Clinique All About Eyes Cream Review

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Pros:

Helps my puff out of my puffy eyes in the morning.

Cons:

Doesn‘t remove dark circles under my eyes as promised.

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I think its very tricky to review an eye cream – after all you can only tell if it did it‘s magic when you are a zillion years – just like with the rest of the creams promising to make your wrinkles disappear and your face to stay youthfully smooth forever. But what I usually look for is reduction of puffiness and dark circles. If it gets absorbed quickly its a plus.

I have extremely puffy eyes in the morning – and this eye cream does the trick. Though I’m not sure if it’s just placebo cause I rub my eyes so much – but I chose to believe it. It doesn’t remove dark circles as promised. You use up the cream quickly since you use your fingers to apply it – and always manage to use too much. It gets absorbed quick which is a big plus.

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Sephora Easy Smokey Eye Review

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Pros:

You don’t need much to make a smokey eye.

Cons:

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Honestly I hate this one. It brush is very clumsy and you look like you’re a teenager who applied make-up for the first time. I had this vision of myself looking all Cat lady – did not happen – it was more of a Halloween situation. We all know that making a smokey eye is an art – and this clumsy chubby stick does not invite for elegance. The brush is shit – it smudges everywhere, pays no attention to detail – if you want to look stupid – this is a product for you. It also smudges really badly. 

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Yves Rocher Sexy Pulp Ultra-Volume Mascara Review

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Pros:

Elongates my lashes.

Cons:

No volume what so ever.

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I got this mascara as a gift from a relative. I must admit I haven‘t used much from Yves Rocher – I have their Monei perfume for sentimental reasons (reminds me on my granny and the summers of my childhood) but haven‘t used much else. This mascara certainly doesn‘t make me more interested in the brand. It makes my lashes longer – but that‘s about it. No filling effect, no volume no nothing – seriously I‘ve used it for about 3 months now, and I just feel so sorry for my poor eye lashes. The look so gloom and my eyes boring – not at all like in a good make-up commercial. Today I took a “big” step for my make-up self – I through that mascara out, and got myself a new one. And that felt such great.

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L:A Bruket Cottonseed Eye Balm Review

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Pros:

Makes the area under my eyes very hydrated.

Cons:

The price.

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Those who followed me for a while know that I‘m a consistent fan of Swedish Lilla Bruket – the brand who may, or absolutely may be responsible for the hype  of expensive hand soaps (Aesop only followed..). I like that this small Swedish one woman business has bloomed and is stocked in many cool life-style shops nowadays, make my Swedish heart proud. Using things from Lilla Bruket takes me back to the sea, felling the nature and having that little moment for myself when I pamper myself and take care of my skin (I use their lavender body oil religiously before going to bed to calm my nerves).

So what did I think of this eye cream? I like that it really makes the area around my eyes very soft – making it easy to apply make-up straight after use. I also like the pump bottle (very hygienic) and that you need very little per use. I never used anything with cottonseed before, but know it has moisturizing properties I was curious and not left disappointed. I like the unexpected ways ingredients are used such as broccoli (facial serum) and cilantro (scented candles) and am trying to keep myself from making new purchases. What is negative then? The price, it‘s a bit crazy.

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Clinique High Lengths Mascara Review

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Pros:

Easy to apply, washes of with water.

Everyday discrete mascara.

Cons:

No dramatic volume effect, not good for night on the town.

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I bought this mascara by mistake.. Running through the airport, the Clinique woman in taxfree gave me the wrong mascara, which I only noticed when I openned it in another country and noticed the unconventional green rubber brush. But I must admit, I dont regret the mix up. Sometimes its good to stray from your safe buys.. Once I understood that the brush doesn’t make it any more difficult to apply, I was happily surprised. This mascara is great for the easy work look, where you want to look makeup free. It really does elongate the lashes, and there is no clumps, it is a silky smooth texture. Best thing about it, is it washes of in the shower, or even just with cold water plashed in the face, and doesn’t leave resistant running streaks under your eyes. This is my fave everyday mascara! If you want a more dramatic more is more kind of mascara though this is not the one for you!

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MAC STUDIO FINISH SPF 35 CONCEALER Review

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Pros:

The package lasts for years.

Cons:

You can‘t apply it unless you have a good eye cream as a base.

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First and foremost I have been using this concealer for a good 1 year, and I still have more then half the package left. I definitely like this concealer more then my previous one (Mac Select Moisturecover concealer), but it still has a lot of minuses. You have to use your fingers when applying it, which is a bit unhygienic. You can also spend your money on an extra brush – which I didn‘t do.

When applying this concealer you have to have a layer of a good eye cream underneath, otherwise you really can‘t apply it at all – it gets all caked up. I have tried layering it over several different eye creams and only one really worked (my favourite Vichy eye cream). Does it cover well? It covers ok – I don‘t notice my dark circles throughout the day, but it could definitely cover more – since I can see a hint of them after applying the concealer. Also if your skin is sensitive it might not appreciate you piling on concealer on top of a fat layer of eye cream – though this way you will actually remember to apply eye cream (which for me is a bit of a regime “for old people” hence it took me a while getting used to it).

I choose the shade of my concealer with a Mac sales person and honestly sometimes it feels like the part I‘m covering up is shining right back at me – like the color is too bright, and I have to spend a few extra second smudging it in, so it fits in with the color of the rest of my face.

Overall I must say that this concealer could give better coverage, but I still have loads left so I will keep on using it…til I bump into a perfect concealer (in my friends make-up bag) and fire this one.

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Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara Review

Pros:

Doesn‘t give me the panda look even after a loooong day at work.

Cons:

No long lashes here.

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I heard about this mascara because the Danish beauty entrepreneur slash mogul Marianne Tromborg, wrote a make-up book where she claimed this is the only mascara she can use. Being a fan, I naturally wanted to try this mascara. My verdict is: that this mascara is worth its (budget) price, but it certainly doesn‘t give that “WOW” effect. It‘s a good everyday mascara: giving just the right amount of discreet volume, not giving you the panda look and you can layer it many times without your lashes lumping together. Cons are that it doesn‘t give you long lashes, and as mentioned before no dramatic effect. If I want to look discreet when I go to work I use this one, but for after-work you definitely need something more dramatic and fab…

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Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara Review

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Pros:

Doesn‘t lump.

Cons:

Hard to apply on lower lashes because they just get too much mascara due to the brushes size.

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This is my all time favourite mascara. I have been using it for 6 months now – and yes I know, you are supposed to not use your make-up for too long due to bacteria etcetc, but I‘m soo impressed  that it hasn‘t dried out/lumped/given me panda eyes – that I‘m gone use it until there is none left. The brush is made of rubber and you get exactly the amount that you (I) need per use, and really gives some mascara love to each one of my eyelashes. My lashes are pretty long and usually when I use mascaras it usually smudges off on my eyelids and this one doesn‘t. Also after a long day I don‘t have it all over my cheeks. In my opinion this is the bust budget mascara out on the market right now, period.

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Vichy Idealia Eye Contour Idealizer Review

Pros:

Really does help remove dark circles under my eyes.

Cons:

The price.

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I have been using my tube of this eye cream for about 2 years before I squeezed it to its end. My mama gave it to me for my birthday because at the age of 25 it was time to take care of those wrinkles-to-be around the eye area (honestly I think all of that wrinkle talk is pretty ridiculous but I‘m too scared to turn into an old orange to not obey and put cream in my face). I really like that the tube lasts for ages, which kind of makes up for its (a bit heavy) price. So does it make the circles under your eyes disappear? Yes actually it does. I have always had dark circles under my eyes, no matter how much or little I sleep, and while using this cream I have a few times caught myself thinking “actually you don‘t look that exhausted considering how little you slept”. Once I finished the package and moved on to a new cream – I really noticed the difference, my black circles came back to hunt me. This does not mean that there were no dark circles when I used this cream, cause there were – they were just a shade lighter and I didn‘t look as tired after 4 hours of sleep as I do now (when using another cream).

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