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Quite possibly Holy Grail for me!
Usually CG fndn is waaay too pink for my skintone [Asian-medium-yellow], but I wanted to try this anyway, and I am SO glad I did! I bought it in Soft Honey #255, a tad darker than what I am on most of my face, but I have pretty prominent sundamage blotches that are right smack in the middle of my snoot, and they're REALLY hard to hide - putting too-light a shade over them only makes them look cakey and more noticeable. Plus, I've used this shade in other CG fndn/powders, and it's yellow enough for me. This stuff helps conceal them, not 'perfectly', but it blends SO well that the blotches are almost unnoticeable as blotches, it just looks like my face gradually gets darker toward my nose, but not weirdly [I'm TRYING to find a way to describe it, lol!]. I'm not sure if the Olay in it will help lighten the splotches, and I don't have any wrinkles to speak of, even at 40, but I will report back on how the discolorations are doing. This stuff goes on as a cream, and you need to let it set for a minute after blending, which it does like a dream! It also wears and wears, and I have a very oily T-zone, so extra points for that. It doesn't settle into any lines that I can tell [I have maybe 2 fine lines], or into my pores, which in the area on and around my nose are huge, so even more points. One of the only things that it loses points for is the price; $13 for CG foundation is a leeeettle bit too much, IMO. Also the packaging, it comes in a glass screw-top jar, the lid has a flip-top where you'll find a sponge [I use my fingers], but no mirror, and I have heard from others that they had a lot of difficulty trying to open theirs, so I guess I was lucky since I had no problems. I don't think it's scented, all I can smell if I stick it close to my sniffer is a very faint lotion-y smell, and I didn't see any frangrance listed, but you should check it if you have any issues w/scented makeup. Overall, this pretty much is my HG fndn!
September 1, 2009
Great brush, even better price
I love this brush from ELF, I have a bunch of them and it didn't break the bank! They shed a teeny bit, and of course they aren't as soft as the MUCH more pricey brushes, but they are really worth the whole dollar I paid for each, and more! They're great for applying all the powder makeup I use, they wash well, and they really last. Plus they're super cheap to replace, so I don't worry!
April 27, 2009
I use a lot of different stuff, and I had wanted to test this one out, but the price @ the drugstore was about $30US for the kit, and that put me off [being a modest-income person]. However, I got lucky and found it on sale for half off, AND there was a coupon attached to the box, so I wound up paying only $8! Anyhoo, it comes with a jar of scrub, a jar of after-treatment moisturizer, and two dome-shaped sponges to help you massage the scrub gently but thoroughly over your face. I found the sponges to be useless, and I use either my fingers or a face-buffing pad. While the jar packaging was annoying [undo the lid, scoop a little out, replace lid, hope not to get water into or drop the jar, all while standing under the shower, soaking wet, hmmm...], the scrub itself is quite nice. It's got a good amount of abrasiveness to it, but not painfully so. It rinses easily, but you have to take care not to get it in your eyes, ouch! Afterwards, my face felt nice-n-smooth. I used the lotion and found that while it sinks right in and isn't greasy, I needed more around my mouth, but I get dry there anyways. It seems to help with controlling breakouts, so I use it about 3x a week, along with an AHA peel, and my skin looks much better than it had! I was developing some fine lines near my eyes [I'm gonna be 39 in May, and I sleep on my face all the time], but they have diminished, YAY! I gave this 7 stars cuz I'm not too keen on the packaging, and the initial price was kinda high. But it is a good scrub - try it!
September 27, 2008
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