Definitely will not be buying this again!! I have terribly oily skin, but sometimes my skin feels irritated and tight from all the cleansers and skin care products I use to control my acne. I saw this at Ulta and thought why not? It's all organic so it can't be bad for my skin plus it's meant for oily skin. This product is horrible! It feels sticky on my skin and doesn't absorb at all. It also makes my skin overly greasy and causes more acne on my face. This was a real disappointment. the price for this was also kind of expensive for the little bottle it comes in. But I must say the packaging is good because it comes with a pump. I will be going back to using my Sei Bella Vitamin lotion because it is a light lotion that provides all the vitamins my skin needs. Check out this lotion if you have oily skin because it might help you a lot like it did for me! You can get it at melaluca.com i think.
I have to say that I am extremely impressed with this primer. I wanted a cheaper alternative to the UDPP so I decided to give this a try. I have very oily eyelids and this stuff helped my eyeshadow stay on with no creasing for at least 6 hours. So I was very surprised. If you are looking for a primer that helps brighten up the colors of the eyeshadow, I would say that this product would not be for you. I have noticed that it doesn't help the colors at all and actually kinda makes them look a little dull, which is definitely a downside. I also don't like the applicator. It makes it hard to apply an even coat. I also noticed that when you apply the primer it feels a little greasy, but don't worry!! Just wait till it dries and your eyelids will feels silky smooth :).
The color of this liner is great! It's very pigmented so I always get the best color. However, the formula itself is not so great. It just sits on the eyelids and doesn't dry. If I move my eyes it starts to smear into my crease. It also does not last 24 hours like it says it will. It wears off within an hour. The packaging is disappointing too. I don't like the wand because it is so tiny and shows every little wiggle that you did while applying. The wand also doesn't hold that much product. I find that I have to keep dipping it in at least three or four times for me to get the perfect amount. Would not buy this liner again.
Loose Powders -Almay - Pure Blends Loose Finishing Powder
alexrich 5/14/2011 7:04:00 PM
I hate this powder with a passion!!!! It's horrible!!!!!!!!! The packaging is terrible. I can't get any of the powder out and the puff it comes with is too small and stiff. The powder itself is very chalky and doesn't blend into the skin. I find it just sits on top and just makes my face look dusty. This also makes my skin very oily! Really wish this product would have worked because it is a bit pricey for drugstore brand.
Gels/Soaps -Neutrogena - Body Clear Body Wash - Pink Grapefruit
alexrich 4/11/2011 6:22:00 PM
I have to say I was really disappointed. This didn't help my acne at all. It actually made me break out more. I think it has something to do with the pink grapefruit extract. But I loved the smell!!! It smells so fresh and clean!! I also liked how there were beads in the body wash cause it exfoliated the skin. I started buying the regular Body Clear body wash (its orange in case you are wondering) and it has worked a lot better. The smell is horrible though. So if the Body Clear with pink grapefruit isn't working for you, try getting the original.
Concealers -Almay - Clear Complexion Blemish Healing Spot Concealer
alexrich 4/11/2011 12:44:00 AM
Love this concealer!!!!! It looks so natural on the skin!!! It also is the perfect shade for my skin tone. I like how it has salycidic acid so it won't cause your face to get oily and give you more breakouts. The texture is really creamy and very light. The only problem is the packaging. It causes the concealer to dry out quicker than it already does. Get this product if you have oily skin and acne! Best purchase!!
I have mixed feelings about this concealer. It does provide really thick coverage, so it covers really well. But it doesnt stay on very long and it flakes off. This product looks really unnatural because it is so thick. I also find that it is very orange. You can definately tell where it is on your face. Most likely won't buy this again.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Eden
alexrich 4/10/2011 8:50:00 PM
I have really oily eyelids and no matter what I do, my eye makeup always seems to crease. My prom was yesterday and I was really worried because I didn't want my eye makeup to get ruined. My friend let me use this and my eye shadow did not move at all!!!!! I was so impressed!!!!!!! I like how the shade covers my eyelids like a concealer so I dont have the veins showing through. This stuff is amazing and I'm going to be buying this in the future!
Skincare - Face -Palladio - oil absorbing rice paper tissues with rice powder
alexrich 4/10/2011 8:44:00 PM
This is the best blotting paper I have ever used!!!!!! Because it has rice powder in it, it absorbs the oil really well. It makes my makeup look fresh all day long. I have very oily skin and I look like someone rubbed butter all over my face by noon. This absorbs every bit of oil without taking off my makeup. I also love how one side has makeup. This makes my foundation look fresh all over again. It doesnt go on streaky and the color is perfect for my fair skin tone. Love this product! It's a life saver!!!
I really love this blush!!!!! Since I have fair skin it makes my skin look really natural. The color is gorgeous, very similiar to NARS orgasm. There are of course some down sides. I feel like the blush doesnt blend very well and it has a really strong scent that smells like old lady perfume. I also dont like the packaging because it doesnt let me get an even distribution on my brush. But I will definately buy it again because it's a great color and is very cheap.
I have to admit, this did not clear my acne up the way I thought it would. It doesn't really get rid of existing pimples but it prevents you from getting more (hopefully that makes sense) But I have seen a huge improvment in the redness of my skin!!!! My chest isnt a bright red anymore like it used to be! I would buy this again because it makes my skin feel really clean, unlike body washes that add extra moisture. Beware of the smell!!!!!!!!!!!
This lip glaze is not bad but not the best. The texture of this lipgloss is great! It's not sticky for me at all. They offer a lot of colors but i find they don't add any color to my lips at all. It just looks sheer. So if you are really into the sheer colors, I'd say this lipgloss would be perfect for you
This is my favorite eyeshadow!!!!!!!!!!!! The color looks beautiful on every skin tone and adds so much glow to the eyelids. The eyeshadow is almost like a cream so its very easy to blend. I love to put this on the inner corner of my eye because it makes my eyes look more open. This color is amazing and I will keep purchasing it!!! Plus Ive had my shadow for almost two years and I just hit pan, so another great thing about this shadow is you dont need much for it to go a long way
I have very very oily skin and I thought that this product would give me a matte finish and not make me break out. It did the exact opposite. It made me 10 times more oilier than I usually am and it made me break out really bad. I ended up getting huge cyst like zits that were extremely painful all over my face. It made me completely shiny after an hour which was a huge disappointment. The packaging is very bad because the pump doesn't work half the time. You also end up wasting a lot of the product because the pump can't get to the stuff on the sides of the packaging. Big waste of money!
This is by far my favorite mascara!!! I love how the brush is really thick and big because it makes my eyelashes have a lot more volume! The price is perfect as well. But I have noticed that the original mascara flakes quite a bit. I've tried the waterproof and it works great! So if you are going to give this product a try, get the waterproof one because it wont flake off and it will give you more volume.