Cleansers -Shu Uemura - Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O
RussetBrunette 10/18/2011 10:47:00 PM
Got a sample of this when I bought the Face architect smoothing fluid foundation (HG!) I already had a set routine with my skin care and didn't think this was going to change anything, oh how wrong i was. The SA did warn me I would fall in love with this stuff. and she was right! It takes off my makeup, cleanses my skin, and leaves it incredibly smooth! I mean my face feels like brand new skin, soft, supple, an smooth. I have been converted.
Liquid -Shu Uemura - Face Architect Smoothing Fluid Foundation
RussetBrunette 10/18/2011 10:43:00 PM
FINALLY! My HG foundation! I have been on a search for my HG for so long now. Have tried everything from revlon, mac, lancome, chanel.. and the list goes on. My skin is combination, my t-zone gets pretty oily by the middle of the day. Most oil controlling foundation leave the rest of my face either cakey or dry,no matter how much I moisturize and exfoliate. I found Shu Uemura on a whim. I saw it around but never thought twice about it. I went there looking for a lipstick and decided to check out their foundation. At that time I was trying out Mac Matchmaster foundation, which still looked a little dark on me and would fade after a few hours, but i did love the finish it gave my skin. The minute the SA put Face Architeect I was in LOVE. My face looked FLAWLESS, and it lasted all day. it looked so natural I could not believe my eyes. Now I am hooked on Shu Uemura products... I cannot believe I waited this long to try them out!
Wow bought this on a whim. I have dyed black hair and wanted some highlights without breaking the bank by going to a salon. They always tend to do an alright job but charge way too much in my opinion. I left this on for about and hour to an hour and a half (the maximum time) and holy crap, not bright orange but a pale blonde! This never happens! I was prepared with a toner and everything to help with the orange but to m surprise I didnt have to! This will be my go to for highlighting, great job clairol!
After trying sooo many HE foundations for combo skin I was pretty much giving up on ever finding something that would look good and keep me matte. After reading a ton of reviews on this I decided to give it a shot, i mean for ten bucks why not. At first it looks pretty good IF applied with a light hand and sheered out. But an hour later I was already having breakthrough oil and it started looking really greasy and cakey on my skin. It also felt really heavy, pretty sure my skin was suffocating under it. I was hoping this would last 16 hours, but it sounded too good to be true. And to out the icing on the cake after using it for a few days I broke out. I used an oil cleanser and regular one to make sure I got it all off, but day by day more and more bumps are popping up. *sigh* and I was breakout free for over a month too. Oh well you live and learn.
I tried to get this to work.. but no such luck. After not liking the original formula and still on the hunt for my HG foundation I decided to see if the matte would be better for my combo skin. As much as it was nice to have a matte face for a change, it was so obvious I was wearing powder and I didn't even apply that much. I blended and blended and blended with many different brushes to try to get it to look "flawless" or "real skin" but it just didnt work. I want that naturally matte face not one where you can see the powder all over my pores. On the bright note it didn't make me itch!
Skincare - Face -Philosophy - When Hope Is Not Enough - Serum
RussetBrunette 8/28/2011 12:27:00 AM
This stuff is HG status for me. Never in my life have I had my skin so smooth and clear. It's a little pricey but lasts a while and is worth it. My skintone is now even, smooth, and my pores... what pores? I mix this with their Vitamin C powder for extra benefits for my skin. Can't say enough good things about this product.
I have NC20 skin and cubic is PERFECT. Where have you been all my life? It looks so natural on my skin, I just cant get over it. I wasn't even looking to get it when I went to MAC and just happened to swipe it for sheer curiosity and wha-la! I highly recommend this as a staple to have in your collection if you have light skin and want a natural looking complexion.
Best pinky nude lipstick I have found. It doesn't wash me out on my NC20 skin and just makes my lips look awesome! I will be purchasing this over and over and pray it never gets discontinued!
This product felt like I was wearing nothing at all and yet provided just the right amount of coverage to even out my skin tone. I have to admit my skin looked pretty flawless. Its gives a nice soft glow, not too dewy but not flat matte either. The only problem is that right now I live in a pretty humid area and this wont hold up. I think it would be great for winter to give you that nice glow, but not a summer foundation for me.
Ive been on the hunt for a great foundation. I have combination skin but no real blemishes or scarring. The color selection suited me perfectly, I was amazed how fast I found my perfect shade. The downside is this foundation made me an oil slick within an hour. I tried it different ways and my oil still broke through, and im not even that oily! It says its long lasting and controls oil all day, but I didnt see any of that. It is a little on the expensive side especially when it doesn't seem to do anything helpful. I wanted this to work so bad but apparently it was not meant to be.
Bought this after I saw so many rec's for this product. My hair is dry and slightly damaged from dying my hair and the occasional heat styling. I wanted something that would protect it while hydrating and smoothing my hair. After using this product my hair is silky soft and looks so much healthier, so glad I found this!
Conditioner -Wen by Chaz Dean - Tea Tree Oil Cleansing Conditioner
RussetBrunette 8/7/2011 4:09:00 AM
This stuff is awesome. It took a bit for my hair to adjust to it but now it looks so much better and feels better as well. Also seems like my hair is growing a little faster since my scalp is in better condition from this. It is a bit on the pricey side but I dont use as much as they recommend so its lasts a bit longer for me and still gets the job done.
Ever since I started using this my hair has become smoother and looks healthier. It smells really nice and just makes my hair silky smooth. I love argan oil and what it does for your hair and skin. I will continue to purchase this and I recommend to try it out if you are on the fence.
Moisturizers -Estee Lauder - Clear Difference Oil-Control Hydrator
RussetBrunette 8/7/2011 4:03:00 AM
Finally a moisturizer that controls oil, doesnt break me out, and hydrates! I love this stuff!
Moisturizers -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar - for all skin types
RussetBrunette 8/7/2011 4:00:00 AM
What to say... well it smells. And usually that doesnt bother me but man it lingers! It moisturizes but maybe a bit too much for my combination skin since I have been getting breakouts in random places on my face. I wanted to like this, it got great reviews on sephora and was recommended. I love philosophy products but this one was a disappointment.