I've found that BB Creams I've tried in the past (nude by nature and various samples) are very thick and difficult to blend, so I just discounted them, even though I hear they are a miracle product. This one however is much lighter and the light beige colour is perfect for my NW15 skin as most BB Creams are much darker. This with some benetint on my cheeks makes for a perfect natural look.
I have nw 15 skin and blue eyes. I bought this product after ready that champagne colors really bring out blue eyes. Sadly this pinky champagne color makes my eyelids look as if they are inflamed. BUT! It makes a beautiful highlighter! I wear it over MAC's immortal flower blush,which is limited edition, but any matte peach blush will do.
I used to use the blackhead control St Ives and picked this one up by mistake, but I like it a lot more. I've just started on the Clinique 3-Step system and I'm intending on still using this every couple of days instead of the cleansing lotion/exfoilant step 2 product because I feel this is really getting the gunk out of the blackheads on my nose.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium
sthom87 11/17/2011 7:06:00 PM
I wanted to like this, I really did! The SA put it on over my my foundation and it looked amazing, so I bought it on the spot. By the next morning my jaw was really itchy and then in come coming days the skin became dry and lumpy and it spread upwards to my cheeks. However I don't like giving a bad review solely based on an allergic reaction as that's not always helpful. My big gripe is that this container has no space for a brush/sponge. Macs mineralize foundation had a compartment complete with mirror, but this doesn't.
I got this as a gift and thought it was a great idea for a product. The packaging is a convienent size and has a pretty print on it. I don't use it on my lips though as it dries them out and as a blush I find it difficult to blend.
Finally the hunt for a red tinted lip balm is over! It was so much harder than you'd think it was. It was only $3.99 and I was prepared to pay significantly more than that if I found one. I didn't want a sticky gloss and for the day time red lipstick isn't always appropriate. This fulfils both of those criteria. I wouldn't mind it being the pigment being a tad stronger, but for $3.99, I'm not all that fussed!
Won't buy this again. Sure it's reasonably priced, but it doesn't dry for some reason. So it ends up being very smudgy.
Concealers -Revlon - ColorStay Blemish Concealer with Soft Flex
sthom87 10/10/2011 3:48:00 AM
Perfect for acne, especially when you blend the edges with a concealer brush. Of course, we can't carry make up brushes wherever we go!
Lovely colour and feels nice on. The packaging is cute, but the lid keeps coming off! Would definitely buy again, but as TheBalm isn't in my country I'll have to order online.
WORST MASCARA I'VE EVER TRIED! I bought it because it cheap and has so many good reviews, but I am deeply disappointed with the results. It makes my lashes stick together, very clumpy and it didn't even make them noticeable longer. Gave it a couple of tries, but nothing changed, so I threw it out. I'm giving 1 lippie for packaging because I don't like the colours, it looks tacky.
I've used this for a while now and thought it was good. Gives me the volume I need, but also gives good length. I like the packaging a lot. Even though it's very plain looking, the plastic has a weird velvetly feel to it. Just bought Maybeline's waterproof great lash since supposedly it's amazing and this has run out, but it was terrible! Made my lashes clump together and nothing I tried could break them apart. Definitely going back to this!
Treatments (Eye) -BeneFit Cosmetics - Ooh la lift!
sthom87 6/14/2011 4:32:00 AM
This isn't meant to be a concealer! If the SA told you otherwise, then they didn't do a good job. I have terrible dark circles, compounded by pale skin (NC15). I use to use Jurlique Herbal Recovery Eye Gel day and night, but I've gotten a bit slack recently. Now while this is not a preventative, did does do a good job of hiding them. I find if I put concealer or foundation under my eyes it is often very noticeable. This is a good alternative. I recommend to everyone to have the SA try a product on you first to see if you will like it.
I started wearing this in 2008. I loved the unique scent and the bottle. In '09 I got a little bit sick of it and bought DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom. But then I got sick of that as well and fell in love with Kenzo again. Now the DKNY smell of alcohol and I have no desire to stray from Kenzo again. I also love the minatures you can buy as well. Not many perfumes have that.
Gels/Soaps -Unlisted Brand - Orange & Jasmine Hand and Nail Cream
sthom87 4/10/2011 8:52:00 PM
This cream just smells beautiful! It leaves your hands smelling like sherbet. Ordinarily I dislike the scent of jasmine, I find it to be too cloying, but this doesn't have that at all. On the tube it says it has no parabens, mineral oils, sodium sulphates, dyes or artificial fragrances. The essential oils are also organic and it's made with manuka honey and vitamin E. It also hasn't been tested on animals and from what I can tell it isn't owned by a parent company who does e.g The Body Shop is owned by Loreal. In addition to the hand cream they also have an antibacterial hand wash with the same scent, so I'm not entirely sure if I want to carry both in my handbag.
I love this colour. It's not a shade of red that is too sultry or full-on. Especially good for pale people (I'm a NW 15).