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Diamante Quad - Roja
I was pretty excited about this online purchase but it didn't really live up to my expectations. The palette itself is actually very messy and the shimmer gets all over the place, even after 1 swipe. There's no possible way to keep this shadow from spreading itself all over the mirror and entire palette. It's very glittery, which I normally don't mind as long as the pigment is decent. But the darker colors are seriously lacking in pigment. The shimmery pale pink does look very nice as a highlight though.
December 19, 2011
I never used this as a body powder, but as dry shampoo instead. It absorbed all the oil in my roots perfectly and my hair smelled great too. I would even argue that using this talc on hair that hadn't been washed for 2 days looked BETTER than if I had just washed it. It added spectacular volume to my hair and completely masked my roots that needed to be retouched (blond). I put it on my hands and worked it through my head, then added a headband; the back of my head looked as though it had one of those clip-ins in it that adds volume. Great product overall.
February 5, 2010
Sheer but Pretty
I was attracted to this eyeshadow because of the original and cute packaging, plus I loved that it's organic and recyclable. THe eye shadow itself, however, looks more pigmented than it actually is. I was surprised at how sheer the color showed up on my eyes. I had to do a few applications to see an effect. I have the bluish gray compact - the lighter shade is a nice highlighter. The shadows don't POP but they do make a soft statement. The eyes make an impact in a muted way.
January 18, 2010
Gentle yet Effective
I got this cleanser along w/ the Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Lotion w/ salicylic acid and have to agree that after using them for a week, I didn't have any new breakouts. However I had to stop since it's winter and the set seems to be too drying right now; I am saving it for spring and summer though.
December 9, 2009
This is probably one of the best exfoliators I ever had. I really have no complaints about it. It heats up nicely on contact w/ water and if you spend a good minute massaging your face w/ it, the result is a VERY soft complexion. I notice right after usage that the blackheads on my nose don't stick out as much. To get the same result earlier, I would have to steam my face, exfoliate it and then do some sort of mask, but this one product gives me the same exact results. I do agree that this isn't for everyday usage though.
December 9, 2009
I had problems blending at first, then realized my skin was too dry. After a good moisturizer, the foundation goes on ideally, blends well and looks very natural. Despite the medium coverage, it doesn't look caked on at all.
November 25, 2009
It does have good texture, but in my opinion the coverage was too sheer and for some reason it never seemed to blend well. I always had streaks down the jawline no matter how much time I spent blending. If the moisturizer does darken on the face with time, that would explain the streaks. I gave it to a friend, who threw it away for the same reasons and additionally because it left dry spots.
October 21, 2009
I was excited when I found this foundation on a clearance shelf at Ulta for only $4, but was a little disappointed. Good color match for fair skin and pretty smooth, but on parts my face it seemed to come off in weird wet flakes when I tried blending it w/ a sponge (then later my hands). I do prep w/ moisturizer, so dryness was not the problem. Maybe it was just old...
June 22, 2009
Just bought 2nd bottle
I have to deal with some moderate hair loss, though I'm in my early 20s and bought this product for this obvious claims to "awaken the roots". After using it for a few months, I noticed little 2-inch flyaways at the scalp, so the product did what it said. After the bottle ended, I began using Pantene's Color Care 2-in-1 shampoo + conditioner cuz I also have highlights, and my hair resumed its stubborn hair loss - to the point that I had to unclog th drain 3 times during 1 shower. I immediately switched over to this shampoo again and even after ONE USE, I only lost about 5 hairs during one shower. The smell is really pleasant too, and it seems to agree with the highlights in my hair - they still shine as if I was using color care shampoo anyway.
June 21, 2009
Smoothness in a bottle
I got this kit for around $5 when CVS was having a sale and for a price that cheap, it was more than worth it. THe first time I tried it, I did irritate my skin to the point of looking like a tomato for the first few hours, but I attribute that to leaving the stuff on for too long. Alpha hydroxy acids are dangerous when left unattended! Despite the irritation, my face had never felt smoother. It was the most excellent exfoliation ever. I give it a 9 for the redness, but the effect subsides, so if used before bedtime, you should be fine in the morning.
June 14, 2009