Skincare - Face -Glytone - Step-Up Rejuvenate Facial Cream, Step 1
xkudax 9/10/2012 4:57:00 PM
Quite like it. This product has helped with exfoliating my skin. I have dark marks from past battles with acne and uneven skin. This has faded the acne marks that I hd in the 6 weeks that i have been using it. The jar also is deceivingly small. I have barely used half of it (using it nightly). I will say however that more sensitive skin might not like it. It stings on application. It has not irritated my skin however. I just wish it wasn't so expensive.
Toners -Physician's Choice - pHaze 5 Nutrient Toner
xkudax 9/10/2012 4:54:00 PM
i wish this came in bigger packaging to make the price worth it. I like it but i dont think just liking it is worth its price. It doesn't irritate my skin. It smells really nice, but I can't say weather it really does a lot on its own.
Cleansers -Physician's Choice - PCA SKIN pHaze 32 Blemish Control Bar
xkudax 9/10/2012 4:51:00 PM
one word: HG. This cleanser is amazing. It cleans really well and the smell is ok. I like that its like a sort of soap in a jar, hence will last me for ages. This is my 6th week using this and I'm not even half way through the jar. Considering the price that I paid for this and the quality of the product I am getting, my opinion is that I'm getting bargain. I like the exfoliating action of the sponges that come with the cleanser (it comes with 3 in total). Some people might be bothered by having to reuse the same sponge over and over. I would advise against dropping it though as it seems like the packaging would not withstand something like that. I have temperamental skin which sufferers form the odd breakout. I have acne scarring for years past and uneven skin tone. This product has really helped me with reducing the amounts of breakouts that i get and also has made my pores smaller (in conjuction with an aha lotion).
One word. HG! This is what I have been looking for. In mac I am around nc50. In this iam shade number 10, beige praline in the European versions. I have always struggled to find a foundation that suits my skin tone and doesn't oxidise. This is it. No 10 suits my skin tone and undertone exactly. It doesn't feel like I'm wearing a mask and looks like skin. I tried it without setting it once and it was still perfect after an 8 hour day of work. Can't say much about 24 hrs because I never wear foundation that long. Doesn't oxidise like the mac foundations and the finish is absolutely beautiful and flawless. It has a bit of a scent to it buy it goes away when it dries. It's really easy to apply as it doesn't dry immediately like other foundations which last as long. Will buy again and again. Hope this never goes away!!! UPDATE!!! Love this foundation! Still my HG, don't think its going to get any better than this one.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Dark
xkudax 8/5/2012 11:32:00 AM
It's just ok. Nothing worth getting excited about or anything. However I would y purchase again because I believe there is better! UPDATE I underestimated this powder. Packaging leaves a lot to be desired, but i've finally found a use for it on my nc50 skin. I use it as a nude eyeshadow to even the colour of my eyelid skin after primer And its absolutely wonderful for that purpose. Havent used it as a powder since, am using select sheer loose powder now in nc45
I got this in 7.5. I'm an nc50 in studio fix. I was so excited about this foundation based on he description. By I'm afraid it's a fail for me. I've spent the last while looking for my HG foundation. Unfortunately this isn't it. The colour oxidises to a horrible red after a while. It melts off my face after like 2 hrs only regardless of how much I set it. Not impressed! It feels icky and transfers very easily. Never again. Thank god it didn't at least break me out!
This foundation was a huge dissapointment! I'll start with its good points. It doesn't feel yucky like the mac foundations. It has staying power. Thats about it for me! I hate the dull finish that looks like a mask and he colour range to my nc50 range skin sucks. I tried both 6w1 and 6w2 and both didn't even look like human skin on me. After all the good things that I heard about it I was so disappointed considering I kind of impulsed purchased. Never again!!!
So far, I like this product. Ive used it three times and feel that it has exfoliated my skin well. Having it used t for such a short time I can't really say much yet. It doesn't sting when I used it like I had heard from other people. It is relatively easy to use despite it being a little too thick for my liking. It doesn't really have a distinctive scent that I notice which is a good thing. It takes a little while to absorb but I think it's worth it for the results it gives. Will update after using it for a while!!! UPDATE! have to change my rating on this. I would not buy it. Its not a bad product or anything, it just didnt give me the results that are worth the money i paid for. In other words, i can get the same results for cheaper.
I LOVE THIS BLUSH. for day i like a blush thats a little more quiet but for nighttime i always reach for this first or if im gonna be dressing up a bit (im conservative with blush)... I am NC50 in mac sf and macao/new orleans in nars....this is a lovely blush...but....it needs a light hand because it is so pigmented...
Positives: the foundation gives a lovely dewy finish. It is easy to apply and also blend. The brand has a nice range of colours. I am an NC50 and i bought the foundation in Macao and also in New Orleans which i wear depending on the season and my tan. Cons: Price!!!!!!!!!! good lawd jesus...!!! UPDATE!!!! This foundation was lively when I first started using it but now, not so much. It basically slides off my face after a while and has to continuously be set with powder to control shine! Will not buy again!