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Love in a blue tube!
Atmosphere Luminous Foundation is love in a blue tube! It blended so smoothly and easily, imparting just the right amount of coverage that didnâ€™t look like makeup, it looked like my skin. It didnâ€™t sit in my pores or lines at all! (If you struggle with very oily skin, you still might want to use a mattifying primer.)
April 15, 2010
I didnâ€™t experience any clumping or flaking from the unique formula which I found easy to build. You know how some mascaras are dry, some are really brittle, and others are too wet? I canâ€™t think of another way to describe LashBlast Fusion other than elastic. As I layered one coat on top of another, I noticed that it was grabbing on to itself, almost stretchingâ€“which I found pretty cool. Removal with a standard eye makeup remover worked perfect, no chisels required!
April 15, 2010
No more tight, dry hands!
If youâ€™ve ever felt like your skin was about two sizes too small for your hands after youâ€™ve gotten in bed for the night, you might wish to keep a tube of Avoplex on your nightstand! A healthy dose of cocoa butter, avocado oil, and sweet almond oil in this cream delivers skin nourishment and protection to your hands and nails (it feels pretty great on my heels, too). The yummy sweet citrus scent doesnâ€™t hurt either!
March 14, 2010
What's old is new again!
If you have a shiny t-zone by lunchtime, listen up! I havenâ€™t had this product in my purse since high school, and believe meâ€“that was a long time ago! Recently rediscovered with itâ€™s updated compact (thatâ€™s less likely to pop open), Iâ€™ve been using it to dab just a touch on my shiny spots throughout the day without disturbing my foundation underneath. Iâ€™m so glad Iâ€™ve opened up my eyes to the power of drugstore products again! I remember my old-school compact used to fling open all the time and the powder puff would fall out, but it doesnâ€™t do that with this oneâ€“the shape has been improved, thereâ€™s enough space in between the powder and the mirror via a deeper â€œwellâ€ for the puff to fit inside when closed. Iâ€™m very fair and Classic Ivory (#510) is a great match.
February 25, 2010
I was initially concerned that the bristles would be too stiff and scratch my skin, but theyâ€™re actually quite soft and flexible. If itâ€™s a concern of yours, youâ€™ll see what I mean when you feel it! These are definitely more like long massaging â€œfingersâ€ if you will, not so much a scrub-let in my opinion. To use The Brusher, I simply twisted the collar of the bottle counterclockwise, moistened the brush, lightly squeezed the bottle to allow some of the cleansing gel to come through the slit, closed the collar, and then applied it by lightly massaging the brush on my face in small circular motions. The initial squeeze of cleanser was plenty, this doesnâ€™t require you to keep squeezing the bottle while youâ€™re using it (that would be a mess and a half!). I wouldnâ€™t rely on this to remove all of your makeup if you are the type of gal that runs straight for her cleanser without using some sort of makeup remover first, itâ€™s not going to provide a super-deep clean all on itâ€™s own if youâ€™ve got primer, foundation, and the whole nine yards on, and we should all probably be using a makeup removing wipe of some sort anyway! But what it did do for me was massage and stimulate my skin (making it look brighter), cleanse effectively, and provide extremely light resurfacing benefits. This will not take the place of your exfoliation treatment products, in my eyesâ€“itâ€™s really more like an extension of and an added benefit of using the cleanserâ€¦an upgraded version of good old-school manual cleansing. I do like the formula of this gel, it lightly foams from the brush movements and didnâ€™t make my skin feel tight or dry after cleansing. I have combination skinâ€“oily t-zone, normal-to-dry everywhere else, so it was a good fit. It also smells pretty darn goodâ€“kinda fruity, very clean. After a week of use, I found it to be pretty gentle, yet stimulating thanks to the brush. If your skin just seems a little â€œblahâ€ and you prefer gel-based cleansers, I would say give this one a shot. You may either love the whole brusher idea, or not like it at all and I think that might be the deciding factor for you. The reason I like the brush is because I feel like itâ€™s waking up my facial skinâ€™s circulation and telling it to get perky! To be completely honest, I would be interested in the cleanser all on itâ€™s own minus the brush, even if it wasnâ€™t marketed as The Brusher Gel-Cleanser.
February 25, 2010
Fab all the way!
The texture: It comes out of the pump almost like a whipped foundation and glides on the skin like buttah! The coverage: This foundation offers medium to full coverage depending on application. I was able to get full coverage with my fingers, and medium coverage by using a foundation brush. The finish: Soft and smooth, adds a subtle matte finish with a little bit of pore minimizing effects. Long wearing, it holds up pretty well for a routine day! The multi-benefits: Stila One Step Makeup Foundation is a 4-in-1 product! Need primer, foundation, concealer, and finishing powder? Youâ€™re all set in one step! It gets even better! With 100% mineral pigments, itâ€™s a high definition worthy formula that controls oil, balances the skin, and is both paraben and fragrance free. See why weâ€™re hooked now?
February 25, 2010
Great way to find a new sensitive skin product
While I didn't have a chance the try the cleanser in this kit, I did use the serum, peel, night cream, and daytime moisturizer with SPF 30 and experienced results I was very happy with. As a matter of fact, I used the night cream until the jar was bone dry and was sad when it was gone! It was just that good :) While I don't think my very fair skin is exactly sensitive in terms of tolerating products, it does redden very easily during cleansing (thanks to my Irish genes) and can take some time to calm down which isn't helpful when I'm getting ready to head out the door. Unless there's an anti-inflammatory effect somewhere in my skincare routine, I find myself waiting before I can apply foundation and it's super inconvenient. The daytime moisturizer in here paired with the serum really takes down the redness in my skin quickly so I can carry on! Once the serum is on and dry, I don't feel or see it on the skin at all, no residue left behind. The daytime SPF is nice and lightweight, but if I use too much on accident it can be hard to blend down and also has just a little bit of a "sunscreen" scent. I don't really mind the scent part because it dissipates and I need the protection, but you'll see what I mean if you test it. At night, I used the peel under the night cream and had great results. The peel in here is a good choice for sensitive skin that can't tolerate physical exfoliants or if regular lactic/glycolic peels are too strong for you. The night cream makes my skin feel like silk, instantly cuts the redness, absorbs quickly, and also doubles as a fantastic neck cream. I think the price of this kit is a good value so you can decide which products in the line you want to buy full sizes of--all of the products in here are great, but I would honestly pay more than the asking price of the full-size $39.50 night cream if I had to!
January 31, 2010
I was totally surprised with this
This reminds me of a Stila Smudge Pot a little but I think the texture is a little more on the creamy side of a gel. The formulation of the gel itself is very cool, itâ€™s a paraben-free formula with natural lash conditioning ingredients. (I donâ€™t know of many eyeliners with honeysuckle, jojoba, tourmaline, and biotin in them.) On my top lashes, I closed my eye and held it taut (kinda like tightlining), then applied Buxom Lashliner as close to the lashline as possible--and with that Buxom Lashliner brush, believe me it wasnâ€™t hard! On my bottom lashes all I did was fill in between the lashes, kinda like connect the dots. I donâ€™t think itâ€™s too crazy or in-your-face but it still gives beautiful definition. I have to say that liner this thin and close to the lashline is very worry-free. Itâ€™s less likely to smudge, it stays put all day (and night), and gives you plenty of room for intense shades of shadow if you choose if you're someone like me who doesn't have a whole lot of landscape on the lid (I'm all brow bone it seem). Unless you already have a very thin and tapered point liner brush, I definitely recommend using the Buxom Lashliner brush with this for the thinnest and closest line to the lashes as possible :) My other MAC, Stila, and even my Bare Escentuals eye liner brushes don't give a thin enough line for the desired effect.
January 31, 2010
While it does fan out the lashes and add a little length, it's not too spectacular in the volumizing department. Also, the brush can be a little tricky--I was having a difficult time avoiding touching my lids with it! If I were wearing a full eye-look, I'd be pretty bummed if I had a mascara wipe-out at the last minute. On the bright side--I love that it's such a glossy blue-black and that the formula really is very moist, it didn't flake which is always a plus. In all honesty, I wouldn't go totally out of my way to buy this in place of any of my other mascaras. There might be room for improvement in this brush! *insert sad face here*
January 18, 2010
This formula definitely has a â€œno makeupâ€ look but offered me medium coverage. I really like the incandescent glow it gives my skin without getting shiny or oily in the middle of the day, and the longer I wore itâ€“the better it looked as it warmed up to my skin. Iâ€™m right in between Ivory 20 and Ivory 30, but Ivory 30 worked out A-okay for me once it was all said and done. I did still have to use concealer around my nose like I always do and that was to be expectedâ€“I donâ€™t fault PowerFoundation for that at all because thatâ€™s the case for me with about 95% of the foundations Iâ€™ve tried. The added benefit of the SPF 21 is awesome, the formula also contains Vitamin E and aloe for additional skin benefits. To use Oscillation PowerFoundation, all you do is gently shake the container 2-3 times before opening the cap. Then, unscrew the cap and lift out the applicator, press the button and use the applicator in circular strokes from the middle of your face moving outwards. Wah-lah! I expect other brands to follow in Lancomeâ€™s footsteps with this innovation much like the mascara, but this one is getting great reviews, especially on Sephora where it currently scores 4 out of 5 stars.
January 3, 2010