Everytime I stray, I regret it. This stuff really is perfect for my combo, sensitive, clog prone skin.
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - The Porefessional
herbst3 12/18/2012 12:36:00 PM
I never have an immediate reaction, never. Until I tried this! I am acne prone, and put this on my nose and chin in the morning. By the end of the day and the next day, i had 2 budding cysts on my nose and one on my chin. In exactly the spots I put this primer. They were weepy by the next day and i look pretty rotten. Cysts on the nose are especially terrible because the swelling is so hard to disguise. Well, now I know.
Foundations -Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full-Coverage Foundation SPF 15
herbst3 10/13/2012 2:42:00 PM
Nice coverage, good match, but gave me cystic acne after a 2 week trial. 4 or 5 really deep cysts on my cheeks, both sides if my nose... I was breakout free before I tried it, for many months. This is the only change I made. Oh well. Now its going to probably be a month before I'm healed up again.
Terrible breakout. Why did I fall for this?! and the SA actually told me it was good for breakouts. Bah.
I have had several professional CND gel nail manicures and I am really pleased with this kit. The application appeared to be identical to the professional system, same finish, same strength. I am now 1 week out from putting this on, and my nails look exactly the same as the pro manis. Application was easy, and I'm really not that good at painting my nails. Make sure to cap the tips like the instructions say.
Liquid -L'Oreal - Visible Lift Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Makeup
herbst3 2/5/2012 10:18:00 PM
Excellent coverage, matte at first then settles into a natural finish. Stayed on all day for me. I'm quite pleased! I'm also REALLY acne prone, and after 2 weeks I'm still good.
Liquid -Laura Mercier - Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation
herbst3 6/19/2011 10:01:00 PM
So, so sad. The color and consistency were perfect for my prevously oily, but more combo skin. However, I am extremely clog prone and this really messed me up. Darn. DARN! I tried it for about a month, broke out, then stopped for around 6weeks to heal. Then, like an idiot, I tried it again. Another month and I have some serious blackheads on my cheeks and along the sides of my face. This is the only thing new for me, so it can't be anything else. So, I guess I'm still looking.
Rubbery liner that flakes off into your eyes. You'll be finding stringy chunks of this liner in your eyes for days after you wear this.
I used medium brown #5 last night, and I am quite pleased with the results. My hair was about 10% gray, and the coverage is perfect. Overall, the color is a lovely chocolate brown...very natural looking. I'm not sure why the bad reviews for this, but I think its great.
Toners -The Body Shop - Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner
herbst3 12/15/2010 11:29:00 PM
I bribed my husband into using this for his extremely oily, blackhead clogged skin. He used it for about 2 months with absolutely no results, none. I think the blackheads actually got slightly worse, even though he was actually cleaning his face more often.
Crème -Smashbox - 'Camera Ready' Full Coverage Foundation
herbst3 9/6/2010 9:53:00 PM
Really, Really bad. This stuff is so greasy and shiny, I felt pretty gross wearing it. My cell phone was literally caked with it after taking a short phone call, and the oily looking finish just made me look sweaty. ICK. WAY over hyped.
Moisturizers -Estee Lauder - Verite Moisture Relief Cream
herbst3 2/27/2010 10:23:00 AM
I tried this for 3 weeks, and stopped when I noticed how clogged my pores were, really big, deep clogs. I am VERY clog prone, btw. The cream itself feels nice on, but I did experience the slight burning or irritated feeling while wearing it that others describe. I'm confused, because this is supposed to be for very sensitive skin, the burning sensation is odd to me. I was looking for a moisturizer that doesn't clog me, so the sensation was OK for me, but I imagine that if you had rosacea or some other compromised skin, this might be really bad. I did not use the fluid with it.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
herbst3 11/21/2009 10:28:00 PM
Summer moisturizer. Not quite enough in winter. Believe me, EVERYTHING breaks me out, and I keep trying other things and regretting it. I keep coming back....
This clogged me. Seems like everything does. Bummed. This did not cause those really deep cystic ones, but lots of large bumps....
Liquid -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Mineral Foundation
herbst3 9/7/2009 9:49:00 PM
I dunno about this one. I thought I liked it. Good coverage, I even used the sponge... But after several weeks of random breakouts I stopped using it. I also put it on my arm and let it dry, and it dried to a weird sheen. I guess that's what I should expect with a product called "mineral". It has the slightly shiny/ glowy sheen that you get with some mineral powders. I like matte finish, so no good. It's not terrible, better than some.