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Reviewer: burnedrose
Location:Niskayuna, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Laura
Date:05/20/2011
Most bang for your buck
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: lots of product, perfect combo
I've been trying to rid myself of horrid acne for years and years. I've used other acne "solutions" in the past, but nothing has been able to keep my skin free from any blemish as well as even out my skin tone.
This is a huge difference! My skin is smooth and I don't have any ruddiness in my cheeks and chin. I had a zit on my chin and it was gone - within two hours, by using a dollop of the VitA Plus. I've never seen such fast results before!
The best part is that you get a lot of product for your buck! When I opened the little brown box and pulled out the 8oz+ bottle of cleanser, I was surprised! This is a LOT of product! and the Vit A Plus is not lacking, either! I have a 3-5 month supply - since summer is coming up, I usually use these products every other day, since it creates sun sensitivity.
Another bonus is that the cleanser comes in different varieties. I chose the one for oily skin (as my skin oozes oil - it's disgusting) but I am also thinking of picking one up for my friend who also has an issue with acne, but she has dry skin!
BE gets an A++ from my face!
+10points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 10out of 10found this review helpful.
 
 Blendable Eye Collection: Fruit Smoothie
Blendable Eye Collection: Fruit Smoothie
Blendable Eye Collection: Fruit Smoothie
 
Reviewer: burnedrose
Location:Niskayuna, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Laura
Date:05/10/2011
Weird colors for fair skin
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: looks weird on fair skin, easy to blend
I own about 100 different eye colors, so this one was a little disappointing. The colors came out looking a bit weird on my fair skin. It made my eyes have a weird yellow cast to them that made me look slightly jaundiced. However, using them individually works a lot better. I use all the colors as my neutral base for my other eye shadows now, and it works out really well. They are also a little bit creamy in texture - they go on silky and then blend like a creme eyeshadow. I wish the colors were a bit more variant, though, and not all from the same palette.
+3points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 3out of 3found this review helpful.
 
 My Solution: Adult Anti-Blemish Kit
My Solution: Adult Anti-Blemish Kit
Achieve clear, confident skin without over-drying.
 
Reviewer: burnedrose
Location:Niskayuna, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Laura
Date:05/10/2011
Gets rid of zits, but the directions are confusing
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: works well, confusing directions
This works, without a shadow of a doubt. I've been using it for two weeks and my skin has never been clearer. My pore are smaller, there are no breakouts on my tzone and nothing is clogged up! My skin didn't even dry out!
The only issue I have is that the directions are confusing for some of the products. For the cleanser, you don't know if you have to add water to activate it and for some of the other parts, you aren't told to keep it on overnight/during the day or wash it off.
For the cleanser, I don't add water - I put it on, let it sit for about 2 minutes, then I use a DRY washcloth and remove it and then splash my face with water. For the stuff you use after the cleanser (the serum and the vit-a complex) I leave it on and don't take it off. I have to wait for the serum to dry and then I put on my makeup, although I feel like I am putting too many things on if I use my primer first, so I generally leave the primer off and just alternate days.
The moisturizer is one of the best I've ever used, by the way. Amazing product.
+6points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 7out of 8found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: burnedrose
Location:Niskayuna, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Laura
Date:05/09/2011
Amazing
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: works fast, burns a little, non drying
I have been trying to clear up my horrid acne for years now. It's been horrible. Just when I think it's gone *poof* another monster zit shows up. I bought the anti blemish kit, but ended up using just the cleanser and the Vit A Plus. My skin is smooth and perfect! I put it on at night and then, in the morning, any hint of acne is gone. I've been using this for a few weeks now and my skin isn't drying out or staying oily. It's perfect! The only down side is that is burns a little when you put it on, but that's when you know it's working.
+9points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 10out of 11found this review helpful.
 
 Prime Time Eyelid Primer
Prime Time Eyelid Primer
Prime Time Eyelid Primer
 
Reviewer: burnedrose
Location:Niskayuna, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Laura
Date:12/20/2010
On the fence
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: not good for oily skin, fabulous for long staying eye color
I love using primers for my super oily skin. My eyelids are especially susceptible to oil buildup. I am also a HUGE eyeshadow fanatic.
However, everytime I get a new product, I put it on a piece of white paper to see if it makes an "oil stain." The eye primer made the biggest one yet! It seems to be a heavily based oil product, so if you have oily skin, stay away!
That being said, I do use it a lot because I love how bold and bright it makes my eyecolors. It gives them a lot of POP and people compliment me on my makeup more now than ever.
I may buy it again, if BE makes a non-oil version.
0points
 
 Faux Tan All-Over Face Color
Faux Tan All-Over Face Color
Faux Tan All-Over Face Color
 
Reviewer: burnedrose
Location:Niskayuna, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Laura
Date:12/20/2010
not pleased with this product
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: too dark
I had the girls at the store use this product on me and it looked fabulous! I have such fair skin that I figured it could only add a little bit more color.
However, when I got home, I hated it. The color was too dark, it didn't blend well on my fair skin and it isn't even good as an eyecolor.
I won't buy this product again.
+6points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 6out of 6found this review helpful.
 
 MATTE SPF 15 Foundation - Fairly Light
MATTE SPF 15 Foundation - Fairly Light
Groundbreaking matte formula eliminates shine.
 
Reviewer: burnedrose
Location:Niskayuna, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Laura
Date:12/20/2010
Best foundation ever
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: perfect, great for oily skin, light, sometimes clogs pores
This foundation got me into BE. Now I have well over 300 different BE products in my bathroom!
For oily skin, this works wonders. It keeps the oil down. Those of us who have oily skin know that, no matter what you try, your skin will start to ooze oil at some point during the day. This foundation doesn't stop it - but it doesn't come off when your skin decides to wage an attack against your makeup. It also cuts down on how much oil my skin produces. I used to be able to touch my nose and have an actual residue on my finger from all the oil. Now, I don't get a residue, although there is oil - I just use the oil absorbing sheets, which also doesn't budge the makeup at all!
The only slight downside is I've noticed a bit more break outs along my cheekbones. I've managed to correct this by using the prime time oil control, so it's not an issue anymore.
+5points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 5out of 5found this review helpful.
 
 Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer
Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer
The oil-free version of our best-selling foundation primer.
 
Reviewer: burnedrose
Location:Niskayuna, NY
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Laura
Date:12/20/2010
Great for Oily skin - but don't put too much on!
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: easy to apply, great for oily skin, dries a bit weird
I love this! Like another commenter, I never thought I would use a primer daily, but I do now! My skin is obscenely oily - just touch my nose and you will get a residue of oil on your finger. I use this daily and not only does my makeup stay on, but it also prevents more oil from building up, especially in my T-Zone!
The only downside is that if I use too much of it, it starts to peel itself off my face, kind of like the way liquid latex peels off once it touches more latex. I found the perfect amount is three squirts - one for each cheek and one for my forehead. I rub it all over my face and then use whatever excess I have left over on my eyebrows, to groom them instead of using eyebrow mascara.
+11points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 11out of 11found this review helpful.
 
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 Sensitive Skin Continuous Renewal Serum
Sensitive Skin Continuous Renewal Serum
gentle treatment for healthier-looking skin
 
Watery vs. cream?
I received my bottle of Continous renewal serum as the storm of 2010 hit our area.
It was freezing temperatures. To my surprised, when I opened the bottle it was totally a liquid. I suspect a 'serum' might be liquid but it is not pleasant to put on my face and it feels like it is drying my skin. Since I can't return it, do you think the cold weather had anything to do with the contents of the bottle?
the serum, for me, was liquid, too. It's also the most drying ingredient in the kit. I find the vit-a complex works better since it doesnt dry out as much.
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burnedrose
3 years, 2 months ago
 
 The TEMPS: Wrinkle Filler & Deep Crease Relaxer
The TEMPS: Wrinkle Filler & Deep Crease Relaxer
erase the look of fine lines and wrinkles
 
I have dry skin, is this product ok to use?
I also would like to know if the aging formulation contains additional moisturizers for dry skin or would I need to mix the aging/dry skin formulations for a better result? Thank you for taking time to answer my questions.
Hmm. I wouldn't because I did notice some slight drying the first day or so and my skin is super oily. I could see it drying even more. However, the moisturizer that it comes with it amazing. It is the best moisturizer I've ever used because it doesn't make my skin oily and it really helped prevent any further drying from the chemicals. I guess, if you wanted to avoid the drying, I wouldn't use the renewal serum and stick just to the vit-a. I noticed the renewal serum is what was drying me out and the vit-a was great. It burned a little when I put it on, but it worked wonders.
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burnedrose
3 years, 2 months ago
 
Can you use the Vit A Plus clearing complex product alongside the Continuous Renewal Serum ?
Can you use the Vit A Plus clearing complex product alongside the Continuous Renewal Serum ?
I have, but it dried my skin out a bit. I use the clearing complex in the AM and the vit-a in the PM and my skin looks amazing.
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burnedrose
3 years, 2 months ago
 
 My Solution: Adult Anti-Blemish Kit
My Solution: Adult Anti-Blemish Kit
Achieve clear, confident skin without over-drying.
 
How Long does this last/How does it compare to Proactiv?
How would anyone say that this product stands up to Proactiv and the other competetors of its kind.
It's hard to compare, because they are set up differently. There is no toner or similar cleanser. The cleanser in this product is similar to Proactiv's repairing lotion. For me, proactiv was very drying. I find this product to not dry at all. I do reccomend slowly working your way into it, though. Also, don't skip on the sunscreen. I noticed that I got really badly burnt on my neck from laying out in the sun because I forgot to put the sunscreen on my neck.
I've also used the Clean n Clear and Neutrogena kits, which had no effect on ym acne at all and, in fact, made it worse. This is the only product that has worked for me.
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burnedrose
3 years, 2 months ago
 
 MATTE SPF 15 Foundation - Fairly Light
MATTE SPF 15 Foundation - Fairly Light
Groundbreaking matte formula eliminates shine.
 
Why are the matte colors different than the regular colors??
I have used fairly light and light in the regular foundation for years. I just bought a fairly light matte and it is much darker than my regular fairly light foundation. Why did the colors change?
I didn't notice much of a difference. I use fairly light as well, but I did notice the fairly light in regular had more of a sheen to it, like the finishing powders, so maybe the light reflection gives the illusion of being a lighter shade. Personally, I love the coverage of the matte better and it's easier for me to blend, but I also have extremely oily skin, so it works out in my favor.
Submitted by:
burnedrose
3 years, 2 months ago
 
How do you use the Clearing Complex in your daily regimen?
Do you use the Clearing Complex before or after you put your moisturizer on? Do you put BE makeup over it? Is it possible to use this before the Pure Transformation Night Treatment?
I put it on before my moisturizer and never put makeup over it, but that's because I use it only at night. I would use only one night treatment, thought, if I were you, because I wouldn't want to overdry my skin or put too much stuff on it.
Submitted by:
burnedrose
3 years, 2 months ago
 
I have a fair skin but its very sensitive to sun burn. Can I use this product?
I have a fair skin but its very sensitive to sun burn. Can I use this product?
I wouldn't because I noticed that it goes on too dark on fair skin.
Submitted by:
burnedrose
3 years, 7 months ago