We checked back in with the readers we featured in August's Beautywise column to see how the recommended products worked for them:
Clinique Turnaround Concentrate
I love this product! I don't know if I am imagining it, but my skin seems softer and the tone seems more even. I will definitely be using this under my moisturizer every day.
--Jennifer Ryan, 40, Boyton Beach, Florida
Olay Total Effects Moisturizing Vitamin Complex
This cream has a very nice moisturizing feeling. It feels very rich when you put it on your skin, but it's not greasy and doesn't leave a residue on your face.
--Lisa Lavely, 39, Scottsdale, Arizona
Skin Alison Raffaele Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
I have used tinted moisturizers in the past and never really liked them, but this one had great coverage and blended really well-even with my fair skin. I would probably wear it on the weekends when I don't wear much makeup.
--Mary Ryan, 58, Worcester, Massachusetts
MAC Blot Film
I didn't quite get how these worked at first since there wasn't any info printed on the package. I just blotted away when I needed to, and it worked very well. I usually use powder for blotting and wasn't sure this would give the same effect, but it actually got rid of the shine better then the powders I have been using recently.
Fekkai Summer Hair Sun Bandana
I expected this product to be more of a mist formulation rather than a lotion. It smells great, but I really didn't notice any difference in my hair. I will keep using it this summer since I plan to be out in the sun a lot.
Garden Botanika Shadow Primer
I have used shadow primers before and never really liked them, but this primer was awesome. Over the weekend, I even used it alone as a replacement for my regular eye shadow. It looks really natural, and the color is perfect for my skin tone.