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Origins Out of Trouble Mask Review

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Pros:

Smell of camphor makes me believe this is really working.

Really keeps its promises to reduce grease and works as anti-inflamatory.

Cons:

Take care on more sensitive areas, and avoid using where it is not needed, as is might dry out and stress the skin.

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Winter is coming, and that means bye bye glowey, healty, easy going skin.. And welcome increasingly greasy, grey skin with random pimple outbursts on cheeks, that never ever heal. Winter for me is tough, one should think that scandinavian genes would have prepared us for month on month with no sunlight… But winter always fucks up my skin. And while I cover up my unshaven legs in layers of pantyhoes and jeans, my face is the only thing I need to take care of. SO one of the things I struggle with during winter is greasy skin with the occasional pimples that wont go away.  In my search for a mask that actually shows results, I stumbled over this one. And let me say, it is efficient. Almost too efficient, by that I mean, it can be a bit harsh on the skin, so I only use it on trouble area (in my case forehead). Once a week, or when needed, and the effect is long lasting – but that I mean that it reduced grease and works in an anti-inflammatory way – making my skin less prone to break-outs.  This mask almost feels pharmaceutical withs its potpourri of all the famous ingredients, that say bye bye pimples and grease: zink oxide, salicylic acid, sulfur, and camphor! This smell just says, “this is working!”.

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Emma S. Treatment Enzyme Peel Review

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Pros:

Makes pimples and black heads disappear.

Cons:

The price.

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I have very soft skin, and rarely have problems with pimples. Though I have blackheads – but if I stay away from the mirror when I‘m wearing my glasses/lenses I actually don‘t see them (and don‘t try to squeeze them out). I have used peeling since I was 16 and I tend to use a cheap Russian scrub containing apricot shell powder – but this mask from Emma S has taken removal of dead skin cells to another level. I use it about 3-4 times a month, and my skin feels baby smooth afterwards. The peeling contains AHA acids and makes your skin tingle, though the package warns you that your skin can turn red I have never experienced that. I use it to remove excess oils and dead cells from my skin.

Since many of your like to read out reviews which aim at acne prone skin and what one does with such problems, I asked my sisters take on this peel which she also uses. She has had a lot of problems with oily skin, acne and blackheads (read more about it here) and here is her take on this mask: First and foremost, a person with acne is not allowed to exfoliate ones skin mechanically (aka with a scrub) but only with peelings – such as acids or enzymes. When I first used it I got surprised that my skin turned warm and red already after 30 minutes – since products this “strong” are usually sold at salons, and not in “regular” cosmetic shops. My face was red for a pretty long while after use – so don‘t use this one when you are heading out somewhere afterwards. After a few uses I saw that my blackheads were reduced in size, and the “small” pimples on my forehead disappeared. It has not changed anything in my acne situation – not for the better or for worst. But I really liked that I can use this chemical peel on my sensitive acne skin and feel and see some result. This peeling is expensive, but the tube lasted me for about 2-3 months when used 1-2 times a week..

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bareMinerals Matte Foundation Review

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Pros:

Fantastic coverage

Cons:

When you apply it with a brush you can get some residue on your clothes and surrounding (not good when you are wearing black.)

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I have always been sceptic to loose powder and foundation, thinking that if something is “loose” – it can easily disappear aka won‘t stay on for too long. But this powder has really been revolutionising for my oily, acne prone skin – this foundation covers up great – I have tried a shitton of foundations in my life time and this one is the only one which has covered up my pimples well, and stays on for long (not gone with the wind as I first thought). It is so easy to apply this foundation – its not sticky, its hygienic since one is using a brush. And it gets absorbed very easily. Not all stuff from bareMinerals is magic, read this review.

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Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup Review

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Pros:

The package lasts for loooong.

Cons:

Is‘t absorbed on naturally oily skin.

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I‘m the beauty fairy with the problem oily acne prone skin (read some of my previous reviews here and here – describing my journey looking for the best make-up for my pain in the a… skin). This foundation is supposed to be oil controlling and absorb shine, saying that is “wears beautifully all day”.  First and foremost it is not light-weighted (as promised) – but rather thick in its texture. Secondary it is not absorbed but rather travels my face on top of my natural oil – those of you who have oily skin you get this – for the rest of you lucky people: my make-up is moved around because this foundation does not absorb the oil at all. Thirdly if you use a powder on top of this foundation you look like horrible like the most unnatural one can look with make-up on ever. Not recommended unless its Halloween. This foundation together with the anti-blemish solutions make-up – are the two products Clinique make for problem prone skin – and honestly none of these two are good in my opinion. But I prefer the anti-blemish foundation to this one since it feels lighter on my skin and doesn‘t move around my face as much during the day.

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Clinique Foundation Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup Review

Pros:

A bottle lasts me for 7 months.

Cons:

Does not reduce outbreaks or blemishes at all.

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This foundation is a part of the Clinique series for us poor people suffering from pimples and oily skin. The foundation not only promises to cover all that sh…t up but also controls oily skin and treats blemishes. It should also help prevents future break-outs (its basically a make-up version of your mum which tells you to stop eating unhealthy and get some sleep and tadaaaa the outbreaks are gone and you are the prom queen). My verdict: the foundation is pretty heavy, which doesn‘t really give a natural look. Especially since I use a powder on top, which basically gives my skin a grey color when I‘m done caused by this heavy make-up overdose. It covers up my pimples though. I have unfortunately been using it for a few years (its an abusive relationship, I can‘t see the point and I can‘t get out), and it has not at all prevented any outbreaks or diminished my blemishing tendencies. A bottle lasts about 7 months, and I use it daily. Reading my own review I realise it is time to move on.

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bareMinerals Touch Up Veil Finishing Powder Review

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Pros:

The package is nice and has a big mirror.

Cons:

It is like applying dust to my face.

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After the hysteria surrounding the fantastic foundation from bareMinerals, I got curious. Being provided a discount from my local beauty supplier, I dashed for the powder, full of hope. So what happened? I got robbed and tricked, and now I‘m sad.

I really don‘t know where to begin: first and foremost, the sponge that comes with it is useless, a brush really does‘t work either – cause when yo apply It, it really feels like you are applying dust to your face. I almost started coughing when I first used it. It seriously feels like applying dramatic 1800th century white make-up in your face.  Everything you wear after applying this powder has to go to the washing machine straight away- since it too, looks all dusty afterwards..Most importantly: it really dries it my skin, which normally is super oily. I even got small dry cracks on my skin after I started using this powder (being very greedy and poor I didn‘t stop after I saw the poor effect but kept putting my skin through this). Also it doesn‘t look natural on at all.

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Review of Vichy Dermablend Total Body Corrective Foundation

Pros:

Really covers up well and still manages to look natural.

Cons:

Slightly drying and patchy.

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This is a thick highly pigmented foundation for body and face. Having suffered from acne which has left its scars, I found this foundation a true life-saver. Buying a nice top, which showed my cleavage and then breaking out on the day of the party where I planned on wearing it, but being able to still wear it since the foundation works so well – was a great confidence booster.

The foundation is fairly natural looking, though being very thick and can be used on both body and face. The price is reasonable and it covers up everything, from pimples, to eczema and varicose veins.  It is very long lasting, and only smudges when you sweat. Overall I truly love this foundation, since it really helped me out when I wanted to cover some of my teenage past up. Since this is a critical blog, I will of course list its minuses: it is slightly drying, exists in few shades, and due to its thickness it can be patchy. Also, if you are very fair skinned, even the “lightest” of the shades available can look orange on you. So please dear Vichy, make more shades so that more girls can dare wearing clothes without feeling self-conscious about skin irregularities ! I really believe that we should all embrace out inner beauty but having been through some acne hell of my own, I really appreciate that there is make-up out there which can help one to feel more confident.

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