Tinted Moisturizer -Paula's Choice - Barely There Sheer Matte Tint SPF 20
tommom 6/19/2009 2:25:00 PM
I'm a PPP, but never the lightest foundation color. I bought this at a local salon (they carry PC products) in sheer ivory. It was okay to put on, I used my foundation brush. The finish was rather rough looking. It was also way too yellow for my fair, pinkish skin. It didn't cover any brown spots or freckles I have. I just looked dry and cakey as well a strangely colored. Blech. I'll stick with my Prescriptives Traceless over Prescriptives All Weather Friend sunscreen. I like Paula's philosophy, but her products never work for me.
Lipstick -Prescriptives - Colorscope Lipcolor Peep
tommom 3/28/2008 3:33:00 PM
I am a Prescriptives B/R. I bought this today on the sa's recommendation after several B/R lipsticks we tried didn't work. My lips are naurally bluish/purplish and this R/O beautifully tones that down and looks like a great neutral pink on me. I have had it on for several hours including drinking with a straw and it is still there. It is not dry at all, just creamy.
I love this eyeshadow quad. I have fair skin with cool tones, brown hair and eyes. I love the soft texture of the shadows. They do stay put throughout the day. I like that I can blend the colors easily to get just the shade I want. I also like that when I travel this is all I need to take because it acts as highlighter, shadow, and liner.
I bought this eye shadow in Sand Castle. I am fair with cool tones and light brown eyes and brown hair. I absolutely love it. Sand Castle is taupy brownish with a little bit of purple. I apply it to my lid with my finger and it stays put all day, no crepey look. I like that it's buildable. I can't wait to buy more colors.
I LOVE this blush. The color is the perfect combo of pink and peach with a little tasteful sparkle. I wouldn't have picked this for myself, but the SA picked it for me and I'm so glad she did. I'm quite fair with cool undertones. This really brightenes me up. I'm sad that this is limited edition. Another SA told me that when I run out to try the Nars Orgasm blush. She said they're virtually identical. I may do this when it runs out!
Treatments -Physician's Choice - PCA pHaze 35 acne gel
tommom 7/7/2007 5:55:00 PM
I use this as a spot treatment for the papules I occasionally get from rosacea. This shrinks them over night without irritating my sensitive skin. It has a liquidy/gel consistency and dries quickly on my skin. I would not be without my Phaze 35. Edit: This and all other PCA products proved to be too irritating for my skin. I cannot use any of them any more.
This is a very pretty neutral pink. I'm a cool toned PPP/LLL with naturally blue lips so lippes can turn, but this doesn't. It's sticky and lasts a long time, but the problem for me is that it irritates my lips really badly. My lips get red around them and it looks awful. I think I will give this to a friend and not try any other Bobbi Brown glosses. I can wear her lipsticks no problem.
Toners -Physician's Choice - pHaze 5 Nutrient Toner
tommom 3/16/2007 5:51:00 PM
I use this toner as a 5-minute mask as I cannot use it as a leave-on product. I absolutely love the pumpkin smell. I use it once a week and it leaves my skin soft. I get to smell the pumpkin all night, too, even after I've washed it off. I have sensitive, oily, rosacea skin. My esthetician recommended this line to me. I have been using the products for about 6 months now am happy with the whole line.
I have short, straight hair with little flyaways around my part. After I zig/zag my part, I rub the slightest bit between my fingers and then smooth down the little hairs. This stuff really smooths my hair and makes it look kind of piecey. It doesn't look greasy or heavy. I really like this stuff for my part.
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Vanicream Cleansing Bar
tommom 10/17/2006 4:17:00 PM
I have very sensitive, cosmetically acne prone skin. This bar cleansed my face and didn't leave it dry or irritated, however it did break me out. I won't give this soap a bad rating for that, as it makes no claims re acne. For sensitive skins that aren't prone to breakouts this would be wonderful, however I will not repurchase.
Concealers -Prescriptives - Flawless Skin Total Protection Concealer
tommom 5/3/2006 8:50:00 AM
I love this concealer. It is a creamy powder. I apply it with a brush under my eyes and on my lids and it stays put all day and looks perfect at the end of the day. I have this concealer in Level 1 Cool and it is a perfect natural-looking match for my PPP skin. I use it with the Traceless Foundation.
I absolutely love this product. My skin is very sensitive with a recent diagnosis of mild rosacea. This never bothers my skin. I takes off all of my makeup including mascara and leaves my skin nice and soft, never greasy. I think it has normalized my skin. There is no real fragrance and it has a nice milky texture. I will buy again and again.
I really wanted this line to work for me as my skin was really sensitive and reactive to everything I tried. I started out with just using the cleansers (the gel and the exfoliating) and unfortunately, soon got small whiteheads and clogged pores. I used the cleansers for 2 weeks hoping the clogged pores would dventually go away (purging maybe?), and they didn't. When I stopped using Mir, my skin returned to normal. I will not buy the full sizes.
I am a PPP and this shows up on me as a pretty, natural peachy-pink blush. It doesn't work for my lips, though. The color is wrong and it is very dry feeling. I love it as a blush, though. It blends easily and stays put, and looks natural.
Cleansers -Olay - Daily Facials for Sensitive Skin
tommom 1/19/2006 5:40:00 PM
I have uber sensitive, acne prone skin that reacts to everything. I have been using these cloths for a long time now. They cleanse my skin very well and do not cause me any irritation or breakouts. I don't wear foundation, but they take off my sunscreen without a problem. My only complaint is that they are slightly drying, but nothing that a moisturizer can't cure. It may be my skin can't handle daily exfoliation. They take off my mascara quite nicely and don't bother my eyes.