I use this on both my face and body when I need a water-resistant sunscreen. It's definitely less greasy than the Facesaver; more of a gel than a cream. No breakouts, no sunburn. Will repurchase.
This shower gel is good and inexpensive (around AUD $10 for 210ml of product). The thick green gel foams up nicely and cleans well without stripping my dry skin, although the strong eau de breath mints might not appeal to everyone. Contains ginkgo biloba leaf extract, bala leaf extract, peppermint & eucalyptus & lemongrass & basil oils all of which are reasonably high up on the ingrediants list.
Liquid -Chanel - Teint Fluide Universel [DISCONTINUED]
TheaRose 3/9/2004 4:46:00 PM
TFU is my favourite foundation for summer (normal/dry acne-prone skin) and has never caused me any breakouts. My love-affair with it began with the colour #20 (Clair) which is an *exact* match for my light, yellow-toned skin and doesn't turn orange over the course of the day. The formula is quite sheer and liquidy with a satin finish so it's best for good-skin days.
Shades: LM Warm Ivory/BB Sand/Chanel Vitalumiere (liquid) #10 Limpide
I haven't noticed much difference in my blackheads, but this does make my skin feel very clean and soft. It's the most gentle, non-drying mask for oily/congested skin I've ever used and I will probably repurchase.
I love almost everything about this foundation - the formula is wonderfully hydrating for my dry winter skin & never gives me flakes, as well as feeling light and natural on. I am acne-prone and have never broken out from this product. The only drawback is that in summer or on oilier days, without powder over the top other people will be able to see their reflection in your face.
Maybe I just got a bad tub - this wasn't moisturising at all, especially for such a thick cream. I found that rubbing some between my palms then applying to slightly damp skin made it spread and absorb easily, but in the morning after using it my skin is still dry. Am half-way through a container with no results - will not repurchase.
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - Born Lippy Lip Balm
TheaRose 1/19/2004 6:15:00 PM
While these are glossy, they hardly moisturise at all which is what I bought one for. If you're after a highly fragranced and flavoured sheer gloss they're okay, but as a moisturising balm for dry lips it's a pretty useless product.
This is the best concealer I have ever used, & will repurchase forever. It covers my blemishes flawlessly and stays put all day; for undereye circles I mix some on the back of my hand with a drop of Lancome primordiale intense yeux before applying with a lip or concealer brush. Colour mixing takes all of 2 seconds once you have the shade ratio worked out - ask the counter MA to do it for you the first time.
This lengthened and thickened my lashes nicely without looking fake, and the brownish black colour is much more natural on me (dark brown hair) than black mascaras. I do get some minor clumping but nothing 30 seconds with a tissue can't fix. F&S is the easiest to remove of any mascara I've tried, which is great for my sensitive eyes. Doesn't replace my HG Clinique naturally glossy, but I will repurchase for the colour.
Eye Shadow -Napoleon Perdis - Pressed Pearl Eye Shadow
TheaRose 12/4/2003 3:14:00 AM
The smaller of Napoleon's two eyeshadow lines (the big, matte ones are 'colour disc') these shimmery shades are silky, highly pigmented and blend well. They easily equal more expensive brands like UD for quality. Pressed Pearl eyeshadows fit perfectly into MAC palettes and their plastic casing is thin enough on the bottom to make the hot screwdriver method really easy.
Primer/ Corrector -Napoleon Perdis - Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer
TheaRose 12/4/2003 3:06:00 AM
On me, this primer has the most noticable results with drier, matte foundation formulas. My foundation goes on smoother & sheerer and I use less overall than I would without the primer as a base. My skin is on the dry side, and I cannot use this alone without a moisturiser underneath. I'm also prone to acne, and have never had breakouts or irritation from this product. With the primer, my makeup doesn't last any longer than normal but the finish is more natural and healthy looking.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Africa Spa Rich Cocoa Body Balm
TheaRose 11/30/2003 1:44:00 AM
This medium-weight moisturiser has a sweet, mild cocoa scent and a slightly gelatinous texture. It takes a while to absorb, but after a few days of use makes my dry legs silky. Like the salt scrub in the Africa-spa line, it comes in a plastic mason jar style container. Unlike the salt scrub, the hinges on this one haven't rusted.
This is a nice mask for combination/oily acne-prone skin. It's not too drying and helps to clear up blemishes, as well as slowly-but-surely reducing blackheads. It contains natural oils and zinc oxide, so ladies who break out from these ingredients should be careful (I've never had any problems). For me, the main drawback is the scent - there's cod liver oil, and you can smell it. Of all the off-putting cosmetic scents I could've expected, fish was not one of them...
Gorgeous colours, but these chip like you wouldn't believe. Mine was flaking off the tips of my nails within 24 hours.
When I wear this product I don't burn or break out, which is pretty much all I expected from it. It's definitely not matte, but during summer in Australia nothing is - if I lightly powder over it & don't wear foundation, it looks ok. Ella Bache sunscreens are pretty thick in texture so although this didn't give my acne-prone combo skin any problems, I can imagine that it would wreak havoc with makeup on hot days if your skin is even slightly oily. My only big complaint is that the formula doesn't withstand heat very well - I left my tube in a bag on the beach on a 40 degree C day and it curdled. Admittedly that's very hot, but a suncreen should do better.