Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - The All Natural Face tinted lip balms
ed8888 3/18/2013 12:46:00 AM
Purchased this in Terracotta and would NOT get this color again but am buying it in other colors. Terracotta is exactly as the name says, like the orangey clay pot color, and the description online of the tinted balms says they fairly sheer these puppies are dark and intense. This color is not wearable on me by itself but I dab a little bit on and then mix with lots of clear lipcolor. My purpose of tinted balms is to have a moisturizing easy touch up during the day but I can't take this anywhere and just put it on, it is so dark. The non-smell is great and the moisturizing properties of the balm are good.
Eyeliner -Unlisted Brand - Gabriel Cosmetics - ZuZu Luxe Eyeliner
ed8888 3/2/2013 10:22:00 PM
Ouch! I really wanted to like this, always want to use more natural color products. The ingredient list is great. Got the grey color and it is downright painful to use, it is so hard. the color that does come out is faint and fades easily. RATS!
Powder -Unlisted Brand - Honeybee Gardens pressed mineral powder foundation
ed8888 1/24/2013 1:27:00 AM
Amazing stuff at an amazing price. I've tried all kinds of minerals - loose and pressed, and always like the idea of loose for portability. After reading reviews all over, mostly positive, I purchased the Supernatural (light neutral) and the Luminous (med neutral) with the compact, all items around $7-8 each on the Swanson health website. I am probably a NC30 or so, Asian toned skin but with a tiny bit of olive. Got the powders and have only yet tried the lighter one, which seems just right for winter toned skin. It applies smoothly and evenly with a brush, the color not noticeable but seems to cover nicely (I use a tinted moisturizer underneath everything). I'm impressed!!
I have the foundation toned nail polish by RGB called HIPPXRGB created by Jenna Hipp to match your skin tones. I have opaque tone F2. It is a very peachy color, almost a light salmon, which works well with my hands because I have lots of red in my fingertips (my hands look so ugly with blue toned or the hipper greige colors because the red tones contrast so much) but if your hands are not so peachy it may not work well...try this out first somewhere.
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Acure Eraser Balm
ed8888 10/26/2012 12:43:00 AM
The product pretty much does what it is supposed to do. An herbally scent which is tolerable. What I can't stand about this is that my jar (perhaps it is not the case with them all?) is really gritty. Put this on your face and there are gritty particles which don't melt in like the rest of the balm. I can't figure out what it is and it is offputting...I'll layer it as a moisturizer on top of serums but the grit just sits there all night long. Yuck. *update*: still has the little gritty particles, I am going back to using Egyptian magic which they sell in gigantic jars at Whole Foods and a $40 giant jar +smaller jar at Costco.
Love these jelly ponytailers. Finally, a product that stays put. I've used the regular Goody stay put and the thick Scunci elastics for ponytails for years but they always slip a little and eventually lose elasticity. These are lovely, they stay on my wrist without being too tight but hold the hair in place without moving. Yeah! At $4 a pack it's a good buy.
Sunscreen -Unlisted Brand - Eminence Sun Defense Minerals
ed8888 12/23/2009 1:05:00 AM
I have this mineral powder sunscreen in three versions and two packages. #0 translucent in a refill shaker, #1 honey apple in a refill shaker and #2 Cherries and Berries in the push brush. #0 is great, a very light, almost no scent, and the powder sort of looks whitish but seems to blend in ok. Great for my fair skinned kid who can't stand cream sunblocks. My daughter loves #2 in the brush, but our brush cracked after a little while. The #2 smells really yummy, like a berry mix, and it does look dark but blends in ok on my daughter's tanned skin. Easy to put on, etc. #1, though, is truly yucky and I would not repurchase. The color is a hideous orangey yellow that looks ok on the fairskinned kid but the smell is so awful, a fakey apple smell that just does not go away. The powder is too orangey for my skin plus the yucky smell, I feel so bad that he is breathing that scent in all day long, I stopped using it on him. In general, This stuff lasts a long, long time and though it's expensive it really isn't much per use cost.
**UPDATED 12/22/09** Works, works, works. Still using it a few times a week and it may be a combination of factors (it is winter, with less CA sun, plus Philosophy C powder in daytime, etc., etc) but the pigmentation is really fading greatly compared with the dark yucky spots from a week of camping during the summer. It works. This stuff is crazy expensive. That said, it does seem to be effective. I was looking for something to address sun damage and hyperpigmentation without hydroquinine, and this seemed to be the only thing on the market without other undesirables such as propylene glycol, etc. As it is all natural and organic, it seems to work gradually but I have noticed spots getting lighter. it doesn't have the instant pow of my HQ TriLuma prescription, but then again, that's ok. You get a 1oz bottle of gooey beige liquid (very hard to squeeze out) and a small bottle of fine powder that you sprinkle onto a small droppersful of the gooey beige to mix together. There is a smell like incense, probably from the frankincense or other ingredients in there, but it isn't unpleasant. To be used at night. Ingredients Green & white tea*, neroli hydrosol, calendula-infused jojoba oil*, rosehip seed* and blackberry seed oil, Vitamin E, non-GMO lecithin, MVO botanical anti-aging & calming glycerites, pearl powder, rosemary oleoresin, extracts of uva ursi*, licorice, black elderberry*, paper mulberry, xantham gum, lactic acid (1%), DMAE, glucosamine HCL, silk powder, rice powder, centrophenoxine, potassium sobate, honeysuckle, essential oils of cistus, curcuma, helichrysum & frankincense *ORGANIC Brightening Supplement: Vitamin C, kojic acid, and licorice extract.
Powder -Aubrey Organics - Natural Translucent Base
ed8888 4/22/2009 2:02:00 AM
I'm really enjoying this powder in Beige. it's a very neutral color, ALMOST pinkish, but it works well when mixed with minerals for me to boost the coverage which is very sheer, and to give a nice glowy finish. As others have mentioned, the cinnamony smell is pleasant and light. I need coverage so I would not use it alone.
Mascara -Physicians Formula - Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara
ed8888 4/6/2009 6:31:00 PM
I probably would buy this again. It does go on thick but I didn't experience as much smudging as other reviewers have. Seemed to last all day.
Foundations -Physicians Formula - Organic Wear Liquid Foundation
ed8888 4/6/2009 6:29:00 PM
I have this in Creamy Beige and tend to use a dab with my whitish sunblock - this makes a perfect tinted moisturizer for me that lasts nicely. Strong but not unpleasant lavendar scent. **UPDATE**: During the winter months my skin is lighter and Creamy natural (plus my sunblock) is a nice fit. I do top with some mineral powder and/or finishing powder as it leaves me shiny by itself, but the coverage is still nice.
It does add a little bit of glowiness to the skin, but as other reviewers have said, if it's oxidized then it's worthless. The jar leaves a lot of cream exposed, and you can see the cream inside turning brown within a few days. There is a strong perfume-y smell to the cream.
Not too impressed with this. Average staying power (main reason I bought this), it seems to disappear after half a day. the color, smoke was ok. I'll stick w/ my Dr. Hauschka which seems to last longer.
Foundations -Meow Cosmetics - Pampered Puss Mineral Foundation
ed8888 6/2/2007 1:18:00 PM
Overall a very nice mineral foundation. The colors are pretty light, and while the texture is good, for the Pampered puss level the coverage is so, so sheer. I smeared some of the this on a piece of paper and then smeared some of my other brands of MMU and the pigment was so light. When I applied heavy layers to my face although it doesn't look cakey it does look a little powdery at first, and my freckling and uneven skintone STILL show through, it looks like I am wearing powder instead of foundation. The colors are very nice and natural though. Since they do offer a heavier coverage MMU I am going to sample that next and then see if it will work.
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Rosacea Care Serum
ed8888 2/14/2007 11:42:00 PM
I got this in a sampler pack. I do not have rosacea but do have one problem patch on my nose of flaking, bright red, sensitive skin that I've tried EVERY imaginable product on to soothe and stop the flaking and redness: oils, aloe, ointments, dermatologists' sulfur and cortisone creams, nothing works on it, except this! I never thought the flakiness and redness would go away but it has, and I (never thought I could say THIS!) can practically go without foundation now. Totally a must try for sensitve and irritated skin!!!