Treatments -Clinique - Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
noodlenoodles 9/18/2010 1:05:00 PM
This product is absolutely amazing and it's such a pity they've discontinued it in the UK. Basically last winter, I was left with acne scars on my cheeks (which unlike a lot of acne scars that are indents in the skin) were risen, a bit like light coloured moles. They looked hideous, and because they were texturised, it was very noticeable. I was really distraught and tried many serums, none of them really worked and I was actually planning lasering them off. My friend recommended Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Corrector so I just bought it not really thinking any good would come out of it. Within two weeks the scars looked noticeably less risen on the skin. I thought I was imagining it until my boyfriend pointed it out. So I carried on applying. Within a month the scars had faded to just being discolourations on my skin. Now that I've finished the bottle, the discolourations have gone completely as well. My skin looks even better than before I had the scars as it faded sun spots too. Verdict: LOVE IT! I know there are a lot of bad reviews on this as I presume it doesn't work for all skin. I suggest getting some samples and trying it out for 2 weeks.
Again, like others have suggested, use only once a week. I love this mask because I can just leave it on at night like a moisturiser rather than having the hassle to wash it off. I’m not too sure on whether it does make skin more hydrated as my skin type has changed in the past year from dry to normal (before I started using it). However with this product I have never broken out, when I wake up in the mornings after using it my skin feels really smooth and it's a nice asset to my skincare routine. Pros: Huge jar so lasts for a long time when used once a week, smells suspiciously good, light gel texture and absorbs into the skin, leaves skin smooth. Cons: In a jar container so unsanitary, slightly sticky on skin, not necessary in a skin routine. Overall, despite the fact that I do like this product, I don’t recommend anyone to go out of their way to purchase this stuff. I will repurchase but only if I was in S. Korea or Asia.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
noodlenoodles 6/8/2009 3:07:00 PM
This is the best liner I've used. Its a little tricky to use if you're used to liquid or pencil but once you're used to it, the different types of lines you can create makes it very versatile and the staying power is quite good too. If I had to say a con, it would be that you'd have to have a brush to apply it. I personally like using MAC 311 brush. I've had the same pot of fluidline for nearly a year now and I'm not even halfway through, even though I use it everyday. So even though it's tiny bit pricier than your average drugstore liner (which normally work as well as high end brands), it'll probably last a lot longer.
This stuff smells suspiciously nice and feels really good on the skin. It's absorbed immediately and turns into 'water' as soon as you put it on your skin, which kind of reminds me of Lancome Aqua Fusion Fluid. I love the packaging, the blue is very pretty and the pump makes it very hygienic. I use it as a serum and it helps keep my dry skin flake-free. The only con is the price, which I find a little expensive for a serum but I don't mind paying as a bottle lasts for ages.
This is one of my favourite natural blushes. My friend gave this to me as it was too light for her and wouldn't show up on her skin. At first I was a bit apprehensive of the cool pink since I'm more into warm coral colours, but it actually DOES brighten up the face. I still don't think the colour is the best but it gives my face a natural healthy flush and even my mum uses it too. Pros: Natural flush of colour Brightens face if you dab a little where the sun hits your face Cute packaging Last for ages! Cons: High price Not suitable for darker skin tones, will not show up at all.
I always buy this near the winter months because my skin gets really dry to the point where it's flakey and any foundation I put on top looks cakey. This is so moisturising, I just love it. However it might be a bit too greasy for some people, as the MUA told me it's the richest form of moisturiser that No.7 does. Other pros include the spf15 factor and the only con I can think of is the packaging, which isn't very hygenic. Anyway, if you have very dehydrated skin, definitely check this out.
I bought this when it was on a special deal at Tesco, I think I only paid around £3 or £4 for it ($6 or $8). Unlike most scrubs I own, this is gentle enough to use everyday. The thermal heat lasts for only a few seconds but it's a nice feeling, however short it is. There is nothing I don't really like about the product. I've read some of the reviews and some have said it makes their skin look flawless and don't need makeup. Personally, I don't think it works that well. It maintains the smoothness of my skin and helps keep blackheads at bay but it is not a miracle worker. I like the fact that I can use it daily as in the past, I had to wait days before using my scrub and by that time my blackheads had multiplied and looked disgusting. Overall, its a great product to include in your cleaning regime, and it's not that expensive for the price (a little goes a long way).
Cleansers -L'Oreal - Visible Results Cleansing Mousse
noodlenoodles 8/16/2008 2:09:00 PM
I bought this at a really cheap price of 2 pounds at Tesco so I decided to try it. It's not bad, although I wanted something that would take off makeup rather than just cleanse my face, I just use this after using makeup remover. I have dry skin but this did not strip my face of moisture. Overall, it is not a bad cleanser but I wouldn't buy it at the full price.
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
noodlenoodles 8/11/2008 1:10:00 PM
This is one of the best lip bases Ive tried. My lips are always dry so a layer of this stuff underneath lipstick/lipgloss really helps. I also like to use this on its own as it gives my lips a nice sheen. Cons: the packaging (like vaseline) is not very hygenic and the smell isn't that nice. Pros: keeps my lips moisturised and protects from the environmental pollutions. This is a lot better than vaseline and a little goes a long way.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
noodlenoodles 8/11/2008 1:01:00 PM
This feels so nice on my skin and is a great moisturiser. The packaging is rather unhygenic but the quality of the product redeems itself. The only con is that it has no spf, so I use it at night times instead. The fact that is heavily moisturises your skin WITHOUT being heavy (e.g. Nivea creme is great for dry spots but it feels like a mask) is one of the best factors of this product. Funnily enough, some reviews say this isn't a moisturiser, although I've been using it as one since 15. I don't think it matters, it's just great to hydrate the skin. Highly recommended.
I love this product, it's my everyday concealor. It's thick and creamy enough to cover up pimples and discolourations yet it's also moisturising enough not to dry up your skin (or look cakey). The price is also very reasonable as a little goes a long way. The packaging is very hygenic to use and unlike some concealors, it is not messy at all. I will definitely repurchase.
Eye Shadow -GOSH - Wtareproof e/s stick in Love that Champagne!
noodlenoodles 8/10/2008 9:41:00 AM
Great eyeshadow base, I don't bother with my Urban Decay Primer Potion when I apply this before eyeshadow. Also, if you use it on its own with just eyeliner and mascara, it looks great and brightens up your eye. Highly recommended.
Liquid -Clinique - Superfit Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
noodlenoodles 8/10/2008 9:32:00 AM
One of my first foundations, Superfit foundation isn't the best, but its quite good. The texture makes it very blendable and the coverage is medium (is buildable). It also lasts for a long time, I wore it for 10 hours without primer, and it was still on my face. The colours I found were a little more yellow/orange than I liked, but overall, it wasn't too noticeable. The finish is not dewy but not matte either. It allows the areas on your face which naturally shines/glows to do so, so perhaps not for those with oily skin but I find it looks very natural on my skin (which is dry). This only gets an overall rate of 3, partly because of the price as some drugstore foundations are better than this.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Barbara Daly for Tesco - Face Lift
noodlenoodles 8/10/2008 9:07:00 AM
I am still not quite sure what this product is for. It seems too glittery to be a moisturiser and it doesn't have enough colour in it to be used as a tinted moisturiser. I use this underneath my foundation because when I use it on its own, I feel it's too sparkly. The scent is gorgeous, and the texture is like a gel, not too heavy. I don't think I will repurchase as it hasn't changed my life, and the packaging is not very hygenic. It is also handy to make a dewy tinted moisturiser, just mix it in with your foundation.
Treatments (Eye) -Garnier - Nutritionist Regenerating Eye cream
noodlenoodles 8/6/2008 3:57:00 AM
This is truly horrible in that it didn't even absorb into my skin. Instead, it flakes off (in a white dandruff-lookalike fashion) after I've applied it. The only pro I can give this product is that the packaging is nice and sleek but apart from that, this is terrible, I do not recommend it. I didn't expect miracles, but I wanted an eye cream that, at the very least would moisturise my eye area, which this failed to do. Also there's shimmery stuff in this cream which makes my eyes look glittery rather than 'awake'. I can understand the bad reviews on this.