I had thought that this product wasn't doing much, until I stopped using it several months ago because I finished the bottle. NOW, I see that this was actually doing a fine job of exfoliating my skin and preventing clogged pores! Since I have NOT been using it, my pores have been more clogged and my skin tone less even. I will repurchase this today! I am in my early thirties and have combination skin. I am not usually zit-prone and don't have many fine lines. But, my face is very clog prone: I tend to get blackheads and whiteheads in my t-zone. This product has helped to reduce this, without overdrying. But, I do have a problem with the price. I would like to find something less spendy.
Primer/ Corrector -Shiseido - Pureness Matifying Stick
muse97 3/18/2005 8:22:00 PM
This went right back to the store. It worked just fine AT FIRST: nice matte finish; pores diminished. But THEN, I developed acne everywhere that I had used this product!!! I very rarely get zits, so I knew this was to blame. The zits cleared up as soon as I stopped using it. I had really wanted to like this.
It does a nice job of softening my skin, but that's it. It is overpriced and does not live up to it's claims. The packaging is awful, and, as many other reviewers have already noted, it was not possible to adequately mix the two bases together. Not worth the $$$ at all.
I found the Exfoliating Task mask to be a worthless product. Sure, it's nice to give yourself a relaxing beauty treatment, but this product produces no significant results. It comes in a powder form. You add H2O to create a gooey paste, and apply it to your face. It is easy to remove after it has dried, and does give you a refreshed look once removed. But, that is true of any mask, and this "glow" is also very temporary. This is a do-nothing product that is basically made up of the same gooey stuff that your dentist uses to get a mold of your mouth for braces, etc. Save your $$$.
An ok product, strictly a novelty for me. It made my naturally curly lashes STRAIGHT. It does give you a fresh-faced "just went swimming" look. Cute, but I would not buy this again.
Powder -Bare Escentuals - Bare Minerals in 1.2, fairly light
muse97 3/12/2005 6:54:00 PM
I found this to be very unflattering when I used it as a foundation. When used all over my face, it was visible no matter how much I blended or how little I used. I don't have bad skin to begin with, but this made my pores look huge and made me look older (who wants that?). However, it is GREAT as a concealer (as long as you are light handed). I used a tiny bit wherever I had a bit of redness. However, using it to conceal undereye circles didn't work for me, as it settled into fine lines and looked chalky. A cream concealer would work best for that area. But, I DO recommend the Mineral Veil. It is a great setting powder that looks very natural and keeps you virtually shine-free all day (and with no break-outs!) EDIT: I still dislike the foundation. I have stopped using the mineral veil and would NOT repurchase either product. As far as the Mineral Veil goes, there are FARRRR better loose powders available, that offer a more natural looking coverage (like Nars' loose powder).
Sephora was sold out of Dior's Show mascara (which is also great) so I decided to try this out in Eggplant. I LOVE it! It does not clump or flake (even after a long day), and makes your lashes look naturally more lush and gorgeous. Plus, it's a bit cheaper than Show. But, if you're looking for that dramatic "false eyelash" look, this may not be for you. I have dark lashes that are already long and full, and believe that this color would flatter any eye color.
FYI...This color is now called "Just Kissed." LOVE IT!
The name is appropriate...it gives your lips a very pretty and natural "flushed" look, as if you just made-out. It's a beautiful and super-sheer warm burgundy that is totally "your lips, but better". However, if your lips are already highly pigmented, I'm not sure if this shade would really show up on you, instead, it may just add a subtle sheen. I love it for my coloring: warm with very fair skin, light eyes, dark hair. It is very soft and comfortable to wear; one of my favorite "gotta-get-out-the-door-NOW!" makeup products.