Concealers -BeneFit Cosmetics - confessions of a concealaholic
soenchanting3 3/11/2012 7:33:00 PM
This kit saves my life. The primer makes my skin glow, the erase paste covers my under eye bags like a dream and I feel like every product in this kit brightens my face and makes me look so refreshed. I have a medium/olive skin tone so the colors match perfectly. I dont use the brushes, and I really wish there was a better long term cover than the plastic film provided. But over all this is an amazing product. I use it every day and it streamlines my routine because I have everything I need for my face in one spot (with the exception of blush).
Misc Beauty Tools -Olay - Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
soenchanting3 5/1/2011 12:15:00 AM
I absolutely love this product. Like most people on here I couldn't justify spending over a hundred dollars on a clarisonic. But this product worked wonders on my skin for only 30 dollars. I have pretty bad cystic acne on my chin and jawline and blackheads on my cheeks. I was on accutane a couple years ago and I've been looking for products that could make my skin as clear and smooth as accutane did without the health risks. I use this brush with the epicuren discovery medicated wash for about a minute twice a day and my skin is beautiful. My skin literally glows without makeup, I have no more blackheads or cysts and I couldn't be happier. I think this brush really opens up the pores and makes my other products more effective. Plus its soothing and a nice little every day luxury : )
I have no idea how Bare minerals gets such good reviews. This stuff is horrible, it feels cakey and heavy. Even when I barely put any on. The primer is disgusting and makes me break out. And the finish looks dirty, even when I see other people wearing it, they look like they haven't showered. Oh and it made me really itching and my skin just looks irritated and tired with this. Im frustrated that I've spent so much money on this product trying to make it work.
I used this product for a month before it ditched it. I loved the way it went on, it was blendable and very matte. But the finish always turned white and it would make my face look tired and old. I'm only 23 with absolutely no wrinkles and a pretty bright skin tone; and this foundation made me look so dull and almost gray. And it would get greasy and heavy feeling throughout the day. It also gave me whiteheads, which is unacceptable for something that is supposed to help with acne. The worst part was the way I looked in pictures, streaky and ghost white. This foundation only looks good right after you put it on
I'm obsessed with this foundation. Its hands down the best I've ever tried. I also love the smash box high definition foundation but that one was making me greasy and its just a little too heavy. But Face and Body is heaven sent. I have horrible acne and extremely oily skin. I've stayed away from foundation for years and just worn powder, but I take a lot of pictures and I'm a cocktail waitress so I need to always look pretty and polished. This foundation makes my skin look flawless and it never makes me break out, With most foundations, even powders, I usually have white heads and cysts on my jawline and chin by the end of the day. With Face and Body I can go to school and work all day, and I'm always amazed that every time I look in the mirror Im still fresh and glowy. No touch ups needed. I've never been happier with a foundation or gotten more compliments. I think the primer and powder are a must. The high definition powder is some sort of freak of nature, its invisible and mattifies like no other powder but it never cakes or leaves any texture. I'm blown away by this brand, and I tend to be very critical
Foundations -Smashbox - High Definition Healthy FX Foundation
soenchanting3 3/23/2011 6:52:00 PM
I love this foundation! I should note that all of the smashbox products agree with my skin. I have extremely oily and acne prone skin and this stuff keeps my skin looking glowy but not oily. Im a cocktail waitress so between the heat of the kitchen, running around, and being stressed, I need a good foundation. After an 8 hour shift my skin looks like I just put my makeup on and I only blotted once. I highly recommend this product. Use it with the primer, and be sure to use a good cleanser and you're set.