Concealers -Aromaleigh - Pure Cover [DISCONTINUED]
Bobbie5772 2/9/2009 1:30:00 PM
I use this concealer under my eyes and love it. No need to buy anything else, ever. A little goes a long way. It blends in beautifully and stays fresh all day with no problems. It doesn't wear off and I have oily skin. Get the samples first cause I bought the palest shade, like I do with everything, and it was actually too light. I ended up with #2 and could probably use #3. Love this. This has replaced my Benefit Boing Industrial Strength concealer forever.
I have always had oily skin and acne problems. I was using Serious Skin Care and all my problems went away. Then it got too expensive for me and I had to find something else. I can't remember what made me think to try this Aveeno, but I since I started using it 5 years ago, I have not had any breakouts or real issues- just like when I was using the SSC! I have switched from the Aveeno Clear Complexion face wash to the Positively Radiant as I get older and my skin gets drier. I love this stuff and have not strayed since.
Olay Quench Body Wash liquid is my HG shower soap. I have tried everything and this is the only one that allows me to skip the body lotion. Great for everyday and it doesn't coat the tub with oil or weird freaky residue like the Creme Ribbons.
Well, I have just tried the eyeshadows from Aromaleigh. Now I have sampled the frosty and the matte shades. Normally, I don't wear shadow just because it seems to irritate or fall onto my face during the day and really what is the point? Well, I received free samples of a crazy looking dark super frost shadow and tried it just for something to do. I love it. After wearing 2 different formulas all day without any touching up- they both lasted all day-and I have oily skin- even on my eyelids! Also, they didn't do any of the awful things that other shadows do to over 40 skin. They stayed on and did not irritate or flake off. I will repurchase.
I love this Glass 01 serum. I have been using it for about a year now. I have tried other similar products but go back to Redken's Glass. My hair is fine and gets weighed down easily. Plus, I don't like products in my hair at all. I like the clean feeling. This makes my frizzy, dry, over processed hair look brand new. I use a small amount on my wet hair and it helps with tangles during blow dry styling with a round brush. Then, I use a really small amount on my hair after blow drying as a pomade and it just looks shiny and like NEW hair. Nothing compares to this stuff. Also, the small bottle lasted almost a year and that was using it every day, so it was totally worth the $17 at CVS.
I have found my HG shampoo and conditioner! I was using Redken's All Soft in the gold bottles and it is really the best shampoo and conditioner for my thick, fine, damaged hair. The only problem was it fades color like crazy- I mean with one or two uses. Now I've found Redken's Color Extend- it makes my hair feel as soft and as shiny as the All Soft, but no fading. I have to wash daily, so this was a real problem before. This stuff is the best.
I have found my HG shampoo and conditioner! I was using Redken's All Soft in the gold bottles and it is really the best shampoo and conditioner for my thick, fine damaged hair. The only problem was it fades color like crazy- I mean with one or two uses. Now I've found Redken's Color Extend- it makes my hair feel as soft and as shiny as the All Soft, but no fading. I have to wash daily, so this was a real problem before. This stuff is the best.
This feels great. It's the best chap stick/lip balm I've used. I don't use alot of lip balm because I need alot of color on my lips. This seemed perfect. I love the shade too, but it's way too sheer for me. I have to use it over other products. Probably will not repurchase.
I use a thin, slapped on bit of this under my serum primer and before using the powder foundation and it makes everything stay put longer. I tried not using this and I got oily way sooner. I will repurchase.
Foundations -Aromaleigh - Pure Powder [DISCONTINUED]
Bobbie5772 9/23/2008 11:56:00 AM
I've been using Aromaleigh mineral foundation for a little over a week now. I love this stuff! I don't think I will need to try anything else, ever. They have foundation formulas for dry or oily skin and they specialize in pale skin tones. You can buy samples of it for cheap and mix your own shades if you like. The shade range is huge. They offer pink undertones, yellow, whatever you need. It stays on and lasts all day. The craziest part is that I am over 40 and I swear this took 10 years off. The under eye concealer is also a mineral powder, so I thought powder concealer under my eyes? I don't think so. But this stuff makes me look younger. The whole line is a less is more thing. My sister ordered samples of about 6 foundation shades. She thought it looked too powdery on her dry skin. Then she came over and let me apply it. I used serum type primer underneath (a thin veil) and applied very little foundation and she looked airbrushed. She was thrilled. So, using less is better, I think. Update: I am still using this foundation and my husband swears I must be using some new skin treatment- he said whatever I'm using, keep buying it because my skin has never looked better. Yay! Update: I do have to touchup during the day, so I use the sponge jar applicator from another brand and it works great.
An Avon lady at work suggested this when I was buying lipstick and asked about eye puffiness products. This works as good or better than Mac Fast Response Eye creme and at the moment was on special for half price ($12), so I got it. Not sure if I will buy again since it's pretty expensive. I like it- not oily, refreshing, can apply at night and in the morning under makeup. Seems to depuff eyes in about an hour!
Foundations -Urban Decay - Surreal Skin Mineral Makeup
Bobbie5772 9/23/2008 11:37:00 AM
I tried this mineral powder foundation in the lightest shade (illusion) and it was way too dark for me. Also, it did nothing for my extremely oily skin. Unfortunately I lost the receipt and could not return it. I tried to give it away, but none of my light skinned friends could use it. That's okay, because I found Aromaleigh and all is finally right with the world. I am using the Surreal container for my Aromaleigh mineral powder.
I go back and forth between using this and Lancome mascara. EL More than Masacara LOOKS the best of any mascara and over a few uses seems to make my lashes softer and in better shape overall. Also, it's a few dollars cheaper than all the other brands. No mascara is a richer black than this. The only downside is that I can't use it on my lower lashes or it smudges onto my skin fairly easily. I have really oily skin, though. I will always repurchase to keep on hand and use in between other brands since this stuff lasts forever.
I bought this powder foundation in the lightest shade, Illusion. Way too dark! I am very fair and often have trouble finding shades light enough that are not too pink for me, but this is crazy dark. Otherwise, it's nice, light, natural with medium coverage and feels good on. I just bought Loreal brand (believe it) Bare Natural mineral loose powder foundation and it is the best I have ever used. This is going back, since it was twice the price anyway.
Powder -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Powdered Mineral Foundation
Bobbie5772 7/20/2008 5:53:00 PM
I love this! It covers my over 40, pale, oily red skin and makes it look healthy, even and moisturized- not dry or powdery, Unbelievable. I recently went on a mission to find something cheaper than what Sephora sells for foundation. My oily skin makes me drawn to powder foundations but now that I am over 40, they often look dry, even with primer underneath. I used this with moisturizer and no primer and it's perfect. It's half the price of Benefit's Get Even or Shisiedo's powder foundation- both were my faves before this. I haven't used drugstore makeup in years, I'm so glad I tried this. Also, the soft ivory is light enough for my fair skin- another surprise as this is usually a problem. Update: I stopped using this since it does not last thru the work day (at all) and trying to blot and fix just leaves me blotchy and uneven. I have discovered Aromaleigh which is much better.