Moisturizers -Olay - Definity Deep Penetrating Foaming Moisturizer
csams 11/9/2008 6:15:00 PM
I guess I was suckered in by all of the recent magazine beauty editorials on the Olay Definity Line (I know..I know). I bought the entire line. The jury is still out on most of it; however, I do not like this moisturizer at all. I tried using it one morning, under my mineral makeup, and I had to clean my face and start over with my regular moisturizer. The Olay moisturizer felt greasy and sticky going on. But, it started balling up when I applied my makeup. I thought it might be a result of the foundation brush, so I tried again a few days later with regular foundation and had the same issues. I guess I will use this as a night-time moisturizer, until it's gone. I definately won't be repurchasing though. I hope the rest of the line is better than this.
I purchased this mascara after a recommendation from the SA at Sephora and reading the reviews here. I was hoping for the fabulous results that some of you ladies have had. Unfortunately, I found this mascara to be just average. I like the wand, and my lashes looked a tag longer, but this product did nothing for their volume. And, I had to work around several clumps. I won't repurchase this mascara. It was OK, but I'm still on a search for the HG!
Loose Powders -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Matte Finishing Veil
csams 11/2/2008 3:39:00 PM
I bought this to use as a finishing power for my mineral makeup. I specifically purchased this product because of the packaging. I thought it would be a handy way to reapply throughout the day, without having to drag along a pot of powder and a separate brush. I am usually a fan of Physician's Formula products; however, this powder looks very cakey and noticably powdery on my face. I thought this was caused by the packaging. The first time I used the product, it worked like a charm, every time after that powder gathered in the brush while it is in my makeup bag, and too much powder ended up coming out. The brush was also pretty rough. So, never wanting to give up, I emptied the powder into an empty mineral pot. Only to still have problems with caking. I am giving in and throwing this in the trash. I'm really disappointed in this product.
Treatments (Eye) -Cosmedicine - Opti-mologist with Light Diffusers
csams 10/20/2008 11:40:00 PM
I had high hopes for this product. It didn't work for me at all. It didn't fill in the small wrinkles under my eyes, and it felt very greasy. It never really absorbed into my skin, which made my foundation look horrible under my eyes.
I really didn't care for this mascara at all. After curling, applying primer, combing lashes (because the primer made my lashes stick together), applying mascara, and combing again (mascara was clumpy) I would expect to have FABULOUS lashes. Instead, I could barely tell the difference between my primered/mascara'd lashes and my naked lashes. My only consulation is that I got my tube free at CVS.
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Everyday Protection Body Lotion UVA & UVB Spf 15
csams 10/14/2008 11:16:00 PM
I guess I'm one of the few that likes this lotion. I don't find the scent to be bothersome at all. I have found that the lotion absorbs into my skin and isn't oily. I use this lotion for "normal" days. I use a higher SPF when I'm going to spend a lot of time in the sun.
I've been using this for almost three months - targeting it on my dark spots only. I am fairly pleased with the results. My spot is not gone, but it was lightened. I think with continued use that the spot will be history.
Moisturizers -Exuviance - Evening restorative complex
csams 10/14/2008 11:06:00 PM
I really like this moisturizer. It feels good on my skin, absorbs well, and doesn't make my face oily. I would have given the product 5 lippies, but I could do without the cream's fragrance.
I really don't get the hype and accolades that this mascara receives. I have tried it several times over the years (just in case I've missed something before). The consistency is too thin for my tastes, the brush is too small, and the product always ends up smudging under my eyes.