Primer/ Corrector -Arbonne - Makeup Primer / Base de Maquillage
lsquires12 5/9/2012 12:38:00 PM
This is the first primer I've used on a regular basis, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but it's fabulous. I have a friend, however, that has used several high-end primers, and says this is the best she's come across. I have acne-prone skin and have not experienced any breakouts. It makes my foundation go on smoothly and helps control oil throughout the day. Like other reviewers have mentioned, it would be nice if the packaging were clear so that you could easily see how much product is left, but if you hold it up to a bright light, you can see through to the pump. It's pricey, but if you do the RSVP and get it at 50% off, it's a bargain compared to other high-end primers. Overall, I highly recommend.
Moisturizers -Cetaphil - Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF15
lsquires12 11/6/2007 3:59:00 PM
I think this product is sufficiently moisturizing and like that it has SPF 15, but after a couple of hours my face looks like an oil slick. Plus, I think it may cause me to break out, though it's hard to pinpoint a specific product since I'm always changing my skin care regime.
I really like the Sleek.Look shampoo, conditioner, and lite styling cream. I have annyoing, naturally frizzy hair (not curly, which would be great, just frizzy). The Sleek.Look products make my hair healthy, shiny, and manageable - I can smooth it out completely with my blowdryer and round brush. At one point I switched to the Redken Smooth Down line because someone absolutely swore by it. It was heavy and waxy, and in my opinion, it didn't even hold a candle to the Sleek.Look line. I will say, however, that I do NOT like the iron smoother spray - it's sticky and makes my hair look flat and dull. The good news is, the other products are so great that I don't need to flat iron my hair to make it smooth and sleek! The only downside is some buildup, so I'd recommend use of a clarifying shampoo every so often.
This is my HG mascara. I've tried other mascaras (cheap, expensive, and everything in between) and this is THE BEST! It leaves my lashes looking long and well-defined and is the only mascara I've ever used that DOESN'T CLUMP! Yay! The only downfall is that it doesn't volumize a whole lot, but I have fairly full lashes anyway so it's perfect for me.
Treatments -Alpha Hydrox - AHA Souffle 12 percent Glycolic AHA
lsquires12 11/5/2007 5:12:00 PM
I can't say that I absolutely love this the way others do, but I am pleased with it overall. I have congested, acne-prone skin, and I was terrified to use it because of the purge that many people experience. I started slowly with the least acne-prone part of my face (my forehead) and broke out a little bit for the first month or so. When that cleared up I started using the souffle on the rest of my face, with the exception of my chin area - I just can't bring myself to do it because that is my problem area and I'm not ready for the purge! Anyway, I can't say that this product has helped my acne, but it doesn't seem to make it worse (after the initial purge). What I have noticed is that my color is more even and my skin is definitely softer. I think the pores on my nose are shrinking too, which is good. And I think it feels nice to put on - rich and creamy (though I do still moisturize).
Cleansers -Alpha Hydrox - Nourishing Cleanser with Microbeads
lsquires12 11/5/2007 4:48:00 PM
Everyone seems to love this product, but I don't see what all the hype is about. I had to use a ton of the cleanser to get any lather and my face didn't feel clean when I was done. Plus, the microbeads just pooled up near the bottom of the tube. When one occasionally did come out, it didn't burst unless I worked at it. I threw the tube away half-full and went back to what I'd been using before.