Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Super quick Eye of the Day

I got inspired this morning by a baby blue shirt I pulled on and so here is my first Eye of the Day post. It looked better when I first did it, but I kept getting side-tracked and therefore its been a couple hours. Anyways, I hope you can still appreciate the idea of it- it's blue still yes, but it's a wearable blue look I think. It's not vivid and it's not going to make you look like a child (at least I don't think it does, just someone with a love of colour!)
Here I used Fyrinnae's shadow in Otherworldly (click here for a swatch of Otherworldly and information on the company Fyrinnae!) all over the lid, I also pulled this down into my tear-duct area and along my lower lash line to make my eyes look more awake and bigger.
I used Barry M's Dazzle dust in number 78 in the crease (starting from the outside of the eye and bringing it 3/4ths of the way toward the tear duct). Both were over pixie epoxy and if I wanted them to last a full day I would have used Too Faced Shadow Insurance as well. If I did this again I'd probably include a matte highlight colour in a soft grey or just a light nude to match/even-out my skintone.

All in all I like the look because it's colourful, but not super in your face, or flashy. What do you think?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Eye Primer - Overview

Eyeshadow primers have helped many a girl (and guy!) extend the life of their eyeshadow over the course of the day. When I use it it can prevent creasing for hours longer than without, some also are known in enhance the vividness of the colour. But which ones are smart buys to try? Which ones are worth a small fortune? I've compiled a price per 0.01oz guide in both Canadian dollars and American. Have a look, compare and I wish you the best of luck finding the perfect one for you! (My current favourite is Too Faced Shadow Insurance but it used to be Urban Decay's Primer Potion. What eye primer do you rely on?

***PLEASE NOTE!!!! I have collected all eye primers I knew of that I could easily calculate for this, I have NOT gone through and sorted the animal testing brands from the non-animal testing brands as I wanted this as an overall overview. I apologize for any inconvenience!

1) Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion XL 0.55oz, $25.30 CND-$0.46
2) Lorac behind the Scenes Eye Primer 0.47oz, $26 CND- $0.55 (Sheer Ivory Beige)
3) Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Original (clear), Sin (shimmery Champagne), Eden (matte nude) 0.34oz, $22 CND-$0.65
4) Too Faced Shadow Insurance 0.35 oz, $24 CND-$0.69
5) Benefit Stay Don’t Stray 0.33oz, $30 CND-$0.91 (Nude)
6) Laura Mercier Eye Basics 0.25oz, $27 CND- $1.08 (Buff, Cotton, Eyebright, Flax, Linen, Peach, Wheat- Brown, pale yellow, pale blue, pearlized beige, light Ivory, Peach, pale brown)
7) NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base 0.26oz, $29 CND-$1.12
8) Mac Prep and Prime Eye 0.17oz, $20 CND-$1.18 (Light, Medium and Medium-Dark)
9) Per-fekt Beauty Eye Perfection Gel 0.3oz, $49.50 CND-$1.65 (Comes in clear, light, medium, dark- is also a brightener and puffiness reducer)
10) Kat Von D High Voltage Primer 0.12oz, $20 CND-$1.67 (Nude and Smoky)
11) Sephora Collection Tricks of the Trade Eye Primer 0.07oz, $16 CND- $2.29 (beige)
12) Tarte Lifted Natural Eye Primer with Firmitol 0.11oz, $26 CND (firming agent, transluscent)- $2.36
13) Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer In Warm Beige or Glimmering Nude 0.08oz, $23 CND-$2.88
14) Bare Essentials Bare Vitamins Prime Time Eyelid Primer 0.05oz, $20 CND- $4.00
15) Guerlain Ombre Eclat Eye Shadow Primer 0.08oz, $34 CND- $4.25

1) ELF eye Primer 0.15 oz, $3 USD- $0.20 Neutral that goes on clear
2) Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion XL 0.55oz, $23 USD- $0.42
3) Lorac behind the Scenes Eye Primer 0.47oz, $20 USD- 0.43, $26 CND- $0.55 (Sheer Ivory Beige)
4) Too Faced Shadow Insurance 0.35 oz, $17USD- $0.49
5) Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Original, Sin, Eden 0.34oz, $18 USD- $0.53
6) Amazing Cosmetics Eye Shadow Primer 0.25oz, $16 USD-$0.64 (light and Dark)
7) Benefit Stay Don’t Stray 0.33oz, $24 USD- $0.73
8) NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base 0.26oz, $24 USD-$0.92
9) Laura Mercier Eye Basics 0.25oz, $24 USD- $0.96 (in Buff, Cotton, Eyebright, Flax, Linen, Peach, Wheat- Brown, pale yellow, pale blue, pearlized beige, light Ivory, Peach, pale brown)
10) Mac Prep and Prime Eye 0.17oz, $16.50 USD-$0.97 (Light, Medium and Medium-Dark)
11) ArtDeco Eyeshadow Base (Neutral colour, w and w/o Fragrance available) 0.16oz, $19.50 USD-$1.22
12) Kat Von D High Voltage Primer 0.12oz, $15 USD- $1.25, (Nude and Smoky)
13) Per-fekt Beauty Eye Perfection Gel 0.3oz, $45 USD- $1.50 (Comes in clear, light, medium, dark- is also a brightener and puffiness reducer)
14) Sephora Collection Tricks of the Trade Eye Primer 0.07oz, $12 USD-$1.71 (beige)
15) Tarte Lifted Natural Eye Primer with Firmitol 0.11oz, $20 USD- $1.82(firming agent, transluscent)
16) Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer In Warm Beige or Glimmering Nude 0.08oz, $20 USD- $2.50
17) Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials 0.09oz, $24 USD-$2.67 (Also a brightener, 5 skin colour shades)
18) Bare Essentials Bare Vitamins Prime Time Eyelid Primer 0.05oz, $16 USD-$3.20
19) Guerlain Ombre Eclat Eye Shadow Primer 0.08oz, $35 USD-$4.38

Pictures from Urban Decay Lorac Cosmetics and Too Faced Websites

True Blood- A look at Pam's Cosmetics

I Don't know about anyone else but I love the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris; the original author of the hit show True Blood. For those of you who don't know who is in the above picture, that's Pam, a snarky vampire with a love of twinsets in pastels and designer fashion. This still is from the third season and I just loved how in character this shot was with her personality. And for anyone wondering, the lipstick pencil she's using is NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil most likely in Damned, a deep magenta berry colour. (However, the NARS facebook page says that it's Cruella, which to me is a different colour- but really they are both nice :D). I saw this product in store at Sephora quite a while ago and the lemming has yet to pass on, a lovely creamy texture with excellent staying power, it's $24 USD. For those of you who aren't as vampy in your make-up there are many other shades available. Anyone else like these? Or are you interested in a full makeup look from one of the True Blood series? Leave a comment and let me know!
(Picture from http://ginacarbone.wordpress.com/)

EDIT: To see the difference between Cruella and Damned as well as all the other NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils check out my newer post HERE!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fyrinnae Haul- plus mini review

All Haul Pic
Fyrinnae is an online beauty retailer known for their complex and colourful pigment eyeshadows, and their Pixie Epoxy a 'glue' used to keep pigments on the lid and not your cheeks! It also enhances the vividness of the colour. The nice thing about Fyrinnae other than the vast range that has something for everyone is the very reasonable prices. Everything is under $10 USD and any purchase over $20 (USD) is qualified for free shipping, internationally.
Fyrinnae is completely vegan friendly and does not test on animals. They also have the option of samples sizes of all their products and every order comes with a free sample based on what you ordered.
I've been interested in the company for about six months and finally decided to make an order. Here's what I got:

Sample size of Jade Ghost eyeshadow
Sample size of French Vanilla Shake eyeshadow
Full size of Sumatran Tiger eyeshadow (a portion of the proceeds goes to the World Wildlife Fund)
Free Sample of Otherworldly eyeshadow
Full size Pixie Epoxy
Sample size of Romantique Lip Lusture
Sample size of Ghostly Voice Lip Lusture
Sample size Ultra Phatom Lip Lusture

Starting with the Lip Lustures, I was highly impressed with the lovely colours and pigmentation of them. Ghostly voice was much darker than I thought but it makes for a lovely navy blue lip. However, I am a compulsive lip smoosher meaning that the texture of these (very liquid-vaseline-like) wasn't creamy enough for me to be able to wear comfortably, even with a lipstick underneath (as they tend to make the lipstick the same consistency of the Lusture). Below is a swatches blended in and just swiped on my hand.
Lip Lusture thick swatches
Lip Lusture sheered swatches
The pinky peach with gold reflect is Romantique, the light blue silver is Ultra Phantom (had the largest shimmer bits in it but did not feel gritty) and the dark blue is Ghostly Voice (which is stunning but dark)
These are completely non-sticky so if that's your thing these are definitely worth looking into.

Next up is Pixie Epoxy (unfortunately not in the Haul picture because I forgot it in my makeup essentials area- you'll see why below!) This is life changing for all my pigments! All you need is the smallest dab of this clear gel on your lid. It feels velvety smooth and doesn't feel wet, or greasy- in fact I pretty much don't feel it at all once applied. However, it's like a magnet for pigment, holding it to the skin so I don't end up with powder all over my cheeks! When I run out, you can bet I'll be purchasing it again.

Eyeshadows. Oh all the beautiful eyeshadows. It was extremely difficult to pick the small amount of colours that I did. I had to tell myself that I was only allowed spring and summer colours or I would have dived into jewel tones with glee and my credit card would have broken under the weight. Here is a shot of the colours I picked with dry swatches on the left and swatches over Pixie Epoxy on the right.
Cool Light Swatches
Warm Light Swatches
From top to bottom: Sumatran Tiger (a red-brown with green duochrome in real life the duochrome is much more prominent), French Vanilla Shake (a light brown almost off white colour that is mostly matte), Otherworldly (a very pale blue-green), Jade Ghost a pale green that changes gold in certain light. Overall, completely stunning shades I can't wait to wear again and again.
As a side note, the pattern on the Sumatran Tiger eyeshadow is tiger patterned- adorable!
Sumaturan Tiger e/s Packaging

Monday, June 21, 2010

Urban Decay Vegan Palette

Urban Decay is coming out with an all vegan eyeshadow palette for the first time ever! I've no idea on the release date yet but the shades include: Gunmetal, Smog, Twice Baked, Half Baked, Urb and Mildew. All in all a gorgeous set of earthy colours. Plus I love the packaging on it! From what you can see in the pictures, it looks like the palette is also going to come with a mini primer potion in Sin and a black 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Zero. What do you think about the palette?

Pictures from Beauty and Fitness Addict Blog


Hey everyone!
I just wanted to tell people considering to place a NARS order online that there is a great extra code available for summer time! Type in LAGUNASUMMER at check out and receive a free mini Laguna Bronzer (in the suave NARS packaging!) with your order. Definitely worth it if you like bronzers to try this product which has received rave reviews!
Has anyone else got some great extras codes? Or if you're interested in other extra/freebie codes check out Retail Me Not an awesome website to see what things you can get from online orders!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Introducing Gosh Meteorites

Guerlain Meteorites also known as 'ballz' are highly coveted shimmery highlighter, bronzer or blush in the form of pebbles in a container. However, they are also the cost of a King's Ransom or Pirate's treasure ($53 USD)- though they look like antique powder boxes which does make me want one. However, the point of this post is that GOSH has come up with a cheaper version of the same thing. For $23 CND, GOSH has come out with two different meteorites one a bronzer and one a highlighter powder in multiple colours.
Both create a lovely subtle tint of colour and give an excellent introduction to the idea, letting you decide if splurging for the more expensive version is something you want to spend your hard earned cash on.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Quo Summer Safari Collection

Quo has recently released their new summer collection in Shopper's Drug Marts across Canada. Safari themed it's an instant eye catcher with three animal print velvet smooth bronzers, three eyeshadow trios, a golden pink shimmer highlight and a lip gloss in a chic black with gold giraffe print squeeze tube.
What really caught my eye where the three bronzers in Tigeress a lovely rose brown when mixed together but 4 different colours across. Mystic Morocco a more pink with brown and white tints in a Jaguar printand finally Sultry Sudan a giraffe printed bronzer that is varying shades of brown. The nice thing about these bronzers is that there is one for fair (Mystic Morocco), medium (Tigeress) and dark skin tones (Sultry Sudan) and the silver packaging in the animal print with rhinestones is adorable. All three are definitely worth checking out as the colours are not overspray but solid to the bottom of the pan. They each retail at $20 CND.
The three eyeshadow trios each have a blush and gold with rhinestone packaging. They also come in cute names like Egyptian Princess (A light gold and Rose Bronze and dark brown trio with a light almost white highlighter/blush). The other two trios are a Dark blue, lavender, and peach with a pale pink blush; and lastly a light blue, a turquoise and a teal with a medium rose pink blush.
Another item I may go back for is the Body Glow. It's a stunning pink with gold shimmer that comes in a huge container with a pump. The pump is a good one, allowing ease to get just the right amount (something I didn't get with my gold Clinique one nor my Lorac silver illuminator pumps).Here's a swatch! In real life it looks a tad more pink. If you pile it on it will dry down really bright so be sure to blend it in right away! The Body Glow retails for $25 CND. Though I love Quo's normal lipgloss, this one had no indication of colour and I personally can barely stand squeeze tube lipglosses so I didn't test out the colour. Shopper's Drug Mart also doesn't have any kleenexes available to wipe swatches off, and the employees were eyeballing me so I didn't swatch it, but it was $12 CND.
Overall I think the collection is really nice for summer, with a great exotic flair. What are your thoughts?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Guerlain Fall 2010 Collection

The upcoming Guerlain Fall collection (to be released in August) is the only super high end makeup collection I have ever been drawn to. Guerlain is releasing four eyeshadow palettes with 5 colours each, along with a new foundation Lingerie De Peau; four new shades of Rouge G De Guerlain, a lipstick; a new blush variant; and three new KissKiss Glosses. However, the most exciting thing to me is the stunning packaging of the eyeshadows.
Designed by India Mahdavi the lattice work and bee etching is stunning- especially as you can see through the lattice to the black-backed flip-out mirror inside that covers the eyeshadows, creating a shadow box effect. Overall I am greatly in love with the look. Looking at the pictures, what do you think?

Information and pictures provided by Cafe Makeup, British Beauty Blogger, Makeuptalk and Musings of a Muse

Eyeshadow Variants (Click to see full size Images): Vendo




Anyone else in love with the design?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Review: Revlon Photoready Foundation

When this first came out it was the first of it's kind. A drugstore foundation that looks and feels like a high-end one; meant for any lighting and high definition photos. In Canada it retails for around $16. It's a medium coverage foundation that is very buildable, with a glowy finish.

I personally used this foundation for around six months and it had many positives associated with it. The most raved about feature is the tightly wound pump feature, making it very easy to get the exact amount product out of the bottle. The product itself has a lovely finish that looks nice in most lighting. It is also oil-free and has a physical sunscreen (Titanium Dioxide 1.1%, and Zinc Oxide 2%) of SPF 15.
The majority of complaints have been about the shimmer, which seems to vary in amount between bottles. In some there doesn't seem to be any shimmer, whereas others have been referred to have the "Cullen-effect" meaning you sparkle like a disco ball, especially in direct sunlight (referencing the Twilight Vampire Saga novels). I never experienced this however.
It does go on nicely however on my oily skin it was gone in about four hours. It did last a bit longer with a setting powder but I still looked much less than pristine at the end of the day, especially around dry areas on my face. It also transfered from my skin easily on whatever happened to touch it (which meant that all those sweaters I used to keep my head propped up during boring lectures needed to be washed much more often).
The major problem I had with this foundation however, was the ingredients. The Sodium Chloride (salt), Cyclopentasiloxane and, Cyclohexasiloxane are comedogenic and agitated my skin the entire time I was using it. When I finally figured out it was this foundation that caused my excess acne, it took about a week for my skin to get better. Of course I still have acne, but it significantly improved without the foundation affecting it.

All in all This is a nice foundation for people that have normal skin (not too dry nor too oily) and aren't affected by acne. However, since that doesn't cover very much of the population it's a bit disappointing. Great that it has sun protection and looks nice but the rub off effect is frustrating.
Rating: 5/10

Monday, June 7, 2010

Inspirational Photo

Courtesy of webshots.com, I saw this flower and bee picture and I thought it was absolutely stunning. If I could ever find a pigmented butter yellow eyeshadow (its an ongoing search!) I could totally see myself wearing a bright cheery yellow eyeshadow look, with black liner winged out. What about you, any makeup ideas pop into mind when you see it?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Quick and Easy Summer Look Ideas: Cheeks

To reiterate from last time: Since summer has come along, my make-up routine has definitely swayed to simplicity. The easier the better, but I also want something that brightens. So I sorted through my makeup and came up with some of my go to items thus far this summer!

Kind of small, my blush stash doesn't amount to much. However, inspite of this, I took out some and the result was this. All these colours are great for summer, both sheered out and built up brightly. A pop of colour is especially easy to get with Peaches Blush by Mac (The coral-orange one). Peaches is classified as a sheertone. Mac Angel blush (matte) is a nice subtle pink or bright glowy pink on darker skins. Well Dressed I suspect would also work well for the same look.
The Joe Fresh blush is quite pigmented for the amount of money (around $5) and creates a lovely subtle warmth to whatever look you happen to be wearing. The Clinique shade is also very pigmented and its the only shimmery blush I've featured. The shimmer is very fine and can create a lovely pink-peach glow from within cheek.
I've also found on days when I'm lazing around I skip cheeks altogether and focus more on my lips or eyes. I do have to be careful not to overdo both though otherwise I just look incomplete.
What are your favourite summer cheek colours? What about textures and finishes?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Quick and Easy Summer Look Ideas: Eyes

Since summer has come along, my make-up routine has definitely swayed to simplicity. The easier the better, but I also want something that brightens. So I sorted through my makeup and came up with some of my go to items thus far this summer!

Eyes! Definitely my favourite thing to play up or down. These are all colours that are brightening simple ones that I love to wear as quick wash over my lid. For darker skintones try to pick colours a shade or two lighter than your skin colour for the same look.
From top to Bottom: Gosh Waterproof Eyeshadow stick in Love that Beige (an Ivory colour); Mac Shadestick in Nurture, a peach-pink; NYX eyeshadow single in Apricot Moose; Mac eyeshadow in Vex (my all time favourite Mac eyeshadow grey green with pink duochrome both subtle and beautiful; and the really sheer but lovely textured Revlon Matte eyeshadow single in Vintage Lace, an Ivory shade.
The whole point is something quick, easy and brightening around the eye. Nothing shocking but because the colour is lighter than your skintone or even similar should bring light to your eyes. And of course, it takes less than 30 seconds to do. What are your favourite easy but flattering eye looks when your in a hurry? (Or just lazy?)

Quick and Easy Summer Look Ideas: Nails

I know that since summer has come along, that my make-up routine has definitely swayed to simplicity. The easier the better, but I also want something that brightens. So I sorted through my makeup and came up with some of my go to items thus far this summer!
First up is nail polish! (You can click on the image to see it bigger!) I find that nail (and toe!) polish can really effect my mood and I love to have some nice colours on especially in the summer. Who doesn't love showing off there toes in sandals? I tried to pick colours that I thought would look good on every skintone and colour as well as bright shades and more subtle work appropriate shades. I also included my favourite top coat (China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat which Really speeds up drying time) and base coat (Revlon Multi Care Base and Top Coat), because I think just shiny nails have a lot of impact too.
In the picture starting at the China Glaze top coat and going clockwise is Sephora by OPI Just a Fairy-Tail a shimmery silver glitter with flecks of blue; NYX Fire 136, a subtle but beautiful peach-pink with blue-green duochrome; OPI Rumple's Wiggin' a soft cream lilac colour (this is a particularly popular colour this season and many brands have similar colours out there like Revlon Gum Drop and Essie Lilacism); Down in the bottom right corner is Lagoon-a-Beach another Sephora by OPI nailpolish that is a baby blue with silver glitter; next is Leaf Him at the Altar a gorgeous leaf green with subtle silver shimmer by Sephora by OPI; One of my personal favourites is next Breathe Life by OPI a shade put out by the company in support of the Lung Cancer Association. This is a difficult shade to describe because as you build coats it changes it's base colour. Its a baby blue with violet-purple and pastel green duochrome. It's also very sheer so it's a great subtle pop of colour.
The final two colours are Finger paints Art Dealer Tealer and OPI's Pearl of Wisdom. Art Dealer Tealer is a bright Carribean Water blue with green duochrome and Pearl of Wisdom is an Ivory with pink reflects and very fine silver glitter. Both very different but wonderful summer colours. What are you're favourite nail polish colours for summer? Especially the ones you wear to work?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Alice is Back! (For a little while anyways)

For those of you who loved Alice and Wonderland, but missed out on the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland there still is a chance for you to pick one up if you live in the United States. Urban Decay is offering an Alice's Favorite Things collection for a whopping $211 USD. All hope is not lost though if you do like Urban Decay; because they certainly make it worth while with the sheer amount of other products they included.

Besides the 16 eyeshadow palette, the mini Sin Primer Potion and the two travel size 24/7 eyeliners in Burbon and Flipside there is also full sized:
- Honey Body Powder; a gold sparkling body powder with poof, that looks smells and tastes like Honey (They are designed to be edible)
- Eden Primer Potion; a matte yellow nude finish primer potion based off the original- despite being matte it has a lovely uplifting effect I found once sheered out on my skin when I swatched in store
- Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy; A gold chunky glitter liner (I've never tried it, but by the size of the glitter in the picture I think this would have issues with fallout)
- Kirk Pocket Rocket Lipgloss; A sheer nude colour with an adorable picture of a guy named Kirk on the top. From one angle he's casually dress, from another he's in rather fetching blue underwear :D
- Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Setting Powder; A translucent powder that is Urban Decay's answer to a HD setting powder. It comes with a sponge attached to the lid.
- De-Slick in a tube; A clear matifying gel that is designed to control oil both under and over make-up.
- Big and Fatty Mascara; A black thickening mascara.

When the prices of all the products are added together (including the original price of the palette when it was first released) the worth of the kit comes to exactly $211 USD. Which means Urban Decay is selling everything to you for full price, which in my opinion is a bit stingy on behalf of the company.
All in all if you feel you must have the Alice in Wonderland palette and you like Urban Decay products, (which are usually nice quality) go for it. However, if you're someone like me who already has several shades in the palette as well as a setting powder, opened mascara etc., it's not really worth my time. (And even if I was interested there are some palettes being sold at or around the original price on ebay).
If you're interested to see the details click here for a link to Urban Decay's page:
Rating: 6/10

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Review: Summer Sun Protection you CAN'T feel! (Finally!)

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Water-Light daily face sunscreen (SPF 60), oh how you have revolutionized sun care for me! Being pretty pale I tend to burn if left out in the sun too long; especially on my cheeks, forehead and shoulders. I also hate the continuous sticky, greasy feeling of most sunscreen; in fact all sunscreen up until this point.

Having a consistentcy slightly thicker than water, it needs to be applied quickly; however the nozzle tip makes squeezing out the product fairly simple. Although still slightly greasy on initial application (I put it on over top of my day-time acne treatment) it soaks in quickly and the feeling completely vanishes when I apply my primer. At SPF 60, with both UVA and UVB protection, I know that I'm getting the complete coverage I need during the hot Canadian summers (I haven't burned yet!). On top of this I get no white cast, no pilling or flaking beneath my make-up and its in a really travel friendly size.

Some cons however, are that the packaging is a hard plastic tube so pressing the sides to release the product is slightly difficult, and most likely will make it difficult to get the product out once it gets low. There is also no way to tell how much you have left as the bottle is opaque. In addition, make sure you don't get it in your eyes! This realllllly stings, so be slightly careful around your eye area when applying.

Now it also says on the packaging that its waterproof, which would be great if it didn't go on to say (on the back of the bottle) "Reapply... after swimming, towel drying, perspiring heavily or washing." Just for that I'm dropping the rating a point. *Shakes finger at Neutrogena for false advertising.

On the plus side the tube should be able to take some rough treatment and in the bottom of the container is a metal ball to break up sunscreen clumps if they happen to occur. I've also had no reaction from my skin in terms of dryness, oil production nor acne, which in my book is always a huge plus.

Something to note is that this is a chemical sunscreen and so if you are allergic to them this isn't going to work for you. In addition to this, this product contains Helioplex which is a broad range sun protection by combining avobenzone and oxybenzone together to decrease the breakdown of the sunscreen's effectiveness over time. If your interested in learning more you can check here or Here. for more details.

Active Ingredients: Homosalate (10%), Octocrylene (7.5%), Oxybenzone (5%), Octisalate (5%), and Avobenzone (3%)

Rating: 8/10 Overall I'd have to say worth the money for the product (even if you do have to reapply!) At under $20 Canadian you can bet I'll be purchasing this again when it runs out.