I stopped using because I wasn't satisfied with its ability to remove leftover makeup after cleansing, so I switched to a Clinique toner... WORST DECISION ever. The Clinique toner was alcohol based and totally dried up my skin. Yes, it did remove excess makeup but the alcohol was really irritating. I stopped using it and gave the Tea Tree Water another try. This has been so much gentler and really does help with oil control. I still feel like it doesn't remove any leftover makeup, but I don't think thats what it is supposed to do anyways so I adjusted my cleansing method and cleanse twice in order to get rid of all my face makeup before putting this on. My skin feels a lot smoother, softer, and even looks clearer. Never switching again!
This is a great product! My face is extremely oily and prone to cystic acne, so a Lush sales rep recommended this mask. It decongests my skin, tightens my pores, and makes my skin feel refreshed and supple. This mask also visibly reduces redness or any inflammation from breakouts. As for the smell, I don't mind it at all. Smells mostly like Tea Tree. The only problem with this product is making sure to use it all up before it's expiration date. I've been using it every other day to make sure I receive maximum benefit from the fresh ingredients.
This is such a sexy, vampy red. I love how smoothly it goes on and STAYS on. Just make sure to exfoliate and moisturize your lips before applying. I'm not the biggest fan of the packaging since it is in pencil form and you have to sharpen it every once and a while, but I would recommend sharpening it with a sharp x-acto knife in order to waste less product.
Concealers -Make Up For Ever - Full Cover Concealer
wakeupdiana 1/29/2012 11:22:00 PM
This product works extremely well. I was tired of piling on layers of foundation in order to hide blemishes and discoloration so I went to Sephora and a very helpful sales associate matched me with Vanilla (I've never used a concealer before and was just using Estee Lauder's double wear foundation in Sand before this). It covers extremely well! The product is pretty thick so a little goes a long way, and it dries with a matte finish. I use a foundation brush to pat this on my problem areas and finish it off with bare minerals matte foundation. I wouldn't recommend using this for under eye circles, since it will end up looking pretty dry and cakey... but for dark spots and discoloration, this works perfectly! Expensive, but worth it.
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
wakeupdiana 11/20/2011 3:56:00 AM
Ewww, I'm not sure if I bought an expired product at Sephora but this stuff got super oily after a couple of days... it would first squeeze out oily clear residue and then the product. It looked like the ingredients separated or something in the tube. I tried shaking it in order to mix everything together but I kept having the same problem when I would squeeze the tube to get some product out. I like UD's primer potion better.
The salesgirl at Lush suggested this for my super clogged pores and it is amazing! Other masks usually leave me with an uncomfortable tight feeling after, but this left my skin very soft. I immediately noticed the results after leaving it on my face for 10 minutes, using it to gently exfoliate with warm water, and then washing it off. My acne looked less inflamed and it reduced redness. HG mask forsure.
I really wanted to love this product... it smelled great and made my skin feel so soft the first couple of days of using it, but then it seriously started clogging my pores. My forehead broke out like crazy... I suspect it was the shea butter. I looked for another alternative, but all of the Lush moisturizers have cocoa butter... which is very comedogenic. The packaging is also very unsanitary! This was a really expensive product, so I ended up returning it.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
wakeupdiana 11/20/2011 2:57:00 AM
This is my HG liner. I purchased it for the first time around April, and I still have a lot left. I apply it with MAC's 210 brush on my upper lids for perfect cat eyes. I took this with me to Coachella, a music festival where it gets super hot and sweaty... my liner never smudged and stayed on all day! ahhh-mazing. On another note, make sure you close the lid tight so it doesn't dry out!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
wakeupdiana 11/20/2011 2:31:00 AM
This stuff is AMAZING. I've always steered clear from using eyeshadow since my super oily lids would not hold the colors and would crease the shadow almost immediately. I noticed that this works best on clean lids, so make sure your face is clean and DON'T put foundation on your lids (I used to do this when putting on my foundation with a brush). I've been using this with their Naked Palette and my eyeshadow has never looked better!
I love this toner! I've been using it after washing my face with lush's dark angels. It helps get rid of traces of cleanser on my face (which is a black sugar scrub)! I also started using this to dampen my makeup brush when applying foundation, and it works wonders! My makeup looks fresher and is easier to blend.
Ok, so far I've been using this for about a week.... and it has been working wonderfully. I've given up on acne treatments since nothing ever seemed to work. I was a bit hesitant this would do anything for my skin but using this has left my skin feeling and looking better than before. My face is less irritated and a lot smoother. I've been using this with their toner Breath of Fresh Air and Vanishing Cream. Great stuff so far, hope it keeps working!
Did nothing but destroy my skin. Tried this years ago when I was about 14 and it irritated my skin. In another desperate attempt to clear my acne, I tried this again a couple of years later. Seemed to be working at first, but my skin became extremely sensitive, sore, red, and dry. My cheeks looked like they were about to peel off, plus I would still get cystic acne. It was painful. I slowly eased my way out of it and started using more gentle cleansers and some heavier moisturizers to repair my skin. The only product I found alright with this system was the toner, but it just felt like I was cleaning my face with scented water. My skin is now softer and looks better without proactiv. DON'T SPEND YOUR PRECIOUS TIME & MONEY ON THIS!
A sales person recommended the one designed for acne prone skin... it was HORRIBLE! Left my skin feeling tight, dry, and dull. Didn't even help clear my breakouts. Also costs way too much.
I've been using this liner for a while. It's decent and easily available at drug stores. Takes practice to achieve perfect cat eyes, comes on really dark. The only problems I have is that it tugs my eyes which are a bit sensitive and kind of hurts. After you use it for a while the brush begins to soften up though. Wish it would stay on a bit longer, it tends to smudge around the corners of my eyes after wearing it for a while. Maybe I just need to find a good primer.
Lotions/ Creams -Cetaphil - Restoraderm skin restoring moisturizer
wakeupdiana 12/21/2010 10:22:00 PM
I tried this on some severely dry patches on my cheeks after using a really strong acne medication. My cheeks felt so soft after a couple days of using this! The only problem is it didn't help with my acne, I got a couple of breakouts after using it. Overall it is great for moisturizing and reducing flakiness, but I use it sparingly so I don't get anymore breakouts.