I love this color! I use it whenever I'm not sure what color of blush to use in the morning. The only thing is, sometimes I get too much of it on the brush and end up with a dark pink/brown stain on my cheek... maybe I need a better brush.
Lotions/ Creams -Paula's Choice - RESIST Skin Revealing 10% AHA Lotion
inasaf 2/17/2012 10:17:00 PM
I've been using this on my arms for KP for the last two years and it has done a lot to smooth out my arms!! It doesn't have fragrance as an ingredient (I'm allergic), spreads easily, and absorbs quickly (it's winter and I'm able to slip on a sweatshirt right after a shower). I don't remember ever thinking AmLactin smelled bad, even in the beginning when I would've been likely to notice it. I think maybe it reacts badly with some people's body chemistry the way perfumes can. Or, as I said, I'm allergic to fragrance so all of my skincare products are unfragranced - maybe if you're used to flowery smells then AmLactin will be a big change?
I really like this! I have it in Berry Smoothie, which was a little bit too shiny when I first applied it, but after I ate noodles for dinner it turned into a very flattering berry shade :D So it definitely lasts. Also, I love that I can apply it without looking (so, anyone can). My lips are normally a brownish-purplish shade, it's bad, but this shade makes my face look normal. It's non-drying, non-streaky... I love it! I might try it in other colours, but based on some of the other reviews I'm guessing they might be drying. I'm disappointed that there's only product for half the tube, but since I only reapply this a couple of times a day I'm not too bothered by it.
This stuff might be good for traveling. I live in a place with soft water (less than 3 ppm) already, so it doesn't help when I'm at home. And if I moved to somewhere else permanently, I'd just get a water softener. So... for traveling it might be worth looking into. 85% of US households have hard water, which might account for the high rating for Avene thermal water on MUA.
This is good as an occasional treatment for red eyes if you're about to get a close-up. Otherwise, try not to use it very much (or at all)... your body will get used to the lubricant and anti-inflammatory properties and come to need daily applications.
I got matched to NC15. I liked how this foundation looked on my skin after the makeup artist applied it, so I was going to buy it, but then the makeup artist told me to get NC10 instead, because "it gets darker the longer you have it on." As I don't apply foundation all over my face (mostly forehead and chin), I'm glad she told me before I bought it.
Blush -Clinique - Blushing Blush Powder Blush - Iced Lotus
inasaf 5/3/2011 2:48:00 PM
Broke me out in those little under-the-skin pimples that take weeks to surface. I wish it worked for me. For awhile I was blaming Estee Lauder Double Wear, but then I realized only one cheek was breaking out, in the exact places I tried on this blush and Precious Posy. :(