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This mascara is a little too natural for me; as one reviewer put it, its really like wearing nothing at all. It deposits a bit of color on the lashes, but it took a good 3 coats to get some lengthening out of it. For me, I really couldn't tell a difference at all. I was looking for something natural for those casual days, but I still want to look like I am wearing a little bit of something.
October 9, 2012
Overpriced but works!
If you are not on a budget, this is not a bad drugstore concealer. It was $11.99. I read about this product in an article and I really liked the idea of the pigments and the SPF 20 in an eye concealer. I don't think the package is so frustrating as some say. I would prefer it to not have a brush applicator, but it isn't so bad. The colors are a little off though. There is Fair, and then Light and Buff which almost look identical. I think it is a great option for those 30+ as the light pigments will deflect from the puffiness or lines that may be in that area. It also did not cause me a rash as one other reviewer stated, which is surprising to me for Neutrogena. All in all, not bad but I will probably look for the same type of concealer with the pigments in a more affordable brand.
September 29, 2012
Dandruff, Psoriasis, flakes, whatever you choose to call them seem to be different for everyone as far as treatment goes. I scoped out my next dandruff shampoo by reading a ton of reviews, and even though this shampoo had 'em, it was awful for me. It actually made my flakes WORSE. I have been using Nizoral which has worked really well for me, but it is getting harder and harder to find. This Clear shampoo has the main ingredient as Head & Shoulders, so if you have had good luck with that, this will probably work for you as well. It had been years since I used H & S. The only reason I didn't give it a lower score is because it has a lot of good points; nice fragrance, great lather, nice bottle - ease of use in the shower, after all, it pretty much is a "sexier" version of H & S based on the fragrance and the branding on the bottle. BUT it took some really small, powdery flakes and irritated my scalp enough that I ended up getting CHUNKS of flakes; part of my scalp actually bled. For that reason, I would probably never buy again. The shampoo does not say to "leave on" for any real length of time; however, I did come across an article by the Mayo Clinic that recommends 5 minutes. I will try that and update the review if it seems to work.
September 29, 2012
What a surprise!
I have been using Clinique foundation, and have no real desire to sway from that; however, I had almost a full tube of my "Summer" Clinique foundation, and was not about to spend $23+ on a Fall/Winter foundation again. The reviews on this were so good that I had to give it a try! Sadly, I think that marlamambo went a little "overboard" with her review; it may be part of the "True Match" family, but it is its own product. I ended up buying in Sand Beige which is SO close to what I get in my Clinique version. My skin tends to be Combo/Dry in the Fall/Winter and Combo/Oily in the Summer. This foundation provides just enough moisture and makes my skin look like SKIN; not a mask, but healthy. The pigments that create the luminosity are basically invisible; I couldn't even really see them. I expected there to be some mica in the makeup, but if there is, it is incredible subtle so no worries that you will look "glittery." Any makeup that provides "luminosity" is not going to be oil free completely; luminosity is just a fancy word for moisture, but this is non-comedogenic, so no breakouts. It didn't cause my skin to be greasy or have an oily appearance. I was surprised at how "runny" the formula seems to be; however, it did give me coverage. If you have acne, scars, multi-tonal skin, etc. you may want to use a heavier or thicker base. This was exactly what I was looking for!
September 29, 2012
The holy grail!
I looked long and hard, and researched countless reviews on this cream before I decided to purchase it. This is one of the few creams that I really couldn't find any negative reviews. The reason? This cream WORKS. I am normally a budget beauty, but the one product I have no problem splurging on is a good eye cream. $37 is a lot to spend on a beauty product, but for eye cream, I think the price is reasonable, especially since this product delivers. The cream is the thickest I have come across and it moisturizes endlessly. The first fine lines are often as a result of dryness and this cream erases all of those, and prevents more from coming. I will continue to use this forever. Oh and I am 33 and the only negative reviews I was able to find on this product are on TB.
September 23, 2012
I have been using Basis with great results for awhile now; however, I started getting some hormonal breakouts along my chin area and had a BOGO coupon for Biore and decided to give it a try. It has 2% salicylic acid in it and even though they say that doesn't matter since it is being washed down the drain, I have been very happy with this cleanser so far. The greatest thing about it is the fact that it doesn't leave my skin tight! Yay. It leaves it fresh, clean and comfortable. A little goes a long way. I usually add a half pump or less to my hands, add some water and foam it a bit before I apply to my face. The menthol part is probably not necessary; I would actually rather they use tea tree oil instead, but it works.
September 14, 2012
Great makeup remover!
I've been looking for an eye makeup remover that really works and doesn't cost a lot. I prefer the removers that are oil based and since they almost all use mineral oil, I thought why not just use actual mineral oil! This product has so many uses and is very versatile. Once I'm done with this bottle I might even try the gel for my eye makeup and see if that works. I would definitely recommend.
September 13, 2012
An expensive disappointment
As far as drugstore prices go, this mascara was more expensive than most and I was not impressed. There is not enough product on the brush and it requires multiple coats to see anything. The lengthening isn't there nor the volume.
September 12, 2012
Flaky, flaky, flaky....
I love a bargain but only if the product works well! This mascara had far too many flakes. I kept having to clean under my eyes throughout the day. It's such a bummer too because besides that, it wasn't that bad. This is a definite deal braker for me.
September 12, 2012
This product is amazing. Last year I had colored my hair a dark brown and my ends were so porous, they soaked up the color! I ended up with black ends and brown hair. Ugh. I had tried several products and no luck. I have since colored my hair many times, but still have those dark ends... Until yesterday! I found this at Ulta and decided to give it a try. It did exactly what it said it would and more!! I followed the instructions exactly and rinsed until my fingers wrinkled. I recolored that evening with Nice N Easy, and it was even, root to tip, and no more black ends! Would definitely recommend.
September 8, 2012