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- Reviews: 21
pretty packaging... pretty good (not great) product - updated
I have to say, when I opened the box, I LOVED the packaging. The fresh minty green and little gold fairy emblem is super cute and appeals to my dainty, feminine, creative and carefree side(s). When I first took the lid off, I was worried that it would be too dark/peachy-orangey for me (Irish, copper hair, fair skinned and freckled) but - perhaps due to how it goes on slightly sheer - it blended in really well with my skin tone. I do like that it completely neutralized the slight blue-greenish undertone I tend to get around my eyes, and definitely made me look more awake and lively. What I didn't like is how, throughout the course of the day, it seemed to settle into those fine lines under my eyes, and actually started to accentuate them. Maybe I need to use more primer and that will solve the problem. I'll report back after I've done that! I do really like that the ingredients contain Rose Hip, and vitamins A, C and E. The description calls it "full coverage" though, and while I would disagree with this, I actually like that it isn't because if it was it wouldn't work with my skin tone. Overall, it is a nice product, one I wouldn't mind having in my repertoire, and I'm a sucker for anything with fairies on it haha! ***UPDATE*** I tried this again with more primer, tried it with no primer, tried layering it heavier vs sheer... under no circumstances will I be using this under my eyes. It creases, looks oily, and enhances my fine lines to the point that my eyes looked 10 years older. I WOULD recommend this for people who are under the age of - oh maybe 21? as the color is nice, the feel is nice, and the coverage is decent (I can use it everywhere else on my face except under the eyes, and especially for covering acne blemishes, the ingredients are great) But it is most definitely NOT for anyone with maturing skin.
March 21, 2014
*edited* Just got British Red and I love it! This lipstick is a must. I absolutely love it. It goes on with a good balanced amount of slip and adherence. I might like a little less drag, but given that it lasts 6+ hours on me I think that’s a trade off I’m willing to take. It feels slightly thick but still soft and smooth once applied. I have not seen any feathering any time I’ve worn it. The only color I have it in is 800 (Fairest Nude) and it’s a really good neutral. A little brown, a little pink, and not too cool. The color is creamy and opaque, and has the perfect amount of pigment to it. The one complaint I have, and I’m not sure if this is all the lipsticks in the Colour Riche line or just this color, as it’s the only one I have, but there is a weird bitterish aftertaste and very very faint unpleasant chemical smell. I would like to try it in other colors.
February 14, 2014
I have CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Shadows in Sheerly Nude (which I use almost every day) and Drama Eyes - a fun combo for evening - and I love them! They are best when used with good brushes and definitely need some prep for staying power.
February 14, 2014
fun and funky
The Revlon Lustrous Color Crème I have is 477 Black Cherry. The color is pretty, it’s easy to layer as it goes from not sheer but subtle with one swipe, to opaque with 2 or super duper dark with 3 applications, and it’s a really nice dark wine color with deep purple undertones.
February 14, 2014
love it - changed my mind!
I have this in Red 2000. It doesn’t feel too thick, and has a nice smooth silky slip to it. I do notice that it is a little softer than some other lipsticks and you have to be careful not to press too hard or extend it too far out of the case or it will break easily. If you use a brush to apply it you don’t have to worry about this. It has more of a bright, dark pink hue with one application, so you have to layer it a bit heavily to get it to look RED. However, it is highly pigmented, so if the color is what you want, it’s great. Long lasting and moisturizing!
February 14, 2014
This product does exactly what it says it does. I love the smell, the feel, and the end result. I felt like it cleansed my hair thoroughly, while also moisturizing it, and gave it much more shine than I expected. I will keep using this for sure!
February 25, 2013
Great product for low price!
This lipstick, which is one of – if not THE – cheapest ones you can get out there, at drugstores and elsewhere, is an amazing deal for the price – usually only 99c! It goes on smooth and silky (as the name indicates!), and then lasts a good 4 hours on me. While it may not have super-hydrating ingredients like some higher end lipsticks, it still does a great job my lips feel soft and moisturized. The two colors I love most right now are Dark Pink Frost (502A) and Breeze (547B). I also have Pink Frost, Light Beige Frost, Black Orchid, Dark Wine and Fuchsia Ice. Those last 3 I actually like to use as a cream blush! It lasts even longer than powder and I like how it gives my cheeks not only lasting color but a hint of shimmer as well. This is a product that I will continue to use for a long time!
December 19, 2012
this is not a scrub
The strawberry face scrub from Mario Badescu was a major disappointment. And that’s an understatement. When I see the word “scrub” on something, I expect it to do just that: SCRUB. Now don’t get me wrong, if this were labeled anything else, maybe a “cream cleanser” or even just a moisturizer (minus the annoying strawberry seeds) I could go with that. But for a scrub – it sucked! First off, the strawberry seeds just kind of slip around in the cream, they don’t exfoliate your skin at all. Second off, if they do happen to come in contact with sensitive skin or a dry patch, they sort of tear at it which is painful. I will admit that my skin is probably more sensitive than most so taking that into consideration, maybe for some people it would be fine. But the seeds are way too big to be gentle on your skin, and too few and far between to really have any actual impact. Now that I’ve complained about this product as a scrub, now for the positive stuff: I will say, I did like the smell. It was a little artificial, didn’t smell like real actual strawberries, but still it is pleasant and soothing. I like the texture of the cream part of this product, it had a nice slip to it without being slimy, and it felt smooth and creamy on my face. I felt like it moisturized my face while I was using it as well, which is always a great bonus. Again, if this were a moisturizer or cleansing cream I would be enthralled with it. The one thing that might be a minor drawback though, is that after I was done (I used it in the shower in case I got strawberry seeds in my hair, which some people have experienced) and I rinsed it off, my face felt a little irritated. It might be that there is some chemical or enzyme in it that was just a little too strong for me. But I am giving it 5 stars because if it were a cream cleanser, I would probably use it.
July 26, 2012
really liked this one
To address the Aloe Lotion from Mario Badescu – I really wasn’t sure what it was at first. I had requested a sample package from them a while ago, just got it yesterday, and wow did they send me a lot of stuff! I couldn’t wait to use all of it, especially since they had customized it specifically to my skin care needs and my personal skin issues. But this one product in particular confused me a bit. The label says it is “lotion”, but the directions tell you to use it basically the same as you would a toner. I don’t know why they can’t just label it as the product is intended to be used… anyway, moving on. I decided to go through the whole gamut of the beauty routine and use a little bit of everything. After I cleansed with the Enzyme Cleanser, I swiped a bit of the Aloe Lotion over my face. I did really like how gentle it felt on my skin, which tends to be extremely sensitive. I don’t normally use a toner of any kind because they are always too harsh, and my face gets as red as a tomato most the time if I even try, so believe me, I was quite hesitant to use this one. But I figured what the heck, one time won’t kill me, and this is a great brand with superb products. I love that it did not irritate my skin one bit, there was no sign of redness. It left my skin feeling even softer, and even more cleansed but still not dry or tight. The smell is again, really nice, soft and fresh and cool, like it came directly from an aloe plant or something. I would definitely use this again, which says a lot for me. Great product!
July 25, 2012
one of the best cleansers I've ever used
I really liked the Enzyme Cleansing Gel from Mario Badescu! I had requested a sample package from them a while ago, just got it yesterday, and was pleasantly surprised at the multitude of products I received samples of and couldn’t wait to use it. Last night I went through the whole package and used a little bit of every single item! I do have sensitive skin, so I was a little hesitant about using things that aren’t in my normal routine, but I’m glad I did this time. The Cleansing Gel was first, and I was immediately struck by the fact that even though it doesn’t foam, it really got my skin super clean but did not leave it feeling tight or stripped or irritated at all, which are common complaints I often have with other cleansers. And despite how gentle it is on skin, it actually got every trace my makeup off, even my mascara! It does also have a very pleasant smell, as is something I’ve noticed with many of the Mario Badescu products. I like the fresh green scent, it reminds me of aloe as another person mentioned in their review. After massaging it all over my face, and then rinsing off, I did notice that my face actually felt a little smoother, which I would not doubt at all has to do with the enzymes clearing off dead skin cells from the surface of my skin. Amazing! Once I was done rinsing, I was even more impressed. Normally when I use a cleanser I feel like I need to immediately slather my face in moisturizer because it feels dry. Not so with this one! I actually felt like I could have been done with my routine at that point, my face was still naturally moisturized, and it felt soft and smooth. So ultimately, I’d say this is a hit!
July 25, 2012