Love this cleanser! I used to use Clinique redness solution cleanser but it didn't seem to take off all my make up and made my skin burn slightly. I haven't had a problem with this at all. It doesn't affect my rosacea and it may be the reason why its not as red or prominant as it used to be! I'm so happy I've finally found a cleanser that really gets rid of make up but is gentle enough for my super sensitive skin. After years of trying and regretting products I now have my perfect make up remover/cleanser :)
I tried this out after using Clinique's 3 step regime, but couldn't afford to keep up with it. I was surprised at how good this was and how well it suited me because I have acne rosacea. It definitely cleared up my acne and hasn't caused any redness or irritation. Its not drying for a spot treatment and I can use it everyday twice a day without any tightness or stinging. I've stopped using for a few days once or twice out of laziness and broke out. I started using it again and it cleared up after a couple of days. It really works for me! I use it after I take my make up off with a cleanser and I don't use the toner, but it still does a great job. Very happy with this product :)
I have this and the pressed version and I've been using it since it came out. It doesn't conceal redness completely for me but it makes my skin smooth and even and provides a good base for powder (I use clinique's almost powder) I'm not sure it treats my rosacea which I think its said to, but I just like the finish it gives me as a make up base.
I've been using this concealer for yeeeears! I use it under my eyes and only occasionally to cover some rosacea on my cheeks. The spf35 is a huge plus for my sensitive fair skin. The coverage is great and so far its the only product that conceals my dark circles. I suffer from acne too and it hasn't made me break out after all this time. It stays on all day, I've never really needed to top up. The pot itself lasts a long time because its quite concentrated. I've been repurchasing for years and will continue to :)
This used to be my go to blush a few years ago before I discovered sugarbomb and nars blushers. I still adore this though. Its such a lovely pink colour, very girly. (I prefer more pink/peach tones these days). Great for an everyday flush of colour that looks natural. Theres a soft shimmer to it which makes it so pretty.
Not my favourite of the Benefit box blushes I've tried. It looks nice in the box and goes on ok, but its not really amazing on my skin. Its more matt than the others which makes me look a bit dull. Its goes on quite light too so it can look a bit chalky. I don't really have an issue with blushers being too light for me normally because I'm fair but with this one I did.
I got this recently and so far I like it a lot. On my skin its similar to Benefit sugarbomb, but more peachy. It goes on quite sheer but quickly builds up to a lovely natural pinky peach colour. I like the gold shimmer, it gives a nice sunkissed effect. I'm too fair to use bronzers but this is the closest thing to them for me. The only complaint is that you pay the same price for it as the other box blushes but you get less product (the ones with the mirror in the lid contain 8g whereas the old boxes have 12g)
I bought this on a whim because I like Benefit box blushes and at first I regretted it. I stupidly thought it was a blusher which is what the benefit girl told me and as a blusher its horrible. I thought it just looks like two stripes across my face and even blended it didn't look right. It wasn't until I learnt about conturing that I dug this out and realised its a great product. I don't use it everyday, but if I have the time I use it before I apply blusher to create the look of high cheek bones.
Highlighters -NARS - Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross
LittleRussianDoll 10/13/2011 6:35:00 PM
This is my favourite highlighter! Its not glittery so it gives me a natural finish. It has a golden shimmer which is a nice touch. I use it on my cheeks, nose and a little on my forehead and it just brightens up my face and gives dimension.
This has got to be one of my top 3 blushers (along side Nars deep throat and Benefit sugarbomb). I like using this in the evening or during autumn/winter because it can be quite strong against my fair skin (I'm quite heavy handed when applying though!) Although its very expensive its lasts a very long time and the packaging is good quality. There's a gold shimmer which gives a nice glow. It stays on without having to touch up. Overall its a great blusher and lives up to the hype.
I bought this when it was launched and have used it ever since! The only other powder I use is MAC mineralised natural finish (light/medium) which has a bit more of a "powdery" finish than the clinique. I use neutral fair and its a great match for my skin (NW20) I'm wary when using products on my face/cheeks because I have acne rosacea, but I haven't had any problems with this powder. I don't use foundation or tinted moisturisers, I just apply this all over my face. The finish is natural, not completely matt but controls shine. The coverage can be sheer or built up to a medium coverage. I can cover the redness on my cheeks with this powder which I love because it allows my skin to breathe.
My absolute favourite blusher! I originally loved Nars orgasm, but moved on to this because its more natural for my fair skin. I prefer using orgasm in the evening or during autunm/winter. Its the perfect pink shade with a touch of shimmer (not glitter!) The only draw back is the price. It does last a long time though, I've had it for over a year and haven't hit the pan yet!
I'm a complete blusher fiend and sugarbomb is one of my favourite blushers ever!! I have fair-ish skin (NW20) and this is a perfect colour for me. A lovely mix of pink and peach which looks really natural. It gives a nice glowy sheen without being glittery. Its my everyday blush which I've been using since it was launched. It is expensive for what it is but I will and have repurchased :)
I really wanted to like this product but I was really disappointed, the main reason being that it doesn't hold curl. After curling my lashes and applying this they went straight almost instantly. Maybe its because its not a waterproof formula? I've tried applying it after a coat of another waterproof mascara which seems to help but only slightly. I also find it clumps easily. The good things are that its a true black colour and it lasts without smudging. Unfortunately the bad points outweighed the good :(
Foundations -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One
LittleRussianDoll 10/13/2011 5:24:00 PM
BB creams aren't really available in UK stores (as far as I know) so I was really excited when I discovered this. Having acne rosacea I have to be careful when trying new things, but so far I haven't had any problems. I've been using it for a couple of weeks and my skin hasn't reacted. In fact, after I remove it my skin looks more even! The coverage is good although I add a bit more over my red cheeks which does the job. The finish for me is lovely, it looks natural and glowing. However, I do add a bit of powder on my t-zone. I still want to try a Korean BB cream but I would have no problem repurchasing this one.