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Great for Oil, but not Dry skin
I was given the opportunity to review this after being sent this product. I wanted to have a good amount time to try this out for more than a week. Although I do like the color and texture, it doesn't seem to be good for my dry skin. I do moisture a lot under my eyes and it soaks up products fast. My side cheeks are more moist and oily/combo an it covered up a few light blemish scars that I picked at. I can see this being really good for teens/young adults, but I'm 36 and my skin is dry in Colorado. It did work well with my side cheek, but cracked under my yes and to get the concealment I wanted to cover my circles I would've had to cake it on. I'm not particularly fond of jarring products, as I've noticed they seem to dry up faster, even my mac jar concealers dry and crack fast. I used this to cover my blemish scars even before going to the gym, jut to give me an even skin tone and it works well. I go back to Hawaii soon and plan on trying it there for my under eyes, since it's humid weather and my skin is moist, soft and supple in High humidity places, but I would say it's not the best product in dry climates.
March 17, 2014
Greatest Eyeliner to date for 2014!
I can't believe no one has written a review yet on this Fabulous smear free liner. Only recently have I got into putting liner on the waterline because when I tried in the past even with waterproof liners like make up forever and other pricey brands, they always ran and smudged under my eyes and make me look like a raccoon! I have runny eyes and blink and squint a lot.. These work Absolutely divine! I've got the Brown and green and gonna get more because I've found nothing better. Just in case I do put elf liner sealer on, only because I need that extra protection to counter balance squinting more than the average person. These are so nice and a life saver, and look so gorgeous and make my eyes POP! So worth the price that's for sure!
March 14, 2014
Very Good Bronzer, but Not for contouring!
Okay for just 3 bucks, how could I resist! I use Paulas choice reviews before buying anything and read up on ingredients, ELF is right up there with many brands I own like Mac, Dior, Estee Lauder, well...you name it, I'm a Makeup/Skincare junky ok.. So the name on this is Very misleading because while it is a Very good bronzer, it has too much shimmer to "Actually" use as a contour. Without the shimmer and if it were just plain Matte it would have been sooo Perfect, but if you use this to contour your cheeks, you'll just look Dirty and like a shiny brown disco ball. SOOOO many women today think bronzer and use it to contour, I use to be one of them.. You can't use shimmer to make a natural dark shadow that creates the illusion you really do have high cheekbones., you need just basic matte colors for that. The blush if used lightly is not bad, but I got this just for the bronzer. It does create a nice sunkissed look, but you can easily go over board. Like anything else, a Good quality brush like Real Techniques or Makeup forever kabuki should be used. Honestly even ELF is pretty darn good. I would stay away from the Mac Stipple though because it sheds.. I got mine from the Mac store itself and it was horrible! And don't use Bar Escentials either, they have the worst especially Kabuki brush for bronze blending.
January 23, 2014
Love the moisture on my lips
I've been wanting to buy this and reading up on moisturizing lip balms/glosses with spf. Though the SPF in this is worthless and mot the kind that protects agains UVA it is great to use at night and throughout the day if your indoors, albeit a bit pricey for a basic lip balm. I do like how it really moisturizes my lips and I keep it right next to me on my bed. I'm constantly putting it on while I do work in bed on my computer. I actually finally bought one that was tinted on Amazon and at target there was a duo on sale with came out to $2.50 each, still a bit high, but it is very luscious on my lips. I use my Jenu on my lips througout the day and when that dries I put this on. When Im in doors which is 90% of the time and I hardly even go into the sun, I use this constantly. I'm really into to having my lips stay youthful, full, luscious looking and pouty so I've been researching a ton of lip products. All and all so far this is in my top 5 for lip balms, though I wish it as a bit more tinted. it's really sheer and the colors is faint, but perfect for kids and teens.
December 9, 2013
Love this and the price!
I'm a sunscreen junky and Love using atleast 2-3 at a time to cover all my basis and make sure I'm getting all 3 top ingredients for coverage. This one is Perfect if you are working out in the sun. I use it in the summer when I'm back home in Hawaii and I run and walk outside for about 2-3 a day during the hottest times. Just beware it can sting if it get's into your eyes. I don't recommend it on days your dolling up with makeup because it's a bit greasy and doesn't dry well enough to apply makeup on. It does have a little whiteness to it so you'll look a little pasty, but I don't really care as long as it keeps my skin protected and wrinkle free. I got it for about $30 at sephora in San Luis Obispo about 2 yrs ago and it lasted for a year. I would say this is worth the price, but you Can find just as good, if not better and cheaper sunscreen out there. Paula's choice, neutrogena, coppertone and La Roche are just as good.
December 9, 2013
Worthless & NOT for Dry SKIN!
Ok, I'm sure this is fine for oily skin because it's super dry and not at all made for dry or even Normal skin. The powder i caky and not worth the price. The creme is better, but not by much. The color is good to wear under foundation, but then again it's cake up and look dry and end up flaking off your skin. It'll cause or look like creases under your eyes even if you don't have any wrinkles. I have no wrinkles or lines under my eyes, but when I tried using this and smiled it made my eyes look older than I am. I tried using this when I'm tired and look like I have dark cirlces, this made it look worse! I rather have a little darker circles than falsely created wrinkles or smiley lines.
December 9, 2013
Not for DRY SKIN at ALL!!
Ok.. I'm Eurasian so I have pink and yellow undertones, so the yellowish color didn't scare me. I got this with a whole kit and it came also with the powder. This creme is not for dry skin at all. It's very VERY drying and can flake on dry and even when my skin is normal. I suggest mixing this with a liquid foundation for coverage. It does help with under eye dark circles for those tired days, but I can't use it anywhere else on my face. It does provide coverage if used under your foundation. For the price alone though, I'd say go with Bye Bye concealer from IT cosmetics. This is not worth the price and there are much better quality neutralizing creams/concealers out there. But this is better the the Neutralizing powder, which is absolutely HORRIBLE!!!
December 9, 2013
Very Good Moisturizer/COverage
Let me start of by saying I'm a Sunscreen Junky and literally use 2 different kinds to make sure I get all the ingredients for absolute coverage. This product is really Great for DRY skin and goes on smooth!.. I use it as a moisturizer in the day and keeps my skin supple. It's very affordable and a lot goes a long ways, but beware that it does sting if it gets in your eyes. I put alot all over my eyes because I would like to stay wrinkle free like my mom at 58yrs old. I'm 36 and no wrinkles and I do think this is helping with that. It does take a while to dry if you are dolling yourself up with make though, so give it about a 20 minute dry time if you can or put a matte BB creme or primer over it so you can apply your foundation or powders without it getting streaked or clumped. All in all one of the better Sunscreens out there!
December 8, 2013
Affordable 4th choice if you can't afford others
Okay I bought this when it first came out several months ago and was skeptical. I've used and tried literally over a dozen serums w/ Vitamin C and ferulic and though the ingredients on the bottle says it's in it, not all are the same nor work the same. By far Skinceuticals CE ferulic and Mad Hippie VItamin C are the best. This one is ok, but it doesn't have a scent of any vitamin nor really seems to work. I've been using it faithfully since I bought it and I really don't feel or see a difference. Even though it was affordable, Mad Hippie is cheaper and works better. I actually feel it dries my skin and basically water. I am going to try it on a particular spot on my arms and neck to see if I can see a difference without using my other products. It lasts long, but that doesn't matter if it's not working. I would say stick with the REAL DEAL Skinceuticals if you do have an anti-aging problem and can't afford for trial and error issues. I won't buy this again. I prefer her actaul Serums to this product.
December 8, 2013
I Love this PRODUCT!!
I absolutely love this product. I bought it over 3 yrs ago and the brown powder last long. Now Sephoras changed the it to a square compact and in a bag with clear gel mascara brush. The kit is still good, but there is only 2 colors. A dark brown and light beigh, but it's actually really good and waxy. The dark brown goes on very light so it's a universal color that can be darkened by adding more or a little color with a pencil. For the price I really Love this!
December 3, 2013