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I have been trying to find a replacement for my Clinique City Stick and thought I would try this. I love the spf 25 factor--future wrinkle prevention. It is creamy and not too dry. It covers my dark circles really well, lasts, it is not drying and I was able to successfully choose a great color that blends perfectly with my skin with the help of their online chat reps. It is not ashy looking and warm 2 matches my skin. It does not settle into fine wrinkles and covers spots well. It is on the high side of what I would pay for a concealer, but worth it.
June 22, 2012
This is fine as a primer under makeup for temporarily cosmetically smoothing pores (think spackle) when used from time to time. I personally would not use it regularly or use it if you have sensitive skin because it contains a lot of alcohol which is not good for any skin type and rosemary which is a skin irritant. It did make my face red. Clinique has much better skin care options and I prefer Smashbox's primer because they work as well and do not have the irritation potential.
June 22, 2012
I have straight, very fine, unruly hair. I am hair impaired, and generally have a difficult time with hair accessories. They usually fall out or do not hold my hair, pull out or break my hair. I was skeptical about these staying in and holding my hair in place, but curious and kept picking them up and putting them back at the store. They were on sale and I finally broke down and bought them. It is SO easy to make cute hair styles with these. I did a bun and also a "too cute" half up-do with the sides of my hair pulled back into a bun--I love it as I am growing out my bangs and layers. These are great for fine hair. If you have thick, curly hair, try the full sized ones.
June 22, 2012
Nice natural finish
This is a high quality powder with a built-in grinder. It gives a nice natural perfecting finish. It is almost matte, but with a tiny bit of glowing dimension, so it both conceals wrinkles and imperfections without being flat. The color match for my light-med. skin tone was perfect. It worked well in both my dry and oily areas. The grinder works well at milling to a fine powder and it is not as messy as loose. I prefer my own brushes, but the one provided is no bad. My allergy prone skin did not react to this. It is reasonably priced and is worth considering on your short list of powders.
June 20, 2012
I tried this in Mauve Movement which is a good color better than natural lip rose color that would work for anyone. This is a very affordable gloss. It goes on like a gloss, but looks and feels more like a tinted Chapstick. It is decently pigmented, lasts a while, but is still sheer. I am kind of neutral on this one. It looks nice, but very casual. I personally prefer something shinier and/or more pigmented or shimmery. It also has a slight soapy smell to me that I did not love.
June 16, 2012
Great Natural Definition!
I HATE the ubiquitous "plucked off and painted back on" brow, and have naturally almost perfect brows (wish all my features were as good), so I have avoided eyebrow pencils until recently. Thought I would try it and at least be able to use the highlighter even if I hated the pencil. I have fine blonde hair with brown eyebrows and ordered this in soft brown which was a perfect color for me. It is dual ended retractable, no sharpen pencil. The highlighter is a bright beigey "nude" color with a rounded end. The eyebrow pencil tip is angled so you can fill in with the wide flat part or draw in individual hairs with the fine tip. The highighter gave some lift and glow under my brow. The pencil defined and filled where I plucked or covere a grey. It stayed put in the summer heat, although I did not try it in the pool or running a marathon, either. It made my eyes look more polished, framed, and defined, yet really natural. It was only $15 and is especially a deal if you can score some goodies with it. If you are debating, it is worth a try.
June 15, 2012
They really do last and last and last.
I usually skip the manicure because I absolutely destroy them. I normally, nick smudge or dent them when done at a salon because I am antsy. I ruin them because I am a very hands on person. Forget doing them at home. I am impatient and get polish every where. I was very skeptical, but had the cnd shellac done at a salon for a special event. It was awesome. My event was 3 days after my appointment--I had a very hectic schedule! I deep cleaned, landscaped, and they were PERFECT! Shiny and smooth. You cannot chip, break, or dent them even immediately after they are done. Your nails will grow out long before you can damage them--I am the poster child for that. The only downside is that they are a little damaging to the nails--I had 3 in a row and I do not like the idea of soaking my hands in acetone or the UV light (I do use sunscreen before I get my nails done). These are worth the money if you need your nails to look good. I hate chips and peeling polish!!! The color range is good--they could add some more colors. I like this much better than regular manicures. It only takes about a half hour to remove the old shellac and put on the new.
June 11, 2012
I got a deluxe sample of this and was really disappointed. I put some on the back of my hands and they instantly turned red and felt irritated. When I looked at the ingredients, I was appalled that the fragrance was way at the front of the list of the green tea, cucumber, rice bran, extracts, etc. that it touts making this more of a frangrance product than a good moisturizer. Besides the huge amount of fragrance, it also contains a lot of plant oils/extracts that are known to be skin irritants, such as citronellol and limonene, and linalool . This product is also very expensive, so I would expect it to have an exceptional fragrance and/or more importantly, really hydrate my skin. This smells very much like a much less expensive Healing Garden Lotion. I absolutely would not recommend it for sensitive skin, which I have. The smell is strong, but okay. I would much prefer a perfume to this product.
May 11, 2012
Awesome for sensitive, allergy prone skin
This is a great product because it is so hard to find a fragrance free shampoo. This shampoo is very basic--it does not contain fragrance or irritants found in most other shampoos, but it thoroughly cleans and leaves hair soft, shiny, and manageable. It is really nice because it does not irritate my super sensitive, allergy prone skin. It also does not cause acne. I love that it is fragrance free because I feel better using it on my child, and my husband does not complain about the floral or coconut smell as he does about other quality shampoos that I would consider buying. This is also at the top of my list because the company does not do animal testing. It does not contain extraneous, unnecessary chemicals (no such thing as hypo-allergenic--those with very sensitive skin should use effective products with as few ingredients as possible). Note that this shampoo cleans well, but in order to avoid extraneous chemicals, it does not lather so it takes a bit of getting used to. It is hard to find--I can only find it on online. It is average price.
May 9, 2012
Hidden gem--must have!
This is a super high quality bronzer in cheap packaging. The color is right on--very flattering! It is a fine silky powder that blends beautifully. It lasts, is buildable, and it has a radiant glow finish without being sparkly. The packaging is cheap, but effective. It has bronzer in the top compartment and a mirror and brush in the bottom. The brush is not great but works on the go. I love Fiji and especially Tahiti as a general bronzer--the bronze shades are in a checkerboard pattern. Sedona has the shades in stripes and is very versatile--the light colors can be used as a highlighter. I lke these as well as Bobbi Brown. The bronzers are not fragranced and work well as eye shadows too. I cannot find these in stores anymore and have never seen this brand advertised. Everything on their website is $3. This is my all time favorite bronzer/general makeup staple. I hope they do not go out of business. This is an exceptional must have that you really should try if you have not already.
April 28, 2012