Treatments (Face) -Acne.org -Treatment

on 6/20/2018 11:35:00 PM

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So I am rewriting my review on this. I gave this treatment 5 stars a few years ago and I would continue to rate this 5 stars only because it worked so well for me for so long. I've used this day and night (a pea size amount) for 10 years and my skin was very clear. However as I am turning 28, my skin is no longer as resilient and just could not handle this treatment any more. After a while it does wear on your skin.. my skin starting itching and burning a lot with a rash so I had to stop using this and because I relied on this product so much for so many years, I really knew nothing about skin care or how to properly care for my oily skin. I ending up breaking out just as badly when I stopped this product as I did when I was 18. It's taken me a full year to heal and discover another regimen that works just as well for me, and I am happy to say my skin is way healthier now. This is a miracle product for acne as long as your skin can handle it, but be warned that it's not good to depend on this forever especially if you want your skin to stay young and fresh looking.

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Stick -Bobbi Brown -Skin Foundation Stick

on 6/20/2018 11:33:00 PM

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I bought into the hype sadly and got this in shade 4 for my NC30 areas of my face (outer rim). Fortunately it's only my T-zone that gets oily throughout the day...nothing overboard.

This foundation did go on smoothly, was easy to spread, and color match was excellent. Unfortunately, it started to look greasy after 4 hours and this was on the outer rim of my face where I never get oily except maybe for forehead. But the foundation faded after it got greasy looking so it's definitely not long lasting.

I think this may work well for people with dry skin. But I don't know if this clings to dry patches as I had none to test it on. Honestly really disappointed as the color range is great. Sorry but this just doesn't cut it for what I was looking for, which was a long wear, satin finish.


Liquid -Bobbi Brown -Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15

on 6/20/2018 11:29:00 PM

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I have been looking for a long wearing liquid foundation for my normal/combo skin for over a year now. I've tried quite a few of the popular long wear foundations but still haven't found one I am satisfied with. As I'm now in my 30's, I find my skin is quite dry in some areas and my pores are larger around the T-zone. I never experienced foundation settling into lines or pores before now.

Regarding this foundation, I got it in shade 3 which matched my NC25 skin pretty well and gave a satin finish. I found that it was hard to apply on bare skin without primer as it didn't spread easily. I used the vitamin primer from Bobbi Brown and it did go on like a dream. However, the foundation slid around on my face like crazy and it transferred so very easily! Also, it oxidized a whole shade darker and foundation around my oily areas were mostly gone after 6 hours. I don't consider this long wearing, nor do I want to powder and spray my face to fix it in place as I'm not overly oily. I'm so used to the Revlon Colorstay which lasts 10+ hours on me, unfortunately the shades just do not work as they are too pink/gray or dark. I used Revlon for 5 years but when my skin became dryer, the foundation just ended up clinging to dry patches and also got tired of the grey and pink tones from Sand Beige shade.

Anyways, this is not long wearing or transfer resistant. I think it looks great for the first 3 hours then if you're willing to powder/spray/touch up then it probably could last a good 6-8 hours. My idea of foundation is to moisturize my face lightly and spread it on. At most I'll powder the T-zone but I hate the feeling of spraying my face to set my foundation as I don't want that overly heavy makeup look. With Revlon, I didn't use primer/powder/setting spray/concealer for all those years and I want to put less makeup on as I get older.

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Foundations -Tarte -Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full-Coverage Foundation SPF 15

on 6/20/2018 11:19:00 PM

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This foundation is pretty great. It's actually more of a medium coverage for me. It lasts all day, doesn't irritate my skin and is a good balance between matte and satin. For combination skin types, this foundation would work well because it's not super matte. It also has no smell which I really love. The ingredients are relatively clean and simple. Packaging is very convenient and blends like a dream. Has a very wide colour selection with clear descriptions that let's you easily select your true shade. I think you get what you pay for.


Lipstick -Kat Von D -Studded Kiss Lipstick - L.U.V.

on 6/20/2018 11:18:00 PM

This shade complimented my warm skin tone very well as it was a warm purple. It applied great - it did not drag my lips or bled. It Lasted after a eating a non-greasy meal and drinking, and when if it did come off, it left a nice mauve-pink stain. The lipstick lasted up to 5-6 hrs without a greasy meal. Also, it did not dry out my lips and was also unscented. The packaging was cute, and I had no issues with the cap not staying on. Overall, i do reccomend this product and because I've had a great experience with this shade i am definitely going to try out other ones. For spring/summer 2018, this is an awesome color to rock


Crème -Almay -One Coat Light and Easy Makeup [DISCONTINUED]

on 6/20/2018 11:09:00 PM

This stuff was way too sheer to be a good foundation. Thin, creamy and the sponge blender does nothing but to wipe the foundation away. Glad this is long gone. I give it one extra lippie because they actually had a color match for my pale skin. But that's it's only redeeming quality.


Cleansers -Burt's Bees -Natural Acne Solutions - Purifying Gel Cleanser

on 6/20/2018 11:09:00 PM

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So I use this in combination with some other natural acne products. This is a great item to add to your routine if you have oily acne-prone skin. My skin felt very clean, smooth, soft and calm after using this. I use this once in the morning to deep clean all the oil off my face so my face can feel fresh all day. It cleans very well without stripping and definitely heals acne.

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Treatments (Face) -Estee Lauder -Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

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I only used this 2x and got instant irritation. Almost like a rash. My skin is combo-dry and prone to perioral dermatitis and SD so most likely it was the yeast ingredients in this. I would be wary if you also suffer from fungal irritation.

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BB Cream -Burt's Bees -BB Cream in Light

on 6/20/2018 11:00:00 PM

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I was surprised by the negative reviews on this bb cream. I've tried many natural bb creams and this is the best one yet. I am in the shade light/medium and I don't find the colour to be grey at all. I think people who use the light colour would run into more issues, but for me the light/medium is a perfect shade. It's very moisturizing for my oily skin so it's not great to wear all day long unless I am just running errands. It can start to feel a bit greasy especially in summer time. Nothing that some blotting papers wouldn't fix though! Otherwise it's perfect and the coverage is surprisingly good. It definitely smells bad when you're first applying but then dissipates very quickly. Has not broken me out at all or irritated my skin.


Lipstick -LipSense -Lipsense Color

on 6/20/2018 10:40:00 PM

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I was leery about trying lipsense because i had heard a couple bad reviews. To my surprise i love it! It really does stay on all day long. A tip i received was to gloss before eating and that will prevent it from coming off. Ive bought several colors and love them all. The only downfall is that the application process takes a little longer than just applying a coat of a regular lipstick or gloss, but to me its worth it because its not going anywhere the rest of the day.


Moisturizers -Korres -Wild Rose 24-Hour Cream

on 6/20/2018 10:01:00 PM

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This is one of my favorite moisturizers. It is rich and luxurious but not too heavy for my combo/oily skin. I really like the rose scent though I know that's subjective. I use nightly either mixed with an oil or alone. I also like the substantial red jar packaging. Will definitely purchase again!

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Mascara -Tarte -Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara

on 6/20/2018 9:57:00 PM

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This mascara is 50/50 for me. I like how it applies at first. It's lengthening and the plastic bristle brush separates well. BUT it does smudge and I have black specks around my eyes by the end of the day. Not worth it for a pricey mascara!


Primer/ Corrector -MILANI -Make It Last Setting Spray Prime + Correct + Set

on 6/20/2018 9:48:00 PM

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I bought this after seeing reviews and hearing Manny MUA rave about it. I am in love.

PROS
Fine mist
Nice scent
Cute packaging
No transfer of makeup
Makeup stayed put

CONS
None

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Liquid -Maybelline -Fit Me! Dewy/Hydrate and Smooth (formerly Fit Me)

on 6/20/2018 9:46:00 PM

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This product works great, and, lasts a very long time. It doesn’t take much to achieve great coverage. I would recommend to anyone with dry skin. It matches me perfectly. I do not have an issue with oxidation. I definitely would buy again and again...

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Eye Shadow -Stila -Chinois Eyeshadow

on 6/20/2018 9:39:00 PM

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I don't think this is available as a single shadow any more but I've got 2 pans of it in 2 different palettes and is such a perfect shade for inclusion in a palette. As others have stated, it's a great matte highlighter and I like it as an all over colour, lashes to brow-bone, to give an even coloured based for applying shadows. This is also one of those great, quick shadows for a bright-eyed but natural daytime look, with something subtle like Stila Puppy blended into the crease for a bit of contour/definition. Chinois is one of those basic shades that just about everyone needs.


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