Continuing with Reviews (Nivea, Garnier, Rimmel)nedelja, november 27, 2011
As promised, here are some skin care reviews. Starting with the Garnier Roll-on anti circles concealer. I have to say I love the idea of skin care combined with make up, but when it comes to us paler girls, Garnier fails miserably. I took the lighter shade (heller bis mittles typ) and well, it's not light. I'd say it's more of a medium shade. It would probably suit someone who wears Healthy Mix 53, or Mac NC/W 20-25. Unfortunately, even though it is (at least in my books) technically a make up item, there are no testers. Brilliant. But on to the actually product itself, it's not to shabby. It covers quite nice, though the formula is very thin. Surprisingly, it is not such a bad match for my skintone. Because the formula is so light, it blends in nicely. But still, I prefer lighter concealer, after all I want to brighten my under eye area. I like the cooling feeling of the applicator and enough product is apply quickly. However, this won't cover serious circles, I'd use it underneath foundation + concealer. For me this is more of a skin care item than proper make up.
I didn't even know that Aqua Sensation Nourishing Cleansing cream existed. I just happen to find it on their website and it immediately caught my eye. I've been searching for a good cleanser for a while now (ever since they discontinued Nivea Toddies gel). The initial impressions were very positive. The consistency is a light cream and it has a very pleasant typical Nivea scent but with a fruity twist. Though I had a feeling that it cleaned the skin well, it did not remove my eye make up (regular nor waterproof mascara). It left my skin feeling soft and moisturised, still I could feel like maybe not all of the cream rinsed off completely. But then my skin started breaking out and my skin never breaks out. The only logical explanation for this was that it is my cleanser that is causing it. So I stopped using it, used a DIY honey mask and my skin is normal again. It is a nice product, but just not for me. If you have very dry skin, it might work great for you. I bought it in DM for about 4 €.
Nourishing Cleansing Cream is on the right, on the left is Nivea Soft cream. As you can see the consistency looks very similar, however, Nivea Soft is a bit thicker.
I really like the classic Nivea scent, so I purchased Nivea Soft cream (it's been a while since I used up my last pot, but I really liked it then). It's a lovely moisturiser very underrated I think. I like that they have a tube version too, it's much more handy.
I ordered Sun Shimmer instant tan from fragrancedirect.com. It's a wash off tan, perfect for occasions when you need to tan yourself up quickly. I purchased the shade medium matte and it's perfect for my very light skin. The colour you get is very natural (unlike Lush's Charlotte Island which makes you look burned). It's has a very light consistency and it looks alarmingly dark right out of the tube, but it blends in very nicely. You have to work fast with this, because it does stain your skin and it is a pain to remove. It works better if you moisturise your skin before application. It has a bit of an odd scent, but it is not that noticeable to me. It's a really nice product for the price.
Thanks for reading!