After purchasing & using this product (beige shade) I have a mixed review. I like the color match which works on me whether it's fall/winter when I'm paler or in the spring/summer when I'm more tan. I'm able to blend it easily, especially after using a dab of eye cream before the concealer. I've concluded success with this product may depend on the cause of each individual person's under eye circles, in my case it's due to thinning skin below my eyes. Lighting seems to be a big factor in how good it conceals for me, in natural light it looks great, but in the light at my vanity I can't tell as much improvement. It has good staying power & blends smoothly without accumulating in small lines like some concealers. I will continue using it until I find something that works better.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Marchesa Parfum D'Extase
sherylsm 2/25/2013 11:43:00 PM
I initially purchased this fragrance in the rollerball to determine how I liked it long term without much of a financial investment. When I first apply the fragrance I'm not that crazy about it, however once it dries & mellows slightly I really do like & enjoy wearing it. I had assumed it would be a really sweet floral fragrance based on the packaging, but was surprised it was totally different & sort of a "green" or earthy type of scent. I have now bought the full size bottle & really enjoy wearing it since it's so different from my other fragrances.
I received a generous sample & really noticed a difference in the length of my lashes as well as a darkening effect within a month. Now my lashes look better without makeup & when I use mascara & an eyelash curler I can really note a tremendous difference. I've received unsolicited compliments on my lashes which is a real tribute to how good it works. I have purchased 2 additional tubes since receiving the original sample & will continue to buy it due to the great results.
Styling Products -Oribe - Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray
sherylsm 6/17/2012 2:02:00 AM
I currently have a Brazilian Blowout & it still works great in my slightly wavy, medium texture, color treated hair. I think having a little bit of wave is probably key to a successful result. I've had best results with shampooing & conditioning my hair as usual, but then instead of combing my hair I just use my fingers & work them through my hair to remove any tangles. Then I spray & scrunch with my fingers & let my hair dry naturally. Sometimes once my hair is dry I spray again & scrunch if my hair has started to straighten & that does the trick. I'm not typically a fan of leave-in products because they often make it look oily, but this doesn't do that to my hair, I love it!
I got this as a free gift with my Dermadoctor purchase & I'm so glad I did! This product has made a tremendous difference in my dry heels & elbows as well as my hands after only 2 days of use, I love it & will definitely purchase more.
I bought this product based on results from reviews I read here & am very happy I did. As one of the others reviewers mentioned, I personally don't find any firming qualities in this cream, but my neck is very soft & smooth feeling & the slight crepe look I had has improved in only a few days. I admit I'm very skeptical when I read reviews claiming results in such a short period of time, but this really has made a difference for me. My neck isn't in what I would deem bad condition so I don't know how helpful it would be for those with lots of sun damage, etc., but it seems to be working well on my minimal problems. The only thing I would prefer is for it to be unscented, it's not an offensive fragrance I just prefer unscented products if given the option.
Scrubs -Rodan and Fields - REVERSE Exfoliate MicroDermabrasion Paste
sherylsm 2/7/2009 10:59:00 PM
I'm a fan of the Rodan & Fields products & have had great results with them all so far. Because I'm acne prone, but also 46 years old, I currently use a combination of the R&F Anti-Aging products along with their Unblemish line. I originally received the MicroDermabrasion Paste as a freebie & really liked it so I purchased a jar. I have sensitive skin, but haven't had any problem with this paste & my skin feels soooo silky smooth after use. I use it once a week & have been very pleased with the results such as it's sloughing effect & general rosy look the stimulation gives my face. I don't have any sun damage or hormonal spots on my face so I can't say whether it helps with those problems. I'll definitely keep using it!
As a previous reviewer indicated, I too am "cautiously optimistic" since I've only used this product for a short time, but so far so good! I have a fair complexion & can't count the number of products I've tried over the years for my dark under eye circles. I like this product because so far it has done for me what I read it would, it stated the "mica will brighten eyes immediately, while the glucosamine fades the circles over time". Since I haven't used it for an extended period of time yet, I can't say what the long term results will be, but so far I like it. I have very sensitive eyes & many eye creams cause them to water & itch, but I haven't experienced any problem with this cream. I also like the way it absorbs into my skin rather that sitting on top like other oily products I've tried in the past. For a drug store product I thought it was pricey at $27.99 (Walgreens), but if it works long term it's well worth it!
Lip Treatments -Prada - Prada Balm tint #4 - Berry
sherylsm 1/8/2008 12:08:00 AM
I've used this product for 3 years & absolutely love it! I initially became addicted to the clear balm & am sorry to hear it's been phased out. My lips were always perpetually dry & I tried many products that didn't help much at all. Prada is a nice thick formula that seems to stay put once applied which is a plus with me. Other products I've used in the past don't seem to have the lasting power this has. I read others say it seems to melt into your lips after the initial application seems a bit thick & I agree 100% with that description. It's a very rich feeling product. I liked the clear version to use at bedtime so I didn't end up with color on my pillowcase the next morning, but I really do like the colored versions as well with #4's berry color being my very favorite. :-)
This fragrance is really different from anything I typically buy. I personally didn't recognize any similiarities between this & the original Poison as I've seen others say. In all fairness, it's been 20 years since I wore the original, so maybe I'm not remembering correctly. This fragrance changed fairly dramatically on me from the time I made the initial spray until it settled in a while later. The initial spray on me was very much a woodsy smell which isn't my cup of tea. However, once it dried it became a nice floral scent. The bottle is lovely just like all of the Poison bottles, but I did find this fragrance didn't have much staying power on me, especially in comparison to the original Poison & Pure Poison.
Although I don't currently use this product, it served me very well when I was advised by a dermatologist to use it in conjunction with Retin-A. Since the Retin-A is rather harsh, the "Purpose" cleanser worked without any irritation. Other cleansers I previously used with the Retin-A made my face sting & turn red, but the "Purpose" cleanser caused me none of this grief.
I had very high expectations of this product because it received such rave reviews in magazines, etc. but was really disappointed. I have pretty nice long lashes & don't need a whole lot of help in the lash department, but this mascara was a real let down. I found the brush to be much bigger than I was comfortable using & found although it successfully lengthened my lashes, it didn't do anything for thickening them. I didn't hate it, but was just disappointed for what it cost that it didn't deliver more.
I love this fragrance & it's my husband's favorite in my fragrance collection. I have the lotion also & the two together have great lasting power & always seem to generate compliments. I was a big fan of the original Poison back in the mid '80's & this one hasn't disappointed me.
I love this polish & it's the perfect shade for me because I can't wear a lot of red colored polishes (mostly ones with orange tones). I wore this one throughout the Christmas holidays & it looked great with everything, even "true" red clothes. I like all of the Chanel polishes I've tried & this one is no exception. :-)
I'm currently using my second bottle of this product & now I wouldn't do without it. My manicures last much longer without peeling & my nails are in the great condition. I love how my nails don't get stained no matter how dark the polish I wear in fall/winter months. I'm a big fan of the Chanel "Vamp" polish & it always stained my nails prior to using this base coat. I highly recommend it! :-)