Treatments -Jason Natural Cosmetics - Oil Free Gel AHA 12 1/2
lulusgreenhat 6/20/2006 2:37:00 PM
I purchased this product off of the great reviews on this website...so thank you! I, too, am very impressed with this product. I began the "testing" in early May and it is now the middle of June. I still have about half a bottle left (a big plus...a little goes a long way) and I am very pleased with the results! My blackheads are significantly reduced, my pores are much smaller, my skin glows, and there has been no (knock on wood) reactions on my skin whatsoever (no breakouts, no tingling, no itching, no redness). Plus, an acne scar (redness and a small impression in the skin) is reducing in size, smoother in texture, and I can actually see the skin healing at the site. I bet my skin will look even better after a full cell turn-over after three months of usage. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!
Ok. $25 for mascara, come on people! But, I am addicted with one tube. Mascara is something that I change constantly...I never really know what I am looking for. I've tried Almay (not bad for a cheap brand), I've tried Bobby Brown (which is great, but too wet), Estee Lauder (horribly drying), Smashbox (which I used for my wedding, waterproof with primer on the other end...great, but the effects only lasted for a month before the product completely dried up). So, I was on a quest. And a makeup lady at Sephora tried it one me. My golly gee! It works like a dream. Long, sexy, showgirl lashes that pop your eye like a jack-in-the box! It works great as I am a "natural" makeup girl. This mascara makes me look more "made up" with little work. Great for a night out, or for when you want to seduce the world with your charming eyes. Every little lash is enveloped in this loveliness...Supernova shoots me to the moon with joy! I will search no more. Sell myself (with the money I got from boys looking at my eyes) to buy this product again (just kidding...).
Concealers -Stila - Stick Concealer [DISCONTINUED]
lulusgreenhat 5/4/2006 3:00:00 PM
I just bought this concealer in B and use it with the Light TM from Stila, and I have to say, it is the best, and I have tried: Nars, Fresh, Chantacaille, Bare Minerals, Physicians Formula, MAC, and probably others... Right now, I just switched to this product, and am finishing up a nice spot on my face (hey, at least I got to really try it out, right?). I did not have to re-apply it until I went out again that evening, some 9 hours later. It is very buildable and you can place it on light with a brush, pat with the fingers, or place the tip of the product right onto the blemish, and pat with a finger. I didn't even have to set with power, it stayed put and concealed the redness. I do have to say, especially since my spot is drying out at the moment (thank goodness!), it is best to really moisturize any dryness, at least around the edges of the blemish, in order to ensure that the product doesn't look awkward on the face. Excellent product. Will buy again, but from the reviews, looks like I don't have to for a while. Color B is very Great for fair skin!
Tinted Moisturizer -Stila - Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
lulusgreenhat 5/4/2006 2:53:00 PM
I was reading the reviews for a tinted moisturizer over and over and over again. I wanted to switch from the old lady powdered look with Bare Minerals (which I switched to last fall from the liquid Nars foundation). I wanted something sheer, and just a concealer to cover up any blemishes. I was worried that I would need a heavy duty concealer, considering the "it's very sheer" reviews. However, I have a few pinkish blemish marks that are healing, and I didn't even need to use concealer on them. It is sheer, but the color grabs places where it needs it, and it is very buildable. I was considering Smashbox cooling tint, but after placing it on my hand, I saw the oil separate and felt a stingy sensation on my hands. The look of Stila is a dewy (not greasy) healthy wash over the face that is not mask-like, stays on well. I teach the arts to 6th graders every wednesday and with B.M. i found that my skin would have creases around my mouth, my eyes would look worn down, and with Stila, I looked fresh and did not have to touch up at all until I went out that night to the theatre. I am usually having to touch up the B.M. but I am glad that I made the switch. I am also a little acne prone, and this did not accentuate or worsen any existing or healing conditions. Hooray, hopefully I will be happy and use this for years to come. I feel so confident now that I feel I am putting my best face (not make-up) forward!
I love this clay bar. It breaks up into little chunks, and I travel with it. I use it for weekly masks for the face, as spot treatment for pimples, and on my excema. It is a little drying after a face mask, but my pore's appearance is dramatically different, smaller, and my skin tone is very even after this mask. I use this during a day off or at night when I need to dry out a pimple. It doesn't overdry it, so concealer can be used after it is washed off, and there is no flaking. On my excema, I use this to dry out the small blisters on my feet (especially in the summer). This works great on my excema when I don't want to use a steroid cream that my dermatologist provided for me. I have been using this product for over four years, and would never stop using it. It works well on diaper rash as well, I've lended a friend a broken off chunk, and she loves it for her baby!
I love this product! My skin feels clean and my pores are ultra minimized! I am 25 and have sensitive, combo skin that is acne prone in the chin and center of cheek area. I use this product every so often (or when on vacation) when my skin needs a rever-upper... My favorite is when I steam my face, apply this mask, wait about 8 minutes, rinse, then add a thin layer of the exfoliating concentrate from Prada. I use the meaty part of my palm (near the wrist) to work the product in and I find that this minimizes any harsh exfoliating. The price is crazy, but if you use it maybe twice a month (like I do), this product goes a long way. I don't use exfoliating scrubs, just clay, so this product is a treat. I like the moisturizing quality after the mask as most scrubs/clays dry out my skin afterwards. Also, a super plus is that is salicylic acid in it that helps exfoliate and clear up break outs. I would buy this again, and have been using this product for about 4 years now.