I've been using this product for a couple of months now and I am really impressed. First of all the color is spot on for my skin tone. The yellow powder just disappears into my tanned skin and is untraceable, even if you get real close (not if you cake it on though!). It leaves me with a very matte finish and does not feel heavy on the skin. I'm a guy so it's very important that I look natural and with this powder I do look natural. Another great thing about this powder is the price. I payed like 125kr for it which is roughly about $20 and that's not bad at all! The only problem I have with the product is the packaging. The lid it comes with is way to small to swirl your powder brush into. Therefor I end up putting product on the back of my hand instead. But other then that it's basically perfect!
Masks -Unlisted Brand - Aztec - Indian Healing Clay
hausofchrist 7/11/2012 7:11:00 PM
Looks like I'm the only one that doesn't notice a remarkable difference. You get a lot of product for your money so that's good, but that's where the good stuff ends. The biggest problem I have with the product is the consistency. When you mix it with water it becomes terrible. It just turns into giant lumps that's really difficult to spread on your face. If you manage to put them on your face then they'll fall off. So basically you end up putting water with a green tint on your face. I stirred and stirred for minutes but it never ended up being a nice pastey consistency like I've seen on youtube. Maybe it gets a better consistency when mixed when apple cider vinegar instead of water. I will update this review when I've tried a couple more times and also replaced the water with apple cider vinegar UPDATE: I was correct. When you use apple cider vinegar you get a much smoother consistency which is super easy to work it. Also the apple cider vinegar made my skin look and feel super smooth. Therefor I'm gonna give it another lippy and I will definitely buy this again when I run out.
Sunscreen -Unlisted Brand - Devita Daily Solar Protective Moisturizer spf 30
hausofchrist 7/11/2012 6:25:00 PM
I've just started using the product so I will update this review as time goes by. As of now I like the product. It does not leave a white cast on my tanned skin which is usually a problem. The consistency is light without being too liquidy. It is neither greasy or oily which is great for my skin type. It also keeps my skin hydrated so I do not need to use moisturizer underneath. But best of all is that it did not irritate my sensitive acne-prone skin. I felt no irritation or stinging sensation when I applied it. I haven't used it long enough to determine whether it breaks me out or not, but time will tell. It is also worth mentioning that this product is an all physical sunscreen with non-nano technology, which is a huge plus for me. The only downside is that if you try to apply another layer after the first layer's absorbed it starts to ball up. Which leads me to believe that it would be impossible to wear under makeup. Tomorrow I will use more when applying the first layer and see if that helps. Also I saw one reviewer saying that this did not block UVA/UVB at all so that might be a concern. I mean that's the entire reason I bought this sunscreen so it will protect me against the sun. If someone else has experienced that it does not block sunrays, I'd love to hear about it. UPDATE: Using more of the product on the first layer will not make it ball up, yay!