Moisturizers -Olay - age defying anti-wrinkle day cream plus serum
wildcats72 6/22/2012 2:42:00 AM
What is there not to like about this product?! I was very pleasantly surprised by this product. I believe I purchased this at Target for around $10 or $12. Better if you can get it on sale, and use a coupon. I'm a licensed esthetician, and we studied skincare ingredients for a full year in school. Normally, I check this website before I make any purchase, but I tend to disagree with some of the skincare ingredients that seem to have good ratings, mainly because the ingredients the company is using. My skin integrity is very important to me; as we only have one face to last us a lifetime. I'm a full time nursing school student, so i have a tight budget. I was in need of a day cream, but also wanted an antioxidant day serum to use under my SPF to boost the value of the SPF and help fight free radical damage. The price was right, so weren't the ingredients. I have very sensitive skin, also combination oily skin, I tend to get acne on most products I use, even those that are hypoallergenic and the like. I wasn't expecting much, but was very surprised. This light weight moisturizer sunk into my skin very quickly, in a matter of minutes, I was able to apply my SPF without having to wait around for it to absorb. I have not experienced any acne, nor have I experienced any inflammation on my skin/redness from this product. As for the packaging, clever... as it is in a pump, and you do not need to place fingers in the product, you dispense just the right amount onto your hands to massage into your skin. Definitely will be a staple in my skin care regimen.
Is this product discontinued or under a new name ? I can't find it anywhere.
Well, I had to give this a 5 ! back in my younger days..when i was too young to wear make up..I'd sit on my bed and watch my sister put on all her make up in the mirror..and I always noticed she'd always have a tube of this in her makeupbag.. So fast forward it to years later..I'm on the market for something, anything that is best for my lips..so i went here.. on makeupalley..I've boughten Mac..Lancome, Shiseido..Chanel..Estee Lauder..Clinique..and while on vacation.. i had forgotten to pack some stuff for my lips.. so i ran to a wal greens..and picked one of these..and i'm in love ! Almost like a lip balm...what i LOVE about these are the price ( 3.88 @ wal mart i think)..and they are sheer..and yet pigmented enough so I can apply without having to ever blot or even think of looking in the mirror.. it won't be too much..or too dark or too light..fits me well.. in fact, any of the colors too..they are wonderful.. my favorite lip product !!
My all time, FAVORITE perfume !! I don't wear it to work, as it may trigger allergy/asthma attacks to ppl I take care of..but i *DO* wear it out to:dates, girls' night out, formal functions..balls..dinners.. things like that..big birthday parties..other events.. it has such a nice scent to it..but it isn't for everyone; as my mom doesnt care for it,...she says its too 'musky' but its my favorite perfume..it has been since i was 19. In fact, when I'm at the perfume counter at Macy's looking for other perfumes..and when start at one end of the counter..and go to the other ..i go through the Diesel..Versace..Gwen Stefani...J.LO...Chanel, mar jacobs...donna karen..ed hardy...etc.. i always end up with this !! :)
Expensive...no problem with the packaging..as it comes in a little glass jar ( unless your afraid of bacteria).. I didn't find anything special about this at all ? I have the yellow one ( I forget the actual name) Didn't stand out on me, or make my eyes pop..I don't get what all the hype is. won't repurchase.
price is right..but broke me out bad. One more lippy removed..broke me out REAL bad
88 cents at wal mart.. very basic..basic ingredients..works well !! Can't justify spending anything over 5 bucks on something that 88 cents can do in a day.. im not a fan of chapstick.. chaptstick doesnt do anything for me..this does and is cheaper.
Concealers -Bobbi Brown - Eye Brightener [DISCONTINUED]
wildcats72 8/8/2009 11:40:00 PM
This stuff takes the cake !! I work the night shift..and often times I stay late, or I come in early..picking up overtime. I've tried many creams containing Vit K...and many heavy duty concealors.. and this is the ONLY thing that takes away those dark stubborn under eye circles !! I make sure I am NO WHERE without this !! It's always in my purse with me if I leave the house i cant remember what I paid for this..I do know it wasn't astronomically high... my only tiny gripe is the jar..underneathe the lid..this stuff gets in the crevices and can get everywhere in my purse..but other than that..WONDERFUL 1 My second time repurchasing..and I'm not one to repurchase things..
Moisturizers -Lancome - Primordiale Night Skin Recharge
wildcats72 7/14/2009 2:40:00 PM
THE BEST ! A little pricey..but what good quality department store moisturizer isn't ? Evens my skin tone out, takes care of the dryness.. not too heavy for me at all..really sinks in to my skin.. I've repurchased this 2 times already..and on my way to buying a 3 rd tub. hmm..seems to stop working/or not work as much after you use it for a while. Okay, So I've been using this for almost a year now..and it still makes my skin look beautiful..but now I'm on the prowl for something that will even out my skin tone better
Eye Shadow -Chanel - Soft Touch Eyeshadow - Safari
wildcats72 1/7/2009 9:42:00 PM
So I was at the makeup counter..and the sale's rep..put on her charm and sweet personality by saying green eyes look gorgeous with this color..wel, i felt bad saying now.. weakness of mine to some degree! I thought 'well it is pretty looking'...I wasn't expecting much at all.. just another eyeshadow i thought to put into my large plastic bin..along with all the MAC's and Lancome's and Estee's to get lost..within the sea !! I did put it on..and it's not as vivid or pigmented as MAC would be..but it is quite pretty !! its sheer I like doing the smokey eye with this..not quite bronze but something like it.. i've used it more than i ever thought i would... i give this a 4 b/c of the price.
I have pink 30 and i have to tell you..this is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! This is the first 'any kind of cosmetic' purchase I've ever made that I can conform and confidently say 'GORGEOUS' without a doubt !! STUNNING !! I never knew a blush could do so much for a person's face.. its absolutely WONDERFUL !!! Also, the first repurchase of any cosmetic that i'll make and the also, the first new purchase of more blushes from the same line that i will make !! WONDERFUL ! I actually feel like throwing away all my NARS b/c this is so much better for so much cheaper.
WOW !! I've tried so many kind of concealors..Lancome..Dior..Chanel..Clarins...MAC...as well as department store brands and this by far is my favorite !! easy to access..you can get all the product out..price wasnt bad.. $19..not bad compared to other brands..didnt dry out my under eye area and blended beautifully and covered great !! I was going to stay away from all the Benefit products..as I thought it was 'all package' kinda product but this proved me wrong ! atleast with the concealor that is.. definitely repurchase for me.. my HG concealor so far !
well, so far..im really liking this foundation... comparing this to Chanel newest matte foundation.. all of MAC's foundations..Clarins true radiance foundation...Lancome teint idole foundations....bare escentuals...giorgio armani..both luminous and matte silk foundations...many others it is a little thick..but i would rather my foundation be thick than runny like many of the others i mentioned above... it gives wonderful coverage..it gives me a really pretty look. one of those foundations you may see on a girl at the store and wonder 'damn what kind of foudnation is she using' but you don't want to ask and feel weird asking ... how long does this last on your skin.. i'll have to get back to.. as i've only used it for a few days now..so far about average lasting wise...like the other high end foundations... great color selection.. i noticed MAC's foundation 'warm' undertones can look too orangey or pigmented.. I use a foundation brush when applying this and always setting a liquid foudnation with a powder is always ideal also. so far.. out of the above mentioned.. this tends to be my favorite. a 4 because i am very, very picky and a product must be 100% perfect for me to give out a 5. packaging qaulity not the ideal because its all glass and when it reaches the bottom you can't get at it.. atleast i cant. brought this down one star.. b/c i do think the chanel matte foudnation is better after having used both of these on and off for a year. Probably won't repurchase.. i also notice this feels 'greasy' on my skin and doesnt completely match my skin
Concealers -Shiseido - The Makeup Color Control Stick
wildcats72 7/6/2008 3:28:00 PM
UHm.. i'm not too found of this.. 1. it makes my skin look white...even after my foundation is applied.. 2. hard to explain but htis is a creamy based stick.. so if i put it on my skin first.. like you're suppose to before foundation..i let it set for a while before i put on my foundation and powder..and this always 'rubs off' in the process of putting my makeu p on.. i've tried liquid and cream foundations..i've tried using sponges and brushes and it seems no matter how light of a hand i use doing this.. it always 'melts off into the liquid' or rubs off.. so with that being said.. this is a waste,
Treatments -Ion - Color Defense - After-Color Sealing Treatment
wildcats72 5/18/2008 2:05:00 AM
wow !! previously i was using graham webb vivid line since it got so many great reviews.. i came across this at sally beauty supply for a good price and damn !! i'll be buying this as a conditioner now instead of graham webb..works better..is cheaper !! wonderful. EDIT- I'm knocking down two stars because i find it kinda weighs my thin, fine hair down..and i think graham webb does mouisturize better.. not bad for someone with thicker hair though.