Concealers -Neutrogena - SkinClearing Blemish Concealer
diamondsinthegrass 10/29/2012 3:38:00 PM
Doesn't really do much. As many reviewers said, it's a thin consistency, so you really want to just pat and not rub to apply. Rubbing just makes it come off. Beyond that, it says that it's for blemishes, but it's too thin to actually hide anything. Maybe some skin discoloration. Unfortunately, it has salicylic acid (not enough to do anything, but enough to irritate the eye), so it can't be used for undereye circles or darkness. It also turns to this powdery finish once it settles which serves as a glaring sign to point out any acne, and it doesn't stay on for long.
Other -Vaseline - Petroleum Jelly with cocoa butter
diamondsinthegrass 10/29/2012 3:32:00 PM
It's an all-in-one product. I use it primarily as an intense spot-moisturizer for my cuticles and elbows and a lip balm. It also serves, I think, as an eyelash conditioner. Rub it on the eyelashes at night, and in a week or two your eyelashes look somewhat thicker. Maybe. But this beats out Burt's Bees for me, in terms of lip balm. Works longer and loads cheaper.
I've used this product for a couple of weeks, and past the first week of "OMG WHY AM I BREAKING OUT SO MUCH?" I really like this as a cleanser. It feels nice, and the whole process of massaging it into your face is pretty soothing. I used to use daily exfoliators as cleansers, and this is definitely more gentle and my skin hasn't been this soft in forever. Note: you really, really need to take all of this off after use. Don't think, oh, I'll just pat it off with a dry towel. It's a cream, right? It can act as my moisturizer. No. Thoroughly wipe it off with a warm moist towel. All of it must come off. Make no mistake, this is not a moisturizer. Just a very moisturizing cleanser.
I have used this for five months, and have found that this product has no purpose but to make my hair feel residue-y and disgusting. It does not make my hair softer, it has not made my hair grow any longer, and after using this I feel like I have to wash my hair all over again. Also, this might have made my hair fall out more.
Second tube. I think this is the first lip balm that I've ever used all of. The ingredients are nice (lots of oils), the scent is pretty true to claim, and it moisturizes. When my lips were dry and chapped from neglect, this is what got them back to normal. It feels like a normal lip balm, but I think it works just a bit better. It also gives my lips a subtle sheen, which is an added bonus.
I was looking for a tinted lip balm, and figured I'd turn to the classic brand. Unfortunately, this was hugely disappointing. It made my lips dry and crack, and it felt like I had a layer of waxy powder on my mouth. The pigment also looked powdery (which, the way I see it, is not flattering). It also smelled/tasted horrible - like alcohol and wax. Big disappointment, I'm sorry I wasted my money on this.
I practically grew up with this product, so the smell - whcih is what most reviewers seem to be coomplaining about - doesn't bother me. It is an 'old' smell, but the product works. I find it soothing and hydrating, and it hasn't caused any breakouts. This product does, however, leave a slight oily sheen on your face, but I feel like that goes away pretty quickly. It's not something worth fretting over.
I got this in peppermint, so I can't vouch for any other flavor, but this didn't liveup to my relatively low expectations. It went on smooth, but in a really thick layer, and turned grainy when it touched my lips. On the bright side, nothing bad happened. But nothing good either. It felt like minty wax sitting on my lips - a rather synthetic minty. Also, it doesn't last very long. Maybe an hour if you do minimal talking and eating. Don't waste your money on it.