Bleeds horribly and slides right off lips when eating or drinking. Too bad because it's a beautiful color. Formula sucks.
My chin broke out with two large zits after two days' use, and after three days' use my neck--where I NEVER break out, broke out in a large and very red zit. My face never felt moisturized while using; in fact it felt drier and my fine lines seemed accentuated and more visible.For the record, I am 46 and have combo skin with minor adult acne on chin. Perhaps it only works well for the younger crowd? Definitely not for me...
Didn't seem to do anything at all for my thin, fine hair. Like spraying water into my hair.
Styling Products -KMS California - Hair Stay - Styling Gel
lilymoon 1/18/2012 4:51:00 PM
This review is for the KMS Hairstay Gel Wax. Far too heavy and greasy for my fine, thin hair.
Styling Products -Living Proof - Full Thickening Cream
lilymoon 1/18/2012 4:48:00 PM
Extreme disappointment. So wanted to love this--but, alas, it did virtually nothing for my fine, thin hair. Much better thickening creams are Rusk Radical Creme and Short, Sexy Hair "Slept In" Texture Creme.
What a major disappointment. Hated it. Too gritty and heavy for my fine, thin hair. There are much better thickening creams out there for fine, thin hair--namely, Rusk Radical Creme and Short, Sexy Hair "Slept In" texture cream.
Did absolutely nothing for my fine, thin hair. If anything, made it too soft and silky and impossible to style.
Wonderful exfoliant. This product uses both manual and chemical exfoliants to sweep away dead skin cells and leaves skin smooth and fresh. Feels very gentle. I use this only once a week.
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
lilymoon 1/18/2012 3:54:00 PM
I use this both as a face cleanser and as a moisturizer. As a cleanser, while in the shower, I apply about 8 drops to my hands, rub my hands together to distribute, then gently massage all over my face and neck and leave on the entire time I'm in the shower to allow the oil to penetrate, then rinse off with water right before I get out of the shower, which leaves only a bit of the oil on my skin as a protectant. As a moisturizer, I use it morning and night, applying 4-8 drops in palms (depending on how dry my skin feels), and massaging gently and thoroughly into skin of face and neck. Makes skin look glowy and fresh and moisturizes perfectly. Oil sinks into skin and balances it -- does NOT feel or look oily on skin at all. For the record, I have normal skin for the most part that is sometimes slightly dry, especially in cold weather.
Wasn't impressed with this at all. Of course, after using Kerastase and L'anza products it's difficult to be impressed with cheap drugstore brands, I suppose. This shampoo left my hair feeling dirty, unclean, and looking limp and blah. No increased volume whatsoever--in fact, the opposite was true--it had LESS volume.
Styling Products -Fudge - Hair Cement VERY STRONG Styling Mist
lilymoon 1/2/2012 8:05:00 PM
This review is for the Fudge HAIR GUM, not the Hair Cement. The system would not allow me to enter "Fudge Hair Gum," it only allowed me to review a product that already had reviews. Not cool. Anyhoo, the Fudge Hair Gum ROCKS for fine, thin, limp - haired gals. YES, it is sticky. YES, it coats the hair. But it does not weigh it down. It makes it seem SO much thicker than it actually is. I'm looking for THICKNESS and THICKENING, NOT volume. I apply a quarter-sized amount of the hair gum (a very thick-textured gel) to my just-below-the-ears bob, and then blow dry. Even as you are blow-drying, your hair seems a million times thicker and it is somewhat difficult to drag the styling comb through the hair as you blow-dry. AWESOMENESS!!! Yes, it leaves a few flakes in my dark black/brown hair after blow-drying, but I can just quickly pick them out. It's so worth it. Leaves hair slightly stiff, but with substance. Plumps it up a lot. My mom, who has the same type hair but blonde, doesn't even notice the flakes in her hair. My hair is so thin that without this product you can see my scalp at the back of the crown where the hair parts, but with this product there is NO SCALP showing!! I absolutely love and highly recommend this product to ultra-thin-haired gals. Yes, it leaves your hair feeling and looking slightly dry. But that's what we have to sacrifice to make it look like we even have any hair.
Styling Products -Salon Selectives - Control(d) Substance Molding Putty
lilymoon 12/19/2011 10:09:00 PM
Hated it. Total waste of over $20. Too heavy for my thin, fine hair and made it look greasy.
Styling Products -J.F. Lazartique - Hair Volumizing Tonic
lilymoon 3/29/2011 8:19:00 PM
I must have gotten a very old product that had been sitting on the shelves for years, because this product did absolutely NOTHING for my thin, fine, limp hair--NOTHING AT ALL!!! Bought it from Folica (a reputable online hair product retailer) based on the rave reviews here, and was horribly disappointed. Needless to say, I'm bewildered and justifiably bitter...
Ditto all the negative reviews. This foundation is total, complete, and utter crap. It's not one of those foundations that can work for some people but not for others--it's just cheap, poorly formulated, and unwearable. I can't believe, and will never understand, why a company would even elect to put money into producing such a lame product, then put more money into the marketing campaign for same. Seriously, Bourjois had to know this product sucked, and they still chose to move forward with it?!! I've purchased a few Bourjois products in the past couple years, which were all "meh." After using this tester and seeing the hideous results, I will NEVER buy another Bourjois product in my life. Bourjois is all hype and no substance. In other words, a shameful disgrace!!!
Just a correction to some misinformation in the post by flairgirl8. She incorrectly stated: "This [product] is not like using AHA or BHA which can penetrate pores and removes old and new cells, promoting collagen synthethis or changes in pore size. The fruit enzyme mask will not do that." Actually, the fruit enzymes in this product ARE in fact alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs). AHA is an umbrella term under which a number of different acids, including but not limited to fruit-related acids, fall (lactic, malic, citric, glycolic, etc.). The most commonly used and effective alpha-hydroxy acids derived from fruit enzymes are pineapple, pumpkin, papaya, and date. It is only BHA (beta hydroxy acid) that does NOT belong to the AHA category--the ONLY BHA is salicylic acid.