I actually bought this first as a solution to put on where I was getting ingrown hairs ( ok, the logic may not be there...) But after I ran out of my usual toner, I decided to use this since I didn't feel like going out to buy anything else. I at first didn't really notice a difference - at least I didn't feel any different, though I did like that tingly sensation I got when I would use this ( along with a cotton ball) on my face after cleaning. It definitely made it feel cleaner, and my pores seemed to be less clogged than before. And then my friend started mentioning how my face looks like it was glowing a lot more ( at first, I chalked it up to my face being oily) And then more people literally came up to me to ask what moisturizer I was using since my face had a dewy glow look to it. (I didn't change anything else in my regimen other than using the toner.) I'm gonna chalk it up to this then! Will definitely repurchase - I'll have to go and try some other products in their brand... Sure, the price is a bit steep for a drugstore brand.... but hey, I wasn't getting these kind of compliments when I was using other items ( especially a different toner for about 2.5 times the price!)
Blush -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Blends Sheer Highlighting Blush
qu1stis 5/19/2009 9:19:00 PM
This mosiac blush looks so pretty in the packaging. It looks really nice when you put it on, but I don't think it lasts for very long. I may buy it again just for the fact it looks so nice when you put it on. It lasts for maybe up to 3-4 hours though.
Concealers -L'Oreal - True Match Naturale Mineral Concealer
qu1stis 5/19/2009 9:09:00 PM
I surprisingly like this product. I had the creme concealers and needed something different, so I tried this one, since I LOVE the regular bare minerals foundation. It works extremely well and it lasts for a fairly long time. The color matches my face extremely well. I do hate the brush it comes with and use my own brush, and that sifter thing leaves a lot of product at the top. However, it works extremely well given the price ( get it when its BOGO free)
I LOVE this. I previously was using the Philosophy face wash, but after awhile that broke me out. I got this as a deluxe sample from Sephora and my face became so much better with it! It isn't drying to my face and it leaves my face feeling refreshed. It hasn't broken me out like other cleansers have as well. About the scent - at first it was strange, but after awhile you get used to it and I really enjoy the scent now.
Powder -L'Oreal - Gentle Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 24
qu1stis 4/26/2009 12:26:00 PM
I really love how this product looks. First off, I hate the packaging. Having a mirror on the back is kinda stupid and the brush is quite terrible. However, the powder itself goes on very smoothly ( just get a nice big brush and use that one instead of that flimsy one that comes with it.) I had a slight problem where the powder broke - however it hasn't been much of an issue because it still wears amazingly well. I was so happy too to find a color that matched me VERY well, when I usually have a terrible problem with it. Will definitely be repurchasing.
Masks -DDF - Sulfur Therapeutic Mask [DISCONTINUED]
qu1stis 4/26/2009 12:23:00 PM
Love this product. I can't use prescription medication for any acne spots, so I end up doing what everyone else does and dab some overnight. It works extremely well ( though I can't guarantee it'll make the pimple go away, but you definitely see a lot of improvement.) This is my go-tomask whenever I need a facial pick me up. The jar is fairly large and it has so far lasted me quite awhile. Will DEFINITELY be repurchasing.
Masks -Ole Henriksen - Firm Action - Pore Refining Mask
qu1stis 11/4/2008 10:30:00 PM
I'm a bit iffy about this mask. I bought it because the SA at Sephora said it would help with pores and the skin in general. I love the scent of the mask, but I'm not really sure if it did anything for my face and my skin ( or my pores). It was a bit troublesome to leave it on for the full 30 minutes ( especially when sometimes you just wanna have a mask on for 10-15 minutes.) Overall, this mask was just iffy for me.
I LOVE this. I'm buying a lot of lip balms with SPF because if I don't, then I start breaking out with cold sores. I saw this in one of the drug stores and since I like things that look nice and new, I decided to try it. It's very moisturizing and leaves a very nice natural sheen to your lips. Will definitely repurchase to stock up in all my other bags so I will never be without any lip balm!
Moisturizers -Shiseido - Bio-Performance Advanced Super Revitalizer
qu1stis 10/28/2008 11:13:00 PM
I love this moisturizer. My skin usually gets very greasy from moisturizer, but this is perfect. It is very moisturizing without leaving that ugly oily film. It sinks into your skin and just keeps it very nice and supple. It is a bit expensive though, but I always think moisturizers are one of those things you really need to splurge on if its good. If you are hesitant, just get a sample from a store. You'll LOVE it.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Mascara - Blackest Black
qu1stis 10/12/2008 4:06:00 PM
I LOVe this mascara. It makes my lashes look longer and more separated and much darker. It was on sale for much cheaper as well, so I would definitely repurchase.
Moisturizers -Cosmedicine - Medi-Matte Oil Control Lotion
qu1stis 9/16/2008 9:57:00 PM
Excellent. I have very oily skin and nothing I have tried ( in terms of mattifiers and lotions and such) have not worked to keep my face from looking extremely oily until the next time I blot it away. This has worked amazingly well. I'm surprised by the sheer number of bad reviews. I think it's the way you have to put it on. Don't put it on like a normal moisturizer - put it on like you would foundation ( likely streaking it all over your face.) The SA at Sephora taught me this and I have to say it's been working EXTREMELY well. Definitely a keeper.
Excellent nail polish. I've bought a lot of different brands of nail polish, but for some reason, this VERY cheap ( often with BOGOF sales at drugstores) works extremely well. I've been able to keep my nail polish on without any cracks or peels for over a week, which for me since I work with my hands often, is sometimes next to impossible. In the summer, I do my toenails with this nail polish, and I never have to worry about it chipping for weeks.
Eyeliner -Calvin Klein - Electric Edge Liquid Eyeliner Pen (ALL)
qu1stis 9/10/2008 10:30:00 PM
I just bought this eyeliner from a SA's advice on eyeliners. To preface, I usually love using pencil eyeliners because I am very bad at using the liquid eyeliners ( they run so easily and I end up streaking.) I don't really have to patience to practice using the liquid eyeliners because usually I'm on the go. Pencils are definitely something that I am very comfortable using. I bought this and it seems to work pretty well. The electric edge seems to be somewhat new and is a type of eyeliner pen. The difference between this one and other liquid eyeliners I found was that this pen was stiffer, more like a felt pen so it was much easier to use. The color I bought was Electric Black and though the color isn't as dark ( comes off a bit like a dark black pen somewhat out of ink) as I hoped it would be when it comes out, but when it start with little strokes, the color builds on each other. The color seems to last amazingly well with very VERY minimal smudging on my lower eyelid ( which I usually have a huge problem with other pencil eyeliners.) I've been using this product for about three days now, so I will update in case this gets better or worse. For now, I really really like it! Update: LOVE it. I ended up doing what I do with all my markers and stored the pen upside down so that the eyeliner will flow when it comes out. It is very easy to use, takes only a few minutes to put on, dries very quickly when you first put it on, and lasts for a long day of work without much smudging ( very little, which I would assume happens with most anyway). Will definitely be repurchasing.
Eyeliner -Make Up For Ever - Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Mat Black 0L
qu1stis 9/10/2008 10:24:00 PM
I tried this on my quest for the perfect eyeliner for me to use ( on my upper waterline for my apparently very oily eyelids.) This did not work so well for me. I actually did a comparision on my eyes ( I bought two different eyeliners, one of them being this one.) Compared to my other eyeliner, this started smudging EXTREMELY quickly for me. I hope others have better luck with it! I had to return this eyeliner back to the store.
I really really wanted to liked this product. When I first bought it ( in Deep Black) I was so excited to try it on. It worked BEAUTIFULLY. The color was very rich and very very nice. I wore it around the house, and four hours later, it was still on without any smudging. That was when it started going downhill. I started using it whenever I went out and it would start smudging - which I really hate. I tried putting powder on my bottom lid, tried putting on eyelid primers to keep it from smudging, but to no avail. I would end up with dark circles underneath my eyes every time I checked the bathroom mirror. I had to finally return it back to Sephora ( THANK YOU for their EXCELLENT return policy.) It might just be that I have very oily eyelids and that it doesn't stay on too well for me. When it did work ( for the half hour to one hour that it stayed on) I loved it so much.