This brush is so soft and blends quite easily without streaks. Also, it doesn't shed and the handle has a nice feel to it. This was my first foundation brush and I haven't encountered any problems, although I waited until it was on sale to purchase it.
Eyeliner -Rimmel - Glam Eyes Professional Liquid Liner
joxxy 9/14/2009 5:57:00 PM
I have this in Aqua Glow, which is really vibrant on the lids. It's a gorgeous and eye catching color but I'm definitely not a fan of the thin brush applicator and the amount of time it needs to completely dry without smudging. This is cheaper than most of the other drugstore eyeliners but keep in mind the brush is different from the usual felt tip applicators.
Cleansers -Aveeno - Clear Complexion Cream Cleanser
joxxy 9/14/2009 5:51:00 PM
I expected good things from this cleanser because other Aveeno products I have used were pretty good. This cleanser did nothing to my skin except make it worse - I bought this cleanser after I started breaking out because I just moved and my skin was trying to adapt to the new environment. And since I've been using it, my skin has just gotten progressively worse and the breakouts didn't stop. Yes it smells nice but that's about it. It didn't leave my skin feeling exceptionally soft or clear it up. I'm going back to Biore, sorry Aveeno!
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Stylish Smokes in Emerald Smokes
joxxy 9/11/2009 10:15:00 PM
I love this quad! The colors all have a nice shimmer and blend quite well except for the color black, which is a bit chalky and difficult to blend. But the colors are nicely pigmented and have a shimmery sheen and the lightest color for highlighting has a gold-ish hue instead of being flat out white. I got it on sale for less than $6 so I'm pretty happy with it.
I bought this because the usual eyeliner I use (Revlon Colorstay Liquid) was sold out everywhere. It's actually pretty good. You just have to remember to shake it before applying it to your lids. The color is very dark and lasts all day without smudging. It comes off easily with eye makeup remover.
This mascara was better than I anticipated it to be after reading a lot of negative reviews on it. It didn't hold the curl my eyelash curler created but it did add a lot of volume and length to my short Asian lashes. The brush is amazing and reaches the smallest, shortest lashes. I didn't have any problems with smudging or flaking but maybe that was because I added a coat of waterproof mascara on top just in case. I love the way the tube looks - it's so cute. Overall, pretty good mascara.
My favorite liquid eyeliner! It doesn't smudge on my oily lids and stays on all day. However I find it's really difficult to re purchase this product since no stores have it in regular black anymore.
Lip Gloss -Victoria's Secret - Beauty Rush Lipgloss in Strawberry Fizz
joxxy 8/26/2009 1:35:00 AM
I got 2 tubes as a gift and was hesitant about them at first because of the smell but these glosses really grew on me since they moisturize better than my Soft Lips lip balm. The only downside is the stickiness.
Mascara -Maybelline - Define a lash volume WATERPROOF
joxxy 8/26/2009 1:32:00 AM
This mascara is pretty good - it holds curls well, elongates lashes, volumizes and doesn't smudge at all (even through crying). The only downside is it's pretty hard to remove and takes me several attempts before it's completely off. And the formula may be waterproof but the bottle design isn't since my tube fell in a puddle and became a blank red bottle when I picked it up and cleaned it. But it's a good mascara overall.
This mascara doesn't do much for my lashes. It did lengthen them a bit but it was hard to tell I was even wearing mascara. It doesn't volumize or hold curled lashes. In fact, I think the primer straightened my curled lashes. Granted they are short Asian lashes but Maybelline's other mascara Define A Lash works a lot better than this one.