OK, I've been meaning to do this post for awhile. As an avid "anti-aging" skincare advocate (and licensed esthetician), I am pretty good at figuring out what's what with skincare and various products. But when it comes to home devices, it's hard to tell until you actually use it.
I've used Facemaster for several years (6+), NuFace for about 5+ and Ultra Renew Plus for a few months. I feel equipped to give an unbiased review. Ready?
Facemaster, the home lifting/anti-aging device by Suzanne Somers: I still use the two-prong device and haven't updated to the newer one-hand device, but all in all, this machine isn't bad. I used for several years and found that when used weekly, I got pretty decent results. Now, here's the caveat: You need some sort of conductive serum (Ms. Somers has one to use with it). I used hers as well as others (copper serums, aloe vera, etc.). The bottom line: Use something without oil. Aloe vera seems to work fine, but I get mor…
Sometimes I see women my age and older/slightly younger (like Heidi) doing makeup that just shouldn't be done any longer. They are beautiful and this is no means a bash to them, but maybe just a telling lesson to the rest of us who wonder: Can I still do a smokey eye?
The answer is usually a resounding NO. At least not the typical smokey eye. You can still do a "semi smokey" eye with softer colors and less lower lash liner.
See how her eye gets "pulled downward" with the dark liner on the bottom?
Also, the darkness creates shadows under her eyes (no one wants that!). The picture above makes her look more youthful and pretty.
Another one who should give up the smokey eye already! Pam, you're well over 40. It's just making you look tired and haggard. I think a softer grey would be nice instead of that harsh black. Just my opinion.
Two who are doing it well:
Very pretty and natural. She is obviously wearing makeup; it's not wearing her! Note the lip c…
I am a sucker for infomercials (as you know if you read this blog!). Well, as an anti-aging diva (self-proclaimed, of course), I had to check out the Perricone Sub-D.
I used Perricone when it first came on the market and I liked it well enough, except for the price. For the price I thought it should perform mircles, which it didn't (no mere cream or serum can). So when I saw the offer for the low-priced ($40ish) set including the super firmer, Sub-D, I jumped at it.
Here's my first look:
I've used it just over a week now and honestly cannot give a full review as it would take several weeks or months to know, but as a "religious" user (twice a day), I can offer a glimpse to you.
I don't much like the Citrus Wash (never have) so I don't use it, but I do like the High Potency Facial Amine Firming serum, although have not seen much in the way of results, I will continue to use it daily with fingers crossed. The regular Cold Plasma cream is nice--very light. The …