HG foundation. Purchase the pump to go with it for $4 extra, use hourglass primer as a base... and this stuff lasts for over 10 hours without budging. Wonderful. My skin is flawless, and glowing, and I haven't found another foundation regardless of price or brand that has matched it. Not to mention my very fair skin actually has a match in Mont Blanc. First time I've found a foundation that isn't too pink/orange/ashy. Well done NARS.
Treatments -Ultraceuticals - Ultra Clear Treatment Lotion
Maddieo87 4/8/2013 7:49:00 PM
This is amazing stuff. Sure it's pricey, but a little goes a long way and the benefits are worth it. It's cleared up my persistent acne in a matter of weeks, instead of other products working for a few days then no longer working or, making the situation worse. Or drying me out. I use this in conjunction with my Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Oil free lotion, with is a god send too. This acne treatment treats inflammation, and dries out and shrinks my breakouts overnight. Used in combination with my current skin care regime, EA Visible Difference Oily Skincare Range (Amazing) my skin has never been better. Pores are smaller, breakouts far less, and less inflamed. No new ones are popping up. I highly recommend this product if you want it to be gone quickly!
Cleansers -Elizabeth Arden - Visible Difference Oil Control Refining Cleanser
Maddieo87 2/17/2013 5:47:00 PM
Refreshing, cleansing, and gentle. It doesn't dry out my skin, and my blemish prone skin has cleared up in just 6 days... which is what the product boasts. In 6 days you'll see a Visible Difference. Well I most certainly did. My skin is softer, more refined, my pores a much smaller, there's no dryness, and the blemishes are reduced greatly. Loving EA's new line. I picked up a started pack for $78 AUD. It has the cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturising lotion. Oh, and finally an oil free lotion that actually absorbs into the skin, but moisturises at the same time!
Not just water in a can. I love this. Best toner ever. Best thing to set your makeup with. Hydrates my skin, makes my skin plumper, and makes my moisturiser go on like a dream. Wonderful.
Cleansers -Avene - Cleanance soapless gel cleanser for oily skin
Maddieo87 7/17/2012 12:45:00 AM
Worked for a few weeks but I found this broke me out more. Plus the smell is quite strong, so much so the I could taste it. Not the best things they've developed.
It made my skin itchy. Why there is no oil free moisturiser for this range is beyond me. This exacerbated my acne. :(
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin
Maddieo87 4/1/2012 8:13:00 AM
I have combination oily skin. That is sensitive. I break out at least 1-2 times a week. I have medium sized pores on my nose. I am drier in the winter. My only issue with this moisturiser is that it doesn't have SPF in it. Other than that, it's great. It's inexpensive, so if I'm strapped for my cash it's my go to.
Lovely, high definition, beautiful foundation. If only it came in the right colour for me! I use this if I want full coverage for cheerleading mixed with either my Nars Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc or Clinique Superbalanced in shade 02. Still, wonderful foundation if you can get it in the right colour.
This colour is far too light for me. I look washed out, yet the next colour up is too dark. The consistency is ok, but if I don't add moisturiser to it... it goes flaky and clings to the skin. Not their best product.
Cleansers -Peter Thomas Roth - Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel
Maddieo87 4/26/2011 9:26:00 AM
My skin hates this stuff. It liked it to begin with. I have combination skin, so I used it once a day, then twice a day... for about... 4-5 days in a row. Big mistake. My skin is now rough, it doesn't look dry but it feels dry. No flaking at all or anything though. So that's good. It broke my chin out, worse than it ever has before. I have about 5 pustules on it at the moment. Sure my pores are smaller, but the texture and look of my skin... is bad now. It looks ok, but rough. And when I look up close in the mirror... it's as if I've got a burn or something. But it's not red. I've stopped using the cleanser as of this morning, and am just using my Sukin Foaming cleanser that is all natural and SLS free etc. Hopefully my skin goes back to normal. So dissapointed with this product. It's far too harsh for me.
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sunblock spf 55
Maddieo87 4/20/2011 9:10:00 AM
I'm from Australia, and the highest SPF we have this is in 30+. So, that's what I'm reviewing :) It's the same formula, just lower SPF. It's oil free. BIG PLUS! This stuff is great. Light, goes on smooth. Doesn't give me a white cast. It perfect under my MAC Select foundation. Stops me from getting burnt. I don't get any freckles with this. Doesn't migrate into my eyes. Cons though: Makes me break out, I have dry skin patches at the end of the day if I wear this, and it feels greasy after application.
Moisturizers -Peter Thomas Roth - Oil Free Moisturizer
Maddieo87 4/20/2011 8:38:00 AM
I used this moisturiser for a few months, but it just didn't cut it. It doesn't moisturise enough for me, even in summer. It also has a thickening agent in it that causes blocked pores and congestion... so this actually made me breakout more! I wish it worked but it just doesn't work with my skin. I've since moved on, but nice try. I'm sure if peoples skin is less acne prone, that it might work for them.
Scrubs -Peter Thomas Roth - Anti-Aging Buffing Beads
Maddieo87 4/20/2011 8:32:00 AM
I've been using this for a year or two now. Absolutely swear by it. The results speak for themself. Though I breakout still from hormonal changes, this exfoliant is the best one I've used. I never have dry or tight skin afterwards. There's no scratching, and due to the glycolic acid in it, I get the physical and chemical exfoliation in one. So it really works deep into the skin. I use it twice a week, and my pores have never been clearer. HG exfoliant :)
This smells great, feels lovely on, but I'm fair. I'm a MAC NC/NW15 depending on which foundation I choose. I am very fair. This makes me look orange. I wish it was the colour it starts out as. I really wanted to love this, but I don't enjoy looking like I have jaundice. Ugh. Ah well, glad I purchase Peter Thomas Roth Oil Free Moisturiser instead. It's freaking amazing!
OMG! This blush is amazing. The pink colour is so beautiful! It feels like I'm Babydoll out of Sucker Punch! Against my super fair skin, it's stunning! I was sick of always wearing peach/rose coloured blush, and thought I'd venture into pinks. I also am obsessed with cream/gel blushes. Powder blush is so boring, plus you don't get a dewy effect with a powder. This blush isn't sticky, goes on beautiful, is super creamy, and doesn't budge all day! Doesn't break me out either. MAC... you are so full of win! Definitely will buy again. Gave it a 4 cause it did cost me $41 AUD. EEK! But so worth it ;)