Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Beauty Product Reviews

In the past month I have added four products to my regimen and I thought I'd give a quick review on each. Korres Quercetine and Oak Primer - LOVE LOVE LOVE. This is silicone free and lightweight and actually is perfect for my skin in the summer without a moisturizer. I haven't had any breakouts and actually I think it has improved the overall feel of my skin. It smells fresh and I think the size will last at least three months. This will be a repurchase for me and it makes me want to try other products from this line.
L'Oreal True Match Natural Mascara in Black Brown. This is suppose to be 97% natural (or something like that), the packaging is also suppose to be more eco friendly. I love the shade, perfect for brunettes and very natural for day wear. The brush is very similar to the L'Oreal Voluminous which is my absolute favorite mascara. The formula holds curl without flaking but I did see some smudges on my lower lashline at the very end of the day. Overall a pretty good mascara, I'm a contact lense wearer and this did not aggravate my eyes. I would actually like to try this is black so I'll probably give this one a go for a few months. Don't be surprised if I go back to Voluminous....I always do.
Benefit Boiing concealer in Shade 1. Industrial strength? Used by professionals with actors under hot bright lights? This product does not live up to the hype and in my opinion not up to the company claims either. I love that it blends well and if you only need to cover a few red spots this might be a good choice but absolutely it does nothing for undereye circles. I don't even have terrible discoloration under my eyes and this didn't work for me. It doesn't stay either, even with powder on top it needs to be reapplied when I get home from work. I'll be exchanging this product tomorrow - the search for HG concealer continues!
Revlon Brow Fantasy in Light Brown. I DO NOT OVERPLUCK MY BROWS! I can not tell you how many times I have told friends, family, boyfriends, etc in the past. The good Lord did not see fit to give me a full brow line, I have a very thin line of hair with a few strays underneath that I pluck away - I never put my tweezers near my brow line because I need each and every hair! I have several products tagged to try from Benefit Brow Zing to the Anastasia brow products but I recently read a product review in a magazine raving about Brow Fantasy and I figured its cheap, I can buy it anywhere, I have nothing to lose. I really like it! I can't say it's necessarily HG but the color works for my medium brown hair and if feathered correctly it doesn't look like drawn on brows. The gel on the other side is what really makes it natural, just a quick swipe keeps them in place and darkens the hair a tiny bit, you just have to be careful to make sure the wide brush doesn't touch the skin under the brow. I would repurchase this, I still wouldn't mind trying the other products on my list as a splurge but this is a nice affordable option.