Absolutely love this product! My skin feels refreshed after each application. I've been using it as my main exfoliator for about 2 years now
Moisturizers -Mary Kay - Timewise Age Fighting Moisturizer
thefineprint3 6/5/2012 5:10:00 PM
I've been using this product for over a year now and it continues to moisturize like no other!
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
thefineprint3 6/4/2012 6:51:00 PM
Broke me out within 3 days of using it! I don't even have sensitive or acne prone skin either. I can't remember the last time I had a pimple. This foundation was awful and I wouldn't recommend. My face was left itching for the past week. The only pro was that the shade blended into my skin perfectly.
Powder -Everyday Minerals - Foundation - Intensive formula [DISCONTINUED]
thefineprint3 3/19/2009 6:57:00 PM
Perfect shade and no breakouts after 1 month of continuous use. It's definitely a keeper! I'm NC 45 in Mac. The Tan shade of EM foundation is a perfect match for me. At first I was using the Medium Tan but it never seemed to give enough coverage. The staying powder is excellent for a powder, even without a primer. I do have to touch up a few oily spots in the middle of the day but the foundation holds true. It really gives a look of flawless application if buffed in correctly on moisturized skin
Sigh...I wish Clinique would at least bother to say this is not meant for dark skinned minorities. The lady at the counter said it would work perfect on my NC40 skintone. It left the ugliest white/tinted cast to my face that showed up even under foundation. I give it 3 lippies because the makeup finish was rather nice, however the white cast showed through. Nice product but I guess I'm still on the lookout for my HG sunscreen. Oh, and I liked the fact that it was oil-free
Toners -Aubrey Organics - Rosa Mosqueta and English Lavender Facial Toner
thefineprint3 3/16/2009 1:19:00 PM
I found this to be a nice light toner that won't dry out your skin or sting. It refreshes my skin after cleansing and removes any traces of makeup that wasn't washed off. I use this after a mask and it's very mild.
Great cleanser for dry skin but not ideal for removing even light makeup.
Moisturizers -Aubrey Organics - Rosa Mosqueta Rose Hip Moisturizing Cream
thefineprint3 3/16/2009 1:13:00 PM
Effectively eliminated the dry patches around my mouth and on my forehead. This cream absorbs quickly and doesn't leave me feeling greasy. I've been using it for a month and so far no breakouts or reactions. It keeps my face looking smooth, glowing and fresh. I highly recommend this product to those with dry skin.
Loose Powders -Bobbi Brown - Sheer Finish Loose Powder
thefineprint3 3/15/2009 12:27:00 PM
I am surprised by the mix reviews for this product. I absolutely love it. The makeup artist at the Bobbi Brown counter gave me the entire jar for free as a tester and I will definitely be repurchasing when it is empty. I lightly apply it with a powder brush over my liquid foundation or use it over my undereye concealer to prevent creasing. I love how sheer it is because I don't need added color to my powders. Doesn't irritate my skin or break me out. I love this stuff.
When used with a primer (haven't tried it without yet), this foundation has HG status written all over it. It glides on so smooth! The coverage gives off a beautiful, healthy glow that lasts all day if set with a good powder. I couldn't stop staring at myself in the mirror when I first tried this on. I have been suffering from very flaky dry skin lately and although I originally loved the Mat Velvet +, it was accentuating my flaky skin. Face and Body leaves your face feeling unbelievably soft. Some reviewers below me remarked about a strange smell but I don't smell anything in my bottle or on my face. My color is #12 and my african-american skin tone is kind of a light caramel with golden undertones. I highly recommend this product to others!
Masks -Aubrey Organics - Green Tea and Green Clay Rejuvenating Mask
thefineprint3 2/28/2009 8:03:00 PM
The mask looks kind of like poo but glides on smooth. It doesn't harden as it dries and leaves an overall soft and glowing face. I follow it w/ the green tea toner, as directed, and a moisturizing cream. No breakouts or negative effects yet (I've only used it twice). I think the name of the mask is appropriate - if you are looking for a firming, cleansing or zit-killing mask then this is not for you. This is more for hydration in my opinion.
Moisturizers -Aubrey Organics - Green Tea & Ginkgo Moisturizer SPF 15
thefineprint3 2/28/2009 7:59:00 PM
I'm surprised by the reviews on this product, considering how much I loved it. My skin has been so dry over the past few weeks of winter but this product has all but reversed the dryness. I wouldn't recommend it for oily faces just because the hydration effect from the oil gives me face a nice bright shine. I've been using it for 2 weeks straight with no breakouts. My skin has been extremely smooth since I've used this along w/ the Green Tea cleansing lotion, toner and rejuvenating mask. I love this moisturizer!
Eye Makeup Remover -Physicians Formula - Vital Lash Eye Makeup Remover Lotion
thefineprint3 2/20/2009 10:43:00 PM
This is a good eye makeup remover but something about getting chemicals in my eye (I don't wear contacts) makes me uncomfortable. No irritation has occurred but I find that organic olive oil works just as well for me and is a cheaper alternative for the size you get. Good product but not my cup of tea...
Cleansers -Aubrey Organics - Green Tea & Ginkgo Facial Cleansing Lotion
thefineprint3 2/20/2009 9:27:00 PM
You know, I really like this product. I bought the small sample size that comes at Whole Foods for $10. This cleanser is creamy and I love the consistency. I don't think that it's successful in removing makeup completely but I follow it up w/ the accompanying toner, which seems to get the job done. It hasn't broken me out but I also don't notice a huge improvement in my skin either. I think this is a great alternative to dry skinned folks who need a creamy hydrating cleanser.
Samples -Everyday Minerals - Free Sample Makeup Kit [DISCONTINUED/REPLACED]
thefineprint3 2/16/2009 5:19:00 PM
Great deal for a great product! I ordered multiple sample kits because I couldn't figure out my color match on the screen. I apply my powder wet on a 109 brush that has been spritzed with water. I use it over a primer and it the makeup stays on for my entire work day. Doesn't break me out like Bare Escentuals and the coverage is so natural! I definitely recommend this kit to anyone interested in mineral makeup.