Does absolutely nothing as a mascara but I use the clear version to help keep eyebrows in place and give them a nice healthy look. :)
Cakes on like no other foundation I've seen and still doesn't cover all that well... If you have very oily skin this might be alright but if you have normal/ dry skin, prepare for dry patches and flaking!
The people at M.A.C. must really push this specific product because my god look at all of the reviews!! I did not really care for this concealer. The packaging, first of all, is really really poorly designed and is susceptible to getting a lot of bacteria in the product which is absolutely terrible because most of the places this product will be going on is acne lesions or some other issue which is more susceptible to becoming infected. Another downer to this concealer is the dry, caked on look it leaves behind. I use this over foundation so I try to use as extremely little as possible but no matter how little I put on, it always looks cakey and shows fine lines I don't even think I have! I'm only 20 and I look like I have much older skin once I put this on! I am usually decently pleased with the M.A.C. line but this product is one of their worst. I'm shocked they push to sell it so much!
Skincare - Face -Neutrogena - Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Acne Therapy System
SsjAnimeGW 11/26/2006 2:13:00 PM
I had been using Murad Acne Complex for 4 weeks and it made my skin horrible looking! I decided to get off of it and go to this product instead. I have to admit, I'm one of those women who likes to purchase more expensive or exclusive products thinking that they will work better so I was rather doubtful that a drugstore companies product which is so relatively inexpensive would work. Miracle!! After maybe 2 days of being on this system my skin cleared up so much! The redness went away, the shininess was gone, and everything that the Murad Acne Complex cursed me with had gone away in 2 days and my skin looked so much more healthy! After about a week of using Neutrogena Acne Therapy, I had Absolutely NO pimples. NONE!! My pores around my nose/ cheek areas shrunk too! Unfortunately, like some other posters, I did develop a few cystic acne lesions on my chin area. However, I think they were because of my cycle because it has been another week and they are almost completely gone. In any rate, I would much rather have a couple of those (that you can't even really see and are much easier to cover up) than a ton of tiny little pimples. I have been on Neutrogena Acne Therapy for 3 weeks now and I have to say, I am so much more confident in my skin because of it! A word of advice though... This system is pretty intense on your skin and I've found it a little harsh to use every day. For starting out (like the first week), this system is wonderful if not the best! But after the first week, I would recommend using a gentle cleanser along with this system instead of the more harsh Cleanser which has been included. Long story short... This system is AMAZING for those who are starting out or have major acne/ skin irritation but mix and match a little as time goes on but continue to use this wonderful system's products! ::::Update:::: I had to stop this because it was WAY too irritating. Good for oilies but not many others. O_o
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15
SsjAnimeGW 11/26/2006 1:00:00 PM
I have dry acne- prone skin that gets red sometimes because of sensitivity to certain products. I bought this thinking it would be great because it would cover all of the aforementioned in one shot. It does reduce the redness a little bit which was great but I mean, it doesn't get rid of it. As for the moisturizing properties, it absorbs really really well within a minute of application. I feel as if I don't even have any lotion on! However, as I said before, my skin on my face is rather dry and although the lotion soaked in incredibly well, my skin still feels as tight as it did before (you with dry skin know that "tightness" feeling) It did make my skin soft, but it didn't moisturize well. I would like to have a moisturizer which would moisturize more than this because that would probably take care of some of the redness itself! I don't think I would buy this again but it would be good for someone with combination/ lightly dry skin with a focus on correcting redness rather than moisturizing.
Treatments (Eye) -Olay - Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum
SsjAnimeGW 11/12/2006 12:32:00 PM
It was alright as far as eye creams go. Didn't lighten my eye area at all but I did notice some smoothness. There is a nice reflective sheer to it so I usually put it on underneath my eyes only in the morning to help dark circles appear a little brighter.
OK, So I have had very sensitive, acne- prone skin my whole life. I was hoping this product would be better than it was. I didn't even really have many zits when I started this regimen and now I have horribly ugly whiteheads, blackheads, and very big, very painful cysts. I am ashamed to look in the mirror and whenever I go out, I feel as if everyone is judging me for the way this product has made my face look. Seriously, I have caught glimpses of people looking between my chin and my eyes when I talk to them. NOT a good thing for your ego. Do NOT use this product, it will only make it worse. Everyone who wrote something negative about this product is correct in everything they said. I only hope my face will look nice once again...