I've been using this product for the past 4 months now and have to say that it has done miracles to my skin. Prior to using this, my skin was in a terrible state. My skin was full of dark spots left over from cystic acne, and my skin was blotchy. I use this product during the day, and the HQ Gel at night. My skin has no marks now and the glyco in the product has really smoothed my skin out. My skin glows, and I can actually go out without wearing any make-up now, which I haven't done since I was in Secondary School. Since using this product, I've only has a cystic acne mound appear no more than 5 times. Previously I was getting a new one come up every 3 days. The cream is greasy, but if you let it sink in for 5/10 mins, then just blot your face with a tissue it will be fine. I started seeing results within 2 weeks, which I found to be drastic, but I was glad it was working so quick. I now only use the 'gel' twice a week at night, and use a normal moisturiser with sunscreen during the day for maintenance. Once the gel runs out, there will be no need to repurchase, unless the dark spots return. I live in the UK, and order from a Canadian Website. I highly recommend this product.
I bought this product earlier in the year, and only used it a few times, as even though it looks really nice in the pan, when applied, it was quite a dull Khaki Green.It didn't do anything for me, however, for the past few months I've found a new use for it, and use it in conjuction with Amber Lights. I apply 'Sumptuous Olive' first with a wet brush, then apply 'Amber Lights' over it, again with a wet brush. The end result is a lovely Gold-Khaki Green, and it makes my eyes pop, and makes me look awake instead of tired.
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Beauty Rehab - Spearmint Lip Balm
Flamingo1 12/17/2008 7:33:00 AM
Ordered this product yesterday, and have so far applied it 3 times. Its true that it smells like spearmint, but its very gritty. Everytime I rub my lips together, it feels like I have on a lip scrub, or there is sand on my lips. However, it does moisturise well, as I do have very dry lips, but because of the texture I will not repurchase. **Edit** - I wore this yesterday for a whole day, reapplying as needed, and despite it feeling slippery when rubbing my lips together, my lips felt awful, gritty and dried out. Thrown this in the Bin. Its no good. I'm going to order a tinted lip balm from Mac which I usually wear, but as I'd run out, and I need a balm quick, I strayed from a good product and went to something that should be not be available for sale in the first place.
Lancome Juicy Tube in 'Chesnut Reggae'. A neutral peachy brown colour with golden sparkle. I usually alternate using this, with 'Fresh'. Still can't determine what this actually smells of. Its sweet smelling.
I used this product about a year ago, after my Mum was accosted by an SA and felt forced to buy a lot of the products. I was not convinced, as you know what Sales People are like, but my Mum wanted me to try the products, as my skin was in a bad state at that time. The Oxygen Cream comes in a double insulated jar which means that I had to use it very sparingly which meant using it once a day only. Usually at night. After a few weeks, I noticed that my skin was clearing up nicely, no more spots, rashes, and my skin looked much much smoother,brighter, and very clear. (I was also using this in conjuction with their 50% Glycolic Peel & a Mask) Once I had finished using the Course of Glycolic Peel, and the jar of Oxygen Cream had run out, my skin stayed this way for about 6 months before losing all the nice effects. I would buy again, if my skin needed a major overhaul, but apart from that it is soo expensive (50 GBP for the Oxygen Cream), and the jar is sooo small.
Lip Treatments -MAC - Tinted Lip Conditioner - Soothing Beige
Flamingo1 7/11/2006 8:36:00 AM
I've been using this lip conditioner for 3 months now, and I love it! I was looking for a lip balm to wear under some of the Becca lip tints I have, as they really dry my lips out. No other lip balm has helped solve the problem, but as soon as I first applied this one, then put a lip tint over it, then about 30 mins later, noticed that my lips hadn't dried out, flaked, and felt grainy, I knew I had made an excellent buy. My pot will be running out soon, so I'm gonna make a repeat purchase!
I love this colour! On me, its a rich bronze colour with red undertones. (I'm Mac C6/NC45). I have oily eyelids and usually have to apply eyeshadow throughout the day, but with this one, it lasts all day without having to be retouched. The other thing I noticed from the 1st time I applied it, is how smooth and silky it is. I'm a big fan of frost/shimmer colours, and usually wear 'Amberlights' and 'Bronze', but 'Antiqued' has now replaced 'Bronze' as it warms up my 'Cool' colouring.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Select Sheer Pressed Powder
Flamingo1 3/6/2006 4:26:00 AM
I used to wear this powder in NC45 (not an exact could match, but the closet) for a few years. It does give a more natural look than the original pressed powders but I found it quite drying for my combination skin. I have since discovered Becca's powders, and can honestly say that if I compared Mac's sheer powder to this, Becca wins hands down. Its actually very hard for me to class Mac's powder as Sheer now.
This is another colour that I repurchase. Its a gorgeous true Bronze colour. Its very rich and gives me a very natural look (I wear C6). I don't always wear it on its own, as even though I love the colour, it doesn't really make my dark brown eyes pop, so I usually wear it in conjuction with Amber lights eyeshadow.
My Favourite Colour. I've been repurchasing this colour for the past 6 years. I am darker skinned, C6, and this colour compliments it beatifully. I always receive compliments when I wear this. It really makes my dark brown eyes pop. I sometimes wear it with Bronze.
I've bought this product twice and even though it takes the shine away, I found that it makes my combination skin look dry and also noticeably much darker. If it wasn't for these 2 things, I would buy again, but for now, I will not repurchase.
Highlighters -Becca - Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector
Flamingo1 3/6/2006 4:05:00 AM
I received a sample of this from an SA. Unfortunately, it was too light for my skin colour (wear Spice powder).
Highlighters -Becca - Topaz shimmering skin perfector
Flamingo1 3/6/2006 4:04:00 AM
I love this product. I haven't actually bought this item, but have been using the plentiful samples given to me by the SA's. This product really makes my skin glow! I haven't used it all over my face yet in conjuction with my moisturiser as advised by Becca, but I use it as a highlighter to emphasise certain features on my face, and it looks really good. Looks so natural.
Highlighters -Becca - Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector
Flamingo1 3/6/2006 3:59:00 AM
The SA put this on me, above my cheeks in store. It looked really pretty against my darker skin. I was given a sample to use at home but I couldn't really recapture the look that the SA gave me, so personally I won't be buying this product.
I've got 3 liptints in Mamilla, Caipirinha, Marsala and Mimosa. Even though I love the colours as they give your lips a natural look which compliments the other products, its the dryness that I hate. It really dries my lips out, and the leaves little grainy bits on my lips. A few of my friends also use these liptints, and they have also experienced the drying effect on the lips. This product is expensive considering that there is actually not much product in the tube. Also, would be ideal if they could make the applicator longer, so you can get the remaining product from the bottomof the tube, as I find it such a waste in having to buy a new gloss because I can't get to the rest at the bottom. The only reason I keep on repurchasing this product is because of the colours. If it weren't for that, I wouldn't bother. I'm on the lookout for better glosses