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I used this for about 6 months and did not see ANY reduction in wrinkles at all. Also, it smells strong and "mediciny". It was a decent enough moisturizer, but it does not live up to its claims and not worth the price. The jar is pretty, but that was pretty much all I could say I actually liked! Nothing "advanced" about it at all! Waste of money.
June 21, 2009
If this gave just a little coverage for even minor flaws, I'd have given it a 10! I've been using this for about 6 months, and I love it. It goes on smoothly and quickly with my fingertips. Although it does not cover, it does even out my tone and give me a bit of color so I don't look washed out. For days when I need more coverage, I apply concealer over it. It's a great thing when I'm in a hurry and don't feel like putting on foundation and having to blend, blend, blend. Even though I have dry skin, it is hydrating enough alone. But it's even better with a "plain" moisturizer (no SPF) underneath! It's kind of expensive, but a little goes a long way, so a bottle will probably last me a year since I'm about half-way through it. Most importantly, it is so light it does NOT "settle" into my lines!
June 21, 2009
Part nightmare, part dream
I had been considering this "mousse" for awhile since I've always used liquid formulas. Being that I was also trying new stuff in other areas of my life, why not a new makeup? I had also read that "whipped" or mousse formulas are good for "older" skin as it is light and will smooth texture as well. Well, ladies with dry skin: BEWARE!!! Even with exfoliating and/or using various types of moisturizer, this formula will exaggerate the TINIEST bit of dry skin! Like other members, I had a hard time picking the right shade. It looks a lot different on the color chart, in the jar, on the label, and in the store lighting. First I got a shade at least two shades too dark for me. Fortunately, the Rite Aid reluctantly took it back. Right shade second time, but this formula does not last long, "breaks up" or "cakes" before the day is over! Rubs off easily too. On the dream side, it covers my freckles, brown spots, and discoloration like a concealer, maybe better. BUT it settles into EVERY tiny line, every pore! Makes my skin look drier and older than it already is! A little goes a VERY long way, as I only use 1/4 of what I would use for a liquid, and it is still "too much" in that it tells the world, "I'm wearing makeup." I don't like to LOOK like I'm wearing makeup, just like I have great skin. I'm going to try to make it work with another moisturizer I haven't yet tried, since I don't feel like returning it again. If that doesn't work, I will use it as a concealer over spots, but not over my whole face! It looks light textured in the jar, but it feels thicker when I put it on! Since it comes in a tiny jar, I should be able to use it up. I gave it a 5 cause it works for some people, like any product. But this is NOT for dry skin or women over 30, I guess! Unless you have few flaws, and normal or slightly oily skin, I would not recommend trying this!
June 21, 2009
Never went back to it!
I'm glad to finally see some negative reviews on this stuff. I thought it was just me. I tried it a few times as a teenager (a LONG time ago!), and it made my lashes clumpy, brittle, and even fall out a bit. After all these years, it is still rated a "winner", although it beats me as to why. It goes to show that Allure is not always right on their "winner". But I did find this site from reading about it in Allure. This mascara has a cheap quality to go with the price. I was never motivated to try it again to see if any improvements have been made. There's other brands with far better quality around the same price too. I agree with the user who said whoever rated this must have been in a dungeon or paid to say it's great.
August 3, 2008
Never buying anything else!
I have tried all types of lotions (of various prices as well as brands), and this is the only one that actually works! I have "alligator" or "lizard legs", and although my skin is not itchy, it is very dry, so I figured it can't hurt my skin to try it. It goes on in a creamy, rich texture and absorbs quickly. I like this better than their Daily Replenishing Lotion, which is too greasy and does not work nearly as well. The mild scent is "calming" too. I used it on my arms as well. My skin is still soft in the morning too.
July 11, 2008
12 hours means 12 hours!
Finally a long lasting eye shadow! It really lasts 12 hours without touchup (not that I ever did that in the past with other shadows...too lazy). It survived warm, humid days and a gym workout each time. The applicators that come with it are too small, even for a child to play "make up" with, so I use disposable applicators. Reasonable price too.
July 11, 2008
Lives up to its claims
After trying what seemed like every "rich" moisturizer out there, I used this on the very dry, flaky patches that appeared on my cheeks (they'd come and go). They were so dry that they felt like sandpaper and I couldn't apply makeup evenly. After using this for just a week, the patches went away and stayed away for months! The only con is that it is a little heavy, so I only use it when the patches come back and only on them. It seems using it on my whole face clogs the pores, since it has mineral oil. I like the fragrance free part too.
July 6, 2008
I used this every night for about 3 months. Although Neutrogena's products are usually very good, this one did not work for me. In the morning, my face felt dry and tight. Maybe I don't need THAT much "firming" (yet!). It seems I need moisture more than firming at this point. (I'm 46 1/2) I am now trying Olay's Regenerist Micro-sculpting night cream, which got rave reviews. I found out about that product and this web site from Allure magazine. I sure hope Olay gives me the moisture Neutrogena did not.
July 5, 2008
Almost back to my youthful eyes?
I've been using this daily (in the morning). for about 3 months. Although it stings a bit, it really does plump up the fine lines around my eyes. The sting goes away in a few seconds. I like the light, smooth consistency too.
June 28, 2008
Not worth the $$ shelled out!
I've heard so much hype about "mineral" makeup so I decided to try the "skin care make up". Although it covers pretty well, it has a thick, chalky texture that makes me dry, flaky, sensitive, aging skin look worse! (Yes, I always moisturize first) Even when I applied the tiniest amount possible, it does not spread smoothly or evenly. I paid about $50 for this. Maybe the shade was a little too light, and that could have made the dryness more visible. Still, I don't plan to get it again. In order to use it up, I use it on my arms and legs. Expensive is not always better. My $10 foundations from Revlon are far superior to this. Other brands of mineral makeup may be better, but I am not too eager to try another at this point..
June 28, 2008
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