Beauty products that actually work

Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by Ms T, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

    theres some shit called dipbrow by anastasia beverly hills, but over here if you can find an INGLOT shop (one at stratfield iirc) they do a brow gel pomade, which is basically the same thing, theres like 12 different shades, it's really good shit. requires a practise first for skills and the trick is to use the tiniest amount on your brush cus it's REALLY pigmented.

    if you think inglot is some weird brand then I've seen wayne goss and lisa eldridge use their products in tutorials/reviews etc

    I've got some shit called wunderbrow, which is basically waterproof smudge proof eyebrows but it's really tricky to use, the brush on it aint good
  2. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    BareMinerals Complexion Rescue is a really glowy nice tinted moisturiser.
  3. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    My report back on the Superdrug Hydrating serum - for under two quid (or under three quid at full price) it's pretty good. My no 1 is still the Vichy Aqualia serum but this is a very good stand in for times when I can't be that spendy.
  4. little_legs

    little_legs Поехали!

    I need some help. I'd like to try a face moisturizer with a high SPF, can anyone recommend a product they have tried and liked? and did not get skin irritation? Thank you! Ms T ?
  5. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

  6. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I would use moisturiser then SPF. I like La Roche Posay facial sunscreen.
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  7. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    Well, it depends what you call high. I use Nivea Visage Light Daily Moisturising Creme, which is SPF15. Unless you are planning to lie on a beach, it is more than enough. I have sensitive skin and it doesn't irritate at all.
  8. izz

    izz Madam, to you. :-P.

  9. Rebelda

    Rebelda Nearly as bad as Badgers

    This. I use a plain moisturiser followed by a 'once a day' suncream in summer. SPF moisturisers give me spots and make my eyes sting.
  10. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Well I bought Janina one the recommendation of pengaleng - only been using it since Wednesday and today my mum asked if my teeth are all my own... Which was both :thumbs: and :mad:. Also what passes for a compliment in my family.

    I also got the other two step one which I'll try out when Janina is finished for comparison. Both were on special offer at Boots.
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  11. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

    see I told you :cool: it's epic toothpaste :cool:
  12. little_legs

    little_legs Поехали!

    Many thanks to moose Ms T Geri izz for suggestions

    I ended up getting Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily Defense SPF 50 which I put on top of the moisturizer. Next time though I'll just get a Nivea sunscreen which I'll slap on top of the moisturizer.
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  13. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    I'd be interested to hear how you get on with that. I bought their bb cream last summer because it had a high spf and had a sensitivity flare up AND spots :mad:
    I am looking for a high spf face thing as my face burns/goes pink easily in the sun and of course my freckles come out in force (which X is not so bad but probably a sign I need more than the regular spf15 or 25 or whatever the standard one is.
  14. little_legs

    little_legs Поехали!

    It makes me look 3 shades paler and it dries the skin. So now I basically put some of that Kiel's, a drop of Clinique BB and lots of Embryolisse in the cup of my palm, mix it, rub my hands and apply the mixture on my face, wash hands with soap and go to work.
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  15. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Well, the Avene stuff I previously said irritated me doesn't now. In fact I'm about to buy a second lot of the gel cleanser and the moisturiser that is slightly green. I wouldn't go as far as to say "it actually works" but it doesn't make me horribly red and hot and irritated so for me that means it 'works.'
  16. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    I bought Body Shop Vitamin E daycream SPF15, nightoil & nightcream, it was 3 for 2 but still came to £30, then I had a £5 off so I bought the Vitamin E cleanser which is £10. My current thing is not using wipes but proper cleanser. I tried the oil cleanser from No7 but it was too oily! A mission to get it off. But so far so good with new regime. Next week I will be near a Lush so will get a Brazened Honey face mask.
  17. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Never use wipes!
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  18. such and such

    such and such Scones then fucking.

    I've been using Simple's micellar water, it's pretty good.
  19. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

    this! never take make up off with wipes, your face wont be clean!


    actually you can use wipes, but only to get surface make up off, you still need to do a proper cleanse, you should be double cleansing after a full face of make up for an entire day imo

    Ruth Crilley on youtube has her 'a model recommends' channel, she's pretty spot on but does kinda review high end shit, Lisa Eldridge has some good videos on skincare also
  20. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    Also don't use wipes because they create so much waste, I'm pretty sure they are not biodegradable.
  21. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Also Caroline Hirons. Wipes are full of alcohol which dries out your skin. Micellar water also doesn't really get your skin properly clean. Fine for camping but not for everyday use.

    I like the Body Shop's camomile cleansing butter and the Rose cleanser from Uma Brennan at Boots. Superdrug's hot cloth cleanser is also quite good.
  22. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    also oil is good, especially at night.
  23. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    I used the much-praised Superdrug serum the other night, and it stung and burned my face, and left me with a raw patch round the eye that looked like Id been punched. Did I do something wrong? :hmm:
  24. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    Poor you, something must be irritating your skin. I've been using it most mornings with no sensitivity, although I've found it just okay rather than the astonishing product a lot of the reviews claim it to be.
  25. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I prefer it to the more spendy Vichy Aqualia. Which is handy.
  26. ElizabethofYork

    ElizabethofYork Witchsmeller Pursuivant

    I use Elemis cleansing balm, which I really love. Followed by Elemis Serum and Elemis Marine Cream. I started using them a couple of years ago and they've made a massive difference to my skin.
  27. izz

    izz Madam, to you. :-P.

    lemon. on spotty middle-aged skin. the darling woman that does my facials said "Take your makeup off when you get home then rub all over your face with a slice of lemon, night cream over the top at bedtime". And she was right :D. Takes all the redness down and kinda makes them give up
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  28. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    I've been trying out the Nip and Tuck Exfoliating Pads and they're not for me, my skin's too dry. I do have a nearly full tub of them I'd be happy to post to someone though.
  29. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    I'd like to try them if you really don't mind posting them. :)
  30. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    Phil Smith hair conditioners - you can get them on offer for £2 in Sainsbury's and they're the best I can remember using (prefer them to Organix and Aussie, which are twice the price).

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