Treatments -Peter Thomas Roth - Max Complexion Correction Pads
novn32 5/4/2012 2:28:00 PM
I really wanted to like this product, and at first I really did until i noticed that i was breaking out all over the place. I started using this cause i had been breaking out in small pimples on my forehead. I started using this and my face looked great for a couple of days ( keep in mind i only used once at night). Then I started getting pimple in other places of my face; cheeks, chin, even on my upper lip. I thought it might be the purging process, but it just never stopped purging. I continued to breakout in big cyctic pimples all over. I had to stop using it. Even know after I quit using the pads I am getting big pimples on my forehead. Needless to say I am in a worse place now then before I started using the pads. I stopped about a week ago and my face is just getting back to normal. This got returned to Sephora real fast. One pro was that when I did get a pimple while using the pads it was usually gone within a day or so, but i just couldnt keep up with the number of pimples popping up.
I loved the teint idole original but when I went to the lancome counter I found out it was discontinued so i got this one. The color match is right on with the original teint idole and the finish really is beautiful. I wore this while at work ( 9 hrs) and then went out to an after work event, so i wore this foundation for a total of about 13 hours. It looked really nice after a long day. The only con I can find besides ofcourse the price ($44!) is that it transfers which I didnt experiance with the original. This one aspect is really annoying since I have a boyfriend who likes wearing light colored tshirts and I do touch my face during the day. That being said the finish and consistancy is lovely. I would repurchases as long as I find a really good powder to set it.
I have been on a search for the perfect nude lipstick for my skin tone ( I am NC47-50) and every nude lipstick is either to pale and makes me look ashy or is too pink or to brown. Then I found Pillow talk by MAC , I think i might have found a winner, its like my lips but better. Its not a perfect nude but it has come closer to any other nude lipstick i have tried ( which have been alot) My top lip is quite pigmented while my bottom lip is pink. This lipstick evens out my lipcolor and transforms it into a really pretty brown pinky nude color. This is a keeper.
LOVE! this eyeshadow. I love using it in my crease or as an overall wash of color on my eye lid. One of my all time fav eye shadows. Gorgeous on tan to dark skin
I was very skeptical about this blush. Didnt want to buy into the hype but luckly i was able to swap for this and was sooo pleasantly surprise. This is amazing on dark skin, holy crap!. (NC 47-50/ revlon color stay Caramel fyi) I see wearing it more in the summer months since it does instantly warm up my skin. In the winter im going to stick with Nars taos.;) I am quickly becoming a NARS junkie.
Love this blush. So beautiful on my dark skin. It;s like a pinky peach with gold flecks running through it. Gives me the mostly lovely pop of color to my cheeks.It has great texure and staying power. It might be my Fav blush ever ( gasp)
Highlighters -Christian Dior - Shimmer Powder 002 Amber Diamond, Spring 08
novn32 12/28/2011 4:34:00 PM
Beautiful subtle highlighter. Very pretty on the cheekbones and as a eyebrow highlight. This is not a high drama highlighter ( infact im currently searching for one) its more natural and classy. I have to agree with some of the other reviews in that the staying power is not great and you can probably find something that last longer for a cheaper price, but i still love how smooth and subtle it is. I would buy again, although i dont see myself running out any time soon. For referance i am NC47-50 and it shows up as a beautiful goldie shimmer on me.
When i was younger i had "natural hair" and this was the conditioner i used. I relaxed my hair about 3 years ago and it's still my conditioner of choice. No other conditioner gives me the amount of "slip" this give me. And my hair is in great condition because of it. All i do is shampoo and use this conditioner, leave on for about 5-10 mins and rinse ( completely otherwise it will leave residue behind like many other conditioners do) and my hair is super soft. This is a dominican product and i am a big fan of dominican products ( although i might be biased since i am dominican) I think they work on alot of different hair times being that the dominican population is so diverse. I really enjoy this conditioner...and you cant beat the price. Way better than alot of the more expensive brands I have used, Redken, Loreal, Paul mitchell, Kerastase ( sp?) ,Ojon, Terax,etc
Treatments -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair (Serum)
novn32 12/28/2011 4:10:00 PM
HG serum. Love this product. This product is marketed more for mature skin, but i am 26 and i love this. Whenever my skin is feeling dull and lackluster I always put this on my face ( generously). When im batteling acne breakouts I always make sure to alternate between this and my perferrred acne treatment. This serum just seems to calm your skin and you wake up with dewy lovely skin. LOVE THIS! I know it seems a bit expensive but honestly i would pay alot more of these kind of results.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser
novn32 12/28/2011 4:03:00 PM
I like this product. I only use when i get a breakout or when my skin just feels dirty. It is harsh and drying so if i use it on a regular basis it will make my combo/oily skin very dry and itchy. I think as an acne treatment this is great. When im having a skin freak out, i wash my face with this, put on a few drops of my Estee Lauder advanced night repair and slather on a gentel formula moisturizer and my skin usually looks much better in the morning. This bottle last me forever since I only use about once a week ( if that) and you really only need one pump to get a nice lather.
I was really skeptical regarding this marcara but after reading all the reviews and the fact that I have yet to find a Mascara that really blows me away, Id figure I would give this a shot. Besides its only like $7. All in all i really like this mascara, it has a good consistency; not to runny or dry,good size wand and the pigmentation is some of the darkest i have experianced ( def more black than dior blackout and loreal carbon black) and i have black hair so for any marcara to stand out it literally has to be JET BLACK . The formula does tend to clump a bit, but i actually like a little clumping since it make my lashes look thicker. I for sure will repurchase. I think it might actually beat out my beloved Rimmel sexy curves
Way too expensive for the quality of the mascara. It hads nothing special and i feel the same formual can be found in much cheaper drungstore brand mascaras. Def not worth the cash. My fav is still Mac zoomlash; yeah its a bit clumpy but it gives methe darkest most dramatic lashes of any other mascara ( drugstore or high-end) i have ever tried
I was looking for a mascara that was black...really black, and a friend recommended mac zoom lash...well the black is truly black which i really liked. it gave my lashes a really dark dramatic look.only downside is that it is clumpy, you kinda have to used an eyelash comb to seperate ur lashes. but besides that, i really liked it...would definatly buy again.