LOVE this moisturizer! Has the higher sun protection that I crave now that the sun is coming back out and now that I am on retin-A. It has 6.0% zinc oxide instead of avobenzone which is a lot more gentle on my skin. Also fragrance free, so no irritation there. Absorbs really well, moisturizing my skin without being greasy. Has aloe, vitamin e, panthenol, and green tea extract which I also really like. Been using it for several weeks and haven't suffered from any breakouts or other skin irritations. The only downside is, it seems that I'm not the only one who loves this stuff, it keeps flying off the shelves at all the stores in my area, making it a little hard to get my hands on it. Since the product works so well for me, the effort of tracking a bottle down is well worth it.
I like plum, it has an ability to mesh with many, many colors. It's a purple that's been toned down with some brown, so it's not to bright, which is probably why it works so well with different colors.
Vino is a dramatic color, a fuschia, berry tone. Looks great with deeper colored lip colors, reds, berries, plums. For a bit of fun I just wear it with some clear gloss, nice color.
This color is sort of pastel, bubble gum pink, and Barbie. I use it mostly to manipulate the color of my glosses, I also like using it to highlight my lips, I've actually found it quite versatile when used thusly.
I bought this one based on all the hype from makeup professionals, celebrities, & magazines, but...... It isn't a very natural shade on me, comes out with a lot of orange color to it. I can get away with wearing it under other lipsticks and glosses, and even by itself because I have some copper highlights in my hair that looks good with this lipliner, but I don't reach for this one very often.
I use this lip pencil a lot. I tend to wear lighter and more natural colors when it comes to makeup and this pencil works well with most of my lipsticks and glosses. It's a beige kind of color that works well when I need definition on my lips and it doesn't clash with with the lip colors I use. Has good staying power and one pencil lasts a very long time.
I really like this blush, I find myself reaching for it when my pale complexion is just looking a little too pale. Adds a good neutral, healthy glow. I actually use it as a bronzer. Any fair skinned person out there knows how hard it can be to use bronzer, without it making your skin look dirty, orange, or just plain unatural. Not a problem with this blush, gives me a nice sunny glow that is realistic and natural on my fair skin.
Fantastic cream blush! Looks bright in the container, but goes on as a sheer pink. Easy to use with fingers, or I prefer to use a foundation brush to apply it, it just blends really well. Stays on through out the day, giving my skin a great glow. I love to use this in the summer with a tinted moisturizer and pink lipgloss, works really well for a simple summer routine. It has never irritated my skin or caused any breakouts, just love it!
Moisturizers -Dove - Essential Nutrients Day Creme SPF 15
ugliducklyn 3/16/2004 12:19:00 AM
I use this a lot, makes my skin very soft and hasn't caused me to break out. As someone with super fair skin and as a person currently using retin-a, I do wish that this had a higher SPF, other than that I will continue to use it until summer, when I will definitely need something with higher sun protection.
Moisturizers -Dove - Essential Nutrients Day Lotion SPF 15
ugliducklyn 3/16/2004 12:09:00 AM
I wasn't really fond of this one, for a lotion it left my face pretty greasy. It just didn't seem to absorb and left my skin sticky. Oddly enough I had much better luck with the cream version.
Toners -Dove - Essential Nutrients Clarifying Toner
ugliducklyn 3/16/2004 12:03:00 AM
I absolutely love this toner! I have oily acne prone skin that does in fact dry out when I attempt to use products designed for oily acne prone skin. This toner helps clean my skin and it manages to make it feel so soft. It hasn't broken me out and I have been using it for months now. Also love that it is alcohol free, and it has a good ingredient list * Water, Butylene Glycol, PEG-4, Sodium PEG-7 Olive Oil, Carboxylate, Glycereth-7, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Cholesterol, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Phospholipids, Linoleic Acid, Stearic Acid, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben *
This is a good neutral toned color. It's a somewhat muted mauve. Nice creamy texture, with a dewy type shine to it. I actually got it when I learned that Elizabeth Hurley wore it in the movie " Bedazzled "
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Crystal Lipstick- Crystal Pink
ugliducklyn 3/15/2004 7:37:00 PM
Great lipstick. Sheer, but it still adds a pretty pink hue to my lips, that in turn brightens my entire face. Also comes in a great tube, which definitely stands out amongst my other lippies.
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Crystal Coral
ugliducklyn 3/15/2004 7:33:00 PM
I really like this lipstick. It's a pretty neutral shade that is very sheer. I really like the pakaging, very glamourous.
I absolutely love this blush. It looks amazing on my super pale skin. Just brightens my entire face, kinda pricey, but worth it for the wonderful glow it gives me.