Works wonderful for me personally. I was recommended this by my dermatologist for acne. I wouldn't recommend using this everyday twice a day. possibly every night or every other night as it might dry out your skin. i would use a more gentle wash in between.
Primer/ Corrector -Almay - Smart Shade Perfect & Correct Primer
baebee 3/27/2012 8:34:00 PM
I bought this about a week ago at a CVS/Pharmacy drugstore for about $13.99. It was a tad bit pricey for drugstore but a good price for a primer since they are generally more expensive anyways. I like the bottle. It looks cool, its small and compact and its a pump. Much more sanitary and easier to dispense. You don't need to use a lot of it anyways. It is a very light formal; I didn't feel anything on my face. I use Olay Complete sensitive moisturizer first. Then this primer, and finish my skin with my mineral foundation and sometimes a translucent powder. So far I love it. My make up does indeed look smoother and my face is less red in the tzone. No break outs so far. There is BARELY an odor. You would have to sniff like a bloodhound to notice it.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
baebee 2/26/2011 8:35:00 PM
PROS: -Small and portable -Goes a long way -Stays on very well -Color is GREAT -Smooth and creamy but not too creamy -Reasonable price -Prefer gel over pencil -Great for that Wing look CONS: -I didn't really like the brush it came with it (or maybe it was because I wasnt used to applying the gel eyeliner since it was new to me, I'll have to try again to see lol) BONUS: I ran out of my brow pencil a while ago but I found using the leftover color on the brush (or dabbing just a TINY smidge) to fill in my eye brows works GREAT also. It just gives a little darker look to my brows and looks very natural. It's like a 2-in-1! <3
Moisturizers -Eucerin - Redness Relief Soothing Moisture Lotion SPF 15
baebee 2/26/2011 8:30:00 PM
Pros: -It was easy to use -I liked the packaging Cons: -Sadly, for me, this made me break out HORRIBLY. -Two uses and I gave up -On a scale of 1-10 on how it works before the breakout, I'd give it a 6.
Well first off, before I had terrible skin. Combination- break outs every now and then with uneven tone. I recently went to the dermatologist to get that sort out. (She prescribed me an antibiotic, Doryx, to keep the breakouts from coming and a gel type creme, called Ziana, thing to apply every night to peel off the bad top layers of skin -although i had to use it every other night since it dried me out). Anyways, now my skin is pretty decent although I do have unevenness. Which is what brought me to Bare Minerals. A couple friends recommended it so I decided to try it. I've used it for about 2 months now and I love it. I put it on right after applying my Olay Complete moisturizer and the mineral/powdery consistency works great to stick to the moisture. Coverage: pretty decent. It gives me a natural look. It gets more opaque with more layers of application, but I havent done that much since I dont need to. I really just use it to even out my skin tones from the redness. Price: I believe just for the foundation its around $25. I like it because I dont really need to use alot but even if I do, it feels like I'm not wearing anything! It HASNT made me break out at all. The few times I got a pimple or two has been because of sleeping late. So I do think the other reviews talking about break outs may have other factors. I've recommended this to my sister and mother and defintely recommend it for anyone else (maybe not for dry skin though). Note: you will defintely need a powder/ mineral/ or kabuki etc. brush