This is my new HG eyelid primer! I used to use the good ol' UDPP, but it was so expensive so when I saw reviews on this, I swung my local Target to pick some up and have been so happy with it ever since. I don't wear primer every day becuase lots of days I go with no shadow or a a single neutral tone, but when I do dress my eyes up, this is my new go to primer. In my opinion it works just as well as UDPP and is so much more affordable. Plus I LOVE the doe foot applicator! :) I would definitely recommend this to someone who is looking for an affordable UDPP dupe or is just looking for a primer in general. It really is an amazing product.
I like this product, but now as a foundation. I use a little bit of it as a primer under my other, fuller coverage foundation. For those of you that complain of balling up or having a chalky finish, that's because you're using too much product. This foundation is not meant to have good coverage. The coverage is very sheer and you cannot build it up, so don't try to. Those with oily skin may also find that this works better for them because it doesn't feel oily or heavy like a lot of foundations. If you bought this and find that it doesn't work for you, try using a little bit as a primer and see if that works for you, because it is around $15 and no one wants their money to go down the drain. I absolutely love the way it feels though. It's so soft and I find that the silicone in it makes a nice smooth surface for my other foundation and rest of my makeup so as a tinted primer I give it 5 lippies, but I took off one from my actual rating because it is advertised as a foundation. Oh! And another thing to keep in mind if you're planning on trying this product it that the color that you see when you look on the outside of the jar is the true color. I know a lot of people open the products before they buy to see the true color and when you open this foundation, the actual product looks darker and slightly orangy in some of the shades, but this is not what it blends out to be. So if you open it before your buy, be sure to swatch it and blend it in COMPLETELY before deciding whether or not the color is right for you.If you don't want to go through the hassle of swatching something, then go by the color you see on the outside of the jar.
I was so excited to try this product because I have always loved Aussie products, but it just did not work for me. I have dry, color and heat damaged hair and have been looking for a product that will deeply moisturize it. When I first put this product in my hair it felt so soft and smelled AMAZING! but after I rinsed and got out of the shower my hair was tangled and breaking off MUCH worse than usual and it felt weighed down and I could tell it was going to be a frizzball, which it was. When I combed my fingers through my hair, almost a handful of hair came out. I was horrified. And the next day my hair was so weighed down and greasy and brittle that I had to wash it again (less than 24 hours after I had used the product). And that was pretty much the worst thing for me because having colored red hair that is long and dry, I never, and I mean NEVER wash my hair more than 2-3 times a week. I cannot express how disappointed I am in this item. I gave it 2 lippies for the smell and packaging becuase both are amazing, but I will definitely NOT be repurchasing. :(
Okay, I have been using baking soda for awhile now but ONLY IN MODERATION. Baking Soda is great as an exfoliator and even to brush your teeth with, but it a higher PH than your face so you should not use it very often. I use it to brush my teeth once a week AT THE MOST and to exfoliate my face only when it needs to be exfoliated. If your face needs to exfoliated more then once a week then I would look for a different option. Also don't use baking soda with water, use it with a favorite face cleanser and WASH your face afterwards, Don't just rinse. And if you use it to brush your teeth, use it with your favorite toothpaste and use mouthwash afterwards. Trust me, you don't want a bunch of baking soda particles left on your skin/teeth. It's not good. Baking soda and the system I'm using it in has worked very welI for me and if you use baking soda in moderation and the right way, then there is a high possibility that it will work for you too. And if it doesn't, there are plenty of other options (natural and not) that could work for you. It just takes some trial and error. And remember, everyone's skin is different, so just because something has great reviews doesn't mean it will work for you and vice versa.