Hate the packaging! I find it really hard to get primer without getting an excessive amount of luminizer. A little goes a loooong way with the luminizer - it turns in to a shiny metallic mess if too much is used. This also feels really heavy on my skin - I feel like I'm suffocating when i wear it. I typically like smashbox, but I just can't get in to this - I have almost a whole tube left and I doubt I will use it.
Foundations -Smashbox - High Definition Healthy FX Foundation
MissBaseball 8/10/2010 10:44:00 AM
I have combination skin and hate really thick foundations, so this one is great for me. I use this as a winter foundation - i tend to melt in the summer heat. it is a great lightweight foundation, but has good even coverage for me. I do not have a lot of redness, so I can't say if it would cover that well or be too sheer.I will keep using this
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Minted Rose Lip Balm
MissBaseball 8/10/2010 9:13:00 AM
I have 2 of these - 1 for me and one for my 11 year old step-daughter. We both really like it. The consistency is a bit thin, so I have to reapply more often than I do with a thicker balm but I just don't mind. It does a great job keeping my lips moisturized, it has a nice amount of shine without being sticky, has a great scent, and is very lightly tinted. Be careful, though - this stuff melts easily. As for my 11 year old, she absolutely loves it! Great for tweens, as it makes her feel like she is wearing makeup but is barely tinted and not sticky or drying like most girls' lip products.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
MissBaseball 8/10/2010 9:08:00 AM
I have a very oily, acne prone T zone but also very dry patches so finding a good moisturizer was a real challenge. I love this one! I skip around from product to product a lot, but this one has stayed constant for the last 2 years. A little goes a long way - it is very lightweight, absorbs quickly, isn't greasy. I put it on out of the shower in the morning, wait a minute or two and put my makeup on. Does a great job moisturizing my dry patches, while not adding to the oil control issues. Definitely would recommend
I got this on sale at my local sephora for $6. I LOVE this brand and they make 2 of my favorite products, so I figured I would give it a go. I don't feel any minty tingle, or anything else for that matter. This stays a little grainy on my lips as well. That being said, it works well as an exfoliator and moisturizer and I have more natural color in my lips while wearing it. I have started putting this on at the same time as my PJs - I don't wear it out because of the texture, but it works well as an overnight treatment. I wouldn't buy this again at full retail.
This is my go-to summer product. I went to Sephora and told them I get way too oily in the summer and that I needed something with light coverage to help with that. They gave me a sample, even though I was blown away at the price. After taking it home and trying it, I didn't hesitate to purchase. I use Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel right out of the shower. I let that sit a minute or two before applying this. The moisturizer helps it blend better - I just put it on with clean hands. This keeps me matte throughout the day ( a hard thing to do!) while blending out my skin tone nicely. If you have oily skin, this is a must
Scrubs -Cosmedicine - Medi-morphosis Self Adjusting Exfoliator
MissBaseball 8/10/2010 8:49:00 AM
Fantastic Product! I am really bad about skipping from one product to the next on a whim, and this is one of the only things in my cache that I just won't change. I have been using this for 2 years. I use it twice a week and I'm just finishing up my second tube of it - at $12 each at Sephora, you really get the bang for your buck. If you don't feel that it has enough scrubbing action then use it on a dry face - you can add a little water to your fingertips after a minute or so. Otherwise, I usually just do in the shower after washing my face. I LOVE how the beads dissolve once you have scrubbed enough. Make sure to use a good moisturizer afterwards, as you would with any scrub. You should definitely buy this!