As someone else mentioned below, I use this to clean my make up brushes and it's amazing for that purpose. Its gentle and leaves them soft and thoroughly cleaned :)
I've been on a hunt for a powder foundation that provides good coverage and has a matte finish. This one does both of those things amazingly well. The only problems I had with it are that it oxidized on my skin and its a bit chalky and can look cakey if your not careful. If your like me and have to blot and reapply powder throughout the day I would NOT recommend powdering during the day with this. This is when it can become extremely cakey. The hunt for my HG powder continues but for the meantime this will do, probably wouldn't buy it again though.
I bought this just to see what all the hype was about and I instantly fell in love with it! It's so amazing and leaves my hair feeling extremely silky and looking very smooth. My hair gets greasy quite quickly so I was a bit hesitant about putting oil in my hair but it was fine. I also find it works best when I let my hair dry naturally until it is about 70-80% dry and then I put the product in and blow dry. I'm not sure why but my hair just feels silkier this way.
Powder -Maybelline - Mineral Power Powder Foundation
godudicas 6/29/2012 10:33:00 AM
I have a love hate relationship with this product, but I always find myself coming back to it. I'll make a list from my experiences and let you guys decide: PROS - great coverage - doesn't look cakey - it's a mineral foundation so it doesn't break me out or clog pores - easy to apply - cheap compared to other mineral foundations - doesn't make my skin even more oily than it already is (which is what some foundations can do to me) - has good staying power - good foundation to wear on a day to day basis CONS - all the colors are way too pink for my NC skin, especially when I'm tan - although it doesnt make me oilier it doesn't control oil either - it can be messy (however this wasn't a problem for me as I prefer loose powders) - if you have dry patches it can get caught in the flakes and really accentuate them (haha sounds gross but it's true) - the brush that comes with it is the worst thing in the world so don't even bother attempting to apply it with that Overall I've found that the pros outweigh the cons for me personally which is why I keep coming back too it (even though i have to be really careful when applying it so my face isnt pinker than my body). I would also love a foundation that controlled oil better but for the price it certainly does more than what expected
I was so happy to see this in stores while I was overseas (I'm pretty sure it's not out in Australia yet) as the original Garnier BB cream was waaaay too greasy for my oily skin. I don't usually like wearing a full face of liquid foundation everyday, especially in hot weather, however my skin constantly has blemishes that tinted moisturizer can't cover. This BB cream on the other hand provides just enough coverage that I only need concealer on those stubborn blemishes and it blends beautifully into my skin. It's so light that I can't even tell I'm wearing it which is what I love. I still have to powder down my t-zone as my skin is extremely oily which is fine for me. Overall this product is exactly what I've been looking for for a while now, I was just a little disappointed that there was 10ml less product than with the original version. !
This is honestly so amazing. It does everything a primer is meant to do and it's super cheap! definitely recommend this to people on a budget.
Powder -Maybelline - Shine Free Oil Control Loose Powder
godudicas 5/22/2012 6:56:00 PM
Its not perfect but it literally is the only thing I have found to help control the oil on my face for a little while longer. It's a horrible foundation if you use it on its own because the colour is orange and it can look really chalky if you apply too much. What works for me however is if I use another powder foundation to cover my whole face then I lightly dust this on top of my T zone using a fluffy brush. This way it acts more as a translucent powder and gets rid of shine straight away! After discovering that this technique works for me I don't think I could ever live without it!
Its such a shame because I really liked the colour but I have to agree with everyone else. It's sooo drying and settles into every little line on my lips. I tried many times with a moisturising lip balm before hoping that I was just having an off day but it made my lips look dry and gross every time :(
Liquid -Almay - Clear Complexion Blemish Healing Makeup
godudicas 3/18/2012 5:58:00 AM
This would have been the best drugstore foundation I ever tried if it didnt break me out :( I dont understand why or how considering it has salicylic acid in it. I have extremely oily skin but I dont get blemishes too often. This foundation was one of the few that helped keep the shininess at bay for a little longer than usual and I only had to blot and powder at lunchtime which is amazing for me! I refused to believe for a long time that it was the foundation that was breaking me out because it gave good coverage and matched my skin tone perfectly which again is hard for me. I finally gave up. I guess I'll have to start looking again for another foundation for my extra shiny skin :(