Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
avapearl 3/14/2008 1:19:00 PM
These are great! I love how they work to absorb the excess oil. I use them often and keep them in my purse at all times. They do not affect the rest of your makeup nor look cakey like multiple dustings of powder can throughout the course of a day. Great product! I wish it had better packaging though!
Conditioner -Pantene - Blonde Expressions Conditioner
avapearl 3/14/2008 1:05:00 PM
This was an okay conditioner. I cannot tell that it and the shampoo did anything for the color of my hair. I agree with the others that it leaves your hair in tangles after use. I think there are much better options available at the same price point.
This is an okay shampoo. I have used it and the conditoner. I cannot tell that it enhances my color any more than a regular shampoo. It lathers and rinses well and has a pleasant smell. It is just an okay product. It also works well on my yellow labrador retriever's coat, making it soft and shiny.
Sunscreen -Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 85
avapearl 3/14/2008 12:56:00 PM
This is a very good sunscreen, especially for those with oily skin. It goes on easily and is not at all heavy or greasy. It dries quickly and makeup can be applied over the top of it with no problems. A great product from Neutrogena!
Liquid -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Enriched w/ Minerals
avapearl 3/9/2008 2:10:00 PM
I received a sample of this in Allure magazine. I usually wear Estee Lauder Double Wear, but this one actually surprised me. It wore great and the color was a perfect match for my skin tone. Great Product!
I purchased this in surreal. It is a really nice pinky/peachy gloss; that is universally flattering. It compares to other lip glosses including Lancome in texture and lasting power. Great Bargain!
Treatments -Patricia Wexler MD Dermatology - glyco peel system
avapearl 2/24/2008 6:27:00 PM
I got this in the anti-acne kit. It was okay. I would probably not repurchase it. I did not see any major effects from using it.
Treatments -Patricia Wexler MD Dermatology - Anti Aging Acne Serum With Acnostat
avapearl 2/24/2008 6:24:00 PM
I bought the anti-acne kit from Bath and Body Works. This product is okay, but not a standout for me. It is less greasy than the oil free hydrator with SPF 30, but still a little much for my really oily/combo skin. I might repurchase this product in winter when my skin is drier.
Cleansers -Patricia Wexler MD Dermatology - Acnostat Daily Acne Cleanser
avapearl 2/24/2008 6:21:00 PM
I bought the anti-acne kit from Bath and Body works. The exfoliating cleanser was the best product in the kit. It did a good job of cleaning my skin. I found the other items to be too oily/greasy for my skin.
Moisturizers -Patricia Wexler MD Dermatology - Oil Free Hydrator SPF 30
avapearl 2/24/2008 6:18:00 PM
This product is extremely greasy, even if you apply only a very small amount. I have oily/combination skin and bought the Wexler anti-acne kit at Bath and Body works. I am very disappointed with the lack of results. The kit has a 30 day guarantee so I returned the products for a refund. This product is way too oily/greasy for anyone with oily/acne prone skin and it is very pricey for such low performance. I expected more from the Wexler line.
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Lipstick- Rose Tea
avapearl 11/17/2007 2:54:00 PM
This is a great product. It feels so good on the lips. The color is a pink/brown that will flatter most skin tones. It is a great neutral shade, perfect for everyday. Please note, this is not a long-wearing lipstick. so you have to re-apply often.
While I did find the perfect shade of Bobbi Brown's foundation stick to match my skin tone, I did not have good results with the lasting power. PROS-It is easy to blend and quick to apply. CONS-It has TERRIBLE lasting power and turns very greasy on the skin. You must set it with powder and even then it rubs off easily. In warm temperatures, I found it melts right off your face in just a couple of hours. It really does not work for me since I have oily skin and it is an oily product but, I can see how it would work for some people who have dry skin. I wish it was less oily and had better lasting power because it is very quick and easy to apply.
After trying virtually every concealer on the market, I purchased this to try. I use this with the corrector and it really hides my dark, hereditary, under eye circles. I use the BB correcter in Bisque underneath to counteract the darkness and this on top to further conceal and brighten. The immediate result is very natural and it really brightens up my face. However, despite using an eye cream it settles into the fine lines underneath my eyes. It is also oily, so I have a problem getting it to stay on my under eye area all day. You must definitely apply powder on top of it. I also do not like the powder/concealer compact. It is hard to open and get the just the right amount powder out.
I have dark, hereditary under eye circles. I have tried most all of the concealers on the market. I think that this one is the best for my dark circles. The only complaint that I have is that it is quite oily, which can create a problem with the lasting effects. I have oily skin so this definitely must be powdered. I found a great color match to my skin and will keep using it. Overall, a very good concealer especially when paired with the creamy concealer and yellow powder.
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Dickinson's Witch Hazel
avapearl 10/28/2007 4:48:00 PM
I have used many toners from various dept. store brands and I must say that this works just as well for my skin than any of the other high end versions. The bottle is large, it has a flip top for easier dispensing. It works well without overdrying my skin. I am very pleased, especially when considering the amount of product you get for the price. The only thing I do not like is the smell of witch hazel. Overall, it is a great product.