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- Reviews: 21
Good, not great
I received this in Protecting Powder. It claima it leaves no white marks and will last for 48 hours (!!). Well, I'm definitely free of white marks, even if I apply first and get dressed second. I love that because I recently had a day where I sported white streaks all over the sides of my shirt for eight hours at work without noticing. As some reviewers have pointed out, though, nowhite marks is typical for any gel deo. As far as lasting 48 hours, that's just marketing. I don't smell bad at the end of the day, but the powder scent is definitely gone. And unfortunately, on one particularly hot day, I found myself sweating a lot under my arms... apparently it doesn't do much to keep you dry. If anything, it's convinced me to switch back to gel deo, even if it's not this one.
October 1, 2012
Reminds me of Burt's Bees
I'm kind of shocked to see the negative reviews. It's definitely just another lip balm, but it applies smoothly and has a really pleasant mint scent. It feels silky and light on lips, not thick or gummy. The scent is very reminiscent of Burt's Bees in my opinion. Like many other reviewers, I got this as a freebie attached to the Neutrogena Naturals Scrub. Not bad for free. UPDATE: Just checked this out at Target and it sells for about $3. I still really like it as a balm, but I can definitely agree that it's a little overpriced. However, if having a more natural product is one of your top priorities, it's a nice alternative to Burt's Bees.
June 17, 2012
I'm normally more of a lip balm girl, but I've been looking to find some great glosses. So far, I've picked up this product in Sweet Glaze -- basically a clear coat but with a little pink in it. It's a very subtle color, it just enhances my lips, but doesn't leave them looking unnaturally pink. It's got a great shine and it's not too sticky as far as glosses go. I'm thinking about picking up a few of their other colors, but I wasn't sure how natural they would look (they all have a bit of shimmer/glitter in them). I wanted to go for more of a nude lip look. Also, the smell is really pleasant -- kind of like vanilla icing, but not overwhelming at all, just subtle and light.
June 17, 2012
Best product in this line!
I was already a fan of the Neutrogena Naturals line when I purchased this scrub. It is a complete game-changer for me. My acne has really cleared up since trying the Neutrogena Naturals line, but I was still using a regular Neutrogena face scrub. Switching to this product has made so much of difference in my skin. The product is a little runny (the only complaint I have about it). It's exfoliating, but also incredibly gentle. The Jojoba beads are very small. I feel like I'm buffing or polishing my skin more than scrubbing. From the very first time I used it, my skin felt more smooth. In just a week and a half, I've seen more clear, even-toned skin. Normally I would use a face scub every other day so that I was giving my skin a break without irritating it too much. So far, I've had no problems using this product daily (I like to use it every morning). I'm so grateful for this line. My skin has been very acne-prone and sensitive, but has been really calming down since switching to Neutrogena Naturals.
June 15, 2012
Not moisturizing enough
I have thick hair, but I still wanted more volume, so I tried this product (as well as the shampoo). At first it really cleaned my hair well and for the first few days I liked it. However, the shampoo is just too harsh for normal use and the conditioner is very light. The idea is that with a light conditioner you won't weigh your hair down and you'll have more volume. Unfortunately for me, the shampoo really started to dry my hair out much more than the conditioner could moisturize. It's a great light conditioner, but was way too light for my hair. By the end of the week, my hair was feeling drier and frizzier (frizz has never been a problem for me). I finally had to switch shampoo and conditioner without finishing the bottle. But, if you have fine hair, this might be a great product, plus the smell and price are both amazing.
May 28, 2012
Clarifying, but can be too harsh
The idea behind this shampoo is that if your hair is less weighed down, it will have more volume. When I first tried this product, I loved it. It smells amazing and left my hair clean. Really clean. So clean I felt like I didn't need to shampoo every day. I guess I felt I had a little more volume and bounce to my hair. But unfortunately, it didn't work for me as a regular cleanser. It's more like a clarifying shampoo -- very good at removing build-up, but just too harsh for everyday use. After two weeks of using it, my hair was so dried out I had to switch back to Dove. I've kept the rest of it though, because it's great for days when I have a lot of product I need to clean out.
May 28, 2012
Such a steal
This powder is my new go-to product. I use Revlon Colorstay foundation (try it, you'll love it), but I've been switching up powders. Even though I've finally found a foundation that matches my skin tone, I've been less successful with powders. I always feel like they wash me out or make me look too dark. I tried out this powder because it was translucent. Basically, the powder doesn't add a lot of color to your foundation or make-up, it just makes it beautifully matte. For this price ($3), everyone should have this. It leaves my skin looking way more natural and even toned than other, more expensive powders that just weren't exactly the right color. I love how simple and affordable ELF makes their products. I also love the packaging. It's a sleek and substantial compact that doesn't feel or look cheap at all. I was honestly surprised at how heavy (in a good way) it was. This product is better quality in my opinion (packaging + performance) than many more expensive powders. The mirror inside the compact is really handy and I love the sponge applicator. Even if you use another powder, this one is so handy for touch-ups throughout the day. You just can't beat the price.
May 19, 2012
I tried this product last year when my schedule was really hectic. I thought dry shampoo would be a great way to save time and give my hair a boost on days when I wasn't washing (of course, dry shampoo does exactly that, just not this product). Tresemme did a great job marketing this, so I thought the product would be great as well. It's awful. Not only does it not cleanse hair, it leaves it more weighed down and deposits residue on your locks. Instead of being an oil-absorbing powder (like most dry shampoos) it's a foam that does nothing. It feels like you've just applied mouse and you're left with oily, gunky hair. I have no idea why they developed the Fresh Start line and released it when it is such an obvious fail. I ended up needing to wash this product out of my hair the few times I used it (I gave it multiple tries, each time assuming I must be doing something wrong). Save your money and invest in a better product. Such a waste.
May 5, 2012
Try ELF's Zit Zapper instead
This helped my acne clear a day or two early, but at times it was extremely irritating. I've found that if I use a strong salicylic acid face cleanser first and apply this blemish stick after, the Burt's Bees actually burns my face and causes redness. However, when I use a more gentle cleanser, I don't have the same problem. ---> Update: I recently purchased elf's zit zapper blemish stick and it works so much better than this product (and elf's zit zapper is only $1). I absolutely recommend checking out elf's product first before trying Burt's Bees (I love the BB line, but elf has them beat on this product).
April 26, 2012
I didn't expect much from this product because it's only a $1 and I was already using Burt's Bees Blemish stick with OK results. I applied this product liberally to my pimples and was SHOCKED in the morning to see visibly better skin. One bump that had been painful and red had all but disappeared and my other pimples had gotten smaller overnight. I've been using it generously for the past week and it's really helped to clear my skin. I find it's great to use just as I'm about to breakout. I apply, let it dry, apply, let it dry... Doing this several times helps ensure a lot of the product absorbs into the skin. For such an inexpensive buy, it is completely worth it. This will be replacing my (much higher priced) Burt's Bees Blemish Stick. Elf's formula seems to have much more active ingredients and less alcohol than Burt's Bees-- not only does the elf formula work better, it also is more soothing and doesn't sting as much.
April 26, 2012