Natalie C.'s (mandala) Beauty Product Reviews | Page 4
The "Does Everything" Product
I can't go to work without this in my purse! I never know when I'm going to get a cut or a rash on my skin, I never know how the freakish nyc weather will react to my skin on a particular day, but I know if I have this with me, my skin will be protected. Honestly, it smells and looks like diaper rash ointment but I've checked the ingredients and they are slightly different. I guess if you're looking for a cheaper dupe of this product, the popular diaper rash brands from your local stores could do just as well, but it won't definitely be as convenient and as refined as this product will. It also last a surprisingly long time!
The Dupe Is Better
This product is expensive and quite honestly, the dupe of this product works just as well which is the Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel. This product is like more than 5 times as expensive than the dupe. While I must admit, my skin feels great with the Aquasource, so does saving $33 on a dupe! Being a smart beauty investor feels just as good.
So you're looking for concealer that's portable, pigmented, and with great texture huh? This is definitely it!! I've been using this product for years and I keep coming back to it even if I decide to try new products. It's just so handy for traveling, but the quality is never spared even if it's in a stick form. It's velvety and pigmented so it lasts a long time and it looks like second skin. I use this mainly for my undereyes but when I travel, this is the only concealer I need to bring. If only other products were this easy...
Waterline Must Have
I have this pencil in Clair, which is meant to be used for the waterline because it's flesh toned. I have really big prominent eyes, so any bit of redness shows. I put some eye drops on and put this on my waterline and I instantly look fresh faced, even without undereye concealer. No one will ever know you just pulled an all nighter or partied till the wee hours. I can't live without it anymore!!!
When I went to the Chanel counter, the lady described the look as feathery, and I didn't understand at first, but then it became totally clear when I wore it. It makes my lashes look feathery and defined, making it wonderful for work because it's not vampy, just very classy. The formula and the wand make it virtually clump free which is fantastic! It doesn't run, even when I've been in the summer sun, but it washes right off. Really gives great definition, but I wouldn't use this for a night out because it doesn't give me dramatic lashes.
If I Were On A Dessert Island...
This would be the product that NEEDS to come with me if I can only choose a few makeup items for the rest of my life. Powder Pink works so so so well on my pale skin. I have a hard time finding colors that won't wash me out and that actually compliments my fair skin. This is it for me!
I use this only on weekends and during travels because it's so versatile and fuss free. That means you can ditch one product, either lip or cheek, because this works wonders for both! More space in your makeup bag, and less time wasted putting on makeup for that matter.
Best Cream Blush Ever!
I wanted to invest in a really good cream blush for work everyday and this was it! It only comes in a few shades but you can tell every shade is universally flattering for pretty much every skintone! The scent is clean and crisp but very light. Doesn't clog my pores at all which is a huge problem for me and it's the reason why I can't use many products. I have fair skin, and Rose Glow gives the most amazingly natural and radiant flush that I wanted. It doesn't look obvious like powder blushes because its a lush cream. It also has a golden sheen, so it makes my skin look warm and healthy, like it was my natural skin.
The only complaint I have is actually the closure of this gorgeous compact. The front closure comes loose, so it opens by itself with hardly any force. If I flip it upside down, it opens easily, so it's no wonder it needs the zipper holster. At least it's a nice zipper holster. The compact is gorgeous though. It's one of those head turners if I pop it out in public for touch ups.
One of the Best Wipes Out There!
I don't normally use makeup removing wipes, but when I do, I always go back to these babies. I keep them by my bedside if i'm just too tired to wash my makeup off.
It's super gentle and not too abrasive. It does take off pretty much all my makeup except waterproof mascara, and better yet, it doesn't leave a film! Thus, never had clogged pores with these wipes. And it's cheap, which I love!
This product is awful! It's so harsh. I was given a test sample and I used it only thrice because my skin couldn't handle any more uses. I know it's catered to teens but in my opinion no teen should ever use such strong chemical products. It dried out my skin terribly. You don't need strong chemicals and high percentage benzyl peroxide to see a difference in breakouts in my opinion.
To spend that much money on a product that doesn't get rid of your ENTIRE facial makeup is a fail for me. Just like the liquid version of this product, it leaves a silky film which feels nice at first but then I realized it was clogging my pores and I had to rigorously wash my face after to get rid of that film because it feels gross when your skin is dry. Also, it didn't even get rid of my mascara, which WASN'T even waterproof. This comes in a large tub like the picture so it's not hygienic because your fingers are getting into the product every time you use it.
This product is just a complete fail for me!