Review for: N30 (light to medium light skin w/neutral undertones) more...
When I first used this I liked it. It didn't irritate my sensitive skin, and it has pretty good coverage, and the finish was natural to satin. The shade range is awesome with a variety of undertones. However, after wearing it a few times I've decided I don't like it. No matter how moisturized my skin feels before I apply this foundation, my skin feels dry as soon as this product sets. It also doesn't completely cover the redness of the apples of my cheeks, and some of my skin texture is emphasized. I applied this foundation with a brush and a sponge, and there's a particular way I have to use it to make it look good: I squeeze a little bit out onto my finger, swatch that onto my face, and then blend with a sponge. Normally I put foundation on the back of my hand, dip my sponge into the product, and then apply it to my face, but when I tried that with this foundation it looked patchy and was difficult to blend. It's a shame because I really love this brand, but this foundation just doesn't do it for me.
Like everyone who uses the Toleriane line, I have incredibly sensitive and reactive skin. It's also dry, and it dries out more when I sleep. Normally I use the CeraVe lotion, but since I like the LRP cleanser so much I decided to try their moisturizers. This cream nicely restores the moisture back into my cheeks without being heavy or irritating. My t-zone is not oily in the morning, and my cheeks feel very smooth. It seems like such a small bottle but it will last me a few months. I actually like how compact it is because it makes it easy to travel with. Now that the colder months are approaching, I'll have to see if this moisturizer holds up as well as it does now, but I completely recommend this product and this entire line. The only thing I don't like about LRP is that they're not cruelty free, but since my skin is so temperamental, I have to push my ethics aside.
I'm allergic to chemical sunscreens, and I have combination-dry skin that's prone to eczema outbreaks and dermatitis. I also suffer from adult acne, especially on my chin. Basically, my skin sucks. Because it is so sensitive, it's very important for me to wear sunscreen, but I just hate it so much for my face. This one, however, is the ONLY sunscreen I've liked applying to my face. It's light, the tint cancels out any ashy or white effects due to the titanium dioxide, and my skin doesn't react to this. At $30, it's extremely expensive IMO, but it's just so nice I don't care how much it costs. My years of searching for a good face sunscreen are over!
This is a very long review. I can't make up my mind on this product. I was really excited to try it after reading all of the great reviews. I like the ingredients, and I love that it's cruelty-free. But the first time I applied it I used a flat top kabuki brush (Morphe G7), which is the same brush I use to apply my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. I noticed that it started pilling, so that was no good. The next time I applied it I used my fingers, and it was a no go; I still had pilling problems. I also waited a few hours in between applying regular moisturizer and this product to make sure that the pilling wasn't due to product build-up on my face. After researching online, I read some reviews that said the best way to apply Complexion Rescue was with the BM Smoothing Face Brush which was designed specifically for this product. Normally I would never buy a special brush just for one product, but I decided to invest in it anyway. I dabbed a few drops of Complexion Rescue over my face and gently buffed it in with the Smoothing Face brush, and I didn't have any problems with pilling. It looked fantastic! It covered my redness, left a smooth and natural finish, and looked really healthy. It also didn't leave my t-zone as oily as my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, which was why I bought the BM one in the first place. However, I took off a star because you need to use the BM brush, and that brush is $30. Although it's a one time expense, it's the principle of the matter that I don't like. I wore this product a few more times, loved the way it looked, but noticed it didn't last as long on my skin as the Laura Mericer one does. Oh well, no big deal, I thought, since I usually only wear makeup when I have to go to my one class at 5:30. Since I've started to focus on taking the best care of my skin as possible, I've been trying to wear less makeup. Plus, I'm a second year grad student and don't have the energy to go through my entire makeup routine everyday. This product seems to check off every thing I was looking for, but here's why I took off another star: it broke my skin out. I have combination-dry, extremely sensitive skin that's prone to eczema and dermatitis. Complexion Rescue did not aggravate those problems, but it did leave me with pimple-like bumps on my cheeks, underneath my cheekbones. When I took my makeup off at the end of the day, washed my face, and applied moisturizer before going to bed, I noticed the bumps. When I woke up in the morning, however, they were gone. I didn't think much of this since my skin is so reactive, until it kept happening. On days where I didn't wear this product I didn't have this problem. So I don't know what's up with this. I'm going to return it to Ulta and try another brand. I would completely recommend this product, however, because it does look fantastic, it has great ingredients, and most people don't have such temperamental skin like mine, but ONLY if you want to invest in the brush. If not, which is completely understandable, then I'd try to find something else.
There is nothing special about this shampoo. It's very moisturizing, and it does not lather, but it's so hydrating that my hair has zero volume and I have to wash it more frequently. I also experienced a lot of hair fallout when using this product. It's way overpriced for a shampoo that's no better than Suave.
When I first tried this product over a year ago, it was one of the only products that helped the tightness and flakiness of my cheeks. I purchased the full size a few days ago and used it at bedtime only on my cheeks. However, after only 2 applications, I woke up with milia on my right cheek right by my nose. While that's not a desirable outcome, it does mean that this product is hydrating- it's just too hydrating! I gave it 3 stars because it does work, a little goes a long way, it's not irritating, and I think it's pretty affordable for how much product you get. If you have incredibly dry, flakey, sensitive skin, I totally recommend this. Maybe I'll try it again in the winter.
I wanted to love this so badly. For years I've been dying to try this product, and I finally decided to purchase it a few days ago. I have to return it, though, because it irritated the mess out of my skin. There's quite a bit of rose oil in this, and lavender as well. I had a feeling I could be sensitive to those products, and now I know that I am. Immediately after applying to my face, my skin turned red and bumpy. It took 2 days for the inflammation go away- two long, painful days. There's equal amounts of research that either support or refute rose and lavender's irritating qualities, so if your sensitive to fragrance, have eczema or rosacea like I do, I would stay away from this.
Just like all Gain products, this smells amazing. Combine this with the laundry detergent and your clothes will smell great all day long. Whenever I use Gain I get a ton of complements on the smell of my clothes, which I didn't even think people noticed.
I love this stuff. I drink this for breakfast every morning and I can't get enough of it. If I could I would drink it all day long. It tastes just like a chocolate milkshake. I do think it's a little pricey for how much you get, however. I also like to add it into my breakfast smoothies. Combine this with vanilla soymilk yogurt and frozen strawberries to get a delicious, dairy free smoothie.
This brush is just ok. I don't notice it applying makeup any more sheer than a regular blush brush, so if you already have a decent brush I wouldn't spend the $10 on it. It also feels kind of cheap, which I can't say for other Ecotools brushes. It is soft though, and I love that the company is environmentally friendly and cruelty free.