By - breadprincess
First aid beauty ultra repair cream. I am 100% sure they changed the formula because it just feels watery and not hydrating enough. Switched to la roche posay toleriane
They 100% did! And added fragrance and essential oils etc
They’ve always unnecessarily had eucalyptus oil as one of the last ingredients, I have an old bottle from over 6 years ago and you can also look up old reviews. They haven’t added anything other than changing the ceramide, which some people may find not as moisturising.
This one makes me so sad 😢 I get it during Black Friday, and its so cheap for $15 for a huge bottle. I don't think I've found another good moisturizer that is good + decently priced. However my last bottle if the new formula was horrible, not hydrating, made my skin feel tight, and would sometimes sting.
Same happened to me! I find La Roche Posay Dermallegro cream really good.
Nooo! I was waiting to buy a FAB stash on Black Friday, I got the toleraine in the meantime because i found it on sale. I like it, but not as much as FAB
My SO has been using this cream for 4 years and it did change. They replaced the eucalyprus water to eucalyptus oil and cheapened the ingredients. It also gains 2 $ more expensive each year....
I want to get the Skinfix one for him to try but that sh..is expensive af lol
Ugh! I hate when companies do that to products. P.S. skinfix has a value set right now that comes with a full size refill and a hand cream. Looks like a good deal compared to the full size cream alone
They changed their cleanser, hydration serum, and ultra repair cream formulas. Super disappointing, I used their products for years and now only rarely.
CeraVe Hydrating cleanser. Turns out my skin legit hates ceramides bc every time I use anything with ceramides I get bumps all over my face.
Also I stopped purchasing Too Faced Born This Way foundation. It's def a HG for me in formula and I've gone through about 2-3 bottles of it but it's gotten too expensive and I need to buy mixers to get a match I'm happy with so it ends up being more expensive. If I need to mix I'd rather just buy drug store.
JW are you sure it’s not fatty alcohols (cetearyl/cetyl alcohol or caprylic triglycerides?
) high on the ingredients list? I cut these out and my skin has improved so much. I use the Aveeno oat gel moisturizer or Tatcha Water cream with no issue. [edit: I’ve had similar suspicions in the past, but then I tried the Garden of Wisdom Ceramide Serum with 0 issue - in fact my skin loved it).
I'm currently using the cosrx snail mucin cream and that contains fatty alcohols and caprylic triglycerides and my skin is at it's normal state with it's regular break out spots, so I don't think it was those. I stopped using ceramides about 2-3 years ago where as the cream I've started using last year. I do know they're very common problem ingredients for people though. :(
Dang yea… well, at least you know what’s causing the issue now. I remember finding the cause for me was a lot of $$$ and experimentation!
I can use the cleanser but not the cream on my face, spots when I don't normally have any
Is that why CeraVe creams give me bumbs that take forever to disappear?
I can't say for certain but when I stopped using the CeraVe cleanser my face cleared up everywhere except my usual spots, and then I started using Vanicream Moisturizer (the one in the tube, not the tub) which also has ceramides and the same thing happened. Given how bland both of those products are I'm just gonna assume it was the ceramides doing it.
i've come to learn that too faced foundations seem so yellow. i have more of a pink undertone and it just never works
Glossier Lash Slick. Absolutely beautiful mascara but dries out really quickly. Plus not easily accessible.
Same. I replaced it with CoverGirl Lash Exact.
Does it have the same tubing / lengthening quality lash slick does?
It's definitely more of a lengthening than a volumizing mascara. I can't really tell if it has a tubing effect, but the waterproof version is just as long-lasting on my lashes as Lash Slick was.
What did you get instead? I love how Lash Slick is more subtle and not cakey, but like you said it dries out too fast. I also love Besame's mascara, but it's not waterproof.
I use the L’Oréal beauty tubes! It’s heavier for sure, but I like it a lot.
The closest thing I’ve found personally to Lash Slick is the Blinc original tubing mascara. It may be a tiny bit more heavy going on, but it still looks very natural and never smudges for me.
Oh, I really liked that mascara! I got a sample of it from Sephora a loooong time ago and I think I bought one full-sized tube after that because I liked it so much. I've never tried Lash Slick, but I've always suspected I'd like it, and this makes me think it more.
But every time I go to Glossier's website I end up abandoning my cart. I like buying things in person now!
They are coming to Sephora early 2023!
I feel the same way about L'Oreal Lash Paradise. I really like that mascara, but it dries out in like two weeks. It's pretty cheap, but at that rate I might as well be buying a department store mascara.
I stopped buying KVD Tattoo liner after I got two in a row that were dried out. I just can't spend money to hassle with that.
I started doing liner and wings with eyeshadow anyway and I only use liquid liner in between lashes so Nyx liquid liner will do the job.
The trick is to wash the tip with water and rinse it out. I got one that i opened and it had no ink until i ran it in water and washed out the "dried up gunk, possibly dried liner fluid" on the brush and once its cleaned the ink will come out and its good as new.
They did something to that liner, I had 2 many moons ago that were literally the best eyeliner I ever had, then I took a break and got another and it was god awful: smudged easily and dried so fast.
I had the same experience and couldn’t get the line right while using it. I have found I struggle with almost all felt tips no matter how fine they are. My favorite liquid liner (I have hooded eyes, combo skin) is the [elf one](https://www.elfcosmetics.com/expert-liquid-liner/200052.html?dwvar_200052_color=Jet%20Black&cgid=eyes-eyeliner#gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlv_PnrO4-gIVChpMCh0PaQeSEAAYASAAEgLPbfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&start=8)! Can’t beat the price too. If you swipe the brush against the side of the lid like you would to get excess nail polish off, you can make the brush so thin for very precise lines.
They dry out way faster than other brands for me but literally every other brand sticks to my eyes
Have you tried loreal voluminous superstar? Does not budge on me all through my serving shift. You have to let it dry down for a min though.
NARS Radiant concealer. I feel like the shade wasn’t perfect and I was going through it way too fast. I’m not shelling out $30 every two months for concealer.
One of the NARS concealer shades was a perfect match for me, but I had the same $30 way too often problem. So sad.
Me and the Chantilly shade. It's literally perfect but I can't pay that much for concealer and I need whole face evening which I can't find a foundation that's the same shade as Chantilly. So I'll be sticking with my elf and colourpop concealers and whatever tinted moisturizer I currently have to try.
I found the Dior concealer to be a really good alternative to the NARS! It comes in a bigger bottle and actually works out (slightly) cheaper IIRC- might be worth considering if you liked the formula:)
This was my favourite and I also got sick of paying for it. I’m rotating through a few different ones now - none are as good, but it’s not that serious. I barely need concealer anyway.
Absolutely no concealer has any business being $30. I refuse to touch it on principle lmao
Glossier Boy Brow - this was previously my most repurchased item, but then I ventured out and tried other brow gels and realized I wanted more hold! I'm thoroughly off the Boy Brow wagon now, begrudgingly trying to use it up, but I'm never happy with it lol I think I've just convinced myself to destash it from my collection
What do you like more?
Oh interesting. I like the gel to have a tint to it personally so I don’t think this will work for me.
I’m also following this question. I tried the elf one and wasn’t a fan.
Yeah I feel like I’ve tried them all. I didn’t like the elf one either
What didn’t you like about it? I’m considering buying it.
I find it very dry and doesn’t hold my brows in place as much as boy brow does.
Interesting. I feel like the glossier one is way too wet. It's not drying enough and my brows aren't held up at all. My HG formula for a while was the EMCosmetics one but there isn't enough product in the container.
I tried the Elf one recently from a rec from this sub and it's ok. Not bad for $5 really.
I'm currently trying out the Kosas Air Brow and I really like it so far. While it didn't seem as dry as the EM or Elf one, it holds my brows better, very interesting since my brows kind of point down.
Tagging /u/foliels in case you haven't tried the Kosas one.
I actually got a kosas sample of the brow gel with some Sephora points. I need to pull that out to try.
I haven't tried Glossier for a comparison, but I just find the elf Wow Brow to be too messy (on the spoolie) and have poor hold.
The formula would make more sense in a squeeze tube packaging to use on an angled brush to fill in the brows, like MUFE Aqua Brow. This is more or less how I used up the remainder---I would take my angled brush and run it along the spoolie, and then set it all with a clear product.
I have crazy thick Turkish brows- Benefit 24 Brow Setter is god tier. I've repurchased countless times
I like this one - I feel the only next step up is strong hold hair gel
The thing is I do enjoy it and the hold is really good! I just got tired of scraping the applicator and accidentally getting product on the skin around my brows. I might still get another tube of it. Boy brow is good but I find that it runs out so quickly for me
Yes I use boy brow too and would love to know if something better out there
I'm actually happy with the essence make me brow. I wish they made one in black though.
I’ve tried that one and didn’t like it. Nyx thick it stick it is pretty good tho but I don’t like how large the wand is.
I love the Kosas brow gel
I’ve tried a sample of this and liked it but it’s more expensive than boy brown so I didn’t think it would be a worthwhile switch
Yeah I don’t love the price but I have personally found it to apply more evenly with a less “wet” texture, better hold, and the tube doesn’t dry out as fast (surprisingly, since so many other Kosas products go bad so quickly)
Edit: Have you tried any Asian brow gels? I’ve heard good things about Kiss Me Heavy Rotation and Hince Brow Shaper
NYX Wow Brow in Neutral Brown was my replacement for the brown Boy Brow.
I'm a huge fan of NYX Control Freak brow gel. It's got good hold and is a very reasonable price. I've gone through so many tubes, and sometimes I'll venture out and try other brands, but I've always come back to this.
I will say ABH's brow gel has stronger hold, but I'm not paying that type of money for a brow gel lol.
I'm getting suspicious that our experience and preference are so much alike. Have I been sleepreditting or something? LOL.
I was also not super happy with Boy Brow. I love how it's thickish and accentuated my brow hair as I have few and the few I have are very thin. But the hair on the arch of my right brow grow downward and Boy Brow did not keep them up.
Moved on to Tom Ford but still not happy. Tried Sisley, Kosas, Essence, ABH, Rose Inc (clear one tho) and didn't like any (I feel like I am forgetting one or two more). I am using NYX Thick It Stick It now and am very happy with it but still feel it can still be improved.....
😂 beauty doppelgangers!
ISEHAN Heavy Rotation Coloring Eyebrow Mascara became my HG after first trying Glossier Boy Brow and ELF Wow Brow, which are both mediocre comparatively. Heavy Rotation has nice hold and is very long-lasting, resistant to lots of sweating from 90F+ temps lately. The major cons are that it can be hard to find because it’s a Japanese product (I buy from YesStyle and at a Japanese supermarket) and the shades run relatively warm-toned since Japanese usually dye their hair in warm colors, though I’ve had good luck with 08 Ash Gray. (I’m Brown in Glossier and Deep Brown in ELF.)
ABH Brow Wiz. I got so sick of the spoolie breaking off the end and the NYX version is $7. I've probably purchased the ABH version 10+ times but no more.
The spoolie issue on Brow Wiz really gets me. How can almost every other manufacturer of this very basic item make a brow pencil that doesn't break on its own, yet here we have ABH charging over $20 and never addressing it.
I've been having the same issue with the Haus Labs pencil (from when it was sold on Amazon---not sure if it's fixed now with the Sephora re-design). I just glue the spoolie down with lash glue immediately whenever I crack open a new pencil.
I was using this for a couple of years and then I got like 2 in a row that broke. Actually break is an understatement - the part around the spoolie just spontaneously shattered for no reason. I switched to something else and I've gone back to them just to use up my stash and haven't had another broken one since. I wonder if they had a bad batch or if it's a recurring problem. I still love the formula, but the packaging issue is stupid. People have been complaining for years.
I also love the Elf brow lift pencil (taupe is an even better match for me), but gave up using that because the plastic cap on the spoolie breaks really easily. That one is only $2 but it bothers me just as much as the ABH, lol.
Hahaha this was going to be mine as well. I'm cheap and I found some drugstore options that work just as well for me. I've gone with Milani and W3LL People. The W3LL People eyebrow pencil is really nice, I love it! I like the Milani pencil as well.
I have never had the spoolie break on me, though! I've heard a lot of other people say this too, but somehow I just never had it happen to me.
maybe i’m just too rough with mine but it’s happened with probably 90% of them over the course of years. because they were my first tiny eyebrow pencil purchase i felt loyal, but not anymore!
Hada Labo Gokujyun Foaming Cleanser has been reformulated and the new one is not working as well for me. On the hunt for a new cleanser.
Previously: used CeraVe AM and PM lotions for *years* before realizing that niacinamide gives me closed comodones.
Oh nooo I freaking loved that Hada Labo cleanser
Vanicream gentle facial cleanser is really wonderful. It’s very plain, nothing fancy or exciting, but the product itself is great. Best face wash I’ve ever used. It cleanses but my skin never feels dry or tight after, a little goes a long way so it lasts forever, no fragrance, feels really nice to use, and is also like $9.
I love a $9 cleanser, thank you for the recommendation!
I’m finishing my current tube of the CeraVe Ultra-Light SPF 30 that I’ve been using for several years but won’t repurchase. I love the weightless, invisible feel but despite using a ton of it, it just doesn’t seem to cut it as a sunscreen; I end up with too much redness compared to similar products. Even my Coola SPF 30 setting spray seems to give me better protection. So although I hate to give it up, it’s time to move on.
This was the only face sunscreen I used for years, but I stopped repurchasing it this summer. I liked how lightweight it felt but I live in a dry climate and it wasn't moisturizing enough on its own. I'd use more pumps but that didn't work well, so I'd layer it with a moisturizer but then have to repurchase 2 products...I was over it.
Elf holy hydration moisturizer with SPF 30. I loved how glowy and fresh my face looked after applying it. I loved the way my makeup looked on top of it. But then I noticed around the time I repurchased it that my skin began having horrible breakouts on my neck, chin, and cheeks. I rarely get breakouts and couldn’t figure out what was going on until I thought I would try to take a break from it for a few weeks and my skin has been clear ever since!
I love this spf and repurchase because I can't be bothered finding a different one. It doesn't break me out but if I ever get it even close to my eyes it MURDERS THEM ALL DAY
This is not a dedicated sunscreen. Please look into a separate spf sunscreen product.
This happened to me! Also with the juvias place skincare trying to figure out what exact ingredients is causing it. Have you managed to figure out what the issue was for you?
Age rewind concealer. It seems after they added colors and changed numbers, they got rid of the color that I used. The one it was replaced with is too yellow and the one above it is too light.
Oh yeah, this too. The formula has changed and doesn’t cover squat.
I’m glad you mentioned that because I had been feeling like it wasn’t covering as well as before but I didn’t know if it was because of the shade difference. Lame!!
Well that explains a lot! I repurchased it and ended up tossing my last one cause it wasn't doing it for me. And I almost never throw things away.
noooooo so sad :(
Cover Girl Simply Powder, now known as Clean Powder Foundation. Bought it for 25 years. Stopped after the Coty buyout when the formula changed and the coverage became nil.
I switched from using shaving gel to shower oil. My skin has gotten a lot drier as I've gotten older and shaving creams/gels were wreaking havoc on my poor underarms.
Which oil do you use? This seems so luxe
Fellow oil lover. I really like the Nuxe one, mostly for the scent. Previously used the Tree Hut ones but the fragrances were a bit nauseating. The only other two I've seen are Bioderma and L'Occitane
The L'Occtiane one was my first introduction and my God is it good.
I personally love the Bioderma one. I go through shower oil pretty quickly and you can buy this one in a full liter size for a decent price.
Same here! I've also used Vitabaths, Soap and Glory, and Avon used to have one that was pretty good. In a pinch, I'll use jojoba oil.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I was working on finishing a tube of the Milani primer and intending to go back to TFSI, but then they repacked and used the opportunity to halve the product volume while maintaining the original price. Not paying effectively twice the price for the same product.
I didn't like the Milani primer very much but I tried the tinted Nyx one and it's pretty decent. Much better than the Milani one imo and the bit of tint is nice enough I'll use it to blur out my eyelid veins if I don't want to do full eyeshadow or concealer and powder.
I'm currently liking the NARS primer a lot, but I'll keep the Nyx one in mind!
I've never tried the NARS because I was scared I'd love it lol
Peter Thomas Roth Hyaluronic Cloud Cream- it works great and makes my skin super soft, but the combo of fresh rose toner and Colourpop/Fourth Ray oat milk moisturizer does the job just as well for wayyy cheaper.
I really like the cloud cream but I only ever get it as a point perk at Sephora AU when it turns up. The price of buying a full sized one hurts the hip pocket too much.
Fourth Ray is colourpop's brand?? I had no idea, I love the serums.
Clinique DDMG. I used to use it in college, but tried other products when I entered the workforce and now when I got another bottle on sale, it caused my skin to be so dry and flaky. I am not sure if they changed their formulation or my skin has developed some sort of allergy to one of the ingredients.
Stila Liquid Liner in black runs out too fast. Sometimes my sister will get straight-up dried-out liners. I switched to Rare Beauty.
The brown one does too. So glad Bobbi Brown finally brought back the gel eyeliners so I could replace my grody Espresso.
The Rare Beauty one is so good!
I have bought several bottles of the Indie Lee CoQ10 Toner and I don’t think I’ll purchase it again. I just discovered the I’m From Rice toner and I like the soothing feel of it so much better, plus it’s cheaper and significantly more hydrating. I’m probably getting plenty of CoQ10 from the Inkey List serum at a fraction of the price as well. I haven’t paid full price for the Indie Lee but even on sale, I don’t see myself going back for more.
The I'm From Rice toner is an amazing product, I'm kinda mad I didn't buy it sooner tbh.
Lol I know right? Such a good product. Have you tried any of their other fragrance free items?
Oops, sorry for the essay, I have very strong opinions about this and a massive skincare obsession 🤣
**TL;DR I've tried the mugwort essence, it's a great product, but not as good as the rice toner! And if you were interested in mugwort, Missha Artemisia is better imo but I've only tried the old version so far**
The rice toner is a bit more expensive than my other toners but I've decided it's just worth it, I'm From Rice plus Cezanne Deep Moisture Skin Conditioner (weirdly similar, much more watery, has HA and ceramides) is my ride or die combination! The Cezanne is so good and ridiculously cheap and it's gigantic so everything gets compared to that in terms of value and efficacy.
Yeah, I've got their Mugwort essence but that's the only other one I've tried. I thought some kind of mugwort/artemisia was totally essential for me and I've done 3/4 of a bottle of that plus 2/3 of a bottle of Missha Time Revolution Artemisia essence.
I find the I'm From Rice toner much more brightening than the I'm From Mugwort essence and I just think it's the nicer product - although the mugwort is meant to be more calming.
None of the I'm Froms brighten like the Missha (mugwort is low glow but can be boosted, rice is medium glow and can be boosted, Missha is full on radiant) but the Missha has been reformulated and I'm waiting for the replacement in the post! So the jury is out for now.
Second edit: the rice toner is hydrating, the other two help your skin hold on to hydration but don't hydrate like the rice toner does!
I'm especially obsessed with ferments and brightening so that's why I have very strong and detailed opinions 🤣 like, I've never had glowy skin in all my 40 years on this planet, even when I was in my 20s (I had totally normal skin and so I didn't do a single thing to it regularly or even often). But now I've discovered that my skin can properly glow so I'm hooked. Goodbye bank balance!
Wow this is so much good info, thank you for the recommendations! You are far more informed on this than I am; I’ve never read anything specific about Mugwort and Artemisia, but I’m going to look into it!
I’m turning 50 next month, and I also think my skin looks better than it has in many years, even with the extra lines. I only used to use two products; Shikhai Borage Therapy facial cleanser and Borage Therapy moisturizer, for 2 decades up until about two or three years ago. Now I’m mostly focused on nightly retinol/retinal, daily spf, and hydration. I am still pretty experimental when it comes to peptides and antioxidant serums. I don’t do a lot of exfoliating because glycolic and lactic acids are painful. Unfortunately my other big concern is with broken capillaries- and from what I’ve heard there’s nothing topical that can be done about those. But I am really enjoying both the self-care/ritual aspect and the benefits of treating my skin to a buffet of nice products every day, and with Korean skincare there still so much left to learn.
I’ve been using the Hanskin Hyaluron essence, and because I started with two giant 10oz bottles of it, I haven’t tried any other essences. I was about to purchase the Haruharu toner, wanting to try a fermented rice product - but they had a ton of lavender in them. So when I saw the good reviews of the I’m From, I just decided to take a chance on it, and I’m very happy that I chose it instead.
I took a deep dive into skincare over the last year or so but I'm still learning and experimenting all the time! It's so fascinating!
Congrats on being nearly 50! And also being happy with your skin! I'm more or less in the same boat: about to turn 40 and my skin looks better than it ever has (apart from the sun damage, but I'm working on that, it's just super super slow cos I have to be careful about actives).
I get that with acids - I tried Inkey list PHA as a gentle option but it wasn't great for my skin. However, I've recently discovered Isntree AHA 8% Clear Skin essence - 4% glycolic, 4% lactic and if you can find a mini for cheap, it's well worth a try. You absolutely don't have to do acids but if you wanted a gentle one, I think it's a great starter acid. Probs pH 4-5 so in the effective range but not super low so it's tolerable for me but then I also have a super long hydrating routine lol.
I do retinal, one night off, acids (Isntree and Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power liquid together, after testing the Isntree by itself for a couple of uses over a week), night off, and retinal again, repeat.
Yeah, I think laser is the only real option from broken capillaries IIRC.
IMO, the HaruHaru Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner (I used sensitive, no oils) is nice but doesn't hold a candle to the I'm From Rice! I think you made the right choice by far!
If you have questions about anything at all, feel free to ask! I'm no expert, just an enthusiast amateur dabbler, but I do love skincare with a passion so I always love talking about it!
Tarte's Amazonian Clay foundation. I used that stuff daily. Then Tarte changed the formula. I didn't feel like going through the hassle & expense of finding a different foundation, so I stopped using that category altogether.
Tatcha water cream- I switched to the dewy line and like it much better for dry skin.
I have been using the Living Proof full shampoo and conditioner for 3 years straight and I have just gone back to drugstore shampoo. For a while, the LP was great for my hair. I think it was reformulated or something, because lately is has just been making my hair sticky and I have a hard time washing it out. I was paying over $20 a bottle and I just got a Garnier shampoo & conditioner for $5 combined. lol I'm hoping it works out for me because my wallet would be happy.
I went through at least a dozen bottles of the ***NYX Matte Setting Spray*** before it fell victim to my purge of products that have ingredients that irritate my skin. I switched to the A+ setting spray from ShopMissA and used a few bottles now; it sets my makeup but doesn't make it transfer-proof like NYX did. I'm considering trying the Milani Make It Last next.
I went through 4-5 tubes of ***CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara*** before switching to tubing mascara. The wand was perfect for getting into the roots of my lashes (which is essential because my lashes point downward) and gave me the perfect separated, fluttery lashes. Unfortunately, I was more committed to continuing with oil-based concealer, which is incompatible with waterproof mascara.
I'm actually about to give another try to CoverGirl LashBlast waterproof, this time in the Clean formula, because I've finally found a suitable undereye concealer that isn't oil-based.
Youth To The People's Superfood Cleanser - It's a great product, but overpriced to be something that isn't going to sit on the skin and just get washed down the sink. I use Hada Labo's Gokujyun Foaming Face Wash now, which is 1/3rd the price.
Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Cream - Honestly? The packaging annoyed me, lol. Great product but it's large, bulky glass, and sometimes hurt my hands to open. It felt like you got 2/10th product in a box, the rest packaging. Switched to Neogen's Probiotic Relief Cream.
Anastasia Beverly Hills - I regularly used Brow Wiz because it had the perfect shade for my brows, and I'd try random things here and there, but the Russian invasion happened, they support them, and I even tried to look into whether they had connections that forced them to support them... Doesn't seem like they do. Granted, there are lots of bad companies in the world, but if I can avoid one that supports hurting people even once? Then good. That said if anyone knows a perfect dupe for Medium Brown, lmk.
BRTC Jasmine Waters - This was my tried and true BB for many years, but then the parabens scare came around, and iirc first they reformulated, and then discontinued the one I liked, while keeping a radiant finish one -- which will have you shining bright like a diamond, unnaturally so. I've been using a bunch of diff ones the last 2 years, but Missha BB Perfect and Florasis CC Compact have been my favs.
I don't know about color but ShopMissA's AOA slim brow pencil is my favorite brow pencil in the world and has that same style of thinness as the ABH
Just fyi that the Hada Labo Foaming Cleanser has recently been reformulated! I’m gutted because it was my HG. Ironically, I’ve been using Youth to the People Superfood Cleanser as well (was a gift) and might switch to it permanently since I really like how cleansing and gentle it is. I don’t want to go through the hassle of trying other new products, even if cheaper, and risk breaking out.
Oh I feel that as someone with lifelong acne, but luckily the reformulation is working for me -- but I will admit I don't think it's as good as it was (may even be too gentle? I feel like I need more), and the smell went from nothing to something mildly medical. If it hadn't worked out for me though I might be in your shoes! YTTP was great when I was having a hard time finding something. Thank you though for being kind!
I just bought a bottle of the YTTP cleanser a few weeks ago! I tried a travel size a long time ago, but was trying a lot of different cleansers at the time...and randomly last week I decided that the YTTP cleanser was exactly what I was looking for, lol. I really like it - it feels like a nice deep clean while still not stripping my skin, and I feel like it's perfect for combo skin.
Maybe Nyx Micro Brow in Brunette?
Brunette and Ash Brown looks like they might hit! Ty for the rec.
Ash brown is cooler and Brunette leans warmer, if that helps at all.
Colored eyeliner for my waterline! I really liked the way it looked so I had a bunch but could never find a formula that didn't feel super heavy and clogging.
Lancome Genefique. Think I developed an allergy to either the ferments, or the fragrance. It was great while I could use it, though.
ABH brow pencil--Benefit's is better imo, as is Kosas, for longevity. I'd go home with half my brow missing when I used ABH, because I draw in all my tail ends due to not having any hair there.
Hoola bronzer. I think I like Laguna a little more, since it doesn't go red on me.
I loved the Tatcha One Step Cleanser. Bought maybe eight times over the years. But they reformulated to something that hurts my eyes. So no longer.
Controversial : sunscreen. I have a sensitivity to phenoxyethanal. For a few years I could just about tolerate it on only on product on my face. This past summer and something changed. Face became swollen, read, itchy and sore. Doc gave me steroids and anti histamine shots. Told to use a mineral based SS. I really can't with the ashy.
Going to have to find something before a trip in Jan, closer to the equator. Bah.
The evy sunscreen mousse should be ok. Aerosols in general actually. Hope you find something!
I have just ordered the SPF30 in the blue can, as the face one has ingredients I'm sensitive to.
Thank you for the suggestion. I got it for £16.79, instead of £25. So I'm optimistic. 🤞
I have super dry, sensitive skin and I use the Sun Milk from Josie Maran. No white cast for me and it really sinks in quick. I found this when I realized I was allergic to whatever is in the SuperGoop sunscreens.
Can you try CoTZ? I like the sensitive SPF 40 one and they also carry a tinted one in SPF 50. I just checked and they shouldn’t have phenoxyethanol
Bioderma had reformulated a lot of their mineral sunscreens! You can find it at Boots for less than £20!
Thanks but there is no way to make mineral sunscreen not show as chalk on my skin. The physical nature of zinc and titanium dioxide as sun ray barriers, means it can not sink in nor disappear as well as a chemical sunscreen.
I am due to see my dermatologist in a few weeks, as due for a mole check. We will have to Quarter back it then.
maybelline great lash!!! it’s what i started out using because my mom swears by it and it works great for her. i kept rebuying it because it’s cheap and i liked that it wasn’t clumpy, but it didn’t hold the lash curl. we both have stubborn lashes but different hair types so maybe that’s why it works for her and not me
I have used at least 3 mini tubes of Ilia lengthening mascara, but it runs so easily and this summer was so gross and sweaty I bought maybelline Sky High and L'Oreal Voluminous in burgundy. If I'm feeling fancy I like a volumizing burgundy mascara on the base of my lashes and a lengthening black at the ends, Otherwise I'll pick one or the other. I don't love the sky high-it makes my lashes look a teeny bit spidery- but at least it doesn't leave a weird specific panda eye smudge mark under one eye(always the right eye!) when I least expect it.
I have a bunch of black liquid liners that I loved and repurchased until they stopped working well on me. Clio waterproof pen liner, bought this one atleast 5 times. Physician’s formula eye booster eyeliner - also bought this atleast 5 times. I haven’t heard of either being reformulated when I was using them. They just stopped working for me. The latest one that didn’t work out for me was the Balm shwing eyeliner. The second one I bought was very goopy. Maybe that was just an off one.
idk your preferences but I've been quite pleased with Wet n Wild's Breakup-Proof eyeliner! the liquid is a brush-tip pen and it's pretty nice.
Ahh im in australia so i don’t have easy access to wet n wild. I’m always down for a good cheap option. Right now, i’m using fenty flyliner
Have you tried Canmake liquid eyeliner?
Ooh i havent. I’ll give that a go next. I currently have 4 black eyeliners of various brand open 😅
I also like the Tiger Grass CC until i found it I was breaking out from it. It has a lot of essential oils in it and I never used to read the labels.
1. Bioderma Micellar Water - I switched to Garnier
2. Foundations- Tinted spf works for now so I havent been using heavier base
3. bronzers and highlighters - glowy blush ftw! I never panned one of these but I declutted all of it and will not buy another in the near future
4. NYX Nude Beige Lip Liner - I went through 6 of these and realized lining the lips kind of ages my face
5. Cream products - they go rancid fast and collect a lot of bacteria if I dont use it. I also have oily skin/prone to fungal acne so I know its not for me
6. Laneige Cream Skin Toner - I switched to Peach Slices Snail Toner
7. Dior Lip Oil / Clarin Lip Oil - iNNbeauty Project lip oil is better than these 2
8. japanese Sunscreens- they all contain alchohol denat and makes me break out
9. Loose Powder - too messy
By Terry Baume de Rose. I loved it, the feel and the soft rose scent of it, but around my third purchase it started to make my lips burn, and even flaky. I mean a $50 lip balm was an indulgence anyway, but I found a few I liked at least as much, and in a more hygienic tube formulation.
I love the Baume de Rose Flaconnette. I wear it over lip liners. I loved the pots of colored balms, too, particularly the berry one, but I guess they've been dc'd.
Interesting that you find it to be a "soft rose scent". I think it's obnoxiously fragranced and it lingers for hours.
Urban Decay primer potion. Why does UD constantly mess with the formulas of / discontinue their most beloved products? Truly a mystery to us all
I stopped buying oil cleansers because I mix my own now. Saves me a ton of money.
What do you use to mix your own?
Grapeseed oil and polyglyceryl-4-oleate. There should be lots of info in r/DIYBeauty
Do you have a certain mix you enjoy most? I just got pure jojoba oil to use as both an oil cleanser and an extra moisturizer for tretinoin skin. I’m really liking it so far, but it’s so good as a moisturizer that I almost feel bad using it as a cleanser
I just bought the cheapest oil from a supplier (grapeseed) and polyglyceryl-4-oleate. I loved the oil cleanser from Oh My Cream so I will eventually try to reproduce something similar with maybe the top 4 ingredients and some allergen-free fragrance oil. I have no qualms with using sunflower oil from the supermarket (or whichever is most sustainable) either so I think I'll try that next.
Thank you, this was the money-saving intel I was after! Now I can save jojoba solely for moisturizing (since it’s just as effective yet tons cheaper than other facial oils I’ve used in the past) and switch to another cheaper oil + an emulsifier/solubilizer for cleansing
No problem! Hope it works out for you
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I stopped buying the YSL waterproof mascara. Was my HG but suddenly it started smearing on me. I have very oily lids (although its not the same as water, waterproof still holds up better than regular) and it was one that stayed put. Not sure if they changed formula? I use Clinique High Impact waterproof now.
I bought Benefit Gimme Brow+ many times, but switched to Wander Beauty's Frame Your Face Precise Brow Gel. It goes on easier, looks more natural, and the tube lasts way longer. The Benefit always got gloppy, and I felt like I had to scrape the spoolie before applying. I've since repurchased the Wander several times. That said, anyone want to pitch me on Kosas while their sale is going?
ABH dip brow. I have gone through three? pots of it. After learning where their support lies, I began purchasing KVD pomade. I find it to be a better product and it offers more shades.
Baby Lips! I used to love them, but the brand tests on animals and when I found out, I stopped.
I think that I probably would have stopped anyway because before I found out, I bought some replacements (I lose chaps all the time) and needed to use one of my favorites after, and it started to gather around the corners of my mouth when it didn’t previously.