Home » Community » Elite User » Thorne's Profile » Reviews
Here are all my reviews:
  • Clinique Anti-Gravity Firming Eye Lift Cream

    This cream is fine for sensitive skin. It did not cause acne on my dry/combo skin. It is very rich, moisturizing, and creamy. It is expensive and I feel the jar compromises the integrity of the beneficial ingredients and makes it a breeding ground for bacteria--yuck! It is also messy for those of us with longer nails. It is fine as a moisturizer but I noticed no firming or lifting as it claims, and think you could find a better product for the price.

    November 5, 2012

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss

    I got a sample of this with an order. I love the graphics on the tube! The gloss applies with a brush and dispenses with a click top (think clicker on a pen). It applies well, but is a bit sticky. The color was not very pigmented, which may be good because it did not apply evenly. It has a minty smell and taste which may mask your breath a bit, but eventually irritates my lips. I like the regular Tarte gloss formula with the doe foot applicator much better. Especially for the price, it was a big disappointment, considering they already developed good glosses. Why put out an inferior product?

    October 3, 2012

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • Clinique Almost Lipstick

    I have been a big fan of Clinque makeup forever and have just now tried this cult favorite! It is a gel lip gloss in stick form. I like the slim profile--easier to apply without coloring outside of the lines when I'm in a hurry. It is pigmented enough to show a pop of color, but sheer enough to flatter pretty much everyone because your natural lip color blends with the shade. Clinique's Butter Shine lipsticks are also glosses in stick form, but more buttery, shinier, more moisturizing, and have a larger shade selection. These also layer well over lipsticks if you want to modify the color. It is reasonably priced, especially if you can score a gift with purchase or samples at their website. I tried the famous Black Honey which looks like a scary dark, almost black red in the tube, reads as a dusty strawberry with hint of purple on my lips a shade (think raspberry) deeper than my natural lip on my med./light warm skin tone. I think that is what the draw is. It is not long wearing, but lasts like a quality lip gloss might. I prefer the Butter Shine applied with a brush, myself, but on the other hand was not disappointed and will use it. It is fragrance and flavor free as well, which I love.

    October 3, 2012

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • L'Occitane en Provence Eau Ravissante
    9.0

    L'Occitane en Provence Eau Ravissante

    Pretty light Citrusy floral

    This is a really pretty light, bright, clean, sparkling, citrusy floral. It is one of those scents that subtly lingers if you get close enough and just smells good, not overpowering or perfumy. It lasts and would be suitable for anyone/ any occasion.

    August 24, 2012

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • DHC Extra Nighttime Moisture

    I tried a sample of this. This is a really basic moisturizer that feels very greasy on the skin and does not absorb. It is definitely a nightime moisturizer as it states. It felt like I slathered Vaseline on my face and neck (and looked like it, too). I have combination skin and broke out with acne the next morning. You may want to consider it if you do not have acne prone skin or have extremely dry skin ORI would think it would be really excellent for protecting your face from wind burn if you ski, bike, or run in very cold weather. I cannot get past the gross feeling like I greased my face with lard. Sorry, but it felt really yucky.

    August 17, 2012

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • Mary Kay TimeWise Repair Eye Renewal Cream

    I got a full size sample and tried this product for over a month. It is very comparable to Estee Lauder's Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator, but less expensive. It is very emollient and a quality moisturizer. I already use high qualtiy moisturizers and notice no difference in my skin. I love the cooling tip, especially to massage the sinus cavity area below my eyes. The cream is very heavy and greasy. It does not completely aborb and gunks up powder eye shadow, but works with cream eye shadows. The big turn off for me is that it inevitaby would "melt" into my eyes eventually cause stinging and tears, destroying my makeup and causing me to continue to use this only at bedtime. For this reason and the fact it does contain ingredients that can irritate the skin, I would, personally not buy this one. No cream can do anything for dark circles or firming of the skin-that is just hype. It does, however moisturize well. If you are a fan of the Lauder version, you may want to give this less expensive option a try.

    August 16, 2012

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • Sonia Kashuk Retractable Tools Dual Foundation Brush

    ThesE are soft quality brushes with just the right firmness. They are inexpensive. The problem is that once you lake the caps off that keep the brush clean, it is very difficult to put the cap back on the concealer brush without ruining it. It is impossible to get the powder brush side capped again because it fluffs out and you there is no way to compress it ans get it stuffed back inside the cap. I use it at home with the foundation side capped to avoid ruining the bristles. I am disappointed I cannot re-cap it and use it for travel as I intended

    August 12, 2012

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • Blinc Mascara
    6.0

    Blinc Mascara

    Review subject

    I got this in the sample box. While I appreciate this beIng the granddaddy of tubing mascara, which I use exclusively, I prefer Estée Lauder's Double Wear Zero Smudge or even Clinique's Lash Power. It goes on and stays all dat, even with teary eyes, but gently removes with warm water--much better than waterproof. I hate the brush with this. It is too fat, with stiff bristles. It is no precise enough and tends too spatter around my eyes during appplication. It is also expensive compared to the other two, in my opinion, superior mascaras. The best thing abouy this is the mascara container comes in a cite and clever (but wasteful) tube. This one is okay and kudos to them for making this formula!

    August 6, 2012

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
    10.0

    MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

    Perfect color match!

    This is a liquid concealer that comes in a little bottle with a pump. You need a very tiny bit. I apply it over a good moisturizer to make it blend in more easily and use a concealer brush. It is excellent for dark circles, scars, and pimples. It is long wearing and is non-irritating on my sensitive skin. It also does not accentuate fine lines (use over moistizer). The best thing is the color range. They have a ton of colors from porcelain to chocolate. My skin gets really peachy tan in the summer and this is the only line I could find with a perfect color match for me. All of the other brands look ashy or chalky under my eyes. The guys and gals behind are really talented when it comes to helping you find the right color or product. It is a little expensive, but you use a small amount and it is worth it if you have a hard time finding a match for your skin tone. MAC also has a recycling program and gives you a free lipstick for 6 returned containers ( and who has better lipstick?).

    August 6, 2012

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

  • TRESemme Split Remedy Shampoo

    This is a reasonably priced shampoo that effectively cleaned my fine, color treated hair without irritating my scalp. It has a pleasant, light fragrance and is reasonably priced. I found myself using more than usual because it does not lather as much as my preferred shampoo, but that is just me and it does not mean it is any less effective. I don't understand what the split remedy claimis about. You cannot repair split ends, only prevent them, and I don't know how a shampoo would be able to do that. It is orth trying. Iit is still a quality shampoo.

    July 26, 2012

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

Welcome to TotalBeauty.com!
Ready to unleash your inner beauty junkie? Enter your email and check the boxes below to get free samples, exclusive deals, discounts at Total Beauty Shops, and expert beauty tips delivered straight to your inbox!
Email to a friend