Powder -Unlisted Brand - The All Natural Face mineral foundation
Josefa 4/21/2013 10:19:00 AM
I purchased samples (probably, too many) of this foundation after reading the positive reviews on this site. The reviewers were absolutely correct. This is an amazing mineral powder foundation. First off, there are so many different shades. It took me several weeks of testing prior to finding the one that was right for me. The mineral foundation provides sheer coverage (lightly applied), to much fuller coverage (buildable). It wears well throughout the day, standing up to heat and humidity. I have experienced absolutely no irritation with this mineral foundation, and a significant reduction in break-outs. I had been using Bare Minerals for about a year a half prior to finding the All Natural Face. I could never find a perfect match with that foundation, and whenever I would sweat while wearing it, my face would itch like crazy. In spite of that, Bare Minerals was still less irritating than the other mineral foundations that I had tried previously. It was the increase in breakouts that led me to review other mineral foundations on this site, and I am glad that I did. Another plus: The All Natural Face mineral foundation is less expensive than many others on the market.
After reading all the positive reviews here, I decided to purchase this product for my severely dry lips. I had issue with dryness, peeling, cracking, flaking, etc. for many, many years. I've pretty much tried everything, to no avail. Well, within three weeks, Chapstick medicated has corrected the problem. I have soft, smooth lips with none of the other problems that I experienced previously. I only use it two to three times/day. Great stuff and very inexpensive.
Mascara -Christian Dior - DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
Josefa 9/23/2012 5:15:00 PM
This is most definitely my holy grail of lash thickening primer products. I decided to purchase this as I was not really happy with either Lancome's or Trish McEvoy's versions of lash thickeners. The overwhelming positive reviews on this site convinced me to make the purchase, and I am not disappointed. I apply this to my sparse thin lashes right out of the tube. In the time that it takes me to place the applicator back in the tube, I then apply mascara (CoverGirl Lash Blast) over it. I do one lash at a time. This product gives me super long, thick lashes with no irritation. There is no interference with the longevity of wear for my mascara either. This is a super effective product; one that I hope will not be discontinued.
I have been using the complete system for about 3 weeks now, and I can definitely state that my skin is 90% improved. Prior to this I was suffering from pustules and cystic acne. Now, my skin is almost completely clear. This is how I use the products: 1. Wash face morning and evening with the acne.org cleanser. I do not feel that this cleanser is of ultimate importance, and sometimes I will still cleanse with my Neova Herbal wash. Furthermore, I do not follow the gentle, light as a feather approach while cleansing. I wear mineral makeup and I want all that stuff off. Needless to say, my technique has not impeded my progress with this product. 2. Evening: I allow my skin to dry 15-20 minutes. I then apply the benzoyl peroxide treatment product. Note that I only use this product in the evening. I am not about to put this product on my skin during the day and risk bleaching out good clothing. 3. Once the benzoyl peroxide treatment product has dried (20 minutes, or so), I apply the moisturizer. I really do not need tons of this product, so I allow the condition of my skin to dictate the amount. I add a drop of jojoba oil to each section of moisturizer that I apply to my skin. All-in-all, 3 or 4 drops total. I have not had any issues with breakouts from this product or the oil. 4. Morning: In the morning, I cleanse my skin again. Once my skin dries (15 minutes or so), I apply the AHA treatment. I apply this in much the same manner as the benzoyl peroxide treatment product....I do not rub this stuff in (see the "treatment" video on the acne.org site). I allow this to be thoroughly absorbed, prior to putting on my mineral makeup. I must say, the mineral makeup goes on very nicely over the AHA. No problems whatsoever. 5. As a side note: I use Tazorac gel, every third evening on my skin. This never worked to prevent pustules or cysts prior to the acne.org. I merely use it to improve the condition of my skin, and fade the acne spots left behind.
Same comment as maquillagequeen. This product has basically been ruined by the new formulation. It totally sucks (and that is putting it mildly). Does not cover, does not last, and creases. Absolutely horrible! This was my "holy grail" of concealers. I'll never buy it again. I'm actually on this site now with the hope of trying to find something to replace it with.
Concealers -Tarte - Dark Circle Defense Under Eye Corrector ] [DISCONTINUED]
Josefa 4/5/2011 6:21:00 PM
Pros: Very light texture. Does not crease. Cons: Covers fairly well for approximately 2 hours and then disappears.
I too agree with all the other raves. I have used just about every other concealer (including cle de peau) with very bad results. Guerlain's does not cake or look chalky. Very natural looking and covers about 80% of my dark circles. Still looks great even at the end of an 8 hour day. I'm only on my first tube, but will definitely repurchase. It's too bad that it is so expensive, but it is worth it to find an effective product that makes me look good.