Moisturizers -Guinot - Hydrazone Moisturizing Cream - All Skin Types
pinkdolphin 1/26/2006 1:50:00 AM
My skin had started to get very dry from using Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide to combat acne, even though my skin is extremely oily by nature. I use this at night (with the BP) and it has brought elasticity and moisture back to my skin, and strangely has helped prevent further breakouts (my other moisturizers used in combination with BP still gave me breakouts). I'll be using this for a long time!
This is the most amazing hair conditioner I have used. It leaves your hair so soft, shiny and manageable, and the color as vibrant as the day you colored it (at least I think so - maybe it's psychological). I wish I could use this everyday instead of every week, but it's expensive. I've been trying to find something I can use every other day that can give my hair the same softness and shine but haven't found anything that compares.
Eyes -BeneFit Cosmetics - She Laq ] [DISCONTINUED]
pinkdolphin 8/7/2004 12:41:00 AM
I use this on my eyes to set eye shadow and eye liner. It takes a few tries to get it right, but when you do you'll be so happy! I have oily skin and oily eyelids, and this keeps my eye makeup last up to 10 hours without showing any bit of oil (matte!). I use the wider brush (included in the set) since eyeshadow covers a larger surface area. You need to be sure to tap off all excess from the brush before applying. You only need minimal amount and if you use too much, not only will it will take too long to dry but it will smudge your shadow and cause that shiny film look. Be sure to rinse your brushes after each use so you don't contaminate the bottle too much.
I have long, straight Asian hair, but it's very light so it fly's away easily in the wind and gets a bit frizzy. I use a pinch of this stuff and rub it between my hands and smooth the top layer and ends of my hair with it to give my hair some weight. If you only use a pinch like I do, it does not make your hair greasy or oily at all. It makes your hair soft, smooth, shiny and healthy. The one thing I'm not so fond of is the smell. It definetely has that salon chemical smell.
Foundations -Guinot - Newlight Teint Lumiere Illuminating Foundation
pinkdolphin 2/22/2004 2:47:00 PM
I have very (and let me emphasize "very") oily and acne prone skin and this foundation stays clean, fresh and matte looking all day (14 hours). It doesn't get darker as the day goes on. Usually I have to blot my face several times a day; Now I only have to do so once or twice mid-day. I use 01 Light Beige which is slightly on the fair side, but I only use a little and mix it in with my sunscreen when I apply; otherwise since it's matte it's a bit hard to spread.
I think the eyebrow lipocils is a miracle product. I'm Asian and my natural eyebrows grow downward and I've plucked the outside 1/3 of my brow away to draw in an arch. I wanted to be able to really have arched brows, so I used eyebrow lipocils on the arched areas where I do not naturally have eyebrows. With months of use (I only use it at night), I've grown noticeable hairs where I've used it. I actually look like I have an entire arched eyebrow now w/o makeup on. I've so far only used one tube of it and will certainly buy more to make my eyebrows look even thicker!