Concealers -Shu Uemura - Pro Concealer [DISCONTINUED]
yellowkitty 5/20/2008 10:05:00 PM
A little goes a long way, all day and great coverage with little to zero retouching after 6 hours. Use over light moisturizer and it isn't dry. I like the small tiny light size and the tight lid keeps it creamy. I like Revlon Colorstay foundation 02 buff and sometimes I pat this shu uemura pro concealer 5yr medium light before or after and it still works great (together or just the shu uemura by itself). I really like it and it is better than all the Revlon, CG, Dior, Clinique, Lancome, Loreal, Maybelline, Neutrogena, MAC, Chanel, Shiseido,Trish Mc, BobbyB, Prescriptives, Laura M, Estee L, Guerl, Nars, Zen, Minerals, gosh I've tried so many Concealers I love this the best, don't ever stop making this !
L'Oreal FUTUR-e, moisturizer, plus pure Vit E, Beta Hydroxy complex,UVA/UVB SPF 15, generous amount of lotion 4 oz. It comes as normal to dry or for normal to oily skin. I got the normal-dry version. This product is oil free. I love how it's a pump - easy to use and no contamination. For winter this is great and not oily. For summer I use a separate zinc sunscreen and a little of this lotion. I do use it year round at night in combination with Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion (which is drying). This mixes well with my Revlon Color Stay Natural (pump) makeup also (i use Buff). I don't mind the brief fragrance of this lotion. I have used this for many years on my combo oriental asian skin and it is the best value. I have tried many dept. store brands and still come back to this one. I cannot believe that i used to spend 50 dollars on Estee Lauder jar creams. L'Oreal please don't change a thing !
Contains Salicylic Acid, Alpha and Beta Hydroxy and Microbeads. This cleared up my tiny forhead bumps, tiny red cyst like pimples near my hairline and near my side burn baby hair area, cleared up my chin area and my nose area. I've been using this on my Asian oriental skin for several months now. I use it in the shower daily and sometimes even twice a day if i take two showers. This pore refining cleanser is a little runny but overall I like the microbead exfoliation and non-soapy formula. The smell is fine. You get 6.7 oz. This stuff stings if it slides into your eyes which happens to me frequently since I cleanse my forhead. I have to use it carefully and squeeze my eyes shut ! My skin is combination oily/dry but using this all over my face has been fine. I follow up with the cream afterwards. I use Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion which is a little drying so I also use a little FUTUR-e moisturizer here and there. No more breakouts ! I also use hydrocortisone on my back acne just 1-3 pimples occasionally.Also removes Revlon color stay natural pump makeup too (i have buff).
Lips -Neutrogena - MoistureShine tinted lip balm in Nude #40 [DISCONTINUED]
yellowkitty 6/15/2005 11:48:00 AM
Purchased Nude: hard to decide on which color would be complementary for my asian skin tone, this is slightly wine-burgundy-rose color. The smell and taste is faintly sweet pleasant. It glides on smooth and if you apply heavily the color gets more intense. Not longlasting since it isn't heavy and waxy. It is slightly greasy but not sticky like other glosses. The cap is hard to remove. Neutrgena should have made it like a regular lipstick cap and twist up style round topped product. The balm stick like idea is nice but non-retractable. I did leave this in a hot car for hours and it didn't melt. Considering most balms cost 99 cents each this is pricey for a tinted balm. I wear this everyday for the moisturizing, color, shine, and SPF. Hope they modify this product some more in the future.
Overall: Great coverage and pretty close match to my asian yellow tone. I use it under my eyes too. I mix with some moisturizer (Loreal) and it does dry and form lines just a bit but that happens with all products. I just blot a bit here and there during the day. It doesn't come off on clothing . It comes off with any facial wash cleanser & cloth. I have prescriptives custom blend and after 3 tries those girls gave up and said that is the best they can do (still doesnt match up properly -there goes 50+ dollars down the drain) I'm in MA, USA. Price: could be less but okay. Package: pump is okay - sometimes it squirts out too much, poor control, i'd like a wand applicator instead. I got buff color in this Color Stay Stay Natural Revlon Foundation. SPF 15 is a nice addition too.