Natalie C.'s (mandala) Beauty Product Reviews | Page 6
When You're On A Budget
This is my go to scrub if I'm on a budget. I usually get this product in bulk from my local wholesale club. It's a bit abrasive so I usually have a gentle hand when I use it. There's also a lot of product in the bottle so when I travel, I usually put some of this product in a smaller travel bottle so I have no excuse for not exfoliating. I also feel less guilty because it's quite cost effective.
To me, this is like the summer time version of the Dramatically Different Lotion. The gel formula makes it really nice to wear during the muggy summer months at night. The texture is so lovely and light. It doesn't have SPF so I can't use it during the day. Doesn't clog my pores, and it moisturizes quite nicely. I don't want to give it full marks because I know there's better products out there that are gel-cremes but much cheaper.
Best for Night
I like this moisturizer, but I don't LOVE it. I can't wear it during the day because it's lacking SPF and with my fair skin, I can't skimp on SPF. I like to use this during the winter months if I really don't have any other night cream. Other than moisturizing, it doesn't do anything much at all. At least it doesn't clog my pores.
I love this product. It lasts such a long time and because of the two colors, I can always adjust whenever I've got tanner or lighter. It stays put and doesn't show. I can't find a single flaw with it. LOVE IT!!!
Love Runs Out Quick
I love this lip product to death. I have both the Sugar and Rose color. The thing with this is that there isn't enough product! It runs out so quickly, it's sad! Luckily I have self control and I limit how often I use this product because it's really pricey. My bf loved it so much too so he bought it for himself, but theres only about 10% after 2 months! If you buy this, learn to have some self control, but it can be really easy to just keep using it and using it, then within a month you realize you've pretty much hit the bottom.
How Can I Put This...
It's wonderful and not so wonderful. It clogged my pores on my cheeks quite badly, worse if it's the summer months, but the Orgasm color is just so AMAZING. I had to stop using it regularly because after a week straight of using it, it clogged my pores. I use this product only on special occasions now which is quite sad for me because I love it dearly. Obviously, not everyone has my skin type so it could just be some people, who knows.
I have pale skin with warm undertones and I still haven't seen a single skintone that can't pull off this universally flattering color. The gold sheen makes it amazing for the summer time, day or night.
Easy to Find in Your Purse
I love and loath the design of this product. It's super easy to spot and feel in your purse, but it's pretty big and bulky so you can't bring this in a small clutch or put it in your pockets. The formula is nice though. It moisturizes but it doesn't give an obvious or sticky shine. I like the ingredients too, it's very natural and smells amazing! I keep this product around the house because I love the design, but it's impossible to bring this on a night out clubbing with a teeny tiny clutch. The ergonomic design makes it easy to use as well.
Not So Kind to My Pores
While the coverage was pretty decent, considering everyone can essentially make their own tinted moisturizer, it wasn't very nice on my pores. My pores get clogged quite easily and I noticed it did just that with this product. I refuse to buy tinted moisturizer now ever since I found out you're only getting a very very low percentage of color in tinted moisturizer. I'd rather mix foundation and moisturizer myself to make a tinted moisturizer. It's cheaper and better on my skin than this product in my opinion.
Best of the Best
I have so many vernis colors from Chanel and I will go to this as a first option. The colors are always trendy but wearable and worth the $23 price because it really does last a long time. It's also the only polish that gets so many compliments. Whenever I wear any of their colors, I get tons of compliments.
One time during finals just before graduation I was studying day and night, and I didn't have time to cook, non the less paint my hideously chipped nails. I was wearing Particulier, and while I was in class getting ready for the final, 2 girls were raving about the color of my nails. I was mortified because my nails were so chipped but they were more enamored by the lovely putty color. It's been my favorite nail polish ever since. Enough said!