Make Up For Ever – Sens’ Eyes Review

March 29, 2012 § 6 Comments

Make Up For Ever Sens' Eye

Official Website Description

SENS’EYES is a mineral oil-free gel that removes make-up from eyes and lips and is extremely effective and incredibly gentle. It doesn’t leave the eyelids feeling greasy. It instantly removes impurities, even waterproof make-up on the most sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. [Visit]

I purchased this product when I went to buy my favorite pencil eyeliner Aqua Eyes (I use 24L and 19L). I was just gonna buy the eyeliner but there was this “buy 2 MUFE products and get free gifts” promotion so I decided to give this eye makeup remover a try. I’ve tried numerous makeup/eye makeup removers and my go to eye makeup remover is Lacome Bi-Facil. Bi-Facil removes pretty much ANY mascara I’ve ever purchased but I don’t like how I need to use cotton pad every time. (By the way, Biotherm Biocils is pretty much same as Bi-Facil and it’s a lot cheaper.)

When I was choosing the 2nd product to purchase from MUFE, the makeup artist there told me Sens’ Eyes is a great eye makeup remover even for sensitive eyes. She also told me that even though it says to use cotton pad on the package, I can just spread it onto my fingers and massage gently around my eye areas to remove makeup. So that intrigued me and I decided to give it a try.

I used it as she described and it worked really great. It removes my most stubborn Fasio and Majolica Majorca mascaras and all other water-proof mascaras. I like how I can use my fingers because I feel like I have more control over what I’m doing to the skin around my eyes. I always feel like I’m pulling on my skin and eye lashes when I use cotton pads. Because I used my fingers to massage, some product did get in my eyes but it did not irritate my eyes at all. If you’re really conscious with product getting in your eyes, you can also use cotton pads and it will work just as well.

I finished the whole bottle and I haven’t purchased 2nd bottle because I’ve purchased Bi-Facil when it was on promotion. However, I think I will buy Sens’ Eyes again when I run out of eye makeup remover. It just depends on which product is on promotion. Also, Sens’ Eyes is about $5 cheaper than Bi-Facil, so that might be something to consider too.

Pros

  • Easy to use (no need of cotton pads)
  • Nice bottle with pump so it’s not messy
  • Removes pretty much any eye makeup products
  • Does not irritate my eyes

Cons

  • Slightly expensive (Around CA$25, I don’t have the exact price sorry)
  • Only available at Sephora and the Bay in Canada

My Final Rating: 4.5/5

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fresh – Rose Marigold Floral Water Review

March 26, 2012 § 2 Comments

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Official Website Description

ROSE MARIGOLD FLORAL WATER delivers instantly hydrating and toning mists of pure and active rosewater. This gentle floral water hydrates the skin for a plump and toned complexion. The natural aromatic experience adds a mood-enhancing dimension. Ideal to re-hydrate the skin throughout the day, set makeup and to calm and soothe.

I like using toners after I wash my face, but I found many toners in North America are used to clear up the last trace of makeup and dirt. In Japan, toners serves as the first step of moisture for the face. I usually wash my face twice (1st to remove makeup and 2nd to remove all the residue) so I really don’t need the toner to remove anything. Although there are more and more moisturizing toners released these days, I still have hard time finding a nice toner in Canada.

So this face mist was one stop of my journey to find perfect toner. Long story short, it was just okay. It smells amazing and did not break me out, but it was not really moisturizing. It is great for refreshing your makeup/face during the day, but didn’t work too well as makeup setting mist neither. I used it as toner for about 2 weeks and finally gave up and brought it to work so I can use it at work when I needed a little bit of refreshing. Ultimately, I don’t really recommend this because it is ridiculously expensive (in my opinion).

Pros

  • Amazing rose floral scent
  • Nice packaging
  • Fine mist
  • Refreshing

Cons

  • Expensive (Around CA$40)
  • Not very moisturizing
  • Only available in Sephora (around Vancouver)

My Final Rating: 2.5/5 

Lavanila – The Healthy Deodorant Review

March 23, 2012 § 5 Comments

Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant

Description from Sephora.com
LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant uses beta-glucan technology to effectively fight odor while soothing, conditioning, and strengthening the skin. It goes on clean, with no sticky wetness, and delivers long-lasting, luxurious results. [Visit Sephora][Visit Official Website]

I have been using this deodorant for about 5 month now and I’ve been really loving it. It is a simple white solid deodorant, which is made without any parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals, and phthalates.

Inside looks like below:

Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant

So the package says that its 100% “healthy” with all natural ingredient, but I have to tell you it’s not organic. I feel like many people are mislead to think all “natural” products are “organic”. It is not true! But anyways, this product does not contain any harsh chemical, which is awesome. Deodorants with aluminum works really well and pretty much stop me from sweating but I’d rather use something more natural. This product has been really effective on stopping me from sweating and not causing any irritation. I am not a huge fan of the strong scent but I think it’s bearable. The one I use is called Pure Vanilla, but I don’t think it smells anything like vanilla. Other scents are even stronger so I picked this one. It’s kind of sad because their perfumes smell so nice.

Pros

  • Natural, no harsh chemical
  • Works really well as deodorant
  • A lot of product in the container
  • Cute packaging

Cons

  • Strong scent that not everyone enjoy (doesn’t stay though)
  • Very expensive dor a deodorant (CA$20 or up)
  • Not available in many places (Beauty Mark / Sephora)

 My final rating: 4/5

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