I use this everyday I go out because you NEED sunscreen on your face to protect from not only sunburn, but also to ward off wrinkles and unwanted tans. SPF 30 is a pretty solid number, and it contains a rather high percentage of zinc oxide, which is a natural sunscreen that will hold up to sun rays pretty well. It doesn't break me out, but then again I barely get acne; yet I can say that it doesn't irritate my overly sensitive eczema prone skin. It's lightweight and perfect under makeup and it does make my skin look a bit whiter (but I like that)... My only complaints is that it kinda stings my left eye every time I wear it, I don't know why, but it can get annoying. Also it tends to make my skin look oily but that's nothing a good powder can't fix. All in all an awesome everyday sunscreen that will last for a few months.
Cleansers -Olay - Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash
CHELLEMI 6/4/2012 3:50:00 PM
The best and only face wash I will ever use. I have this one in the 7 oz. blue tube packaging, which is easy to use (all of it) and it lasts for a very long time, about 4-6 or more months depending on how much you use. I use it twice a day, in the morning and night. It's light and doesn't irritate my eczema-sensitive skin, and it also manages to clean off all my makeup. I feel nice and fresh after using it, and there is no film and fragrance. I haven't had acne in years, so I can't say whether this keeps them at bay or what. It does its job as an amazing daily face wash, and the price can't be beat.
Lip Gloss -E.L.F. - Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Baby Lips
CHELLEMI 6/4/2012 3:43:00 PM
I usually hate lip gloss...I hate how sticky they can be, especially that whole hair strands caught on lips thing. However, this non-sticky lip gloss not only feels great, it looks great too. The color doesn't really show up on my pigmented lips, but it looks better than nothing. I like the packaging because it's good for controlling how much product you want to put on, yet I'm a little scared it might break. So CUTE and it was only one dollar! <3
When I first started to properly take care of my skin, my friend recommended this to me. It's all right, but being a scrub you have to really work at it (mechanically exfoliate) to clean your skin from dirt or makeup...anyway, it dried my slightly oily skin out a LOT and was sometimes irritating...my friend still uses this and it works fine for her. I think that scrubs aren't necessary if you have a facial cleanser that can get the same job done easier and gentler (I now use Olay's (Gentle) Foaming Face Wash Cleanser). But it's still something I'd reconsider if I ran out of my usual cleanser and can't find it anywhere.
If you're NC30, try CP06 Creamy Natural...it matched my skin perfectly. I really like this product, got so many compliments the first time I wore it. My only complaints are that while the packaging is cute, it's actually kinda cheap (almost fell apart) and my mirror came defected...it was really cloudy and tinny-looking, I even cleaned it to make sure it wasn't just dirty but it was just like that. Also don't use the included sponge because you'll just waste product and look cakey...apply with a brush in the morning and use a separate powder puff or something for touch-ups. Overall, if you have oily skin, it keeps your skin matte and lasts for an 8-hour school day pretty well. HG Powder for now~
Blush -E.L.F. - Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
CHELLEMI 11/10/2010 10:29:00 PM
Really nice for the price~ It's not cheap quality at all...got so many compliments on the blush today! >:] Lasts longs, good quality, low price, looks natural with a subtle glow~ Will purchase again! Just make sure you don't lose the little plastic that separates the powder from the mirror, or else you'll get fallout EVERYWHERE....
Best eyeliner that I've ever used for a drugstore price/product. I like how it's retractable, so there are no sharpening shavings to worry about. It's not pokey-hurty at all, and it glides onto my waterline ( I only use pencils on my bottom line). One pencil lasts about a month, and for the low price, it's worth it. I don't find the little sharpener it comes with that helpful, although it SOMEWHAT does make the tip sharper to make it faster to draw the desired line. However, it does take a couple times drawing over to get the intensity/darkness you want. Keep in mind this is the black I'm talking about. Also, I found that it did NOT stay on for the full 16 hours it says it does, although it DOES last way longer than other pencils I've used. For an 8-hour school day, I'd say that it smudges at the MOST-WATERY parts at like halfway in, but it's nothing a little reapplying can't fix. If you don't sharpen carefully, a huge chunk of the pencil may fall off. It's not perfect, but overall this is my fav/HG pencil liner and I will and have repurchased. Now I just gotta try out more of the colors!