Lotions/ Creams -Neutrogena - Norwegian Formula body moisturizer
Tanya817 11/16/2008 4:31:00 PM
I fell hard for the norwegian formula hand cream, so i thought that this would deliver similar results. this lotion is just mediocre. like it moisturizes when i put it on, but it doesnt seem to "sink in" like other lotions, and the whole moisturization doesnt last long at all.
i'm fearful of that look that certain foundations give that makes skin look choked out by pigment and chalky. this was a pleasant surprise; it looks like my own skin, which is nice. the only thing is that it isn't long lasting, and it wears away on my t-zone quickly. this would work well for someone who doesn't have an oily t-zone like me. and you'll still need a separate concealer to hide zits too.
Cleansers -Mario Badescu - Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
Tanya817 11/16/2008 4:16:00 PM
yes! try this! glycolic acid is so wonderful for decongesting blackheads, sloughing away dull skin, fading dark spots/freckles, and in an anti-aging regimen. it removes oil but doesnt leave skin too tight. for the best effect, i massage it into my face about 3x/week. NEVER MORE! why? because peeling, nasty skin never looks attractive on anyone. use cetaphil in between days when u don't use this. ive noticed such an improvement in my skin since i've been using this. and the small bottle lasts me over a year. but beware: don't go overboard with this and benzoyl peroxide or retinol. moderation is key
Scrubs -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub
Tanya817 11/16/2008 4:10:00 PM
though the grains can temporarily leave your face splotchy and red if you scrub too hard, it polishes the face nicely and has a pleasant "cooling sensation". i like that this is formulated so that the salicylic acid molecules are small enough to penetrate the skin, so it really does treat acne before it emerges. ive gone through two tubes of this, even though this does nothing for preventing those evil underground, swollen pimples that i can get every once in a while.
The only reason i buy this is to comb through my lashes after i apply like a zillion coats of L'oreal voluminous carbon black. they work really well together. lots of drama. but on its own, lashes look defined, yes, but thin, and it can make the lashes stick together. yet this complements voluminous to make my lashes look ridiculously fake. & this is perfect for the little lashes in the inner corners and for bottom lashes to deposit some color
Simply the best. beautiful matte finish that lasts until you take it off. ive fallen asleep with this on and when i wake up its still in place! come on, how many liquid eyeliners can do that? i prefer this in black-brown because it looks dark--like u would think it was black--but it doesn't have that harsh quality that many black eyeliners have. gorgeous!
Okay this is my secret... i'v been getting harassed about how long my lashes are from classmates, sales people, strangers, and creepers and this + telescopic in carbon black get my fringe in shape. The brush is midsize, dense bristles, amazingly black formula. This is NOT what you want if you are looking for a natural look--use telescopic in regular black instead--&the trick to the whole "fake-lash" look is to curl lashes in 3 places (roots, middle, tips) and pile this stuff on, wiggling the wand, and then brushing out the clumps with telescopic. use sparingly on bottom lashes cause it may look too harsh &accentuate dark circles if you have them. I think its a waste to buy this if youre not serious about dramatic lashes tho. ive tried all the competitors and keep coming back to this cause its budget-friendly, lasts long, never flakes (tho it will run if you're a crier), and makes eyes pop, esp. if youre having a close-up pic taken