Concealers -Almay - Clear Complexion Blemish Healing Spot Concealer
cancorso 7/14/2011 10:01:00 AM
I like this concealer - it's easy to apply, looks natural after blends with my BB cream. he only problem with this is I think it make post-blemish spots worse - don't let them heal. other than that - it stays on for a long time, don't stray. don't have to re-apply several times which is very helpful. need to find another strong concealer for post-blemish spots though.
I liked this BB cream - good coverage for bb cream, didn't break me out. I even applied it without moisturizer and it didn't dry out my skin. and it also contains SPF which is essential during summer. all-in-one product
I like this clay mask. easy to use, leaves skin very clean, doesn't dry skin out. recently picked it up in walmart.
good anti -wrinkle lip balm, fells nice ans silky on lips, as a result lips feel tighter and wrinkles are a bit noticed, but are much less - tried a sample and like it. will purchase one day
good foundation - bought it in China and liked it (generally no breakouts), feels nice, leaves matte finish, easy to apply. bad packaging though, but at least has a plastic spoon attached to the cap.
Liquid -Chanel - Mat Lumiere Long Lasting Luminous Matte Fluid Makeup SPF 15
cancorso 5/18/2011 3:08:00 PM
good coverage, wish they had more color shades to choose from. I like to use this foundation when I don't have any even small blemishes as it will just make them worse. a little bit yellowish for my skin tone. expensive, good packaging (hygienic). overall good high end foundation.
it used to help with hair dryness a while back. I've bought it a year ago in a big bottle and somehow it doesn't work at all. maybe they've changed formula recently I don't really know but there is no result still. still looking for more effective conditioner to prevent hair ends from breaking.. Schwarzkopf brand hair care products are way better but I haven't found it in Canada though.
overall this is a great product for acne-prone sensitive skin, especially if you're using acne treatment as it leaves dry patches and this creme helps hydrating your skin very well. it contains tea tree oil and vitamin e which are very essential to heal acne/blemishes, reduce skin redness and irritation. no break outs so far. cons: it's a bit heavy on my skin, doesn't absorb very well and leaves a shiny look, not mat at all. and it also has a strong tea tree oil - smell, so can't be wearing alone, an be a good base for other skin care products. it comes in a jar - it would've been better if it was in a more hygienic packaging.
Liquid -Unlisted Brand - Lycogel - Anti-Aging Camouflage (new)
cancorso 5/12/2011 10:51:00 AM
just tried the foundation yesterday - definitely a good experience! I'd say it covers 95% of imperfections, feels a bit drying, so you have to moisturize your face with some heavy-duty moisturizer before you apply this foundation. overall looks good - I bought a cream shade (very light) and it looks just like my skin, but will have to mix it with darker shade after getting a lil bit of tan. it also covers almost all redness, but have to use concealer on most acne/blemish spots. the only downside - expensive and it's hard to find it here in Canada. Bad news is it can look cakey, and you can tell you're wearing foundation if you stand too close. Update: looks yellowish on my skin. 4 lippies
this products is very good acne treatment solution. it dries acne well. the only downside is it's smell, oily texture so it's better to use it when you're staying home. you can find a cheaper version in a bigger bottle in Walmart
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
cancorso 5/11/2011 1:49:00 PM
I had tried a sample of this moisturizing lotion and thank God I haven't purchased the whole bottle as I was considering to use it instead of my Nitonth hydrating lotion (Taiwan brand), as it looks like it's not available outside of Taiwan/China. Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion didn't do anything good to my skin, it broke me out in the evening of the first day I used it and the next day as well. I've been using Dr. Brandt oil-free hydrator which i a bit pricey and moisturizes only surface layer - doesn't solve dry skin's problem after acne treatment, but still a good product and never broke me out as Clinique's did.
Lotions/ Creams -Lancome - Nutrix Royal Mains Hand Creme
cancorso 5/11/2011 1:39:00 PM
pros : great product! one of the best hand creams for sure! I like the texture and the feeling of silky hands, it absorbs fast . cons: expensive. I think good alternative would be - Neutrogena hand cream
Mascara -Chanel - Inimitable Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel
cancorso 5/11/2011 1:25:00 PM
great product, but very expensive. very good quality, if you don't buy it in Hong Kong :)
Cleansers -Paula's Choice - Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser
cancorso 5/11/2011 1:18:00 PM
Absolutely love this cleanser, but would like to try something similar to this one which is more easy to get - drugstore. I've been using this cleanser for about 2 years now, leaves my skin clean and not drying at all! Definitely recommend if to people with acne-prone skin.
gives you a very nice-silky feeling, looks nice if your skin isn't dry, otherwise will show all the imperfections - dry spots and flaky areas.