Love this as an everyday blush. It's a nice dupe for Mac's Blushbaby or Darkly my dear, but easier to blend and more pigmented. I have all three and this is definitely my favorite.
This is the best concealer on the market. You get a lot of product and it will last a long time. I love that it has two separate sides for eyes and face. The eye side is very creamy and slightly peach to cover darkness while the face side is more yellow and thick. It also has a large mirror which I love. The brush is small enough to cover blemishes without covering your whole face.
Skincare - Face -Dr. Denese - Microdermabrasion Cream
mniedermeyer 10/3/2010 7:20:00 PM
First of all the jar is huge and will last forever. Dr Denese told me to use this daily on my cheeks and chin after I cleanse to help with my acne. It's not a harsh or scratchy scrub and has a lot of moisturizing ingredients in it. It leaves me face feeling so soft. My husband likes it too. It never feels tight or greasey afterward and it is gentle enough to use daily.
Skincare - Face -Dr. Denese - Vitamin C Radiance Cream
mniedermeyer 10/3/2010 7:17:00 PM
This is a great primer for dry or dull skin. I have to use it sparingly since I have oily skin. It gives a great radiance on the skin. I like to use it over my foundation to highlight and it gives a nice glow.
Treatments (Eye) -Dr. Denese - Firming and Resurfacing Eye Pads
mniedermeyer 10/3/2010 7:16:00 PM
These pads will last you forever if you cut them in half. You do not need a whole pad to do both eyes. I use half a pad at a time and it is still too much product. They go a long way. They do not sting or burn my eyes. I follow with my firming eye cream and have not the slightest sign of a wrinkle and i'm 31. I only use the pads 2-3 times a week. 1 jar will last at least 6 months.
This is a great daily cleanser. It has a mild smell with no added fragrance and takes off my makeup without leaving my skin feeling tight or dry. I use it with my clarisonic and it cleanses very well. I never have anything on my cotton ball after toning when I use this cleanser. Very effective!
Treatments -Dr. Denese - Firming Facial Resurfacing Peel
mniedermeyer 9/22/2010 4:13:00 PM
First of all this smells like orange kool-aid. It smells good enough to eat. I have skin that has been through it all and this still stung when I put it on my face. But only for a couple minutes. Dr. Denese told me because of my oily skin I can use this up to three times a week along with my other products. It is working great so far. I have noticed a huge improvement in my skin texture. I highly recommend it.
Skincare - Face -Dr. Denese - Exfoliating Facial Firming Pads
mniedermeyer 9/22/2010 4:09:00 PM
These pads are amazing if you have oily problematic skin like mine. You only use them at night before bed, and under your serums and creams. They exfoliate and treat the skin and have made a tremendous difference in my acne breakouts. I have skin that seems to build up quickly and needs to be exfoliated more than others, it seems. These work better than anything else I've tried including Clinique, Murad, Proactive.
This product feels so fresh and clean on the skin. The packaging is nice because of the stopper at the end with a tiny hole in it to keep you from spilling too much. It is not drying or irritating to the skin and can be used with any other products you are using.
This foundation is one of the best I have found for oily skin. I have very acne prone skin and it has never caused a break-out, but hides them perfectly. You can break out if you don't remove it effectively, as a regular face wash will not remove it. This foundation is full coverage and best applied in small amounts with a stippling brush to keep from getting cakey. Just wet the brush first with fix+ or whatever you prefer. This foundation will last all day and looks great under artificial lighting. It does look heavier in sunlight and does not photograph well as it tends to look lighter in pictures. It will give you a flawless finish if applied properly and is recommended for all skin types. Drier skin will want to moisturize first.
Mascara -Rimmel - Volume Flash The Max in Extreme Black 003
mniedermeyer 9/19/2010 1:44:00 AM
I bought this for around $3 with a coupon and do not think it was even worth that much. The pink packaging caught my eye and from the look on the package, the wand looks big and full, which is not the case. It has separate tracks down the sides of the brush which do nothing for my lashes but pull them out. No thickness or length and it takes a lot of work to get it to stick to my lashes. Will not repurchase.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit
mniedermeyer 9/8/2010 2:19:00 AM
This is a good moisturizing lip balm, but I wasn't over impressed like I thought I would be after hearing all the hype. It's a non waxy balm in a cute package but there is nothing special about it. I much prefer my Burt's Bee's pomegranate infused lip balm.
I finally tried this after hearing and reading all the hype. I find that this doesn't have enough coverage for my undereye area and the formula seems quite thin. I much prefer my Senna concealer in warm light that comes in the same kind of tube. I traded for mine on here and could have got a bad one or a fake, but it looks real enough to me.
I actually like this mascara. I'm not a fan of drugstore mascara in general, but this one gives my lashes a nice look and doesn't clump or flake on me. It is comparable to my Lancome Hypnose drama but less black and dramatic. I would consider this a daytime mascara. It gives a fair amount of length and thickness compared to other drugstore mascaras i've tried and I like the brush.
Mascara -Christian Dior - Diorshow Black Out Mascara
mniedermeyer 12/15/2008 10:08:00 PM
I love this mascara!!! I have horrible, sparse, stubby crooked eyelashes and this makes me look like i have false eyelashes. I have tried badgal-liked, big fatty-hated, diorshow-love, all of BE's, smashbox.... this is my favorite.