Powder provides adequate coverage only when wet, however, it's entirely too powdery. The shade was a good match to my skin, but it made my face look somehow cakey, powdery, wrinkly, and oily all at the same time. It attracted attention to the tiniest dry bits on my cheeks and broke me out. Just no. Naturally, I returned it.
I just started using this instead of my philosophy purity made simple in conjunction with skin food. I really wanted to like this because I love the smell, and actually, though its not convenient, I like the glass bottle. It was weird. The rest of my skin has been awesome and I was all excited, however, my chin broke out in a way that defies logic. At first I was like awesome yeah purge that mess, but when it calmed down a little bit, any old mess was still there. I looked up the ingredients and out of the philosophy, skin food, and this. This cleanser is the only one that carries an irritating comodegenic ingredient (Glyceryl Stearate SE). I found other awesome things in my trying new stuff adventure, I am just sad that the most expensive and only full size thing I got was the one that did this. Boo hiss.
I love their hairspray, and I bought this shampoo on a whim. I regret this. It seems to make me want to have ucky hair. No shine when I use it, doesn't make my hair feel clean at all. In fact, my scalp and back has broken out a bit from using it. This is not typically an issue for me at all. I have to use tons of conditioner to even brush my hair after using it. The only thing I like is the pump dispenser. I found it for ten bucks, and though that is not a terribly large amount of money, it is for something that is worse than a 2 dollar bottle of suave. Will not be purchasing this again. Just the hairspray thanks.
Powder -Maybelline - pure Mineral healthy powder foundation
Leesabees 9/19/2010 4:05:00 PM
I have the pressed powder version in the lightest color. I do not use the brush, but instead apply with a wedge sponge. I like the coverage and overall dewy look that I get. Granted this dewy look can turn into just oily fairly soon, however I think this is more me than the product and supplement with blotting papers. It doesn't break me out, it is cheap and easy to find, of course since the mineral makeup thing isn't nearly as popular I can see it going away, where I will be forced to find something else, but I like it.
Cleansers -Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser (Normal to Oily Skin)
Leesabees 9/19/2010 4:00:00 PM
I temporarily switched from Philosophy's Purity facial wash to cetaphil because I heard it was still very gentle for my sensitive, super fair skin. I liked it through a whole bottle despite the pretty strong scent. It was beginning to make my face feel just a bit raw. Somewhere in the middle of the second bottle after going to sleep, my whole face burned and broke out into a bunch of tiny painful rashy spots, and my face was ridiculously tight. I switched back to my old face wash. I think it was just becoming too irritating.
I went looking for this in search of a nice rich flat brown, when I tried it on my hand in the store this seemed like the perfect thing, but when I took it home, the pigment did not seem as rich, nor did the color seem to go on as smoothly. It was like they switched it out with some crappity crap. I have to reapply to the point of fallout before there is any sort of real shadowing going on here. It is so disappointing compared to my other MAC shadows which are as fun and awesome as ever.
My eyes exploded with this mascara. Exploded into horribleness. Woke up eyes swollen shut, taking horrible gunkiness out of my eyes. All day my eyes were red. I wanted to cry, but couldn't. I would have given it a higher package quality, but since the package contained horrible eye acid no, it was not good quality. I always would get these in the GWP's, and every time I used them this happened. I thought it was allergies... yes... to horrible mascara. Looked pretty going on though!
I love these pencils, they are 96 freaking cents, come in the basic colors, and *gasp* are actually the length of pencils!!! Some of you guys I saw complaining about how hard they were, yeah the first time i took the super crazy pointy end to my eye, it did hurt, so I drew 2 strokes lightly on my hand to dull it and it was just fine. I think that first bit is just maybe waxed over or something to seal it off? After sharpening them I haven't had that problem at all. The color was bold, the application was soft and smooth, and it lasts pretty well. If I am up to mischief all day I use the mac primer, I had the green on today for 7 hours and it was great~! UPDATE: They were good for a hot minute, but the pulling at my eyes and inconsistent gummy color happend out of nowhere. No thanks, I am so sad I am not as happy as I was at the beginning.
Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - Selsun Blue - Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Leesabees 2/18/2008 12:40:00 AM
This is the only dandruff shampoo I have used that has actually resulted in zero dandruff. If I decide to not shampoo with it, it comes right back, I also really like the smell of it. One thing that I had a problem with though is just make sure you shampoo first and do your other bath stuff afterwards, this shampoo leaves residue in my tub, it made my soap turn blueish, and until I figured that out it made wherever my hair fell break out. Not cool. But again its the only thing I have used that has worked so just suck that up and use it.