BPGP: Follow-Up Review Roundup No. 2
Oct 30, 2014
When I review a beauty product, I use it for a minimum of two weeks before I write about it. If I like the product, I keep using it. Sometimes, after a few more weeks of use, my opinion about a product will grow or change. Here are some follow-up comments on a few of my recent reviews.
When I wrote my original review for the Foreo Luna Mini, I didn’t expect it to replace my Clarisonic. But it has.
There are no brushes to buy or change. It almost never needs a charge (300 uses on a single fill-up). The silicone is much easier to clean than the Clarisonic brushes, and it seems more sanitary as well. I still think the Clarisonic gives a deeper clean, but since I can use this product every day with virtually no increase in dryness and the lower carrying costs, the Foreo is the better option for me.
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer is the best drugstore product that I’ve ever purchased. The concealer isn’t heavy, but it covers well. As I mentioned in my original review, I buy two shades, a lighter shade for under-eye and one in my skin tone for concealing my acne. It’s a great buy.
When I purchased the Emjoi Divine Hair Remover, I thought that it would eliminate my need for waxing. It hasn’t. The epilator works well for touch-ups in between waxes, but removing hair from a large area is time-consuming. However, if you don’t like to wax, the epilator is still superior to shaving.
For the first few weeks of use, I loved Tata Harper’s Regenerating Cleanser. It exfoliated and cleansed, virtually eliminating the need for a separate purifying mask. The price was prohibitive, but it only took a little each wash, so I thought it might even out.
After a while, a breakout erupted like Kilauea on my chin, jaw and forehead. I stopped exfoliating to give my skin time to heal, and the breakout cleared. When I started using the cleanser again, the same thing happened. I’m not sure if I developed an allergy to one of the ingredients, but the tube was quickly donated to a friend without skin issues.