Meaningful beauty is one of the hottest anti-aging lines on the market currently. How could it not be, Cindy Crawford's skin looks flawless, ageless even! I decided to try out a few products from the line for myself, so check out my review!
1.) Meaningful Beauty Lifting Eye Creme, Advanced Formula.
Manufacturer's Description: Helps reduce the look of crow's feet and wrinkles. Optical diffusers help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Designed to give eyes a tightened and lifted look. Address the telltale signs of aging around your eyes: crow's feet, fine lines, and wrinkles. Enhanced with optical diffusers, our hydrating Lifting Eye Crème-Advanced Formula is designed to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness while helping tired eyes look tightened, lifted and younger.
Consistency: Creamy, thick, rubs in nicely though.
Texture: This product is fairly thick, and you'll have to rub it in well. Goes on smooth.
Color: Creamy white
Usage: This product is meant to be used around the eyes before you put on makeup, mixed with a primer or before you go to bed. Use on cleansed skin.
Packaging: What you would expect from an eye cream. An easy to open tube with a pointed end that dispenses the product. Closes tightly, efficient. No issues here.
Smell: This product has a very slight floral scent, but really didn't smell like anything to me really.
Effectiveness: I felt the product working fairly quickly. You can definitely feel it tightening the area. I wasn't really impressed at first try. With more use, it did seem to be diminishing the aging I have around my eyes. This wasn't a miracle product for me, but it did make a noticeable difference. However, not a complete transformation that I honestly feel like the marketing implied. For my under-circles/dark circles it did wonders, reducing the puffiness and tightening up the tired skin there. For crows feet and general lines, it did alright.
Price: About $31.99
Price VS Value: I wouldn't say this was worth $31.99, unless you have some seriously beastly dark circles.
Can you use this on film?: I wouldn't use this on film, it does have SPF in it and that sometimes can make a person look greasy in front of a camera. It would however work fine for an at night regime for your actors/actresses.
Can you use this for everyday wear?: Yes, every night and everyday. The formula is very mild yet effective and will look undetectable under your makeup. No bunching or weirdness.
My Final Review:I saw great results with my dark circles and eye puffiness, the wrinkling was diminished but not what I expected entirely.
2.) Meaningful Beauty Glowing Serum
Manufacturer's Description: Use in the morning before applying moisturizer or anytime for an instant pick me-up and radiant glow. Allow product to absorb completely before applying makeup.
Consistency: Creamy, thick, rubs in nicely with a hint of sheen.
Texture: This product is also fairly thick and you'll have to rub it in well or you might feel really sticky/shiny. Smooth not raspy.
Color: Creamy beige
Usage: This product is meant to be used for a glowing, healthy skin effects under your moisturizer, primer and makeup. Apply on clean skin, rub in well. Allow to fully absorb or you'll feel super shiny. I kept it directly on my upper cheekbones for a natural highlight effect.
Packaging: The dispenser on this is really efficient and nice. Loved it. Easy and efficient.
Smell: This product has a citrus smell to it, light and not overpowering. Dissipates when you rub it in.
Effectiveness: At first I felt like this was just going to make me look like a sweaty hot mess. After I rubbed it in really well on my cheek bones, it gave me a really nice glow. Not too shiny, not too glossy or sweaty looking. A natural highlight was all I wanted and that's exactly what it did. This would be perfect for a day look that was minimal. Great for your skin too with its moisturizing agents.
Price: About $38.79
Price VS Value: This is well worth the $38.79 IF you want something less sticky and shiny than a moisturizer, yet visible. If you hate powder and cream highlight cosmetic products this would probably be perfect. However, as someone who loves her Ben Nye cream highlight, this didn't really seem necessary for me.
Can you use this on film?: I wouldn't use this on film. It would probably make your actors/actresses appear SUPER sweaty since the camera makes things look more dramatic than they are.
Can you use this for everyday wear?: Yes! Great for someone who enjoys really minimal looks, or natural looks. Will give you a subtle glow and highlight without makeup. Did not make my makeup bunch up or look strange.
My Final Review: This product did exactly what it stated to do, give a subtle glow. However, I really prefer my cream highlight to this, since I like a more made-up look. For minimalists though, this could be a keeper.
3.) Meaningful Beauty Antioxidant Day Creme SPF 20
Manufacturer's Description: Give your skin a daily dose of anti-aging ingredients to clarify, brighten and even skin tone. This anti-wrinkle cream combines our breakthrough antioxidant complex with a botanical blend that helps hydrate and revitalize skin. Formulated with SPF 20, it's also designed to shield against UVA/UVB damage.
Consistency: Also creamy, thick, rubs in nicely with a hint of sheen.
Texture: This product is thick and needs to be rubbed in well, so you don't have a sheeny cast from the SPF. Smooth.
Color: Creamy white
Usage: This product is meant to be used as a protectant against the elements for your skin. It has SPF in it, and botanicals that protect your skin from things like air quality and the chemicals in your makeup. Use on clean skin, mix with a primer if desired.
Packaging: Another nice dispenser, also efficient. Easy to take off the lid and easily, securely closed. Loved it. Easy and efficient just like the other pump.
Smell: This product has a SPF smell from of course the SPF in it. This sort of dissipates but I could still subtly smell it after I rubbed it in.
Effectiveness: I didn't hate this moisturizer, but it didn't hold up to Hope in Jar Moisturizer by Philosophy. This was a little too greasy for me, but it did make my skin feel protected from the elements, just a little too greasy.
Price: About $38.49
Price VS Value: Out of everything I tried in this brand, this was my least favorite. I definitely don't think it was worth almost $40.00, especially when Hope in a Jar by Philosophy trumps this in every way for me. If you want something heavy on your skin for maybe the beach, this might be nice. Or, if you have extremely dry skin.
Can you use this on film?: I wouldn't use this on film due to the SPF in it possibly making your clients look sparkly/shiny.
Can you use this for everyday wear?: I, again, wouldn't use this. However if you have very dry skin this might be perfect.
My Final Review: This product was very greasy and smelled pretty strongly of SPF. The smell faded as it fully absorbed, but the greasy feeling didn't. Not my top pick.
4.) Meaningful Beauty CREME DE SERUM ( Night )
Manufacturer's Description: Crème de Sérum: A brilliant new approach to fighting the visible signs of aging. It is formulated to combine the potency of a serum with the rich moisturizing effect of a cream. It's not only designed to visibly help the skin's overall firmness and hydration lost through the years but it also contains a unique peptide blend designed to target the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. This crème de la crème treatment takes a triple approach to combating the signs of aging with three powerful anti-aging ingredients: superantioxidant melon complex, anti-aging peptides and hyaluronic acid. Combining the power of a serum with the rich, moisturizing effects of a crème, this super-boost is designed to help protect, increase hydration and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Consistency: A bit less thick than the other products. Rubs in quickly.
Texture: Smooth and easy to rub into the skin, smooth.
Color: Clear and off white swirled together.
Usage: This product is really the forefront of the Meaningful Beauty line, with the secret 'melon' extract that apparently turns back time. You're meant to use it as night, on clean skin.
Packaging: Yet another nicely made dispenser. Easy to use, and secure.
Smell: This product has a very subtle, light floral tone that dissipates when rubbed in.
Effectiveness: I expected VA-VA-VOOM results with the marketing on this. I used it for about two weeks and saw results but nothing insane honestly. It did make my skin look more healthy, glowing and supple. It didn't do an amazing number on my problem aging areas, but it did diminish their appearance slightly. I didn't hate it at all, it was easy to use and didn't tingle, sting or make my face feel sticky. I just was looking for something that gave more instantaneous results.
Price: About $38.49
Price VS Value: I can see this being worth almost $40.00. It does improve your skin texture and appearance, but again, this didn't hold a candle to Philosophy's Hope in Jar Retexturizing Night Cream for me. I wouldn't purchase it again.
Can you use this on film?: I wouldn't use this on film at all, if anything maybe as a night regime for your clients.
Can you use this for everyday wear?: You can use this every night, it feels very mild. However, the results are not what some stronger night creams may provide.
My Final Review: This product was fine, but not a miracle worker for me. My skin looked better and felt better, but I still saw fine lines and problem areas still. If anything my skin had healthier glow, but I was looking for something more defining.
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