So, my face got a little red from sun exposure. The ONE day I forget sunscreen and I turn into rudolph. Anyways, I wanted something to tone down the sides of my nose, and I like to use concealer as eye shadow(in the summer I just can't be bothered with shadow). Anywho, I saw some reviews for this and off to walmart I went. When they say a little goes a loooong way, they mean it. I find this very pigmented. A tiny squeeze is enough for ur whole face. No fake, jake! Its quite thick to me. I am a fan of lise watiers color wheel, and this is just different for me. I found it dried rather quickly.and u will want a moisturized face as ur canvas. I had to actually add a bit of my moisturizer to the concealer, and I found that worked best. I also found a silicone primer eases the application as well. I am fair and didn't look a t the package when I bought it and came home with medium. As fair as I am, the medium blended well and was not a color issue at all. I caution using this under the eye to conceal. It can look cakey, crepey, and I just find it too thick for that area. I like this concealer. The stupid pencil that come with it is, ineffectual..and well, stupid. I found it takes some getting used to but the payoff is worth it for the cheap price. I would buy this again, but I'm sure this is going to last me until the apocalypse. I would recommend this as a great alternative to high end concealers. Its really a steal for the price
My hair is pretty forgiving, it can take and deal any process or product I do or use on it. I have never in my 34 yrs of life, ever not sucked it up and not finished a product I've bought. Except for this product. I'm a bit of a hair snob and tend to stick with biolage or joico, but I do venture to the drugstore and I've found some good finds. I've tried many of the tresemme products and have enjoyed them for the most part. However, this conditioner is the worst product I have ever bough,t and after 2 uses I went and bought something else. Another reviewer likened it to elmer glue, and this is spot on. I've never seen a conditioner with the look and consistency of this. The first time I used it, I knew something was wrong bc as I rinsed it out my hair felt, goopy. Continued rinsing did not help. As my hair dried it felt sticky, and when it was dry it was somewhat crunchy. I'm looking in the mirror going "wtf". So I tried again today and same issue. I do no recommend this to anyone. It is the worst thing I have ever bought and I can't believe this is even available to buy.
Cleansers -Olay - Age Defying Daily Renewal Cleanser
sertasheeplover 5/5/2012 9:25:00 AM
Cleansers are one of my biggest battles. My skin is clear, not acne prone, not terribly sensitive, and borders on dry. Soooo many cleansers leave me walking out of the shower with a tight face that is dry and cracked. Now, its nothing a little moisturizer can't fix, but can I not just have a clean supple face? I've used some milk cleansers, and they leave my skin wonderfully plump but the minimal makeup I wear aint coming off. Enter olay age defying... Its love. It really is. It removes my makeup, and(drum roll) it leaves my skin hydrated. I rememeber the first time( I got it in an olay gift set) I used it, I ran out off the bathroom skipping. Yes, I'm weird but when u have skin issues its a hallelujah moment when u find something that works.
I love this! The product is very milky in texture not thick and heavy. It glides onto the skin and soaks in. Its not tacky nor does it cast my skin white. My skin borders on dry and this does not dry me. My skin is not acne prone so I can't say whether this is breakout potential. Its just awesome. High spf, provides a nice matte base for makeup application, and keeps my porcelain skin white and beautiful. Its a tad pricey for drugstoren but my face is worth it. And for the benefits, and how long It lasts....ill shell it out anyday. HG facial sunblock. I recommend this to all my friends.
BB Cream -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector - Light/Medium
sertasheeplover 4/23/2012 4:45:00 PM
I quite like this. I'm not one to put liquid foundation on my face as I prefer mineral powders. As I am a pale princess I wanted a little boost of color, enter garnier. I will not debate whether this is a true bb or not, I'm only reviewing the product itself. My skin is normal bordering on dry. Luckily I have no issues with breaking out so I can't testify to that. I found the light color a decent match. It blends well into my skin. I do find I need a moisturizer under this, which doesn't bother me at all. My routine has always been sunscreen, moisturizer, powder. I think this does a great job of evening skin tone. Its pretty sheer but provides light coverage. I don't see this covering scars or spots in a signifigant way. To brighten and even? Great! I could see this being a wonderful base for a full coverage foundation. I do find the end result a bit dewy. I do tend to dust a bit of powder on after to tone it down. I find it last a couple hours at least. I really like this product. I paid around 15 canadian and for the amount I got and how little I use, its awesome.
What's not to love? I have the most sensitive skin on my legs. I can't wear lotion and I've tried them all. All of them leave me wirh blotchy red blooming rashes. And its only my legs, what the heck? Enter baby oil. It has saved my legs. It moistirizes them and caues no painful rashes. Aaaan its also a kick butt mascara remover. Why pay $$ for high end removers when u can get a huge bottle for a couple bucks? For me its a no brainer.
Tinted Moisturizer -Smashbox - Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
sertasheeplover 7/30/2010 12:03:00 AM
I really liked this product. The coverage is very sheer, but it provides a fabulous dewy glow. Not something to use if your looking to hide imperfections, thats for sure. I prefer the luminous color, as it is sheer and hits my winter pale face perfectly. My only complaint is, the last one i bought , i dont know, its like the hole was too big and it used to come out and pool in the cap. Since this is expensive, I was quite annoyed. As a poor poor student this is a luxury purchase and i was disappointed to not get my full value. Other than that, fannntastic!
Hmmm...very disappointed. I dont usually buy drugstore makeup but i had heard so many positives for this i had to try it. I bought the one in black, and it bombed. My skin sits on the dry side so I was quite suprosed when this started smudging about an hour later. I wasnt expecting it to last 12 hours or naything but come on! What a waste of my money. Ill keep buying pot liners...the only thing that works for me
what I like about this product. I like the high gloss sheen it gives my lips. Looove it. But that's about it. I don't like the cloying vanilla smell and it doesn't moisturizer my lips. It actually dries them out. Huh???? Was very strange. Also the taste is enough to make me gag. Ok I'm loving the shine, and I love the rollerball but I can't wear alone. Too drying. However when layered over a lipstick or something similar it's quite lovely. So occasionally I do that for some extra pop. I will not repurchase tho as I expect a lip product to moisturizer not suck me dry
well this was a bust. I'm a fan of smashbox photo finish primer but ssince I can't afford it right now I tried this. What a waste of money. It's not that it did anything bad, it just did nothing. No pore fillage, no line fillage, no staying power added to my makeup. Just nothing. Felt kinda nice but since I saw no results that's a moot point. This was more like a moisturizer than anything. Truly baffling as to how this is marketed as a primer. Lordy...
I generally don't care for florals. I prefer dark warm seductive orientals. But I was in c&e and saw this. I actually really like it. It's very light and feminine. The only issue I have with it is it's not the greatest in stating power. But I can deal with that. I don't wear it often but when I do I feel all pretty and delicate.
Styling Products -Joico - Silk Result Instant Smoother
sertasheeplover 1/5/2009 6:40:00 PM
my fave hair line is biolage(oh that heavenly scent) but I've been impressed with some joico products as well(kpak I love u too). However I don't like this only bc of the smell. It does a great job of protecting my hair and imparting smoothness and shine, but it reeks. I was suprised bc I'm not one to be bothered by the smell. I can usually deal with it if I'm getting quality results. But this.... This literally turns my stomach. It smells like aqua net hairspray in a way. Much to strong and it lasts too long. I snell it thru out the day and it just isn't fir me. I would repurchase if the scent changed bc it does a fantastic job. Oh well
Styling Products -Got 2 Be - hottie Leave-in Instant Mender
sertasheeplover 1/5/2009 6:31:00 PM
I kinda like this. The smell is a cross between banana and coconut. It smells like joico kpak line. I personally love it. It's not the greatest product but for a non pro lone pretty decent. I don't have too much split ends but my ends can be dry from styling. When I apply this my ends ate smooth and soft. I don't use often but when I do I'm not disappointed. It leaves my flat ironed hair well nourished. As for repurchasing, maybe. I'm a hair and makeup snob(can't help it) and I prefer high end products. But since I can't afford them right now this is a good alternative. I would recommend
Styling Products -Pantene - Texturize - Moussing Foam Wax
sertasheeplover 1/5/2009 6:25:00 PM
ok maybe I just don't know how to use this but it sucks. I wanted something to define my layers and give me a somewhat piecey look. When I dispense the product(after shaking) it comes out extremely runni and never foams up. Ok then... Then when I apply this floppy mess sparingly to my hair, it just creates a sticky unattractive look. This just does not work for me. I'll to back to my biolage creme wax(hg) when I can afford to. Damn economic times!!
ok so I'm on a budget. And I mean a TIGHT one. I can no longer afford my beloved. Diorshow or EA double density(sob). However this mascara is awesome. It is comparable to diorshow. Thick voluminous black lashed that are sky high. Truly a great drugstore find. I will repurchase