This does NOT work for girls with thin hair. My hair isn't even *that* thin, and I couldn't find enough hair to cover the damn thing. It wouldn't even stay in. Yes, I backcombed. Yes, I put it in the right spot. Even the mini Bumpit for bangs doesn't work. After trying quite hard to cover it up, you could still see the teeth and plastic through my hair. Save your money, don't buy these. You'd think they'd actually make the product so that the girls who actually need volumizing (aka thin, flat haired girls) could use it.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
frostedover 5/30/2008 10:12:00 PM
Ugh. I was expecting a dark black like everyone's been talking about...no. It's basically grey on me. It's TOO soft. Granted, most liners will smudge on me, but this one was terrible. Raccoon eyes for sure. This never set for me. Will def. be putting this one up for swap.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - HiP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner
frostedover 10/19/2007 1:00:00 PM
I really like this eyeliner. Aside from the fact that it's kind of a high maintenance product to use (meaning you have to carry a separate brush and pot), it works quite well. I've never used the MAC Fluidlines, so I can't compare, but this stays on very well. I slept with this eyeliner on, and it did smudge a pretty fair amount, but throughout the day, I haven't had to touch it up. Slight fading perhaps, but nothing that I'd stress out about or feel the need to touch up if I didn't have time. EVERYTHING smudges on my lower lashline throughout the day and this doesn't seem to have done it after two days of wearing it (minus sleeping through the night). This might be a HG...but I really do prefer the look and ease of pencils. But pencils don't stay on me so... All in all, it's a pretty good product, but I didn't like how my local Walmart (a new superstore) didn't carry the HIP line so I had to buy it for $12 at Walgreens. I would also recommend getting a different brush b/c the one that comes with the package is quite prickly and thick.
I bought this in Berry. I'm a medium skinned Asian girl with yellow undertones. I believe I wear a NC30 in concealer. This product works if you use at least a pea to marble sized amount, which is, honestly, rather a waste of product. Like the other reviewers noted, the colour just simply doesn't show up very well. Granted, I'm not pale, but I did seem to notice that a few hours after I applied this (and it did show up at the time) that the colour was gone from my cheeks, whereas powder blush stays on the whole day. I was hoping to find something to replace my powder blush because sweat + sunglasses touching your cheeks = lines of blush where the sunglasses touch. This product, unfortunately, was not it. Edit: The blush actually stays on when you're just indoors all day (ie sitting at your desk at the office).
Although this top coat is quite shiny and did dry my polish pretty fast, it leaves this tacky feeling on my nails. So if I happen to touch my nails together, it feels like the topcoat will pull off. Edited to say: I've also noticed shrinkage occurs with this top coat...also, my polish chips pretty badly after just 3-4 days. Won't be buying this again.
Top/Base Coats -Poshe - Super-Fast Drying Top Coat
frostedover 6/11/2007 8:09:00 PM
My HG top coat. Not only does it dry your nails fast but it gives this WONDERFUL mega watt shine. Cons? It smells up the whole room with that "dry-erase marker" smell x1000. Also, it gets pretty goopy and gross after only a few months, which is quite unfortunate since I don't use an entire bottle during that time. However, it's pretty cheap, so repurchasing is easy. I didn't know you could get it at Walgreens...but I know you can get it at Sally Beauty Supply. 5/13/12 UPDATE: After using Out the Door for awhile, I came back to Poshe. I don't know if they have a new formulation, but unfortunately, I get shrinkage with Poshe now. It's not as bad as the shrinkage I get from Seche Vite, but it's still very noticeable (to me) at the tips. I'm sad, but I'll probably switch back to Out the Door, even though I love how quickly Poshe and SV dry my nails.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Line Intensifique in Earthen Rock
frostedover 11/13/2006 10:17:00 PM
I thought this product would be fabulous after reading the reviews. HOWEVER, it was really bad. It smudges, the colour is this muddy, mousy brown, and it doesn't stay on AT ALL. I'm wondering if it's a new formula that is just bad b/c I have the Lineur Intense version which is what Line Intensifique is now called. So I don't know if that's the reason, but I don't like this at all.
Fragrances tend to turn out well with my body chemistry. For me, Island smells the same on me as it does in the bottle. It's very white floral and doesn't give me a headache (and I'm often prone to headaches from fragrances). It's a light, watery floral which reminds me of a serene island breeze...not so much tropical, but calm waters and white humid flowers.
I liked how the black is truly black and that it does give my lashes volume. I'm on my third tube, and it's starting to make me weary. It seems to be a lot clumpier than I used to remember AND the mascara comes off in smudgies underneath your eyes if you cry, sweat, swim, etc. Let me clarify. The mascara doesn't seem to lose its black-ness or come off your lashes, but it does make smudgies underneath your eyes. But I'd give it 4 lippies anyway.
Eyeliner -Revlon - Colorstay Eyeliner in BlackBrown
frostedover 7/16/2006 5:22:00 PM
I bought this eyeliner b/c of the recommendations on here, but I HATE it. It smudges after an hour. I do have oily lids, but they're certainly not the oiliest out there. This eyeliner fades and just does not stay put. The only pencil eyeliner thus far that seems to even come close to staying put is Prestige's Waterproof pencil liner. I would never buy this product again.
This is the pencil you have to sharpen yourself w/the clear cap. I've tried a lot of different eyeliners...every one smudged on me in less than an hour. So I finally picked this one up b/c I kind of remembered some people on MUA liking it. It's FABULOUS. It doesn't smudge at all on me. Granted, it doesn't glide on as smoothly as I would like, but I don't care b/c it lasts until the very end of the day without budging at all. Eye makeup remover takes it off perfectly. Fabulous. I would definitely buy this again. EDITED TO SAY: This doesn't smudge on my top lid, but definitely on my lower lid...so I took one lippie off.
Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Volume Infini Curl
frostedover 2/11/2006 1:15:00 PM
While I liked how this product gave me a lot of curl/volume and smelled like lovely rose petals, I didn't like how smudgy it got after maybe four hours. Granted, I have fairly oily skin. But I constantly have to wipe away the smudges under my eyes. I probably should've gotten the waterproof version. This formula is extremely wet, so it does clump a bit. But if you don't put too much on, it does separate your lashes pretty nicely. So other than the minor clumping (I've had worse) and definite smudging, I liked it. It did hold a curl on my stick straight Asian lashes. I'd give it a 3.5 if anything.
I'm actually really surprised that so many people don't like this fragrance. It might depend on body chemistry. It smells like citrus and floral at the same time. I hate floral scents, and yet I like this one. It's not too heady for me, and I cannot stand strong scents. It smells flirty and attractive. It's my signature scent for now.
Fragrances -Ralph Lauren - RALPH COOL [DISCONTINUED]
frostedover 9/10/2005 7:59:00 PM
This fragrance smells great. However, I dislike the floral note after the drydown. I was hoping the marine, fresh smell would linger, but I just smelled a light floral after awhile. The floral is nice for someone who's a fan of most floral scents, but I'm definitely not. I prefer my other fresh fragrances like Lacoste Touch of Pink better. This has medium to good staying power.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Lemongrass Sage Body Splash
frostedover 4/26/2005 9:36:00 PM
Why do they discontinue scents? My favourite B&BW scent ever. Really, I agree with the other reviewers who gave it five lipsticks.