Moisturizers -Elizabeth Arden - visible difference matte moisture lotion
et3naltwilight 1/23/2009 6:13:00 PM
Well, I like how this lotion smells pleasant and doesn't make my skin break out, but it's overall not good enough. For my sensitive skin, it does "ok" in terms of moisturizing but it could do better, but my opinion is probably biased because I'm living through a Canadian winter right now. No...it's not THAT cold but cold enough to make dry patches on my sensitive skin after washing my face. In general, it's an ok lotion for my sensitive skin because it doesn't break out but I was expecting more from Elizabeth Arden.
This product is great for me during the Canadian winters. I received this from a friend as a gift so I don't know if the price is in fact expensive or not. But since it's Sothys, I'm assuming it's on the higher end side. This temporarily makes my pores on my nose appear smaller-for like a few minutes... But overall, better than everything else that I've used so far. Edit: It doesn't completely remove my makeup though and I wouldn't use it if I had blackheads on my cheek. It may worsen them. I want to look for something a tad bit lighter than this.
Cleansers -St. Ives - Clear Pore Cleanser [DISCONTINUED]
et3naltwilight 1/22/2009 10:51:00 PM
At first, this was a good cleanser to use but I wouldn't recommend using this on a daily basis, especially during the cold seasons. It left painful dry patches of skin on my face. Just yesterday when I felt that I was in need of a deep cleansing, I used it. I then regretted it afterwards when my forehead got a painful dry patch. I bought it because it said 'acne prone' at the bottom. I have sensitive AND acne prone skin. I should've rejected it when beside it, it also said 'oily'. Washes for oily skin tend to be strong. I don't know if it'd still be a good idea for me to use it in the summer but most likely not.
Vaseline is my daily necessity in life. Without it, my lips are chapped like crazy. I wonder if it's because my skin has become dependent on it though. It lasts forever and it's a bargain.
I bought this as my first foundation at shoppers drugmart for $7-8. I should have been smarter to check this website first before actually buying it. I personally find it a rip off. Over time, it makes me look like an old 30 year old in a teen's body. I don't know why others don't find it oily, but I do. It actually has 'oil' at the back of the bottle. Why didn't I check that too? I bought it in classic ivory and for my yellowish undertones, it makes me look like a ghost. Too light.
Powders -Physicians Formula - Pearls of Perfection - Translucent
et3naltwilight 10/15/2008 4:53:00 PM
First of all, it was so expensive for soo little. I paid $20 plus tax for this at shoppers drugmart. Plus, it's too light for my skin. I see no difference. The sales associates better let me have a full refund for this because I just wasted $20 on something I can't use. All it does is add sparkles which only I can see.
This is the first pressed powder product I bought and I absoleutely do not like it. It doesn't cover ANYTHING at all. I used the sponge, the brush even my fingers!!! and nothing. It makes my skin look exactly the same....It was such a waste of my money....sigh.. I guess it'd only work well to reduce shine but definetely NOT FOR COVERAGE.