I pray that they never discontinue this. I hate thick, sticky, gloppy lip glosses. I hate the way they feel and I hate the way they look. But I don't want to wear real lipstick all the time. This is the perfect compromise. It goes on like a balm, and gives color and moderate shine without that gloppy, glazed donut look. Yes, it doesn't last that long, but I just reapply as needed. You don't even need a mirror to reapply and it's so cheap you can buy extras to keep in your car, desk, etc. The packaging is pretty lame, I'll admit that. I sometimes can't help getting a twinge of embarrassment pulling this out in public. I'm 34 and the packaging is kind of juvenile looking. It looks like something a 15 year old in 1985 would be using. It would be great if they updated the cheesy plastic tube but it's definitely something I can overlook. As far as the smell, it is indeed a bit plastic-y but I don't find it offensive.
Really like this. Helps clear up my excema flareups. I detest the smell though. It reminds me of the way a hospital smells which I have really bad associations with. But I struggle through that because it helps my excema like nothing else does.
Good news - they are bringing back the old formula in April under a sensitive skin line. Response I received from Olay: I'm sorry to hear that you were not happy with the formula change made to the Complete SPF 15 products. Our goal is to produce high quality products that consistently delight our consumers and I'm sorry this wasn't your experience. Please be assured I'm sharing your comments with the rest of our team. It may be helpful to know there was a formula change in May 2009 for all Complete SPF 15 products with the exception of Complete Defense SPF 30 and Complete Plus. The changes include improved UVA protection with “Skin Shield” which is a combination of moisture, vitamins, and enhanced UV protection. Skin Shield is an Avobenzone and Octocrylene based sunscreen system with significant levels of both glycerin for moisture and active levels of niacinimide, a B3 complex. However, although our newest formula with Skin Shield technology is safe and has strong UV protection, we realize the original sensitive version with its gentle formula better meets the needs of our Complete Sensitive users. Therefore, Olay will re-launch the original version of Olay Complete All Day Sensitive SPF 15 Sensitive Cream and Lotion! This will be widely available in April 2010 and will say “Classic Gentle Formula”.
I tried this because I have oily skin and I was looking to try a new foundation that would stay on my face and have a matte finish. I have used L'oreal Mattique foundation for years and although I love that foundation I wanted to try something new. Big mistake. This stuff is just plain gross. First of all, it smells like paint. As in, the stuff you put on your walls. Nasty. I don't need it to smell like flowers or anything but this is not a pleasant smell. Second, it has the consistency of paint. It doesn't blend well and dries in about 1 second. So it's like the mad rush to blend it. Third, the color on your face is completely different than in the bottle. Way too orange. Would not buy again.
Pressed Powders -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Powder
pitbullfriend 6/6/2005 2:27:00 PM
This product is lacking in a few areas. For one, it does not control shine well, which to me is the purpose of a pressed powder - to spot control shine during the day. Secondly, the color is off. It goes on much darker than it looks in the compace. Third, it is too expensive for a crappy drugstore product, I paid 10 dollars for this - it's a drugstore brand and it should be priced more like one. Heck, Covergirl pressed powder is better than this. Finally, the packaging is plain stupid. The powder is on one side, and the applicator with the mirror is on the other. So it is impossible to use the mirror and apply the product at the same time without flipping the compact around awkwardly. Really dumb. I definitely would not buy again.
Liquid -L'Oreal - Cashmere Perfect Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
pitbullfriend 2/3/2005 10:52:00 AM
I've been a user of L'Oreal Mattique foundation for over 10 years, and I love that foundation above all others, drugstore and department store brands combined. However, it is getting harder and harder to find in by shade, Buff Beige, so I thought I'd try Cashmere Perfect, since it promises a long-lasting, matte finish. I have oily skin, and a matte foundation is a necessity. I was disappointed with this product. The shade (Buff Beige again) was right on, but this product provides no coverage whatsoever. You put it on, and it dries to a powdery finish, but it doesn't cover up any flaws! It looks like I just put powder on my face with no foundation. Plus, it doesn't stay matte, after a couple of hours I feel greasy again. My skin is oily but it's not THAT bad. I will stick with Mattique. Hopefully they won't discontinue it.