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Too Heavy For My Hair
Was looking to buy a different product, but they only had this and it was on sale, so I bought it. Ugh. I don't understand how this can be a leave-in conditioner when the consistency is soooo thick? It was thick and very gloopy as I put on a very small amount and combed it evenly through my thin, fairly straight, broken-ended damp hair and proceeded to blow-dry. The result was not good. I was hoping for soft, shiny, smooth hair but got heavy roots and dry ends, despite my even application. This is probably excellent for women with really curly, dry hair or thick hair but not for me.
July 8, 2013
Have been using this for about two weeks and it's the best heat protectant/smoother spray I've ever used! It's better than TRESemme's original heat protectant spray. My hair is amazingly soft, silky and smooth. Whatever is in this, IT WORKS. For the record, I have thin hair that is broken all over due to excess ponytail use and so it puffs up and frizzes out with each blowdry. With this, my hair lays flat and smooth and feels incredible. And it lasts all day. It worked so well, I bought the Keratin Smooth shampoo & conditioner too! Fantastic product and my new can't-be-without! PS: The smoothness won't last on a super-humid day. But I still love it.
June 24, 2013
"Clean" Hair - But Only In My Mind
Bought this on sale, as I do with most of my beauty products. First time using a dry shampoo so I have nothing to compare it to. This stuff comes out loudly and powerfully, my goodness! A roar and a puff, so be ready and don't get startled. This product smells very strongly of oranges and I'm not sure I care for it. But the fragrance doesn't cling to hair and goes away quickly. I used this on my day-old hair and it left it dry and somehow "thickened" and puffed out. I followed the directions, sprayed on roots and shook it out with my fingers, worked it in and then brushed it through. It did take away that oiled-down heaviness that you get if you've let your hair go a day or so. I'll keep using it - especially now that summer is here and my oil gland production has gone into overdrive. So at least my roots will appear a bit "drier". Oh, and I have long dark hair and there was no white residue or tell-tale signs, but I made sure to work it through my roots with both my fingertips AND a brush. Will use again, definitely.
June 24, 2013
Not The Best
Just bought this to try and tone down my redness and cover the occasional spot. I apply it to the back of my hand and use a small concealer brush to apply and then pat it lightly with my finger to blend. Concealers are problematic for my weirdly olive/copper skintone and I thought that the "change-to-match-my-skintone" option would be perfect. But it actually comes out of the tube as white, which kind of freaked me out a bit. It blended in well, but I'm not sure if it actually changed color or simply absorbed into my skin. My blemishes appeared a bit more subtle, but were still slightly visible. Just not sure about this product yet. Perhaps it's better for those with fair skin. UPDATE: At the end of the tube, which lasted me a long time, it started separating terribly and got these awful black oil lines in it and I had to throw it out. So when you're putting it on, be sure to check the consistency and purity of it to make sure it hasn't changed or gone bad.
June 4, 2013
Okay, I Guess
Just bought this in the Deep shade on sale at Target. First experience and I'm only slightly impressed. I think you have to really shake it to mix it before squeezing it out of the tube, as when I first squeezed it out, it seemed separated (oil/product) and had that weird "black" oil line running through it. It appeared to be better mixed once I shook it. This stuff felt.....thick. I was expecting something light and airy - a not-make-up consistency, but was surprised at how creamy it seemed. Not appealing to me, since I only got it to even out my skin in this awful heat and humidity. It did even out my skin tone somewhat, but a bit of redness underneath was still visible, so I had to use a concealer over it. Anyway, it lasted about two hours before I noticed my spots and red splotches return. I'll use up the rest of it, but I won't buy it again. Bonus: it has an SPF 30, so that's pretty respectable.
June 4, 2013
Great product ~ Does What It Claims!
I wanted to try this after a writer in Allure magazine said she used it and was asked if she was wearing false lashes. It definitely adds length and the color is nice & dark. The application is smooth, clump-free ~ the product glides on. But you do have to be careful when appyling, because the wand is SO long and rather flimsy...if you've had too much morning coffee, you could end up with smudges! I've also actually broken/bent the wand, in a hurry to get it back into the container and once it's bent, it's ruined. I do love this product for the money ~ it's great for lengthening and brings awesome definition to my lashes ~ but it's definitely NOT a mega-glam, hi-def, super-lash mascara. It's a thinner formula that will lengthen lashes and darken them, but that's about it. So I do give this a high rating and I use this regularly, alone or over a thickening mascara to add definition and a bit of length. For my thin, sparse lashes, every bit helps. Your mileage may vary.
June 4, 2013
Good For The Price
I'd been feeling soooo guilty for doing some tanning this summer and decided to stop after my face had some color. I found this powder for super cheap and decided to buy it and forgo my helio-therapy. I don't normally use bronzer b/c of my already olive complexion. I used the Medium Bronze shade and applied it in natural light. It left a warm, bronze color with only the slightest hint of some gold sparkle. The formula seems very dry and does feel a bit grainy, but for the price, it does offer some color. Doesn't last long. The price was right - cheap! -and so I didn't feel I was ripped off in any way. I probably won't buy again but will keep this for a bit of color in a hurry.
June 3, 2013
Excellent, Quality Product
I've been using this as a new replacement to my old stand-by, Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle Cream. Newly 41, I thought it would be a good idea to bump up the strength of my retinol formula. I love that this has an SPF 30. It's a bit smelly, like chemicals, but I got used to it eventually. Initally, this product was extremely irritating to my skin - stinging, peeling and flaking occured for about three weeks of daily use. But there is a product warning on the label that this may occur. I kept with it and my skin adjusted. (I also have rosacea and hormonal acne, jsyk.) Very happy with the results - noticeably smoother and taut-looking yet soft skin that also has sun protection. My new daily moisturizer!
May 28, 2013
Purrr-fectly Smooth Hair!
Bought this with the conditioner after using the Keratin Smooth Protectant Spray and getting such good results. This shampoo smells great and, when used wtih the conditioner, leaves my thin, broken hair smooth and incredibly soft and shiny. I love this line of products and highly recommend. Oh - and for those suds-lovers, this is a LOWER SULFATE formula, so don't expect a ton of bubbles, but more like a light foam. And be sure to use the conditioner with this - it's the conditioner that is the real star here!
May 28, 2013
My very first lipsticks by Rimmel and I was impressed by both the gorgeous color selection and the amazing price. I bought Airy Fairy and Paradise after hearing raves about them on youtube. Airy Fairy is a bit too pink/cool for my olive/copper skin tone and definitely highlighted any chapping and flaky skin on my lips but Paradise is beautiful - a soft mauve that goes on and has a lovely buttery shine to it without too much shimmer and felt smooth, moisturinzing and comfortable. The fragrance is nice but a bit strong. There is a slightly flowery taste, as well. Beautiful colors, very happy. Glad I finally tried this brand!
May 15, 2013