Love this sunscreen! The formula is very thin and liquidy, so a little goes a long way. It sinks in immediately with no sticky residue, and makeup goes on easily over top. The tint is a non issue for me-as soon as I rub it in it disappears completely. I have fair/med skin tone. For providing great sun protection with no issues this has been the best I've found so far!
Cleansers -Bliss Labs - clog-dissolving cleansing milk
ccsh 10/16/2010 11:03:00 PM
This creamy cleanser cleans my face really well without making it too dry, which is a rare thing in cleansers! I use tazorac so I'm prone to dryness, but have oily T zone issues at the same time, and this product deals with both issues nicely. I use it several ways: with my clarisonic brush as a regular cleanser or as a 5 minute masque while I'm in the shower. A bit expensive, but worth it for me.
Makeup Brushes -Smashbox - Face and Body Brush #19
ccsh 11/1/2008 3:28:00 PM
This brush is simply amazing to apply cream foundation. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't had a friend show me how a Smashbox MA used it. I alternate between chantecaille's real skin and Clarins instant smooth mousse foundations. It applies them both evenly, quickly, and leaves a flawlwss finish. Expensive, I know, but a one-time, fabulous investment.
Moisturizers -Bobbi Brown - oil control lotion spf 15
ccsh 10/26/2008 10:53:00 PM
I have finally found a moisturizer with good SPF that doesn't turn shiny on my combination skin. It's moisturizing enough for the dehydrated areas (Tazorac!), but doesn't aggravate my increasingly active T zone. It sinks right in, leaving a matte base for my cream foundation, without leaving any white residue. After trying a huge range of variously priced SPF moisturizing products, I'm very happy with this one!
Crème -Chantecaille - Real Skin SPF30 (reformulated)
ccsh 10/26/2008 10:47:00 PM
I really love this foundation. It's a very sheer coverage product-similar I think to a tinted moisturizer, without getting shiny on my T zone like the TM's I've tried. It gives a matte, but not dried looking finish that doesn't come off when I touch my face. Expensive, but worth it for me.
Cleansers -Ren - Zostera Marina Cleansing Milk Wash - Dry
ccsh 6/21/2007 12:44:00 AM
I really love this product. I use Tazorac, so my skin tends to be dry. This is the only cleanser I've found that doesn't leave my skin feeling tight after rinsing, but cleanses beautifully. Fabulous packaging as well!