Concealers -Maybelline - Super Stay 24 Hour Concealer
shelbysahara 3/9/2012 11:38:00 PM
I like this a lot as an undereye concealer. It really brightens up the dark circles I tend to have. I do not, however, like this to cover my minor acne scars. I have oily skin, and I feel like this somehow manages to look cakey, yet not cover anything at all. I'll keep using it for under my eyes, but still on the hunt for my HG concealer for acne scarring.
Primer/ Corrector -Rimmel - Fix & Perfect Pro Primer 002
shelbysahara 3/9/2012 11:35:00 PM
Until I find a better primer, I'll continue using this. I like that it hasn't caused any breakouts for my oily, teenage skin. That's about it. I haven't noticed it making my makeup go on more smoothly, or last longer. It doesn't make my skin look more oily like some primers though. Like I said though, it's so cheap, it does a decent enough job, until I find something I like better.
I love this, I have it in Majestic Jade. It's subtle, yet makes my eyes pop. On days where I don't feel like getting all dolled up, I just used some of this on my upper and lower lash lines and instantly, my eyes just pop. It brings out the little gold flecks in my dark green/hazel eyes. If you're looking for something with a lot of pigment, you probably shouldn't get it, but if you're just looking for a way to bring out your already beautiful eyes, you will love this. I have pretty oily lids, and this stuff stays put all day, which is also a huuuuuuuge plus.
OMG!!!! I can't rave enough about how I love these pads. They don't work in 4 hours, obviously, if that was the case, every other acne product would be out of business. But I certainly see a difference in pimple size and redness over night. I love the way these smell as well. Maybe that's just me being weird, but whatever. These pick up all the extra junk that my makeup remover and cleanser failed to get, and keep my acne at bay. It doesn't over dry my oily skin, and makes it feel smooth and clean. Definitely recommend.
Scrubs -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub
shelbysahara 3/9/2012 11:20:00 PM
My only complaint about this cleanser is the fact that it doesn't come in a bottle with a pump, for even distribution. Anywayyyyyy.... I had been using the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub, which worked great for about two weeks, then I noticed a patch of 5 cystic pimples on my cheek, 3 on my chin, and 2 on my jaw line. I thought, "WTF????!!!!" I've been pretty stressed lately, and figured that may be the cause, and the grapefruit scrub wasn't targeted specifically for stress induced acne. I rushed to Wal-Mart, and even though I read some bad reviews on this product decided to give it a try. I'm happy to say that it cleared every last pimple from my face, and leaves it my skin smooth and glowing. I love the wonderful cucumber scent, and the fact that the scrubbing beads aren't harsh or scratchy on skin. I have oily skin, but this has excellent oil control without overdrying. In this humid Florida weather, it's always a plus to find a cleanser that controls my oil. I really hope this review helps someone that's having crazy breakouts. <3
Toners -Clean & Clear - Deep Cleaning Astringent (orange)
shelbysahara 2/17/2012 12:09:00 AM
Oh my goodness, this stuff is a lifesaver. My oil has been under control, without any over drying. My pores aren't clogged since I began using this, it leaves my skin smooth and even looking. It helps zap sits and prevent future ones from happening. It's so rare for me to find products that work with my ridiculous skin and Florida weather. This is also crazy cheap, and the clear bottle is great, because you know when you're about to run out. =] UPDATE!!!! Dried my skin out wayyyyyy too much, and cystic pimples began popping up all over my face. 3
I love this foundation. I have oily, acne-prone skin. This hasn't made me break out, like a lot of foundations. It also feels light, yet has AMAZING coverage. Medium-full, to be exact. I have some scars, and this covers them up without concealer. It looks very natural, not too matte, but not dewy/oily.... it has some pretty good matches for olive undertones like myself, which is hard to find in a drugstore foundation. My one complaint is that the bottle doesn't have a pump. Wayyyy too much comes out onto the sponge, it drips down the sides. I hate when makeup goes to waste!!! C'mon, Maybelline, get your packaging right!!!
Mascara -Maybelline - The Falsies Flared Waterproof
shelbysahara 2/16/2012 11:43:00 PM
The only good things I have to say about this mascara are that the packaging doesn't suck, and it looks DECENT after one coat. I have long, thick lashes already, but they are kind of light and straight at the end, so I like something that darkens and adds some curl. This garbage makes my lashes even straighter, and clumpier than a mofugggga. It's horrendous. One coat looks alright, but nothing to write home about, plus I like at least two coats if I'm going to bother with mascara. Soooo disappointed.
Scrubs -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash pink grapefruit foaming scrub
shelbysahara 2/16/2012 11:39:00 PM
LOVE THIS!!!! Oh my gosh, to start, I have oily, acne-prone skin. I have some minor scarring, and this face wash has been an absolute miracle. I've been using it for about a month, and my skin has never looked better. I've gone two weeks without a single breakout, even last week when my monthly bff came to visit. This is absolutely insane, because, I usually have at least one pimple on my face. My face feels soft, refreshed, and my pores look unclogged. I've not experienced overdrying, even though we've had some cold spurts. I live in Florida, so usually my face is super oily, but the oil control with this is phenomenal!!!! I've also noticed my skin tone to be more even in general, and I have this nice sort of glow. I hope this rant helps the rest of you, because I'm absolutely in LOVE with this cleanser. =] Update: Only works for about a month, and doesn't help with stress breakouts whatsoever for me. Bummer!
Cleansers -AcneFree - 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide Cleanser
shelbysahara 10/27/2011 10:59:00 PM
I like this, but I can't use it everyday, because it's too harsh and makes my face red and makes my pores look huuuuuge if I use it too much. Mixing it with an exfoliant twice a week works though. I hate the bottle it comes in because you can't see how much product you have left, you just kind of run out one day. Lol.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash redness soothing cream cleanser
shelbysahara 10/27/2011 10:57:00 PM
I like it so far, in terms of clearing redness and unclogging pores. However, I have been getting a lot of really small bumps on my face since I started using this. I recently switched toners as well, hopefully it's the toner's fault, because I absolutely love the scent of this wash and the clean feel after washing my face!!! It also makes my face feel tighter and has wonderful oil control. =]
Treatments -Stridex - Maximum Strength Soft Touch Pads Alcohol Free (Red jar/box)
shelbysahara 10/27/2011 10:55:00 PM
Dries out zits and helps prevent future breakouts. I'm in love with these pads!!!!! The only bad thing about them is that they tend to make my face extremely red and blotchy looking, but I wear foundation any way, and at night when I'm asleep, I'm not trying to look pretty. Lol.
Moisturizers -Clean & Clear - Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer
shelbysahara 10/27/2011 10:53:00 PM
This is an alright product, it does feel a bit too greasy for my oily acne-prone skin, but it gets the job done for now. Great packaging with a pump, one pump is always enough to cover my while face. I'll keep buying it until and unless something better comes along.
Lip Gloss -Hard Candy - Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss
shelbysahara 10/27/2011 10:49:00 PM
It had a really pretty shimmer to it, unfortunately, it dried my lips out like crazy, didn't last at all, did no plumping of any kind, and the wand broke off from the lid the week I bought it. Disappointed, will not repurchase.
This is an okay concealer. I hate that the color selection is so limited... it also looks patchy under foundation. It would be perfect without any foundation, since it covers up so well, if they had a more broad selection. Light is toooo light, and medium is too dark, it's annoying! Anyway, it's good, I'l probably keep buying it until and unless I find a better concealer. Update: this has become my hg! I no longer wear foundation, this concealer looks ahhhhmazing on its own. I can use light medium when I'm more pale and medium when I have color. It doesn't break me out, has fantastic staying power. It's. 5!!!!