I know people highly rate CT palettes but I was disappointed with mine. I’ve got brown skin and I really need a little more pigment in my shadows to get the best effects and although I always use a primer and take the time to build the colours up, I’ve never found the shadows to last very long on my lids. My Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes are far superior in staying power and blendability and for roughly the same price, you get a wider range of colours and a better quality product from ABH. My favourite shadows for pigment and lasting power are Pat McGrath shadows but the prices of themore... palettes are not comparable.
It really works. You get a decent glow and a sort of refreshing update on the clarity of your skin from the first time you use it. That immediate effect diminished over time for me, so I think it’s a nice thing to rotate in your routine so your skin doesn’t get 'bored' of it. I have also tried the The Ordinary version of this which was not a patch on the Glow tonic. I buy it when M&S have the 20% off beauty so it doesn’t feel too steep. One tip: I’ve read that in order to keep the ingredients active, it’s best to keep it out of direct sunlight. That may be why I found it to be less effemore...ctive over time. I’ll try keeping the bottle in a cupboard next time I buy a bottle.
I had been getting the 15ml size every month in my Latest in Beauty subscription box and so I have used it over a long period of time. I think it took time to work, but my scars from old spots showed significant fading. I’ve got Asian skin that scars badly and nothing else I’ve used shifts the marks. I didn’t really realise how effective it had been until I stopped using it: my skin looked duller, the dark marks from scars got darker and the texture of my skin got worse. Once I restarted, my skin became more radiant again, so I do think it was down to the serum. It’s very expensive if yomore...u buy the full size bottle, but it does last a long time. That’s why I’ve knocked a mark off. It’s so effective in my opinion that I’m scared to stop using it. I’m experimenting with other items from Caudalie such as the foaming cleanser and the sunscreen and I’ll let you know how I get on.
I love the Caudalie radiance serum and can tell if I’ve stopped using it, so I use this cleansing foam as part of the regimen in the mornings in the shower to remove my night creams/treatments. It’s a lovely texture but I don’t think it would be effective at removing heavy eye make up before I go to bed. There is a double pack that I regularly see at TK Maxx at a very reasonable price and it lasts ages.
I wasn’t expecting the effect this had. Almost immediately, the dead skin on my neck just peeled off. Not so much on my face, as I tend to use acids and peels fairly regularly so there was not such a build up of dead skin on my face to work on in the first place, but even so, my skin looked amazingly radiant for days afterwards. I had a sample size but I will definitely buy this in the future, it was astonishingly effective whilst still being gentle.
The delivery system and case looks stunning, but you have to twist the bottom to make the pigment come out.....so you end up twisting and twisting whilst nothing comes out until all of a sudden you get a massive gloop. The colours I’ve got are beautiful and they feel creamy and nourishing. They’re not particularly long lasting but they are easy to carry around, but I’ve found that with time, they get very grubby around the applicator, mainly because of the gushing gloominess. Handle with care
When my skin feels rather tired or I am feeling my age, I use this at night and the smell is lovely and I wake up with softer skin. It could be that any rich cream would have the same effect but this one just feels special. Sorry I can’t be more specific than that but it is what it is and it makes me feel happy to use it.
I am biased because Tarte blushers are a winner for me anyway and I am delighted to have a set of colours for pretty much the price of one. The quality is great and just as good as if you were buying them separately and they last fairly well (I think the best blusher I have for longevity is by Surratt but I only have one colour in that and it is too pigmented for an everyday look). The packaging is lovely but it is way too bulky for my taste. I understand it is to be used as a clutch but realistically, I am not going to ever do that.
I’ve got a couple of these and they look great. You can definitely see the metal effect whilst still being matte. They have a thin consistency which means they don’t go crusty but they’ve still got decent coverage. I don’t find they dry my lips out. They’ve lost a star because they don’t last as long as some other brands I use (Lime Crime is particularly good, I think, at longevity) but they fade as opposed to crust off so they don’t look horrid through wear. I’ve got a coppery sort of colour that I particularly like which I use to top off darker colours to give an ombré effect and it wormore...ks very well: it stays on and doesn’t interfere or affect the colour underneath.