This is the WORST powder foundation I've ever used! It was heavy, CAKEY, and powdery! It sunk into every pore and made me look like I had dry, jaundiced, OLD skin. I used to use the older formulation of this product and it was WORLDS better than this garbage. Thank God I got it at Macy's... took it back and exchanged it for Diorskin Nude liquid. Much better. Don't waste your money!
I completely had to re write this review. This is one of the WORST foundations I have tried! It was extremely drying and settled into every pore and made me look HAGGARD! The third ingredient is alcohol which is extremely drying to the skin. In no way was this "hydrating". I also broke out really bad from this. It took weeks to recover! Dior never again!
Treatments (Eye) -Lancome - Bienfait Multi-Vital Eye SPF 28
abfabjack 4/17/2012 2:06:00 AM
This is my favorite daytime eye cream! It makes my eye area bright, moisturized, and protected! I have used this eye cream for years and it's my hands down favorite. The SPF is an added bonus. You definitely want to use something without an SPF for the evening but this is perfect for the daytime under makeup or alone. This is Lancome's best line of products and I hope they never discontinue it!
Moisturizers -Lancome - Bienfait Multi-Vital SPF 30
abfabjack 4/17/2012 2:04:00 AM
I love this daytime moisturizer! I have used countless brands from drugstore to high end and this is the best one I've used. It makes my combo sensitive skin soft, smooth, and glowing with beauty! It's light but not too light and it wears perfectly under makeup. This is the only moisturizer I will be using for the daytime from now on. In fact I love the entire Bienfait Multivital line! I hope it's never discontinued!
I love this night cream! I have strayed from it many times but always come back to this. It makes my combo sensitive skin soft, clear, and glowing by morning. Doesn't make me break out either. I have used this cream for years and I hope it's never discontinued!
Moisturizers -L'Oreal - Youth Code Day/Night Cream
abfabjack 3/21/2012 1:59:00 AM
I love this moisturizer! I use it only at night though as it's on the heavier side. It makes my skin soft, clear, and radiant by morning. It's cheap too in comparison to the high end creams I've used (Lancome, Clinique, REN, Elizabeth Arden, etc...). Doesn't make my sensitive skin break out like most moisturizers I've used. This is the only product in the Youth Code line that I use and liked (I tried the full line). Definitely worth it ;-)
Pressed Powders -Lancome - Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder
abfabjack 3/20/2012 3:05:00 AM
This is my HG powder! I have tried soo many powders and this one is the BEST! The shade range is wide so I didn't have any problem matching my skin. It's extremely sheer and is perfect over foundation. It's also great for touch ups throughout the day. It doesn't cake or look too powdery. It's extremely good at keeping your complexion matte all day too!
This is my HG scrub! I've been using it for years. I love its gel texture and fine, efficient, and gentle scrubbing spheres. It foams up a little and doesn't leave any residue like many scrubs I've tried. I don't use it everyday or to remove makeup. I recommend a separate cleanser for makeup removal. This scrub will leave your skin soft, smooth, and refined. Give this a try you won't be disappointed
Ugh.. This foundation seemed like a good idea but after looking at the ingredients and trying it on my face, it just didn't work out. It contains a high amount of skin damaging alcohol! As Paula Begoun states on her website (which is a godsend!) Alcohol causes free radical damage, irritation, and collagen breakdown! Cosmetic companies know this but still add it to otherwise good products. Alcohol also makes dry skin dryer and oily skin shinier. So I doubt this will last for an hour let alone 24. My skin is dry so it just amplified my dry spots and I looked older! I went back to my Photogenic foundation. I get soo many compliments on my skin when I wear it. People don't even think I'm wearing foundation when I wear Photogenic. Consider Teint Idole Ultra 24h with care before buying!
Can't believe the so so reviews for this! This was one of the best highlighting pens I've tried and I have tried all the high end ones (Chanel,Dior,Lancome,YSL...). It actually brightened my eye area and didn't sink into my lines. It also lasted all evening (long evening too). I'm shocked that Revlon could make such a quality product! Not sure how it would work as a base for eye shadow as I don't wear eye shadow. Give this a try you definitely won't be disappointed!
Primer/ Corrector -Revlon - PhotoReady Perfecting Primer (color 001)
abfabjack 3/13/2012 3:22:00 PM
This primer is awesome! Who would have thought something from Revlon would work better than some of the higher end primers I've tried. Much cheaper too! Kept my foundation on all evening (and it was a long evening). I use higher end foundations but my combo skin is hard to please so this was amazing at keeping me looking fresh. It didn't break me out either. It was good at moisturizing and mattifying. Give this a try you won't be disappointed!
Liquid -Lancome - Photogenic Lumessence Light Mastering & Line-Smoothing Makeup
abfabjack 2/21/2012 10:07:00 PM
I absolutely love this foundation! I have tried soo many foundations from Clinique to Chanel. This is the only foundation that I've ever used that actually moisturizes and covers well without looking cakey or feeling heavy. The color match is perfect! Lasts a long time too if you mix it with a primer. I just set it with the Translucence pressed powder from Lancome and I look flawless! It's a little pricey but it's worth it.
Treatments -Chanel - Purete Ideale Serum Intense Refining Skin Complex
abfabjack 4/12/2010 11:21:00 PM
The WORST thing I ever did to my face. And thank god I only used it once. This serum is the WORST serum I have ever tried. I broke out right away in little red dots and my face was super dry and RED. I'm still recovering. At 75$ it's way over priced and only so because it's CHANEL. I Love CHANEL makeup but HATE the skincare products. Lancome works much better and is much cheaper.