Lip Treatments -Maybelline - Baby Lips in Quenched
ncarro 2/21/2013 5:47:00 PM
I LOVE THIS LIP BALM! I bought this and an eos lip balm at the same time and this one is my clear favorite. The scent is fantastic, it keeps my lips soft and it smooths out chapped lips so well. I put this on every night before I go to bed and I have seen a noticeable difference since I started using it. Unlike my eos lip balm, there's no stickiness to it and it just feels good on my lips.
This is a HG product for me. I have naturally long and thick lashes, and I've found that some mascaras make my eyelashes TOO long so that I end up looking like a creepy doll. This mascara lengthens and darkens my eyelashes without making them look unnatural and is perfect for every day wear. I have noticed a bit of flaking during the day, but always small flakes that are easy to brush away.
Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Oil Free eye makeup remover
ncarro 2/21/2013 5:40:00 PM
I use this product as my every day eye makeup remover and will continue to buy it because it does it's job. Other reviewers have mentioned that it leaves their skin a bit oily, but I only use a bit of the product with a round cotton pad and my skin is just fine -- no more oily than any other eye makeup remover. This is especially great at removing my (non-waterproof) mascara.
Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Extra Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads
ncarro 2/21/2013 5:37:00 PM
I typically use Neutrogena's Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover in the bottle, but occasionally I'll get lazy and pick this up instead. I'm never unhappy with the product itself, but I go through the cotton pads so quickly that I always feel like I've wasted my money. These would be great for travel, but if you're looking for something for every day use, I'd recommend the Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover and some cheap round cotton pads -- it's a lower cost way to do the same thing.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin
ncarro 2/21/2013 5:33:00 PM
When I was in high school, my dermatologist tried me on a few different topical acne treatments before landing on Accutane. In the meantime, I often had strong reactions to the acne medications I was using, and one night my skin felt like it was burning and I was in extreme pain. I went to see my pharmacist and he recommended I use this product to calm my skin, and I've been using it ever since. It helps my skin feel hydrated and soft and doesn't irritate my skin at all. I've recently switched to the SPF 15 version of this product and I love that too. A great gentle moisturizer.
I am a big fan of Neutrogena's skin care products and use this along with the Fresh Foaming Cleanser and Oil-Free Moisture products. When I use this consistently, my skin is clear and looks healthy, and I have never noticed it leaving my skin shiny or sticky like some of the other reviewers have mentioned. My skin does feel a little tight after I use this toner, but I always follow it with a moisturizer and have no problems. A great gentle, clean-smelling toner.
I started using this in college when I wanted to start a more consistent skin care regimen, and I keep coming back to this product after trying more expensive department store skin care lines. I use Fresh Foaming Cleanser in the shower after exfoliating with Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream and love how my skin looks and feels afterward. I love everything about this product -- the packaging, how well it foams in the shower, how clean and refreshed it leaves my skin. I have noticed that it doesn't foam as well when I wash my face over the sink, and I wouldn't rely on this to remove eye makeup, but this is a facial cleanser I will buy again and again.
I received a sample of this product as a gift with purchase and it went unused for several months as I had never used a facial scrub before. When I came across it again, I put it in my shower as a reminder to use it and have been in love with it ever since. I use 7 Day Scrub Cream each time I shower before using my foaming facial cleanser and I have found that my skin is softer and smoother since I started using it. I don't like many of Clinique's skin care products, but I love this one! It leaves my face feeling fresh and clean when I get out of the shower. Highly recommend!
Concealers -Maybelline - Dream Lumi Touch in Radiant
ncarro 2/21/2013 5:16:00 PM
I haven't worn a concealer since I used one in middle school to cover up blemishes, but I'm glad I discovered this through one of my favorite beauty gurus on YouTube. The product is easy to use, provides the natural-looking coverage I want and is the perfect color for my fair (NW13) skin. I use this underneath my eyes, on the occasional blemish and to even my skin tone in areas where I have a bit more redness. My only complaint is that the "bristles" of the brush sometimes get bent and wonky, but I'm usually able to smooth them out.
Pressed Powders -Revlon - Nearly Naked Pressed Powder
ncarro 2/21/2013 5:10:00 PM
My only complaint with this product is in regard to the color selection. I am a NW13 and am used to selecting the fairest shade in foundation and powder, but the Fair shade of this product was far too dark for my skin tone. It made my skin appear orange and though the product itself was just fine, the orange-y color defeated the purpose of the "nearly naked" look. I returned this today and purchased Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Cream Light instead.