Cleansers -Beauty Without Cruelty - Extra Gentle Cleansing Milk
lavendargirl 11/16/2012 1:02:00 PM
Wow, I found this cleanser to be truly awful. I tried it on dry & wet skin and it just slided over the surface of my face. Did not remove any make-up, or cut through any oil on my face. When I tried to rinse it off, again felt slippery & worse yet, waxy. I then used a tissue & could SEE all of the stuff it did not remove. Back to reviews to see what else I can try to replace the discontinued Good Skin line from Kohls, my HG for 8 years!
I bought the 32oz size & I don't find it hydrating at all. I used one whole pump per arm and my skin does not look or feel moisturized. Also bought the Sweet Orange & Bergamont Hand & Body Lotion & am disappointed with it also. Both of these products have a waxy feel to them & they just sit on top of my skin. I like the pump dispenser & thought they were well priced - but I'm going to return them both.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Colorstay 12-Hour Eyeshadow Quad Sultry Smoke
lavendargirl 4/29/2010 3:53:00 PM
The colors in this quad are great for my hazel eyes and it was a great value at under $7. I'm not crazy about the packaging as it's a little big for my make-up bag, but that's really the only complaint I have.
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set
lavendargirl 4/29/2010 3:47:00 PM
Holy cow! I got this set on sale at Target for $8.99 and am very very happy with it. I don't know why I wasted so much time looking at other brushes when this set was so highly recommended. Everything positive has already been said - you won't be disappointed. They have also introduced a line of skincare products that I'm anxious to try.
Was 75% chipped/peeled from my nails in less than 24 hours.
I'm not a powder person, but I love this stuff. It's the perfect finish & keeps my face looking fresh all day. I haven't tried wearing it alone yet, just over foundation. I'm very very fair & Fair Glow is a really good match. Really nice coverage & just a hint of sparkle. No irritation or congestion problems at all. I actually like the packaging & the fan shaped brush that came with it.
Liquid -Korres - Ginger and Vitamins Foundation, SPF 10 [DISCONTINUED]
lavendargirl 9/25/2009 4:59:00 PM
Just when I was ready to return this I realized that my skin looks GREAT. So I think the benefits of wearing something "healthy" on my face outweigh that it's not perfect. I normally have a fair amount of congestion (oily skin & big pores) and in the last month it's barely a problem. Funny stuff...goes on a little dry, but then looks kind of muddy by the time I get to work. It's fine if I wear the Physician's Formula Mineral Facebrightener over it. Gives me a great finish and evens out skin tone even more.
Liquid -Almay - Almay Truly Lasting Color longwear makeup
lavendargirl 2/17/2009 5:30:00 PM
This foundation cause horrible congestion on my forehead that I just discovered last night. I'd worn it over the summer & thought perhaps it didn't agree with me, but decided to give it another chance. Well 2 weeks later I've got a ton of blackheads on my forehead. The color match was fine for my very fair complexion and I think the packaging is great - so I gave it two lippies, but it went in the trash last night. To be totally I fair I seem to have this problem with most foundations that have sunsceen - whether it be mineral or chemical. Very frustrating!
Mascara -Lumene - Premium Beauty Nourishing Mascara
lavendargirl 10/13/2008 1:24:00 PM
I can't believe that no one has mentioned how much mascara comes out on the wand. I have to spend 30 seconds wiping off the excess before I let it anywhere near my lashes. After I've done that (a pain) then the product is great, but for $14 I don't think I should have to do that. Going to try to return it & keep looking for that perfect drug store mascara.
Liquid -Garden Botanika - Conceal and Reveal Firming 2 in 1 Foundation
lavendargirl 10/1/2008 5:55:00 PM
Kind of on the fence about this foundation. I love the color match (Bisque) and coverage. I bought it at a 2 for 1 sale at Ulta - but would not pay $25 for it in future. The problem is that no matter how little I put on or how well I blend it - it settles into every crease or line on my face within a few minutes. So I have to check my eye lids & underneath my eyes & around my mouth & the 2 lines I have on my forehead a couple of times a day. Also, not crazy about the paddle? Whether you apply the foundation directly on your skin with the paddle or wipe it on your hand & then apply - either way you are introducing bacteria into the bottle - so I don't get it. No break outs or congestion though. I do have to blot a few times a day & the color lifts but does not change color. It may just be too heavy for my skin.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Colorstay mineral lipglaze in perpetual plum - 550
lavendargirl 9/22/2008 2:50:00 PM
I bought Overtime Wine & Perpetual Plum & they are going back to the store - even though it was buy one, get one free. Both of the colors looked better in the tube than they did on me. My biggest complaint is that there is very little shine & after just a few minutes they looked really flat & dull. No objection to the taste or packaging - both were fine. Also I fell in love with Buxom Lips by Bare Escentuals over the weekend...sorry Revlon.
Lotions/ Creams -Avon - ANEW CLINICAL Lift and Tuck Professional Body Shaper
lavendargirl 8/19/2008 1:15:00 PM
This stuff absolutley stinks. It made my pajamas and sheets reek and the smell is very strong & lingers I can't imagine putting it on before I go to work and having it stink up me and my clothes all day. Just can't get past the smell. Going to try Nivea & Bio Oil next.
OK, this is about the 10th oil free sunscreen I've tried and I need to keep looking. The minute I put this on my face it felt clammy & began to sweat. So you can imagine that after I put on my foundation, which is rather light, the feeling was even worse. It also made my face shiny and magnified every pore. I also look for a sunscreen that I can use on my face, neck & chest as they are sensitive to breakouts too. This is tinted and it rubbed off around the neck of the white blouse I had on.
Sunscreen -Jason Natural Cosmetics - Chemical Free Sunblock SPF 30
lavendargirl 7/27/2008 10:59:00 PM
Why oh why did I not research this product at MUA before I purchased it. Hard to apply & as stated before it does not blend in at all and I have very fair skin! It's gummy & sticky and my face sweated for about 10 minutes after I put it on. It settled in any line or crease I have on my face & neck and made my pores look huge. Just awful stuff.
You know when you've been using a mediocre product and then you find one that is GREAT. That's what happened when I finally found a bottle of Remove this week. The next day I prayed the one remaining bottle would still be there and it was, so I bought it too. Thoroughly removes my mascara, it doesn't sting and it's pretty. Shared the bottle with my mom and she loves it too. Just go buy some.