Korres Eyeliner Pencil

I like Korres.  I really do.  Are you on to me yet?

There are products by Korres I don’t like, and I might do a review on them, just so you don’t think I’m full of baloney, but for now…  Here is another Korres product I enjoy using almost everyday.

This is the Eyeliner Long-lasting Cedar wood Pencil in Black. It’s my go to product for daytime because it has the perfect amount of black for a daytime smokey eye and it smudges beautifully. Also, it lasts a good 2-3 hours on the waterline, and even more my top lashline, even without primer, which is a record for my super oily lids. Is lasts longer if set with eyeshadow.

It comes in a variety of colors, but I haven’t tried the rest.  There is also a softer version, labeled “soft”, that I suspect to be blacker if you prefer that, but I’m too afraid to try it in the summer, in fear that it will end up all over my cheeks.

Korres Eyeliner Pencil

swatch in daylight

Lightly smudged around the eye, No primer, No mascara, No eyeshadow

Same as above

What’s your favorite pencil eyeliner?

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Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer

As promised, here is the review of the second of the Bobbi Brown concealers that I own.

All in all, these (the creamy concealer and the corrector) both have the same pros and cons.  Amazing quality products, very good pigmentation and cover everything with their luxurious creaminess.  But, quite expensive, very little product, and crease crease crease if not set with powder.

(I set both of them with elf translucent powder, which I absolutely adore, and a fluffy brush.)

The only difference I see between the two is that the creamy concealer is actually a little LESS creamy than the corrector.  This is not necessarily a bad thing.  Right now I’m in Cyprus for vacation and the creamy concealer, which is less creamy, performs better in this hot humid weather.

See pics below, click if you want them larger!

 

Up: Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Natural, Down: Bobbi Brown Corrector (reviewd a couple of posts ago)

 

 

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What do you think of this?

What concealer do you use?  Please tell!

xxx

Bobbi Brown Corrector

Another review of a quite amazing product.  This is a celebrity product, we’ve all heard about it.  And there’s a reason for that!

This is amazingly pigmented, extra creamy, and perfectly covers the horrendous dark circles around my eyes.  I’ve tried a lot of concealers, and so far, it’s the best one out there. And, it lasts on my skin for good 7-8 hours, if I set it with powder.  Nothing more to say about it.  If you suffer from bad dark under-eye circles, then this product is a life saver!

Two cons I have to say about it:

1. It is so creamy it creases like crazy.  If I don’t set it with translucent powder it will crease within seconds.  And even with that, a few hours later I do see a little bit of creasing.  I will usually just pat my finger over it and that will take care of the creasing, but still, it’s a flaw.

2. The price compared to how much you get.  I got this at a sale at my local Sephora for 9,5 euros, but it is usually over 20 euros!  And it’s only 1.7 g, so if you use this daily it won’t even last you a long time.

Up: Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer (Review Coming Up Soon), Down: Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelain Peach

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What do you guys think?  Do you have any good concealers to recommend?

xxx

Olay Review

Hello, ladies! How have you been?

Skincare review again here! Read on if you ‘re interested!

I’ve been using these two Olay products for the past two months. You all know Olay don’t you?  Used to be really high-end I think, now it’s really affordable. I think these two products were around 10 euros each!  They still have a pretty good reputation, but let’s see…

The one is a night cream called “Olay complete night – night enriched cream”.  It’s supposed to have all the nice and rich ingredients your skin needs to regenerate itself while you ‘re curled up in bed.  This product has a nice clean smell to it, nothing that bothers me, and I’m pretty particular about smells.  It doesn’t smell “old-lady-ish” even though Olay has that kind of tag following it around.  It has a rich, but not oily texture, which leaves my skin feeling quite sumptuous before bed.

What I don’t like about it is that it’s so rich, it sometimes breaks me out.  Not humongous zits, but small whiteheads that clear up until the next day. Now, my skin is pretty oily, so it’s probably not the product’s fault.  On the other hand, not many products have this effect on me, so I will probably not be getting this again.

The second product is an eye cream – “Olay Age Defying Eye Gel”.  It is a completely clear product, so much so that when I first opened the packaging I thought the jar was empty!  This feels very very refreshing around my eyes.  I do feel a sort of pulling sensation as it starts to dry, but not in a bad way.  As if this was doing a “mini-lift” around my eye area, does that make any sense?  I can’t detect any smell to this.

All in all, it’s not an absolute favorite, but I think it’s a good value for money product.  Especially when I compare it to the “Clinique All About Eyes” eye cream.  I usually get along nicely with Clinique products but this stuff made my eyes so freaking itchy, I wanted to scratch my skin off.  (Eww)  It created more wrinkles than it prevented, me thinks.  (I’m giving you the evil eye, Clinique).

 

 

 

Have you any good eye creams to recommend?  Please do.

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Vichy Normaderm

So, my first blog post is going to be a review on a skincare line I am currently using, that I am verrry pleased with!

See, I have normal to combination skin, like a lot of ladies do, with my problem areas being mostly my forehead, nose and chin.  My skin has never been problematic to be honest, except for the occasional zit, and the mandatory breakouts most of us have had during our teenage years (those times are long gone thank god, I am 24 now).

A few months ago, I noticed that I had started to get pimples and small nasty bumps on my forehead and skin.  Maybe you’re thinking ok, so it’s not a big problem, but ladies let me tell you.  Redness we can hide, discoloration we can hide, but those ugly little things that pop right out of your skin, nothing can hide.  It’s a matter of texture, and not the heaviest coverage foundation can cover that.

So in comes, Vichy Normablend.  This is a wonderful line, affordable, clean-smelling, and it works!  It had my face all cleared up in a couple of weeks.  For the first month or so I used two times daily (morning and night) these three products:

  • Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel
  • Vichy Normaderm 3 in 1 Unclogging Purifying Toner
  • Vichy Normaderm Pro Mat Ultra-Matyfying Oil-Free Lotion SPF15 (mine was in a white packaging though, I think, I run out now and haven’t bought a new one yet)

You can find more details, ingredients, etc at:

http://www.vichyusa.com/_us/_en/face-care/collection/normaderm.aspx

All of these products were under 15 euros each (I live in Greece at the moment, and got them at a pharmacy) which is quite affordable when it comes to good skincare products!

Now I have to say, I don’t use the Toner daily anymore, as it can feel a bit drying at times.  My skin has been pretty clear for the past weeks, and I only use it when I feel my face has been acting too greasy, when I see zits popping up, or when I’ve out all day and feel that I need that extra bit of squeaky cleanliness.

So I really do recommend this line, for ladies with oily skin that tends to get worse especially as summer is approaching.

As a last note, I have seen some bad reviews on these, which I think stem from the wrong people using it.  This is not for people with dry/normal skin!  Also, I would not recommend this to anyone with severe acne.  Many times, these sort of products will just aggravate severe acne instead of making it go away!  For people with a more serious problem, I would definitely suggest a visit to a dermatologist or sites such as http://www.acne.org !

P.S. This of course wasn’t sponsored, do I really need to mention that?  No idea!   I’m a bit of a rookie here, bear with me. 🙂

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