So I only have a sample of this and used it for the first time last night, but I am SO IMPRESSED. I had a bunch of spots on my cheek due to clogged pores from forgetting to wash my face one night and i decided to try this out since my regular spot treatment ran out. I kid you not, three of the pimples already disappeared. The best part is that it didnt make my face go crazy, in other words my face wasnt all flaky and nasty in the morning- just clear. It didn't clear up all the pimples I put it on but I'm sure after a couple more applications I'll be all set. I will definitely purchase a full size when i run out of the sample.
I really like this! I was kind of skeptical because I am not a fan of mousse products and read some reviews that compared the two, but it ended up being a great purchase. It has a consistency somewhere between a mousse and liquid. It is very silicone-y on the skin but doesn't highlight my dry spots like some others have said. It really lasts a long time, I wear it sometimes while exercising in the middle of the day (i know i shouldnt do that but sometimes i dont have time to take it off!!) and it always lasts. It keeps my face free from oil but isn't necessarily a matte finish. It looks very natural after a bit of wear. overall i would recommend it to anyone, maybe stay away if youve had issues with silicone-y foundations.
I don't understand the hype on this product. Sure, it is decently moisturizing and brightens but the only reason why it is brightening is because it is full of shimmer. I feel like for a $30 pricetag you could spend your money on a great overall moisturizer and mix in some loose shimmer pigment and get the same effect for a fraction of the cost.
Love this!! I just used aqua mirabilis (body butter) today and have to say i am a huge fan. it has a great nutty smell. it really melts onto your skin and the grainy bits are great for exfoliating gently. my skin was sooo soft and moisturized for the rest of the day.
Unfortunately, Im really not a fan of this. My skin is combo-oily, more oily in the summertime. I understand this foundation is supposed to be mattifying and is designed for oily skins but even at my oiliest (which is fairly oily) this formula is WAY too drying. I wore this foundation in southeast asia in the summer, walking around new york city, and at the beach, and it still manages to leave me with dry flakes all over my skin. I never have this problem with other foundations, or even powders which are the driest of all. luckily i only have this in a couple samples so i didn't waste my money but if your skin is combo oily in the summer heat, i can't recommend this. however, I'm giving it two stars because i believe it would be great if your face in an oil slick. edit: I'm bumping it down to 1 star because it has also started to break me out in places i never get breakouts.
Cleansers -Lumene - Lift Touch Rejuvenating Cleansing Oil
loula624 5/27/2012 11:55:00 AM
Im a big fan of cleansing oils and creams but for some reason this one just doesn't do it for me. First off, I really dislike the smell. It has this nasty, synthetic floral scent that smells like scented trash bags. But more importantly is the formula. It manages to somehow make my skin feel greasy and yet dry it out at the same time. Since Ive started using this my t-zone has been super flaky and yet I am also continuously breaking out on my chin. I just don't know. I wish this worked for me since it is such a reasonable price for a cleansing oil but it just has not made the cut :(
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
loula624 5/15/2012 1:33:00 PM
A lot of people are saying that this product is outdated but I have to disagree. I have tried many moisturizers for my combination skin including origins, neutrogena, kiehl's, and the highly recommended cerave pm- all of which have broken me out or irritated my skin. clinique's ddml has been the only cream to gently moisturize and prep my skin perfectly all the while keeping it clear and unirritated. sometimes it is the tried-and-true classics that make the most difference. i hope they never change the formula of this. i love the packaging and the vast availability. it is a bit expensive but you get a lot of product. i high recommend this if you just want a basic moisturizer.
THIS IS AMAZING. I absolutely love this acne treatment. My acne is pretty mild but my skin is very prone to clogged pores that turn into little bumps. This lotion is perfect for clearing out those bumps basically overnight. I don't use it every night because your skin can acclimate to BHAs like salicylic acid if you use them too often but i might use this treatment once or twice a week every three weeks or so. its so inexpensive and it really clears up my clogged skin. the only downside is that it does not seem to clear up any larger pimples but i prefer to use a benzoyl peroxide spot treatment for those anyways. i totally recommend this as a gentle skin exfoliator!! just remember not to use it too often as it will start losing its effectiveness.
This mascara is great!! I love it for separated, naturally voluminous lashes. I'm not a fan of thick "crunchy" mascaras that I can feel on my lashes. I took a lippie off only because it doesn't seem to hold a curl all day for me.
Moisturizers -Cerave - Facial Moisturizing Lotion - PM
loula624 2/2/2012 11:17:00 PM
NO NO NO I applied this moisturizer last night and my skin felt great in the morning. Tonight after I took a shower, I looked in the mirror and saw tiny red pimples all over my cheeks, nose and chin. I haven't had a break out like this in years. I haven't changed anything in my routine except for this moisturizer. The formulation is great, it is very lightweight so there is no way that it clogged my pores. However, I believe the Niacinimide is to blame. Be sure to do a small spot test before slathering it all over your face. Even if you don't have allergies. I don't have any known allergies and then all of a sudden my face flared up!