Skincare - Face -Ole Henriksen - Sheer Transformation Creme
yiqi8910 7/13/2012 1:10:00 AM
I got this from the three little wonder kit. I tried the three products together at the same time. It turns out, only the serum is good (but the pump of the bottle sucks). When i first started using the gel and cream at night time, i used the cream after the night gel. The products didn't absorb, just sat on top of my face. I stopped using the night gel and found the cream absorbs fine when used alone, the gel still doesn't when used alone. I stopped using ole henriksen product for a while, just started to use this cream again. It broke me out! My face is covered in red bumps! I stopped using it for two days, my face cleared up. I started using it again last monday, my face is covered in red bumps again! So many red bumps! I was sure that this cream is the cause. I just got on makeup alley to be more certain. I was right! This does make me break out! It's silicone bases and is awful for people with acne prone skin ( I used to have lots of acne, but I just get one or two once a month around THAT time). Several people wrote reviews saying this. I am throwing mine away right now! Should always read ingrident list! am so disappointed with ole henriksen products!
Treatments -Ole Henriksen - Invigorating Night Gel
yiqi8910 5/4/2012 10:23:00 AM
No matter how many times and different ways I try to apply this, it balls up! I tried to pat in the product, but it balled up immediately. Then I tried to rub in, it balled up again. I did a search on how to properly apply this product, several people said it balls up because it dries very quickly, they said it will not ball up and absorbs very well if it's rubbed in quickly. I tried that, just put a little on each sections of my face and worked quickly. But it did not work, it still balls up. Then I thought maybe this doesn't go well with my other skincare products, so I changed what I was putting on before using this (such as serum and toner), tried several combination, didn't work. I'm not going to stop using my other skincare products just because this doesn't work for me. I gave up on trying to make this product work for me!
This eye cream does NOT feel refreshing, does Not brighten and depuff at all! It's horrible! It doesn't absorb quickly and leaves white residuals on my skin. Such a waste of money!
I got this from a set. I think this product helps with brightening my complexion. Several friends have said that my face looks brighter now. But I don't think I will buy this again. Several reasons, the first one is I hate the packaging! The pump can be twisted to open/close, and it has an arrow direction on the pump, but the arrow is rather misleading! I followed the arrow to twist open, but it doesn't open. So I twist the other way, doesn't open either. It takes a few tries every time before I use it. I decided to just leave it open, but when I put it in my makeup bag, it closes easily. Another thing I hate about the packaging is once the product is about 4/5 empty, it's hard to get the product out, because the pump's tube is too short to get the remaining product! Also, I read something about Vitamin C product is hard to maintain stable, it should not be in a clear bottle, and once the color becomes yellow, it's not good anymore. This really concerns me because the bottle of this product is clear, and the color of the product is a bit yellow.
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - 100% Natural Lip Roll-on
yiqi8910 3/26/2012 7:41:00 PM
I bought three flavors of this when they just came out, currently using the orange one. I like how this leaves a glossy look on my lips, but isn't sticky like lip gloss. However, it doesn't really hydrate and dries very quickly on lips. I don't think I will buy this again
This is an ok toner I think. Nothing special about it. I like the smell, it feels fresh, doesn't minimize pores. I will only buy it when there is a sale
I love this toner! I started using it last fall, and I have gone through several bottles already. This is a very hydrating toner, it's great for cold winters. I sometimes soak several cotton pads, and use it as face masks. It works great, doesn't sting like the VE sink in mask do sometimes. I especially love to use it as a mask after using TBS's tea tree oil face mask. I used to have acne prone skin, I used this combination (tea tree oil mask and VE toner mask) almost every day for about a month, my face got a lot better, and my face wasn't dry at all thanks to this toner!
i have gone through almost two tubes of this. i got it for 25 canadian dollars. i had very bad acne problem last summer, it has gotten a lot better after i took some medication last winter. i still get breakouts once or twice every month, especially before that time of the month. i think this is an ok product, because i don't really see any results, but i feel my breakouts disappeared a tiny bit faster than before. i don't know if this really prevents breakouts, but i would like to believe it does, that's why i am still using it.
this eye cream is my all time favorite for hydration. i tried many eye cream for my under eye dry lines, including clinique's regular all about eye, but nothing works as good as this one! it absorbs quickly, hydrates very well even in the winter time, and is great under concealer. however, i found it only hydrates my eye areas, no affects on dark circles and puffiness. the price is 37 canadian dollars, which i think is reasonable for what it does. the only downfall is the packaging. i don't think it's sanitary, because the products gets a bit dirty after a while, i put the lid back on right after i get some product out, but some small particles like dust still get into the product after some use.
Eyeliner -Unlisted Brand - KOJI - Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner
yiqi8910 8/26/2011 6:50:00 PM
i watched many youtube gurus talked about this eye liner, and they all love it. so i went out to get a black one, and it costs about 20 canadian dollars at my local asian beauty market. i had very high expectations for this, but it failed horribly! the packaging is ok, kind cute, but a bit cheap looking. the brush tip is good for thin lines, but it doesn't apply evenly no matter how many times i shake the pen. it took me forever to draw a nice winged end! the worst the part about this eye liner is it smudges and fades like crazy! i do have oily lids, but no liquid liner or gel liner has ever smudged like this one! i applied some powder before applying eye liner to prevent smudging, it worked great for all the other eye liners, but not for this one!!! 10 minutes after i applied this eye liner, it smudged! 2 hours after i applied it, almost all the color has transferred to the lower corners of my eyes, on my lower lash lines and a bit below them, i looked like a panda! in the afternoon, the black lines i drew in the morning have faded so much, and became grey and broken lines! the wing ends that took me forever to draw this morning have faded almost completely! this has never happened before with other liquid liners! i am extremely disappointed! don't recommend this to anyone!
this is one of my favorite mascara! the tube is shinny and pretty, it gives a lot volume and doesn't clump, it's long lasting and doesn't smudge or flake all day long. love it!
i got this palette last year. i bought it because of the bouns points shoppers drug mart was offering of quo products. the good part about this palette are the packaging is very sleek, it comes with a huge mirror (which is a huge plus for me!), and the colors are nice and shimmery. the bad part about this palette are no brush can pick up the shadows, and powder flies everywhere! i have to use my fingers to apply the eye shadows. they are very pigmented when applied with fingers. i can not use my fingers to apply the blushes, so i just use the blushes as eye shadows, they have been working fine for me. the staying power of the shadows are ok. will not buy again
Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. - Studio Line Eyeshadow 'C' Brush
yiqi8910 8/1/2011 6:02:00 PM
great brush! i use it almost everyday. it's soft, easy to use, has no problem picking up eye shadows, and best of all, it only cost $3! it's still great after many times of washing. love it!
Palettes -Urban Decay - 15 year anniversary palette
yiqi8910 8/1/2011 12:05:00 AM
I love this palette! I think it's even better than the naked palette! It has colors that are great for various occasion. The packaging is so pretty! But I don't think it's fit to travel with because it's a big square box that llooks kind fragile,and the lid doesn't feel like it will stay on all the time, it comes off easily. Other than the quality of the box, everything else about this palette is just great! Shadows' quality are great, apply like butter.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Lineur Intense liquid liner - brush tip
yiqi8910 7/16/2011 12:09:00 AM
this was the first liquid eye liner i purchased. it applies smoothly, great for both thin and thick lines, and the colour is nice and rich. the downside of this eye liner is it's not very long lasting, it flakes after about 5 hours.