This is a beautiful cleanser/soft exfoliator. It does a great job of cleansing my super-sensitive, acne-prone, oily-yet-dry skin, which let me tell you is a challenge. I get no redness or sensitivity from this, and so far it has not caused a breakout (been using for a week, will update if anything changes). I use it twice a day, morning and night, but I use more than the recommended amount when i do (they say a pea-sized amount, I need at least 3x this). And it smells divine, like flowers. *EDIT* when I bought my second tub of this, for some reason, it irritated my sensitive skin and my face turned bright red and horrible :/ maybe they changed the ingredients, or maybe I was just lucky the first time around, I don't know. I won't repurchase it :(
This is a lovely colour, and is easy to apply because it is so sheer that you don't have to blend like crazy to make it look natural (I am pale, so I have this issue with a lot of blushes) Unfortunately, MAC blushes just DO NOT LAST on my skin. I don't know *how*, (I don't have this problem with any other brand), but MAC blushes just fade after a few hours!
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Aloe Vera Gel 100% pure gel
ckn23 9/29/2011 6:18:00 AM
So, I have an endless number of skin issues, and aloe vera is my life saver. I use it mainly to reduce inflammation (redness) and to moisturise at night (I react to most moisturisers). The most important thing here is that aloe vera is actually scientifically proven to work as a topical anti-inflammatory agent, unlike many many other products that you will find making such claims. If you would like to read a review on it, here is one (I'm sure there are many out there). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1313538/pdf/10885091.pdf Oh, and it doesn't break me out. I use Thursday plantation, but that's just cos it was cheaper, they are all the same (if you are getting the ~100% ones)
Firstly, this is sooo expensive in Australia ($99), so it would have to be close to darn perfect for me to purchase it. Ill start by saying that the montblanc shade is a *perfect* match for my skin tone, which has never happened before. EVER. That was the first sign I had to have this. Secondly, I have very very sensitive skin which is prone to redness from products, and this foundation totally covered and somehow neutralized my redness, i looked normal instead of a tomato! Sign #2 Thirdly, I didn't break out or get a reaction from it, so I've decided this is as close to a perfect liquid foundation as I'm ever getting. Note: I use foundation powder over the top (currently ELDW but changing soon) Id like a pump though **EDIT** Soo... I think this caused a massive breakout on me D: I have stopped using it for about a week and I haven't gotten any new pimples and my skin seems a bit better... SO unfortunate, because I was in love. I guess I will keep it for special occassions, or something. such a waste of money! Also note, I have also realised that this foundation does not have the best lasting power. It looks great for a few hours, but then kind of sits on the skin awkwardly (I've tried with and without primer (smashbox)). Definately need something more longlasting. So very sad about this.
This stinks. Like, it is disgusting, it smells like grass mixed with manure, or something like that. It feels gritty on, doesn't quite smooth out into an even texture. It leaves my skin feeling nice, which is why I gave it some lippies. But seriously, the smell is off-putting. Will finish this one, but won't repurchase
Didn't like this. Didn't have great coverage, didn't last long enough, there are MUCH better foundations out there. And it totally oxidised to a horrid orange color on me.
This review is for a good-sized sample I got. This is a nice clay-based mask. I got a weird tingling on my skin when I put it on, and when I took it off my skin was BRIGHT red, and was still red the next morning. I have weird sensitive, oily yet dehydrated skin, and I must have been sensitive to this mask, because the reaction was bad. However, if you have tones of money and don't have sensitive skin, then you might love this
LOOVE THIS! I have super super sensitive, oily but dehydrated, very reactive skin, and this has not broken me out or caused redness or anything! It smells nice, you can get a free pump (with the 200mL bottle), and it doesn't dry out my skin or make it tight.
Powder -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder Makeup
ckn23 9/13/2011 4:46:00 AM
so, I've had this foundation at least one year (with use on most days) so it sure does last. I have come to the conclusion that this foundation is great or bad, depending on what it is you want. Over liquid foundation (I've used it with several different ones), it looks beautiful. Very matte, great coverage, wonderful when you first put it on. I put on my makeup at around 6.30am and it usually lasts till around 1pm, unless it is a particularly humid day or I am running around a lot. So not too long-lasting, which is my main issue. Ideally, I am after a foundation that will look good (or at least respectable, not blotchy and gross) till 4-5pm. Secondly, this looks crap without liquid foundation first. It has barely any coverage, yet looks very obvious on your skin. Even on my oily skin, it is very dry. I will keep looking for a longer-lasting powder. I rated it a 4 because it is great for a short-term look, just not for what I'm after
This is not a good lip gloss for those who are sensitive to the tingling sensation of most lip plumpers. I literally have to take this off just after applying, because it feels like my lips are on fire! Not repurchasing.
Mascara -Christian Dior - DiorShow Mascara Waterproof
ckn23 8/24/2011 8:10:00 PM
I'll be brief: Clumping - not at first, but after a month or so the formula dries up a bit, and you do get clumping Smudging - On me, yes! Volumising: Yes Lengthening: Yes Brush: WAY too big. I hit my eyelid every single time Worth the ridiculous price: NO! I much prefer DS mascara
I loved this. Until it started to grow MOULD!!!!! Soooooooo disgusting. Sure, it's all natural, but I'd rather have chemicals on my skin than fungus.
This was my first blush! It is a beautiful pink blush, very shimmery (I use it when I am going out at night, not very suitable for work). Stays on forever, comes with a brush which is pretty cool. I use this brush to apply, and then a blending brush (BB) to blend it in better. I like the packaging, it is very attractive and easy to carry in a handbag. Unfortunately, it costs AUD52, which is pretty expensive for a not-high-end blush. But still, I haven't regretted the purchase. I have had it for aaaaages and I've barely made a dent in it, so I get the impression I won't have to buy again for a very long time. Basically, if you want a pink blush that gives you a wonderful glow, get this. *EDIT* I ended up getting rid of this, because it is actually not that great in comparison to a lot of other blushes in my collection. It was nice as a starter-blush, but I've since moved on to better things