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it's okay to be afraid

but it will never be the same;
Jan 20 '14
price: 3/5longevity: 3.5/5color match: 4/5texture/finish: 4/5
total: 3.5/5
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i have a preconceived dislike of high end foundations. there are plenty of great options at the drug store (covergirl outlast 3-in-1, i’m lookin at you!), but i wanted to give one a try. recently, i’d heard a ton of people raving about this foundation. so, one day at sephora, i made the jump and decided to give this one a go.
first of all, i am amazed that for once in my life (actually 2nd time) i was not the lightest color in the range. i am the color cream ivory, which is a warmer ivory, with subtle golden undertones. the match to my skin is fabulous, though it may be too light for me come summer as it’s already a touch lighter than the covergirl outlast i usually wear.
the foundation is listed as a “luminous” finish foundation. i have combo/oily skin, so i was a little concerned that “luminous” would translate into “greaseball.” 
the first time i wore this foundation, i did so without a primer (i was traveling and didn’t have one on me). that was a mistake. by midday, my skin looked patchy and oily. i had to use a blotting paper, which is something i never have to do with my covergirl foundation. 
feeling disappointed, i went to the local drug store and picked up the loreal miracleblur primer/stuff in hopes that priming my skin would help. and, to my delighted surprised, it makes all the difference. the second day, this primer lasted all day and maintained a glowy look without looking oily. 
as far as coverage goes, this is more of a medium coverage and i definitely found myself needing to conceal my under-eye circles. the beautiful dewy finish is definitely worth a little bit extra work, though!
overall, i am quite happy with my purchase. $45 is steel for a foundation (especially compared to the $7-12 i usually spend). not sure if i would repurchase, but i will definitely enjoy using this while it lasts.

price: 3/5
longevity: 3.5/5
color match: 4/5
texture/finish: 4/5

total: 3.5/5

i have a preconceived dislike of high end foundations. there are plenty of great options at the drug store (covergirl outlast 3-in-1, i’m lookin at you!), but i wanted to give one a try. recently, i’d heard a ton of people raving about this foundation. so, one day at sephora, i made the jump and decided to give this one a go.

first of all, i am amazed that for once in my life (actually 2nd time) i was not the lightest color in the range. i am the color cream ivory, which is a warmer ivory, with subtle golden undertones. the match to my skin is fabulous, though it may be too light for me come summer as it’s already a touch lighter than the covergirl outlast i usually wear.

the foundation is listed as a “luminous” finish foundation. i have combo/oily skin, so i was a little concerned that “luminous” would translate into “greaseball.” 

the first time i wore this foundation, i did so without a primer (i was traveling and didn’t have one on me). that was a mistake. by midday, my skin looked patchy and oily. i had to use a blotting paper, which is something i never have to do with my covergirl foundation. 

feeling disappointed, i went to the local drug store and picked up the loreal miracleblur primer/stuff in hopes that priming my skin would help. and, to my delighted surprised, it makes all the difference. the second day, this primer lasted all day and maintained a glowy look without looking oily. 

as far as coverage goes, this is more of a medium coverage and i definitely found myself needing to conceal my under-eye circles. the beautiful dewy finish is definitely worth a little bit extra work, though!

overall, i am quite happy with my purchase. $45 is steel for a foundation (especially compared to the $7-12 i usually spend). not sure if i would repurchase, but i will definitely enjoy using this while it lasts.

Jan 20 '14
strength: 4/5 longetivity: 3/5 bottle design: 5/5 total: 4/5
with top notes of violet leaf, blood grapefruit,  and strawberry, middle notes of gardenia, violet, and jasmine, and base notes of musk, white woods, and vanilla, this is definitely a summery, floral scent. 
on my skin chemistry, the violet and jasmine are the most prevalent notes but there is definitely a follow through of musk as it settles into the skin.
this is a great perfume for a casual, summer day. its staying power is above average on my skin and lasts all day in my hair. it’s a bright scent that i have gotten many compliments on.
the only complaint i have is that i am not a *huge* fan of super floral scents; however, some of the other notes make this one appeal to me on days when i am in the mood for it. also, i love the bottle and i love having it on display.
if you love florals, though, you will more than likely love this perfume.
the 100ml bottle runs $75US. my bottle is about 5 years old and nearly empty. unlike some perfumes, the scent has not changed with time. 

strength: 4/5
longetivity: 3/5
bottle design: 5/5
total: 4/5

with top notes of violet leaf, blood grapefruit,  and strawberry, middle notes of gardenia, violet, and jasmine, and base notes of musk, white woods, and vanilla, this is definitely a summery, floral scent. 

on my skin chemistry, the violet and jasmine are the most prevalent notes but there is definitely a follow through of musk as it settles into the skin.

this is a great perfume for a casual, summer day. its staying power is above average on my skin and lasts all day in my hair. it’s a bright scent that i have gotten many compliments on.

the only complaint i have is that i am not a *huge* fan of super floral scents; however, some of the other notes make this one appeal to me on days when i am in the mood for it. also, i love the bottle and i love having it on display.

if you love florals, though, you will more than likely love this perfume.

the 100ml bottle runs $75US. my bottle is about 5 years old and nearly empty. unlike some perfumes, the scent has not changed with time. 

Jan 17 '14
price: 4/5. $28.50 is a little steep for a make up remover. especially when you are used to buying $6 make-up wipes. BUT! this has got to be so much better for my skin, so i think it’s worth it
effectiveness: 4.5/5. this stuff is pretty much thebomb.com when it comes to getting off stubborn make up. after about 20 seconds of gentle rubbing, it’s like POOF! and the make up is gone. there are just a few traces of mascara left in my bottom lashes
scent: 4/5. this is your typical clinique unscented scent. it’s not bad, but it reminds me of crayons. i guess it’s good that it isn’t irritating.
side-effects: 4/5. so far, so good as far as skin is concerned. no break outs, no redness, no oily or dry patches. this stuff does irritate my eyes a bit, though. not painful irritation, but my eyes are blurry for maybe 20ish seconds after i rinse.
how i use:
1. apply product to directly to dry skin2. massage gently all over face for about 20-30 seconds, including very carefully around eyes3. rinse4. (optional!) take just a little bit of eye-make up remover to clean up any remaining bits of mascara5. tone, moisturize, serumize, etc. as usual.

price: 4/5. $28.50 is a little steep for a make up remover. especially when you are used to buying $6 make-up wipes. BUT! this has got to be so much better for my skin, so i think it’s worth it

effectiveness: 4.5/5. this stuff is pretty much thebomb.com when it comes to getting off stubborn make up. after about 20 seconds of gentle rubbing, it’s like POOF! and the make up is gone. there are just a few traces of mascara left in my bottom lashes

scent: 4/5. this is your typical clinique unscented scent. it’s not bad, but it reminds me of crayons. i guess it’s good that it isn’t irritating.

side-effects: 4/5. so far, so good as far as skin is concerned. no break outs, no redness, no oily or dry patches. this stuff does irritate my eyes a bit, though. not painful irritation, but my eyes are blurry for maybe 20ish seconds after i rinse.

how i use:

1. apply product to directly to dry skin
2. massage gently all over face for about 20-30 seconds, including very carefully around eyes
3. rinse
4. (optional!) take just a little bit of eye-make up remover to clean up any remaining bits of mascara
5. tone, moisturize, serumize, etc. as usual.

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Jun 12 '13

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