Foundations -Revlon - ColorStay Mineral Mousse Makeup
Nadusha 7/10/2011 7:59:00 PM
Yuky texture, does not blend at all.
Best antioxidant protection I've found. AND... it has no alcohol like one of the reviewrs said. Cetearyl alcohol is actually a thickener.
Treatments -Giovanni - Direct Leave in Conditioner
Nadusha 6/12/2009 4:45:00 AM
Oh it was way too greasy even though my hair is dry...
It's an incredible all in one product for exfoliation, preventing blemishes and sun protection. Love the lightweight texture that goes great under make up. They included an impressive 3% avobenzone for UVA protection and because of that SPF 15 is not a problem for me. Also all my make-up includes physical sunscreens anyway. On top of everything it's got a good amount of antioxidants + HA (super moisture, no grease) and is fragrance free. I truly believe that this is the most amazing "all-in-one" product for my combination skin that anybody had ever came up with (and I've been researching for years). When I think about all the speciality products I'm not buying anymore I don't feel bad aboput spending 40 $ at all.. Plus the size is bigger than normal: 2oz. and I only need a peasize for the whole face, that's all! ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Octinoxate, Avobenzone, Salicylic Acid. INGREDIENTS: Purified Water, Disiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Linoleic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosslinked, Sorbitol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Linolenic Acid, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Butylene Glycol, Zinc Sulfate, Urea, Yeast Extract, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin, Carbomer, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Oleanolic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root, Retinyl Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben
Moisturizers -Boscia - Oil Free Daily Hydration SPF 15
Nadusha 5/14/2009 3:11:00 AM
I think this is an answer for oily/combi/sensitive type skin people who live in the desert like me. I can not stand anything on my face during hot months here in AZ but this lotion I don't mind. Also I noticed that most negative reviews by ladies with combination skin were written during winter months when the air is dryer and the oil production slows down. Active Ingredients: octinoxate 5%, avobenzon 3% Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Silica, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate,Pentylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Leaf Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/ Leaf/Stem Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Bishydroxyethyl Biscetyl Malonamide, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract,Hydrogenated Rapeseed Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sclerotium Gum,Aluminum Hydroxide, Potassium Phosphate Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide
It's way too creamy for an eyebrow pencil, doesn't look natural at all and doesn't stay on.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - toilet seat covers
Nadusha 5/13/2009 4:32:00 AM
Hmm... I've been using it for years in times when I don't have anything else on hand to battle oiliness. But it really fixes the problem for a very short period of time and it tends to smudge my makeup. Blotting papers with powder last longer.
I love Ulta for their versitility and cupons. Associates normally are very nice. I know that their shrinking rating is high so I suggest they hire a security person and put security tags on the products like Macy's does. Overall it's the best one-stop-for-beauty place for me.
I use brewed green tea as a toner. I let it cool and use it with a cotton pad or just rinse off my face with it in a shower. It calms down any redness not mentioning it gets rid of all hard water on my skin. Green tea is one of the best antioxidants around.
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay in Place Lip Duo
Nadusha 7/16/2007 7:34:00 PM
I really don't get all the ravings about this product. To me it's very drying and doesn't stay on very long. I feel the urge to apply lip gloss over and over every 5 minutes. I've got it in Eterna Plum, which is a pretty color, but I overall prefer Maybelline for comfort and longwearing power. Funny enough for such expensive product golden letters on a tube worn off after only a couple of days.:(
Lipstick -Shiseido - The Makeup Shimmering Lipstick SL 8
Nadusha 1/30/2007 5:08:00 PM
I love the staying power and moisturizing properties of this lipstick. This particular color would go well with any complection IMO. I saw it on dark skin brunet, a redhead and I am a fair blond myself. There is just something flattering about this medium-dark neutral berry shimmery color. I would definitely recommend at list to try it on in the department store. Update: it actually made my lips dry due to irritation from large shimmer particles I think.
Treatments (Eye) -Avon - ANEW PERFECT Eye Care Cream
Nadusha 10/4/2006 4:03:00 AM
I'm confused with all bad reviews for this cream. I use my 4th(!) bottle and it never left any irritation. My undereye skin feels quite moisturized and never dry. Update: bad news is that it's in a jar so all the antoxidants won't stay.
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Healthy Defense Daily Eye Cream SPF 30 [DISCONTINUED]
Nadusha 10/4/2006 3:39:00 AM
This "light tint" eye cream would be good if it didn't leave white residue in creases. Also it's not moisturizing enough for the eye are so I have use separate product underneath.
Treatments (Eye) -Clarins - Sun Wrinkle Control Eye Contour Care SPF 30
Nadusha 10/4/2006 3:30:00 AM
It's nice textured high SPF cream but it's not the only one that is SPF 30 and made with mineral sunscreen in the US. Neautrogena has eye cream SPF 30 and it has only zinc oxide as a sunscreen for sure. However it tends to migrate into creases that's why I liked Clarins's cream better. It's twice as expensive as Neautrogena's though. Don't use it anymore because let's face it: this just a sunscreen that's it. There is no antioxidants or moisturizers in it. If you don't mind putting it on top of your regular eye cream than it's fine. But I prefer to use something that does it all for my eyes: protects, moisturizes, helps with existing fine lines.
Mascara -Chanel - extreme cils waterproof mascara [DISCONTINUED]
Nadusha 8/31/2006 9:01:00 PM
It doesn't make my lashes much longer or thicker. It's hard to take it off as any waterproof mascara. Overall Extracils gives much more impresive results.