Applying Mineral Makeup
Achieve An Oval Face Shape
Applying Makeup For Photos
Applying Makeup/Dark Skin
Armani Makeup Reviews
Brazilian Keratin Treatment
Brighten A Dull Complexion
Brittle Nails Treatment
Creating Symmetry On Face
Camouflage A Problem Nose
Clarins Makeup Reviews
Choosing The Right Hairstyle
Dry Skin Remedies
Dior Makeup Reviews
Dry Hair Treatments
Estee Lauder Makeup Rev.
Enhance Your Eye Color
Easy Aromatherapy Recipies
Flawless Makeup For Teens
Flawless Complexion - Men
Finding Out Your Face Shape
Flawless Makeup Tips
How Do Freckles Develop?
How To Prevent Freckles?
How To Get Rid Of Freckles?
Freckle Removal Treatments
Homemade Makeup Remover Recipes
Homemade Rem.For Freckles
Hide Your Age
Herbal Hair Care
Hair Care Tips
Herbal Hair Treatments
Homemade Hair Rinses
Homemade Hair Lotions
Homemade Hair Masks
Hair Dye|Color Enhancers
Homemade Body Lotions
Homemade Hand|Body Lotions
Homemade Facial Cleansers
Homemade Facial Scrubs
Homemade Facial Toners
Homemade Facial Masks
Homemade Makeup Removers
How To Choose Swimwear According To Body Type
Itchy Scalp Remedies
Illustrated French Manicure
Illustrated Lips Makeover
Lip Gloss/Lip Balm
L'oreal Makeup Reviews
Lancome Makeup Reviews
Large Pores Remedies
Makeup for Each Eye Shape
Minimizing Facial Lines
Make Lips Appear Fuller
Massage With Essential Oils
Natural Hair Smoothers
Natural HairSprays & Gels
Revlon Makeup Reviews
Rimmel Makeup Reviews
Skin Care in Your 30s
Skin Care in Your 40s
Skin Care in Your 50s
Split Ends|Hair Loss
Types Of Skin Cleansers
Tips For a Healthy Scalp
Teeth Whitening At Home
Teeth Whitening Tips
Volume & Shine Hair Care
Vichy Makeup Reviews
Winter Skin Care Tips
Yves Saint Laurent Makeup
Pros: Inexpensive, quality makeup (the entire range is overall the best
at the drugstore); some good to outstanding water-soluble cleansers;
nice assortment of self-tanning options; effective AHA option
(in the form of an at-home peel kit); one of the best, most comprehensive
makeup collections at the drugstore, with superb options in every category
except eyeshadow, shimmer products, and specialty products;
L’Oreal’s mascaras (along with those from sister company Maybelline New York)
are a tough act to follow.
Cons: Jar packaging; almost all of the daytime moisturizers with sunscreen
lack sufficient UVA protection; no product to successfully combat blemishes
(at least not without causing more irritation); no skin-lightening options;
boring to problematic toners; several foundations with sunscreen
still lack sufficient UVA protection despite L’Oreal’s media push for Mexoryl SX;
the Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner.
L'Oreal ReNoviste Anti-Aging Glycolic Peel Kit:
($24.75) is L’Oreal’s version
of their department-store relative Lancome’s Resurface Peel
($145 for kit containing 8 applications). ReNoviste consists of three steps,
beginning with the Soft Glycolic Peel. This liquid solution contains primarily water,
alcohol, and 10% glycolic acid. It's pH of 3.6 allows exfoliation to occur,
but there is no reason for your skin to tolerate the irritation from the alcohol
when effective AHA products sans alcohol are available. You’re instructed
to leave this solution on your face for no more than five minutes,
at which time you apply the Post Peel Neutralizer. This simple, toner-like formula
has a pH of 6.3, enough to neutralize the acidic pH of the Soft Glycolic Peel.
Yet because rinsing with plain tap water has the exact same effect
(tap water has a pH of 7), the Post Peel Neutralizer is an unnecessary product.
Besides, after applying the Neutralizer, the instructions indicate you should
rinse the skin anyway, which essentially confirms the “why bother?”
premise of this step.After the peel, you finish with an application
of Rebalancing Moisturizer. The formula contains mostly water, silicone,
glycerin, emollients, mineral oil, water-binding agents, antioxidants,
thickeners, petrolatum, plant oils, and preservatives. It's lightweight texture
and silky finish are suitable for normal to slightly dry or slightly oily skin,
and the opaque tube packaging will help keep the antioxidants stable.
L'Oreal Collagen Remodeler Contouring Moisturizer
for Face & Neck SPF 15, Day:
($19.99 for 1.7 ounces)
makes a big deal about how its Collagen Bio-Activator “infuses volume and shape
within skin’s surface for smoother, more defined facial features.”
At the same time, L’Oreal alludes to this product being akin to doctor-administered
collagen injections, which it absolutely is not.
L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup SPF 17: ($9.99)
is L’Oreal’s best foundation for normal to very oily skin.
The fluid, silky formula feels almost weightless on skin and blends superbly,
setting to a natural matte finish that is translucent enough to let your skin
show through, while still providing light coverage that diffuses
minor flaws and redness. The original version of this foundation did not
include sunscreen, but L’Oreal wisely added one with the sole active
being titanium dioxide. Now True Match Super Blendable Makeup is an even
better choice for those with oily skin. The palette of 24 shades is not only
one of the largest shade selections for a single drugstore foundation, but also,
for the first time, L’Oreal’s shades take a strong cue from Lancome’s
typically superior selection of neutral colors. Almost all of the shades
are excellent, and they cover a wide range of skin tones from porcelain
to deep tan. The only shades to avoid are Natural Ivory C2 and Classic Beige C5
(both too pink), and Tawny Beige C6 (too peach).
The only drawback
to this foundation is it's drier finish. Although it does a good job of reducing
oily shine and keeping skin looking polished, it tends to emphasize the slightest
bit of dry skin, and can also make lines around the eye look more apparent.
If you have dry areas or visible lines around the eye, it is imperative
that you smooth and hydrate these areas before applying this foundation.
An emollient moisturizer lightly applied around the eyes and regular use
of an effective topical exfoliant should minimize this problem
and make working with this foundation a better experience.
Note: This foundation contains subtle shimmer particles that impart
a barely perceptible shine to the skin. The particles are so small
you have to look very closely to see them in daylight, but it’s worth mentioning
for those who wish to avoid any type of shimmer in their makeup.
L’Oreal Endless Kissable Lipcolour: ($8.79) promises to be a “zero-transfer,
extremely long lasting” experience for your lips. This lipstick succeeds in
staying put and, aside from the occasional trace of color, does not transfer
onto objects (think coffee cups) or people (think a friendly “hello” kiss,
not a passionate smooch). It's matte-finish formula dries quickly, leaving
pigment on your lips without a trace of moisture or gloss, so your lips have color,
but no slip or moistness. The instructions state that this product is not to be
used with another balm, lip gloss, or lipstick, because adding an emollient product
on top of this lipstick definitely cuts it's longevity. However, because this lipstick
makes lips feel dry, most women will want to pair it with something
that feels creamy, which only minimally affected the staying power.
It’s worth a try, but it’s not in the same league as two-step products such as
Max Factor’s Lipfinity or M.A.C.’s Pro Longwear Lipcolour.
For more info, download L'oreal Makeup Reviews, a free ebook.