Shampoo -Head and Shoulders - Classic Clean Shampoo
Erinite 3/13/2013 7:50:00 AM
This used to be a miracle worker for me (I used it for at least 4 years!), but in the past year it's been awful. All of a sudden, my hair is weighed down and greasy-looking after only a single use. It looks like I put conditioner on my roots. But, believe me, I know better. And I also know better than to buy this garbage ever again.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Sweet Mint
Erinite 11/19/2012 7:15:00 PM
For me, this balm works wonders. The mint doesn't irritate my sensitive lips. (other minty balms have literally burned me before!) The packaging is a big bulky, but it's cute! I like it because it is easy to find in my bag. Natural ingredients are also a plus.
Powder -Revlon - ColorStay Aqua Mineral Finishing Powder
Erinite 8/18/2012 5:39:00 PM
If you're looking for portability, look elsewhere, now. If you're not a fan of moist-feeling products with a cooling sensation, avert your eyes and click that little x in the top right corner. This is a little treasure, in my opinion. It works very well for me. It's not cakey when applied sparingly with my trusty old powder brush, and it's wonderful for touching up. It doesn't get that "millions of layers of powder on my face" look. It's splendidly cooling and refreshing. The oil control is amazing. The price, however, is way too high in my view. I hope to look for a sale and stock up on it then. I hope that this, as well as it works for me, is not discontinued.
Primer/ Corrector -Revlon - PhotoReady Perfecting Primer (color 001)
Erinite 7/23/2012 9:19:00 PM
I'll go ahead and say that I'm a huge fan of pump bottles. You can get just the right amount so easily without a big mess. I have oily and acne prone skin that is absolutely a nightmare during the summer months. Let me tell you, a little goes a long way! This primer made my skin matte and very soft and my foundation stayed in place all day. I did have to use oil blotting wipes once after about 4 hours, which is an improvement from the 2 hours I could go before. Take into account also that it is summer and I live in a very humid area. After my other two experiences with primers (Rimmel and Almay) I was afraid to try again. Both quite literally burned my face and broke me out through irritation. The third try is the charm, here!
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - Bamboo 5 Pieces Brush Set (Mineral Makeup)
Erinite 7/23/2012 8:56:00 PM
Absolutely wonderful brushes. They get the job done, and to boot the brushes are soft and eco-friendly. They're even cruelty free! Even better is that you don't get stuck having to pick little hairs from your face for an hour after you're done applying makeup. That's just a blah factor of other brushes I've used, but not these!
Skincare - Face -Avon - Skin So Soft Facial Hair Removal Cream
Erinite 6/24/2012 5:58:00 PM
I have two gripes: For me, the hair wasn't completely removed. Also, it broke me out. However, this was fairly gentle as I had no irritation while using it.
One thing you must know about this product: It is VERY drying. Always use it with moisturizer. (after letting it dry, of course) It helps tremendously. One gripe of mine, however, is that the pads stick together a lot which is just a tad inconvenient.
Primer/ Corrector -Almay - Smart Shade Perfect & Correct Primer
Erinite 6/19/2012 9:47:00 PM
Aside from being oily, my skin is fairly sensitive. This burned my face (or at least looked/felt that way) to the point that it was stinging for hours on the test spot. It was so red that a green concealer wouldn't mask it enough for me to feel confident for that day (about a week ago) and the following three. I had to was the area exclusively with oatmeal because everything else re-aggravated the damaged skin. The only thing I like is the little pump bottle.
Sunscreen -Aveeno - Natural Protection Mineral Block Lotion SPF 30
Erinite 5/14/2012 9:17:00 PM
I took a small sample package of the stuff from my derm's office, so I can't exactly comment on the price. I did run by the store afterwards, though, and saw that the price was reasonable. This sunscreen is not greasy, and it sinks in rather well. I have not used it on my face, as I am already using another product there. It was cloudy on the days I used the product, so I can't say about sunny days... but this did keep my fair skin from feeling that heat from the sun that you feel when you're being cooked.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Sweet Pea body Lotion
Erinite 5/14/2012 9:10:00 PM
This lotion smell absolutely delightful! The moisturizer itself is not greasy at all. BBW is always expensive in my eyes, but this was a nice product.
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Country Chic
Erinite 5/14/2012 9:07:00 PM
Why did I lower the rating? The smell is too strong. I did, however, love the moisturizer itself. It didn't make my skin feel greasy at all!
Foundations -Cover Girl - Covergirl and Olay Tone Rehab 2 in 1 Foundation
Erinite 5/14/2012 8:54:00 PM
This product blends well, and does moisturize. It lacks oil control, but I can take care of that with oil blotting wipes. I do like this.
Cleansers -Yes To Carrots - Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Daily Clarifying Cleanser
Erinite 5/14/2012 8:40:00 PM
I am very pleased with this product! I have oily, breakout-prone and sensitive skin... and I'm happy to say that this has not irritated my face as of yet. Sorry to say, though, that it will not clear acne on its own. It is a great cleanser, though! I paid an average price for my tube, and was kind of upset that the packaging did not have a tamper-evident seal. I like to be the first one into my products, but this is fairly typical of most washes. (shampoos, for example, are the same way) I was upset that one of the ingredients was alcohol. This is often too drying for my skin, and normally breaks me out. However, I am again happy to say that this has not bothered my face at all. That said, DO use moisturizer with this. Your skin will thank you.