Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Healthy White Skin Lightening Lotion
reytsh 3/17/2012 5:16:00 PM
This gave me nasty rashes. I thought it was just my skin because I am allergic to chicken and eggs. So I gave this to my fiance. What dyou know, the next day, he had rashes too.
At first use, I was ready to get disappointed, I thought that it smelled subtle. But overtime, I was able to identify the caramel, toffee, and sugarry something that people were talking about. I love that it leaves as sweet scent in my bathroom. This is very expensive but you already know this before you buy lush. The biggest gripe I can think of with this is that it's drying.
Moisturizers -Jason Natural Cosmetics - Ester-C Lotion
reytsh 1/7/2012 1:37:00 PM
This review is for the OLD formulation. The've recently reformulated it and I feel bummed because I've been using this for the past 6 years. This made my skin clear, and glowy, and supple. It's really too bad that they reformulated it. I don't like the new formula coz it's probably the sunflower seed oil ingredient that gives the glow and clarity. I will try the andalou moisturizer next coz its main ingredient is also sunflower seed oil. The BEST thing about this moisturizer is that when I break out, I don't get the dark pimple marks after the pimple heals.
Makeup Brushes -Shiseido - Perfect Foundation Brush
reytsh 1/7/2012 1:27:00 PM
I love this brush! I thought I was never going to find a foundation brush that I'd like and I never really thought such brush exists. This brush might be smaller than most foundation brushes but I love it. It's very very very dense and easy to work with. I find it best to apply this using a stippling/ dabbing motion. I was so pleased when my bf said, "that looks good baby" as I was applying my cream foundation.
I did not check makeupalley or did I do any research first before buying this so... that's lesson learned. Now, off to spilling out why I don't think you should buy this. Formulation. This is a soft pencil but not in a good way. Think of an eyeliner that's overheated with a hair blower--unusably melted. It's not smudge-proof nor water-proof. Packaging. It's a pencil with a very nifty plastic sharpener cap (see the photo above) that doesn't fit the pencil well. It falls off all the time! Now, if for some reason you like this and decide to bring it with you--I say, DON'T (or atleast secure it with a masking tape). Loose cap and melted eyeliner combined is not a good idea. It will create a silver mess on the (probably really cute) lining of your bag. Color. This liner is silvery white on the pencil. But if you apply it on the skin, it's more silver than white. It seems pigmented as shown in the photo below--but on your waterline, it's barely there. Staying Power. If you can get it to show on your waterline, it can last you a (not so) good 30 minutes to 2 hours. I tried using it on the inner corners of my eyes, on the browbone, on the cupid's bow--it didn't even last 'til lunch. Value for Money. This costs Php 99 and despite it being cheap, 99 still costs to much for this product. I felt like I bought a good sharpener for Php 99. The sharpener consoled me. Application. This doesn't glide easily on the waterline. You need to apply it over and over for the pigment to show, and when it does, it's barely even there. You'll just end up hurting your eye. Also, since it's creamy-melted--it clumps on the lashes. Now, if you use it as a highlighter or cream eyeshadow, apply it ever so lightly, else, you'll break the tip of the pencil (yes, that's how soft it is). Also, don't expect it to last, if you're oily, you'd have to reapply every 2 hours (or less) Would I recommend this? No, not even for off-label use. Would I buy it again? Never again. Bottomline, even if you see something cheap on the shelves, TRY not to buy it unless you've already googled it or atleast heard something good about it.