I did not like this product. I have very coarse, thick hair that gets oily so I wash only 3X a week. This product left a nasty white residue that I would have to work hard to comb out all the way whenever I used it. It does absorb oils and freshens your hair but the smell is so overpowering. It's a strange lemony-floral scent-bleh I get sick thinking of it. It also causes more residue and build up. By the time I wash my hair it feels so full of product and greasy. Hated it!
I generally don't have luck with purchasing Maybelline blushes or eyeshadows and this was no exception. I was hoping for a nice mauve color that would actually show up on my skin. I felt like this blush wasn't very pigmented at all. It hardly showed up on my skin and then it faded really quickly. Also the packaging is really cheap and it comes with a brush that I can't use. I wouldn't waste your time or money on this product.
I bought this compact just to try out and see if I liked it. I was searching for something that I could use on those days I didn't feel like wear liquid foundation but I still needed the coverage. I bought mine in "07-Medium Beige" and have for the most part really enjoyed it. It goes on so smooth and blends very well. The color almost perfectly matches my skin tone, although I noticed that by the end of the day it tends to oxidize and turn either brownish grey color or just grey (which is whatver since it's usually after about 6-8 hrs.) I wouldn't call this a long wearing foundation by any means but it's decent for the price. The packaging is qute bulky and it comes with a mirror and sponge that I replace regularly for sanitary purposes. It does have a flowery scent that fades after time so if you are senstive to scents you may want to skip this one. All in all I'd maybe repurchase because it wasn't that bad.
I got this about a year ago as a gift and when I first started using it, I swear it worked on my blemishes! Then after setting in my bathroom cupboard for some time (don't always need to use it), I noticed it started to not work as well. Now normally benzoyl peroxide doesn't do much for my skin anyways and I believe that is the main component that helps fight acne in this product. So I was quite surprised that I got any good results in the first place. What I noticed is that it had expired so I threw it out. I think it's a good product but you have to watch the expiration dates for sure in order to get the most out of it. The amount that comes in the bottle is insane I think for someone only using it to treat pimples (a generous sized bottle). I believe you can spread it all over your face like a cream if you have more severe acne. I don't find it extremely drying like some pimple creams and it does reduce bumps very quickly. It just doesn't do it as quick as Clearasil for me. The other thing I thought I'd mention is I hate the packaging. It comes in a bottle that you squeeze and it comes out the top like shampoo or conditioner. It would be less awkward to get out if it came in a squeeze tube. Less waste IMO.
When I first bought this eyeliner I really loved it. It's a dark, rich black and the eraser on the end does help to blend it and smudge it out. I thought the packaging was kinda cheap. I have a pet peeve about not being about to put the cap on the end of the liner while I'm using it. The cap had to set on my counter top and I know that's not a big deal but I'm more prone to losing caps that way. I believe it came with a sharpener (not positive on that). What I found over time is that the liner easily fades and also transfers and before I know it, the liner is all over my eye area. Not cute. Overall it's not a horrible liner but there are better, longer lasting options out there.
Oh E.L.F. primer, where have you been my whole life? I have tried numerous eylid primers--high end, drugstore and there have been some that I have enjoyed--but none quite like this. I bought this at my local Target without really expecting much. I was blown away after using it a week! This one does the job and is DIRT cheap! The wand has a doe-foot applicator and the tube isn't shaped ridiculous so you can get most of the product out when you get to the end. The most impressive thing is that the formula feels very silicone-y but it absorbs and truly works to keep the shadows from creasing. I have oily lids and this powers through an 8 hr. work day like a charm. No embarassing creasing at the end of the day. For the price you really need not spend money on anything other primer for the eyes. I will repurchase for sure.
Treatments -Burt's Bees - Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
leoisillon 9/25/2012 7:41:00 PM
This is my stand by cuticle treatment. I love the scent and it's super mositurizng! It is a thick balm that is kind of wax-like but turns liquid upon touching it. I feel like you get quite a bit of product for the price and it lasts me quite a while because you really don't need a whole lot. I use it every evening before bed and let it sink in my cuticles overnight. This is my second purchase and I will continue to buy it.
This is a gorgeous purple that dries to an opaque gumdrop color. The formua is very decent for the price. It was super inexpensive and the brush is full and flat so I love using that. I only needed two coats. It lasts for about 4 days without chipping. Love it and would buy again!
Eyeliner -Cover Girl - Liquiline Blast in Blackfire
leoisillon 9/22/2012 7:32:00 PM
I purchased this product because I'm always on the hunt for an affordable blacker than black eyeliner that I can wear on my waterline. This is a slightly above average liner from the drugstore. I love the smudger on the end of it and it sharpens like a dream. It's not the blackest I've used before but it's decent. It blends well but there's some fading that definitely occur about midday. Also the plastic cap for the liner portion is annoying. It doesn't fit on the smudger side so you have to set it down. I know that's minor but it annoys me. All in all not a bad product but there's better from the drugstore.
This is a great buy. I only paid .99 at my local grocery store. The felt pen shape makes this a breeze to use. I love how moisturizing the oils are on my cuticles and it dries pretty quickly. I pop this in my makeup bag and keep it in my purse for when I'm on the go. I definitely recommend this.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - 8-pan Palette "Comfort Zone"
leoisillon 9/22/2012 7:15:00 PM
So I had purchased this a while back and loved it. It has awesome neutral colors that you can wear everyday and then some more dramatic neutrals in green and dark browns. For the price you really can't go wrong. I mostly wear the left side of the pallete for work almost each week. I had a moment when I was being an ignoramus and threw away all my makeup and only used my Mary Kay products (I was a consultant for a mintue). Once I came back to reality I immediately went to the store to replensih this product as I love it so much.
To me there is nothing super special about this product. It does add some moisture to my coarse hair but I've used far less expensive products that produced the same results. It has a pleasant scent. I wouldn't repurchase it as I see nothing special about it.
This is a gorgeous dark pink color with golden flecks of glitter. I just love the way this looks on my nails especially in the sunlight because you can see the golden sparkles better. The formula is nice and thick but not over-kill. I love OPI's brush size for their polishes. Overall it's a must have for any nail polish junkie.
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles
leoisillon 9/17/2012 2:56:00 PM
I have to agree with what many reviewers have said about this product. It's a wonderful product iself and it does cover up dark undereye circles. I have very dark hereditary under eye circles and it covers them like a dream. I also use it to spot treat pimples or redness. The deal breaker and reason I would not purchase this product again is because of the applicator. I absolutely hate the sponge (unsanitary) and the clicker dispenses way too much product, making it uneconomical. I can go about three days without clicking that's how much product comes out at once! If Maybelline would fix the packaging and applicator I would gladly repurchase.
For me this product ended up working great as a eyelid primer. I don't use it for highlight. I have fairly oily skin and that includes my eyelids. I really like the staying power that this product gives my shadows. It comes out a light pink color but it blends in and kinds of brightends the eyes a bit. There's no shimmer that I can detect. The price on this is a bit steep for drugstore but you can usually find a deal or coupon so you don't have to pay full price. I don't like the brush tip applicator. There's nothing wrong with the way it delievers the product I just don't like the pens you have to twist the product up to the brush. I'd buy again since it was a good bargain.