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What skincare/make-up have you worn and been complimented when wearing it?

(38 Posts)
Birdies Wed 10-Apr-13 13:43:29

If that makes sense. Lots of products feel nice on or we think we look nicer for wearing them, but what ones have you tried where you've then had compliments from people?

I've had them when wearing:

- Max Factors Stretch mascara (obv about how long my lashes were) - don't even know if they still make it (I was 16, a LONG time ago)
- And length of lashes after using Rapidlash serum.

Anyone else? Reason for asking is I have Boots vouchers and want to buy some new recommended products grin that I don't need

Yardley Wed 10-Apr-13 13:49:18

Smashbox makeup primer.Made skin look amazing...lots of you, 'you look well' sort of comments...

Birdies Wed 10-Apr-13 14:25:26

Ah that might go on the list then as primer is one thing I've never tried

EnglishGirlApproximately Wed 10-Apr-13 14:30:41

The Boots No7 version of through chubby stick is my favourite. Been wearing it about a week and have had a couple of compliments. (i don't often wear lipstick for work as I find it heavy). I still love the original chubby stick but at £9 I thought I'd try the Boots one.

EnglishGirlApproximately Wed 10-Apr-13 14:33:15

Oh and the No7 cleanse and polish is great too. Not as gentle as the Eve Lot one but great for the price. I haven't tried much No7 before but had some vouchers and they are my two favourite products so far.

EnglishGirlApproximately Wed 10-Apr-13 14:33:36

Eve LOM!

Arisbottle Wed 10-Apr-13 14:35:33

Liz Earle cleans and polish and face oil


Vitulumiare foundation
Benefit oxygen foundation
A cheek stain recommended by Lisa eldridge

Birdies Wed 10-Apr-13 14:35:49

Is that the hot cloth cleanser english?

QueefLatina Wed 10-Apr-13 15:05:10

I usually wear MAC foundation but found an old tube of Garnier BB cream and slapped that on instead, just with fingers. I got so many comments on how well I looked that day I've worn it every day since!

St Moritz fake tan mousse is also a good match for my pinky toned skin so doesn't make me orange, just takes the glare off a bit.

Quite like the sound of the smashbox primer

Birdies Wed 10-Apr-13 15:43:42

Haven't tried the garner bb cream either, that's another one for the list!

EnglishGirlApproximately Wed 10-Apr-13 15:46:07

It is. I have really bad skin but its helping a lot.

Mette7 Wed 10-Apr-13 15:48:55

Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream - was told my skin looked all glowy and smooth (it's normally dry and dull)

Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara - someone thought I was wearing false lashes

Birdies Wed 10-Apr-13 15:49:22

I've got two more to add to the list - loccitane divine serum and cream. My mum started using them recently and I've never seen her skin look so amazing.

Costs a bomb mind...

neriberi Wed 10-Apr-13 15:51:18

I usually wear BB foundation, that ran out so I've just got a BB tinted moisturizer on, I got told I looked awful and extremely tired today and was I feeling ok?

OneLittleLady Wed 10-Apr-13 15:51:19

I've had several compliments on my new lipstick, Material World by Dainty Doll. It's a soft muted pinky colour and it's my lips but better I think.

Mette7 Wed 10-Apr-13 15:52:04

And Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant (a mask you wear for 10-15 mins). A skincare consultant said I had really good skin the day after I'd used it. I find it much better than the Elemis Papaya Enzyme cream which was great at shrinking/cleaning pores but gave me sensitive red patches.

cocoplops Wed 10-Apr-13 15:59:19

My Mum and 2 best friends all commented that I looked really well when I wore the Garnier BB tinted moisturiser. Hardly ever wear any foundation type thing. (However...all 3 of them then went and purchased it and none of them liked it at all.....sat too heavily/wrong colour. Now I have all their tubes too! grin)

QueefLatina Wed 10-Apr-13 16:00:21

If you don't mind being spammed by Garnier you can order a free sample of BB cream here

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 10-Apr-13 16:00:40

Soap And Glory Man Trap lipstick - stupid name but an excellent lipstick.

Arisbottle Wed 10-Apr-13 16:13:48

I recently bought my daughter the loreal BB cream and it looks lovely on her, however she has youthful beautiful skin so that is not hard.

I have a Dior Bb cream which is good.

BringMeTea Wed 10-Apr-13 16:17:27

Radiant Glow skin perfecting cream by Shu Uemura.

cocoplops Wed 10-Apr-13 16:20:41

I also complimented a friend on her lightly rosy, healthy glow cheeks, which were the result of Clinique uplighting liquid illuminator in Blush. Very flattering.

I bought some Benetint after seeing it on her too. Easy to use, subtle glow.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 10-Apr-13 16:29:59

Benetint is brilliant. I don't remember being complimented on it, but often get asked if I'm ill when I'm not wearing it!

Arisbottle Wed 10-Apr-13 19:07:55

I often get asked if I am ill when I have no makeup on. I take that as a compliment on my good makeup skills rather than my poor skin. grin

smellylittleorange Wed 10-Apr-13 19:14:18

Clarins Flash Balm - makes me look less tired and dewy

Loreal Elvive Miracle Oil - lots of ooh your hair looks lovely today type comments!

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