I love this fragrance! It's clean without being overpowering like the dryer sheet smell you get with some clean scents. It's unique, and everyday wearable at the same time. I only took off a lippie because it is only in eau de toilette, and there are not any layering products, as with Bobbi Brown's Beach fragrance. Although I have been pleasantly surprised at how long it lingers on my skin for being a toilette.
As a drugstore, fairly inexpensive topcoat, I have to say this one is a little better than most. I did find the actual coat to feel more acrylic like and harder. If you follow the directions, where it says to apply to thoroughly dry nails, I think the tips wear a little longer than most..not a miracle, but not bad.
Blush -Bobbi Brown - Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks - Powder Pink
susanwylie67 4/1/2011 9:00:00 PM
I love the formula. It's pretty easy to blend, and wears well. I think it's a bit dry for the lips. My issue is the color. It's actually a nice color, just not what I expected. I ordered it online, and colors vary, but I think the name is what threw me. I wanted a true pink like the powder blush in pale pink, but softer, so I thought this would fit the bill...but I would describe the color as a medium, warm neutral, almost peachy pink...not what I thin of as powder pink. So I guess I will get the pale pink in the pot next time.
This is my very favorite BB skincare product!!!! I love a rich balm like eyecream at night, but have had problems with them creeping up into my eye as I sleep. I then wake up to soft, BUT puffy irritated eyes. This balm stays put, and when I wake up, my eyes actually feel de-puffed and refreshed. They almost feel more awake than I do:) Some reviewers had a problem with feeling it was too thick, and getting little bumps or breakouts. They could be using to much. I use almost an imperceptible amount, warmed slightly with my ring finger. You need very little to get big results. The jar should last a lifetime at this rate.
Treatments (Eye) -Bobbi Brown - Hydrating Eye Cream
susanwylie67 4/1/2011 8:49:00 PM
Fantastic eye cream. This cream leaves a perfectly smooth supple eye area prepped and ready for makeup application. My concealor looks so much smoother and natural, and wears better with this cream to cling to.
I had been using Mario Bedescu's protein night cream, and loved it...saw it compared to La Mer, which I have never had the bucks to try, but I've been on a BB kick, and was looking for something very hydrating but maybe not quite as heavy as the MB. This product filled the bill. It is very hydrating, but not greasy at all. It soaks in over night, and I awaken to supple refreshed skin. I almost feel I don't need to touch it, it feels so perfectly balanced. Awesome product, beautiful jar.sitting on my vanity, but.not great for travel, as it's heavy glass, so one lippie off for that. Bobbi, how about some travel sizes:)?
To me this is a great everyday daytime moisturizer for everyone except the very oily or very dry. I love the packaging. It dispenses just the right amount. It gives enough moisture to hydrate, but is absorbed enough to follow with makeup,,,and gotta love the sunscreen.
I read a lot of reviews that said these didn't wear, and dragged when being applied etc. I didn't have that experiance at all. But, clearly with a stick formula, knowing it is thicker and dryer to hold it's shape, I think you have to prep your skin properly. I moisturize well, and wear a primer also. But, by doing those things I am able to use the stick only in the spots that need it, and as the shade is exactly suited for my skintone, it blends away perfectly. I top it with a little powder and I'm good to go. It has lasted me all day, with no touch up needed. It doubles as my concealor as well, and looks great. Love it!
Treatments (Eye) -Burt's Bees - Royal Jelly Eye Creme with Aloe Vera
susanwylie67 3/24/2011 8:31:00 AM
While this DOES do it's job as a moisturizer for the eye, it is plagued with too many other issues to repurchase. I agree with the reviewer that likened it to melted candlewax in consistancy. It's just so thick and greasy that it slides at night, and I wake with really puffy eyes. I'm not sure it ever really absorbs completly. I don't think anyones delicate undereye skin could absorb that much moisture without looking like little inflated baloons.
This is a fantastic moisturizer for dry skin at night. It is quite thick and emolliant, not for combo or oily, but it's almost balm-like ...so consider it for winter. My skin always looks smooth and feels perfect in the morning.
I bought this because I have used the primer from Korres with much success. Unfortunately, I wasn't as happy with this product. I found the texture to be sticky, sort of plasticky almost dry...strange for a tinted MOISTURIZER. I liked the coverage, much more than most TMs, and the finish was matte, which was pleasing. As the day wore on though, it started to look dry and cakey, and it didn't like the addition of powder at all. Maybe someone young with oilier skin might have more luck.
Liquid -Cover Girl - CG Smoothers All Day Hydrating Makeup
susanwylie67 3/24/2011 8:12:00 AM
I've been trying out different tinted moisturizers and light foundations for spring. I have tried a couple expensive brands, so I thought I would give the old drugstore brand a whirl. Much to my surprise, it's even better, than it's more expensive competition. It evens out my skin, and looks so natural. It makes my skin just look like young healthy skin, rather than skin with a really great foundation. It wore well all day, and needed no touch ups. I will be using this all summer no doubt:)
While I liked this lipstick, I prefer BB's creamy lipsticks. These feel just a little dry to me, which is to be expected with the more matte finish. I have Bikini Pink, and I love the color. It's really a flattering, pretty pink for spring. If it were creamier, I'd be sold.
I bought this on a whim, because it reminds me of my mother. I love when an old cheap classic product like this stands the test of time. It's fantastic. It removes all of my makeup and leaves my skin soft and supple. My skin has looked so fantastic that I barely need makeup. I use a toner after to remove residue, but my skin is still like velvet, and I wake up to healthier looking and feeling skin. I'm hoping I can continue to use it this summer without it being too greasy. I took off some lippies for the jar, because it's probably not that hygenic digging my fingers through the stuff every night. Tube would be better.
I like the color as it's a little left of center...not quite lavender..not quite light blue...I think almost a pale periwinkle. It's a modern pastel, and a nice departure from other colors in my drawer. I took off lippies for the brush. I wish Revlon would go with a widder more dense brush like the newer OPI laquers. I think that would help with the streaking problem.