OK I've waited a long time to do this review because I have gone back and forth and have been really conflicted as to if this is a good product and worth the money, but I think it's time I put my 2 cents down. For about the first 3 months I had this I thought I had wasted my money, I really felt I could get the same or better results with an exfoliation cloth or face buffer. When I got the deep pore brush I did like the product a whole lot better. The normal brush that comes with it is crap! Too rough yet doesn't exfoliate good, just irritates your skin pretty much. The deep pore brush is what makes this product good, I suggest you buy one with your clarasonic and don't even bother with the normal brush. The deep pore brush is more gentle yet somehow exfoliates deeper despite being more gentle on the skin. Have a seen a dramatic change in my skin?... Well sadly no I haven't. Would I buy this product again? Well mine broke after 2 months, I had no warranty (more on that in a minute), so I had to really think if I wanted to dish out another lot of money. The funny thing is that after having so much hate for this product for feeling like I wasted my money initially, now that I has gotten used to it I don't feel like my skin is clean without it. I finally caved after a few weeks and dished out the money for a new one. I am addicted! I don't know if my review helps as I am quite conflicted myself but I do now think it is overall worth buying if you have the money though not a miracle product. TIPS: - Do not buy from ebay or any unauthorised sellers! This is what I did the first time, I brought on ebay from a seller who said they are an authorised reseller and that my purchase would be covered by warranty. Two months later it stopped working. I sent several messages and emails to the ebay seller with no reply, I can no longer leave any bad feedback to warn others as it has been too long. I lost my money. I contacted clarasonic direct and they have said no ebay or amazon seller is authorized and they will not supply warranty if you got from this source. They have a list of authorized sellers on the website, I suggest you only get from these places if you want to be covered when you clarisonic breaks. -My other tip is that I think the other models are a waste of money and the mia is better value. You're not going to use the multiple speeds, the speed of the mia is just right. The thing I like about the other models is the drying stand as a charger, my mia pretty much has to lie on the counter when charging which I don't like, makes the bathroom look messy. However, for the price difference I don't feel the extra cost is worth that small advantage. -Apart from this my third tip is just get the deep pore brush from the start, the normal brush is a waste of time.
Contrary to the name "Sheer Glow" this is excellent for oily skin like my own. I actually got the Sheer Matte too and I like this much better, I did half my face in the Matte and half my face in Glow and the glow is much better, goes on silky and even where as the Matte just sits weird on my skin and wont blend in. I thought the Matte was ok till I compared it to this and this is much better. It is actually more matte finish then a luminous dewy finish the "glow" would suggest. I find this is perfect for my oily skin. You must wear this with a primer, when worn without it sinks into my pores and you can see the little dots where it has done so. I actually use Dr Brant Pore Refiner as a primer and it works very well. Combined they keep me matte all day. Love this foundation and will buy again. I feel it looks so natural just like my skin but flawless which is what I like! I don't want to look like I'm wearing foundation! Also worth mentioning it is clay based so apparently good to apply with your fingers which is how I have used it but am keen to try with a brush and see what happens. I gave four stars because the packaging is horrible! Glass bottle with no pump :(, you can buy the pump separate (which I have done) but was an extra $20 or so. Without the pump you waste so much! I guess the ok thing is you can reuse the pump on your next bottle and so on. Also the glass bottle means a) you can't squeeze or cut the last of the product out b) one drop and there goes your expensive foundation. Pull your head in nars and get some decent packaging!
It's OK, just OK. Is quite a thick cream and provides good coverage for a BB cream. Covers up my red patches and even under eye circles to some extent :) I also don't like it because it's thick it feels greasy on my face and I kind of feel like I want to wash it off all day, it feels sticky, I wish it was matte. I have very oily skin and while it seems to prohibit the production of more oil I feel like the texture of the product is greasy in it self. If I touch my face on something during the day a greasy beige smudge will ensure, I don't like that I prefer thing that set to a matte finish on my face. I initially got a sample of the lighter colour natural beige and the colour was way too light for me but I LOVED the product when I first tried it so got a full size in 2 the deeper calm beige colour. Well it came and still not a colour match it is a VERY COOL tone beige, both shades are very cool. It's not really my colour but it does counteract the red in my skin which is a plus. Looks very unnatural when I first apply but then sort of blends into my skin tone after 30 mins. Apparently it has ingredients like "Pure Gold", "Velvet" and "Deer Antler" :/ I don't know how I feel about this. Crazy Asian products (I can say that cause I'm asian ;) I use a lot of skin actives that are well researched and proved, pure gold, velvet and deer antlers sound like a bit of a gimmick to me. I also had slight sensitivity at first but seems to have gone now. Maybe it was the deer antlers hahaha! The other thing I need to mention is it is apparently whitening, like most asian products, I'm asian but grew up in australia so I like to be tanned not white :/ The good thing is I have found no whitening effects. PROs - 30+ SPF - Nice Coverage. - Actually covers my huge pores well. CONs - Thick and greasy. - Gold, velvet and deer antlers
I'm a beauty junkie I use so many expensive luxury skin brands but Pure Rosewater as a toner is one beauty thing I have never been able to beat. I've used this for ten years since I was a teenager, I get it for $6.95AUD from the freo markets in Western Australia. This is the one skin product that has been in my routine for years. It just feels so beautifully refreshing on my skin, I feel it calms and moisturises my skin and just makes it feel alive. I have oily skin and everything I've read that witchhazel is better for oily skin and rosewater is good for dry but I just can't get enough of how nice this makes my skin feel. It's so calming on my skin it brings down inflammation. I always bring some in a little spray bottle when I fly to spitz and refreshen I think it's better then thermal water.