I shop in Tesco a lot and as such I use their own range of make up by the famous beauty and make up expert, Barbra Daly. I have used a lot of her things but I am kind of really hooked on the Face Lift jars she makes. These come in little 30g glass pots with black twist off plastic lids and they cost £6. I have been using this product on and off for years and years and I always keep going back to it as I find it really brightens my skin and helps me to look more awake.
The cream is fairly thick in consistency though not too thick. The colour is a very light creamy beige and it smells gorgeous just as soon as you open up the pot. It contains light reflecting particles and it is these which help to brighten and “lift” the skin and give it a more even tone and a nice dewy glow.
It contains magic ingredients such as apricot extract, wheat germ and oil of evening primrose. It also has added vitamin E and A and SPF 10.
It sinks into the skin so well and it does not leave it feeling at all greasy or tacky afterwards. You are simply left with a gorgeous complexion which lasts all day long. It is perfect to use if you have had a heavy night the night before and you want something to make you look brighter and more awake.
It is fine for all types of skin and it does not add any colour to your skin and it suitable for all skin types.
It is really reasonably priced and it also makes me skin feel softer to touch. I love the glow it gives me.
I must admit I was quite excited to hear that world class, make-up artist Barbara Daly was bringing out a range of affordable products for Tesco, and skipped straight down there once I knew the range was available.
Once upon a time, I was a sucker for beauty products, especailly multi-purpose ones which claim to do all manner of things at once, with minimum effort from the consumer.
That was several years ago, and while I don't have the time or money to concentrate on beauty products these days, since having my daughter this cream has remained a constant due to its price and deliverance.
Costing around £6, Face Lift comes in a clear, frosted, 30ml glass pot, which looks fairly minimalist and high end. The pot is a little on the heavy side and feels substantial, considering the product within weights next to nothing.
The cream itself claims to even out the skin tone by introducing light reflecting particles once the product is applied, brightening the complexion significantly as a result.
It also has moisturising properties and contains vitamins A and E, as well as apricot extract, wheatgerm and evening primrose oil.
Added to that the cream protects against sun damage as it has UVA and UVB filters and SPF10.
Once the pot is opened the cream has a yummy apricot smell, which is strong but not overpowering. The colour is also apricot like and the consistency is creamy, but light with a shimmery appearance.
I was slightly concerned about the shimmer as even in my early twenties I wanted to avoid looking like a disco dolly, but once applied that concern went out the window as the effect is not visable. The cream was easy to apply, sank into the skin nicely and was non-greasy.
Once it had had a few minutes to settle I really could notice how much brighter my skin looked. This is not a miracle cream, and I'm not sure the effects are dramatic enough for everyone to notice, but for me it really took the tired, pasty look away, replacing it with a more refreshed version.
I have been using this cream on and off for several years now, and over that time I have seen it mentioned in various beauty magazines where it has always had rave reviews. The only reason I don't use it more frequently is because I like a thicker, everyday cream and because Tesco is a bit of a trek for me!
This cream is probably not perfect for everyday use, as while its long lasting, it does come in a small pot. Also if you're like me you may prefer to have a non-coloured cream for everyday use, however this product is brilliant for those days when your skin needs a bit of a pick me up.
Tesco Face Lift does not literally lift your skin and is perhaps a little misleading as most 'lifting' products are designed to tighten skin and make it appear more youthful. This cream, while energising, has no tightening effects and is more gentle and nourishing than that. For that reason I would say it is well placed to cater towards a wider age group.
For me it's perfect on those days where I look and feel tired, or have had a bad nights sleep, simply because it wakes up my face and gives me a welcome and much needed boost.
And to be fair, you can't really go too far wrong for a mere £6 a pot!
Barbara Daly the once makeup artist for the late princess of Wales teamed up with Tesco the supermarket giants in the year 2000 and have since been producing a range of cosmetic products that I have heard a lot of good things about but the one and only one I have ever tried turned out to be a real let down.
I purchased the Barbara Daly for Tesco Face Lift because I am at that age where my face could do with a lift or maybe a mask. This cream claims to work on three levels, it is a light moisturising cream, it protects from UVA and UVB rays and the refined photo reflecting particles will illuminate your skin and give you a healthy glowing look. In the words of Catharine Tate as the grandmother "what a load of old sh**e".
This stuff at £6.00 for a 30ml jar left my skin feeling tight and unpleasant, as well as smelling like fruit that had gone off. I was very disappointed in this cream from the word go, as soon as you unscrew the lid from the little frosted jar the scent is terrible and the cream feels horrible when applied and leaves your skin feeling horrible once on. I gave this cream two chances then binned the rest of the jar, A complete and utter waste of £6.00.
I can only assume from all the good write ups I have read about this lady and Tesco`s stuff that there must be better things in the range but I certainly would not recommend this to anyone!
Barbara Daly shot to fame as the make-up artist for the late Princess of Wales and has been working with Tesco since 2000. The success of her pairing with the retailer has made the ranges some of the best-sellers in the UK.
Barbara Daly's Face Lift Cream
Face lift works on 3 levels.
1 It is a feather light moisturising cream containing apricot, wheat germ and evening primrose oil.
2 It protects the skin with anti ageing vitamins A and E and has UVA and UVB sun filters of SPF 10.
3 The micro refined photo reflecting particles illuminate the skin and give an instant lift to your complexion giving a healthy dewy look.
I bought this to make up my three for two offer in tesco when buying my new foundation.
I thought I could either use it as a primer for underneath my make up or alone so I didn't have to wear make up all the time.
The cream comes in a frosted glass jar with a black lid and contains 30ml and costs £6.00, The cream itself is a apricot colour I think this is to help even out the skin tone.
I only use a small amount over my moisturiser I just apply it as I would a moisturiser, It gives my face a healthy glow without looking shiny or greasy, I applied my new foundation over the top and it went over it very smoothly and didn't slip of over the day.
The product is called Face Lift but I don't think it's meant to be a firming cream, I think it's meant to be used more like a primer or just to be used as an SPF cream over your moisturisers that don't have them in as mine doesn't.
A feather-light cream with apricot that can either be layered under make-up or used alone as a moisturiser /