Not for oily skin! The shades and ingredients are great, but it sure makes skin oily. Not only that, it settles into my really fine lines so pouches of foundation develop within hours. It would be great for combination or dry skin.
Wow! This stuff is truly my favourite lip product. It has two ends: one containing a fantastic treatment that functions as a primer and lip balm, the other is a sheer colour stick. The colours themselves are great. I have tawny port (a slightly darker-than-natural flattering shade) and Pink Copper (a shimmery pink) and both look amazing with my pale skin. My lips really look bigger, smoother, and healthier. The product lasts a long time, and lip products never last on me. The colour doesn't come off on drinking glasses either. I'm really happy with this product and use it every day. I bought it at a Shoppers Drug Mart in Burlington, ON for about $20. It seems expensive, but this stuff works as a great balm, sheer lipstick, and plumper all in one.
Yet another amazing product from Cover Fx. This stuff works better at absorbing and controlling oil that MAC blotting powder. No matter how many times you reapply, it doesn't build-up, look cakey or chalky. It's about $25 Canadian, which isn't bad considering Revlon is almost as expensive. This is a fixture in my purse.
Love it! This does not irritate my sensitive skin, and M20 is a perfect match for my pale skin. It lasts better than most powder foundations. It covers surprisingly well, considering it doesn't seem to deposit a ton of colour pigments that build up in corners or dry zones. I'm hooked.
Mascara -Maybelline - Unstoppable Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
psmitty 6/19/2006 3:17:00 PM
This is the only mascara I've found that doesn't smudge on me, and I've tried everything from Cover Girl to Chanel. Sure, it doesn't thicken much or create much drama, but I love it for outdoor summer days. I wish, wish it would create more volume, but I use it anyway because it's so trustworthy on a long day. I'd take more sparse lashes over the grey smudge any day. If anyone knows of a totally smudge-proof mascara that creates great lashes (maybe a pipe dream), let me know!
This is a pretty good foundation. It lasts all day, looks fairly natural, and has good coverage. It doesn't control oil that well, but my skin is an oil slick on its own. I always argue with the MAC employees about shades, though... unless I try myself and stay firm, I end up with a way-too-dark foundation. UPDATE: AH! Algae extract is apparently an irritant and comedogenic. What is MAC thinking??? It ruined an otherwise great product. After a while of use, my nose got really itchy and along came the usual MAC breakout. Thanks, but I'll stick to companies that bother making their makeup non-comedogenic
Okay product...but what's with the shades? They look fluorescent pink on me. The primer is nice, but the foundation itself looks pretty cakey and heavy. Why don't companies make more shades for pale people? Soooo frustrating... if you're a pale girl with really pink undertones, this may be good for you.
Yikes! This stuff is harsh! It feels like I'm punishing my skin for being bad. It irritated my skin to no end, it was expensive, and a waste of money!! A woman I was chatting with in the drugstore said she uses this to remove stains. Clinique products really irritate my skin in general and are responsible for a terrible bout with acne. A way better choice for me is Marcelle toner for combination skin. I have oily and acne-prone, but sensitive skin. It is gentle, inexpensive, and works extremely well. My skin is happy once again. For you American ladies, you may have to buy it online.
Yikes! Not only does this product really settle into pores and accentuate lines (I'm 25!), it doesn't last and makes my skin really oily. For the first time, people comment about how much foundation I'm wearing, so it must be obvious. At first, I loved it. My skin underneath cleared up, it really covered any blemishes, and was fun to apply. The maintenence got annoying, however, as I'd have to reapply it several times a day and blot frequently. I just figured for the price, it's not good enough. For a supposedly revolutionary makeup that costs an incredible amount (you need good brushes to apply too!), I expect it to last, look natural and not age me. It settled into creases so badly, I went out and bought eye cream, thinking I was aging rapidly. Back to my old foundation, no visible lines at all. Sorry, bare minerals. I wanted to love you.
I'm glad this works for some people, but it certainly didn't work for me. First of all, it cost about a months rent for me and I'm a student. The price is very difficult to afford. It didn't have any noticeable effects on my zits, although I had the kind Zeno is supposed to work on. My first tip died within TWO WEEKS of use, definitely not 90 treatments worth...there's $30 down the drain. If this continues, I'll be spending hundreds or thousands a year for something that doesn't work that well.I gave it a good try and followed the directions perfectly. I had such high hopes for this. It made me so upset- yet another overpriced way to prey on women's poor self-esteem from bad skin. I apologize to those who love the Zeno and feel it works. But for me, it does not. When will they make products that really prevent zits from even happening? Paying almost $300 Canadian for this was a mistake. I hope I can still return it.UPDATE: After 6 months, I think even less of this. I wanted to give it a chance. It actually made things WORSE by hardening the pimple and making it last twice as long. I'm glad it works for some, but for me its a complete waste of money and makes things worse
Liquid -Clinique - Clarifying Makeup Clear Skin Formula [DISCONTINUED]
psmitty 6/11/2006 12:39:00 AM
This product is very mask-like. The shades are better than usual Clinique foundations, it lasts a long time, it controls oil fairly well, and it covers blemishes and scars. It has some great qualities that are hard to find, but I usually pass it up in my makeup drawer for something more natural-looking.
Liquid -American Beauty - Perfectly Even Natural Finish Foundation
psmitty 6/10/2006 3:02:00 AM
My new HG! Amazing! I bought this thanks to a kind MUA member who recommended it to me after reading my sad review of discontinued Revlon Colorstay Stay Natural. I've tried dozens and dozens of foundations, and this is by far the best. It really does look natural, stays on all day, doesn't sink into creases, is oil-free, and tames my oily skin. I don't have to blot much, but when I do, the foundation doesn't even come off on the kleenex. It provides light to moderate coverage. The shade range is incredible, as there are two colour lines- one for yellow-toned and one for more pink-toned skins (take note, Clinique!). I use fair/warm which is a perfect match for my extremely pale olive skin. This reasonably priced (about $17 US) foundation easily beat out Dior, EL, Bare Minerals and Lancome foundations at twice the price. Sadly, I'm moving back to Canada and can't get it there. This is truly amazing stuff.
This foundation is passable, but not great. While it looks natural and blends well, it does not change to match the wearer's skin as it claims. What's with that? The salesperson said the slightly off shade would adjust to my skin, but it certainly didn't. The bottle without a pump was a little annoying to use. It does not last either, and made my skin pretty oily. It was a waste of my money...I'd rather spend it on a longer-lasting makeup that my matches skin to begin with, like Shiseido fluid foundation.
Concealers -Revlon - ColorStay Blemish Concealer with Soft Flex
psmitty 5/30/2006 5:33:00 PM
Love it. I forgot my normal concealer on a trip and picked this up as a quick substitute. Luckily, I like it even more than my Shiseido stuff! The light shade is perfect for my really pale yellow skin and it blends beautifully. It really covers blemishes and stays on all day, even on my oily skin. I just went for a jog in hot weather (even my eyelids were sweating!) and it stayed on really well. It's also oil free and contains salicylic acid to combat breakouts. It cost me around $12 at Shoppers, but it works way better than $30 ones. The price was right. This is good for active, outdoor types who don't want to worry about makeup all day.
Liquid -Revlon - ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 6 for Combination/Oily Skin
psmitty 5/29/2006 8:13:00 AM
Not great. The oily skin one made my skin such an oil slick, I was blotting every hour or so. And I'm not that oily! It stayed on really well and the colors are great, but I couldn't stand the extreme oilies. So I tried the dry/normal skin one- it's a beautiful product that looks natural and really stays, but it breaks me out! I only use it for special occasions now, and like clockwork I get a zit attack a few days later. I used it last Sat. and by Wed. my skin was a mess. For you sensitive skin girls, beware! If your skin isn't acne-prone or sensitive, this foundation would be wonderful.