Get the gallon size and it'll be incredibly economical. I mix it with moisturizer like Amlactin or avocado or almond oil to help it spread. A little goes a long way. My kids and I have Never been burned when wearing it. I use it every day all over w/ a moisturizer because my skin adores it and I'm still on the gallon size 1.5 years later.
Slow but Steady progress sums it up. Great with Retin A. Works under makeup for me. Really smoothes skin and bumps. Helps prevent ingrown hairs. Can mix it with advocato oil or another moisturizer. Really whitens my nails. I could go on, but you get the idea. Cons: burns until your skin gets used to it or when you have a nik. You can dilute it with oil until skin gets used to it. A Great product!
Treatments -Burt's Bees - Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
JMAKEUPALLEY 2/28/2010 8:59:00 AM
Smells great but packaging sticks and I couldn't get it open at all after a few uses. I'm searching for a better all natural alternative. The product itself was good and brightened nails w/the lemon oil.
Highlighters -Too Faced - Absolutely Invisible Candlelight
JMAKEUPALLEY 2/26/2010 8:54:00 AM
To Shimmery for all over powder.
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
JMAKEUPALLEY 2/26/2010 8:52:00 AM
Very concentrated and definitely works, Almost too well, b/c blending is a bit more challenging. It is a solid product. But wow. If I'm too tired and leave it on overnight, my shadow is still 90% of the look I had at application. The gal @ sephora said not to get it where you put consealer under the eyes (just the area for for eyeliner she said) because she said it cuts off oil and sweat glands. We don't want to hurt our undereye area by drying it out.
Pressed Powders -Revlon - ColorStay Stay Natural Powder
JMAKEUPALLEY 2/25/2010 10:55:00 PM
Turned an orangish color with oil on my nose. No Color matched my ivory color. Their Colorstay foundation is my favorite!
Only moisturizer that calmed skin from Retin A. Great antioxidants. I wash face, apply oil, and 1 hour later put on Retin A. The hour delay (for skin to be completely dry) decreases peeling. Just pat lightly and gently work in. Awesome Stuff. Haven't tried cold pressed but will, based on reviews here. PS: Your dog will want to lick your face:)
Styling Products -Living Proof - Full Thickening Cream
JMAKEUPALLEY 2/25/2010 8:25:00 AM
left an unacceptable film on hair that is tangling. Ni_x_n works as well but hair feels like hair, not like a wierd chemical reaction.
Looks harsh. Stays put but if it does flake, it looks strange because there's a piece missing.
Makeup Brushes -Too Faced - Flatbuki brush (extra short handle)
JMAKEUPALLEY 9/26/2009 8:28:00 PM
Doesn't itch or aggravate sensitive skin. Great product distribution. Hairs don't fall out. Great for travel.
Primer/ Corrector -Too Faced - Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
JMAKEUPALLEY 9/26/2009 8:21:00 PM
Great for combo skin. Really helps with oil control. Smoothes for make-up but doesn't cover age spots. Doesn't really fill wrinkles but makes them about 25% less noticeable. Same with pores. I get it because it's great at keeping makeup (Revlon ColorStay) from slipping.
I'm editing this review. This mascara has really truly grown on me. It was worth the learning curve. Its different than any I've used. It uplifts, gave a glamorous look (emphasize the outer upper lashes when you apply), and stays put. Removal takes a gentle swishing back and forth of the Mascara remover pad. It doesn't clump and looks elegant while it dramatically layers. I really can't describe the look but I got some Stila at my Cosxxo store and it really disappointed compared to this. I had begun to take it for granted, and how great it makes my lashes look. I'm buying more and returning the Stila.
Heavy, cacky and blotchy on me. Opposite of the airbrushed look.
Blotchy coverage when the oil strikes. Separation of producton on the nose is not pretty. Since it' s ColorStay, it doesn't blend back easily to get corrected, so you leave the mirror mid morning without an effective touch-up. Not nearly as good as their foundation. I really only love their ColorStay foundation and pink pressed finishing powder/brightener. Their other ColorStay products I've tried don't stand out for me. Plus, the brush irritates my dermographism.
This is the foundation I keep going back to for years now. I find it best to layer it as a top thin finishing layer over a more traditional foundation. I use 2 thin layers on areas needing more coverage and am careful to wait a couple minutes in between layers of foundation sunscreen/moisturizer. Doesn't get on white collars, so it's perfect to seal the look. The fairest shade needs mixed (for me) with a drop of a darker color) I and I'm very fair.