Been using this for a week. It is a small tube GWP. Unlike other reviewers, I do not find this cleanser lathers or suds at all. It does a good job of cleaning though, and only leaves my skin a little tight. I would not buy this product (esp. as the company animal tests ).... Too expensive for no real payoff.
Concealers -Mally Beauty - Cancellation Concealer 3-piece system
drpsyc 10/27/2011 10:01:00 PM
As others have said, this is the worst concealer i have ever used. Yes it stays put, but at the price of settling into lines under eyes (lines not perceptible when bare faced!). Packaging is ok....the concealer end of the double ended brush is very poorvquality though. fYI, i have used lots of different concealers in my time. Cheap ones to expensive. The color is awful for this one (i am fair to medium, and the medium kit gave me reverse racoon eyes). The texture is thick and uber dry. using eye cream (either before or after or both) does not help. I have, however, located the HG of concealers! Check out Ultraflesh brand on the sephora website. I left a review there (danielle). Soon i will post review here. Ultraflesh also contains peptides etc, so one gets benefits all day (and it is long wearing and very light feeling) plus one could wear it to sleep if need be. Works fine on other parts of face too. amazing.
This is super as a cheek color. used alone it imparts a dewey quality to apples of cheeks with no real deposit of color (on me anyway. am light-medium warm tone).
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - The Porefessional
drpsyc 8/5/2011 7:04:00 PM
Amazing! I could actually see an air brush effect when applied to half my forehead. i have some large shallow pores there and this product bkurred them right out! fantastic. very light and basicalky sheer. the pic of before and after is a good example if how it blurs instantly (see the top pic).
Highlighters -Tarte - Smooth Operator Illuminating Serum
drpsyc 8/5/2011 6:55:00 PM
see my review in the tinted moisturizer category.
Tinted Moisturizer -Tarte - Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Moisturizer
drpsyc 8/5/2011 6:54:00 PM
This review is for Tarte's smooth operator amazonian clay illuniatibg serum. i,m not sure what product the other reviewers are wruting about. there is no color selection for this product. it acts like a TM and primer. it is light and provides nice coverage fir evening out skin tone. not at all heavy in humidty. i think the cocerage can be built up w extra applications, but have not tried this.
great product. i put a thick layer on before bed and wake with full lips!
Treatments -Sally Hershberger - Hyper Hydration Super Keratin
drpsyc 8/4/2011 12:11:00 AM
Terrible product. i so wanted this to work, but all it did was massively dry out my hair and amped up the frizz. what a waste. it is alledged to be similar to her high end product line (forget product name, but is keratin and used for straightening har). have not tried the high end one, so cannot say if it would work.
Hair -Wen by Chaz Dean - Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner
drpsyc 7/31/2011 12:35:00 AM
tried the whole line for two years, a few months at a time. worked maybe three times total. a complete waste of money. my hair became frizzy and was a mess. switched to aussie moist and their conditoner....bought on sale....needed something to save the mess Wen created. luckily the aussie products worked and i now have soft, shiny hair after a few days of use. dont waste your money on Wen.
Bought this and the conditioner in pump style on sale at walgreens. all i can say is it saved my hair in a few days from a few years of using Wen products. am so glad i bought this...my hair was a frizzy mess from Wen!! My hair is now soft, smooth and super shiny. phew!
nice brush, easy to use, and nice application. the only drwaback is it is not at all a dark black and cannot apply extra coats. maybe their new Script liner is better.
Lip Treatments -Christian Dior - Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm
drpsyc 7/30/2011 11:01:00 PM
ilike this a lot. very light but bright pink color, if that makes sense. feels good on lips and cares for them. is expensive tjough, and suspevt with some legwork i. ould find something similar for a lot cheaper. fyi, way better than o-glow which develops into an unflattering pink color.....but same principle as others hsve said. note that the color is not long lasting by any means....maybe an hour.
was not sure if i liked this at first. even after reading reviews on web was unsure how to apply. i discovered i like it best on a naked lash, swiped on each one quickly, run through with metal comb, and BOOM! major long lashes that are super dark. i do use careprost on my lashes a few times a week, so have length anyway, but this added even more...and the color dotted between lashes made up for volume. this is great product and not atvall as heavy as even one coat of normal mascara...and looks better with no smudging etc. bonus....this company is PETA approved :) EDIT: discovered that using bare escentuals brushless mascara wand (that fits perfectly but cannot be twisted shut in the hourglass packaging) makes application a little easier.
Mascara -Bare Escentuals - Flawless Definition mascara
drpsyc 11/7/2009 12:09:00 AM
I like the brush applicator (in fact, this is the only rubber applicator i like of any brand). The formula is OK. Not great. There is no volume and it makes my long lashes droop (fyi - long lashes due to Latise!). Have tried with two different eyelash primers and still no luck.
Tinted Moisturizer -Hourglass - Illusion Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free SPF 15
drpsyc 9/19/2009 8:38:00 PM
Have been a happy BE gal for 10+ years. But, thinking a bit of dewiness would be better; took the plunge on this TM (BE radiances OK, but not quite what I wanted) . Expensive - yes. Thick - yes. Heavier then I need - yes. Overall - well worth it. I have even skin tone with small pores (thanks dermalogica!! and genetics!!).....and like the finish I get with this TM using the Hourglass primer underneath topped with a quick swipe with the Hourglass buki for a final smooth finish ( I mix the TM with a dermalogica moisturizer to thin it out). Lasts all day. Was concerned when i first bought it as it seemed to settled into my lines.pores (the few i have) but who the heck looks that close anyway??? I highly recommend this product...and once I use up all my BE foundation I may be a permanent convert. Will update though.....one never knows and maybe my lighting is bad for both products!!! I do like the cruelty free aspect of hourglass products, and spent $400 to replace all my brushes with their cruelty-free ones. (BE brushes are animal hair...that is why they smell funky when you wash them. and get scratchy when you don't. gross). ***UPDATE: WAAAYYY too glittery. Am going to try using a light dusting of BE mineral veil on top to see if that tones down the glitter, but I'm not a fan (of glitter or mineral veil). :(