Treatments (Eye) -Burt's Bees - Repair Serum with Attar of Rose
webdoyenne 4/7/2013 12:24:00 AM
Could not get past the scent. It's overpowering floral/herbal. Made my nose and eyes run.
Moisturizers -Eucerin - Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Creme
webdoyenne 12/27/2012 5:47:00 PM
I need heavy, heavy skin cream for nighttime during the winter. Based on other reviews, decided to try this one. It's nice and thick, doesn't irritate my sensitive skin...but it stinks! The odor... Smells like something crawled into the jar and died. The smell does seem to dissipate after awhile, but...hoo boy.
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sunblock spf 70
webdoyenne 6/26/2011 8:22:00 PM
Smells pretty bad and doesn't soak in very quickly.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Enhancer SPF 20
webdoyenne 4/1/2011 4:10:00 PM
What a find this was! Went out of town a couple weeks ago and forgot my usual tinted moisturizer -- I'm a Bobbi Brown girl. Stopped in a drugstore looking for something, anything, with SPF 15+. Generally like Neutrogena products, so decided to give this a try. Very pleasantly surprised at how nicely it blended and how quickly it "settled in." No obvious scent, either. My Bobbi Brown shade is "Warm Ivory," and the "Ivory to Fair" shade of this was a great match. Am seeing a couple lukewarm reviews by younger women. Not sure it's the right product for someone with oilier skin; mine tends to be dry because I use Renova or Tazorac. Am seeing that you can "subscribe" to this on Amazon.com for $8.18. Can't beat it.
I love this product...soaks right in and makeup is easily applied over it without flaking, pilling, etc. Unfortunately, I think it's been discontinued. Can't find it anywhere...seems to be CVS-specific. Am seeing a similar Skin Effects SPF 30 moisturizer with glycolic acid. Tried a jar, doesn't seem to soak in quite as well. Packaging overkill, BTW. The plastic shell and box innards could easily be dispensed with...
Mascara is the one cosmetic item that gives me the most trouble. I really need mascara...never leave the house without it. My eyes and my lashes are very light. But my eyes get irritated easily (allergies), and the heat/humidity where I live (Florida) really affects the staying power. Waterproof mascaras are out of the question because the difficulty of removing them makes for major burning and irritation. And I don't keep mascaras very long because of the climate here -- routinely discard them after a month or two -- so I'm not about to spend Big Buck$. This product is flat-out amazing. No clumping, no flaking, no raccoon eyes...the brunsh gets even the smallest lashes and the mascara comes off easily. (I use the Neutrogena eye makeup remover pads.) Wish it were easier to find. Can't locate it in the stores around here; have been ordering from Dermstore.com, where it's $9.99 and shipping is free.
I just love this stick. I have tried sooooo many concealers over the years, and nothing was ever quite right. This little stick -- in the same color as the Warm Ivory foundation I use -- is amazing. A gentle swipe over the dark circles under each eye, a few finger pats...and done...invisible...no chalky or yellowish residue. And it's moisturizing as well...doesn't pull on skin when you apply it. Best thing I've bought in a long, long time.
Tinted Moisturizer -Clinique - Moisture Sheer Tint [DISCONTINUED]
webdoyenne 1/26/2011 2:55:00 PM
It's not awful. It does moisturize my face while evening out my complexion. It smooths on and disappears nicely. I just don't care for the smell, which is plastic-y/chemical. Granted, the odor does dissipate before too long...but there are other tinted moisturizers I like better.
REALLY disappointed with this product. Chose it because I was looking for "natural" rather than "dramatic" lashes -- an everyday look. When I applied it (and yes, other reviewers are correct about the lame brush), my lashes ended up in little clumps...that kind of looked like the tufts you see on the scalp of a guy who has just had those hair plugs transplanted. What I wanted was a full look along the lash line, but could not even achieve one using a spoolie brush afterward. Also, I ended up with mascara under my eyes well before the end of the work day. Terrible product. Threw it out after using it for a week.
I'm on my second tube of this stuff now. Bought it the first time because I was out of town, needed a mascara and liked the idea of the little mascara comb at the other end of the tube. Due to allergies and dry eyes, I have a lot of problems with eye products in general, but this one did not irritate and lasted for a long day (in the Florida heat and humidity) without smearing or flaking very much. Pleasantly surprised.
Treatments (Eye) -Clarins - Sun Wrinkle Control Eye Contour Care SPF 30
webdoyenne 6/9/2010 11:18:00 AM
My skin is family-history-of-melanoma pale. Sunscreen is a must. But I have allergies and dry/sensitive eyes. Must be very careful about what I put near my eyes or they will burn and tear for hours. This product is wonderful. It's hydrating, it soaks in readily, it does not have an obnoxious odor...and IT DOES NOT IRRITATE MY EYES. It's a bit pricey, but one of the little tubes lasts a long time. Living in Florida, I would not be without this product now. Just love it.
Moisturizers -Bobbi Brown - Extra Moisturizing Balm
webdoyenne 3/13/2010 11:35:00 PM
Yeah, I totally agree with the reviewers who found the texture odd/sticky, and it takes a bit of time/finesse to pat it in (as opposed to simply slapping on your typical cream or lotion moisturizer. And the price...geez... But it works! I have dry skin, made even flakier by using Tazorac. This really does away with the flakes. I like to use it over a serum (currently Olay Regenerist, but I switch around), as it helps hold in more moisture. Since you only need a little bit, the jar should last for a good while.
I have short, blond eyelashes that are definitely not my best feature. "Volumizing" and "lengthening" mascaras haven't been tremendously helpful -- for one thing, I have allergies and sensitive eyes, and "stuff" flaking off my lashes causes irritation. I wasn't about to go for the prescription stuff, once I read about the side effect of darkening in the irises. My eyes are pale, pale blue. While looking for a lash conditioner of some kind, I stumbled across this on Amazon.com and bought a bottle. I didn't believe the lash building hype in the description or on the label. I just wanted something that would at least improve the condition of my lashes. Much to my surprise, after only a week, I noticed thicker, longer lashes that are actually visible without the application of black mascara. I thought I was just imagining things -- wistful thinking. Then I logged on here to see if anyone else had reviewed this product -- and I was quite surprised to see how favorable the reviews are. So it's not just my imagination. It really does work (and it is much cheaper on eBay than on Amazon.com). I will never have long, lush eyelashes -- it's just not in my DNA. I have fine, straight hair, sparse eyebrows, and very little in the way of body hair. (I've never, ever had to shave my legs above the knee.) But now I actually have visible eyelashes. Highly recommended.
I'm going to give this product a little love. I have blonde hair, extremely light blue eyes, and my skin is family-history-of-melanoma pale. I have very light eyelashes which, alas, are also quite short. Mascara is pretty much a necessity -- except I have allergies and live in a hot, humid climate. So I have a history of going from brand to brand and tossing away tubes of stuff after trying it once or twice. I got a free sample of this a couple months ago (red tube) ...and it's *fabulous*. I don't mind the two-step application procedure because It Stays Put. I don't mind that it doesn't result in va va va voom, out-to-the-tip-of-my-nose eyelashes because...well, that's not what I'm after for everyday use. It makes my lashes darker and longer and...It Stays Put! No flaking, no running, no irritation that makes my eyes water...and even if they do, from something else... IT STAYS PUT! I see that several reviewers have mentioned that it's difficult to remove. I have not had any trouble getting it off at night -- good old Cetaphil and warm water, which is all I ever use -- does the job just fine. I'll gently run a towel under and over my eyes after washing to capture any stray bits. I plan to try a couple more brands of "two-step" mascara, since this formula apparently works well for me...and I like to try new things. But this stuff is inexpensive and widely available...which makes for a pretty compelling product, as far as I am concerned.