I am pleasantly surprised by how well this concealer worked. I usually use the MAC concealer in the pot and the benefit erase paste so when I tried this, I didn't have much hope for it since it's a little bit less expensive than the other ones I have used. Anyhow, my skin is very oily (about 2-3 hours after applying makeup I grease up) and it's hard for my concealers to stay in place the whole day. I also have redness around my nose area which are hard to hide sometimes, but this concealer did a really great job at staying put and covering up any redness that I have. I went on very creamy and was easy to blend (I blend the concealer with my fingers). Also, it was very pigmented so no need to use a whole lot; one swipe of this concealer over the area is good enough to cover under eye circles, redness, or skin discolorations. I recommend this product for those who are looking for a smooth and highly pigmented stick concealer.
The packaging could be a lot better but as for the product, I really enjoy it. After showering I would run a dime size amount of the product into my short hair, leave it in for the amount of time I do my makeup in, and then I blow dry. My hair would feel amazingly soft and there are no frizzes anywhere.
Scrubs -St. Ives - Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control
cooliositt 7/28/2010 1:33:00 AM
This scrub is a definite must buy. I have oily/acne prone and sensitive skin and had always liked to try new exfoliators and I time and time again I come back to this product. It had done wonders for my skin. It helped my acne go down and gives my skin such a nice, clean, soft feeling. I recommended this to my bestfriend (her skin is oily and sensitive too) and she also loves this... now I'm recommending this product to you. =) Go give it a try; it's affordable and effective!
These strips are amazing at taking out blackheads and other impurities you may have in your skin. After taking off these strips (let me warn you, taking of these strips hurts), your skin will feel very clean but may also feel tight and dry so be sure to moisturizer afterwards. =)
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
cooliositt 7/28/2010 1:19:00 AM
I naturally have oily skin and this moisturizer seems to make my skin more oily. It did moisturize my skin like it says it would do, but the whole feeling of it on my face was very greasy/sticky... it felt disgusted. I wouldn't recommend it for oily combination skin. I may exchange it for the Dramatically Different Moisturizing gel though.
This is my first MAC foundation and I have been using it for about five months now. At first when I bought this foundation I loved it because it has wonderful coverage, a large range of color so the foundation matched me perfectly, and a major plus was that it was oil free. After using it more frequently I have decided that this foundation just wasn't the one for me... it broke me out, accentuated my pores and dry spots, made my face itchy, rubbed off on my clothes, and the great coverage just doesn't cut it anymore if that is what is breaks me out. I'm glad it had worked for others but this one is a no go for me. I don't think I will even try it again.