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Good product but not for all skins
This foundation stick, while a good product, isn't right for everyone. For one, if your skin is oily it will not work well on it and may not last. My skin is normal/oily and this did not do well on it. It wound up looking shiny even with powder application. If you need concealing this stick will not do the job. It's too sheer to allow any real coverage and any extra applications will wind up looking cakey and heavy. For normal/dry skin with minor flaws it might work. It's convenient and portable and comes in a wide range of shades for different skin tones. Just be wary if you have normal/oily or oily skin, it will not control oil.
May 3, 2013
Poor performance, chemical scent
I purchased a couple of these lipsticks and was very disappointed. First of all the color was very smeary upon application and very uneven. The texture of the lipstick is quite greasy which probably is why it did not apply well. It did not last at all and even continued to look unevenly colored on my lips. The lipstick also had a heavy feel on my lips and I did not use a heavy application. The smell of the product was very chemical and off-putting (almost plastic-y). The lipsticks were new so the smell was not due to an out of date product. I wound up throwing these away. They were a terrible purchase and I will not buy this lipstick again.
April 29, 2013
Good for hands and feet
This lotion which contains petrolatum, which I'm not a fan of, is quite good overall. The cool, drier air of late fall had my hands feeling slightly parched and in need of moisture. While touted as a body lotion, this worked great for my hands. It also helped keep my heels soft after intense exercising. I mostly used it on my hands and was pleased at how well it absorbed. Quickly and with no greasy, slippery feeling. It wasn't fully fragrance free and had a smell somewhat like paste. Not strong but still there. It seemed to go away in short time so it isn't a complaint. It's not a bad lotion to have when you find your hands or heels, or other body part needing some quenching.
November 20, 2012
Heals chapped lips and so much more
I hadn't used this product in years because I'm not a fan of petrolatum as an ingredient. I am, however a fan of how quickly this healed my chapped lips. I had managed somehow, despite the fact that I'm a mad balmer,nto get my lips chapped. Nothing I tried seems to fully heal the irritated outside lip line. It was burning, slightly flaky and just sucked. As a last effort I slathered on some Vaseline one night. Petrolatum? I didn't care. I just wanted my lips healed! Vaseline did the trick. My lips felt better the next morning and by the end of that day they were on their way to being back to normal. In two days time my lips were fine and pretty. I can say that I am now a fan of Vaseline when it's an emergency. It helps with minor burns and abrasions as well as places on your feet where new shoes have rubbed. While I am still not a fan of petrolatum as a whole, I will use it when needed and in small doses. Vaseline healed my chapped lips and came through for me. Considering that, it can't be so bad. Thanks, Vaseline!
November 20, 2012
Mary Kay TimeWise Repair Eye Renewal Cream is cool in more ways than one. Dispense the cream and then gently massage it in on lids and under eye area with the metal tipped applicator. The feeling is relaxing and soothing, especially for tired eyes. The metal tip is angled and contoured for easy use. If you find it to be awkward on the lids, the cream works just as well when applied by fingertips. The tip can be used afterwards for "just a massage". The cream itself is easily blended and absorbed with no greasy feeling afterwards. The skin around my eyes felt smooth and refreshed after use. My eye area, while not wrinkled or affected by dark circles, did feel softer and supple and the inner corners of my eyes seemed lighter. When used overnight, my eyes still felt moisturized in the mornings. The product did not cause any irritation or itchiness. For the price, quantity and performance this is a good purchase. I would recommend this eye cream for anyone who is concerned with aging prevention or beginning signs of aging around the eye area.
August 23, 2012
Amazingly good on my oily skin
Oily skin has its pros and cons. Summertime and humidity goes hand in hand with the con of oily breakthrough. A little summer glow is nice.. Slick shine isn't. And slick shine is what summer will give oily skin. Always on the quest for a oily skin friendly foundation, etc. I tried this product. I have tried Bobbi Brown products in the past and have been 99% pleased with them. This foundation falls into the "pleased with" category. It stayed color true, didn't smear, fade or get blotchy. It covered so well that I didn't really need to use concealer except in the corners of my eyes. The makeup had a light feel and looked natural and blended I with my skin tone even in sunlight. I experienced no irritations from use. It did keep my skin looking fresh, although I did have a little oiliness breakthrough. Touch up powder helped and I did notice my oiliness was less. And for me that is miraculously wonderful! The price is about what you'd expect to pay for a high quality brand, $45. It's well worth it and you do get what you pay for when it comes to makeup. I'll definitely purchase this product again.
June 19, 2012
They are real! Impressed!
I bought this mascara on a whim after being enticed by the subliminal yet effective way it was displayed on the checkout counter of the store. It turns out to be a good purchase. The product is reasonably priced and performs well. My lashes were defined and separated, though not fake looking. I didn'thave any clumping when I applied it lightly and built upon each coat. Sure, we all know how to apply mascara but the instructions and tips included were helpful. Three coats worked for me without being too stiff or gloppy. The mascara didn't smear or flake off, even in humidity. Yay! Everyone's lashes are different and results will vary. For me, this product worked well and it will be one of the mascaras I'd purchase again.
June 19, 2012
As with any product that contains sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate or any sulfate, I am unable to use it due to the itching it causes. I did, however, give this body wash a try while hoping it would yield less itchy results. A few hours after the first use I began to feel itchy on my legs and after the second day of use I noticed a fine rash along with the itchiness. I discontinued use of this product and in a couple days my skin was fine again. Note: I do not have sensitive skin but I am unable to use any products with sulfates. As for toning benefits, this can only come from exercising/active lifestyle. On the plus side, the cleanser does have a nice smell and a creamy consistency. If your skin is not irritated by sulfates, you may be pleased with this product.
June 5, 2012
Unfortunately my skin tends to be oily. I thought I would give this product a try thinking it would be nice to have an SPF and mattifier in one. Not only did it NOT help to control oil breakthrough it seemed to "clump" when I applied any makeup on top of it. My makeup felt "cakey" and my skin seemed more oily. I was not pleased with this product at all. I will pass on this brand of products from now on.
May 17, 2012
Good for fine hair or light waxing
These wax strips are convenient in design and the fact that they are ready to use. However, I found tha they did not work well on coarser hair or remove all hair for thorough waxing. I still had to use tweezers for a clean finish. On fine hair or touch ups these strips would probably work well. Everyone has different hair texture, growth rate, etc. and I found that the hair grew back faster than the growth time the product info said. This isn't necessarily lack of performance in the product. As I stated previously, everyone's hair grows at different rates. My skin was a little red after use and I developed a few red bumps that were gone by next day. I would advise using the strips 24 hrs in advance of any beach outing, pool party or event so redness has time to go away. A soothing lotion is also a good idea. The strips had a very nice smell and came away cleanly without a lot of excess residue left behind. The residue can be cleaned up easily with baby oil. The strips were easy to use and the instructions were helpful and detailed. When used correctly the strips do a decent job when you're short on time or need a last minute touch up. I would probably use them again.
May 10, 2012