My all time favorite mascara! I always go back to this one after trying countless others, both dirt cheap and break the bank expensive... Its really great at volumizing and adds length as well. Another thing i love about it is that it removes really easily with makeup remover, plus it stays true to its claim and really does keep lashes soft after application. try it!!
I have been using this cleanser with the Cerave Lotion and so far the results have been quite nice. I was recommended the Cerave regimen by my dermatologist to counteract the dryness caused by me two acne treatments, The cleanser seems to work very well, though I wouldn't expect it to take off heavy makeup. It keeps my skin hydrated and doesn't seem to cause pimples. I recently purchased the foaming cleanser from them because it seems to cater to people with more oily skin, which i tend to have. However, after using it last night in the shower it seemed to really dry my skin out and im not sure if it was just because im so used to using a super hydrating cleanser or the stuff truly is drying. regardless of that, it definitely did a better job at removing makeup. however, i would still definitely recommend the hydrating cleanser.
I was recommended this by my dermatologist and it has really lived up to expectations. I only moisturize in the morning... and this stuff does an amazing job of keeping my skin hydrated all day, I still get some flakes, but I think that is only because I am currently using harsh acne treeatments. Doesn't cause pimples.. The pump is great for easy and efficient use, however not so great for traveling. But if you go to a derm then they can give you little samples that are great for that!
overall a pretty great mascara, definitely separates my lashes well and makes them ook much fuler than they actually are. not as good as other more expensive mascaras ive tried but its a pretty good competitor :)
Powder -Tarte - Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder
AlisonMarie95 12/26/2011 1:54:00 PM
this is by far the best finishing powder i have used. absorbs oil instantly and keepsface looking shine free MUCH longer than any other powders (about 6hrs). also i love how it only has one dispensing hole so you dont get a ton of product on your brush when you only need a light dusting. would definitely recomend!
Cleansers -Olay - Gentle Foaming Face Wash w/ Aloe (Sensitive-Skin)
AlisonMarie95 8/16/2011 10:43:00 AM
Great product! Super gentle, removes all makeup, and doesnt make my acne worse. doesnt foam as much as i thought it would, but still a wonderful product. try it!
Ugh. Not the best. This didnt remove makeup and it clogged my pores occasionally. Also, if this cleanser is so "gentle", why does it contain SLS? that is like the harshest ingredient you can put on your face :(
Sorry to hate on all the good reviews, but I just did not like this moisturizer. It definitely hydrates skin, considering its heavy emollients..but... it broke me out so much. too heavy for my skin, i actually got a few cystic pimples from this. works great as a body moisturizer though.
Treatments -Neutrogena - Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion
AlisonMarie95 7/1/2011 12:44:00 PM
i love this product! ive tried EVERYTHING and i always end up going to the store and picking this up. it helps with acne, not a miracle worker but definitely improves the overall condition of my moderate acne. also what i love is that it is actually moisturizing..most acne "lotions" make my face drier but this one actually keeps flakes away. however my skin is so dehydrated from all the prescriptive topicals ive used so i use this in the morning followed by olay complete for sensitive skin for added moisture and sun protection. this is a great product and a staple in my beauty routine :)
i really wanted to like this product..it definitely makes my lashes great when its on, its the removal process that killed it. this stuff does NOT come off! i used makeup removing lotion AND liquid to remove it and there was stilll some on there. it didnt even come off in the shower. in adddition because the stupid stuff wouldnt come off it caused my eyelashes to fall out cause of the mascara build up... :(
Moisturizers -Purpose - Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion with spf 15
AlisonMarie95 6/29/2011 12:45:00 PM
ehh this was just ok. too heavy for me and a very sunscreeny smell. plus it occasionally broke me out. not the best
this would be my HG night moisturizer if i was NOT acne prone!! the moisturizer itself is so smooth and i personally love the smell. however it makes my breakouts so much worse, but the areas on my face without pimples weres ooo smooth and soft. so frustrating! haha ill probably end up trying this over and over again because it works so well on the normal parts of my face.
Powder -Maybelline - Mineral Power Powder Foundation
AlisonMarie95 6/29/2011 12:39:00 PM
i was excited to try this... i heard it was like bare minerals, which would be great considering i dont have the money for that stuff. however this stuff sucked! it dried my combination skin out drastically and made it peel... also, throughout the day it would gather in my oily areas and give off a weird orangey color on my forehead...yeah sooo attractive haha. i would not recommend this!
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
AlisonMarie95 6/29/2011 12:36:00 PM
this is a confusing product for me..it used to work wonders, keeping my skin moisturized, flakeless and acne under control. now when i use it, it flakes off throughout the day and seems to irritate my acne. this may be because my skin is so dehydrated from all the prescriptive topicals ive benn using. nevertheless, it WAS my HG moisturizer.. now i use olay complete fro sensitive skin and i love it more cause it has spf!
Moisturizers -Olay - Olay Complete - Fragrance Free
AlisonMarie95 6/29/2011 12:32:00 PM
i love this moisturizer! as with countless others, the "new and improved" formula olay came out with severely irritated my skin from the minute i applied it...so i went back to the zinc oxide one and its the improvement haha.... its not greasy and leaves my face soft..too much can make my breakouts worse though, but a reasonable amount doesnt irritate my acne. i also love you can apply this anytime throughout the day and it looks fine over makeup :)