Cleansers -La Roche Posay - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream Cleanser
rosietse 1/19/2013 12:21:00 AM
I will continue to buy this over and over. A little truly does go a long way with this vigorously foaming cleanser. Does what a cleanser is supposed to while containing no dyes or fragrances. My only complaint is that the tops of the packaging tends to always break on mine somehow and I'm not the biggest fan of the smell but it is not very strong and I got used to it.
I will be buying this again for sure. I found my match easily and most foundations are either too yellow or too pink/orange on me (I'm more of a neutral). As a Revlon colorstay whipped foundation fangirl I'm surprised to say that this thin consistency is so comfortable on; to the point where I have permanently switched! My absolute favourite part about this foundation is that it really looks like skin, no matter how much I seem to layer on. I have normal skin that leans towards oily with lots of acne scars (post- accutane) and it seems to stay with me all day whether I am outside in the drying air or sweating at work. This makes my face look almost flawless and calls for a flat topped kabuki to give the buffed-in-perfect-skin look I mentioned previously.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous False Fiber Lashes~Waterproof
rosietse 1/3/2013 8:07:00 PM
I have found my HG mascara. On my lashes, the mascara keeps a curl (usually impossible) and does not flake or smudge. It is very waterproof and gives my lashes volume and length. The price-point isn't bad and bonus - the packaging is pleasing to the eye. Overall fantastic and I will continue on with this mascara.
Treatments -La Roche Posay - Hydraphase Intense Serum Gel Concentrate
rosietse 7/31/2012 12:42:00 AM
It's still quite early for me to write this, but I had the urge to share... this stuff is great. As someone who is dry and sensitive and acne-prone (I'm about a month into accutane) this is working wonders. It hydrates extremely well and does not aggravate my skin. Also I'm not sure if you're supposed to do this, but I put a tiny amount onto my peeling lips and they stay hydrated for hours without lip balm! The price is steep but well worth it.
What a great gloss. I was quite put off of these glosses after the first one that I owned; it smelled very strongly from day one. But this colour persuaded me into buying another one.. and I'm glad I did! It's a lovely shade and is quite pigmented. The packaging looks more expensive than the product really is and the gloss is not too sticky - full marks for this one!!
Just great. Go out and get it if you can! Great texture, colour, pigmentation and finish on the eyes. Simply universally flattering and worth every penny!
I love this foundation! I did find that some of the colours ran a bit orange and it can oxidize a little... but I love the sheer to medium coverage and the finish. I have normal to dry skin and this looks great. I dislike matte finishes and I breakout very easily. With this product, I can have something that gives me a dewy finish without breaking me out which in my books = perfect! Most of the bad reviews here are from people with oily skin; so I suggest if your skin is oily, stay away. Edit - broke me out and does not seem to last very long, no matter how I set it. Still love the finish however.
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
rosietse 4/28/2011 7:13:00 PM
Not one of my favourites. This made my skin sooo dry!! I liked that it has a pump, but it does not stay clean. The colour range is pretty good and it covers well, but the texture on the skin is gross; therefore it was not worth the price for me. **Update: Ok, so now I feel as if I should change my review because after some changes to my skin, I feel as if this foundation redeemed itself. It goes on quite well and looks like skin when applied; which is a huge plus. I will repurchase because it does not break me out but I'm still on the lookout for a foundation that makes me feel as if I'm getting my full money's worth.
This is one of my favourites from Dan/ acne.org. I didn't know how AHAs worked previous to this, but this formula truly does moisturize and exfoliate wonderfully. I will always have this on hand, as I believe it has helped clear my skin. I like to put it on after my moisturizer some nights and let it do its work. And, if I have a blemish coming in, I'll dab a bit on and it will start to go away. Update: Now finished a round of accutane and I am using this for upkeep. A few weeks following I started to get some bumps along my jawline so I started using this again; it still proves to be an old faithful.
So yes, I have used this in conjunction with the regimen and found that it was not nearly moisturizing enough. It started out okay, and to this day I have never broken out from this formula, it just didn't seem to moisturize my skin. It left my face dry and flaky in some places. I even added a few drops of jojoba oil and it did not seem to improve things.
Beautiful neutral blush that looks blah in the pan and simply lovely on the cheeks. It does not make my face look slightly flushed, but still gives it a glow without any shimmer. I do not understand it but I do not care because I love it. :D
Okay, shimmer city and next to no pigmentation. I don't consider my skin tone that dark either. I got really excited when I read the other reviews here, and when I tried it on it was an instant, "are they kidding me" going through my head. It looks pretty in the packaging, but it did not deliver.
A beautiful deep shade for fall. It really is like a liquid lipcolor that can be layered on for more depth. Odorless and full of pigment, this is one of my new go-to berry lip colors.
I honestly would only buy this blush again to give it a second chance. Maybe I got a weird one, but my #44 rose fawn blush is not very pinky, more of a dirty mauve. And I really have to work to get any pigment. I did notice a while after I bought it that the sample in the store looked nothing like the shimmery mess that I had. I find this very strange and I feel as if maybe someone pulled a trick on me and changed the label on the bottom or something. It does not seem to be the same blush everyone else here is describing :/
Well, I was very sad to hear from a MAC MA that this blush is being discontinued. She asked if I wanted to buy another in order to stock up, and I told her the truth: I didn't think I'd finish a pan any time soon. It really will last me a lifetime because it is so pigmented. I have to be careful, because my skin is not very dark and I can look clownish with this blush. But, with a light dusting of my fan brush, this blush can give me a beautiful bright glow. Edit: So turns out you can still get the pan refill of this blush but I kept the story above because this fact still stands: one of these should last a lifetime!