Product Reviews by fortune222

Polishes - Creative Nail Design - Shellac Rosebud

4.0
Created with Sketch.

Aug/30/2010

The CND Shellac in Rosebud is a pretty, warm pink, very opaque and a slightly white undertone. Versatile for those with the right complexion. Maintains its wet look and mirror shine perfectly. I've had my Shellac Rosebud now for 4 days and it's just as perfect as the moment it was put on.

When getting a Shellac mani, make sure the technician keeps the Shellac away from your …
Read more

9 of 9 people found this helpful. Did you?


Lipstick - Sephora Collection - Rouge Cream Lipstick

3.0
Created with Sketch.

Jun/07/2010

The Sephora Rouge Cream lipstick line is an update and rename of their previous formula, Lip Attitude.

From the colors I've tried this week, I'd say it's a decent dupe of Guerlain's KissKiss line - the colors are very similar, but with a couple of more trendy ones added, such as the dark grape Bewitch Me.

The formula is thick, creamy, somewhat …
Read more

9 of 10 people found this helpful. Did you?


Foundations - Yves Saint Laurent - Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation

3.0
Created with Sketch.

May/20/2010

I wear #5. It's not hard to get a decent shade match. But it is so sheer, you'd better have very good skin to start with. You'll get the best effect with this if you use Touche Eclat or Dior's Skinflash to highlight and/or cover problem areas first after moisturizing.

The attached brush is messy, hard to clean, and I found it left the makeup streaky. I just popped …
Read more

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?


Moisturizers - Paula's Choice - RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer

4.0
Created with Sketch.

May/03/2010

I wouldn't call this Paula's cream very "moisturizing," but it's a fantastic retinoid cream.

Retinol is rather high on the ingredient list - but yet it's buffered, so it's not so irritating. Be sure to use just 1 pump, which will give you a pearl-sized drop. Ease into it, starting with every other night. You'll find you get the flakies as the …
Read more

10 of 10 people found this helpful. Did you?


Loose Powders - MAKE UP FOR EVER - Ultra HD Loose Powder Microfinishing Powder

2.0
Created with Sketch.

May/02/2010

This powder is seriously over-hyped. Unless you have super, super oily skin, this blank-matte, ashy, chalky stuff will sit on you face with a deathly pallor. Sure, it's really finely milled - meaning every time you open the jar a huge cloud will disperse into the air. No matter how light a hand you have with no matter how excellent the brush, it's just ghostly. Yes, it will airbrush …Read more

1 of 4 people found this helpful. Did you?


Sunscreen - Paula's Choice - Ultra-Light Weightless Finish SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
Created with Sketch.

Apr/30/2010

The only chemical sunscreen I would ever use.

Light as a feather, won't clog your pores, not sticky in the least, truly unscented, not greasy, not too shiny, and won't bother your contact lenses. A wonderful product - even my boyfriend loved it. Powder goes over it nicely.

But I prefer non-chemical sunscreens in general, so I don't wear it. However my …
Read more

Is this review helpful?


Lipstick - Paula's Choice - Sheer Cream Lipstick SPF 15 in Nude Illusion

2.0
Created with Sketch.

Apr/30/2010

The color of this lipstick reminds me very much of Revlon's Highbeam Tan, which I love. I bought the sample because it had SPF15, which would make it even better than the Revlon.

But unfortunately, it's very dry, not moisturizing or creamy at all. If you have any lip lines or roughness, it just sits on them and emphasizes them. It doesn't dry your lips out, but it just …
Read more

Is this review helpful?


Sunscreen - Colorescience - Sunforgettable SPF 30

4.0
Created with Sketch.

Apr/12/2010

I love this product as a long-wearing SPF30 sunscreen that doesn't bother my contact lenses. However I have to wear it over a different mineral makeup because of the bismuth oxychloride. And that's really it's intended use - as a finishing sunscreen powder.

Like many many people, I am sensitive to the bismuth oxy and if it touches uncovered skin, it will give me a nasty …
Read more

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?


Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant [REFORMULATED]

2.0
Created with Sketch.

Apr/09/2010

Why oh why does this otherwise fantastic product contain parabens? Paula, Paula - so few of your products do, because you are so focused on good ingredients!

Please reformulate without parabens, since otherwise this product's a godsend to those with blackheads around the nose. The bisabolol buffering agent makes it suitable even for those of us with sensitive skin - turning the …
Read more

1 of 3 people found this helpful. Did you?


Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum

4.0
Created with Sketch.

Apr/09/2010

My favorite product in Paula's line by far. I use it only at night, since I have combo skin and it's made for a drier complexion. This formula is very similar to pricier anti-ox serums such as the one sold by the Clarisonic folks.

I do use this after my Clarisonic at night and just love the smooth results. Every morning now I wake up with somewhat reduced dark circles and a …
Read more

5 of 5 people found this helpful. Did you?