highlights. After I screamed blue murder, she covered them, that didn't take properly and it had to be done again. I was in there for four hours and my hair was processed three times. My hair is normally fine, but now it was like straw, coarse, and standing away from my head. On Saturday, I tried this treatment, leaving it on for five minutes under a shower cap. The problem was totally resolved, my hair now feels in fantastic condition. I intend to use this weekly from now on, and certainly any time my hair feels dry or damaged.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Superdefense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer
modernmiss 9/25/2005 1:47:00 PM
I am on my second pot of this. I take the point about the packaging, but a heavier cream can't be packaged in a pump. I have sensitive skin and I have had no problems with it at all. It goes on well and sinks in straight away. It's has now taken over from Estee Lauder's Day Wear as an excellent day moisturiser, for my skin.
Scent is a very individual prefernce, but I love this, it has such a sexy sensual summer smell and people keep asking me what I'm wearing. The small spray fits easily into a handbag so you can carry it round all day. I'm really impressed. I don't detect any sharpness at all, but I suppose it's what you're used to.
I'm a complete klutz with self-tanners but this worked very well on my fair skin, no streaks, just a nice lifting of the white.
Skincare - Body -Clarins - Body Lift Advanced Cellulite Control
modernmiss 6/8/2005 11:37:00 AM
I wanted to believe, I so wanted to believe. But it's rubbish. It doesn't do a damned thing. Yeah, yeah, my skin felt silky smooth but I can get that with Palmers Cocoa butter. It lasts about five minutes because you're supposed to spread it all over, it's hard to get the last bit out of the tube and it does NOTHING. You say it worked for you - either you weigh two ounces and have half inch thighs and only think you have cellulite, or you are looking in the mirror at a strange angle. It doesn't work, nothing works. Forget it, buy something nice instead with the money.