Treatments -Neutrogena - Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion
Kiwikava 8/4/2005 9:31:00 PM
Oh my God! I'm completely blown away by how well this works. Within two days my very oily, cystic acne-prone skin almost completely cleared up. It's the third day now, and my face is smooth, clear, and NORMAL. I no longer have grease pit skin. I haven't had nice skin like this since before puberty. And just so you know, this 2% BHA lotion has a ph of 3.8, so it's completely effective for exfoliation. I can't rave enough about this product! This truly does what it says, and this is without a single doubt in my mind one of the BEST skincare products I've ever used in my life. Period. You have got to try this because it noticeably improves your skin. And I love how it's inexpensive and readily available at any drugstore. Total Holy Grail. Stop reading this review and *RUN NOW* and buy this. There's no point in suffering with depressing and disfiguring acne.
What a beautiful blush color! It is a very natural warm, pinkish peach color that instantly brightens my very fair, pale face. Since I am unable to use bronzers (they look incredibly fake and orange and my skin), I apply Miel Glace when I want that sun-kissed look. You have got to try this! A total staple.
Not too bad. I was looking for a replacement for my discontinued HG Lancome Maquicontrole foundation, and this comes close. Ivory is a good shade for me, and it blends well to a semi-matte finish. Coverage is sheer to light. Plus, this contains reliable sunscreen! This is my everyday foundation since it's so light, but I will probably want to use something else when I need to look more polished. Give this foundation a try!
My search for a deeply-colored, long-lasting eyeliner has stopped right here! This amazing liner in the cute pot goes on smoothly and evenly (with a little practice), and stays put ALL day long, without migrating, caking, or smearing. Plus, the color is rich and deep. This makes my eyes look enormous! I LOVE it!! Go buy it, Ladies!
Cleansers -L'Oreal - Ideal Balance Foaming Gel Cleanser
Kiwikava 6/19/2004 1:14:00 PM
Get this now! Cleanses thoroughly without drying skin. Excellent for acne-prone skin like mine! NO breakouts from this at all. Plus, it's inexpensive!
This gives me dark, super thick, long lashes. What more could you ask for?
Liquid -Chanel - Double Perfection Fluide [DISCONTINUED]
Kiwikava 6/13/2004 3:51:00 PM
Gah! Stupid pushy Chanel SA! This foundation is too orange/dark for my ultra PPP skin! The lightest shade, Limpide, made me look like a pumpkin! Too bad because the wear was actually nice. It glides on smoothly, and with a little practice you won't get much streaking. Also, this foundation has full-spectrum SPF protection. Now if only Chanel would listen up and make this available in MORE COLORS, preferably NEUTRAL, SKIN-FRIENDLY TONES, then I guarantee many more customers like myself would be happy. Until then, this $40 bottle of foundation is going back to the Chanel counter for a refund.
Treatments (Eye) -Clinique - Moisture Surge Eye Gel
Kiwikava 5/25/2004 9:07:00 PM
This d*mn thing made my eyes even puffier, and extremely irritated!!! This is the first eye cream I've used that has ever done this. I went to work looking like an alcoholic today, and I'm extremely displeased. Do not even think of wasting your hard-earned money on this inferior crap. There are so many better eye creams out there than this.
Mascara -Laura Mercier - Thickening & Building mascara
Kiwikava 5/25/2004 9:03:00 PM
OMG, I'm kicking myself for buying this inferior product. Ladies, all the negative reviews have gotten it right: this mascara smears, clumps, makes lashes THINNER, you name it. I didn't know a mascara could be *this* bad. I should've listened, but here I am stuck with a $19 mascara that I cannot return. Laura Mercier, what were you thinking when you created this product? Negative 10 lippies.
Cleansers -L'Oreal - Purezone skin clearing gel cleanser
Kiwikava 5/22/2004 6:17:00 PM
This is it! Holy Grail! I've finally stopped searching for a nice foaming cleanser that thoroughly cleanses and removes makeup without causing breakouts or irritating/drying out my face. I love how clean and fresh my face feels afterward! I use this with the PureZone toner, and never has my skin looked so *clear*, balanced, and radiant! I just hope that these products will never become discontinued because I finally found something that works with my unstable, very oily, cystic acne-prone skin!
Cleansers -Lancome - Mousse Confort- Foaming Cream Cleanser
Kiwikava 5/14/2004 7:59:00 PM
I really don't like this cleanser. The scent is overpowering, and this cleanser is very hard to rinse off completely. It takes several minutes of splashing water on your face to get rid of the soapy residue. In addition, it contains pore-clogging ingredients which exacerbated my cystic acne-prone problem. Thankfully, I got this as part of a GWP and didn't actually have to spend $19.50 on it.
Concealers -Aveda - Conceal + Protect [DISCONTINUED]
Kiwikava 3/20/2004 6:55:00 PM
This is hands-down my HG undereye concealer! The texture of this is just perfect. It covers extremely well and literally lasts all day, but without all the caking or creasing into lines that I've found with countless other concealers. The color selection is excellent, too. Very neutral, wearable colors that look completely natural on anyone's skin. The $12.50 price is pretty reasonable for this generous sized pot. I'm very impressed!!!
Moisturizers -Estee Lauder - Estee Lauder Daywear Lotion SPF 15
Kiwikava 2/21/2004 9:06:00 PM
This Daywear lotion is a really great moisturizer with SPF and plenty of antioxidants!! It's very lightweight and sinks right into my skin. It doesn't make my oily skin any oilier, and I'm in love with the cucumber scent! Plus, no breakouts. This is high quality skincare product that I will repurchase.
I really love this product!! I have very oily, cystic acne-prone skin, and this extremely lightweight serum makes all my pores virtually disappear! My skin feels incredibly soft, smooth, evenly toned and looks absolutely radiant, even at the end of the day when I wash off all my makeup!! Idealist contains a lot of anti-oxidants and is a PERFECT base for my sunscreen and foundation. Everything glides on smoothly, without pilling or balling up, and the end result is beautiful-looking skin!! Surprisingly, Idealist hasn't clogged my pores or broken me out, which is an absolute miracle, considering how volatile my skin is. Even though this is an expensive skincare product, I will buy it again because my skin has never looked better!!! If you had bad luck with other skin refinishers like Olay Regenerist (which I certainly did...it broke me out HORRIBLY), you should try Idealist instead! Plus, it smells absolutely divine!! I wish Estee Lauder would come out with a perfume or body lotion that smells exactly like Idealist because I'm absolutely hooked!
I have a small sample of this perfume. I agree with the other reviews, which state that Attraction is a rather boring fragrance. There simply is nothing special in it that makes me want to reach for it, so why wear it? There is just no chemistry between us. :-p