Pressed Powders -E.L.F. - Clarifying Pressed Powder
argh05052006 6/13/2007 1:20:00 AM
This is by far one of the best powder I've ever used! I was really doubtful at first because it was only a dollar, but I bought it anyway. Unlike some of the other reviewers here, this powder didn't make me breakout or make my face orange. My face has a nice tan after using it, so it's perfect for the summers!! I'll definitely continue to buy this in the future.
I purchased hylexin thinking the higher price would be a better product. I was wrong!After using this product religously twice a day until it ran out, I have seen no positive results. If anything, it dries out my eyes even more.
Treatments -Alpha Hydrox - AHA Souffle 12 percent Glycolic AHA
argh05052006 12/19/2006 3:03:00 PM
I'm early thirties, oily T-zone, prone to underskin bumps, blackheads, whiteheads and the occasional pimple or two on forehead and chin - all due to excessive touching of my face. I had been using L'Oreal's Microdermabrasion for the past year and had become unsatisfied with it after the initial few months. I picked this up a month ago for 25$ at my local Canadian Walmart - not cheap for an unknown brand. I saw a difference within 3 days wrt my skin looking smoother and brighter. I had a few pimples maturing in the first week or so (preexisting bumps I had been compulsively feeling to check for (and thereby create) growth, but have only had occasion whitehead surfacing since, all from preexisting bumps. What I like about this product is that skin swelling goes down very rapidly after extraction. I'm a toucher, and there are always those moments when you just wished you hadn't pressed on your skin because you just made a minor problem worse - with this cream, skin swelling goes down and bump fades quickly. I am very satisfied with this product, what I'm most impressed with is how my skin reflects light and looks so much brighter. I only need a bit of powder and a touch of lipstick when leaving the house.
This product is a dream if you just need your complexion to be evened out. In order for this dream to be accomplished, your skin needs to be moisterized because it picks up dry skin like a magnet. At $53.00 it seemed expensive at first but I have had the same compact since May and have gotten through about 2/3 of the product. I however started noticing something interesting when the product gets used in one spot (mostly the middle) to the point where you can see the bottom of the case: Product starts to crumble. The crumbled "chunk" ends up being larger than I would have expected at sometimes a 1/4". Sometimes I can catch this chunk with my sponge and apply it like makeup or it falls on the floor. For $53.00 I don't want anything to crumble whatsoever. Another thing I do to ensure that it doesn't dry out is keep it in the fridge once it is sealed. Yes, it is literally next to the butter in my fridge door. Since I have already paid for it, I will use it up. After that, I will find something else less expensive that doesn't crumble. I have noticed the Hydro Compact from Shiseido is pretty comparable in quality but less expensive. Used it in the past and the texture is different (more soft and less sponge like) and had no problems. This product did not break me out which I have to admit: I loved!!
This lipgloss really does smell like strawberry. Quite nice scent. However, it is also quite sticky. The color is nice and natural looking, and I would probably repurchase (if I ever run out) if they ever make this a regular color instead of a limited edition.
Lovely color (if a bit dark for lip gloss) but quite sticky. Didn't really smell like blackberry, but overall it was ok.
I thought this product was decent. Didn't leave any visible pigment on my lips but did leave a bit of sparkle. I liked the scent, but it has no taste. Quite sticky. Looks decent, but I would'nt kiss my husband with it on...it's too goey.
I really like this clay mask. I have very oily skin (ah genetics!), and use this mask when I feel I am turning into an oil slick. Seems to absorb the excess oil quite well. Does temporarily make pores smaller, and may have a small amount of success with acne, but that hasn't been too noticeable for me. Overall, I would definitely repurchase.
Liquid -Neutrogena - Skin Clearing Oil-Free Makeup
argh05052006 10/4/2006 2:05:00 AM
I occassionally use the toasted honey shade of this foundation. I like the fact that my face doesn't feel caked and greasy right after applying this. As far as skin clearing is concerned, 0.5% salicylic acid isn't really enough to do much of anything. On the bright side, however, it doesn't seem to create break outs either, but I wear foundation so rarely that it is hard to tell. Has medium to light coverage. Would repurchase.
I have the fortifying conditioner for normal hair. It works decently. I love the smell, and do enjoy the conditioner, just don't use it too often. If you do, your hair will begin to feel rather "coated," with silicone I suppose. I recently purchased Aussie Aussome Volume conditioner and like the performance of it better. The smell is quite as appealing as Garnier.
I like this product except for the smell. It smells very perfumey, or even disturbingly like deodorant. However, I do like the subtle shine and smooth look it adds to my lips. Doesn't do much, but if you like the understated look and don't mind perfumey smells, this product may be for you. May repurchase.
I really loved the taste and scent of these, but then I happen to be obsessed with fruit scents. The texture can be rather waxy if applied too thick, but they do a good job of protecting lips from wind, etc. I take these on hikes and other outdoorsey activities because of their small size and staying power. I would repurchase.
I was a bit hesitant to buy this conditioner because I thought it smelled rather strange in the bottle. Out of the bottle, however, it is much more pleasant. It leaves my hair feeling moisturized but not coated. I do feel it adds a bit of volume over other conditioners as well, but that just may be my imagination. I plan on repurchasing this.