Me: 49yo. Asian, issue: hollowed, a bit dark lower eye area, fine line or two. Sorry for those who like it and causing this to lower the rating, but for the price I paid, I would have expected this to work considering that I've been using this for 2 months already. It's greasy when applied, so I have to dab tissue over it to keep the grease at bay. Goes with concealer ok. I tried to use it on my forehead to see if my few fine lines there will improve (I know it's for the eyes, but maybe it will work if used for a long time, plus I want to use it up and move on), well what I got are milias, so I stopped. Fortunately, it doesn't give me milias on the eye area so I am still using it because what else can I do, I do not want to waste my money. I can't give it away because it might give them milia and that will be embarassing.
I have been experiencing break outs for the past 2 years because of hormonal imbalance. I am blessed with good genes, people do not believe me when I told them my age (48yo). So you can imagine how I feel about these break outs. I tried a lot of anti pimples products but not really so serious about it until I decided to really get rid of them. I use the foam cleanser of this same line , then Garnier Oil Control (won't buy this again it has alcohol on it, shame) and this gel 2x a day. It is a bit sticky but it does the job, then Oxy5 on spots at night only. After 5 days my face clears up, no more pesky pimples. After 10 days I stopped using the gel now and still using the cleanser.
Treatments (Eye) -Clinique - Repairware intensive eye cream
teray 7/30/2012 2:05:00 AM
Me: Southeast Asian, 48 yo, very few wrinkles. My main gripe is my hollowed, dry, dark undereye circles (genetics), It does the perfect job on moisturizing but not on the other benefits that Clinique is claiming, "brighter, vibrant, refreshed look". For now, I am saying Yes to buying this again until I find my HG (if ever there is one) eye cream. I bought a sample size, so I can afford it, plus a little goes a long way.
I love this pallet. It took me months, though, to get it right to correct my undereye medium darkness. At first I use the Grey/Blue Neutralizer, no matter how little I use, it turned out to be too bright for me. I mix it with Blue Neutralizer, same effect. Then one day, I tried the Blue Neutralizer with a tiny bit of Deep Red & Purple Concealer, it worked. For redness like pimples and rosacea, I use Blue Neutralizer and tiny bit of Redness Remover. For that "inner glow",I use a bit of Light/Highlight on my cheekbones after foundation then I apply loose powder, then blush on (powder of course) and everything is all right in my world.
Treatments -L'Oreal - Derma Genesis Pore Minimizing Serum
teray 1/30/2012 4:42:00 AM
Me: Asian, 48 yo, look younger than my age, fine wrinkles on the forehead. What I look for in a skincare is anti dullness, radiance, and that glowy look, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. This serum is what I am looking for, though still pricey, I guess I can live with it. My face is smoother, soft to the feel and I get loads of compliments. Unfortunately, I believe this is now being discontinued. My skin hates L'Oreal creams, it is causing me breakouts. I am not using the Genesis version it is good but not as good this one.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skin Finish Natural - Medium Plus
teray 5/25/2011 2:03:00 AM
I am looking for a facial powder that will help me with my Oily T Zone area. I read reviews here in MUA and MAC seems to be the one I am looking for. Having said that, MAC is a bit tricky for me. Years ago, I bought their liquid concealer, the SA tried what he think fits my skin color, looked good, so I bought it. Then when I used it, the shade is like my skin color (fair-medium), it is suppose to be one or two shades lighter, right.? Then I learned that with MAC sometimes the right shade is the one in between Yay! Anyway, going back to this powder, I like this very much but still not happy because, again, the shade is a bit dark for me (Medium-Dark). This despite the fact that I tried different shades that the SA thinks closer to my skin color and me going out of the store to see how it looks in natural light. It does help with my Oily T Zone but I have to reapply every 2 hours. I like that it looks natural when I wear it, not cakey. UPDATE: I decided that this product is a "getting to know" kind. There are moisturizers that goes with it smoothly and there are that doesn't. But I like it now than before. I am using Giorgio Armani Luminous Foundation (sample) in 5.5 and it blends really nicely.
Styling Products -Alterna - Spray Leave-in Conditioner
teray 3/12/2011 12:14:00 AM
My hair is fine, past shoulder lenght, 3BN. I have gray hair so I color it every 4 weeks, sometimes 3 weeks. I decided to use Sulfate free shampoo to avoid stressing my hair with too much chemicals. I don't condition after shampooing, but use the leave in kinds. I bought this one seeing the organic on the bottle (yes, I'm that kind of person). Spray on my damp hair, wait about 5 minutes before blow drying. It says it moisturizes, detangles, extends hair color, de frizzes hair. It didn't do the first three on my hair and as for de frizzing, it does but only about 50%. The upside is that it gives my hair some volume.