Saturday, March 31, 2012

Philosophy On A Clear Day oil-free foaming acne cleanser

I bought this as part of a 3-piece set.  I love the lotion, but not this.  After using the cleanser, which barely foams, my face did not feel clean.  It felt like I didn't even wash it.  As for the acne prevention, I didn't notice a difference at all.  I don't think it did anything as far as cleansing.  I think that the lotion with retinol did all of the heavy lifting.  I will not use this again.

Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Face Wash

I usually love ALL Burt's Bees products, but this one is terrible.  After washing, the cleanser leaves a film on your face that won't rinse off.  Also, the "exfoliating beads" are soft, and they do not exfoliate at all.  In fact, they have become stuck in my hair, and in my eye, and they are difficult to get off of your skin.  I don't think that it helps breakouts at all either.  I will not finish using this product.

Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Fash Wash

I feel like this works pretty well for minor breakouts.  You can definitely feel the menthol when washing, as well as the smell.  I wish that the exfoliating beads were smaller and worked better.  This does not over-dry my face, and I only use it when I feel oily, or it is that time of the month when my skin flares more often.

Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser

I love this cleanser!  I tried a sample from Sephora, and just purchased the full size.  For $21, I feel like it is totally worth it.  The cleanser actually foams up, and my face feels tight, but not dry after using it.  It has a really mild soap/ clean scent.  My skin tends to break out, and it hasn't at all using this product.  Happy washing!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Revolver

I bought this to replace the discontinued Urban Decay liquid eyeliner in Oil Slick (in the jar packaging).  This does stay on all day, but it is very glittery and a much lighter grey than Oil Slick.  They don't make it in a dark grey.  It is okay, just not a replacement for the color and packaging they discontinued.  As a side note, I opened this upside-down, and most of it spilled out...

Sephora Liquid Eyeliner in grey black

Okay, so I've been depressed ever since Urban Decay discontinued their liquid eyeliner in Oil Slick.  I have tried searching through major designer makeup brands to find a replacement in both color and applicator brush.  I am such a makeup snob.  This wonderful employee at the Sephora store asked if I had tried the Sephora brand.  What??!!  This is not EXACTLY the same, but a close match.  The color is perfect- I like a pewter/ dark grey for everyday use, and the applicator is still a brush, just not as soft as as the Urban Decay brand.  I found my replacement (for cheaper).

Smashbox O-GLOW

This goes on clear, and ends up a natural-looking pinkish.  I put it on the apples of my cheeks when I smile, and it looks great.  If you apply too much, use a tissue to remove.  I am not a huge blush person, but in the winter this adds some color to your face.