Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
tanyalorrain 3/9/2012 2:41:00 AM
love it. I don't use eyeshadow much as I'm a heavy metal black eyeliner only kinda girl but when I use my *cough* 2 dollar eyeshadows over top of this wonderful product they stay put. I mean, they really stay put. For almost 10 hours. I was a little hesitant at the size of the tube and the price but you really don't need much. I anticipate to have my little tube for another two months at least.
This product is cheap. Yes, I said it. That isn't necessarily a horrible thing though. It works fairly well, in fact just as well as some of the 30 dollar bottles I have boughten over the years. The major downside is the horrible greasy feeling you are left with all over your lids. If I was away from home and forgot my remover I would buy a bottle of this cheapie stuff to get by. If you are on a budget I would say this is the cheapest stuff that does any effect against heavy eyeliner, but there are other slightly more expensive products that are a little bit better (loreal makes a decent product for about 11 dollars CAD while this product is about 7). I stress this however, they are only slightly better.
This eye makeup remover is okay. I have used much more expensive products that don't work as well, but I have used a cheaper product that works just as well too. It doesn't leave a heavy greasy feel on your lid but it does leave a bit of a film. You do have to scrub a little bit to get your mascara off but to be honest I haven't quite found the right product for me yet. If I try ten more products and they all work the same I will probably come back to this one.
Treatments -Vichy - Normaderm Tri-Activ Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care
tanyalorrain 3/9/2012 2:30:00 AM
I use this product twice a day. It may be a bit much for those with mild to moderate acne problems. I have quite severe acne and I find the severity of this system works great for me. I use this product in conjuncture with the entire system of cleansers and toner. This product truly is non comedogenic. I have never found that it clogs my pores. It is a thick formula that your skin sucks right in. It never feels greasy which is surprising for a product so luxuriously thick. I find one full pump is more than enough to moisturize my whole face so the tiny package lasts a surprisingly long time. It may be too drying for people with severely polarized combination skin. I have combo skin and I find it a nice balance, although it is a bit too drying in the winter at times. All in all I love this product, and I have yet to find another moisturizer that not only doesn't clog my pores but actually works to clean them out.
Concealers -Vichy - Normaderm Drying Concealing Anti-Imperfection Stick
tanyalorrain 3/9/2012 2:23:00 AM
I use the entire Normaderm system for Acne Prone Skin. This is not a product I use everyday, but if I have a really stubborn pimple that won't come to a head I will break out this product. The stick applicator is VERY convenient, however the weird colour means it's not something you are going to keep in your purse. It is a product that I wouldn't dream of using over top of my foundation. It is orangey, which may be good if you are experiencing some bruising, but doesn't hide any redness at all. Underneath your foundation it works within 24 to 36 hours to draw out and then dry up your problem pimples. I use this in the morning and by the time I go to bed I see a massive improvement in most cases. There are other spot treatments that work just as good without the embarasing orange colour if you don't use a foundation.
I use this product every morning as part of the complete vichy normaderm acne prone skin line. I love this product. It is slightly fragranced but it doesn't irritate my skin. One pump is all you need as it foams up quite nicely. I don't find it aggressive enough on it's own so I use the scrub at night. I have very stubborn skin, and no matter what product I use I always have breakouts that correspond with my hormone levels. That being said, this product keeps the majority of my acne at bay. I really think that this product needs to be used as part of the system as the salicylic acid really pulls the moisture out of your face. You need to use the toner and moisturizer from the normaderm line as well. If you don't I could see it just causing you to breakout more as your skin over compensate for the dryness by producing more oil. It is a pretty heavy duty system not to be used for those with an occasional breakout. I can't see myself using anything else.
Cleansers -Vichy - Normaderm Daily Exfoliating Cleansing Gel
tanyalorrain 3/9/2012 2:10:00 AM
I have extremely oily and acne-prone skin. This product is not for the faint of heart. I use it everyday at night to take off my heavy makeup. This is one of the products that you need to use the whole line to reap the benefits. If you are wanting to try this product you need to follow with the pore tightening toner and one of the moisturizers in the same line. It is NOT for sensitive, or dry skin. I have slightly combo skin so I use it more vigorously on my t-zone. It is gritty and it's a texure that many people can't handle, but I love it. I always feel like every last bit of my makeup is taken off after I use this. I use the gel cleanser in the morning (I have really greasy t-zone). It's a much better option for people with sensitive acne prone skin, but I still love this product as well.
This product works okay. I have used the Maybelline Waterproof Eye Makeup remover with the same results at a quarter of the price. It takes eyeliner okay, unless you are like me and use a heavy liner. It really doesn't work well for mascara at all, you end up rubbing like a son of a gun and even then it doesn't get it all off. It leaves an oily residue and it doesn't come with a funneling spout so you end up using way too much or not enough. It doesn't really have a smell, but it stings my eyes like a heavily scented product would. Overall, I would say this product is overpriced for what you get. I don't recommend it to anyone.