This is the best lip gloss I have ever tried (I know that is a bold statement, but I mean it!). I've been on a long quest to find a nice clear color (i.e. no shimmer, no glitter, not too milky) that feels comfortable on my lips. I got the shade Watermelon Crush, which is a lovely sheer bright pink and has a lovely brightening effect on the lips. The smell is fantastic (Like vanilla frosting) and not at all overwhelming.
This thing simply RUINED my skin. All the hard work I've done controlling my acne in the past 5 years undone by this expensive toy. Clarisonic spread a few scattered pimples (I had it down to maybe 1 or 2 pimples on my face at a time) into a massive breakout on my chin and cheeks...places where I've NEVER had a break out. I've tried everything: changing to sensitive brush, changing to gentler cleansers, cleaning the brush head with anti-bac soap after use, using it once a day. NOTHING has made this better, my skin has only gotten worse. I read reviews about "purging"so I gave it 4 weeks. I should have gone with my instincts about this "purging" business being bogus. In just 4 weeks I have about 4 or 5 awful red post-acne scars on my face. Everywhere this thing touches it seems to make my skin worse. I tried it on my sun-damaged chest, which promptly became red, splotchy, and bumpy. I've never in my life had a single bump/zit on my chest, but the Clarisonic decided to spread the love down there. I really don't know whose skin can take this kind of punishment, but my suggesting is if you have or have ever had acne: DO NOT USE THIS. Or at the very least have your dermatologist talk you out of it first. I've never regretting any purchase more than this little devil brush...All this being said, the one place this hasn't wreaked havoc, my forehead, looks very shiny and smooth. Too bad it doesn't distract from the carnage on the lower half of my face.
I'm torn on this product. I like the brightening effect and the light/medium coverage. However, the creasing is TERRIBLE under the eyes. Literally within 30 seconds of putting this under my eyes (with primer & tinted moisturizer first) it creases into the very find lines under my eyes and it continues to re-crease all day! I've tried everything, including powdering with HD powder directly after applying and nothing has stopped this from creasing. Probably won't buy again due to the creasing.
Tinted Moisturizer -Cover Girl - CG Smoothers Tinted Moisturizer Fair to Light
owotlarx 3/25/2011 7:53:00 PM
I LOVE this Tinted Moisturizer. I've tried a few others, including the Laura Mercier, which I found drying, too yellow for me and too expensive to justify. I've found that this tube has lasted me a very long time even though I'm often prone to using too much by accident. I have very fair, freckled skin with pink undertones and I was absolutely over the moon when I saw that this moisturizer had a pink tone. It blends into my skin perfectly to even out my skin tone. Nice consistency - not too wet or too thick. I often like to mix it with my MAC Strobe Liquid for a nice dewy finish. Overall: awesome quality and amount for the price & wonderful for us fair skinned gals with pink undertones.
Where has this product been all my life? I absolutely love it! After my first use it somehow lifted 2/3 of the blackheads on my nose and shrunk my pores to the point that they were nearly invisible. I wouldn't call the mask "relaxing." It's more utilitarian. It get's the job done. I think the extreme tightness in the face when using it stops it from being relaxing. The smell is fine, not overwhelming at all, in fact I hardly notice it and it doesn't seem to linger. I wouldn't suggest keeping it on your face after 15 minutes (I don't know how you could stand to keep your face immobile for that long). All in all this product is awesome if you're looking to remove blackheads and shrink pores (or large zits). This probably isn't for you if you have sensitive or already dry skin, as the point of it seems to be to suck everything out of your face.
Liquid -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20 (2009 formulation)
owotlarx 5/2/2010 5:08:00 PM
I bought this a week ago and I absolutely LOVE IT. First of all, it doesn't break me out (huge plus - I'm usually afraid of liquid makeup). The color has a pinkish undertone, which works very well for my skin tone. The coverage is just enough for me, light to medium, but definitely buildable. I love the smell. It's very fresh and citrus/flowery, but it doesn't have a scent on your face. I'll definitely buy again.