Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Aquaphor Healing Ointment
crossett 2/28/2012 7:40:00 PM
This comes in a tub or a tube. I prefer the tube to dipping my finger in a tub and getting the product underneath my fingernail. You can also buy this product in the baby section of the pharmacy as it can be used for a diaper rash and it's exactly the same product. The consistency is very thick sticky vaseline. Sounds unpleasant - but this WORKS. It holds the moisture in. I live in Vermont, so I may appreciate stronger products in the winter - and this stuff really works. I use it as a night cream and a hand cream. It warms on your skin and then you can massage it in, it leaves a protective barrier on your skin. Definitely does what it is intended to do.
Would not buy again. Let the flaking begin. This flakes under my eyes.. I just tossed it, only tried it for a week and I can't deal with it.. pick a different one ladies..
Yes I would buy this product again, because it think it was around $8 and it worked pretty darn well for $8. No flaking, Yes a little bit clumpy, but holds a curl pretty well. For an inexpensive mascara this is a decent product.
Very good to have - a basic lip balm. Not waxy. Good scent. I put it on before bed. It doesn't do anything fancy, just keeps lips moist.
Love it. So simple. I bought some to try after reading the reviews, it's worked itself on to my list of "must have". I use it after deep cleaning to keep my face from feeling too tight. I like the smell of roses. It's also great to spray over make up to give yourself a glow. I don't know what to say - except for the price you should try it. If your skin likes it - excellent, and if you don't love it, you haven't spend a crazy amount of money on a product you don't like. Being in a spray you can use it for many other purposes besides your face.
It's a good solid 3. I like it, like having it, could not be my only blush, but it's a great option. On my cheeks, it goes on very light, on my lips I have to be careful it doesnt come out too dark. You have to be careful on your cheeks to rub it immediately - or your stain will be darker in some places, lighter in others.. don't dab it and leave it for any time before rubbing it in.. unless you like the chicken pox look. Good stuff.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Expert Eyes in Velvet Black
crossett 1/26/2010 10:43:00 PM
tried and true. I've actually only tried a few other eyeliners in my 39 years.. because this one works so well .. I don't feel the need to shop around. It used to come with a sharpener built into the cap, wish Maybelline would bring that back.. loved it. But still buying it - even without the built in sharpener, because - it works.
Powder -Bare Escentuals - Bare Minerals in 1.2, fairly light
crossett 1/26/2010 10:33:00 PM
If I had written this review a couple of years ago when I first tried it - I'd have given it a 5, but after using it for a long period of time, it really irritated my skin and dried it out. It really did emphasize my wrinkles and pores.. and if the surface of your skin is not prepped for makeup, forget trying to slap some of this on in a hurry.. disaster.. it sticks to oil, so there is no 'touch up', just wash it all off and start from scratch.
Cleansers -Phisoderm - Phisoderm Deep Cleaning Cleanser
crossett 1/26/2010 10:24:00 PM
I've used this cleanser off and on for 20 years, when my budget is tight, this is an excellent inexpensive everyday cleanser. Leaves skin soft and clean.
It didn't remove makeup, so could not be used as an everyday cleanser. If you wear makeup it won't work for you...
I want to love this product, but so far - I'm only in like with it. I like the fragrance, I feel it sooths my dry itchy winter skin, but it doesn't do anything to improve the overall condition of my skin as the packaging promises. The bottle is a PITA to use. What would be a better solution for dispensing the oil doesn't come to mind immediately... but there's got to be a better way. I used it a lot in the winter months.
I do like the consistency of this foundation, and the medium coverage.. it's good for everyday, the color is natural. The tube is the best packaging in my opinion.. I like to get tiny little dabs to pat around my eye, and this tube is perfect for small amounts at a time.
Moisturizers -Mary Kay - Timewise Age Fighting Moisturizer
crossett 1/26/2010 10:07:00 PM
It's a very good everyday moisturizer. I goes on very smooth, is fine underneath makeup. I like it, will buy it again. Wouldn't mind if it was a tiny bit thinner/wetter.. but overall a good product
Cleansers -Mary Kay - TimeWise 3-in-1 cleanser C/O
crossett 1/26/2010 10:03:00 PM
The image of this picture above is an old package, the new ones are pink tubes with black lids. I was pleasantly surprised by this product. Sounded like scam to me - they no longer sell the toner separately? but I have to say - I love this cleanser. The best thing about it - is you can use it in the shower. The only product was terrible in the shower, but this product is a bit sticky, so it clings to your face, and you really just need a tiny dab, so it's worth the money. Works well with the MaryKay line. I will buy it again.
Treatments -Mary Kay - Day Solution/ Night Solution
crossett 1/26/2010 9:56:00 PM
I love the night solution, absorbs quickly - leaves a very slight tacky feeling, but nothing that is troublesome, I can wear if under makeup if I want. The daytime solution I like, but like many products with SPF it has a suntan lotion texture, and the pump gets gunky with day old product, so I end up wasting some each time I use it - because I can't use the gunk! But it goes on fairly well, and is fine under makeup. I can't give it a 5, due to the suntan lotion texture.