Amazing foundation. Looks natural, great blendability, comfortable wear (not dehydrating), great for helping to blend pores and lasts all day on my oily-combo skin. It still looks fresh after work and normally by this time, I'm an oil-slick with craters as pores!
Generally a good product despite it's Paula's pick rating from beautypedia.com. Gentle enough for me to use twice daily (morning & evening) without problems(dryness & peeling). I believe that this product has made a difference in my skin in terms of helping breakouts while also providing a small lvl of hydration that is ideal for oily skin types like myself. However, there are still days where another source of hydration is required and in addition to that it did take some time for me to notice the promised results of BHA to take effect. It has a fresh cucumber scent that I don't particularly love but I don't disprove of either.
I'm thoroughly impressed with this cleanser to be honest. When I played around with it in the store, it looked like a drying cleanser very similiar to the foaming facial cleanser from neutrogena but with a thicker consistency. However, this one is much better! You really need a tiny tiny amount for a good foamy lather and it does an excellent job at removing MU. I bought this out of impulse because I would normally never buy a cleanser that costed 26.50 CAD! I guess I felt like indulging that day but boy am i glad. It's not drying at least to me, but it removes MU so well! it also lasts and lasts because you need so little! <3 it
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
InColor 12/27/2009 4:48:00 AM
I absolutely LOVE this moisturizer. It provides the perfect moisturization that my skin needs during the summer months. I have pretty oily/combo skin and am currently incorporating a retinol serum to help combat my breakouts but because the use of a retinol, my skin is often flakey + oily. This definitely helps with the irritation associated with retinol usage. It does not aggravate my acne-prone skin and leaves a silky matte finish which is perfect during the summer months. However, during the winter months here in Canada, it's just not enough. I would definitely continue using this product regardless of the season but i would have to layer with a more emollient lotion during the winter. I am also slightly disappointed in the nourishing aspect of this gel...if only they have incorporated more skin loving ingredients..I still love it regardless.
This review is for the BB Caviar gold. It has decent coverage, feels light, and also carries an SPF of 21. It has not aggravated additional breakouts for my acne prone skin. This product also contains tiny bits of caviar which sounds a bit odd to me but apparently nutrient properties. The color for this product is too light for my skin but as long as you top it off with the correct color of loose powder it serves the trick! There are numerous companies offering BB creams nowadays, I don't know which one I'll choose next...but the quest continues because this is too light and sheer for my liking.
It's a pretty good daytime lotion for oily skin. Initially it feels quite thick but it absorbs well into the skin within minutes. It's non fragranced like all PC products and because it contains sunscreen it definitely smells like one too. It's a wonderful summer daytime lotion! Hasn't caused breakouts, and feels nice and light!
Extremely soft, CHEAP, and applies very well. It's slightly too big for my liking but i use this for my bronzer and works beautifully! just wonderful!
The smell is lovely, skin feels lightly moisturized! i like i like!
Conditioner -L'Oreal - Vive Pro Glossy Volume Conditioner - Normal Hair
InColor 4/15/2009 6:30:00 PM
hmm, dried out my hair. Didn't like the smell, didn't give me gloss or volume. didn't work out for me!
Not a fan of this product at all.. dislike the smell, dislike it's cleansing properties, and just dislikes the way my hair feels after the use of this product. DRY and FRIZZY. quite the opposite of what they propose! No.
Cleansers -Bliss Labs - Fabulous Foaming Face Wash
InColor 4/15/2009 6:25:00 PM
I received a sample of this from sephora. I enjoy the smell of this cleanser, quite refreshing! but in terms of its cleansing properties, I'd have to say it's not the best and like most reviewers have mentioned already, it doesn't foam all that well. I normally have to use a separate cleanser and wash my face about 3 times to feel clean!
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Makeup Dissolving Foaming Cleanser
InColor 4/15/2009 6:20:00 PM
It removes makeup fairly well. Doesn't cause irritation and or dryness after cleansing but -1 lippie for the smell. The smell reminds me of a detergent smell. It is cheap however, and comes in a pump bottle that dispenses out as foam. Didn't cause breakouts either which is a plus =)
Bronzers -Unlisted Brand - Supre - Kimono Silk 8x Bronzer
InColor 4/15/2009 6:08:00 PM
This is an excellent bronzing lotion! I apply this all over before heading into the tanning bed, and I come out golden brown! The smell isn't particularly my favorite but it has a nice consistency that spreads well and moisturizes while leaving smooth soft skin with extra bronzing effect abilities! I purchased this at my tanning salon for 79$ CAD but I believe it's much cheaper to purchase it online..even half price! i feel a bit ripped off but they had a special promotion so I couldn't resist. It apparently has I wouldn't consider it to be my HG bronzing lotion but it's worth the try. =) Here's a description on the web "Advanced skin care and an 8X bronzing blend plus MelanoMax™ transcends your tan with abounding color and leaves skin as soft and luxurious as pure silk. Serenity awaits your arrival with Relaxation Sensation™ combines elements of Lavender, Ginger Root, Bamboo, and Soy Bean Extracts to calm your senses and soothe away stress while achieving your ultimate bronzing potential. Advanced 8X bronzing blend with our unique DHA Delivery System helps distribute a more uniform color, producing radiant dark tanning results allowing skin to further darken up to 12 hours after UV exposure and can last up to 8 days for smooth, enduring color. MelanoMax™ Dark Tanning Complex is designed to stimulate melanin synthesis for a deeper, darker, natural-looking tan. Smooth Silicone blend with FirmaSilk™ helps firm and condition your skin while leaving it silky-soft and smooth. IllumiLast™ Tan Extenders combine Honeydew, Coffee Berry and Tyrosine to help prevent color fading and prolong the life of your tan. "
Treatments -Paula's Choice - Super Antioxidant Concentrate (new & improved 2009)
InColor 4/15/2009 5:53:00 PM
I've just received this product in the mail and I must say I'm quite pleased with its consistency. I was a bit scared when it came out of the tube because it felt extremely thick and heavy but once I applied it onto my skin, it absorbed it up within a minute! I have not yet experimented with vitamin C so we'll see how my skin will react and of course to this product. I will edit this post once I've been using it for good 2 weeks.
This is an extremely soft brush for applying any type of powders. I'm currently using mine for a bronzer applicator and it helps put just the right amount of product. I could however live with it having slightly more bristles. They however, never shed..which i love and cheap(like 8$ cheap) and are eco friendly! plus, plus and plus!