Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous False Fiber Lashes~Waterproof
WarmSocks 11/20/2011 3:54:00 PM
This, just like every loreal mascara, sucks. It's also more expensive than other, better, drugstore mascaras. The formula is so dry its hard to get it on my lashes. It gives no volume or length, just weird spidery lashes. It also flakes like crazy! I threw it out after using it for a week. im sure this will disappoint everyone >.<
I got a travel size version with some lip gloss. This mascara is alright. Definitely not worth $20. First of all, it is not waterproof, not even water resistant. The first sign of moisture and this stuff runs down my face....not good if you wear contacts, live in a humid climate, or have allergies. But, it separates my lashes wonderfully, better than any other mascara I've tried. It helps with giving that "false lash look", but it needs help because it gives pretty much no volume or length. I guess it would be good if you want a natural look, but I'm always after the most dramatic lashes I can achieve. So I layer my maybelline colossal on top and it is AMAZING. But I probably wont re-purchase because I can't pay $20 for a mascara that needs to be layered over other mascaras to be good.
I thought I got a defective liner because it wouldn't twist up! But I've found lots of other people having the same problem. Shame on you maybelline! This might be a good product, but I'll never freakin' know. :(
Eyeliner -Sephora - Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof
WarmSocks 10/6/2011 8:47:00 PM
I have a few of these and they are great as eye shadows or liners. It goes on smooth and silky and are very pigmented. They really are water proof and even with make up remover it takes some effort to get them off. I'll probably end up buying every shade.
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Morning Burst Detoxifying Facial Cleanser
WarmSocks 10/5/2011 1:12:00 AM
I love the smell of this, very refreshing. I wish there were more bursting beads. I only get like 3 beads per pump. This is good at taking off washable make up, but I like to use it in the morning because it really does wake me up. It also doesn't dry out my skin and leaves it clean and fresh, very good at prepping my skin in the morning. It's not a "WOW" product, but worth trying because it's cheap and does its job! I love trying new cleansers, so I probably won't repurchase as I'm currently rotating like 9 products. But it's nothing personal as I loveee this stuff.
Misc Beauty Tools -Sephora - Professionnel Platinum Lash & Eyebrow Comb #21
WarmSocks 10/5/2011 1:01:00 AM
The metal comb is what sold me. All other plastic ones I've used, had broken teeth within months of owning them. This tool is such good quality, the teeth are thin and close together so they really get all the clumps out in one quick swipe. The brow brush isn't gross and scratchy like most and I love that there's a cap to protect the metal comb part. The handle is also very sleek and sturdy and I feel like it will last me forever. Well worth the $10 I spent.
The name for this color is spot on! Lovely sunset orange with slight shimmer. It can look very tropical and vibrant, or it can be toned down to a subtle apricot color. The formula itself is also spot on, very smooth and glides onto my lids. It's easy to blend these shadows together.
Maybe I got a bad batch or something but this stuff sucks! It is so chalky and has ZERO pigmentation. I basically just use it to help blend colors together. Definitely a let down considering I have many other amazing NYX eye shadows.
This goes on smooth and evenly and lasts all day with primer. I never use shadows without primer so I can't really comment on their individual staying power. The color is a true red on my super pale skin (maybe slightly pink depending on the light), but it really depends on your skin tone. It has a nice frosty finish and doesn't make me look like I had an allergic reaction like many other red eyeshadows do.
It is a vibrant true pink, but not necessarly "hot" pink, with a slight sparkle. It goes on smooth and evenly. I love NYX shadows.
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum Express The Falsies Flared
WarmSocks 10/1/2011 10:25:00 PM
Meh. I don't get the "false lash effect" with this. In fact, my lashes seem more natural with this mascara. I have the waterproof version. It separates my lashes nicely and it does flare them out, like the name implies. It's not bad, but I won't repurchase because I love dramatic lashes. Edit: Ok, this stuff flakes like crazy if I wear it for more than 3 hours, pretty awful. I threw it out!
I always find myself coming back to this mascara. It is the best I've ever tried. It's completely waterproof, doesn't clump, gives awesome volume and a bit of length and separation. It is way more dramatic than maybelline's falsies.
I'll admit I bought it for the packaging. Its not bad, but its not good, either. First of all, I broke it by screwing the lid too hard! It just kind of, shattered...So I only got one use out of it. But based on my first impression I can say that the brush is ok, but wayyy too flimsy and gathers clumps too easily! It takes some work to make this mascara look good, which includes curling lashes because this mascara makes them straight. I also don't like that its not waterproof. It coats lashes nicely with minimal clumps, but doesn't do a thing for volume or length or curl. I'll probably buy it again to keep in my purse for the cute packaging. I also want to give it another fair shot. Guess I'm a glutton for punishment.
This stuff sucks. The liner smudges all around my eyes, no matter what. And the shadow stick isn't pigmented at all. Both are too greasy, and neither of the caps would stay on.
Not good for the waterline, you get panda eyes in less than an hour. It is very creamy and pigmented and will probably work well in other ways, just not what I need it for.