Cleansers -Borghese - Gel Delicato/Gentle Makeup Remover
bitterrose1025 8/29/2011 4:16:00 PM
Love love love this product. Super gentle but takes off all makeup even waterproof (given you may need to go over once more). I like that it doesn't leave me feeling oily nor leaves a residue of any kind. I really like the pump that comes with it too.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
bitterrose1025 8/29/2011 4:12:00 PM
I"ve purchased this cleanser twice in my life because I really wanted to like it. People rave about it all the time. It just doesn't work for my skin. It didn't clean my oily skin enough and I don't find it did a great job of taking of my makeup either which is one of the claims. Maybe if you had normal to dry skin it would work better.
Treatments (Eye) -Yes To Carrots - Yes to Cucumbers - Soothing Eye Gel
bitterrose1025 8/16/2011 6:47:00 PM
This product gave me a strange allergic reaction. It made my under eye area red and parchment looking, it stung really badly too. My skin isn't very sensitive either. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone especially those with sensitive skin.
Makeup Brushes -Sigma - F80 Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki (was SS197)
bitterrose1025 8/14/2011 2:21:00 AM
Great brush for liquid foundations. Blends out foundation wonderfully. Giving a great coverage and finish
Masks -Kiehls - Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque
bitterrose1025 8/14/2011 2:19:00 AM
Really nice mask. Leaves my skin smooth and clean. Sometimes my skin's texture feels uneven and slight rough so I put this on and leave for about 10 to 15 minutes afterwards my skin feels so nice and soft.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin
bitterrose1025 8/14/2011 2:05:00 AM
Great moisturizer! I would say I have normal to oily skin because when I wash my face it feels tight but after 5 hours it gets really oily. This moisturizer works perfect for me. It takes away that tight uncomfortable feeling and helps my skin from getting oily as the day goes by without breaking me out. I've tried higher end moisturizers but I keep coming back to this one.
I love this mascara. It gives length, separation and a little bit of volume. It gives a natural look and it isn't clumpy or too wet. I pair it with Covergirl lash blast for extra volume and it looks like I'm wearing false lashes.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - 224 Tapered Blending (Windshield Wiper) Brush
bitterrose1025 8/14/2011 1:32:00 AM
I use this brush for my concealer. It does a good job of blending out the concealer without making it look cakey. Gives a nice airbrush look. However I regret buying it for two reasons. 1. It sheds like crazy even after I washed it 2. It is expensive. I wouldn't mind the cost if it wasn't for the shedding.
I love this eyeliner. It goes on very nice. It is the perfect liner if you want to smudge it out. It does transfer a bit onto the crease of my eyelid. I don't mind that since it looks like I just put eyeshadow in my crease. For some that may be a concern. Also it is on the pricey side.
I have rosy cheeks and I was purchasing a powder foundation. The girl at the store recommended I use the Smashbox green corrector primer oil-free. It did reduce the redness slightly but as the day went on the redness came back. I really didn't find the primer to even out the texture of my skin. Actually I found it did the opposite. I prefer how my skin looks with the foundation alone. So I will not be repurchasing it or would I recommend especially with how pricey it is.
Primer/ Corrector -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector
bitterrose1025 8/7/2011 5:35:00 PM
This isn't a concealer it is a brightener so I think that is why some people have given it bad reviews. I made that mistake too when I first purchased it. Until I saw the YSL touche eclat. I realized that the two products seem very similar though I don't own the YSL. It seemed to be that their purpose was the same. So I used the neutrogena after my under eye concealer and only on the really dark parts. It made a world of difference. The only thing is that for a drugstore product it is a bit pricey.
Cleansers -Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser (Normal to Oily Skin)
bitterrose1025 2/15/2011 5:31:00 PM
I have oily acne prone skin. I find the acne wash I use can sometimes be a bit too much if I use more than twice a day but sometimes I want to refresh my face. I purchased this product to wash whenever I feel the need to refresh. It works great. Cleans the oil and dirt and some makeup without leaving my skin dry out. Though I would probably wouldn't like it if I had normal skin. Definitely more for oilier skin types. The only fault though is the smell. It has a nice smell but it is strong. That's why I gave a rating of 4 instead of 5.
Great concealer! Covers everything from dark circles to blemishes and doesn't melt or crease. I have found that the best way to apply it without it looking cakey is with a MAC 224 or a similar brush Using one's fingers also works but I find it looks rather thick. Great color selection as well Edit: After a few months of use. I have to come to find that this concealer works best for blemishes. It seems a bit too heavy to my under eye area. It is still usable for the under eye. I have found better concealers for that job.
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Continuous Control Acne Cleaner
bitterrose1025 10/19/2010 11:27:00 PM
I love this cleanser. Leaves my oily acne prone skin feeling clean and soft. I still have a few small pimples but I don't use this product religiously. It doesn't dry out my skin but I have really oily skin. I would also say to be careful with what towel you use to dry your face after using this cleanser since the benzoyl peroxide can cause discoloration. Also you can't beat the price. Edit: I heard that BP could lead to premature aging. I googled it and it turns it can if you over use it. Thankfully I don't use this cleanser all the time. Only when my skin is really bad.
Bronzers -Bare Escentuals - Faux Tan all-over face color
bitterrose1025 10/19/2010 11:23:00 PM
I really like this product because of the color payoff. With that said you have to use a very light hand when applying this bronzer. I wouldn't suggest someone who is fair to use this since it is dark. I prefer the faux tan over warmth because warmth to me is too red. This is a much more natural brown.