Bronzers -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear 100% FaceBrightener
CheGuevaraWoreADoRag 5/29/2009 11:46:00 PM
CRAP. the advertising and packaging looked good, it was super hyped up, and the "mineral" garbage sold me. it looks pretty in the container, but you can't get it onto your face. run your brush over it & it picks up nothing... it's too chalky, stiff and dry. at first i thought the shade i picked was too light, so i returned it for the darkest one. still a waste of time. the only way to get it on is to dig lines through it with a tweezer or something and try to apply the loose powder, but that ends up looking cakey and patchy on your face. the worst of all PF bronzers. seriously. buy any one but this.
Whoa! I had no idea so many people hated this stuff. i love it. I have very very loooong heavy hair that weighs itself down and looks greasy by default. after i get out of the shower (while my hair is still wet-- i never follow instructions) i comb all my hair forwards towards my face, then shake the can, spray it on the crown of my head and comb it in, then comb my hair back and blow-dry. it makes my hair bigger and much more "bodacious" and NOT crunchy at all. it's great. if you hate it but still have the can, try it my way and see if that works.
Foundations -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Glow Sheers SPF 30
CheGuevaraWoreADoRag 2/13/2009 7:07:00 PM
this product really impressed me with it's ability to provide absolutely no coverage and be profoundly invisible and yet still manage to leave a greasy orange tinge all over my face.
mix some petroleum jelly with some carrot baby food and smear it on your face for the same result.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
CheGuevaraWoreADoRag 2/13/2009 6:58:00 PM
wonderful. comparable and even exceeds MAC foundations in quality and coverage. sooo many shades, it's impossible not to find one that works for you. i use the lightest yellow shade "porcelain" and it evens out my skintone all over. matches the good parts of my skin, and neutralizes the overly pink/red parts of my face. it keeps my powder/bronzer on, doesn't get oily, doesn't look cakey... it's just perfect. my only gripe is if i dont exfoliate enough, it can make dry patches look flakey, but that's an easy fix with a moisturizer or just take a washcloth and scrub your dry patches first. i use it every day and will buy again.
i like it but it's hard to use right. the smell is WONDERFUL. it smells like... gummy worms, watermelon, popsicles... reminds me of summer. it makes my hair absolutely shiny. i am naturally a brunette but i am all about being blonde, highlight the hell out of it whenever i can -- i can't live any other way, and this makes blonde hair stand out. i can't really explain the difference, it almost makes blonde hair more yellow instead of plain ashy, mousy, or white-toned. what i DO NOT like about it is that it's soooo easy to overuse... even though i've been using it for a long time, i still find myself accidentally applying too much. i have A LOT of hair and anything more than a nickel-sized amount makes my hair greasy and sweaty-looking. it's a very heavy cream. go for it, it's great, but be careful. the greasies will sneak up on you.
I must be special, because this stuff works well for me. It's winter and cold here now so i'm not currently having too much trouble with my hair, but in the summer i do have lots of trouble keeping my hair straight-- it usually fluffs right back up into a curly mess as soon as i step out into the humidity (or even just dry heat!), no matter how much time i spend straightening it. i started using this and it kept it straight usually throughout the whole day. i'll probably buy again but it lasts a long time and i only use it through half the year anyway...