You don't even feel this foundation on. It is easily applied with a brush and you don't need a lot of time to do so. I apply it with the Prescriptive's round brush.This foundation is very natural and barely noticeable. It definitely evens out your skin tone and its difficult to detect you have it on. This foundation has not broken me out. It doesn't accentuate the flakiness either. However, I would say if you have mostly clear skin this product is a gem. If you have acne or dark discoloration it won't cover it up. You will need a concealer. I use the color Aster for my NW20 skin. The packaging sucks and I don't want to pay extra for the case - minus 1 lippie. If I wasn't such a product junkie I would stick with this foundation. At least when my skin is clearer it looks amazing. By the way if you do have large pores this will not make them appear bigger. Also, I am sure you can even cover them up using the Clinique pore refining product. However, I believe that a product is only good if it can deliver results by itself and I refuse to add additional products to make it work. Particularly since I am acne-prone. For reference: my skin is combination/oily with dry patches, large pores, breakout prone, and easily congested no matter how much I exfoliate or moisturize (Glytone lotion works for this). I also have been told by my dermatologist to only use powder foundation. For those of you with similar skin conditions I hope this helps.
Eyeliner -Origins - Automagically eye lining pencil
marsi23 12/2/2012 5:55:00 PM
Very gentle eyeliner that glides easily across the lids. Love the color jet black. Easy to remove and it stays on all day. I have oily lids and I do not believe in primers. In fact I refuse to purchase products that need a primer underneath to work. I believe a product that is of good quality should perform well by itself. This product does just that. The only issue is sharpening. You need to use the tissue to re-shape the point once it gets dull. Otherwise you can get a thin or thick line depending on your style. I love the fact that it doesn't take too long to apply this either.
Eye Shadow -Rimmel - Glam Eyes Quad 002 Smokey Brun
marsi23 5/9/2012 8:03:00 AM
I am not sure what ingredient in this is causing my eyes to itch like crazy. It was not until the second time I put this on that I realized it was this particular product I am allergic to. How crazy! For those of you who do not have sensitive skin these are great eye shadows with great staying power and a wonderful price. I do not use an eye primer and have oilier eyelids but these stayed on very well throughout the day. I just wish I could use them. Update: I just realized this makes my eyes itch like crazy. I can no longer use it. However, if you are not allergic to it its still a great buy.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Intensified Day Moisture SPF 15
marsi23 2/21/2012 12:21:00 PM
Low and behold! I can not believe this does not break me out. This is a great moisturizer for those with sensitive skin. Everything usually breaks me out or sits on top of my skin. This absorbs very well. However, I do have to say I do not like the white cast this leaves. I am already pale as it is. I guess it could be used at night time regardless of the SPF. I just wish it was a bit easier to find that perfect moisturizer.
I hate to post a negative review regarding this product since everyone seems to be having luck with it. I think it cleanses pretty good, maybe too good considering it dries out my skin. I have combination/oily sensitive skin. I have had no breakouts with this cleanser, I just do not like the tight feeling this leaves. I find that most gel-like cleansers do this. Also, there really is no foaming action going on here. The price is high for a drugstore cleanser but you do end up with a lot of product. Oh ,as for the moisturizer I use the Cerave cream, which is great! I do not think its necessary to strip your skin off and use a thicker moisturizer to accommodate this cleanser.
Misc Beauty Tools -Olay - Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
marsi23 3/18/2011 1:20:00 AM
So I have been wanting the Clarisonic brush for the past year, however money is just getting tighter and tighter. Well I am glad I did not buy it because this little tool works just fine. Its been a month since I started using this and I have to say I noticed a big difference in my skin tone. A lot lighter and smoother and the breakouts have also been minimal. I am amazed. I have very irrational skin, oily, combination, dry yet oily, acne prone, sensitive, crazy... However, I am very pleased with this product because it truly makes your skin nice and smooth and gives it that clean feeling. So for anyone who cant afford a Clarisonic this might just be the next best thing. Worth a try at least.
I love this mascara. It took me a while to find a good drugstore mascara. I have long thin lashes and this mascara adds a lot of volume to them. It also stays on all day and does not end up under my eyes. Which is so important to me. You cant beat the price especially when your on a budget. Forget spending over 20 on Lancome when you have to replace it every 2 months.