Toners -Silk Naturals - 2% BHA Toner-Silk Naturals
missyjean130 6/24/2010 5:38:00 PM
I have acne,but also really sensitive skin. I need something to penetrate into my pores and de-gunk them,but it's hard to find something effective without making my skin really red and flaky.This toner has Salicylic Acid derived from willow bark and has aloe vera in it. It's effective and gentle.Love it!
So I came home when my makeup was on and my face was slick with oiliness...and I decided to give this cleansing oil a try when my face was at it's worst. I didn't wet my face beforehand,either. This cleanser took off all my makeup and excess oil without leaving me greasy. I was quite amazed! Made skin my so soft afterward,too!
Masks -Unlisted Brand - Aztec - Indian Healing Clay
missyjean130 4/18/2010 1:10:00 AM
I got this for around 7 bucks at my local Super Supplements shop.I mixed it with apple cider vinegar and packed it very thick on my face,like the directions said. It took AGES to dry but when it did,my face was throbbing and pulsating like you wouldn't believe. The results? My skin is super red right now,I just used it for the first time a bit ago. However,my skin is also soft and it does look like it got a bit of the softer junk from my pores.My boyfriend has even better results,he has all these little empty pores on his nose! Looks like he got poked a bunch with a needle and didn't bleed. His face is going to look amazing once the initial irritation subsides. This is an amazing mask! It makes me wonder why other companies put 50 ingredients in their masks when all you really need is pure clay.
Cleansers -Murad - Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser
missyjean130 3/9/2010 1:42:00 AM
It doesn't have much sudz,but don't let that fool you.It cleans off both mineral and liquid foundation just fine. I find it to be gentle on the skin,and the smell is quite mild. My skin isn't anymore radiant from using it,but it's clean and fresh feeling without drying. That's all I want of out any cleanser! The beads in it are quite scarce,so I don't think they add any benefits.
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
missyjean130 2/22/2010 2:28:00 PM
It has a sheer,matte consistency. There was some separation and the crimp seal broke,but nothing a little glue can't fix. Besides the packaging issues,this is an amazing product! I went 8 hours with no creasing or fading,and I could have gone longer if it wasn't for me needing to wash my face and going to bed. I have fairly oily lids that usually always crease,but this has fixed it!
I got a sample of this in a swap. It seems to be helping heal a bad breakout I had on my forehead and cheek.It's soothing and reduces the redness by a lot! It is very thick and cakey when I apply it,even when I put a thin layer on.So only wear it at night or when you're not going anywhere! I also don't like dipping my fingers into jars,even though I wash my hands and it has sulfur in it.
A very light pink and shimmery blush. I bought it because of my extreme fairness and the difficulty of finding a blush that doesn't make me look like a harlequin. The color is so mild that it's a must have for those super pale girls! Like another reviewer said,you can put it on lightly elsewhere for the sparkles.Super cute!
Powder -Pure Luxe Cosmetics - Mineral Powder Foundation
missyjean130 1/29/2010 1:19:00 AM
So I bought Ivory and Creamy natural thinking they looked pale enough for me,but I was dead wrong. They are WAY darker than they appeared on the screen. Like,Ivory could have been worn by some of my Hispanic friends. This is not the way an ivory should be whatsoever. Coverage is light to medium.If you're someone with a nicely done tan,go for it. Light complected gals should stay very far away.
Oh my goodness,what an amazing product we have here. I've been using EDM foundation and still adore it,but I had to humor myself and try this brand...too many people raving about it. I was a bit skeptical about mixing the colors at first,but it was shockingly easy. The process was slightly messy,but not to a point where I wasted a lot of product. I applied this when my skin was fairly dry from a chemical peel and it stuck on beautifully.I used the medium coverage and found it to be comparable to heavier formulations of other companies. Believe me people,don't be scared off by the idea of mixing it yourself. We all know what a pain it is to get a tan,lose a tan,or just have other troubles finding the perfect shade. I myself am extremely pale and it's nice to know I can mix myself up the exact shade of my skin! The two colors mix without any chunks of missed pigment left behind. I also suffer from acne,and the zinc and silk have helped eased some of the inflammation involved.Along with acne comes oiliness,and the silk and silica in this keep it from caking up!This product is also cheaper. You won't be buying the pigment as often as the ivory,which is around 5-6 bucks each for the refills.Seriously,just try this!
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
missyjean130 12/20/2009 11:10:00 PM
They actually have a shade that's suitable for super pale gals. Application is smooth with good coverage,but did not have lasting power.Even when I oil blotted through the day it still seemed to look a bit off.Also,looks drastically different in natural lighting,darker.Never broke me out,and I have acne prone skin.I'm not talking about freaking out over one tiny pimple,I used to have full blown severe acne. Good for drier skin types.Found something better.
I have oily cheeks and nose,and I just didn't think it was that awesome. I oil blot anyways and the Intensive foundation holds up really well to oil,so I guess this just wasn't even necessary. I put it on and I didn't see any noticeable delay in my oily appearance.
Finally,I've been wanting to try this blush out for ages and then I heard about swapping...so I got my pretty blush now. I'm super pale so I needed something very mild or else I'd look like a clown.Apply it very sparingly and you'll a wonderful soft look.I'm a Fair Neutral in EDM base.
Loose Powders -Everyday Minerals - Natural Reflection Finishing Powder
missyjean130 12/18/2009 9:06:00 PM
I use the Light color for my fair neutral skin.I don't put it all over,just on my "highlight" areas such as the tops of my cheeks,bridge of nose,middle of forehead,etc. It gives my pasty white skin a healthy glow! When you're so pale like me,it's easy to end up looking like a zombie! I do not apply this with a flat top brush,but a dome kabuki so it's nice and subtle. I'm actually planning on buying the fair version for something I can quickly put on when I'm not going anywhere special,to soften my redness and because the zinc in it really helps heal my pimples faster!
Since I'm so pale,I don't really see the point of wearing it.It looks almost like my foundation shade,doesn't show up on me.
I actually really liked this lip oil.It's not sticky or goopy,just a mild gloss that keeps my lips hydrated when I wear a color underneath.They also come in different flavors so if it gets into your mouth it's a not a bad thing!