If you have black hair, even a light color like the medium brown range won't change the color of your hair. I had a feeling it wouldn't do much, and it barely showed up any color. The smell was another problem, I've tried Garnier fructisse, and it had a strong floral smell but better than this one. It was just pure chemical, and the type that makes you want to vomit. If you have black hair and want faint changes in the color (but enough to show up!) I'd stick with the formulas designed for dark hair.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - All-In-One Makeup Removing Cleansing Wipes
choshinsei 11/2/2010 1:23:00 AM
I bought a pack of these and I thought I used them before with no problem. However, the day after I used these to wipe my makeup off... my face burned! Then I had to wipe off my eye makeup and start again... and my eyes burned! So... these went in the trash. Especially since the new makeup routine I did again today and my face didnt burn with the old make up wipes I do use.
The fact there is gel on the razor and when you get it wet = sticky mess when its not in use. So I find that difficult to deal with when I share a bathroom and have to move things(can't leave it in one place). So on that fact, I won't repurchase refills. The blade for me also gets dull really fast, and I don't have thick hair on my legs!
It was okay of a concealer, I actually got it on sale for $22 instead of the usual $28 and figured I'll try it for the ... still fairly expensive price. I got it in Medium Tan and I'm approx a NW15 in Mac for concealers. It was really orange on me but I usually cover it up with something else. My dark circles still come through if I don't use enough :/ But then its a tiny tube so that's counterproductive!
I am pretty sure this is what caused my eyes to be irritated. I have contacts, so if anything microscopic like dust, flakes of mascara or whatever get stuck... it gets stuck and irritated! Today I tried a different mascara and I wasn't a blinking, painful red mess. So this is going in the makeup graveyard ;/ Luckily, I got this as a BOGO.
I don't think this is what caused my breakout around my nose area, but I did notice this product had a strange smell to it. Since smelling it... I can't bring myself to use it. When I did, it didn't really do anything stellar. Oh, well.. at least it was only $3 and not like $30 down the drain!
I used this for 4 years and it never occurred to me that it was causing my insane amount of pimples (well I'm sure diet and stress were helping). It felt itchy and like ants were crawling over my face and when I decided to try and use something else (Physican's Formula version), sure enough, the random, red, inflamed pimples were gone! I never got full blown acne with patches of bumps from this, but it probably did cause the random, intense pimples. :( Never again!
Loose Powders -Maybelline - Shine Free Oil Control Loose Powder
choshinsei 6/25/2010 3:07:00 PM
There's a lot of product in there, but it does an okay job for being a setting powder. I use it on top of my Physician's Formula powder, as I'm trying to see if I can clear up all my pimples that were probably caused by Bare Minerals. But I don't think I would purchase again once I run out.
I think I'll go back to Blistex, at least I don't look like I just smeared grease on my lips and a strange after taste. A straight up medicinally one like Blistex I can handle, but this was kind of odd.
Lotions/ Creams -Aveeno - Daily Moisturizing Lotion
choshinsei 6/25/2010 2:55:00 PM
Ironically, this helped me when I had the breakout from the Aveeno sunscreen and I had a RX ointment that completely got rid of the eczema.
It felt like it was lingering on top of my skin versus actually absorbing nicely and moisturizing. I may use it for my hands and arms, so I don't feel bad about wasting money. I should have known Ponds doesn't work for me!
First time I tried this sunscreen, I think I used most of it on my neck and sparingly on the rest of my body. This was when I was on a vacation and in a hot area, so I figured maybe it was the climate that made me react that way. I also had a different face lotion, so I figured the face lotion was the culprit for the burning sensation that happened when I got back to the hotel. I ended up with hives on my neck from possibly the face lotion, sunscreen and a food allergy. I tried this sunscreen again after the initial set of hives went down, and once again... small itchy bumps all over my skin at random times. And on my neck I have red patches of itchy marks at random places on my neck. Then I came and read the reviews here to find that a few other people had the same itchy red bumps reaction, and the review about it being the most chemical/unsafe sunscreen... Aish. In the trash this thing goes! Don't get it. The quest for a sunscreen that doesn't break me out continues on...
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
choshinsei 5/7/2010 4:15:00 AM
Continued from my review about the Lotion version, the Gel version oddly enough doesn't burn my skin. I thought I didn't have that sensitive of skin as I can wear most of the drugstore brands no problem (unlike my mom who has extremely sensitive skin and has to search for hypoallergenic/high end). But apparently the lotion version burns me up. The gel one is way better.
Moisturizers -Cetaphil - Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF15
choshinsei 3/24/2010 5:04:00 AM
I ended up getting whiteheads/blackheads more frequently than usual from this product. It also smelled kind of awful to me, like the scent that you kind of don't want to be bothered with everyday. I eventually switched to another moisturizer and the clogged pores eventually went down.
Eyeliner -MAC - Penultimate Eye Liner - Rapidblack
choshinsei 3/12/2010 4:55:00 PM
I got mine in October 2009 and it is still working the same as it did when I first got it. It's super black on me and it doesn't budge and make the panda eyes on me either. I would definitely buy it again when I run out! Maybe I ended up getting a good one in comparison to the other people's bad reviews?