Skincare - Face -Pro Activ - Clarifying Night Cream
talkaboutaddiction 12/14/2005 2:52:00 PM
This reminds me of Neutrogena Anti Wrinkle, Anti Blemish cream but this one is a heck of a lot more money and it smells better...although fragrance in a product is pointless. This broke me out due to the Salicylic Acid in it since it made my skin purge and it also is pointless for me to use this since Retinol and Benzoyl Peroxide (the repairing lotion in the 3 step) cant be used together because they neutralize eachother. If I skip the BP lotion even for one night, my face freaks out and I get another zit, so I cant use this. Plus even when I was alternating these 2 ( BP for AM and this cream for PM) I didnt see any results that really wowed me. Up for grabs to whoever wants it.
Liquid -Almay - Almay Amazing Lasting Foundation ] [DISCONTINUED]
talkaboutaddiction 12/8/2005 3:17:00 PM
Well ladies if you love this and REvlon Colorstay you better stock up since it is being d/c'd! They all have last chance stickers on them now and are being replaced with God knows what. THe Soft Flex Colorstay for Revlon sucks (see review) so I can only imagine what the next in line for this is gonna be like. The era of Long last fndt's comes to an end since EL and Lancome messed theirs all up revamping them too. They have all seemed to get sheerer, greasier and long lasting??? Right.
Well Ladies this is just a FYI! If you love this stuff along with Almay Amazing LAsting you better stock up since it is being d/c'd and being replaced with "soft flex" which SUCKS (see review) I think the era of long last full coverage matte fndts is finally comming to an end. So if you dont have near perfect skin (ME ME ME!!!) then you better find a really good acne cure! I am really mad about the whole thing! lol EDIT: Contacted REvlon and this IS being phased out but is replaced with the Colorstay Soft Flex ( damn it SUCKS!!!) so if you ask them and they say it's NOT being d/c'd it's because they "technically" still have it but it has been "tampered with"
I am so PISSED off w/ Revlon and Almay for d/cing the original long last fndts that I dont even know where to start! This stuff is just wrong! It is sheerer, greasier, and doesnt last for nothin! I noticed that the bottle doesnt claim 16 hour wear anymore....hmmmm maybe because it wouldnt sell if they put the real truth on it! "lasts 1 hour tops with normal activity!" I am glad to see it worked for someone BUT not all of us suddenly had scarring go away or zits clear up and we still need coverage here! MU companies please realize that new things are not always the way to go!
Liquid -Shiseido - The Makeup Lifting Foundation SPF 16
talkaboutaddiction 12/5/2005 3:46:00 PM
UGH!!! I am so pissed off by this crap! I bought this based on the glowing reviews since I have normal to dry skin with a few fine lines starting and a few minor acne scars...MINOR ok? I moisturized as always with a normal consistancy lotion and even exfoliated before application. First off, this stuff is really dark. I have O 20 which is the lightest shade in the yellow based line and it was about 2 shades too dark. It covers nothing and I do mean NOTHING ( and I actually prefer sheer coverage fndt!) and feels like a suffocating mask! It doesnt smooth not a dang thing nor does it cover up pores (as per the package) FOr $40 this ought to atleast do something besides come in a pretty bottle. I have tested out this week, this Shisedio LIfting fndt, Chanel Vitalumiere and Clinique Repair Wear and so far the el cheapo Clinique has FARRR surpassed these 2 over priced cheap smelling bottles of paint! If you must give this a run, ask for a sample because even though you can return it, you will still be highly upset that you even spent the $40 in the first place if this doesnt work out.
I think this is one of the ONLY products that I have actually bought over again and in bulk! I have tried over 10 different mineral MUs and this one is by FAR the best one I have found. It even makes my own skin look better after I take it off for the night! It melds right to your skin and isnt shiney at all nor is the matte mask of death. It has skincare ingredients in it and is the only mineral fndt that is triple milled so it is incredibly smooth. I only touch up maybe once a day and that isnt even until about 3pm! I have golden light and I am about an NC 20 wich is un uncanny match for my face! This covers flaws, redness and pores and really "adheres" to your face making it seem like you are putting a new layer of skin on your face! $35 for .35 oz compact seems expensive being as though I use one comapct every 6 weeks BUT when I think about how much I spent in 1 week on all these other fndt's I could have bought 4 of these! When I buy this, I order it off of dermstore.com since they have $9 2 day shipping and I always order atleast 4 at a time! I will scrimp on most everything else BUT this!
Moisturizers -Pro Activ - Sheer Tint Moisture SPF15
talkaboutaddiction 12/3/2005 8:59:00 PM
Wont get this again. I am about an NC 20 and the lightest shade which is sunlight I think, is way too dark and orangy. THe UVA protection in this is next to none and the packaging sucks. Yes it is in a pump but that pump is also a tube and the top doesnt screw off so when it runs low I cant see getting it all out. Plus it is actually somewhat greasy. Too expensive ($26) for this and it is the most expensive product in the ProActiv line which IMO is also the worst product in the line! Pass!
Crème -Chanel - Double Perfection Creme Poudre (Creme Powder Makeup)
talkaboutaddiction 11/30/2005 11:15:00 PM
WEll, I wrote a glowing review for this but alas, this like all Chanel products didnt work out after all. This seperated all over my pores ( i had a PERFECT color match so it broke my heart!) Went on chalky ( I use a good moisturizer too) and didnt really even go on that smooth. Am taking it back. Glad it worked for some but not for me. I have normal skin, large pores, shiney nose, and a few scars with the first fine lines as I am 27. * sigh* Oh well atleast I will be $42 richer!
Masks -Clinique - Deep Cleansing Emergency Mask [DISCONTINUED]
talkaboutaddiction 11/26/2005 10:26:00 PM
My only 2 beefs with this mask is the menthol and that I wish it had little scrubbing beads in it so when you wash it off it exfoliates too- kinda a 2-1 deal. Other than that I love it! Cleans out my skin, evened up skintone, and works great as a spot treatment. I use this about 2-3 a week. I have normal acne prone skin.
Cleansers -Clinique - Acne Solutions Antibacterial Soap
talkaboutaddiction 11/26/2005 10:16:00 PM
Well after my AWFUL experience with the regular 3 step Clinique system, Pro Activ, Acne.Org, Neutrogena, Clearsil, Clean & Clear, Sridex, Dove soap, the list goes on, I have FINALLY found what works for me! I really did NOT have any expectations what so ever for this bar let alone the rest of the Clinique line ( thanks 3 step for ruining my senior pics 8 years ago!!!) Anywho! I got this along with the MILD clarifying lotion, and DDMG after my skin freaked out when I quit ProActiv and I have never had such clear skin for such an extended period of time! After my nice rash from Dove soap and the skin comming off my face from Clinique soap I was terrified to even try another soap but this leaves my skin clear, cleaned and still on my face! It removes MU and clears out my pores even! Best $10 ever spent!
Liquid -Clinique - Repairwear foundation [DISCONTINUED]
talkaboutaddiction 11/26/2005 10:01:00 PM
Wow, I am suprised by all the bad reviews on this. I can honestly say that this is the ONLY and I mean ONLY Clinique fndt that I have been happy with thus far...I have tried every single one that Clinique has come out with too. Maybe the people that have tried this dont have the skin type for it. I am 27 with normal skin prone to PMS acne, large pores, and sightly uneven skin tone with a few early lines around my eyes. I am NC 20-25 and I have this in buff. The lightest shade Alabaster is really light maybe NC 15-20 but has more of a neutral pinky tone while buff is more yellow/golden. It is a natural finish and on me it looks like my skin but way better. I use this with my fingers and use just a dab. It is thick but it spreads fine to me. I use DDMG under it since it has spf in it and a reg sunscreen for my neck and ears. I cant do chemical sunscreens so this works for me. It lasts on me for about 11-12 hours and only blot once with paper around lunch. This works great for winter although I dont know if it may be too moisturizing for summer since my MU melts off no matter what I use. This comes in a pump for 28.50 USD which is very reasonable to me. This has not caused any additional breakouts for me either but that may be due to my skincare though (Clinique Acne Solutions anti bac bar, mild clarifying toner and DDMG) I love this stuff but if you are leary of thick, moisturizing, coverage fndts get a sample and try it out for a week in all conditions, hot, cold, indoor and outdoor to see how it hold up for you) Good job Clinique for this one as well as the color selections for once! We all dont have peach or pink faces! EDIT: Like the previous reviewer patsyo, this really DOES seem to look better as the day goes on! This week alone I test drove Chanel Vitalumiere and Shiseido lifting fndt, and took them both back and am now $90 richer! They looked AWFUL and didnt last at all compared to the wonderful finish and durability of this one...plus it was cheaper!
Pressed Powders -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Mineral Face Powder
talkaboutaddiction 11/15/2005 4:18:00 PM
Um...no. I too was trying to be cheap ( I should know better) and think that this was an acceptable substitute for finer mineral makeups. It is so not. The color selection or whatever you want to call it is just awful! white, orange and dark orange. The coverage is powdery, cakey, and see through! looks like a layer of powder over your face w/ no visible difference in smoothness or coverage AT ALL. my face broke out horribly and I KNOW it is due to this since I use ProActiv and was using Glominerals for months w/ no probs. Damn this stuff I cant stand you! Yeah took this back since I am that angry with it. I should have known better than to try to mess with what was workin for me! I couldnt even give it away since I would feel like a bad friend doing this to someone else!
OK I wrote an unfair review of this stuff awhile back since it was the KlearAction version of this since I didnt see a review started for that particular set. Once I FINALLY got the actual ProActiv, my face has been clear, even toned, exfoliated and the milia on my chin is gone!!! Now dumb me tried to be cheap and try once again the stupid store version of this stuff and it undid EVERYTHING ProActiv corrected! I am all down for trying to use generic things to save some $ BUT in this case you just cannot. I am so blown away by this stuff that I even had to get a part time job ( babysitting 3 days a week just for the extra $50) to pay for it and it is well worth every single penny! It is unGodly expensive but it really is worth it! The KlearAction box even said that skin can get worse at first but ProActiv never claims that. Benzoyl Peroxide is a med that should start to improve your skin from the get go since it is an antibacterial agent. The ingredients to both are almost the same but not in the same order and that makes a HUGE difference! Plus ProActiv doesnt have that cat pee after smell to it that Klear action has. I know some things work well for some and not for others but if your skin can tolerate BP, I say go for it!
Oh how I wanted to love this. It is almost Identical to the ProActiv compact fndt but 1/3 the cost which is why I bought it. I have the lightest color which is 01 something beige. I looked at it in the store and I near about died. The compact looks ORANGE! and dark to boot! But I know that compact MU always looks darker than it's true color so I bought it anyway. I really think this is a great concept, but the color selection is horrid! The color on was in fact orange and turned more orange throughout the day until finally at night when I came home, my DH asked if I had an allergic reaction to something! And this is the man who wouldnt notice if my face was purple! I am going to give it yet ONE more try, like the previous reviewer and use a really light setting powder with it. If THAT doesnt work then, maybe I will try the liquid version of this stuff. As for coverage, it is a sheer/med coverage fndt but almost looks "rough" on the skin. Plus I had to use the sponge, my fingers and a brush just to smooth out the streaks...come to think of it that's a lot of work! THink I'll pass on this one.
WEll I guess I am the odd ball here. I hated this stuff. It stinks, is greasy, not scubby hardly at all and clogged the pure crap out of my nose and cheeks! They were not clogged when I got in the shower but holy cow, they were when I got out! I actually had to extract them before I let my DH see me since it was THAT bad! Then not a day later I have a nice crop of cysts. Yes it has a warming sensation but woohoo...not impressed. Plus all of the wonderful "peptides" and miracle ingredients just get washed right down the drain anyway so it doesnt do a bit of good. Took this back and spent the $ on my good old Physicians Choice instead.