Skincare - Face -Neutrogena - Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Moisture Night
kimg2000 4/16/2010 9:53:00 AM
This cream has done wonders for small wrinkles under the corners of my bottom lip, and for a small line that was forming between my eyebrows. I've used it for about a month now, smoothing a pearl sized amount of it over my whole face at night, and those lines are definitely smoother and less deep than they were. I only gave this 3 lippies though because of two things: this product makes my skin dry and flaky (even when used only at night under my regular moisturizer), and it has caused me to have more breakouts in the last month than I had in the last 10 years! Every morning, I was waking up with at least one new zit (most days, two!) somewhere on my face. After it dawned on me that it was this causing the problem, I pulled back and began only dotting it on the spots where the lines are. After 3 nights of that, voila, no more breakouts, and no more flakies all over my face. I will probably keep on using this, as long as it keeps those lines smoothed out and it doesn't cause any breakouts around those same areas. It should last a long time for me since I'm only using a tiny dot of it each night now.
I'm sorry to say that this foundation was a big disappointment to me. The packaging/brush is terrible - I never could figure out how to use it without making a mess, and the little brush is a joke, all rough and "scraggly". I ended up dumping some of the powder into another container and using my own Everyday Minerals flat top kabuki brush to apply it. I found that this foundation gave me no coverage at all, and like another reviewer commented, it starts looking cakey if you apply more in an attempt to get it to cover anything. After a few hours, my face was all shiny and looked like I had no foundation on at all. I have used it twice now with the same results both times. I'm returning this stuff today.
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - Colour Riche Lip Gloss in Soft Pink
kimg2000 3/19/2010 10:42:00 AM
This gloss is my favorite! It has just a little bit of shimmer, almost no color (just a hint of light pink), and works great over the CoverGirl Outlast Lipstains. It seems to stay on longer than other glosses I've used in the past, which I like a lot. Also, it doesn't feel gloppy or gooey-sticky, just light and smooth. Love it!
Primer/ Corrector -Rimmel - Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer
kimg2000 3/19/2010 10:33:00 AM
This is the first primer/corrector I have tried, and I am really glad I tried it! As others have said, it does have an orange-y look to it right out of the tube. As you smooth it on though, the color seems to fade and just becomes a nice "glow". This stuff keeps my mineral foundation in place all day. When it is time to wash off my makeup before bed, I look in the mirror and I'm amazed at how good my foundation still looks, usually 12-14 hours after I applied it! Sometimes I still have to blot once during the day, especially if I get warm. Another big plus for me is it minimizes the pores around/on my nose. That is great for me, since I have almost "orange peel" pores in that area. I just bought my second tube of this and plan to keep using it as long as it's available. Note to Rimmel: don't DC this, please!
Wow, I love this mascara! For about a year now I've been noticing my eyelashes have been getting more and more sparse...I guess when you get to a certain age, things like that start happening. Anyway, after reading the great reviews on MUA about Full and Soft, I tried it and like I said above, wow! The fake lashes I bought to try (but never did, too worried about them looking...fake) will probably never get used now. (Well, maybe for a night out, for a little extra drama, I might still try them!) This mascara doesn't seem to be as thick as most mascaras, so it goes on like a dream with no clumping, and it makes my lashes look both thicker and longer at the same time, in a nice natural way. I curl the lashes on each eye right before using it, and they stay curled all day. It doesn't flake off, either. I am using the non-waterproof version, but next summer I will be trying the waterproof version for our vacation at the beach. I will definitely be buying this again!!
Treatments -L'Oreal - Everpure Moisture Deep Restorative Masque
kimg2000 4/1/2009 1:13:00 PM
This masque worked wonders for me. My hair is thick, coarse, wavy and dry on the ends. It looks and feels so smooth and shiny after using this, even before using the flat iron. I have never used a masque before, but I will definitely be using this on a weekly basis from now on. The smell is great, which is a nice bonus for me. I wish it came in a tube, though, and it does make the shower floor slippery when rinsing, so watch out for that. After using this line for several weeks now, I have to say that I love EverPure!
Conditioner -L'Oreal - EverPure Moisture Conditioner
kimg2000 4/1/2009 12:59:00 PM
This conditioner is wonderful! It smells great, and rinses clean. My hair is thick, coarse and wavy and it usually feels dry and kind of "poofy" after blow drying. This makes is smooth and shiny, not dry-feeling at all. I use the EverPure smoothing shampoo with this moisture conditioner because I haven't been able to find the conditioner in the smoothing formula as of yet. The combination seems to be working great for me, with less fading of my colored red hair. Might be too much for anyone with fine and/or oily hair. Overall I love it!
I love this shampoo! I have thick, coarse, wavy, shoulder-length colored hair and this smoothing s/c combo has been a godsend for me. I use hot styling tools every day and that along with the color has made my hair somewhat dry, especially on the ends. My hair feels smooth and looks very shiny and is very easy to comb after using this. Usually after shampooing I have a large tangled knot of hair in the back that I have to work out with conditioner. No tangled knot with this shampoo! The smell is wonderful, too. A little goes a long way, which makes it an even better value to me. I would not use this smoothing formula if you have fine or oily hair - it may be too much for you. I have also noticed less fading of my red color in the last several weeks that I have been using EverPure. Yay!