Pressed Powders -Cover Girl - Advanced Radiance Pressed Powder
Baby_Brown_Eyes 1/2/2008 4:55:00 PM
This is my Holy Grail powder, before you read further please note that i'm only 20 so I can't say wether the anti-aging aspect of it works or not... I got this powder because I need something that gets rid of shine without drying my skin. My skin is super oily and I whenver I put on powder it drys the life out of my skin, I could go on and on forever about this powder, and I would have easily paid $ 40 dollars for something of this quality but this is so cheap (under 10!)... I went back and got an addtional 2 on sale, I pray they dont stop making this..
I got this in Fiji at sephora after trying it in other colors and I am in love. This gets rid of shine without making me look dead, also I found that this not only doesn't crease but seems to ERASE these drylines I get on my forehead. What I love about this the most (and the reason why I got it) is that this completly evens out my skin tone and since I am always in a rush I can put this on when I get to school, no more trying to set 10 minutes aside in the morning for makeup! The compact is wonderful, at first I was put off that this costs an extra 10 bucks with the compact but the compact is worth a good 20 alone for me, it is very versatile and most importantly prevents the powder from breaking up into a million pieces and looks so stylish! ONE LAST THING is that even though I didn't run out of this yet I popped out the pan with a paper clip to see how big the whole thing is and I know this will last at least 4 months even though I use it every day, if you wanna see yourself, the pan pops back in and it has a little sticky thing inside to keep the pan in. over all a wonderful wonderful product, my new HOLY GRAIL UPDATE: Actually I have realized this is exactly the same as my 4 dollar J.a.n.e. Powder.... I returned it for a full cash refund..
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Dry Skin Therapy Plus Intensive Repair Creme
Baby_Brown_Eyes 9/28/2007 2:19:00 PM
I was born premature and I was kept alive in an incubator for the first 6 months of my life. Ever since then I always had alot of bumps on my arms similar to razor bumps (even though I didnt ever shave). My dermatologist said the only thing I could do was put moisturizer on it frequently and hope it goes away, so I did that ever since I was 12 and it never went away. A couple of weeks ago I was in the drug store and I happend to pick this up, I noticed It said that it is proven to get rid of bumps on dry skin. I bought it, still very skeptical, and I made sure that the store would allow me to return it if I brought it back a few days later. THIS CREAM IS HEAVEN IN A TUBE FOR ME!! When I first put it on the redness of the bumps dramatically calmed down, I applied it frequently a few times a day for about a week, and now the bumps I thought I had to live with are COMPLETLY gone!!! My skin looks completly back to normal! I am soo amazed by this product, my dumb luck that this cure was around for all this time and nobody, not even my dermatologist new about it.. I really wish I took a picture before I started using it and how it looks now, but I cannot say enough that this product is a miracle. Now it is kind of greasy but I dont mind that, now I only use it at night and use regular moisturizer during the day. Also what I like about this is in the begining I used alot of it but now I can use a pea sized drop on each arm and it is still keeping those bumps away! I paid 12 dollars for it, but I would have easily paid 100 for something this effective so I will say it is quite cheap for what it does.. Anyway I hoped I helped but I should stop typing now because i know im gonna repeat over and over how good this stuff is, I just hope they dont stop making it!
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
Baby_Brown_Eyes 9/21/2007 10:30:00 PM
Ok I will say that I love this powder but it does have its drawbacks.. First I am not a fan of the fact that on the top of the powder case are the words" NEW DREAM MATTE POWDER" in giant letters, what ever happend to just the wor Maybelline on top?? It really looks tacky. Now as far as the powder itself my skin looks flawless and this completly eliminates my giant pores everywhere on my face!! My skin also feels smoother and looks alot more even with this powder.. The worst drawback is that if i wear this and then sweat it literally looks like I have glitter all over my face, There are some kind of little particles in this that do that, i find that part very strange.. Maybe after this starts to sell more they will make the letters on the front better, I will purchase again ...
I am in love with this product.. I am 19 going on 20 and I have acne prone skin. At night I use anti acne pads to keep it under control and Im starting to get fine lines on my forehead during the day (yikes!!) I like that this has vitamin E yet is oil free, with the first use my fine lines are invisible and my skin is more even, I just put a little bronzer over it and im good to go :-) I also love the way the bottle looks on my vanity, looks like something I spent 35 dollars on or something.... UPDATE: This is giving me pimples Im giving it to my mom :-((
I tried this a few months ago and I will never forget the experience it gave me.... I am SOOOO lucky I tried this before I wore it on a date which is what I planned on using it for.. I have dry hair that is quite soft but when I put this in my hair it felt totally dead almost like straw, not only did this not make my hair shine, but it made it look really dull, and the glitter inside of it didn't even help at all! Not only that but after I shampooed it out my hair felt dead and straw like for days afterwoulds until I deep conditoned it... Horrible horrible product, I returned it the same day I bought it :-(
Tinted Moisturizer -Jane - nearly foundation SPF 30
Baby_Brown_Eyes 5/25/2007 11:21:00 AM
I read the reviews on here and thought I would have diffrent results because my skin didn't react badly to my Jane concealer and oil-free makeup. First when I applied this the coverage was not sheer at all, in fact it didn't cover anything like I hope it would because I wanted to use this as a base for concealer.. Then 2 minutes after I put this on my skin itched like crazy which is strange because my skin really isn't sensitive... I am returining it right after I write this...
When I saw this in my drug store I knew I found the perfect powder brush for me.... I went to the register and put a 20 on the table thinking this was at least 12 bucks. I then was told that it was a dollar, to my suprise.. so I bought it.. this powder brush puts on any powder FLAWLESSLY! I use it with my J.a.n.e powder and my face looks perfect, I feel like im Cher omg lol I am so into cheap stuff from now on...
THIS IS MY HOLY GRAIL POWDER... I am in love with how this goes onto my skin. I found that using this with the puff covers anything completley like a foundation which is strange since it says on the package that its sheer. But none the less I love it I sweep my E.L.F. powder brush over it and i have smooth soft shine free flawless skin and since its a compact I can toutch up as needed. I use this to cover flaws on my face and it covers 100% like its a concealer, foundation, and powder in one! I love this powder!!!
Lip Treatments -Neutrogena - Lip Nutrition Mango Moisture Balm
Baby_Brown_Eyes 5/2/2007 6:57:00 PM
I got this because I wanted something that looks like im wearing clear lipgloss but doesnt require a mirror to apply. I really like the effect this gives my lips except the only problem is that it doesnt stay in my lip area it often shifts to my upper lip and sometimes with enough time to my nose! LOL its kinda like an invisible bug crawling across your face. I tried applying all kinds of lipliner, sheer, deep, clear, shimmery, there is no lip liner that will keep this in place. I decided to jus use this over night because then i dont care how it looks. I won't purchase it ever again but at the rate im using it it should last like 30 years lol.
Lotions/ Creams -Palmers - Palmers Olive Butter Formula
Baby_Brown_Eyes 5/2/2007 6:41:00 PM
I LOVE THIS MOISTURIZER, I was born 2 months premature and I have always had dry skin on my body because I was in an incubator for about half a year after my birth. NOTHING has gotten rid of my dry skin like this has without making it greasy!
Moisturizers -Olay - Total Effects Moisturizing UV Formula
Baby_Brown_Eyes 5/2/2007 6:33:00 PM
I love this. I am only 19 but I heard that if you start anti-aging early you can maintain the firmness of your skin from your teen years forever! Also I alot of post-blemish redness and this completley got rid of it!!!! I LOVE OLAY! only thing is the price is 20 bucks but its well worth it!
This is my holy grail mascara! When I first bought this It made me feel obligated to buy other lancome products because it seems like something you should use in conjuction with other products. But then I figured hey this is my mascara and I will play by my rules even if that means paying twenty something bucks for mascara and four bucks for face powder. This mascara is well worth the cost! At first I thought id wear this only for special occasions but then I heard your supposed to replace your mascara every three months so I use it everyday to enjoy it while I can. This holds my curl from my eyelash curler niceley without looking fake. Also it saves me time because I can put up to six coats without clumping so I dont needa sit there picking clumps out of my lashes. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this mascara I would recommend it for anyone! The ONLY gripe I have is that its supposed to wear for sixteen hours but I wear it for about 10 and If I rub my eye it starts to flake, maybe I needs use less coats? Ill update again and see if this is a problem with 2 coats instead of six UPDATE: If you apply this in layers it looks clumpy at first but after it dries it blends in better and actually seperates lashes even more.......
I don't understand the other reviews and I really wanted to like this. It was nice the first time I used it. The second time I didnt even turn it that far and it split in two down the line that seperates the exfoliator from the balm. I tried to salvage the exfoliator and it became wayyy tooo rough on my lips it felt like a combination of potato chip crumbs and dried chinese food... Maybe I got a bad one? I tried to return it and they refused to take it back. I may buy it again if there were some way to make sure this didn't happen again :-(
This is my holy grain concealer! I was hesitant to try this at first because I have tried physcians formula concealers and foundations in the past and they never matched my skin. This gives me what I need full yet natural coverage that lasts all day. Even after blending, the line between makeup and skin is still slightly visible, but I solved this by dusting NYC smooth skin loose powder over it, this concealer also solves a shadow i have under my eyes which I always have trouble covering up, this concealer covers it completly while looking natural, I have NEVER come accross a concealr that fixes my undereyes while looking so natural! This is a miracle product I really hope that it sells well and they dont stop making it!