I bought this is Porcelene, and it was a great match for my nw15/20-ish skintone. It covers excellent and looks very natural. It's a very richly pigmented, creamy matte consistency.
It does contain mineral oil, if that is a problem for you, in fact this broke out my sensitive, moderately acne-prone, dry-ish skin and also made my mascara smudge undereye (even set w/ finishing powder).
Despite all the love here, I HATED this product and would not recommend it to anyone.
I bought this as I needed a new fragrance-free cleanser in a pinch, and I really like it! It removes all my eye makeup (I don't use waterproof stuff).
This gel/jelly formula foams up moderately using about a quarter-sized amount. It does contain colorants, but, surprisingly, it hasn't bothered my skin. I have dry, sensitive skin w/ mild eczema and this works well--doesn't leave me feeling parched or "tight" after washing.
It comes in a squeeze-tube with flip-top cap. It's just a simple, basic cleanser. Doesn't do anything amazing, but does keep me clean! :D I wouldn't try this if you need to cut through oil. It i probably best for normal to dry skins.
I really dig this sunscreen/facial lotion. I have dry, sensitive skin w/ mild eczema and it keeps me moisturized w/out being greasy or shiny.
It comes in a pump-bottle that dispenses just enough product to cover the face well in my experience. It's a creamy lotion that sinks in in 1-2 minutes, leaving no white cast and doesn't ball up when you apply makeup over it in my experience. I definitely recommend this for those with dry and/or sensitive skins. :)
Lotions/ Creams -Avon - Moisture Therapy Oatmeal Body Lotion
jailtimediverted 9/10/2008 2:46:00 PM
I really like this moisturizer--I have both the hand cream and body lotions (I can see no difference other than the packaging, to be honest).
It has no fragrance, which is very important to me. The texture is somewhat watery and light and it sinks in relatively quickly. I have dry skin on my body especially. I use this out of the shower and never feel dry or itchy!
I use the Unscented version. It works well on me. I'd say i am average-stinky. :P
It's a typical roll-on liquid deodorant/antiperspirant. They're often on sale for just $.99 and it works better than the Mitchum or Almay i used to use. Avon also doesn't animal-test, which is a plus in my book.
smooth, creamy, moist, stays an average length of time and has a nice vanilla scent. Dolce Vita is a very frosty white shade. semi-sheer + moderately shiny. It looks horrible even lightly applied on my nw20 skintone. I can't imagine who this l/s would look nice on to be frank, but if you are looking for a frosty white lippie, this should fit the bill!
Treatments -Paula's Choice - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant
jailtimediverted 9/10/2008 2:24:00 PM
I've been using this for over a year. I have dryish, sensitive skin w/ mild eczema that is moderately acne-prone. It took my skin from splotchy and broken out to near-pristine, using a thin layer 2X a day after cleansing.
I like that it is PH-balanced, fragrance and colorant-free, and not animal-tested. It may seem more $ than drugstore treatments, but for the size you get, it's really actually less than most d/s salicylic acid treatments.
You will definitely want to apply facial powder over this in the daytime, as the finish is somewhat shiny. It feels like it is a humectant or maybe somewhat moisturizing. I would suggest another formula if you don't have dry skin.
I really wanted to like this product. It helped my blush and foundation/concealer stay truer and fought mild greasies, but broke me out in a matter of days horribly (this was my only facial routine change).
I have dryish, sensitive skin w/ eczema.
Magix has a dry, slippery consistency and a fresh but (in my opinion) gross scent that fades almost immediately after application. It goes on completely clear/colorless (or at least it does when using just a dab).
Using Lumene eye makeup primer, this stays on my top lids pretty well. It fades/transfers a bit after 8+ hours, but stays more or less true. I can't use it on my waterline--comes right off!
It's somewhat dry in consistency + matte black. I'd say it is more a cream/gel than a straight gel. It comes in a screw-top glass jar.
I use a separate brush I found at an art suppy--I didn't like the brush it came with (too thick for my tastes).
Not a bad product, but I'm looking more for something that can be used on my waterline.
i was disappointed w/ the somewhat sheerness of this particular shade (glazewears are billed as avon's opaque l/g). i would call berry cool a light-medium cool muted berry w/ moderate shimmer. the gloss is smooth and nonsticky and wears well ime.
comes in a plastic tube w/ flocked doe-foot applicator. pleasant, light, but indescribeable scent.
i ♥ glazewear l/g! sadly, this is a bad shade for me--opaque medium, neutral brown, no shimmer, moderately glossy (nw20, brunette, brown eyes).
it has a slight, indescribeable (but pleasant) scent, and is smooth and non-sticky.
comes in a clear plastic tube w/ flocked doe-foot applicator.
these are really fun pencils. the colors, as a whole, are not completely opaque, but more semi-sheer and very shimmery. they wear decently well. frosty silver is just that--a cool-toned, pale silver shade. very pretty on my nw20 skin. it comes in a sharpenable wooden stick.
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner - Ultra Black
jailtimediverted 3/4/2008 5:27:00 PM
this eyeliner has a great formula--it out-wears anything i've tried to date. the color is dark, smooth and opaque. sadly, i am not overly fond of the long, skinny felt-tip applicator (i prefer a thin brush). i find it hard to work with.
nice product for a cheap price! i have a few of these, and they come in clear, square tubes w/ flocked doe-foot applicators. the colors are opaque. they have no *distinguishable* scent or taste imo, and are smooth and non-sticky (albeit somewhat thick) w/ good lasting power.
sassy is not the best color on my nw20 skin (very shimmery light nude), but i imagine it working on others...
Eyeliner -New York Color - FlatLiner Eye Pencil in Brownstone
jailtimediverted 3/4/2008 5:08:00 PM
i was pretty disappointed w/ the coverage of this eyeshadow stick--very spotty/not smooth (even after lots of layering). the only way i could find to use this was as a base for brown smoky eye looks, but even then i think it made my e/s wear less well.
anyways, it comes in a semi-flattened, ovular stick and needs sharpening. the shade is a medium brown w/ moderate gold shimmer.