Moisturizers -Avene - Cleanance Antishine Regulating Lotion
niahana 1/26/2013 10:58:00 PM
the best lotion i have ever used! it makes my makeup matte really well for more than 8 hours. but then i stopped using this when i found avene skin recovery cream since its for intolerant skin. but what do you know? it breaks me out even more, or possibly WORSE! so then i stopped using the skin recovery cream and use this again... it doesnt just helps to absorb excess oil but miraculously heals those annoying cystic bumps. however its quite pricey for such a small drugstore product - like maybe around $32 (in my country) for 40mL. oh well, it doesnt even matter. as long as it done the good job, then i dont mind repurchasing it over and over again.
Pressed Powders -Johnson & Johnson - Pure Essentials Pressed Powder
niahana 1/26/2013 10:46:00 PM
no joke, this is cheaper than my Minute Maid! and whats more? its a great product that blends with my bb cream really well. the pressed powder does everything what it said; control shine and absorbs excess oil. what i like the most is that the pressed powder doesnt break me out and have those nice baby smell... it makes my makeup matte and looks so natural on me! honestly, i look even more radiant and pretty with this product. however it doesnt have that much coverage to begin with and i need my concealer to cover all those imperfections.. but meh, i dont mind because with my maybelline concealer, skin79 bb cream and this cute-packing pressed powder, they just do wonders and magic for me! alright, i have no complaints for this.. even though its cheap and very - and i mean it VERY - affordable, its the best pressed powder i ever have in comparison with those expensive and pricey compact powders that does nothing - other than giving me good coverage - but worsen my whole face :( Repurchase? OH HELL YEAH!
Concealers -Maybelline - Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Concealer
niahana 1/26/2013 3:34:00 PM
First of all, I'm really not a big fan of concealers because I always thought its too cakey, clog my pores and also, give my face a major discoloration. But that's in the past when I was such an amateur in makeup world. So, being careful I am, I stumble upon this website and check all the reviews of this 'amazing' concealer. But what do you know? It's just not amazing, its simply fantastic!!! And just something what i need everyday. It's very light - doesnt make my face look cakey, no clog pores and most of all no acne breakouts! Furthermore its easy to blend and match my skin really well! It has 2 shades; light and natural so this might be a problem for people with dark skin.. I bought the lightest and yup, loving it soooo much. Not only that, its affordable and cheap too! I have no complaints. In conclusion, im going to stick with this concealer for as long as i live and it's included in my repurchase list! Update and edit: I don't think the concealers are discontinued but i do heard that some shades are.. So maybe that's why there are only the first two lightest shades left..
Toners -Avene - Cleanance - Anti-Shine Purifying Lotion
niahana 1/23/2013 5:45:00 AM
so far, all of avene products that i have use are not a disappointment to me and this is not an exception! althought it doesnt do anything with my t-zone area when i apply my bb cream but it still somehow absorbs excess oil from my skin when i use it during the night. not only that, it also amazingly reduce the redness on my popped acne which is a total exhilaration for me! oh man, how i love this product! this also includes in my repurchase list <3<3
the product does the job really well! it dries out my pimple and reduce the acne scarring! i use a good amount on my pimple and less on the scarring. i found out that if i apply it too much, my cheeks and forehead would immediately burn as if its been mildly heated but it goes away after few hours. it isnt really that serious for me and when i woke up in the morning, BOOM! i have dried-out-less-red-almost-invisible pimple. though, it might be the other way around for those with sensitive skin. all in all, the product is a repurchase in my list! <3
i only use this during the night and did a GREAT job! it stings a little on my problem areas but i know that the products works on my skin really well. it sooth my acne scars and minimize the redness of my popped acne in just an hour or less (with the mostly help from avene cleanance lotion-toner). i dont recommend to use this during the day, especially in the summer because of its thick consistency and moisture. but it doesnt break me out when i use it during the night..
Moisturizers -Avene - skin recovery cream (US name: cream for intolerant skin)
niahana 1/23/2013 5:16:00 AM
honestly, this product is like sooooooo awesome! it spreads on my skin so easily, especially in adjacent with my cleanance k which also done a very good job too. the product somehow reduce my acne scars, sooth my skin so gently after i wash my face (which tends to tighten) and offer a great moisture for me... HOWEVER... it breaks me out crazily when i apply it under my bb cream, especially on my forehead with more than 3 of cystic acne which is a BIG rarity for me. but then i thought, 'oh maybe because my skin needs time to get used to it' but - ugh, how damn stupid i was. i bought the light version and really, it doesnt go that well during the day... i use this cream under my bb cream because of its tolerance to factors such as environment and weather (just like in the advertisement). boy, how wrong i was! then i go to my old moisturizer; avene anti-shine regulating lotion and it does a BETTER job. it doesnt give that much shine just like the skin recovery cream, give me a dewy look and most importantly, doesnt break me out.