I too notice that this dries white. Otherwise, it has absolutely no effect on lashes whatsoever. The brush along with the product don't make any sort of difference for me. EDIT: Actually, this holds a curl fantastically, so if you have a mascara you love, but holds no curl, I'd say use this under it. This won't clump your lashes beforehand either, it will just add some curl.
Mascara -Rimmel - LASH MAXXX Mascara Extreme Black
Extacey 7/8/2009 1:07:00 AM
I think I'm in love! It separates, lengthens, and even thickens slightly. The comb applicator is a nice idea, but difficult to maneuver on lower lashes, this will take practice. I am fond of the extreme black color. It flakes after you've had it on for hours, unfortunately. This is NOT the mascara for curls, however. Usually, if I use a mascara for curls, I will still always use this on my lower lashes because it rarely smudges on me.
I heard many great things about this, but I am not impressed by it. The formula does dry very soft and flexible, not crunchy, which is a good thing, I suppose. However, the way it tries to make your lashes look sort of feathery makes them kind of thick and messy looking. The concept is good, but I feel that all this does is make my lashes look all over the place, which I didn't expect. The brush really does nothing too extraordinary. This flakes very quickly on me, and may even smudge on lower lashes. I see so many rave reviews, I suppose this depends on your lashes. Mine are average length, and have a natural curl. I do better with products that separate. I was hoping this product would do that without the harsh chunkiness or overdone look. What you make of this depends on what you expect from it.
I'm surprised that I am the first to review this! It is an interesting find. My mother had a different brow styling gel which worked wonders (never got the name). I bought this since it was the only one I could find. I like these sorts of products to keep brows in place, and this did the job. It looks like clear mascara, but is meant for the brows. Sadly, this flakes up and appears a bit white very fast. Using more than a little will make your brows appear that they have been brushed in glue. I would not buy again, I will have to phone my mom and ask her the brand she purchased for herself.
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Amazemint - Everything's Rosy
Extacey 7/8/2009 12:53:00 AM
This color is a dark pink. This is very glossy, and if you try to blot, most of the color does come off. This doesn't last too long, which is a letdown, since I am in love with the color. I thought the concept of having a mintiness was weird, but I actually like it, very refreshing. Still, I won't buy this one again. Maybe another color will last better.
Oh no, this is a disappointment. This has a water application, the color is streaky looking. The black isn't so intense, but still black. This will definitely smudge, and even fade with primer and shadow on. I wanted to like this, but I couldn't bring myself to. EDIT: Apparently, this needs time to settle? I revisited this recently, and I find there was much more color payoff than before, with the same precision. For now, I will continue to use.
Eyeliner -Revlon - Matte Luxurious Color Kohl Eyeliner in 01 BLACK TRUFFLE
Extacey 7/8/2009 12:48:00 AM
I am a fan of this liner. It glides on very easily and doesn't smudge. You will need to go over a few times for the color to stand out. I'd say use this for a softer lined look, not a harsh line. My only complaint is that smudging it tends to make it disappear.
I too have this in blackest black. I am a huge fan of this liner! The applicator is easy and very controllable for a smooth line. In the short time I've been using it, I have had no problems with smudging or fading. The color is truly black, and has a matte-looking finish. This allows you to easily create thick or thin lines. I am in love with this liner, and will continue to purchase it. I am a fan of Revlon products. This does not fail to impress!
Eye Makeup Remover -Maybelline - Expert Eyes Eye Makeup Remover Towelettes
Extacey 7/8/2009 12:39:00 AM
It does remove the eye makeup, but it may also just smear it around until completely wiping it off. It doesn't 100% remove it as my eyelids still look a bit dark, but I think washing my face is the best way to fix that. The worst thing about this is that after wiping your eye makeup off, your lid will be left feeling very sticky for a good few minutes. The wipes are also a bit scratchy and irritating. I probably will not purchase this again, since I am positive I can find something better.
Eye Shadow -L'Oreal - HiP Concentrated Duo - Dynamic #828
Extacey 7/8/2009 12:35:00 AM
I'm mixed about this one. The golden shad is very pigmented and striking, but the dark brown looks a bit gray unless you go over it a few times. Together, these colors look beautiful if applied correctly. I ditched the applicator it came with since I am not a fan of the spongy ones, but I may see if using it makes a difference. I use the golden on my lid and the brown as a contour. This eye shadow looks 100% better if you prime your lids first. I think I would buy it again since I have taken a liking to how they look together.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Trio - Belgian Chocolates [DISCONTINUED]
Extacey 7/8/2009 12:31:00 AM
I will always love this eyeshadow. It was the first one I ever started using. The lightest color and the middle color are both very pigmented, but the darkest applies lighter than it looks. If you prime your eyes, this should have pretty good stay power, because without primer, it may start to fade. If you keep this eyeshadow for more than a few months, the colors will also begin to fade as well. This is really my only complaint, since I don't use the same shadows consistently, and I can't store this away for too long. I have no problem repurchasing, since it is quite cheap. A plus side to the packaging is the little mirror stored inside.
I have this, though in the spray-on packaging. Ladies, do not even bother with purchasing it in the spray version. It ends up being very messy, drippy, and makes it impossible to get an even coat. Spray it on your hand and it will fly everywhere. I can tell the product itself works extremely well, however. I'm pretty sure if I had been able to get an even coat on, the hair removal would've been almost flawless. The spray-on canister barely contains enough product for one use, which is a waste to me. Will buy again, just not the spray-on version of this product.
Fragrances -Coty - Harajuku Lovers by Gwen Stefani - G
Extacey 6/11/2009 9:49:00 PM
Love, love, love this scent. Smells very coconut-like, and sweet. The scent doesn't last too long though, so minus one lippie for that.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - HiP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner
Extacey 6/10/2009 9:13:00 PM
My new HG eyeliner, surprisingly. I love most L'oreal liners, this was easy to apply perfectly, and I didn't have to spend a lot of time on my liner, or worry about making a mistake and having to re-do my eyeshadow. It's a little pricey for a drugstore eyeliner, but it doesn't bother me much. It looks nice if you smudge it a bit. I use the smudger from one of my Maybelline Define-a-line liners. It only smudges on it's own if you put it on your bare eyelid, and this is because some people's eyelids get oily. If you prime it with something, even foundation, or apply this over eyeshadow, it won't budge. You may have to touch it up after a few hours, but with a lot of eye makeup, you'll need to touch it up anyway. The packaging is kind of bulky, and not so airtight.
I love the very dramatic, dark black and slight shine it has. Excellent stay power with or without primer. However, my only complaint would be the applicator. I don't really like the brush tip, it's not a good idea for those with shaky hands. I won't remove a lippie for that , however, since many people who have steadier hands will have no problem with this. For shaky hands, I recommend using a separate liner brush.