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Official description
Longwear foundation that improves skin’s appearance every minute you’re in it.
With the antioxidant power of Actyl-C, a more durable form of vitamin C.
For all skin types. Medium to full coverage.

Why You’ll Love It
Superstay Better Skin Foundation gives an all-day flawless coverage and better-looking skin in 3 weeks. The foundation reduces the appearance of spots, dullness and uneveness and gives you a brighter, more even and stress-free skin.

Where to buy
from Maybelline – You get a 1 fluid ounce bottle in the colour of your choice for $11.99 USD.
From Amazon – You get a 1 fluid ounce bottle in the color of your choice for $11.69 USD.

Directions
Apply a layer of Superstay Better Skin on skin.

Packaging
This foundation comes in a square glass bottle with a clear plastic lid. The labels have product and company information on them. It has a blue pump top lid.

Scent and formula
It barely has any scent. It smells like other foundations. It’s creamy and a light porcelain in color.

Ingredients
ACTYL C, A MORE DURABLE FORM OF VITAMIN C – COSMETIC INGREDIENTS: AQUA / WATER / EAU DIMETHICONE ISODODECANE POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE C30-45 ALKYLDIMETHYLSILYL POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE SILICA GLYCERIN PEG-10 DIMETHICONE DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE DIMETHICONE/POLYGLYCERIN-3 CROSSPOLYMER SODIUM CHLORIDE NYLON-12 PHENOXYETHANOL 3-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID CAPRYLYL GLYCOL PANTHENOL DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE DISODIUM EDTA ACRYLONITRILE/METHYL METHACRYLATE/VINYLIDENE CHLORIDE COPOLYMER ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL ZINC GLUCONATE MAGNESIUM ASPARTATE PARAFFIN COPPER GLUCONATE [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES.

So I was sent this foundation to try from Influenster and Maybelline. I’ve been using it for awhile. Unfortunately my skin decided to revolt against me right as I got this. I stopped my Depo shot and my is paying the price. My face broke out in bad acne but it wasn’t from the foundation. The areas of my face not covered in mountain-ess acne did well with this foundation. It wasn’t quite light enough for me but I was able to use. I use a damp makeup sponge to apply it and it works quite well. The coverage is nice, it did cover my acne and red areas. When it sets it is matte and smooth. It’s a very light feeling foundation, I forget I have it on when I wear it. I can say this makes my skin look bright and even. I like this foundation and will definitely use up the bottle. Even though it’s a tad darker than my skin I am able to blend it out to look even. If they got in a lighter shade I would definitely buy it.

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California Blonde Brass Color Correcting Crème
A weekly in-shower treatment formulated with Linseed oil and blue pigments to neutralize brassiness and nourish the hair.
The California Blonde system gives your hair the moisture it craves while bringing radiance to your color-treated blonde hair. This formula with passion flower extracts provides nourishment to the hair and helps enhance its radiance. To make your color-treated hair shine even more, discover the entire California Blonde System: Illuminating Shampoo, Illuminating Conditioner, Illuminating Elixir and CC Brass Color Correcting Crème. Apply the Illuminating Elixir each day on your tips as a finishing touch.
Hair Type: All Hair Types
Used For: Smoothing, shine enhancing
Product Form: Cream

California Blonde Illuminating Shampoo
This brightening shampoo gently cleanses and nourishes hair to enhance shine, color radiance and softness.
The California Blonde system gives your hair the moisture it craves while bringing radiance to your color-treated blonde hair. This formula with passion flower extracts provides nourishment to the hair and helps enhance its radiance. To make your color-treated hair shine even more, discover the entire California Blonde System: Illuminating Shampoo, Illuminating Conditioner, Illuminating Elixir and CC Brass Color Correcting Crème. Apply the Illuminating Elixir each day on your tips as a finishing touch.
Hair Type: Colored
Used For: Protect Color
Product Form: Liquid

California Blonde Illuminating Conditioner
This ultra-nourishing conditioner wraps hair with moisture from root to tip, smoothing and taming dry, unruly strands.
The California Blonde system gives your hair the moisture it craves while bringing radiance to your color-treated blonde hair. This formula with passion flower extracts provides nourishment to the hair and helps enhance its radiance. To make your color-treated hair shine even more, discover the entire California Blonde System: Illuminating Shampoo, Illuminating Conditioner, Illuminating Elixir and CC Brass Color Correcting Crème. Apply the Illuminating Elixir each day on your tips as a finishing touch.
Hair Type: All Hair Types
Used For: Protect Color
Product Form: Cream

Where to buy
California Blonde Brass Color Correcting Crème
From Target – You get a4.2 ounce bottle for $11.99 USD.

California Blonde Illuminating Shampoo
From Target – You get and 8.5 ounce bottle for $9.99 USD.

California Blonde Illuminating Conditioner
From Target – You get a 6.7 ounce bottle for $9.99 USD.

Directions
California Blonde Brass Color Correcting Crème
To correct your unwanted brassy color, apply a small amount to wet hair (depending on the length and thickness of your hair) from the roots to the tips, and then let sit for 5 to 10 minutes (depending on desired strength). Rinse thoroughly. Work with the entire California Blonde system.

California Blonde Illuminating Shampoo & Conditioner
Apply the California Blonde Illuminating Conditioner after shampooing your hair. To make your color treated blonde hair shine all the way, apply the California Blonde Illuminating Elixir each day as its finishing touch.

Packaging
The Brass Color Correcting Crème comes in a cardboard box that is gold with black, purple and gold accents. It has a picture of a woman on the front. The tube is a pearly white with a dark bluish purple twist cap. It has gold, black and bluish purple details. It has the company and product information printed on the tube. The shampoo comes in a pearly gold bottle. It has a gold and black flip top cap with the initials embossed on the top. It has clear labels with details in black and gold. It has the product and company information on it. The conditioner comes in a pearly gold bottle with a flip top cap in gold and black. It has clear labels with gold and black details. It has the company and product information.

Scent and formula
The Brass Color Correcting Crème is the consistency of a lighter weight conditioner and it’s bluish purple in color. It smells really good, flowery. The Illuminating shampoo and conditioner smell the same. It’s not overpowering and it smells really good. I imagine it’s passion flower I’m smelling since they all have passion flower extract. The shampoo is pearly white in color and the consistency of a regular shampoo. The conditioner is white and has the consistency of a thick conditioner.

Ingredients
California Blonde Brass Color Correcting Crème
Aqua/water, cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium chloride, hyroxylpropyl, starch phospate, candelilla cera/candelilla wax, propylene glycol, cocamidopropyl betaine, sclerotium gum, acid violet 43, ci 60730/ext. violet , linalool, ethanolamine, geraniol, alpha-isomethyl ionone, sodium chloride, phenoxyethanol, limonene, chlorhexidine digluconate, isopropyl alcohol, citronellol, citric acid, poly(linsed oil0, hexyl cinnamal, benzyl salicylate, benzyl alcohol, parfum/fragrance.

California Blonde Illuminating Shampoo
Aqua/water, dimethicone, cetyl alcohol, divinyldimethicone/dimethicone copolymer, ci 77891/titanium dioxide, mica, dipalmitoylethyl hydroxyethylmonium mjethosulfate, linalool, cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium chloride, alpha-isomethy ionone, myristyl alcohol, limonene, chlorhexidine digluconate, isopropyl alcohol, ctrimonium chloride, hydroxyethylcellulose, citric acid, citronellol, passiflora incarnata/passiflora incarnata seed oil, cetyl esters, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, hexyl cinnamal, benzyl salicylate, benzyl alcohol, parfum/fragrance.

California Blonde Illuminating Conditioner
Aqua/water, sodium laureth sulfate, dimethnicone, coco-betaine, glycol distearate, sodium chloride, cocamide mipa, linalool, carbomer, alpha-isomethyl ionone, sodium benzoate, salicylic acid, sodium hydroxide, limonene, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, citronellol, citric acid, passiflora incarnate/passiflora incarnata seed oil, hexylene glycol, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, hexyl cinnamal, benzyl salicylate, benzyl salicylate, benzyl alcohol, parfum/fragrance.

I was lucky and Influenster sent me the Dessange Paris California Blond VoxBox! I received the California Blonde Brass Color Correcting Crème, California Blonde Illuminating Shampoo and California Blonde Illuminating Conditioner. Let me start off by saying I dye my hair pink but I leave a couple of areas of my hair blonde/white so I was happy to receive these. Even though these are for blonde hair they don’t make my pink fade any faster.

I will start off with the California Blonde Brass Color Correcting Crème. The last couple of times I bleached my hair it didn’t get as white as I’d like. There was still a little yellow to it. Not a lot but more than I wanted. I like this correcting creme because it gets rid of that last little hint of yellow for me and makes it look whiter. It’s also really conditioning on my damaged hair, which I wasn’t really expecting. I can use it as a conditioner on its own or I can use it with other conditioners. It really stands up well on its own on my hair. My hair feels soft after using it and the blonde areas of my hair look white and great. I really like the scent as well. It’s floral but not a sickeningly sweet floral and the scent stays in my hair but it’s not overpowering.

The California Blonde Illuminating Shampoo is pretty awesome. It smells wonderful. It has almost the same scent as the correcting creme, but it’s a little more flowery. I don’t normally like floral scents in hair products because they smell too sweet or old lady for me, but this smells sort of exotic and so pretty. I have used this shampoo on its own and with the conditioner that goes with it. Just on its own this leaves my hair feeling a little more soft and shiny than it usually is. I normally can’t use shampoo a lone, ever. My hair is too damaged from past bleaching and without conditioner it’s a hot, frizzy mess. It cleanses well and doesn’t appear to leave any hair spray residue or anything in my hair. Overall I really like this shampoo. It smells good and works well on my poor hair.

The California Blonde Illuminating Conditioner is awesooooomeeee. It smells just like the shampoo. A pretty floral that smells exotic and yummy. This stuff is super great on my poor damaged hair. It leaves it soft and shiny and smooth. My hair naturally is wavy with some random curls. With the damage my hair isn’t so wavy anymore, it’s just frizzy and dry and ew. This for whatever reason makes my hair more wavy/curly. It’s pretty awesome. This makes my hair so much more manageable and I haven’t had to use any argan oil or other serums with it. Score!

Overall this collection is great. I don’t know if I’ll buy the Color Correcting Creme again. I don’t really use them often. If I were to need one in the future I’d most likely go with this brand, but I probably won’t be really needing it in the future. I will be continuing the shampoo and conditioner though. They work really well on my hair and they smell SO good. The price isn’t too bad and they are sold at Target which is a plus cause you know Target is my favorite store! >.> hehe Anyways I am impressed with these and I kind of want to try the Illuminating Elixir too. We’ll see. Dessange Paris also has some other hair products at Target that I want to go take a look at. I’m wondering if they smell as good as these.

P.S. Pay no attention to my horribly grown out roots. d= They shall be bleached next month hopefully.


I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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