OK. I know that I was a make-up snob. I bought my makeup from MAC and La Prairie and Estee Lauder.
Those days are over and I’ve come down to earth and I now buy my cosmetics in CVS, Walgreens and Walmart. I’m thrilled with some of my new finds in the drugstores.
So, on that note I have begun my search to find the best of the drugstore brands.
Today I’m talking about my experience with L’oreal.
I bought 4 items from L’oreal and these are my impressions:
Details: Visibly improve skin’s volume with L’Oreal’s Revitalift Volume Filler Serum and Cream. This advanced formula with a concentrated dose of Hyaluronic Acid and Fibroxyl works to help stabilize volume, improving skin’s cushion, fullness and resilience. Lift away the appearance of lines and wrinkles, day after day. Volume Filler revolumizes facial zones to restore youthful skin fullness, regain smooth, lifted appearance and fill out wrinkles and expression lines.
Is it possible that this made my skin even dryer? Was that the intent? The only think I liked about this was the applicator which kind of looked like you were giving yourself an injection. It did get very good reviews from the makeup forums, however, I failed to see any improvement in my skin at all.
Price: About $21.00.
Details: This unique dual-action treatment instantly retightens skin and effectively fights wrinkles. RevitaLift Double Lifting is the first double-action treatment that combines two exclusive complementary formulas in one application an ultra-concentrated lifting gel and a powerful anti-wrinkle cream for intense lifting action.
The ultra-tightening gel contains three times the Pro-Tensium a new generation of retightening technology derived from minerals. In consumer testing, 62% of women saw tighter skin immediately.1 Skin’s texture is smoother and pores are less noticeable.
The comforting anti-wrinkle cream, enriched with fortified Pro-Retinol A, penetrates the skin’s surface to effectively fight wrinkles and reduce the appearance of neck creases. In consumer testing, wrinkles were visibly reduced in four weeks, and 81% of women saw facial skin lifted and tightened.
My experience: Nothing great. There was no tightening. It comes out of the moisturizer in ribbons in 2 holes in the top of the container. I felt pretty good with it, not great, and it seemed to not last very long. It definitely did not live up to its hype.
I paid about $13.00 for this product.
- A groundbreaking revitalizing eye cream
- Formulated with Elastin Complex to shield skin’s elastin fibers
- Remarkably lessens the appearance of wrinkles & improves skin’s flexibility
- Contains Pro-Retinol A, a potent anti-wrinkle ingredient to promote skin renewal
- Offers 24-hour hydration & soothes dryness
- Banishes the look of puffiness & dark circles
- Unveils firmer, smoother & more brilliant eye contours
This was, finally, something I liked. It was pretty heavy though and had that old lady smell, however other than that, one of my favorite eye creams. Sells for about $14.00.
I’ve saved the best for last. The lumi highlighter is quite simply wonderful. It makes your face just brighten up. I wear it with my foundation, just mix them both up and you just have this glowing face. Plus, there are 3 different colors.
Details:The ultimate in luminosity! L’Oréal introduces its first liquid highlighter specifically designed to enhance key features or illuminate all-over. True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator enhances all skintones and undertones. Ice enhances pink or blue tones. Rose enhances yellow, peachy, pink or blue tones. Golden enhances peachy or yellow tones.
- Highlight key features or illuminate all-over
- Lightweight formula
- For every skintone and undertone
I paid about $13.00.
So, I hope I’ve helped you a little bit with my foray to the drugstore.
While I don’t find the skincare items so far to be anything great, I have to give it up for the highlighter.
As of this point, my favorite drugstore products remain Neutrogena.
Which L’oreal products have you had great or horrible results with?