Moisturizers -Kiehls - Sodium PCA Oil Free Moisturizer
teabox 7/18/2003 4:14:00 AM
Despite being oil-free, this lotion makes my skin oily and break out. This is such an average mediocre product. This is like another version of Clinique's aweful yellow face moisturizer. Don't bother wasting your money.
Pressed Powders -Clean & Clear - Invisible Shine Control Powder [DISCONTINUED]
teabox 7/18/2003 3:55:00 AM
It does exactly as it says it does. Eliminate shine invisibly. I still find the need to blot because I don't like the idea of powdering shine away and having sebum still on your face. It does prevent my face from getting oily with minimal cover. This is a must for my makeup purse. Also, like any powder, it is always better to apply with a brush to be maximum result of an even thin layer. Using the sponge will deposit unevenly too much of the blue powder and thus make the skin overdry and appear grey'ish blue and pale.
Pressed Powders -Neutrogena - Healthy defense SPF 30 [DISCONTINUED]
teabox 7/18/2003 3:51:00 AM
The only thing good about this powder is that it has SPF30 with 8.9% titanium dixoide acting as a physical UV blocker. Other than that, it sucks. The powder is very coarse compared to higher-end products, and thus it will prone to look cakey and overly powdery on skin (and I only use a powder brush to apply too! not that joke of a sponge that came with the compact). I use this everyday because I am heliophobic (fear and loathe of the sun). If there's a better powder that has an equivalent or higher SPF I'm gone.
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF45
teabox 7/17/2003 10:18:00 PM
The texture is very light and non-greasy. It has a silica-based mattifying chemical matrix that is very weight-less and polymer-like. Makeup goes on smoothly on top. It does not feel like sunscreen at all. Although it has somewhat of a matte finish uncommon among sunscreen, I find the need to blot several times a day. My skin invisbly becomes oily and I need to blot several times a day so that my skin does not get clogged. It does keep my skin feeling light and non-greasy, and it stays put throughout a long day. UPDATE: DDF Organic sunscreen much better.