Really effective on blemishes. On the other hand, I'm allergic to BP. I sometimes use this to reduce cystic pimples but have to use hydrocortisone cream the next day to take care of the rash it leaves. No other acne treatment works at well as this.
Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Oil Free eye makeup remover
ShellyMtz 6/10/2008 11:59:00 PM
They recommended this on the MU board as a dupe for Lancome Bifacil. Not at all! This barely takes away my non-waterproof mascara. I follow this with DHC deep cleansing oil (that should remove my mascara, but always get into my eyes). Since I do three steps: neutrogena, dhc, neutrogena gentle wash, my mascara does come off eventually. I'm going to finish it, but will keep looking after.
Soft, soft, soft! Don't we all want to have moisturized skin? Lovely scent and great lather. Definitely buying again.
Don't really buy the "exfoliating" part, but I always re-buy them. Now that I've realized this, I'll definitely switch. The bar seems to melt fast too, like all Dove bars.
Treatments (Eye) -Olay - Age Defying Revitalizing Eye Gel
ShellyMtz 6/10/2008 10:32:00 PM
Bought this because I felt a gel would be more soothing/cooling. While it was all that, I did not see a difference upon finishing the treatment. I did however experience some undereye swelling when I pared this with AHA or BHA nightly treatments. I don't know if this is common, but I now use my eye cream on separate nights than my acne treatments.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Super Lustrous lipgloss in Glossy Rose [DISCONTINUED]
ShellyMtz 6/10/2008 10:29:00 PM
Beautiful pink-brown lipgloss with subtle shimmer. The staying power is great and I love the container (reminds me of Chanel glossimers).
RIS, along with Blushing Petal. Upon sight, I thought this was "Blushing Petal" b/c of the pink shade, while that was plumish. It's a pretty pink shimmery blush. I have similar already, so I wouldn't buy it again. Although I must say that the quality and pigmentation is nice.
Lip Gloss -Victoria's Secret - Very Sexy Lipgloss in Hottie
ShellyMtz 6/10/2008 10:22:00 PM
GWP. The color looks nice, red-fuschia with gold sparkles. Not sticky but not durable either. Wouldn't have bought it myself, although its pretty. P.S. While I was writing this review, I swatched the l/s on my hand. The l/s is almost gone now.
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream
ShellyMtz 6/10/2008 10:16:00 PM
I bough this after my BE disaster. I was left with a horrible rash all over my face. This took care of that within 2 days.
Did not aggravate my acne or my sensitive skin. I don't use it anymore because I migrated to Shiseido spf55 lotion and use Clinique moisture surge extra underneath. I use this lotion for my arms and neck now.
Beautiful spring color. Frosty pink that it's best shown when layered twice. Gives my nails a nice pop!
Concealers -Make Up For Ever - Extreme Camouflage Cream
ShellyMtz 6/10/2008 9:44:00 PM
I have to agree with Melhadjis. I'm NC20 also and no shade suited me. I used this to conceal red marks from past blemishes and although it covers ok, upon layering for a "full cover" it just turns to a cakey mess. Very expensive by the way. Better concealers out there imho.
Powder -Shiseido - The Makeup Powdery Foundation SPF 15
ShellyMtz 6/10/2008 9:04:00 PM
I've been driving myself mad trying to find a foundation that gives a decent coverage, won't agravate my acne-prone skin and doesn't cake or dissapear with my oily skin. After mmu and liquid, I turned to powder foundation. I compared this Shiseido fndt with MUFE duo mat powder fndt worn alone. MUFE 202 Coverage: Medium to full. Covers redness well, need concealer for marks and blemishes. Application: full with provided sponge, medium with kabuki brush. Shade match: Slightly orange on my NC20 skin. Sensibility: No breakouts or irritations from it. Staying power: Starts to cake in T-zone, dissapears on nose. Doesn't stop or lessen oil production. Price: Around 32 USD. Longevity: Hit the pan after 15 days of moderate usage. Loss of powder everytime of application, very loose pressing. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// SHISEIDO O20 Coverage: Buildable to medium. Need concealer for extra help. Covers redness and evens skintone without looking cakey. Application: Provided sponge seems to build fndt up to a medium, while a brush applies a sheer layer. Shade match: Excellent match. Sensibility: No breakouts. Staying power: No cakeyness, less oil, matte finish after 10 hours of use still. Price: 39 USD with compact (sold separately). Longevity: The powder is tighly pressed so it's hard to loose product while doing mu. ---- OVERALL: I really like Shiseido Powdery foundation but I still need to find a decent primer b/c every foundation separates after a while on my nose. The price is very high for me (the priciest powder I've bought) but it's the only one so far that I've liked. Great for oilies!
Best drugstore and even some he e/s palette. The texture is so soft and the pigment is nice. A lot of variety for the price and I loved the slide out mirror. Want to buy more palettes!
Pretty expensive for such small amount. I liked the creaminess of the concealer, but the SA matched me to Medium when I'm NC20 in MAC. The light shade was too pink based in my opinion and the Medium turned out too orange. Wish they had more shade selection.