Beauty products that actually work

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

  1. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Here's a review of a semi-permanent lipstick

  2. Mogden

    Mogden I like tea


    Love her honesty :D
  3. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    :D:D:D Brilliant.
  4. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara thoughts start with a laser sound

    A word of warning from an idiot (me): don't, as I did, swipe Nip and Fab toning pads all around your eye area and then go out in the sun without putting on any sunscreen. I did this last week and basically fried my eyelids :facepalm: Just getting over the stingy, puffy stage now, but they're still intensely itchy and a bit sore, even with repeated applications of my daughter's eczema cream.
  5. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    :D:D:D that video's fucking ace
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  6. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

  7. muvva

    muvva Well-Known Member

    The newish blusher Galifornia from Benefit is ace, it also smells luscious.
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  8. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    Got some of the Aldi alleged Liz Earle dupe Fez909. I've never used the Liz Earle but I didn't like the smell as much as my old favourite Soap and Glory Ultimelt, and I found it a bit drying on my dryish skin (on a very hot day) Might be better on oilier complexions. Better than some more expensive cleansers I've tried but if I'm going super cheap I prefer the Superdrug Vitamin E Oil cleanser.

    Eta. Can't remember what thread this was discussed in. Ah well, it's late and I've written it here now.
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  9. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara thoughts start with a laser sound

    My eyelids are still a bit fucked up and I haven't been able to wear make up for a while, so I decided to chuck out most of my make up and start again. Bought some Bare Minerals foundation and concealer at the weekend - it's great, gentle on the skin, good coverage, makes me look healthy.
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  10. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

    I've ditched my old makeup routine too and moved to a lovely Clinique moisture surge CC cream in a's factor 25 and is really light....just invisible on the skin. I'm very pale and find it hard to find a good colour match but this is perfect.


    Bought some benefit mascara and brow stuff.
    Sorted for Summer now. :)
  11. Rebelda

    Rebelda Nearly as bad as Badgers

    Both my Jo Malones are about to run out (pear and freesia for day, peony and suede for night). What smells are people wearing atm? I fancy something new.
  12. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    Shay and Blue Black Club Leather - incredible scent, amazing stuff, it's my all time favourite

    If you like something more floral then Tom Ford Fleur de Portofino / Neroli Portofino (bit less floral, more citrus). His vanilla and tobacco scent is cool too
  13. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    Don't ever by Creed perfumes - they smell nice but cost a fortune and after about 20minutes you'd never know you'd put it on
  14. QOTH

    QOTH Well-Known Member

    Following on from my success with The Ordinary, I have impulse-bought Azeleic Acid and Vitamin C. Any idea what to do with them? The instructions are vague (apply PM or AM) - can you use them every day, or just occasionally?
  15. Yu_Gi_Oh

    Yu_Gi_Oh 天天好心情

    La Roche Posay Effaclar range. I don't know what is in this stuff which makes it so good, because I've used other ranges with salicylic acid, like the Clinique three-step solutions, and it's been rubbish for me, but this is insanely, insanely good. I haven't worn foundation or concealer in months now. I've waited before posting here in case it was a fluke, but this stuff just gives me amazing, blemish free skin. I really can't believe it, tbh. :oops:

    I use the Effaclur facial wash, (which seems different on the UK site to the one I get in China) and then the Efflacur Duo as a moisturizer all over my face, and then, if I see even the smallest hint of a spot, I put Effaclur AI on it and it goes away before it even becomes anything to worry about.

    It's weird. I don't really spend any time looking pensively in the mirror any more. :D Sometimes I sort of drift towards a mirror and then wander off because there's nothing to see. :thumbs: I was going to ask a friend to bring me back some Clinique foundation from the US, and then I was like, Why? I'm not using it!

    :oops: :thumbs: :cool:
  16. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    My quest is over. I've managed to use a Skin Care Regime for 3 whole days with no rash, burning sensation, irritation or blemish. Liz Earle, I salute you.

    If only I can be arsed to do it every day... :D
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  17. izz

    izz Madam, to you. :-P.

    Doing it every day is fucktons easier when you know it's doing some good. I must admit, I go to bed without cleaning m'boat race about 5 nights a year tops, regret it each time.
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  18. aqua

    aqua made of cheese and gin

    it's all just so fucking expensive though isn't it :( I really got into a great routine but then couldn't afford to keep it up
  19. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

  20. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    moose, is it just the cleanser you're using? I have a voucher and might give it a go.
  21. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    All three - the hot cloth cleanser, the toner and the moisturiser.
    or at least I did for the first week and now keep forgetting, even though it's great...
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  22. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

    Darn it...
    Clinique seems to have stopped making the cc intense surge compact cream :(:(
    They've only got tubes now...messy nonsense...

    Why do companies do that? Sell a really popular product good it's sold out often...then all of a sudden they just stop making it?
  23. Yu_Gi_Oh

    Yu_Gi_Oh 天天好心情

    Clinique does this all the time. :mad: They used to do an excellent anti-blemish solutions concealer, and now they only do the foundation.
  24. Sapphireblue

    Sapphireblue Well-Known Member

    i've started bulk buying any product that has become difficult to get hold of as it inevitably means an imminent discontinuation.

    i bought around 30 of something i hadn't been able to get for a year when they randomly came up on amazon. presumably still available in another country.
  25. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

    Yeah. My favourite lipstick needs importing. :(
  26. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Do those caffeine roll on eye things work for puffy baggy winter eyes?
  27. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    Depends what you call 'work' :D They give me festive winter red eyes :D
    I think they're just a temporary fix for a few hours.
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  28. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    The Ordinary do a caffeine solution that is meant to help with puffiness and dark circles, but never having used it myself, I can't tell you whether it's good or not.
  29. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?


    I should probably just stop smoking weed eh? That might work :D
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  30. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Nothing really works on dark circles, in my experience.

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