For now this is the best cleanser that I have found for my oily/sensitive skin. I use it as a morning cleanser, followed by tea tree water toner and vanishing cream moisturiser. Pros: it makes into a lovely lather and leaves my skin feeling thoroughly clean, smells great, good for sensitive areas of skin Cons: only controls oil for a few hours. I will continue to use this cleanser as it has helped sensitive skin and control blemishes, would love to find a better oil control solution though.
Used this cleanser as a morning cleanser to control oil Pros: Good for controlling oil for a few hours, face feels 'squeaky' clean after using, makes into a good lather Cons: Can be over drying to certain areas of my face like around my eyes and lips, if you don't like the smell of licorice then you may not like this I had to stop using this product as it was irritating my eyes and lips making them too dry and wasn't keen on the smell. I moved to using LUSH fresh farmacy instead which I much prefer.
Pressed Powders -Estee Lauder - AeroMatte Ultralucent Pressed Powder
hannah275 7/24/2012 6:16:00 PM
I have been using this product alongside estee lauder double wear for a few months as I have oily skin. Pros: lovely soft but matte finish, not too heavy - it feels very fine and light on skin, easy to apply, makes skin look flawless Cons: Only controls oil for a few hours before having to reapply
This product is everything I would want in a mascara. Pros: gives volume and definition, clump free, lashes look lengthened, not hard to remove at the end of the day but at the same time doesn't smudge during the day Cons: none that I can see I will continue to buy this mascara, can't see me finding a better one any time soon.
Primer/ Corrector -Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Eclat (Radiant Touch)
hannah275 7/24/2012 6:08:00 PM
I really wanted to love this product. The few days after I purchased it, I was trying to see the difference, but really it doesn't make that much difference to my skin. I have been using it as directed under my eyes and on the brow bones after foundation. Pros: blends well, good packaging, easy to dispense Cons: not that effective at brightening my eyes It does highlight skin but only slightly, and for how much it costs I'd want it to do more.
I have been using this product for years, overall it is a good product that I have gone back to time and time again. Positives: good coverage for covering blemishes, good range of colours, doesn't oxidise too much, blendable, doesn't dry too quickly, spf, good for sensitive skin Negatives: would be better with a pump, rarely lasts all day on my oily skin, can feel heavy and look cakey at times But overall there is a reason that I keep going back to it, it is a really good coverage, making my skin look initially flawless. After 2-3 hours the oil starts to come through, even when wearing oil absorbing powder. This can be tamed with more powder touch ups throughout the day. Basically, good for coverage, not so good for lasting all day on oily skin.