I truly, truly, truly, love my Mia! This product makes my skin super smooth and soft. I have had it a little over two weeks now and I love how supple and clean it makes my face feel. I chose this model over the Clarisonic/Clarisonic Plus because it cost a hundred dollars less and based on Youtube reviews, it has longer charge life( I also didn't want to hear the beeping the Clarisonic/Clarisonic Plus makes to tell you when to move on to another part of the face). I purchased the Hope is Beautiful Limited Edition model from Amazon.com for $122 from the seller Makemeheal. I previously purchased the i-Skin Pore Perfecting System from Sally's (which I loved because it makes your face feel just as soft for $25 with Sally's card/$30 without the card), but it just stopped working after having it less than a year (about 10 months) and I threw out the warranty information, so I couldn't return it to the manufacturer. I was thinking of getting the Olay Pro X (water-resistant) instead, but the Mia is waterproof and has a vented cover that you can put over the brush head, which stops the bristles from bending prematurely, while letting it air dry. The i-Skin bristles always got smooshed when I would store it in my cosmetic bag. I was also afraid that the Pro X might break on me because it was battery operated like the i-Skin (and I also couldn't tell if it came with a cover for the brush head bristles), so I chose the Mia and I am happy with my choice. I even think the bristles are a tiny bit softer on the Mia than the i-Skin, but they are about the same. I have been using it with both the Clarisonic cleanser and my trusty Clinique gel cleanser with similar cleansing results, but I prefer the Clinique. I really liked the i-Skin (I think it might have lasted longer if I removed the batteries after each use, who knows), but I think the Mia is a superior product that should seriously be considered in your decision for a facial cleansing tool.
I purchased the iSkin Pore Perfecting System and I love it!! It makes my skin super smooth and clean. It is battery-operated and the brush head has soft and gentle bristles that are shaped into a diamond (great for going around your nose). I use it every other day and it removes the excess oil from my T-zone perfectly. I used it with my normal cleansers (Cetaphil and Clinique liquid cleanser) and it works amazingly. I am not wild about the smell of the cleanser that it comes with, so I haven't tried it out yet, but I will try it at least once. The iSkin is supposed to be a dupe for the Clarisonic, which I haven't tried, but I think it is an awesome deep cleaning system in its own right.It sells for a great price. It is normally $29.99, but I have a Sally's card and it was $27.49 and I had a 20% of coupon, so I got if for about $22.50. I might get the Clarisonic Plus one day, just because it is rechargeable and has a body buffer (until then I will use rechargeable batteries), but this is an awesome, budget-friendly alternative to the Clarisonic.
Concealers -Hard Candy - Nobody's Perfect concealer palette
cdhar2 1/28/2010 2:06:00 PM
I bought this because I had been reading that you should use a pink concealer to even out your skin before using a concealer under the eye. I saw this and thought I'd give it a try. It is extremely greasy and it did not cover anything and it certainly didn't illuminate. I will be taking it back tomorrow.