Product Review: L’Oreal Sublime Mousse in Pure Brown

Colouring my hair is a massive chore for me. It’s on par for annoyance levels with filling my car with petrol and if I didn’t have hereditary greys I wouldn’t bother colouring it at all. I’ve been dying my hair for around 10 years, and it’s taken me a long time to find a colour that works for me. You’d think finding a decent brown would be easy, but it’s not. A lot of brown shades tend to have reddish or coppery undertones which is not really what I’m after in a hair colour – give me ash toned brown or give me death. I love the L’Oreal Sublime Mousse colour in the shade Pure Brown. It’s glossy and leaves no reddish tones in my hair at all. It’s also a pretty low-maintenance product to use, which gives it about a billion extra bonus points from me. I generally colour my hair using this dye once every couple of months, by which time the colour has faded a bit and my greys are back in full force. The L’Oreal Sublime Mousse in Pure Brown is available for purchase for $14.99 from Chemist Warehouse online.

Project 10 Pan Update / January Empties

Finished up in January:

01: Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Seasilk Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner (travel sized)
02: L’Oreal Preference High Shine Colour Conditioner
03: Lancome Hypnose Mascara
04: NARS Sheer Matte Foundation in Siberia / Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation in Perfect Ivory

I put the two foundations together and counted them as one product because neither of the bottles had a lot of product remaining in them, and I felt guilty counting them separately. I’ve not been 100% dedicated to the cause this month either, and I sneakily bought myself a bottle of Kosmea Rosehip Oil, Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Porcelain Pink from Jess’ Blog Sale. Now watch me justify… I had completely run out of the Kosmea Rosehip Oil, and as it is one of my HG products, I needed it back in my routine asap. The cleanser was purchased because I will run out of the current cleanser that I’m using in a week or so and don’t want to have to wait for my new cleanser to be shipped here – pre-emptive strike. And as for the MAC… Well no money was exchanged as Jess also wanted some things from my blog sale, so really it’s a swap and not a purchase and therefore doesn’t count! Hooray! Bring on February.

Product Review: L’Oreal Smoothing Resurfacing Primer

I have never been a huge fan of primers. In fact, if I didn’t need to wear foundation or tinted moisturiser to even out my complexion and make me look ‘ put together’ for work, I probably wouldn’t. I have a strange phobia about layering too many products on my face, and because I’d never seen much in the way of results from primers before, I stopped bothering with them. I was asked to review the L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Smoothing Resurfacing Primer for Fashionising, so I thought it would be interesting to try out a primer again to see what I thought. (Especially as I’ve been noticing my pores more and more in my old age!) My first impression of the primer was that it was something of a miracle worker. The consistency of the product reminded me something of the Maybelline Dream Mousse blushes, but a little softer.

It smoothed onto the skin really easily and a little bit of product went a long way. I applied it to my pore-problem areas (my cheeks and the middle of my forehead) and it seemed to smooth everything out and made my skin feel soft and silky. My foundation applied well over the top, and everything looked smooth and even. Winner. (how many times can I use the word smooth in this review?) I would say the effects of the primer probably last me until lunch time, where my skin goes back to looking as it normally would without the product. Not so much of a winner for those like me with oily/combination skin who work a full 8 hours and need long lasting results from makeup. I would definitely use this product for nights where I am going out for dinner or something similar where I only really need a couple of hours coverage. I’m also really happy with the fact that this primer didn’t break me out at all, as other products that I’ve used in the past have done. The L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Smoothing Resurfacing Primer retails for $39.95 AUD and is available for purchase from Priceline. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review)