Liquid -Laura Mercier - Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation
sharonsevea 9/20/2012 1:47:00 PM
Love love this foundation as it has the right shade to match my skin colour and I love how it gives radiance to my skin as well and does not feel like I have anything on. I used to use the YSL radiant touch brush but I feel that this has a better lasting power since it keeps my skin matte for a longer period of time. I use it with the laura mercier sponge. The only reason that I have given it 4 lippie is because it does get a little difficult to blend at times. So make sure you use a good moisturiser and a primer to allow it to blend better. The sides of my nose which are more prone to dryness do start flaking a bit with this on but I always put my dermalogica hydrating booster on top of the nose to prevent this from happening.
An overrated product that did nothing that it claims on me and yes I have been using it correctly. Since I have bought it will just continue to use this over the lips to prep the lips before putting on my lipstick and therefore the one lippie.
Liquid -Yves Saint Laurent - Teint Touche Eclat Foundation
sharonsevea 9/20/2012 1:40:00 PM
Tried a sample of this foundation since I have been using another YSL foundation which I love. I cant comment on how long it lasts, radiance etc as the shades that I have tried for the touche eclat foundation do not match my skintone at all. They either make me look too ashy or too dark so it a no no for me but I do like the packaging of this foundation as you can clearly see how much foundation you are left with.
Foundations -Yves Saint Laurent - Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation
sharonsevea 9/20/2012 1:35:00 PM
For me getting a foundation that matches my skin is very important. I always get sales rep matching me to shades darker and I absolutely hate it. But I finally found a foundation that matches my skin tone and adds radiance at the same time. It does not make my skin more oily and you only need a little to give the flawless complexion. The only downside is the packaging, I do not like the brush it comes with it and would rather they not sell it in this container.
Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - Secret Brightening Powder
sharonsevea 9/20/2012 1:31:00 PM
Absolutely love how this product sets my concealer no matter how much concealer I am wearing. When worn over the concealer it gives a flawless finish and it looks like you are not wearing any concealer at all.
Love Love Love this product dont think I can ever cleanse without using this brush ever again.
I have visible vein lines, puffiness and bags under my eyes and therefore I have been in search of a HG concealer that will help cover all of the problems above. I first started using the Mac concealer but I didnt like it as I felt it was too thick, didnt blend properly and ended up showing visible dryness under my eyes. I then switched to YSL touch eclat which didnt give the dryness but it didnt give the coverage that I wanted and I was also told by a MUA not to use touche eclat under eyes with eyebags as it tends to emphasize instead of hiding the eyebags. I never had any problems with this concealer it blends and covers the problem areas perfectly and I use it in conjunction with the laura mercier secret brightening powder.(Check out my review for that as well) I also use it to cover pimples although its meant to be used only under the eyes and I feel that it also covers the pimples giving me flawless look.
Scrubs -The Body Shop - Africa Spa Body Salt Scrub
sharonsevea 9/19/2012 4:30:00 PM
I really wanted to love this product but unfortunately this did nothing to remove the ingrown hairs I have due to waxing even though I have been using this with the body shop exfoliating brush therefore I should not be repurchasing... still in search for a good exfoliator that does remove ingrown hair effectively. On the upside this does feel smooth when you put it on your body but thats all.
Shampoo -The Body Shop - Rainforest Balance Shampoo
sharonsevea 9/19/2012 4:22:00 PM
I have an oily scalp and I usually wash my hair on alternative days but after using this shampoo I can go another extra day without washing my hair as it keeps my hair very clean. Unlike other shampoo it does not weigh down my long thick black hair.Other reviewers mentioned the feeling of dryness but I have not experienced any dryness ..this could be due to the fact I use it with the body shop banana conditioner which is lovely as well.
I have been using this products for 3 months now during the summer months and I love how it hydrates my combination skin without making it too oily. My skin feels plump and soft and I definitely prefer this over the active moist as the active moist was not hydrating for my skin at all. I do know that this product has parabens in it but this doesnt bother me at all because parabens in dermalogica are actually in very small quantities and there is no real evidence that parabens are bad. In fact I have used many products without parabens and they have caused my skin to itch and become red. I havent used this in the harsh winter months yet but I do hope that this does the job equally well during winter.
Masks -Dermalogica - MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque
sharonsevea 9/19/2012 7:54:00 AM
I started using this product recently and I use it once a week as recommended by my mua and I use it in conjunction with the skin hydrating mask. The first time I used it I didnt really notice any significant difference and I didnt want to give up hope on it as I had bought the full size tube and it wasnt very cheap. I was also very impressed with the different vitamins infused in the tube. After using it for a month and once a week for 15 mins (gonna try putting this on for longer) I absolutely love it, my skin glows after washing it off and I am definitely going to repurchase.
Love Love Love this product and its not often that I give a product 5 lippies. I wear it under my skin smoothing cream and I Love how it hydrates my skin and leaves it plumped and moisturized the whole day. I also use it over my foundation when my foundation makes some parts of my skin flake and this comes to the rescue and removes the flakiness almost immediately. Have tried other serums and I dont think they do the job half as well.
I have previously tried the Shu Uemura cleansing oil and I found that it caused my skin to feel very tight...most products do but the pre cleanse effectively removes the last traces of makeup and I always use it before I use my speacial cleansing gel. Not too bothered about the price as I think its on the average side and I would rather pay a bit more for a product that works. Gave it a 4 as Im a bit afraid to use it as an eye make remover prefer to use a special cleansing oil for the eyes.
Have been using this cleanser for about 10 years now and I love it.I have tried many drug store brands that have been recommended on makeupalley so as to save money but they always tend to make my skin dry and tight so I keep on coming back to the special cleansing gel. It works well on my combination skin during summer and also does the job well during winter when my skin becomes dry. It has a nice scent and I almost always use it with my clarisonic brush. I used to suffer from acne as a teenager and using this has cleared my skin drastically since it removes all dirt and grime effectively. The reason that I have given it a 4 instead of a five is because Im currently in search of a cleanser that also brightens my skin as I am approaching my 30s.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Moringa Body Butter
sharonsevea 6/23/2012 4:30:00 PM
This is the first time I am writing a review for any product so you can imagine how good this product is ..... I love the scent and how it moisturisers the skin and when used with the shower gel and exfoliating cream it's absolutely lovely. A few months ago I decided to try lush products for a change found their products overly priced and the moisturiser did not do its job as it caused my skin to be very itchy... So I think bodyshop products are fantastically priced for the job they do.