Foundations -Merle Norman - Aqua Base [DISCONTINUED]
jalmy 6/1/2006 9:34:00 PM
I bought this because they say it's for people with oily skin, but I can't imagine that this would actually work for anyone with this skin type. It looks OK on me for the first couple of hours, but after that I'm really oily all day. This is definitely a heavier-coverage makeup and it definitely provides that. I just think they market it for the wrong skin type. I wouldn't have bought it if they didn't claim it was good for oily skin.
Sunscreen -B. Kamins - Bio-Maple sunbar sunscreen SPF 30
jalmy 6/1/2006 9:30:00 PM
This is the best sunscreen I've ever used for my face. I have very oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin and this works great for me. I find that it absorbs really well and provides great sun protection and it doesn't irritate my skin at all. It doesn't make me feel like I have an oil slick on my face, so I sometimes wear it under makeup, which is something I've never been able to do with any other sunscreen.
Mascara -Avon - EXTREME VOLUME Flexicoat Mascara (Waterproof)
jalmy 5/30/2006 10:34:00 PM
This product clumps far too much to use! I really have to scrape the brush a lot so that it won't make me look like I have 3 big lashes. I'm glad it was cheap, but I'll never buy this again.
Masks -B. Kamins - diatomamus earth masque oily to combination skin
jalmy 5/29/2006 10:55:00 PM
I have very oily, sensitive skin and this is the only mask that works for me. It cleans out my pores and seems to temporarily tighten my skin after I use it. It doesn't smell strange and it comes off easily. I also like the tingly feeling I get on my face when I use it.
I've been using this product intermittently for a while. I liked the pressed powder foundation, but it can be too heavy. I tried this in the same shade I was using the in the powder version and the color match is fine. The first few pumps do come out clear, which bothered me initially, but after that it dispensed correctly every time. This looks great on me when I first put it on. I have very oily skin and I find that after 2-3 hours, it sort of collects in a couple of areas on my face to look like I haven't blended it. I think this is a pretty good product, but not for someone with oily skin.
I really like this product! It doesn't smell or feel strange and it goes on easily (it's not waxy like Chap-Stick). I keep one handy at home, in my purse and at work. I use this every morning when I'm getting ready and I have found that it prevents me from getting chapped lips. I live in Southern California, so I don't have any cold-weather lip problems, but my lips do tend to get dry without this.
Skincare - Body -Avon - Banishing Cream Skin Discoloration Lightener
jalmy 5/29/2006 10:15:00 PM
This product doesn't do anything! I know other people were bothered by the smell, but that doesn't factor into why I don't like this. It just doesn't do anything. I used it for several months for some discoloration on my face and it hasn't faded a bit. Even though this is inexpensive, it's not worth the money since it's completely ineffective.
Excellent product!!! I use this in rose impeccable most days. I tried rose continuel, which seems to only be a shade darker, but it was too dark for me. This lasts through eating yogurt for breakfast, but any kind of lunch seems to take it off. I know some people were disappointed that it didn't last all day, but I'm thrilled to find something comfortable that lasts half the day.
Cleansers -B. Kamins - Bio-Maple Hydrating Acne Wash
jalmy 5/28/2006 10:36:00 PM
I love this cleanser! I have very oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin. This doesn't irritate or dry out my skin, it helps prevent breakouts and it has kept my pores noticeably cleaner.