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Skincare - Face -Serious Skincare -C Mask

on 11/27/2018 2:02:00 PM


This was the best facial mask by serious skincare but unfortunately it's been discontinued many years ago! I remember I had gotten it off from one of their value kits & this vitamin c mask was the main product of the kit & was packaged in a jar! It was a really nice facial mask for oily skin and was pretty deep cleansing! & had a clean fresh scent! & this mask was much better than their glycolic mask & acne sulfur mask ! These are the original serious skincare products that made them popular on Hsn but they all been discontinued! & I hear news that serious skincare is leaving Hsn! I'm so curious as to where they will go to next Bc Hsn prices are the lowest of all the television home shopping channels!

Powder -Estée Lauder -Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder Makeup

on 11/27/2018 1:57:00 PM


I am... so torn about this product. I love - LOVE - my EL Double Wear Nude foundation, and I bought this to set it with on the recommendation of the EL sales person, and it does work great for that. It doesn't look heavy or cakey, and it really holds everything in place, especially on days I can't/don't want to tote around a bunch of products so I can touch-up my makeup. My problem is that any time I wear sunscreen under it, it oxidizes like crazy. Doesn't matter what sunscreen it is, it still does it. If I just use foundation primer (MUFE Step 1 Hydrating Primer, for the record) I have zero issues with it oxidizing, but most days I do wear sunscreen under this, so it's kind of a big problem. I should note that I can set that combination of sunscreen and liquid foundation w/ other powders and I do not have any issues, it's literally just this powder. Because of that I have a really hard time justifying spending $42 + tax on this, and I can't imagine repurchasing it.

Primer/ Corrector -Paula's Choice -Shine Stopper Instant Matte Finish w/Microsponge Technology

on 11/27/2018 1:56:00 PM


This stuff is no joke! It is the best product I have ever found to control oil. It can be a bit finnicky, meaning it goes on thick and can get bally and patchy with some makeup, or feel too drying. But if you can find a technique that works for you, then this stuff is amazing. I have found you can make many moisturisers, sunscreens and primers matte by mixing this in.

Personally, I mix this with my sunscreen to create a kind of primer with SPF. I need to control oil because I wear makeup and have full workdays where I can't really touch up much, plus in the summer I cycle 40 minutes to work. Shine Stopper extends my makeup wear to 3-4 hours before needing a blot, and even then, we're just getting into glowy territory. Without Shine Stopper, I have maybe 2 hours before I've got an oil slick going on.

This has made such a big difference for me, that I think everyone with oily skin should give this a try.

Liquid -NARS Cosmetics -All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

on 11/27/2018 1:07:00 PM


This is a product, that in my opinion, justifies mixed reviews. I bought it and was matched at the NARS counter-- I wear Mont Blanc-- it fits me perfectly. So, shade-wise, no complaint. I apply with a sample beauty sponge-- again, no problems. Blends out well and gives a great Matt finish. However, unlike Fenty or EL Double Wear, it does settle into smile lines after a while, which is where it gets points off. In that price range, I simply expect a flawless foundation. Hence, I would probably not repurchase it as the other 2 foundations perform really well without settling into creases.

Lip Liners -Lipstick Queen -Lip Liner - Bare Nude

on 11/27/2018 1:04:00 PM


I have disappearing lips and a liner is a must. This is the absolute best I have ever used, at any price! I love it and will never be without it.

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Lotions/ Creams -Isomers -Matrixyl Wrinkle Defense Body Cream

on 11/27/2018 12:59:00 PM


I had bought this off shopnbc many years ago in a isomers skin kit & this body cream was included in it and I quite enjoyed this green tea body cream! I normally don't like anything fragranced Bc Ive got skin allergies from anything perfumed! But this body cream I liked Bc it didn't give me any issues & I remember using it as a hand cream for work Bc my hands would get so terribly dry from work! & even a coworker liked it! Bc the cream had a very natural fresh clean scent of green tea 🍵 very similar to the Elizabeth Arden green tea perfume which I always thought was very clean & natural smelling! But I don't know if this body cream has been discontinued by isomers Bc it's been many years I haven't bought anything from isomers Bc I honestly think her products are too expensive and hyped up for all it's worth! Bc all she ever says on television is everything is firming & lifting! oh please! She smiling all the way to the bank ! ! LOL!

Cleansers -TATCHA -Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder

on 11/27/2018 12:58:00 PM


This product was my first introduction to exfoliants and for a while I though it was pretty good. It does lift up some dead skin like it's supposed to. But sometimes it feels overly scratchy, like it's causing damage instead of just polishing away the bad stuff. Maybe because the rice grains are a little larger and more unevenly shaped than they should be, IMO. My skin is sometimes pretty red afterwards, and stays that way for half a day or so. I much prefer other exfoliants now, like AmorePacific's enzyme peel or Dr. Dennis Gross peel pads.

Treatments (Face) -Derma E -Overnight Peel

on 11/27/2018 12:20:00 PM


I must say that the Derma E Overnight Peel is a nice, non-drying, mild exfoliating peel. This has a nice gel-lotion texture which works well with other products. I apply the Peel over my normal serum and then apply my thicker moisturizer over the Peel. In the morning my skin feels nice and fresh but never dry. I also PH tested this and it was right around 3.7ish which is a good level for exfoliation. I also really like the packaging, it is very nice to use products when they are in a pump bottle. Overall I found the Derma E Overnight Peel to be a nice (and affordable) option for an overnight exfoliating product. My video review can be seen here:

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Skincare - Body -JASÖN -Vitamin E Oil 5000 IU Skin Oil

on 11/27/2018 11:44:00 AM


I’ve been very hesitant to buy a face oil due to my acne prone, sensitive skin. The dewy makeup look has become so popular recently that I finally broke down and bought this. No regrets! I’ve used it twice already and not only has it not broke me out, but my acne has cleared up! I have some acne scarring from my previous breakouts and they’ve visibly lightened. Yesterday I mixed this product in with my foundation and it gave me the most amazing glow! Today I went without foundation and rubbed a few drops of this oil onto my face after moisturizing and using spf and my skin has felt so soft all day! A great product

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Liquid -L.A. COLORS -Radiant Liquid Makeup

on 11/27/2018 11:25:00 AM


This little four dollar gem has actually become my favorite (and most reached-for) foundation. Just to give you a little background for comparison sake, I typically go for light, natural coverage. Most often, I use a tiny bit of Bare Minerals Original Foundation, or some type of light BB Cream. I ran out of foundation and I was in between paydays so I picked this up at Family Dollar...And now I keep coming back to it. I can't stop using it. The coverage is light so if you prefer full coverage or a flawless finish, you may want to skip this one. I am 43 years old with moderately dry skin, and softer, lighter formulas tend to look the best on me. The coverage is about the same as a tinted moisturizer. It evens out my skin tone with maybe slightly less coverage than Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue -- for about twenty-two dollars less. It looks like skin and leaves me with a fresh faced supple appearance. I don't find this formula to be TOO glowy. I feel like L.A. Colors found the sweet spot with this foundation and it just looks very healthy and fresh. It wore beautifully all summer with a little bronzer and peachy blush. Now that it's colder, I've been wearing it with a berry toned blush and I just love it. For four dollars, it was a steal and I am on my second bottle. Honestly, the price is just the icing on the cake for me. I'd buy this if it cost forty bucks. And it's cruelty free!

I am NC 20 in MAC and I use Fairly Light in Bare Minerals Original. Ivory is the shade I am using right now in the L.A. Colors foundation, and I used one shade darker over the summer. There are thirteen shades offered in all.

The formula is so lightweight that I *think* using a Beauty Blender might dab it away to nothing-ness. I use an old Elf foundation brush to blend it in, and I think any dense foundation brush would work just fine.

There is no sunscreen in this. Not an issue for me because I slather on a separate sunscreen every day, but it's something to keep in mind if you're looking for an alternative to Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue or some other BB Cream. I'm also willing to bet that the ingredients in this aren't as alluring as Bare Minerals, but luckily my skin isn't all that sensitive and my pocketbook loves the twenty-two dollar difference.

The only other caveat I'll mention is that no matter how lightly you press on the pump of this foundation, a huge glob comes out -- which is great if you want full coverage, but I just use a few dots so product gets wiped away and wasted. It's a little annoying, but I'm willing to overlook it because I really do love this formula.

I will definitely repurchase.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

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