Wow! Really like this stuff. I have acne-prone, dehydrated and aging skin. It's always been a challenge to find something that actually removes makeup, but doesn't over-dry. Something that moisturizes, but won't cause breakouts. The hyaluronic acid and ceramides in the cleanser seem to address all of these issues. This seems to do the trick. I will definitely buy again!
The only sunscreen I've used with an spf over 15 that doesn't trigger my acne. It does contain zinc oxide, which means it goes on pretty white. You have to rub it in quite a bit to blend it into your skin. I find the whitish cast goes subsides after waiting 5 minutes. If you have acne prone skin that doesn't tolerate chemical sunscreens, this might be a really good option for you. To eliminate the white cast of this product, I mix it with just a little mineral makeup 2 shades DARKER than my normal shade. It removes the white cast and becomes a really nice beauty balm.
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
astrick 4/6/2012 12:04:00 AM
One of the best go to brushes I have. It hides a multitude of sins. I personally like using it to conceal with one shade lighter than my foundation shade, then following with a loose dusting of the foundation over the top.
Moisturizers -Olay - Complete Defense All Day Moisturizer SPF15
astrick 3/31/2012 12:39:00 AM
I've been using this for almost 20 years. It's the only SPF moisturizer that doesn't aggravate my acne. I keep trying higher SPFs that break me out and wind up going back to this. I've given up and just started wearing a baseball cap with the SPF 15. I use this for my am and pm moisturizer.
I've used this product for years. Every once in awhile I try a different serum (CHI Silk or Moroccan Oil). Always go back to this. Rating it as a 2 on price because although the whole large bottle is about $22 it lasts forever (I have hair about 3 inches past my shoulders - lasts me about a year). Also works well as an eye makeup remover.
This was ok for me, but not great. I've had better results with other products that cost less money. I'll probably go back to one of those.
Moisturizers -Olay - Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
astrick 3/26/2012 3:51:00 PM
This had nice results on fine lines, but triggered my acne. If you don't have acne prone skin, it might work really well for you.
Tried this because I've been looking for a good SPF 30 sunscreen. I tried this about a year ago, and it made me break out terribly. I tried it again this week, and the pimples are back. Won't be using again.
UPDATE - I'm changing my rating on this product from 4 stars to 2 stars. Although I love the product, I've realized there isn't very much in the tube. This didn't last nearly as long as the Cover Girl Outlast I've used for the past few years. Bummer! Love the color and texture. Product does stay put for several hours, especially if you let it dry before putting lip balm on top. Taste isn't unpleasant like some lip stains.
Tried this, and it works great. Tightens up pores, reduces puffiness under the eyes (if you use caffienated tea). Keeps oil at bay. Dirt cheap. Great recommendation... thanks!
This is a full coverage, long wearing foundation that delivers beautiful results. I loved the way I looked when wearing it. Unfortunately, it triggered my acne. If you don't have acne-prone skin, you will probably love it. Sadly, I can't wear it.
Lips -Cover Girl - Outlast Lipstain - 420 Sassy Mauve
astrick 3/4/2012 10:55:00 PM
Love the CoverGirl lip stains, but you do have to be careful with their colors (some are WAY too intense). This is a very nice cool option. I use 2 coats, then a gloss or balm. Lasts nicely, not too drying.
Nice color on cheeks. Didn't last on lips. The bottle and brush isn't very convenient.
These lip stains have beautiful color but are terribly drying on the lips. Even after applying lip balm and gloss all day, my lips were terribly chapped after 1 day. Had to throw it away. Won't purchase again.
Concealers -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer
astrick 3/4/2012 10:43:00 PM
I have purchased this twice. I do like the concealer. Seems to do a nice job on undereye circles, stays in place and doesn't crease in fine lines too badly. Wish it had more SPF protection.