Archive for the ‘Product Reviews’ Category
Sunday, February 5th, 2017
Whether you currently use primer before your makeup, or prefer to just apply foundation on our bare skin, this e.l.f. face primer is definitely worth a try. I’ll admit that once upon a time I wasn’t aware of the need for primer, so felt fine without it. Until I tried it. I noticed a huge difference in not only the look of my makeup, but how long it lasted throughout the day.
This e.l.f Mineral Infused Face Primer is a clear formula that glides on skin smoothly, and evenly. It is completely invisible once applied, and does not feel heavy or greasy. I loved the way the primer filled in the lines in my skin, and even made my pores look smaller! Even if you are going without makeup or foundation, this primer will definitely make a difference in the look of your skin, just by using it alone.
Throughout the day I did notice that my makeup seemed to last longer, and it took longer for my skin to appear oily and shiny. I still didn’t make it the entire day without a hint of shine, but it was ten times better than no primer at all. And you can’t beat the price!
I’d definitely recommend e.l.f Mineral Infused Face Primer to anyone who has been using primer as part of their daily routine, or those who have never given it a try.
Product: e.l.f Mineral Infused Face Primer
Description: “Transform your face into a flawless and smooth canvas with the Mineral Infused Face Primer. Developed to combat against excess oil, flaky dryness, enlarged pores and fine lines. This clear multipurpose skin primer will prepare your skin so makeup goes on evenly for a long-lasting satin finish” – From the e.l.f website
Stars: 4.5 out of 5
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
With all of the holiday parties and nights out in the last month or two, having a good facial cleanser is a must. Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser boasts to increase skin softness and radiance, which I thought sounded great this time of year. The formula contains white tea and vitamin e which are both great for your skin. The cleanser has a nice scent, but isn’t overpowering. It created a good foamy lather, and seemed to easily erase all of the makeup off of my face, including a few layers of mascara. Afterwards, my skin felt clean, fresh and was not dry at all. I’d definitely recommend trying this cleanser if you’re in the market for a fresh, new face product.
Product: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser
Description: “The rich, cushioning formula cleanses skin without over-drying and gently washes away dull surface skin cells. Infused with antioxidant white tea and moisturizing vitamin E, the formula boosts three signs of healthy-looking skin: softness, evenness, and radiance. For skin that looks and feels healthy every day.” – From the Neutrogena website
Stars: 4.5 out of 5
Thursday, December 8th, 2016
The holiday season is approaching, and who doesn’t want to look their absolute best?! In search of a new lipcolor to try, I decided on Revlon’s Colorburst Lacquer Balm. There were plenty of shades to choose from, which I liked but made my decision that much harder.
When I first applied the product, I noticed that the color was much denser than I imagined it would be for a “balm” – this product is definitely more like a lipstick when it comes to color. The pink was bright and rich, and looked amazing. Since it does have “balm” in the name, I honestly didn’t expect the color to last long – but it did! I went the entire first half of the day, without my lipcolor fading even in the slightest. It did however, wear off almost completely after lunch and I had to reapply. Even though the color does not last all day, it doesn’t dry your lips out like some “all day” lip products. Nobody wants dry lips (especially in the winter when the air is already dry), so this is a great choice for day and night.
Product: Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm
Description: “Shine like never before with brilliant color infused with a Triple Butter Complex. Available In 10 craveable, collectible lacquer shades.”
– From the Revlon website
Stars: 4 out of 5
Sunday, November 6th, 2016
Just in time for winter’s approach, and the humidity finally falling and our skin (unfortunately) becoming dry and cracked.. Lets take a look at one of the most popular brands of skincare’s Intensive Repair Lotion. Eucerin Intensive Repair Rich Lotion comes in a large-sized pump bottle, and although it dispenses from a pump, it is still the richest lotion that I’ve ever bought that didn’t come in a jar or tub.
I chose this lotion because it is fragrance-free, and will not cause an allergic reaction in those who are sensitive to perfumes. Plus, in the winter you tend to need to lather on more lotion, and it’s nice to have one that won’t interfere with your chosen perfume of the day. Upon first applying the lotion, my skin felt immediately softened and moisturized, and did not have any leftover greasy feel that left my skin feeling oily. That, and the truly fragrance-free formula made it a win in my book (some fragrance-free lotions still seem to have a scent in my opinion, but not this one). I can say that the lotion lasted well into my day, even when I was outside in the cold, AND after I had washed my hands numerous times. I did have to eventually reapply in the evening, but by that point my hands had been through a lot. This lotion is definitely a good go-to product for the cold months to come.
Product: Eucerin Intensive Repair Rich Lotion
Description: “This rich, formula with buffered alpha hydroxy and special moisturizing ingredients, gently exfoliates and intensively moisturizes, for smoother, healthier-looking skin.” – From the Eucerin website
Stars: 5 out of 5
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
I’ve recently had the opportunity to review the Microdermabrasion Crystals from NEEDCRYSTALS. This came at a perfect time when the colder months are approaching, and exfoliation is key to keeping skin healthy and radiant.
The product boasts that it sweeps away dead surface skin, clears pores to visibly reduce their appearance, and leaves skin clear, smooth and more even toned. What makes this product unique is that it is a jar of dry crystals, which you add to the facial cleanser of your choice. We love that you are free to continue using whichever facial cleanser is right for you, with the added benefit of exfoliation. And the jar of crystals goes a long way! In order to get the full effect, I used the product for two weeks to really give it a chance to give me good results. And I will say that I in fact did start to see results even after the first use. My skin felt smoother and softer within days of using the product, and after two weeks I do believe that my pores appear smaller, and acne marks seem to have faded a little. I’d definitely recommend this product for those looking to exfoliate their skin and reduce pore size. Add it to your favorite facial cleanser, and get the results of both products in one!
Where to purchase: needcrystals.com