Sunday, June 19, 2011

Product Reviews - Best part II

Best Lip Liners

Estee Lauder Lip Defining Pencil The perfect texture, this pencil glides on effortlessly, stays in place and is great or precision lining. The other end is a lip brush which can be used for blending or applying gloss.

MakeUp 4Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Liner contains jojoba and Vitamin E which makes application easy. Waterproof and extremely long wearing, yet glides right on and is non-drying. 

Rimmel 1000 Kisses Stay On Lip Liner Pencil Affordable, long lasting and transfer resistant, helps keep lipstick from bleeding.  Available in eight great shades.

Best Face Cleansers
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser  It is no wonder that so many dermatologists recommend this product - it's fragrance free, non-comedogenic and PH balanced. It cleans gently, without stripping skin of natural oils.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil Dissolves pore clogging oils, dirt and make-up. Water solubale formula rinses clean and leaves your face feeling soft and clean. Great for all skin types - even oily or acne prone.

Alpha Hydroxy Foaming Face Wash
 Free of soap, fragrance, oil and alcohol - this PH balanced cleanser leaves skin feeling fresh, smooth and clean. Gentle enough for eye makeup removal.

MD Forte Facial Cleanser II Gentle, creamy cleanser, suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Contains a PH balanced 15% glycolic compound which leaves skin smooth and soft.

Best Treatment for Acne Prone Skin

La Roche Posay Effaclar K  Treats oily and acne prone skin with 1.5% salicylic acid and thermal spring water. Penetrates deeply to exfoliate and gently hydrate skin. Non-drying and extremely effective.

Dr. Semel's Face It Acne Wash Definitely the first step in clearing break-outs. This mild cleanser dissolves blackheads and blemishes fast - without drying skin. Contains  Zinc and Copper PCA.

Murad Exfoliated Acne Treatment Gel Patented formula with anti-inflamatory botanicals, retinol, hydrogen peroxide and glycolic acids to remove pore clogging dead skin cells and acne causing bacteria. Reduces redness and inflamation, while promoting clarity.

Best Shampoos
Enjoy Sulfate Free Hydrating Shampoo
 Gentle cleansing without harsh chemicals, PH balanced for silky soft strands without frizz or build-up.

Matrix Biolage Colorcaretherapie  Sulfate, paraben and silicone free, this super gentle shampoo restores shine, replenishes moisture, protects color and smells great.

Kerastase Bain Satin Shampoo  This luxurious shampoo drenches hair in moisture, eliminates frizz and the PH balanced formula contains proteins and lipids for shiny softness.

Bioken Enfanti Shampoo for all hair types, blends oragnic botanicals and herbs as well as vitamins to revive and revitalize hair. It uses nano-technology to soothe hair and scalp without sulfates and protects from UV rays without parabens, DEA or alcohol. It also makes hair feel wonderful and soft.

Best Conditioners

Goldwell Kerasilk Fortified with silk proteins and jojoba oil, this deep conditioning treatment re-balances hair structure, instantly making it sleek, smooth and easy to comb. 

Terax Crema Ultra-Moisturizing Conditioner A cult favorite that revitalizes stressed tresses, moisturizes and smooths spilt ends.  Protects against chemical and environmental damage. Smells great, too.
Hollywood Secrets Hair Care Hydrolyzed Silk Protein Conditioner This truly amazing conditioner was developed by Steve Erhardt, stylist to the stars - with a celebrity client list which includes Cher, Michael Jackson, Sarah Jessica Parker and Madonna - to mention a few! Deep conditions dry, damaged and chemically treated hair in just 60 seconds. Proteins with a low molecular weight penetrate the hair shaft to rebuild and strengthen. Produces exceptional results.

Best Deep Conditioning Treatments

Kerastase Oleo Relax Masque A bit pricey but sooo luxurious and a must for dry, rebellious, course hair. Rich palm oils and shorea seed butter provide nutrition and hydration and lipids block out humidity to prevent frizz. The fragrance is a bit overwhelming but your hair will look and feel it's best with weekly use of this product.

Joico K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor for Damaged Hair Tried and true, this is a go-to product when trying to salvage hair damaged by heat styling or chemicals. Infuses hair shaft with exclusive triamine complex. Effectively targets  and repairs for an immediate noticeable difference in strength, texture and appearance.

Brazilian Keratin Deep Conditioning Mask made with cocoa, keratin and panthenol, this deep penetrating mask eliminates porosity for stronger, smoother, shinier locks. Once a week is all you need for amazing results.

Best Facial Moisturizers
ReVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream Luxury skincare at it's best, ReVive products contain Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) which work to retexturize and renewskin. The result is dramatically tight, glowing skin.  In two weeks, you will experience the trademark ReVive Glow. Expensive, yes - but worth it.

Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 Excellent basic moisturizer for daily use, PABA free sun protection, lightweight, non-greasy, fragrance free, won't clog pores, replenishes moisture and very affordable.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Fluid Non oily soothing protective emulsion for sensitive combination skin. Light, mattifying texture, easily absorbed into skin.  Fragrance free, non-irritating, non-comedogenic.

Vichy Normaderm ProMat Ultra Mattifying Lotion SPF 15
  Light, oil free moisturizing, with UVA/UVB
protection formulated for sensitive and oily/combination skin, smooth, even skin, will not clog pores.

Borba Clarifying Complexion Shield SPF 15
 Revolutionary antioxidant moisturizer formulated with pomegranate and hydrolized cotton fibers.  Improves skin clarity, shields from sun's rays, Fresh, light, clean feeling. 

Best Blushers
Nars This finely milled powder blush is an award winning,  celebrity favorite and is known for it's exquisite colors, particularily "Orgasm" which imparts a warm, peachy pink glow to the skin and looks great on fair to medium complexions.

Physician's Formula  Baked Blush This smooth, weightless blush can be used wet or dry, depending on how much intensity is desired. Made with Italian talc which makes it very easy to blend.  Dermatologist tested. Fragrance free. And available
at drugstores. 

Best  Hair Color Kits
L'Oreal Feria  Thirty-eight brilliant shades, multifaceted  highlights and shimmering color make this a winner! Plus, the after-color conditioner is luxurious and each kit contains a  generous, multi-use tube. 

L'Oreal Preference This classic hair color covers gray, resists fading and leaves hair absolutely luminous. This also has a generous amount of outstanding  post color conditioner. Fifty-eight gorgeous shades - including a wide array of natural looking blond.

Revlon ColorSilk Inexpensive, gentle, ammonia-free hair color covers gray and leaves hair radiant and shiny. Available in forty shades.

Clairol Perfect 10  100% gray coverage and rich, glossy color in ten minutes. Plus, the after color conditioner is to die for! Available in twenty four superb shades.

Product Reviews - Best

Best Foundation

Revlon Photo Ready Makeup
 Promises "poreless, airbrushed skin in any light" - and it delivers. Complete coverage erases every flaw.  Oil-free, fragrance free and SPF 20.  This is one winning foundation!

Clinique Skin Clarifying Make-up Provides long lasting, full coverage without pore clogging oils or irritating fragrance. Great for acne prone skin. Soft, matte, velvety finish. SPF 15.

Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation This weightless, oil free foundation contains revitalizing ingredients which not only firm your face but leave it flawless. SPF 15.

Vichy Dermablend Foundation Superior full coverage foundation. Applies easily, covers completely without clogging pores and stays on all day. Smooth, matte finish. SPF 20.

Best Mascara

Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara Creates dramatic volume and length, fans and separates lashes
a lush fringe without clumping or flaking.

L'Oreal Volume Shocking Mascara This lash fattening wonder includes a lash primer and the results are
pretty amazing - especially for a drugstore brand. Turns thin eyelashes dark, thick and glamorous. The only
drawback is that the mascara wand is a puny comb, which can cause some clumping.

L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara Plumps lashes and provides serious drama with just one coat and lasts all day without smudging or flaking. Non-irritating and washes off easily.

Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara Lifts and lengthens for luxurious lashes for up to 24 hours. 
No smudes or clumps. Safe for contact lens wearers. Hypo-allergenic.

Best Self Tanner
Au Courant  Instant Sunless Tanning Mousse A Favorite on Film sets, TV shows and on the Red Carpet, this is the Rolls Royce of self tanners. Streak free, odorless and never, ever orange - this amazing formula leaves pasty skin silky soft and with an incredibly natural deep tan, which lasts between 5 -7 days and fades just like a natural tan.

Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel Smooth texture makes application a breeze. Dries quickly amd imparts a natural, subtle, streak free, sun-kissed glow.  It is easy to see why this product is loved by so many.

L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer Become bronze in an instant with this gelee, which contains light reflecting micro-particles to illuminate  skin while your tan develops. Quick drying and long lasting radiant color. Apply carefully, however, to avoid streaking.

Bliss A Tan for All Seasons Self tanning mist with quick drying sun-set bronzer. A favorite in the Bliss spas, this stuff goes on quickly and easily, dries fast and does not rub off on your clothes. A completely natural, even tan which fades gradually.

Best Plumping Lip Gloss

Lip Fusion Revolutionary in the fact that it actually works. Micro-injected collagen swells lips for up to 8 hours.The effect is not as dramatic as actual collagen injections - but with it's smooth formula, which is thick without being sticky, great range of colors and lips which are visibly fuller - Lip Fusion is a keeper.

Sally Hansen Lip Inflation Color Full
 A more affordable version of Lip Fusion - this one also contains spheres of Hydro Collagen Complex, in addition to the tingle factor. Comes in eight different colors and has a pleasant bubble-gum flavor. Best of all, lips will look lush and plush for hours.

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker XL Extreme Plump Clear lipshine which boasts plant oils, collagen nanovectors and a dose of  tinglers which guarantee to instant swell your lips and produce a more voluptous kisser.