Today’s post will be a quick review and a side by side comparison between two product in Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizer. In this line there are two products:
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (Left) — Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (Right)
I was browsing for something that would be lightweight on my skin as a moisturizer for the summer that could carry on throughout fall. Since I have combo/dry skin, I needed something that was lightweight for my t-zone but heavy enough for some dry spots on my face. Seeing both of this product, I just ended up buying both. Both cost $13 per bottle at Sephora.
[Left: Lotion, Right: Gel]
1) Lotion – At first swatch the consistency is quite thick. I think this is suitable for people with very dry skin all year round. For people with combination skin I suggest use this mostly for winter season because your skin would need something that would maintain the softness and moisture level. Also this would be a bonus because it would prevent your skin from cracking/chapping in the winter time. Nevertheless it does it’s job and it’s really moisturizing. I am going to keep this for the upcoming fall/winter.
2) Gel – I have been using this a lot since right now the weather here has been muggy, humid and hot. I really like this gel because the texture seems to be very light and water based. So far I have not broken out from this product and the smell is very faint and can go unnoticeable ( I think it smells like honey). Like it’s sibling the lotion, it does it’s job on keeping your skin moisturized. I think this product is perfect for people with combination skin in the summer. For oily people, this is also very good for your pores but you will probably need to stock up on another moisturizer than is more oil-controlling (this is if you have very/severe oily skin. I recommend any product Clinique’s Acne Solution line). I wouldn’t really say this keeps oil off your face all day.
Overall, both products does the trick. I do think in conclusion the lotion is more heavier than the gel and more thick in moistness.
So for rating I will give both products:
Hello my lovelies! This post will be a review on a “tubing” mascara by blinc.
This mascara was advertised as a waterproof tubing mascara. This mascara is a bit different than your average conventional mascara because it is advertised that the formula here “tubes” around your lashes creating strong bind around them whereas the conventional mascara simply just “paints” over your lashes causing it to run or smudge more easily.
This was purchased from Sephora for $26. A bit of a run for your money, but I can tell you that this is probably the best mascara I have ever used! (Unless you can find something better for me to try so leave suggestions in the comment section!)
[The last two photos: Before and After]
Pros: What I find remarkable about this mascara is that it’s absolutely smudge/run/flake free! I have accidentally rubbed my eyes once with it on and it won’t budge. The only way to get it off is to wash them with really warm water. Even in cold water it doesn’t melt. What I also like about this mascara is that the more coats you apply the lengthier your lashes get and the full they look.
Cons: The price is not the prettiest out there. The packaging tube of the mascara is slightly heavier than other mascara packaging. Other than that it is in really cool aluminum packaging. It would be nice if they came out with a travel size.
Overall, definitely waterproof and definitely increases length and volume!
(I am giving it an 8 star rating because the high price doesn’t make it look so good.)
Hello Everyone! This post will be a review on Clinique’s Chubby Stick. This line of lip balm gives a warm color to the lips without drying them out. The Clinique’s Chubby Stick cost about $16 at Sephora. The shade you see here is Mega Melon. I would say this stick is something of a crossover between lip balm and lip stick.
If you get to know me you know I have a weird, well “ghetto,” sense of humor. Now saying that I want to go on and talk about one of my favorite steps of make up, the finishing powder. I generally call it “crack for my face.” Essentially the finishing powders I prefer are white (in the container) translucent powder that is ultra fine and its purpose is to fill in any extra spaces that the make up missed on your face, leaving your skin silky smooth.
Another usage for this product is the absorption of excess oils. I don’t know about you but that’s something I definitely need in my life! I absolutely love finishing powder and even when I don’t wear make up I will often just have moisturizer and finishing powder on just because I love the way it feels on my face. It’s a MUST HAVE for anyone who even likes make up. I have yet to find someone who didn’t like finishing powder! Even my guy friends like the feel of it on their face.
Now moving on to the review, I’m the type of person with the personality of going big or go home and with this it leads me to have many different brands of essentially the “same” product. But of course different companies’ makes things different ways and here is what I have to say about the different brands of finishing powder.
MAKE UP FOREVER – HD Microfinish Powder
Price: $15 – $30
This was my first finishing powder purchase and for a tiny container it has lasted me forever. This was the one that I introduced to my friends who are new to make up. I absolutely love the feel of this wispy white powder on my face. It is incredibly fine and soft fo the touch and blends out nicely, however beware that using too much will leave the “giesha” mask on your face, unless you’re more fair-skinned than I am then I’m jealous because I honestly love putting this stuff on my face. A definite 9 out of 10 stars!
SMASHBOX – Photo Set Finishing Powder SPF 15
Hello Everyone! This review will be on Lorac’s Translucent Touch Up Powder. The Touch Up Powder line from Lorac provides a matte and lightweight powder that leaves your skin looking clean and flawless! My purchase again, was from Hautelook. I believe the price was from $28 cut down to about $10+. Definitely no more than $15!
Pros: What I really liked about this powder was the packaging is thin and small, easy to throw into your bag. The powder itself is very lightweight and cake-free. Just a quick brush on the cheeks, nose and forehead will do the job.
Cons: I didn’t like how the compact came with a cheap sponge. I don’t think the packaging itself can hold a thicker better quality sponge applicator.
Overall, I think this compact will do the job of any good powder with a good price from Hautelook!