I was all upset when I found out my favorite foundation, Clinique Clarifying Makeup Clear Skin Formula, was discontinued, and then I realized they'd just reformulated it into Acne Solutions Liquid Foundation. The woman at the Clinique counter assured me that it was even better than the old one, so I bought it. Well, she was right. It's even better. I was 03 in the old foundation and I'm also 03 in this one. The color is perfect for me. This new formula glides on better, covers better, and smells less medicinal. It sinks into the skin rather than sit on top of it, and it has excellent staying power. It doesn't do much for oil control, but nothing does, for me. It doesn't break me out. Keeps my skin clear and even. Looks matte and natural. Can't ask for anything more in a foundation. At $30 CAN it's a little pricey, but so so so worth it.
This deodorant got me thought a brutal heatwave during which I soaked my clothes but still came out smelling good. Best deodorant I have ever used, hands down.
Smooth and sleek? More like dry and frizzy. The first day I used this shampoo, my hair felt nice and light and clean. But after a few days, I noticed it was drying out, turning straw-like, and falling out. I lost more hair during a week of using this shampoo than I have in years. My hair felt horrible, brittle and gross. I'll never use this stuff again.
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Mitchum Smart Solid - Rose Petal
SillyMom25 8/9/2009 3:23:00 PM
I've tried every deodorant on the market, including many clinical strength ones, and Mitchem for Women is the ONLY kind that keeps me dry and fresh all day. Even in a heat wave. Smells nice, goes on clear, and works like it says--24 hour protection.
Deodorants -Dove - Go fresh - cucumber & green tea scent
SillyMom25 3/3/2009 9:56:00 AM
This is by far the best-smelling deodorant I have ever used. It lasts all day and smells so fresh and clean. It works too. It does leave white marks on dark clothes, however. Still, the smell is worth it.
Primer/ Corrector -Clinique - Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector
SillyMom25 4/14/2008 9:55:00 AM
Okay, this stuff rocks. I've been trying since puberty to find something to control my horribly oily skin and now finally, at age 31, I have found it. In Canada a little tube of this product costs $25, but it's oh so worth it. It glides on so smoothly and nicely. Does it make my pores invisible and totally do away with oil? No. But it smooths out my skin and helps control oil. Usually I can soak a Clean & Clear oil-absorbing sheet every hour. Now I only have to blot every few hours. I have extremely sensitive, acne-prone skin as well, and so far, no break-outs. This product is amazing.
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
SillyMom25 11/10/2007 5:56:00 PM
I absolutely love this powder! I bought it solely because of the reviews here and I'm glad I did. I've tried many powders over the years and this is hands down the best of the lot. It's a pressed powder but looks and acts like a loose powder. It's so fine, it sinks right into the skin. Not too fond of the awkward packaging though.
Best drugstore long wear lipstick I have ever used. I have it in Mauve and plan to buy more, because Mauve is kind of dark for daytime. It applies smooth, doesn't feel dry or sticky, stays put all day with no flaking or peeling. Just a wonderful lipstick.
This stuff sucks. I bought some for $1 at a dollar store and I'm glad I only spent that much on it. I got Indigo, which is a gorgeous color. That's the only good thing I can say about it. Just from opening the cover, the product chipped and went all over the place. It glides on smooth but comes off almost immediately. I had big blue rings under my eyes. Crap.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
SillyMom25 6/27/2007 10:04:00 AM
After searching for years for the perfect moisturizer for my finicky skin, I finally found it. I got this product in a sample and loved it so much I went out the next day and bought a 4.2 oz pump bottle of it for $31 (CAD). I have never spend that much on anything for my face in my life. I am usually cheap. That's how much I love this moisturizer. I have sensitive, oily, acne-prone skin. Everything breaks me out. I get clogged pores VERY easily. Lotions always break me out, no matter how oil-free they are. So this gel is a great idea. It's not heavy at all. It goes on smooth and my skin drinks it in. No greasy feel, so residue, nothing. Just softness. After three applications it has noticably evened out my skin tone. I'm less oily too, which is a miracle in itself. This is a fabulous product for someone like me who is acne-prone and uses drying medications like benzoyl peroxide. It's a perfect finish to my skincare routine.
Oh man, this stuff makes my skin feel nice. It feels like I'm rubbing moisturizing cream onto my face while washing, and it rinses off so well. You only have to use a little bit. No filmy residue, and my skin feels so soft. After only two uses, the redness in my face went away. I have really sensitive, acne-prone, oily skin and it loves this stuff (and it's very picky, believe me). I usually use Spectrojel, which I also love but I find I have to use so much to cover my whole face. I also own Clean & Clear foaming cleanser for sensitive skin, which I also love because it's great for removing my foundation (Spectrojel doesn't). Neutrogena Extra Gentle cleanser doesn't do a great job removing makeup, but I find it much more moisturizing and calming than Spectrojel. UPDATE: After using this for a few weeks, it started drying me out, clogging my pores and giving me whiteheads. Creamy cleansers seem to do that to me. I went back to Spectrojel.
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Foaming Facial Cleanser - Sensitive Skin
SillyMom25 3/21/2007 6:02:00 PM
I think this is the only sensitive skin cleanser out there that removes makeup completely. Even Revlon Colorstay! I've been using it for months on my oily, sensitve, acne-prone skin. Cheap and it works.
Liquid -Revlon - ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 6 for Combination/Oily Skin
SillyMom25 3/19/2007 12:15:00 PM
Wow. Well, I used to use this foundation about 10 years ago and it was a lot different (thicker and more cakey) than it is now. It's much more natural-looking now. It really does stay on, even after my skin gets oily. I've been using Clinique's Clarifying foundation for the past two years but I wanted something with better coverage and cheaper. This one fits the bill on both counts. It's half the price as Clinique and just as good. I got "Buff--combination/oily skin" and it matches my skin tone perfectly. What I always do to test color is check out my face in the car, where you can always see the glaring imperfections of your makeup. This one passed the car mirror test. I HATE the bottle though. One, it is glass. Two, the makeup is hard to get out. I use the Revlon New Complexion pressed powder (#3 matches Buff really well) over this and it looks great. I have very oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin and so far it hasn't broken me out. I think I've found my new foundation.
I absolutely love this mousse and I've tried them all. It smells awesome (kind of lemony), comes in a large, easy to use can, gives my baby fine hair some body, and doesn't make my hair stiff. I barely get any frizz with this stuff either. Definitely my HG mousse.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Rapid Clear Oil-Control Foaming Cleanser- New
SillyMom25 12/28/2006 4:18:00 PM
I agree with some of the other oily-skinned ladies. This cleanser isn't great for oily skin types. For me, it did not do what it said. It did not control oil. I have very oily skin and this didn't help even a little. After using, it left a sort of slimy film on my face. Then my face started to get red and itchy. Then my pores got clogged. I stopped using this and went back to my mild, sensitive skin cleanser and I think I heard my skin breathing a sigh of relief. Creamy cleansers tend to break me out for some reason.