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Dr. Feelgood Facial Balm by Benefit Cosmetics Review | Mattifies, Smooths Skin & Reduces Pores

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Benefit Cosmetics Dr. FeelgoodDr. Feelgood by Benefit Cosmetics is a complexion balm that is designed to be put on over makeup to reduce fine lines and pores.

It should not smudge your already perfect makeup application or feel greasy but just give you that extra bit of coverage for a flawless mattified complexion. It can be worn alone or over the top of makeup.

The balm contains vitamins C and E which helps fight the signs of aging and also help with the production of collagen.

Users Conclusions

I have summarized the information below from the opinions of the ladies using the face balm.

Pros

  • Very matte
  • Fresh clean smell
  • Long lasting
  • Feels smooth
  • Cute packaging

Cons

  • Can cause acne breakouts ( People prone to breakouts)
  • Can be irritating on sensitive skin

Ingredients

Corn Starch Modified, Diethylene Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Isosteryl Meopentanoate, Silica, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Tridecyl Trimelitate, Diethylene Glycol Diisononanoate, Chamomile (Anthemis Nobili) Flower Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

Directions Of Use

Pat and smooth over makeup with its accompanying sponge. Just remember that "less is more" as one user rightfully said, if you apply to much it can feel slimy.

To Sum Up

The majority of ladies using the Dr. Feelgood balm relish its effectiveness at minimizing pores and mattifyng their skin.

However, some users found it irritating on the their sensitive skin and a few said it made them breakout.

I think it is a little pricey at $28 for a 0.58oz tin, although many fanatics think it is well worth the price.

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You’re Bluffing by Benefit Cosmetics Review | Cream Stick Concealer Covers Redness

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Benefit Cosmetics You're Bluffing ConcealerBenefit Cosmetics You're Bluffing Concealer is devised to cover any redness and imperfections you don't want others to see.

The concealer comes in lipstick type form which makes it ideal to put in your bag if you need a quick touch up through the day.

It comes in a yellowish color cream to neutralize redness and cover up any blemishes. Benefit says it works well for around the nose and chin.

As it is in cream form it should be smooth and easy to apply while also lasting longer than liquid concealers.

Users Conclusions

I have gathered the information below from the users opinions on the dooyoo.co.uk site.

Pros

  • Great base for powder
  • Goes on smooth
  • Covers blemishes
  • Evens skin tone
  • Covers redness

Cons

  • Can feel a little greasy
  • Quite pricey

To Sum Up

The mass majority of ladies using the concealer adore how quick and easy it is to apply. They also like how it covers redness well without looking cakey.

Although, there are a few users who find it a little greasy and quite pricey. I do agree that it is expensive at $22 but most do say it is worth the price and it lasts a long time.

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Benefit’s Confessions of a Concealaholic Review | Medium Skin Concealer Kit Covers Blemishes

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Benefit Cosmetics Confessions of a ConcealaholicConfessions of a concealaholic is a set of 6 concealers designed to hide anything you want to hide. It is devised for the medium skin tone.

The kit contains:

  • That Gal- a brightening facial primer.
  • 2x Boi-ing- an industrial strength concealer (01 for fair skin and 02 for medium )
  • Erase paste – Brightening camouflage for eyelids and face (for medium skin)
  • Lemon aid – Color correcting eyelid primer (pale yellow)
  • Eye bright – Instant eye brightener ( pale pink)
  • 2 brushes
  • A step by step lesson on how to apply the products correctly

I personally find it a bit strange how Benefit has mixed light and medium shades together into one kit, as some of the shades will be too light for medium skin and vise-versa. I suppose 2 shades could be mixed together to create one perfect shade.

Users Conclusions

Pros

  • Good value
  • Covers imperfections
  • High quality

Cons

  • Chunky case ( one patrons opinion)

To Sum Up

Most users think confessions of a concealaholic is an excellent buy at $36 for the set. They like how it has everything to hide all those horrid imperfections.

The only downside I found one patron commented on is the chunky case that the kit comes in. Compact is usually a plus for most of us, good for travel and fitting into that already bulging makeup draw.

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Clinque Quick Corrector Review | Natural Medium Coverage Liquid Concealer

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Clinique Quick Corrector ConcealerClinique Quick Corrector is a concealer is designed to give a natural medium coverage to any imperfections.

What sets this apart from other concealers is that it is a liquid formula and comes in a lip gloss like vial with a sponge tip applicator.

As it is a liquid it should make it easier to blend and make it less likely to crease, unlike some of the cream concealers.

I think Clinique is a reasonably good brand, although from personal experience I wouldn't go singing its praises. I have only tried a couple of products but didn't work for me.

It can be a little over priced, but I know Clinique works for a lot of people who won't use anything else.

Users Conclusions

The Quick Corrector has good reviews. Here are some of the pros and cons users had to say:

Pros

  • Blends well
  • Looks natural
  • Good for sensitive eyes
  • Quick & easy
  • Doesn't crease

Cons

  • A little orangey

Ingredients

I cannot find a complete list of ingredients for this product.

To Sum Up

According to most users this liquid concealer covers blemishes, blends well and is quick and easy to use.  A lot of ladies like to keep this in their handbag for quick touch ups while they're out and about.

A few users complained that it is too orangey for their skin tone.

It is hard to pick a concealer that matches your skin tone because a lot of the products out their seem to have a yellow/orange undertone, which is not suited for people who have a more pinkish undertone.

A porcelain colored concealer is usually better suited for people with a pink undertone.

The price is very acceptable at $14, making this concealer one of the cheapest ones I have reviewed so far!

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Avon Ideal Shade Concealer Stick Review | Natural Coverage For Dark Circles & Blemishes

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Avon Ideal Shade Concealer StickAvon Ideal Shade Concealer Stick is designed to provide full coverage for dark circles and blemishes. It comes in a wide range of shades to suit very light or dark skin tones.

It comes in a lipstick like form instead of the usual pot form that most concealers come in. This lipstick like design is quick and easy to use. It doesn't even require the use of a concealer brush as it can just be dotted directly onto the skin.

Avon have a lot of decent products that are reasonably priced, that makes them even more appealing.

Users Conclusions

Pros

  • Quick cover up for blemishes
  • Easy to apply
  • Covers dark circles
  • Non irritating to sensitive skin

Cons

  • Doesn't cover scars or birth marks

Ingredients

SQUALANE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, OZOKERITE, BEESWAX/CIRE D'ABEILLE, ISOPROPYL, LANOLATE, NYLON-12 , ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, POLYETHYLENE, ZINC OXIDE, SILICA, RETINYL, PALMITATE , ASCORBYL PALMITATE, BETA-CAROTENE, BENZOIC ACID, TALC, PARAFFIN ,BIS-STEARYL, ETHYLENEDIAMINE/NEOPENTYL, GLYCOL/STEARYL, HYDROGENATED DIMER DILINOLEATE , COPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE, TOCOPHEROL, BHT, LECITHIN, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL, HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE , C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

Tips

For best results for any concealer pat on the problem area them gently smooth out. Concealers can be used under or on top of foundations. Just don't use to much or it will look cakey.

To Sum Up

Avon's concealer stick has been rated very high with users. They are very satisfied with the coverage and how quick and easy it is to use. A couple of people were disappointed that it doesn't cover scars.

If you fancy giving Avon Ideal Shade Concealer Stick a try it retails for $6. Which is a total bargain considering most other brands cost 3-4 times as much.

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Boi-ing Natural Industrial Strength Concealer By Benefit Review | Covers Dark Circles & Impurities

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Boiing Concealer by BenefitBoi-ing is a concealer designed by Benefit. It apparently is industrial strength so go easy when applying. This concealer is formulated to cover the darkest of circles and any other impurities such as , broken capillaries, scars and boo boo's as well as still looking natural.

Boi-ing comes in three shades light, medium and dark. If you aren't sure the best color to suit your skin tone, it is always best to pick the medium.

Benefit say that this concealer is industrial strength, but it doesn't go into detail about how this different from other concealers. I have compared the ingredients from this concealer to a few others and they seem to be practically the same, so if this product is industrial strength so is most other products.

Users Conclusions

Pros

  • Covers dark circles
  • Goes on smooth
  • Lasts all day
  • A little goes a long way

Cons

  • Thick and waxy (few users said this)

Tips

Warm the concealer first by patting between two fingers, this will make it smoother to apply. Whether you use a brush or your finger to apply the concealer try not to use a huge amount other wise it won't like natural and will be more likely to build up in the creases.

Ingredients

Dioctyl Adipate, Octyl Stearate, Talc, Beeswax, Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, Petrolatum, Corn (Zea Mays) Oil, Octyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, Butylparaben, Ctiric Acid, BHA. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

To Sum Up

Most patrons of Benefit agree that this concealer does cover most problem areas and lasts all day long. However, a few users find it to be too heavy and waxy. Applying a thinner layer would help to make it appear lighter.

It is quite pricey at $18, although no users I found mentioned the high price.

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