Toners -Clean & Clear - Deep Cleaning Astringent (orange)
rieradom 10/5/2010 11:41:00 PM
Used sparingly this product is great for my generally zit free face. I used it almost daily at night and once I woke up during the hot, summer sweaty months. During the rest of the year I use it when I have a break out or after a work out. It dries out and eliminates my pimples and I see great results within 24 hours. It does have the tendency to dry your skin, so use moderately.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in Black
rieradom 10/5/2010 11:30:00 PM
The color, consistency, and staying power is fabulous, but there are cons. The brush that comes with it is stiff and really a hindrance. I went to Sephora and bought a Sephora brand gel liner brush which works wonderfully and makes thinner lines. I do use this almost every day, but the product has dried so much even though there is a lot left. I'm still on the fence about buying it again, but I loved it while it was still workable.
I never used to wash my face as there wasn't ever really a need. I didn't wear that much makeup, and even when I did it didn't affect my skin. I rarely break out, and if I do it's a zit or two that are barely noticeable. I always felt a little bit awkward being the person that never washes their face. That being said I felt like I needed to begin taking better care of my skin, and I also needed just a basic, no frills, facial cleanser. Many things dry out my skin, so having heard of Cetaphil and reading the "gentle" in the packaging I decided to try it out. I love it. Once you get beyond the semen like consistency of it it really is a nice product. I use the waterless application (I rub the product into my skin and wipe off with a cotton pad) and then follow up with the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. I have always received compliments on my skin, but I get them even more after having begun my Cetaphil regimen.
My first year living in the East Coast really dried out my delicate face skin to the point that my mother was horrified when she saw me. I had always used daily SPF moisturizers, but I really needed something else. I had heard good things about Cetaphil so I decided to try it out (confession: I do buy the generics, they're really basically the same). This has done wonders for my skin. I apply it daily, in the mornings after a shower, and at night, both times after having used a cotton square with the Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser on it. It has restored my soft skin, and my boyfriend always comments on how soft my skin is I also am only about 1/2 way through a tub I bought over a year ago! A con is that in the harsh, harsh winter I feel that while the dry skin relief is instant it doesn't last, and I need to re-apply frequently.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Extra Volume Collagen Mascara (waterproof)
rieradom 8/26/2010 12:59:00 PM
I switched from another L'Oreal product, Voluminous, because I wanted to mix things up. I always use waterproof mascara, so I was excited to see this product. I have AMAZING results. I always curl my lashes, but this mascara holds my curl like none other. I will often sleep in my mascara and wake up to the same amount of curl I had when I first did my make up. While it can clump, I always take time to apply and wipe off some of the excess product. My lashes are ridiculously long and thick, they almost look fake! I will probably buy this again.