I've tried samples of the Origins Charcoal Mask and I bought the Glamglow Supermud mask a few months ago. I really love the Glamglow mask but it is a little on the expensive side. Before I repurchase it, I was just wondering if there are any major differences between the two masks?
I have been using It Cosmetics Makeup and the Murad Acne Starter Kit for more than two months. I have oily skin and most of my acne is on my cheeks and jawline. The Murad stuff seems to work a bit, but the acne isn't going away (one blemish turns into post-acne, and another pops up). What am I missing here?
Hello! I've made a purchase today, when i arribed home i try one of the creams and i didn't like ir, it is too geasy for my skin. Can i exchange it for another product if its opened? I do have my recipe with me. Its form south beach store. Thanks!
Mascara Madness is back at Nordstrom this Saturday the 23rd. Buy 2 get 1 free mascaras! The only "high end" mascara I have used is They're Real by Benefit, and I love it, but I wanna use this sale as an opportunity to try maybe some MAC or Clinique...really anything! I naturally have long lashes, just looking for a mascara that will really darken them and add volume, with no clumping or flaking. What mascaras do you recommend buying from Mascara Madness? What ones are you going to buy!? Thanks beauties
I recently turned 30 (yikes!) For two or so years I have been noticing breakouts on a regular basis; mainly chin or forehead area. I do touch my face often at work, but I wash my hands constantly. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin, and cannot use anything with soap, dyes, sacylic acid, etc. I have tried a lot during my 20's as a trial and error basis, and the only thing that seems to work is Aveeno calming wash. When I say my skin sucks, it does, and everything makes it irritated. I am ok with that, but need a spot treatment or a wash I use on a weekly/monthly basis. help!! Thanks!
Hello! To start off, I'm 24 and have dealt with acne since my early teenage years. I have combination oily skin,as well as some redness. I've been on acne medication since I was 17 (orally I take minocycline and also use a topical combination of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin). Because the topical medication is very drying, I only use it at night before bed. At night, unless doing a mask, exfolation, or a peel, I simply remove my makeup, cleanse, and apply my acne cream. I feel as if my skin has become stagnant and isn't really improving with all of the skincare products I feel I've invested in. I also can't seem to figure out when to apply a night moisturizer (before or after my acne cream?) nor have I found one that doesn't make me break out. Any advice on new products, or suggestions in rearranging my routine are highly appreciated! If it helps, here's my current routine: AM routine - - wash face with hands and warm water (I have found using a cleanser in the AM makes me oilier faster) - Lush's Breath of Fresh Air toner water - Mario Badescu oil-free moisturizer - Smashbox color adjusting primer PM routine - - remove makeup with Elf's cleansing cloths - cleanse with Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel (sometimes I'll use Fresh's soy cleanser for a more genlte cleanse) - benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin acne cream * on alternating nights I will exfoliate with Lush's ocean salt or use Glossier's mega greens mask. I also recently have been experimenting with peels and have enjoyed them thus far, but am not religious enough with them to notice a difference. Again, any advice or recommendations are super appreciated! Thanks in advance <3 P.S. As for product recommendations, I will only use those that are cruelty free.
I recently turned 21 this month. But I see my family members and genetically we age very badly at a very young age. I know we cant stop aging, but I would at least like to slow it down. What regime would best suit my age? I don't want to use retinol or anything like that. I already moisturize every morning. But besides that, any recommendations? I notice fine lines on my forehead and around my lips. Thanks!
I have bad ance where it goes all over my face and neck, my worst parts are my neck and forehead, i have dry skin bad acne flakyness on my forehead, I been using this clay mask it doesnt seem to work it makes my forehead even dryer stopped using it. i have oily skin. Even with my oily skin i still have the flaky dryness on my forehead n my cheek, i just dont get it i was looking at the bosica masks (i think i spelt it right), i dont know if those are good for my skin or are there any other products are good for my oily bad ance dry skin... i also tend to pick my dry forehead... PLEASE HELP ME!?!?!?! I am only 19 years old too
I'm looking for something extra to apply to my facial routine to help dodge blemishes and maintain a clear complexion. Any spot treatment I've given a try hasn't worked in the slightest so I figured I would try another approach. Have any of you tried a blemish serum or have any ideas of products that are most effective? Thanks in advance!!
I already have the Filmstar bronze & glow palette but looking into some of her other products. Does anyone have any experiences they would like to share esp with her Light Wonder Foundation, her blush and the Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder? I'm interested in getting these three things but still on the fence about taking the plunge! Please let me know, many BTers opinions have helped me out on products before Thanks in advance!
I was wondering if anyone here has experience with the Cane+Austin Body Retexture Pads. I'm looking for a body product that contains a chemical exfoliant and I want to stay away from heavy moisturizers, so I thought that these pads might be a good option. Unfortunately they're pretty expensive for experimentation purposes. I'd also be open to suggestions for other products. Thanks!
Hi, I'm looking to tweak my current skincare regimen. I'm 24 years old. As a teenager I never really had problems with my face, other than a random pimple here or there. But now I have pimples all over my forehead, down the sides of my temples, a couple on my cheeks close to my nose, and on my chin. My skin is combo. My T-zone is a bit oily and it shines. My cheeks are normal to dry. My main concerns are the pimples, my huge freaking pores, and the redness associated with post-zits. In the last week I've been tweaking my routine and I find my skin has been improving. I think I'm using the masks too often as now my cheeks are getting really dry in some areas and they weren't before. A lovely SA suggested that I add the Glamglow Supermud Cleanser, their masks, the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster, and an Ole Henriksen moisturizer (I forget the name and it wasn't clear on the sample). So my current skincare regimen is as follows: *Note, I don't have an AM routine. I usually just rinse off last's nights creams, apply a primer and do my makeup. I've been thinking of adding an AM routine lately but I'm not sure. **PM Routine: I remove my makeup using Philosophy's Purity Cleanser. I use Neutrogena's Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover for whatever eye makeup didn't come off. When I don't wear makeup I would use Boscia's Detoxifying Black Cleanser but now I've switched that out for Glamglow's Supermud Cleanser . If I'm doing a mask or exfoliation, here is where I'll do it. Before the tweak I had been using MAC's Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator . Once a week I use Boscia's Luminizing Black Mask . Since the tweak, I haven't used the MAC exfoliator and I've been using both the Glamglow Youthmud and Supermud masks every other day together. On the other day I would use Origins Clear Improvements Active Charcoal Mask . As a toner I use Boscia's Clear Complexions Tonic . I've recently added a serum, Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster . Then I apply Boscia's No Pores No Shine T-Zone Treatment . For a moisturizer, I was using Philosophy's Hope In A Jar for winter and in the summer I use Boscia's Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel . Now, I'm trying out the Ole Henriksen one that was recommended to me. When my cheeks are really dry I use Glamglow's Thirstymud mask . For an eye cream, I'm not using anything special, just going through the tons of eye cream samples that I have. And finally I apply The Body Shop's Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion . I was thinking of adding more things from Boscia's Clear Complexion line. I've also heard good things about Murad, Ole Henriksen, and Fresh. So I'm just looking for suggestions on products I can add to my routine based on my skincare needs. Also I'm not sure where to start with a morning routine. Thanks!
I know it is quite sad and demented that I bought all four but I absolutely love this line! I was dying to try all of these as I have been a Philosophy Purity lover for years but I honesty can not believe the difference in my skin after switching to only the GlamGlow cleansers and rotating between the different masks. Tip: I find that wetting my face beforehand is a must to work up a nice lather and not strip my skin. I find applying to dry skin as stated on the bottle does not work for me. I also just use 1-1/2 pumps per application. Anything more than that, is just a waste of product on my skin. With rotating these cleansers for about a week in both morning and night, I feel my skin has never looked or felt better. Not only are my blackheads gone, but I feel my pours look smaller. My skin is just incredibly clear as well! I feel as though I have said goodbye to purity forever! I left everything else in my daily routine the same during this week trial and only took out purity. I feel now that purity actually caused more breakouts and didn't deeply cleanse my skin. Supermud Cleanser: I really feel I might actually like this better than the mask. As long as I apply like I described above, don't have any dryness at all. I find that it really does keep my skin clear although I really do feel as though all the cleansers do that for my skin. I find the actual mask can be a bit drying. Thristymud Cleanser: I actually like this better than the mask. With the mask I almost feel a sticky feeling. With this cleanser, my skin just feels smooth and hydrated. Absolutely love the coconut scent! OMG! Powermud Cleanser: Absolutely love this cleanser! The mask is my favorite too! I feel this cleanser really balances out my skin out as I do tend to be on the oily side. I use many oil free skincare and makeup products as they work well for my sensitive acne prone skin. Youth Cleanse: I was a bit afraid of this cleanser because of the bad reviews. I honestly saw an overnight difference in texture on my skin. I absolute could not believe it. This was surprising to me as the Youth Mask has been my least favorite in the GlamGlow mask line! Sephora did not send me any of these products and all were bought with my own money!
Hi! I have struggled with cystic acne throughout high school and now that it has slowed down.. I am now struggling with the large pores and acne scars it has left behind. Anyone know high coverage primer/foundations or anything that can cover these imperfections?
I've had acne for years, and I only ever found one product when I was like 16 my derm prescribed that helped but it got discontinued.i have tragically oily skin too. I've gotten my skin to an okay point using cera ve cleanser and moisturizer and witch hazel toner. I don't get many new break outs now in general. But as soon as I apply a foundation, primer, or even just a setting powder to smooth me out a little I flare up within the hour. I've been not wearing makeup for a month because I couldn't take it but I love makeup and it's making me sad. Any brand suggestions? I'm looking for more light coverage like the bareskin. I'll list what I've tried below tarte Amazonian clay powder foundation (I'm absolutely in love with this because it caters to my peach undertone) bareskin bareminerals bareminerals powder revlon colorstay liquid (this broke me out like crazy and was also too cool toned to look natural on me) MUFE HD invisible coverage it cosmetics(both powders and the liquid)
I'm thinking about buying this new foundation but I don't now which color to choose. My skintone number is 3Y09. Can you give me advice which color Is the best one for my skintone? Does anyone already has tried this Lancôme Miracle Cushion and are you satisfied about the results?
SO I got a spa gift card for mothers day ( yay my honey! lol ) and i am debating getting my first actual professional facial. What are everyones expereiences with them? Or should i just stick with a mani/ pedi?
You may have read some of my other posts describing the changes I've made to my skincare routine and how it's made my skin look more radiant and helped it recover from a breakout episode. While I'm loving the results, I have noticed that I am getting random breakouts here and there. Some of them come out of absolutely nowhere (on a spot on my face where nothing was there before), and a few of them replaced what was previously a trapped whitehead/clogged pore (not acne, not inflamed nor red). They are mainly around my t-zone (where I WOULD get the odd breakout). These breakouts don't typically come to a head and they usually go away on their own in a few days. They're a little painful at their largest and reddest, but not excruciating and nothing a little concealer can't fix. I'm wondering if this is the result of the resurfacing that my skin is going through with the BHA/AHA I'm using (I use Paula's Choice 2% BHA every night and a 5% glycolic lotion on top of that once every 2-3 days)...impurities are surfacing to the skin and some of them are getting a little infected hence the breakout? I'm not sure. Overall my skin looks great besides the odd breakout, it is radiant, smooth, buttery soft and less greasy than before I started incorporating AHA/BHA in my routine, but I'm hoping in a few weeks my skin will return to its breakout-free state. I don't think these are allergic reaction breakouts since I am getting them where I get breakouts (vs. a few weeks ago when I got tiny bumpy breakouts along my jawline--I never break out there). What was your experience with AHA/BHA for the first little while? I don't believe in the so-called "purge" phase, but did your skin take some time getting used to the acid(s)?
My beautiful daughter has small asian like eyelids. I have always applied my artliner above my lash line but she learned to apply her cream liner with an angled brush along her tight line. She started wearing contacts so the tight line is now an awkward thing. Does anyone have a skinny liner that won't cover her entire lid or any technique to suggest ? She wants to use it for prom this weekend for prom! Thanks for your help!