This is my go-to mascara. I have very long, straight, thin lashes. This is not a great formula for volume (and I no longer believe there is such a thing as a volumizing formula since I have tried them ALL). But it gets every lash, is a real black, never flakes, and is easy to remove. For all of those reasons, I keep coming back to it. It's also pretty inexpensive and it goes on sale often, so I actually throw it away as often as recommended (every 3 months, which I refuse to do with more expensive mascaras). All in all, this product is absolutely worth a try.
Moisturizers -Guinot - Hydrazone Moisturizing Cream - All Skin Types
dcbabe 12/26/2007 8:38:00 PM
I bought the Créme Hydrallergic about 2 weeks ago because my facialist recommended it. I have mild rosacea. My skin doesn't react at all to this cream, which is great. But I think I need a little more moisturizing for the winter. It smells a little old fashioned, but I still recommend it for anyone with mild rosacea. (I was using the Eucerin line of anti-redness products. I stopped and bought the Guinot soothing line bec I think the Eucerin was causing breakouts. Once I stopped using the Eucerin, my skin cleared up immediately.)
Powder -Bare Escentuals - bare Minerals Foundation #2/#3 & Mineral Veil
dcbabe 3/12/2007 7:06:00 PM
I bought this product because I have newly diagnosed rosacea and now everything makes my skin break out, including the Clinique liquid I have used for years. The Good: "Light" and "Medium Beige" both match my skin really well (I am fair, but not that fair and have dark hair). It certainly improves the overall look of my skin, making it appear less red and more uniform. The Bad: It doesn't cover as well as liquid foundation - some red spots are still visible. It doesn't seem to matter how much I use. And I don't particularly like the Kabuki brush that it came with (I bought the starter kit) because the hairs fall out. I am going to get the Bisque concealer to see if that helps with the red spots. Will keep MUA posted...