I have delicate, oil prone, slightly pimple prone skin (I've never not had a blemish, but I've never had this many really). This product did terrible, terrible things to my skin. I bought it for fun, I ended up with a bazillion pimple and greasy, dripping skin (okay not quite greasy). My roommate also got pimple after we used it. So I'm going to say that the batch may have been bad. Don't care. Unimpressed.
Loose Powders -Ben Nye - Neutral Set translucent powder
sunnykt 3/9/2013 6:27:00 PM
Great price, nice for my fair skin (banana might be better for darker, warmer skin tones). Does contain talc.
I got Porcelain Doll, too yellow, too dark. So then I got Fair Maiden, also too dark. So that's unfortunate. It makes it just as crap-tastic as every other powder- because really, all I'm ever looking for is a foundation that's white enough without being too white... or too yellow, or too pink (but the right gradient is a good start). I'll give it points for not being as dark as el cheapo brands which hues start at some kind of blonde shade, and bypasses about us super white redheads, goths and other just general no-the-sun-is-not-fun types making me look like I tried to fake tan with my foundation (not a good look). So yes, the shades are an okay range, but from a professional brand I'd expect at least a half shade lighter (and come to think of it they could probably do with at least one shade darker in either neutral and cool too). You know, because some of us are actually *almost literally black* and *almost literally white*, and we generally tend to be on the more on the pinkish/ blue side than the orange/ tan side.
Crème -Graftobian - High-Definition Glamour Color Creme Foundation
sunnykt 3/9/2013 6:07:00 PM
Great, I bought it in Bombshell. Colour is perfect. I never get colours that are this close to perfect. Best my skin has ever looked with just the product alone. A fabulous product that's dewy-ish and natural. It cakes with my moisturiser and even with Ben Nye setting powder (which I thought would help) though, but not without it, and I'm afraid that without it it will cause pimples/ bad skin if I don't use a moisturiser, because the ingredients aren't the bomb-diggity. Maybe I use too much product, so I've tried cutting back, I also know it can't be because my skin is dry or flaky- I use a mild exfoliator every day and an intense one twice a day. It also transfers a bit, but I find that the staying power is actually better than Bobbi Brown's long lasting foundation (which is terrible).
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Moogoo Acne Cleansing Cream
sunnykt 3/9/2013 5:41:00 PM
I've been using this for about two weeks. Smells prettiful. Face feels prettiful. Reduces pimples. Skin looks nice, although I don't think it works well under my foundation- as my foundation has been caking when I put it on first. I think I need to let it sink in for about an hour at least before foundation, so that's a shame. I wanted a day time product, since the serum I use at night would be slippery and I asked them and they recommended this. I love it, but I don't really think any Moogoo product is good for "immediate" use. It needs a lot of time to sink it, which is fair enough considering the ingredient list.
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - MooGoo - Milk Wash
sunnykt 2/23/2013 10:01:00 AM
I'm not sure if I'd repurchase this yet, so I just picked no (probably not). I couldn't stand the scent of the product at all (I know, weird). I've never loathed a product scent this much before. To me it smells like Vanilla Vodka and the scent makes me *ick*. The bottle is a decent size, and it actually works out cheaper than other face washes that I've used (read: cheaper than pretty much ANY face washes). However, I've broken out since I've been using it (probably due to other products- although I rarely break out and, if I do, it never usually stays around long and I don't develop occasional new pimples using "normal" cleansers). I don't feel like this product is suitable for my purposes and my oil-prone skin. I needed to buy Lush Angel's on Bare Skin just to remove the "face gunky" feeling that made me think that the oils and pimples were starting to accumulate *as well*. So maybe it's better as a body wash (although that makes it the more expensive end of *that* market). I'd like to say that I think my experience with the product was quite rare and was very much a *personal* experience. Had my skin not broken out at the same time, and if I could stomach the smell my review may have been different. MooGoo are still a terrific brand, and if you remember to do a "smell test" beforehand- it's worth a shot to try it!
Conditioner -Unlisted Brand - MooGoo Conditioning Cream
sunnykt 1/25/2013 8:27:00 AM
Not the biggest fan but it smells good and I like it more than the shampoo (although it really only works well with the shampoo- I tried it with other products and it didn't seem to work week). I feel like the product soaks into my hair, and I feel like I need more pumps of it than I would like to use. But at least it's gentle and non-greasy enough to be used on the roots and not just the ends. [EDIT] after going back to 'normal' conditioner and needing to buy a root treatment I can definitely say this really does condition your hair and make it feel like it's in it's "natural" state. I really like this conditioner because it doesn't leave my hair dry, but I hate the oil build up in my roots from using this shampoo. Hmmm. dilemas, dilemas as to whether I should buy it again. I think I'm going to try and find a lush product next, since this didn't work for me at all. But despite this I would still recommend giving it a go, as I said the shampoo doesn't really strip hair- and this does moisturise. But it is definitely not made for my fine, thin, damaged ends and a super oily scalp.
I don't like this product very much. But maybe that's because I didn't have scalp issues. It left my hair greasy even after washing with copious amounts of product. It was too runny too, so I used more than I'd like. It also feels rough until I condition and leaves bits of white that I assume are milk proteins trying to bond to my hair. I'm not saying this is a terrible product. I just think it would be better for a different hair type and audience. I kind of love the brand for their skin care, but their shampoo is a bit of a shame. I *might* re-purchase just out of the love I have for their eye serum and the fact that I know that it is (clearly) very gentle. But I also might try going back to organicare and seeing if my hair is less oily now overall after a few days of not washing (since I've only been washing every few days and I used to wash everyday). I still need to alternate this product 2-3 a week with once a week washing with "normal shampoo" to get rid of oil buildup.
Treatments (Eye) -Unlisted Brand - MooGoo - 3 Vitamins Eye Serum
sunnykt 1/25/2013 8:17:00 AM
I love this product. Not as an eye serum (although I do use it around the eye area) but as an overall face oil. It has cleared up my face and makes it smooth and virtually pimple free (thanks jojoba oil acting like a sebum). Sometimes I'll still get pimples trying new products or eating badly, but this helps keep my skin clear. So much comes out in a pump that I can easily spread it over the rest of my face. I'm surprised it doesn't have more good reviews. It also has all the "proven that it works" ingredients, rather than the hyped and expensive packaging of other products. It's a good quality product with ingredients that are known to work. Vitamin C, E and B5. I wouldn't mind if it had some added vitamin A and other B vitamins. But overall I think it's a perfect "starter" anti-aging product. Better for night time use, as it could make makeup slide during the day. But I'd wear it during the day to make my skin "glowy" if I wasn't so obsessed with makeup. I think it's good for the late teen to late 20s, and it's a product that is totally staying in my kit. It's one of the few products I've ever felt like repurchasing without any consumer dissonance. I'm in love with this! So much love! It's really opened my eyes to natural skin care and it's really changed the way I look/ am going to look after my skin. I want to do it naturally now.