Skincare - Face -Desert Essence - Tea Tree Oil Facial Cleansing Pads
trishz 8/16/2012 4:32:00 PM
I'm not sure why the rating is so low on these! They must not work for everyone else the way they work for me. These pads have seriously changed my life. I've been using them for two years now and haven't had one breakout -- NOT ONE. I struggled with chin acne for about 8 years, every day -- and now no breakouts!! They're the only drugstore product I use and I will buy these for the rest of my life!
Powder -Tarte - Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder
trishz 8/16/2012 4:28:00 PM
**I bought this in BRONZE, so that's what I'm reviewing!** I love this! I was looking for an all-over light bronze color and this powder is super great. Its a great, natural color and doesn't ever burn. Some powders burn my face for whatever reason. I do have one possible dislike - I can't decide if its a bad thing or a good thing. The tiny hole that you get the product out of is soooo small and takes a while to get enough of the product for application. Maybe there is a method to the madness but I just wish there were two or three more holes :)
Mascara -Christian Dior - Iconic Mascara in Chestnut Brown
trishz 8/16/2012 4:26:00 PM
This mascara is worth the money. It dries quickly but stays on ALL day and seems to look "wet" all day. A lot of people say that drugstore mascaras are equal/better to high-end mascaras and I will have to politely disagree. This mascara never flakes, dries up, and you don't have to reapply during the day.
I loooooove this mascara! I was blessed with long, think lashes that curl on their own and this mascara makes them even more beautiful! I love Dior Iconic but this gives me the same look and is more than $10 cheaper. I think I'll go back and forth between these two mascaras because they are both so great!
What I look for in a foundation is its ability to really seep into my skin, rather than sitting on top of it. This is my favorite foundation and I've tried a lot of great ones. I love the consistency - it's sort of gel and water that you shake, shake, shake to mix. The liquid comes out in your hand and once it hits your face it seems to stick, get matte, and just look perfect. It seems to stay on all day! I know it says its waterproof and I'm not sure about that - but it looks great all day and still comes off easily when I wash my face. It's never heavy or cakey. I love it because you can apply once for a sort of tinted moisturizer look and still get coverage. I have two colors and use the darker as a liquid bronzer sometimes. I take REALLY good care of my skin nowadays and I've found products to combat my acne. But I used to break out around my chin, so I'm very careful and this doesn't break me out. It is $40 but you get so much 1.69oz when usually foundations are around 1oz. I don't use this on my body, but I'm sure it would be good for that too.