BB Cream -Stila - Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm
porcupinefeet 7/29/2012 3:16:00 PM
I actually really like this stuff. For some reason it makes my face feel really soft. I only use TM's because I hate heavy stuff on my face, I know this is a BB...same thing IMO, and this is really good. It's replaced the LM TM for me. It has GREAT shine control and did I mention it makes my face feel so soft??? I'm pale, pale, pale with freckles and I could use for it to be a little lighter, but I mix it with a little OoO face lotion to dilute the color a little and it works just fine.
Liquid -Make Up For Ever - Mat Velvet PLUS Matifying Foundation
porcupinefeet 3/15/2012 12:25:00 PM
I'm giving this stuff a 5 because it does EXACTLY what it says it does - it totally mattifies. I could put this on in the morning and have NO oily t-zone during the day - I've never had no oily t-zone all day long. I LOVED constantly checking my face and there was no oil! But - it just looked too cakey on my skin. I'm blaming it on my age (41) and that my skin's just getting drier and this foundation didn't look so good on it - but man it was nice to have no oil during the day...I can't believe I'm turning down a foundation that can do that for me! I'd say it's a definate to try if you're looking for something to stop the oilies and see how it looks on you.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Mad Hippie - Cream Cleanser
porcupinefeet 3/8/2012 11:39:00 AM
Another great product from Mad Hippie - I love everything in their line of products. This is a nice, gentle cleanser. I don't use it for make-up removal because I feel like I need something more hard core (I use mineral oil and Olay Foaming Face wash...phychologically I feel like I need the foam to feel like my face is clean of make-up!), but I use this face wash every morning in the shower for a quick, "pure" clean. I think it's PERFECT for that. Great way to wash face to start the day :) Not crazy about the packaging - the pump's very convenient until you get to less product. I can seriously dig at least two more weeks of product out by keeping it upside down and digging it out with the pump - but I like the product so much it's not enough of an annoyance to make me look for something else.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serum
porcupinefeet 1/20/2012 11:13:00 AM
Great Vit C serum - will definately buy again. It's only the 2nd Vit C serum I've tried so when I'm done with this one I'm on to another brand just to try and compare but so far it's my 1st choice for a Vit C serum to use. I've tried the whole Mad Hippie product line and really like and would repurchase everything in it.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Mad Hippie - Face Cream
porcupinefeet 1/20/2012 11:05:00 AM
LOVE this face cream. Didn't know how much I loved it until I ran out of it and started using something else. For 2 weeks I was like "What's wrong with my face? It was looking so nice!" and then I remembered that I had used this face lotion - bought some more and my face is looking nice again. It's a nice, simple moisturizer and I love it. I do all my "hard care" face treatments in the evening (vit c serum, retin-a, etc.) and love this in the morning for a nice simple moisturizer - with the added benefit that it makes my skin look nice. It seems to make my t-zone less oily and not make the rest of my face dry. Will definately buy over and over again!
This stuff works GREAT. I've been using it two mornings a week for about 3 weeks now and even after the first week I could see a difference in my skin - smoother, smaller pores, just much nicer looking skin. Unfortunately it's way too expensive for me to buy on a continual basis. I would definately buy again...if I could afford it all the time. At least it's shown me what a good Vit C skin product can do and has given me something to compare to as I try other (cheaper) Vit C products.