I finally broke down and purchased this after hearing rave reviews and practically every beauty guru on youtube go on and on about how wonderful this is, and I must admit I am disappointed. For $40 I expected more..in all honesty I prefer the jergins mouse that I normally buy and it's only 8 bucks. Even using the mitt it dries in weird little patches regardless of how much I blend. The color payoff is ridiculous, and I'm about as pale as it gets. All in all..this stuff sucks.
I have been using this for about two years. I stray and try others, but I always come back. It really does work very well as far as staying power goes. It can get a little cakey, but I live in the epitome of a humid climit and I have yet to find any foundation that can withstand the SE Texas elements. However, this one does a pretty decent job. Setting this with my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish gives me a few hours of near perfection. Do make sure and blend, blend, and then blend some more around the perimeters, as this foundation has a big tendency to show lines more than any other I've used. Keeping that in mind though and finding a good powder to go along with it make it definitely a keeper.
Toners -Unlisted Brand - Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar
Haley0687 2/18/2013 12:02:00 AM
I used Apple Cider Vinegar as a facial toner for roughly two months before calling it a dud. The smell is absolutely rancid. If it had actually done something noticible besides leaving my face stanky..I *maybe* could have tolerated it. The smell was so gross, however, my husband even took note..and couldn't even kiss me after I used it because he couldn't quit gagging! That plus the disappointing results ended with what was left of this getting poured down the drain.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - PanOxyl - 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Facial Wash
Haley0687 2/17/2013 11:31:00 PM
I have been using this on and off for the past year. I must say it does a great job of keeping acne contained. It is extremely drying, to the point where it makes my skin flake off even after applying moisturizer..but I found that if I lather it in my hands first, getting it sudsy, instead of just rubbing it straight onto my face, that it really helps keep it from drying out my face too bad. This is my go to cleanser though, now I just need to perfect the rest of my facial routine.
This is my FAVORITE perfume, and sadly I just found out it has been discontinued. The smell is so rich, fruity and juicy. Everyone keeps saying it's a summer scent, but to me it reminds me more of fall/winter..the crisp sweetness makes me think of an Autumn day walking through the leaves changing wearing a peacoat and a scarf. Ha, I guess I'm going to have to go on the internet and buy a huge bulk of it, because I have yet to find anything even remotely similar.