Monday, 29 April 2013

Lancome Teint Visionnaire foundation #02 review

I'd like to review today a foundation I've been using for over a month now and I feel more than ready to say a couple of words about it.

The foundation comes in a rather bulky-looking bottle but it contains the standard 30ml of product. However, if you don't need to carry the bottle with you and just let it rest on the dressing table it will make a beautiful addition to the stuff you've already got there.
The foundation comes with a concealer, which is hidden in the cap.
The bottle has a pump which distributes the right amount of product.

So, what is unusual about this product apart from the fact that it comes with the concealer?
Well, it's supposed to be a revolutionary product on foundation market as it contains a large percentage of Lancome Vissionaire serum, which since its launch has received worldwide acclaim.
I suppose this foundation targets mature or ageing skin by providing extra care and countless beneficial ingredients. This also, unfortunately, means that the foundation is rather on the glowier side, which doesn't go all that well with oily skin like mine. 
I must also say that I did receive samples from Sephora to test which were absolutely useful when finding the right shade match, while I suppose you need to use the product a little longer to see if you actually like the finish and whether it works for you.

What I liked about Lancome Teint Visionnaire:

1. The shade match is perfect. Shade 02 looks quite dark in the bottle and when swatched, but once applied on my face it looks just right. What's more this foundation does not oxidise on my skin during the day.
2. Contains sunscreen SPF20, which is quite high comparing to other "western" foundations.
3. Applies like a dream. Whatever tool you use, brushes, sponges or simply fingers, you'll receive a perfect flawless finish without much effort.
4. I'd describe this foundation as medium coverage. My skin is perfected but doesn't look or feel like I'm wearing a mask. If I meed more coverage in certain areas I reach for the concealer instead of  building up layers of foundation.
5. I like the fact that this foundation contains a serum.

What I didn't like about it:

1. This foundation doesn't last long. I suppose it's due to the content of the serum but I notice migration of the foundation towards my pores within 2-3 hours and it generally lasts for about 5-6 hours.
2. The second drawback is not actually a drawback, it's just the fact that it doesn't match my skin type well. This foundation offers beautiful glowy finish, which would look perfect on dry skin types. On my skin it simply looks oily. Setting it with powder doesn't help, it makes the foundation cakey. Then it only gets worse. I suppose the wrong skin type match is also the reason why it stays so short on my face.

The concealer:

The concealer is supposed to be creamy but it's a bit hard and needs to be warmed up with fingers prior to application. It's rather heavy and seems drying under my eyes, so I need either to prep the area well or avoid using it there. What's more, the shade matches the foundation shade well but if you want to brighten your eye area you need to go 1-2 shades lighter. It also seems too oily to be used over blemishes. I like to use this concealer on my jawline to mask the redness there.  
In terms of coverage, I'd say it's surprisingly decent.  Though I'm not the best person to ask as I don't suffer from much darkness under my eyes.

All in all, I believe this is a really good foundation and it would definitely be opne of my favourites if I had dry skin. The concealer is a nice addition to the product, but I believe there are better concealers out there.

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream review

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus wrinkle correcting eye cream is one of my favourite eye creams ever. 
Although it claims to correct wrinkles, well, perhaps they are corrected but for sure this cream hasn't made them disappear. This fact doesn't bother me that much because long ago I lost my faith in anti-wrinkle creams and their miraculous effects. What I'm more concerned with is the actual wear and prevention.

So, what do I like about this cream so much that I swear to keep repurchasing it regularly?
I like the consistency, which is neither too runny nor too thick. The cream is neither greasy nor drying.
It is easy to apply, absorbs quickly and its moisturising effects are truly long-lasting. This cream does not interfere with make up, doesn't make my concealer crease, quite the contrary, preps my undereye for all-day-long comfortable wear of concealer.  

It seems it's so easy to satisfy me, my expectations being so limited. However, trust me, creams like Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus are extremely rare. That is why, having found exactly what I've been looking for I'm going to stick to it as long as possible (or till I get bored).

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Milani Color Statement lipsticks in Naturally Chic (#25), Chilled Brandy (#22), Plumrose (#17) and Cherry Crave (#06) review

Today I'm going to review 4 Milani lipsticks from their brand new Color Statement line.
The reason why these lipsticks attracted my attention was that they received equivocal acclaim from all reviewers, both those who specialise in drugstore and high-end make up. I was greatly impressed by the packaging and the swatches so when I saw 20% off offer on Cherry Culture I decided to take advantage of it and pick a couple of shades.

While I believe these are quite decent lipsticks, I cannot really understand the hype. 
On the positive side I can say they are nicely pigmented, last pretty long and I'm satisfied with most of the shades I picked.
Unfortunately I cannot think of anything more to say about the merits of these lipsticks. I mean, they're all right, just an average drugstore product, but nothing really to write home about.

First of all, I must say that the packaging looks more luxurious in the pictures. Upon personal inspection you notice how plastic it is. Although the design is different, they bring to my mind L'Oreal Color Riche lipsticks. 

Secondly every single lipstick I bought has a kind of weird smell. Sort of grassy watermelon sweetness, not my favourite at all. 

And thirdly, these lipsticks are not as creamy as they claim to be. I found the texture of most of them quite hard, that's why they weren't the smoothest to apply. What's more I felt immediate dryness on my lips which are normally in a fairly good condition. These lipsticks were rather long-lasting only because they were as thick and heavy and drying as typical matte lipsticks. 

In spite of my slightly unfavourable opinion about these lipsticks I can say that I'm not disappointed by the 4 shades I picked.
You can see them swatched below is the following order: #25 Naturally Chic, #22 Chilled Brandy, # 17 Plumrose, #06 Cherry Crave.

Here they go one by one:
Naturally Chic is a beautiful nude. It's a kind of caramel beige with rosy undertones with cream finish. I feel this is one of those rare flatter-all shades. It's neither too dark nor too light. I seldom wear nudes but I definitely need at least one of them my stash in case I need to look quite decent.
Chilled Brandy turned out to be a miss. It's way too dark to look flattering and it applied rather unevenly. Although when worn sheerly (patted on with a finger or applied with a brush) it looks substantially better, still it's not the lipstick I reach for with pleasure. I'm just too old to look good in such dark shades, but if you're into Goth looks you might consider getting this one. Reminds me of my old times instantly. 
The shade is wine colour with frosty finish.

Plumrose is another shade which lies within most poeple's comfort zone. The name suggests plum purple undertones, but I fail to notice any. It seems to me a kind of rosy neutral, though in broad daylight this shade tends to look rather bold. 
I would describe it as a kind of mauvy rose colour with cream finish.  

Cherry Crave is my favourite out of these three. It's a bright red lipstick with shimmer. This shade will flatter both yellow and pink complexions cause it seems to balance warm and cool undertones well. In fact I thought it would be more on the cooler side, but it's very pretty anyway. Applies evenly, lasts long and it's a genuinely gorgeous shade.

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Sephora Supreme Cleansing Foam review

I bought Sephora Supreme Cleansing Foam because this product claims that it can be used to remove make-up and impurities from the whole face, including eyes, which is rare cause most cleansing products leave this area very dry.
To dispense the product you need to pump a foamy ball and massage it over your dry face and then cleanse. This foam removes face make-up well, does away with eyeshadows and non-waterproof mascaras, however, the waterproof ones need to be dealt with beforehand.
This foam is extremely lightweight, it's not greasy but you can feel that it's highly moisturising and makes the skin round my eyes feel comfortably hydrated.
My new make-up removal routine looks as follows: first I remove my eye make-up with my Bioderma Sensibio micellar solution, then wash my entire face with this Sephora cleansing foam and then sweep my face with The Body Shop tea tree toner. Ever since I've been using a combination of these three products I haven't experienced a single breakout.
The only thing that surprised me in a negative way was the speed at which I managed to use this cleanser up. Considering how lightweight the foam is, I expected it to last much longer. One bottle was enough for a month of daily use.  Perhaps I was using too many pumps to cleanse my face but with a product so lightweight you usually tend to overapply cause you can't simply feel whether what you've got is enough.
I am going to repurchase this product whenever the need arises. It's unique in its moisturising properties, moderately priced, widely available, gentle, fragrance free.

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Affordable make-up: Catrice Absolute Eye Colour eyeshadow duo in I Wanna Be A Royal purple #050 review

Catrice I Wanna Be A Royal

I suppose this Catrice eyeshadow duo has been recently withdrawn cause I came across it when rummaging through a basket with discounted products. It cost about $1.5 so I thought I really couldn't go wrong with this product.

Catrice I Wanna Be A Royal

This is a really pretty duo. In my pictires it looks more blue but in fact these are a bright matte purple on the left and a lavender pearl one on the right. Both shadows lack nothing in the pigmentation department. The matte is drier and more powdery but the pearl one is soft and creamy and so easy to apply and blend.
This is a very well composed duo, the shades match one another perfectly, yet the variety of finishes allows for a number of combinations.
When worn over a primer these last for 6-hours solid. I don't notice much creasing or fading.
All in all a great buy for hardly any money.  

Catrice I Wanna Be A Royal

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Korean goodies: Etude House Drawing Eye Brow #2 Grayish Brown review

Today I'd like to review my absolute favourite as far as brow products are concerned.
Etude House Drawing Eye Brow is a retractable pencil with a flat, angled tip and a spoolie on the other side.

This pencil makes it possible not only to fill in my brows but also to shape them in the best way possible. With this pencil I can correct any irregularities of my brows and make them more similar to each other than they normally are. 

When the pencil arrived, after a couple of failed attempts to swatch it (see picture below) I thought it wouldn't work at all. It was so hard and lacked decent pigmentation. Quite the contrary, this pencil does a wonderful job on my brows. It deposits the right amount of colour right on my brow hairs, not on the skin underneath. This slanted shape is ingenious! It makes it so easy to apply colour on my brows! What's more this pencil lasts all day long with no fading. 
The only drawback of this product is the shade. While I like the tone, which is an ashy kind of brown, it's too dark for my fair complexion. I need to be careful to apply it quite light-handedly so as not to look like a clown. I would really appreciate a lighter shade but I don't hope to find any among Korean products cause everyone of Asian desdent is lucky enough to have much darker brows than mine. 

To conclude, I'd like to say that inspite of the fact that the shade is too dark, I will probably repurchase, or get a similar product by other Korean brands in a most probably futile attempt to find something somewhat lighter. 

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Flora by Gucci Glorious Mandarin review

This new version of Flora by Gucci is the essence of spring in my opinion. 
The name says it smells like mandarin, to me it's more floral fresh. 
Light and energising. 
Perfect perfume for day wear, not too strong or overwhelming.
The only thing I didn't quite like was that it didn't last quite as long as I'd like it to.

Disclaimer: I received this product as a complimentary sample for my personal use and I'm not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my personal opinion.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation #832 review

Today I'm going to review a foundation which has received an enormous number of enthusiastic reviews which have encouraged me to get this one from overseas. 
I don't remember such consistent raving voices about any make up product.  All reviewers stressed its coverage, matte finish, lasting power packaging and price.
I do agree with most of opinions, though I feel I could add something more to these reviews. I like this foundation very much, but  it's not without any reservations.

This foundation, being a drugstore one, is affordable. I paid $13 for it on e-bay, but I know you can get it for about $10. It comes in a glass bottle with a pump. The packaging is nice, nothing really pretty and imaginative but looks good and is very practical. 

This foundation is marketed as a 3 in 1 product which means primer, foundation and concealer in one. Well, the texture of the foundation does not reveal any smoothness or pore perfecting properties of a primer and it's not as full-coverage as a concealer. It's too drying to be used under my eyes so I never tried applying it there.

The shade I bought is 832 which is not a perfect match for me. The shade is a kind of peachy beige which is too dark and yellow for my complexion after winter. I believe it also oxidises slightly cause the colour match looks much better at the moment of application than a couple of hours later. However, now that I'm going to get some tan and I've started using self-tanner on my neck and body the colour match seems much better. I'm NW20 in winter for reference.


The foundation itself is not the easiest one to use. The consistency is quite thick and it tends to dry out quickly so you need to work really fast to avoid streaks. I like to work on a part of my face at a time using a flat top brush or a wet sponge. Then I use a clean sponge to remove any excess product and take away the shine.

I saw some girls on Youtube applying 3 pumps pf the product, which made me open my eyes wide cause it may look good on camera but in real life anything more than one pump and a half looks like plaster on the face.

I would describe the coverage as medium. I don't like the term buildable. Of course you can always keep on loading make-up on your face but it always looks heavy. I define coverage by what you get with one coat on your face and in case of this Covergirl foundation it's really good. I don't have much to hide apart from the horrible redness on my jawline so this foundation suits me fine.
What's more, in spite of the coverage it gives, the foundation feels wightless on my skin, almost like I'm not wearing a foundation at all, which is rare among mattifying foundations of such coverage.

Now that I mentioned its mattifying effect I feel I need to say a couple of words about its finish. It looks velvety matte on my oily skin but I'm absolutely sure it will accentuate any dry patches if you have any. This matte effect lasted on my skin longer than average and although shine appears on the oiliest parts of my face i.e. my forehead and my chin, my skin still feels dry to touch. It looks more glowy tham oily, but certainly not matte.  

In spite of getting not keeping my face matte all day it seems to be one of the most long-lasting foundations. I notice some minor fading or migration towards my pores but it does last all day long. This foundation performs much better than many high-end ones in my possession. 

All in all, this is one of the best foundations I've used, though I wish it was easier to apply and buff in. I am planning to get another one hoping to find a perfect colour match.
Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Sisley Lyslait Cleansing Milk with White Lily review

Here is a review of another Sisley product I didn't like as much as I'd expected to. The sample I received was of Lyslait Cleansing Milk with White Lily.
While the milk was very definitely gentle and had a nice faint smell like lily of the valley and I believe was well suited for dry skin.
However, it didn't remove waterproof make-up, got in my eyes and blurred my vision, when used all over my face left it feeling unpleasantly greasy. What's more a full-size bottle of this cleansing milk is unreasonably epensive. I really see no reason to buy something so dear when any drugstore cleansing milk is of similar quality or better.

 Disclaimer: I received this product as a complimentary sample for my personal use and I'm not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my personal opinion.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Maybelline Dream Mat Powder #04 Vanilla Rose review

Having to spend all my life trying to combat oily shine on my forhead and my chin means constant search of powders which would spare me from my problem.
Although I lost all hope ages ago, I haven't given up testing various products available on the market.  

Today I'm going to review another purchase of mine, namely the Maybelline Dream Mat powder.
I really like the packaging it comes in. This ingenious little compact contains everything you may need for tough ups on the go. The see-through lid opens up to reveal the powder and the bottom sliding sideways contains a puff and a mirror. The lid closes tightly enough to prevent any chance opening and messying the make bag. 

The powder shade matches my fair complexion well but the product is rather transparent so it doesn't add much colour to my make-up. I could probably get away with a variety of other shades as well. I treat this as an advantage cause I expect my setting powders to keep my make up in place without altering my foundation shade.

The powder is really finelly milled but not too powdery so my brush never picks too much product. It loks  looks velvety when applied and doesn't tend to look cakey.

As far as its matifying function is concerned it's pretty standard on me. My oilies usually break through within 2 hours and I noticed no difference when using this powder. 

When talking of drugstore powders I suppose comparisons with the famous Rimmel Stay Matte powder are unavoidable.
I can't support my opinion with any objective arguments but I have a feeling that the Rimmel one performs slightly better. It's kind of softer I suppose and its translucent version looks great on my skin, at least in the moment of application.
Both of them keep my face shine free for about two hours, then I need to blot.
Both these powders are drugstore products and are equally affordable, the Maybelline one being slightly more expensive.
The packaging of Maybelline Dream Mat powder is way better, though the pan itself is much smaller than the Rimmel one, which means that the fuller brushes I've got don't fit in the pan.

All in all I believe this powder is a good drugstore buy. I probably won't repurchase cause I tend to like Rimmel Stay Matte better, but I feel that Maybelline Dream Mat powder is not a waste of money either.

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Bioderma Sensibio Micelle Solution for sensitive skin review

I've been wondering whether to get Bioderma Sensibio micellar solution for a very long time.  Since micellar solutions never worked for me I always tried to avoid them. Then, I saw a buy-one-get-one-free promotion on Bioderma and it coincided with the moment when I resolved to change my make-up removal routine so I gave in and got it.

So all I want to say in this review is that whatever they say about this solution is true. It removes make-up perfectly, including my waterproof eye make-up without causing any skin irritation or redness. I do follow it with my Sephora gentle foam cleanser just because if I don't splash my face with water I don't feel it's cleansed enough but I'm sure the Bioderma removes like 99% of make-up and other impurities. 

It takes a bit of time to remove waterproof eye make-up, you need to hold a cotton pad against your lid for at least half a minute but it removes mascara better than some oil-based eye make-up removers.

This product has won its position on my bathroom shelf and for the time being I am not planning to look for anything else to replace it.

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Affordable make-up: NYX Love in Paris eyeshadow palette review

I am gradually becoming a big fan of NYX and this new acquisition of mine makes me fall in love a little bit more.
NYX has launched a number of Love in Paris palettes for spring 2013, out of which I chose this little beauty called A La Mode.

I love both the design and the shade selection in this palette.
Nine small eyeshadow pans come in a pretty, sleek black case with a little bow in front. This small and compact palette contains everything you need to create a classic smoky eye, except any decent brushes of course.
The shade selection is so simple, yet so many brands forget that simplicity and wearability is the key. In this case I can say there's no single shade I don't like and there's no single shade that wouldn't be universally flattering. What's more you can create a wide variety of looks ranging from daytime neutrals to party smokies.

Most of these shadows are more than decently pigmented, soft and creamy when applied. They blend well and last at least 8 hours without fading or creasing (over a primer). There's a lot of fall out, but I experience that a lot when I use Urban Decay eyeshadows which are significantly more expensive. 

The shadows have no specific names, they go as follows:
top row: 
matte white, matte taupe, shimmery taupe (this one lacks in the pigmentation department)
middle row:
sparkly silver, matte black, darker silver
bottom row:
dark, cool-toned matte brown, matte gray, charcoal shimmer which looks like satin black. 

The shadows might not look like much when swatched but trust me they are perfectly capable of creating a nice smokey eye in silver or in brown or a combination of both. 

I absolutely adore this palette. If I wanted to travel light, I'd definitely take this palette with me, it's so small, lightweight and self-sufficient. 
It's probably the greatest low-budget buy of mine. 

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Wet n wild Fast Dry nail polish in Buffy the Violet Slayer review

I bought this nail polish online for three reasons. First of all I felt like adding a little cherry on top of my order do I added this little beauty to my basket, secondly, it was cheap, and finally, it seemed different than any other nail polish in my possession.

What I saw upon arrival exceeded all my expectations.
The pictures above and below don't do the shade any justice. 
I actually thought I was ordering a kind of indigo blue shade while in real life it turned out to be this wild electric purple with metallic shimmer and high shine. 
It was fully opaque in two coats or evern one thick and wore combined with Sally Hansen Insta Dri top coat for almost a week.
Amazing nailpolish for a bargain price. 

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Glossybox April 2013

When I opened the Glossybox I couldn't help feeling disappointed. There was nothing glam/glossy about it. But on second thoughts I realized this was actually the most practical and useful set of products so far. There isn't a single product I don't like or I'm not going to use. The brands could have been more high-end, but the types of products satisfied me greatly.

The box contained:
1.  Yasumi Topaz Glamour Sugar Body Scrub (Polish brand)
2. Bioliq Intense Revitalizing Serum (Polish brand)
3. Love Me Green Organic Karite Exotique moisturising body cream (Polish brand)
4. Dermo Rassoul skin-moisturising roll-on deodorant
5. Charmine Rose Moisturisinf Foot Emulsion (Polish brand)
6. a couple of Glossybox rubber bands

Sigma free eyeshadow sample review

When I was ordering a couple of brushes from Sigma I knew I'd get a free gift but I expected a brush, like the last time and instead I got this little cutie.
I just love this tiny little palette! 
It's a miniature of any decent high quality eyeshadow palette, equipped with a mirror and magnetic closing.
It contains mini eyeshadows from Sigma eyeshadow palettes Dare, Bare and Flare, one from each respectively. 
All shadows are perfectly wearable and encourage strongly to get full-size palettes.

The first shade on the left is called Surrender and it comes from the Dare palette. It is dark plum purple which looks almost brown in some combinations. In the pan we can see a lot of gold shimmer which disappears when applied and in fact the eyeshadow turns out to be matte. It's decently pigmented but unfortunately it's quite dry and powdery. The brush kicks off clouds of product and messes the palette a lot. There's also fall out. 
Apart from these difficulties the shadow blends well and evenly, which is always an advantage. 
I really like this eyeshadow although the quality is nothing to write home about.

The middle one, from the Bare palette, is called Command. This eyeshadow I like the least. Neither the shade not the performance appealed to my taste. In the pan it looks like some kind of yellowish gold with silver glitter. This glitter somehow disappears when applied and in fact it turns out to be sheer eyeshadow with chunky shimmer. I tried using it in my inner corner but it didn't look nice. Too chunky and not highlighting enough. Texturewise it felt rather dry, especially in the inner corner.

And the final one, called Publicize is from the Flare palette. This is the shade I liked most, even though it's just a shade which I use on my brow bone to highlight. As you can see in the swatch below it melts into my skin colour but it highlights the brow bone really nicely. It's matte but I'd describe the finish as satin, which is my favourite eyeshadow finish. It's smooth and creamy and it doesn't make my skin dry or parched like many matte eyeshadows do. 

This palette is a very nice gift and the eyeshadows included were of decent quality. However, now I understood what some people mean by saying that Sigma eyeshadows are quite overpriced. They aspire to the same market sector as MAC eyeshadows but there's still a long way to go.

Disclaimer: I received this product as a complimentary sample for my personal use and I'm not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my personal opinion.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Schwarzkopf BC Hairtherapy Oil Miracle review

I received this sample of Schwarzkopf hair oil in one og my Glossyboxes and this is the third hair oil I've tried so far.
This one is not a dry oil like my L'Oreal Miracle Oil, it resembles the Moroccan Oil much more. It does make my dry hair more shiny and bouncy but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with normal to oily hair.

There isn't much to say about hair oil. It's oily, yellow and has candy sweet smell. It improves my hair condition temporarily, by which I mean it makes it look better and shinier when styling bit it has no influence on hair condition in general.

I like using hair oils, I liked this one just as much as my Moroccan Oil. If I were to make the choice between these two I'd probably choose the Morrocan Oil just because I liked the smell better. But most probably I'll just pick a completely different one just out of curiosity.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Dior Capture Totale Nurturing Rich Cream review

According to the manufacturer this cream is adapted for normal to dry skin type, therefore not mine. It's meant to lastingly correct all visible signs of aging with each application. My skin is supposed to be intensely nourished, moisturised and strengthened and reveal new youthfulness.

Well, I've used up two of these quite large samples, which lasted for about a week and a half of regular use. And I haven't noticed any results, even more moisture on my oily skin. No smoothness, no brightness, no youthfulness. Many drugstore creams give much better results.

And on top of that, it has an awful smell.

Disclaimer: I received this product as a complimentary sample for my personal use and I'm not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my personal opinion.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Theodora review

I reviewed the Urban Decay Teodora palette a couple of days ago and I liked the lip pencil which came with the palette so much that I thought it deserved a separate review.
I absolutely adore the shade. It's a saturated, bold kind of rather cool toned red with vinyl shine but no shimmer. Gorgeous! 
Looks beautiful on my lips and blends in so well that the edge between the lipstick and the inner part of my lip is invisible, which is rare in case of such bright red lipsticks.
It wears pretty long and the colour doesn't change its shade into something fushia-like as it fades.

Now on to a couple of disadvantages:

1. You need a good sharpener to sharpen this thing. If you want to carry this pencil with you for touch ups, you need to remember to take the sharpener as well.

2. The product is so soft that the tip tends to break off and mess my lips with huge clumps lipstick 

3. The lipstick disappears at light speed. It literally melts onto my lips and each application means sharpening which shortens the pencil considerably.

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.