this is so shimmery and pretty. the colors are awesome and its really smooth not cakey or too dry. i love how it has so many colors to blend and choose from. only downside is no brush, but with your own custom brushes you could make this the best bronzer, highlighter, eyeshadow, blush in one!! its so pretty.
my favorite brand and color blush!! im convinced this would look good on every skin color. and the best thing about it, you can actually see it. i hate blush that takes loads to even notice. its all about knowing where to apply this as well as your brush. i would say dont use this on your skin if you dont have a base of foundation underneath, it will tend to just look like your skin is irritated or red like someone else had complained, but on top of foundation you can really see how pretty the color is. been using this for five years and still have not switched. and as for the smell i like it but yes it does smell like an old ladies makeup.
Bronzers -Rimmel - Sun Shimmer Bronzing Compact Powder (ALL)
ksnodgrass 7/7/2010 4:54:00 PM
i bought this so excited summer was around the corner. i loved the shimmer and thought it would look gorgeous. i cant tell you how dissapointed i was when i got home and used it. well that beautiful shimmer on top comes off with one swipe and underneath is just a brown bronzer. to top it off it just looks dirty when you apply it. im very light skinned but i tan easily so bronze looks good on me but this just looked dirty and orange. im so unimpressed with this makeup and mad i got it instead of physicians formula.
this has been my foundation for five or six years. i fell in love after using my sisters. ive had acne as well as acne scars and this is the only thing that even remotely covers it other than mineral makeup, but for about a third the price. its easy to adjust how much coverage you want and always looks even. it does not get oily for me and i do have oily skin. my only complaint would be that it seems to cause blackheads and whiteheads on my nose and chin but ultimately i think anything other than mineral makeup would. i get compliments on my skin (if they only knew) and i want to laugh. its also calming, it has never irritated my skin. i would be careful applying any kind of bronzer or blush on top of it...go easy because it will stand out and look dark or splotchy. overall i love this makeup will continue to use it.
this product was unimpressive. the tube is unnecessarily HUGE. the brush is enormous making it near impossible to apply without getting mascara where you dont want it and no where near the little lashes you do want it on. the shape is straight which is fine if a brush is small but its huge making it difficult to apply. as for the actual mascara...didnt notice anything spectacular and NO VOLUME. just a little length and color added. i much prefer even cheapo dollar mascara to this.
i have been using this mascara for about a year and a half now. i love this mascara. its dark and stands out, never flakes...and i mean ever!! its smooth and it seperates. the brush does take getting a little used to but once you get it down youll see you much prefer it over other brushes. i love that it comes off easily, my eyelashes are very sensetive and i lose a lot especially with allergies, so not struggling to get mascara off helps. i wash it off right in the shower, no need for eye makeup remover or wipes. and this last ALL DAY.
either they changed the formula or my skin has just changed that drastically because proactiv was a life saver for me as a teen. it had its downsides of course, its harsh at first until your skin adjusts and sun exposure becomes a big no no unless you want to peel like a lizard. but overall it cleared up my skin and kept it clear. however i recently ordered it again because my skin was breaking out due to pregnancy. while this worked a year ago during my last pregnancy, this go around it was HORRIBLE. the amount of product they give you now is probably less than half. i couldnt believe the size of the bottles when i got them compared to the old bottles. the cleanser is alright it has nice scrubbies that seem to really get down into your acne. the toner i always thought was a joke, it does nothing but irritate if anything so i never used that. but for this times sake i did use it along with the whole routine for best results. it just left my skin looking RED. the lotion i actually love. ive used the lotion even when i have not been using the rest of the products at all. its not oily, it gets into your skin instead of sitting on top, just give it a minute or two to absorb before applying makeup. but overall i feel like this go around with proactiv has made my skin HORRIBLE. im red, breaking out, the pimples take even longer to heal. i stopped using it after about a week and a half.
I have been using st. ives apricot scrub for about five years now and always loved how deep down it got to clean out my poors. i have trouble with blackheads on my nose/chin especially that literally reaper each day. while the apricot scrub is nice i love this one soo much more. i was worried about trying something new but im so glad i did. its gentler so i actually use it once or twice a day to get deep down all my makeup off and blackheads out. there has been in just a few days a huge reduction in my blackheads, my skin is smoother. my only con would be that it does not reduce redness or clear breakouts, but no scrubs do. if you really want to reduce redness try a plain dove soap bar. its soothing but not oily. these two together have really made a difference in my acne prone skin. also a reminder, if you do have some severe pimples i would not use the scrub on them, let them start to heal up and come down on their own. this wont clear up breakouts but it definitely prevents them.