Pressed Powders -Almay - Clear Complexion Light & Perfect Pressed Powder
MMarieD 6/6/2012 7:49:00 PM
I've tried a lot of pressed powder to try to control my oily skin, I've been let down by quite a few. Almay is my favorite face makeup brand. I have their foundation and blush, absolutely adore them! I picked this up a few weeks ago and have been using it along with my Clear Complexion foundation. I get a really pretty complexion and a few strong hours of oil control. Summer will be the real test with this powder!
Mascara -Maybelline - Illegal Length Fiber Extensions- Waterproof
MMarieD 6/6/2012 7:42:00 PM
This is a really great mascara! My friend tried it out before me and complained that it clumped and weighed down her lashes. I gave in to my urge and bought it; absolutely amazing results on me! I have medium length, straight eyelashes - that definitely need a volume and length boost that HOLDS. This mascara gives me long, lush lashes without that spidery look. After I curl my eyelashes, the curl really holds with this. Length+volume! I love the idea of fiber mascara's, I like to pick out the fibers, I'm just amazed by them haha. This is by far a staple in my makeup drawer. Maybelline, you're wonderful :)
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Colossal Waterproof
MMarieD 5/6/2012 3:04:00 PM
I really like this mascara. I've tried so many in the past, and I refuse to spend big bucks on something that I can find compareable in the drug stores. In my opinion, Maybelline is the best drug store brand, they know how to pump out a good quality macara. Right now, I have three Maybelline mascaras I'm working with. I have this in Classic Black and I love my results. I get good, lasting volume and even some length. My eyelashes are medium length, but they like to stick straight out and lay flat. After curling and applying a few light coats of this; I'm left with well-defined, volumized lashes that get themselves noticed. I don't have a problem with this clumping for me, no matter what mascara I use I always use my eyelash comb just to get some good separation. (I think the comb adds some length too.) I've cried with this on and I don't get the dreaded raccoon eyes or any flakes. The brush is a little awkward to work with, I always end up with the smears on my eyelids, but I can live with that. I definitely think this has become a staple in my makeup bag.
Cleansers -Cetaphil - Dermacontrol OIl Control Foam Wash
MMarieD 5/4/2012 3:06:00 PM
I'm on my second bottle of this product, and I'm pretty happy with my results. I've been on acne medication from my dermatologist and she advised me to stick with this brand. I have pretty oily skin and this wash helps me be able to get through the day without looking like an oil-slick. It doesn't dry my skin out or irritate it. I use this twice a day along with the matching moisturizer in the morning. I can't really say if it completely clears acne, it more controls the things that can cause acne. I have some scarring on my cheeks from a bad breakout and they are starting to fade, but I noticed the biggest difference using my prescribed medication. (Atralin and Acanya). I adore the smell of this stuff, it's so refreshing. I get a nice lather and just real clean feeling skin. :)
Liquid -Almay - Clear Complexion Blemish Healing Makeup
MMarieD 5/4/2012 2:57:00 PM
With the shade 300 Naked, I have found a great match to my skin tone. I've been using this for a few months and I'm loving it. I've been working on trying to clear up my stubborn acne with help from my dermatologist. I'm on two topical creams, oral anti-biotics and birth control. (Hormones) I've noticed an extreme difference in my skin and I thank this foundation for not breaking me out! I have real oily skin with a mind of it's own and this foundation tames down my shine and oils, giving me that pretty, smooth look. I do follow application with pressed powder. I really like how Almay switched this product to a pump dispenser - it's so much more sanitary and convenient verus shaking a bottle and putting your finger in there. The foundation itself is very light and blendable. I normally go for medium coverage, I never end up looking cakey with this. The color is fresh and there is no chemical smell. I do tend to get some product build-up around dry areas, but I blame my derm routine for that. I would say that this helps with my breakouts, I haven't had any new ones since I've started on my medication and have been using this. This is just overall a great buy. I hate the idea of spending a lot of money for a department store brand when you can find something resonable in the drug store. Almay has won me as a devoted customer!