i bought this since shoppers usually puts quo on sale for 40% off. some how it reminded me of the brush my grandpa used to but his shaving cream on with. looks aside this brush cracked as soon as i washed it because its handle is wooden, with a thin coat of silver paint over top. that aside, it also sheds like crazy and isnt the softest in texture either. such a disappointment as i love most of quo's brushes.
if any one of you live in toronto, i just found this product today at my local dollarama so i obviously had to pick up. this product is not a bronzer as advertised, well at least not for my nc25/30 skin tone. some people have suggested it mixed in with ur foundation for a dewy look and that would be a really good use for it also. the product comes out of the tube as a peachy/golden gel but spreads out very sheer and is just basicly an illuminator. it dries very nicey but the staying power is obviously not that great so if paired with another highlighting powder it can last all day. only thing im worried about it the shimmer in it. it not alot but i wouldnt recommend putting it all over your face. On second note this can be best used as a type of body lotion to give a nice dewy/golden look to the chest/shoulder area in the summer.
I don't know why anyone would want a full mask on there face. this foundation is horible it goes on like paint and feel just as heavy. I felt like it was suffocating my skin there is no way this is good for your face but if that's a price people want to pay for a full coverage mask then that's ur choice. personally I think that if you want full coverage then just opt for a light foundation and only use concealer where needed. I also don't want to go into how horibble the packaging is. definite waste of money since this is now trash.
Concealers -Revlon - ColorStay Under Eye Concealer
sofi333 8/9/2010 10:07:00 PM
I got this product on sale for $4 and I'm really glad I never paid full price for it. it's doesn't cover anything and the packaging sucks. u either get much or to little. will not purchace
i really wanted to like this lipstick but it did not match my nc 25-30 skin tone. it's a nice peachy color with a sheen to it. but that's where the good stops. goes on smooth but make me look like I have chaped lips for a weird reason so I need to but a lip balm on before I apply it. also the color does not compliment my skin tone at all looked like concealer on my lips. could be used as a base for other lipcolors but that's about it. very disapponted with the product. might be suitable for more fair skin tones maybe
long wearing lipgloss stays on for a long time . doesn't feel sticky at all I have it in the peachy one and got it on sale for $4 cdn . good color on my nc 25/30 skin tone would repurchase because I love the formulation of it. not too strong and not to glossy just perfect.
Concealers -Maybelline - Dream Mousse Concealer [DISCONTINUED]
sofi333 8/9/2010 9:26:00 PM
awesome concealer. creamy, not cakey, goes on really smooth and most importantly covers everything. only cons is the limited color selections and the unsanitary packaging but that does not change the quality of the product
I really do like this product. the concealer is really good covers well w/o being heavy or cakey but I just can stand it under my eyes or anywhere near my nose because of the smell. I just find it smells awful.
Moisturizers -Estee Lauder - Daywear Plus Sheer Tint [DISCONTINUED]
sofi333 8/9/2010 9:06:00 PM
this was my first purchase from estee lauder and i think I'm hooked now. I was looking for a good moisturizer with sunscreen since all the other I've tried left a white caste on my face and felt pretty heavy. the sales lady recommended this and I've been using it for 2 month now but only sparingly since I don't want it to run out because it is very pricey over $40 cdn for such a small container. I also feel that because of how it's packaged and won't be able to get every last drop. I will normally wear this on days where I don't feel like bothering with foundation and it gives the nicest glow to ur face that just makes u look radiant like uve had ur beautysleep without looking like u have any product on ur face. another thing is the SPF level which is only 15 not enough for a day at the beach in my opinion. I will (sadly for my wallet) continues to buy this since I have just not found another daytime moisturizer that compares with this one.
ok so I've been on a foundation hunt this yr and have acquired about a dozen different kinds from high end to drugstore. trying to move away from heavier foundations so I got this one since I hated the feel of the colorstay one. there were no testers in the store and it was quite pricey for $15 cdn on sale at sdm anyways wen in tried it out on my hand I noticed all the horrible glitter ppl were tlking about and I wanted to return it asap. but I needed to give it a chance on my skin abd when applied u don't see any glitter or shimmer. I used a bit more then a pump and got flawless coverage. I think is this just one of those foundations that is up to u to decide how u think it looks and u. I'm personally trying to get away from the mat look and this is still mat with a hint of dewiness. oh and I have the mufe HD and I don't think this compares in fact I think I like it better because natural beige was a closer match to my nw 25/30 skin then the 118 for the mufe one i just woulnt repurchace since and have alot of foundations that I need go use up or give away first
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
sofi333 8/5/2010 11:18:00 PM
i was taken in by all the hype this product seemed to recieve. everyone swore that is was the best moisturizer so i just had to buy it. i have it now and its been a couple of months and my bottle is still not even half empty. i find that i dont reach for this often as its nothing special. can find many drugstore moisturizers that do the same this for a quarter of the price. the cetaphil lotion for example is one i swear by. anyways i think ive been rather disappointed with clinique products lately. used to love them in high school but not i just think that there not all that great.
Liquid -MAC - Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
sofi333 8/5/2010 11:12:00 PM
this was my first foundation from mac. the mua their recommended it for me when i told her i didnt want anything that would look powdery and feel heavy. this was the perfect foundation for me since at the time i had clear smooth skin. you would be surprised how much compliments i got on my skin when wearing this because of its dewiness and not just from girls! anyways not that my skin is starting to clear up again in thinking of going for a lighter foundation. (i currently use laura mercier and mufe hd) and am thinking that a dupe for this would be the revlon photoready because of the dewy element.
Treatments -Neostrata - Skin Renewal Peel Solution
sofi333 7/23/2010 2:03:00 PM
ok so I have a love hate relationship with neostrata product mostly because my skin is really senstive. I've used there level 2 toner and ended with horrible bumbs under my skin all over my face which forrunatly left left after I stopped. anyways I've been using the level one toner with is 8% and it's fine so I decided to try this peel. first time I put it on I was disappointed because ppl here said they say immediate results. anyways I think the trick is to leave if on for more then the recommended 5-15 min. and it's really gentle so when I left it on for an hour last night I did see that my scars lightened. I'll try to leave it on for longer even next time
I got this foundation because I remembered how much I loved the dream mouse version of it when I was in highschool but that looked to cakey so I thought this would be lighter. it was lighter, felt awesome on my skin and gave amazing coverage. only problem is it's summer time and my combination skin ha become very oily and this is not meant for oily skin. also it needs to be set with a powder. overal good drugstore foundation but not suitable for my skin at the moment
i can see why so many ppl love this foundation. awesome coverage and staying power with a big range of shades. firstly i have this fresh beige is is a shade too light for me. the packaging is horrible heavy and too much comes out if your not careful. also you need to work it in very fast since it dries really fast and stays but once it does. has spf 6 which is kind of like no protection at all so u still need an spf under. anyways its just to heavy and feels like paint in my opinion. i got the relvon colorstay active formula and loved it soo much better.