My boyfriend recommended this product to me actually, it really helps with his adult acne and tightens your face. It took me 2 tries to use the cream successfully since it made me break out / rash a little bit in the beginning. But finally my skin tolerated it. I've been using this product for a few months now and I really love it. I use it especially around my eyes and I've noticed a dramatic difference, I'm practically getting an eye-lift. It makes your skin really soft and smooth, no sign of wrinkles and not as oily as before. I also haven't had a real zit in a while. Try starting this cream during the winter, since your skin's drier and less likely to break out (I have pretty oily skin). I add a gel moisturizer on top, like Elene Hydration or Clinique's dramatically different gel. You can get it for less than $30 nowadays. It's a great investment. I'm likely to rely on this cream to ward off my soon-to-come wrinkle-forming days.
Powder -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Powdered Mineral Foundation
neogeo24 2/27/2007 2:50:00 PM
I broke out in those little cystic pimples around my eyes and cheeks, some rashes also popped up. That wasn't fun since I got it to look nice for a job interview. It's not actually a powder, there's some powder, but mostly clumps, are you supposed to wear them down with your brush or something? The clumps made my face streaky, since the horrible brush they provide easily picked them up along with the finer powder. I also looked pasty by noon as my own oils (normal/combo skin) mixed with the foundation. For $16, this is a rip-off. Get a Clinique or MAC loose powder instead for a few dollars more (but they give you a huge tub compared to L'Oreal!). Don't get it if you have oily or sensitive skin.
Eyes -Unlisted Brand - The Salon Shoppe Dream Lash
neogeo24 2/27/2007 2:41:00 PM
It really works. I've been using it for more than the 30 days since my Asian lashes are thin and sparse. Put a little bit of the gel at the root of the lashes and watch them grow like chia-pets. I was expecting the lashes to go back to their original length with application of a makeup remover, but no, they're actually your own lashes. I saw a response after 2 applications. Does tighten your skin or get gunky if you apply too much. This does not irritate my eyes. I'm tempted to stock up on this in case they ever stop making this stuff, and boy is it cheap compared to the other lash-growing products.
Loose Powders -Clinique - Gentle Light powder [DISCONTINUED]
neogeo24 2/27/2007 2:34:00 PM
I got the Glow 3 Neutral as something I wear to work every day. This powder is really feather-light, very subtly gives an illusion of even skin tone. It's not shiney in ambient light, however, your face really shines (like you dipped it in glitter) under a strong, direct lightsource. It's perfect for perking up your look for winter, but I wouldn't wear this if I were to an outdoor activity in the summer. It's also good for highlighting shoulders and collarbones for the evening. Use a professional powder brush. The brush they give you is perfect for blush, but not this powder.