Liquid -Giorgio Armani - Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF20
ninadg2 8/9/2012 6:37:00 AM
I agree with one of the other reviewer's that the pigment in this foundation is almost too rich, so it looks very fake on my skin, no matter how little I use. It makes my skin texture look much worse than what I started with. It lasts well, which is it's only good feature, although still looks horrible.
Moisturizers -Korres - Honey Thyme Moisturizing Cream
ninadg2 7/31/2012 8:29:00 AM
It is definitely rich and doesn't leave my dry skin worse but I find it doesn't really sink in, even in thin layers pressed into the skin. It didn't fix my dehydrated areas, and sometimes causes pimples if I apply too much.
Love the tube and the round tip of the balm. Love the strawberry scent, not too candy-ish. The colour doesn't look natural on me though, I've got light olive skin. It can cling to dry areas and isn't my choice for moisturising ability either. I would get it in another flavour if I can find a tint that works for me.
Blush -Shiseido - Luminizing Satin Face Color - RD103 Petal
ninadg2 7/29/2012 2:18:00 AM
Lovely finish, natural and glowy. I need a few layers usually, so a touch sheer for my taste, but it's buildable. My main problems with it is that the pinky peach colour goes a bit ruddy on my light olive skin tone, it's expensive and doesn't particularly last long during the day.
Very light but surprisingly it's extremely nourishing for my dry coarse hair. It's too expensive for me to repurchase, I'd have to be completely blown away to pay that much for a conditioner. I find I need to use the same amount as any other conditioner as well.
Moisturizers -Kiehls - Creme D'Elegance Repairateur
ninadg2 5/17/2012 8:26:00 AM
I was looking for a rich cream for my super dry skin. This just isn't moisturising enough. I need a significant amount for even adequate moisture (I've had it a few weeks and already nearly half way through), but if I put it all on at once, it just sits on the top of my skin. So I have to put it on in 2-3 layers, if I do it this way it absorbs very well, leaving a kind of satin feel, but it is time-consuming. I've found Korres honey thyme cream much richer and hydrating than this. UPDATE: I quite like this now my skin is more normal/combo. Changed to 4 stars. Not suitable for dry/dehydrated skin though.
This is a teal colour with subtle green shimmer that doesn't really translate on the eyes. It's smooth with good pigmentation. The main problem I have with this gel liner is that it doesn't last on me as long as Stila or MAC. It wears off and fades before the end of the day, and I always have primer underneath. The product I have is in a little pot, like gel liners from other brands, not what's on the picture.
Moisturizers -Simple - Replenishing Rich Moisturiser
ninadg2 3/25/2012 12:08:00 AM
Although being targeted for dry skin, I found this wasn't moisturising enough for my combo/dry skin. Quite an average lotion, I guess for the price I shouldn't be expecting much better.
Cons: Doesn't rinse clean, unless you use a muslin/facial cloth with it Doesn't get all my makeup off by itself Need to use a lot or you'll be tugging on your skin Heavy bulky glass container Very expensive Pros: Moisturising
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
ninadg2 3/24/2012 11:58:00 PM
I use this with my clarisonic, after oil-cleansing. I don't' really trust it to take off my heavy physical sunscreen. It leaves my skin feeling soft and clean, and it lasts for absolutely ages. Great value for money. Doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, I am looking for something slightly more moisturising during winter though. I'll go back to this when the weather isn't so harsh.
I really love other LUSH products, but this just didn't live up to the hype. I used it as a cuticle cream and hand cream at nights sometimes. I find oils work better on my cuticles.
I'm NC25 and find this quite sheer so I tend to layer it over cream blushes rather than spend time trying to build it up. The actual colour, no matter how little I put on, looks unnatural on my yellow-based skin tone. And I can wear a lot of cool-toned blushes with no problem, but for some reason, the tones in this blush just don't work with my skin.
I don't have many reds like this. This really is a wearable everyday red. Because it's not such a 'look at me' type of red, which I'm normally attracted to, I don't need to plan the rest of my m/u so carefully when I wear it. It's not as brown-based as I thought, based on descriptions, which I was worried about as those types of colours look ageing on me. It wears off to a beautiful, slightly bright, popsicle type stain. The only gripe I have is that my lips feel dry if I reapply it without lip balm.
I found it very average. Pros are that it doesn't smudge or flake. Cons are that it dries out very quickly, and doesn't lengthen as well as Revlon Grow luscious or Deja vu Lash knockout.
I completely agree with the other reviewers that said this is a must-have for brown eyed girls. It's such a pretty colour that it looks great just as a wash, and makes my brown eyes stand out. Sometimes I add a bit of purple e/l like UD lust, and it's such a simple, pretty look. I have no problems with fallout, just use a damp brush and pat it on.