I love this mascara. It gives volume, length, and doesn't clump. It lasts from morning to whenever you remove it. It's a great great one. The only - is that I used to buy Zoom lash and pay 13$ which, for a high end brand was very reasonable. This one is 21$. And the naughty one (fuller brush) is very wet at first, so be careful because it clumps. After a week or two, it becomes perfect though.
Styling Products -KMS California - Hair Play-Tacky Gel
icarle 3/11/2011 8:39:00 AM
Great on a super short pixie cut like Emma Watson or Carey Mulligan. My hairdresser used this on me when she cut my hair and I love the matte effect (I hate wet looking pastes....it looks oily and gross) and you can play with hours later if you wanna chaneg your look I go from polish for work to faux-mowak for the evening) without re-applying...Staying power is good, it washes off very easily. GREAT BUY.
I just don't think mousse foundation is for me. I hated the Maybelline one, I don't like this one. At first it gives a nice silky finish but it lasts for about...an hour? I have combination skin and use a primer, so i shouldn't end up looking like a glazed doughnut. I think l'Oreal is sometimes desperate to come out with new products just for the sake of it. I will pass on that one in the future.
Lip Gloss -Clinique - Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine-Sugarplump
icarle 3/1/2011 4:48:00 PM
Amazing color, good staying power, not too expensive for a high-end product. I got it as a sample and boughtthe full-size. Will try other colors soon. Love love love!
The coverage is close to none. Foundation is supposed to gives you an even, glowing complexion, is it not? The "cold" feeling you get when the brush touches your skin is very weird and lasts a semi-second (what is the purpose???) and overall it completly goes against the primary fonction of a powder. It's utter crap. I can't believe i bought it.
First of all I dont use it as an eyeshadow or a lipstick, only as a blush. The color is pretty, but you have to have a very well-moisturized skin because if your cheeks are somewhat dry, this product will look flakey on you (that's my case, I have combo skin and although I exfoliate and moisturize, Canadien winter get the best out of my skin) So even though I LOVE sticks (blush, foundation, concealer etc) I'm not too sure about this one. I won't buy again though, I can probably find something else, even if I have to pay a bit more!
Lip Gloss -E.L.F. - Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15 - Pink Kiss
icarle 1/14/2011 3:33:00 PM
I don't like it. The color is weird, the staying power is close to none, the smell is awful, and it's very cakey. I usually like ELF products, I buy a lot of their products but I wonMt be buying those lip gloss ever again!!!
I have Mocha Swirl. I like it! I spent money in the past on cream eyeshadows with little success, it always seems to slip away somehow. This one is good, although I never use the lighter mocha, only the darker one (I like strong makeup....) and it's easy to apply with your finger, as a good staying power and is not too shiny. The color is a pretty. The only con is that it does creases a bit, but it's very minimal. It might not be HG, but for 1$, it is very good.
I like it, but I don't LOVE it. First of all, before a friend recommanded this, I did not know what a "lifter" was...Nor did I know how to use it. I use a brow pencil, and my brows are fairly thin, so I need to define them. I am also a natural blonde and my hair are artificially dyed dark brown so I need help in this department.....otherwise it looks weird. Anyway! I love the sophisticated look a lifter gives you. If you like natural makeup, don't buy this! I use it on the outer brow bone, just a slight touch (otherwise it looks very white) and blend it my my finger. What I don't like about this lifter, is that it doesn't blend very well...It kinda look like a stain if you're not careful. You need good lighting!! Sunlight if possible!! But it's a good + if you wanna add some sophistication to your makeup.
This mascara does do much. It's not the worse I bought, but it's not good...It's very runny at first, and you there is a very fine line between not working your lashes enough and getting them totally clumped together. yet after 15 years applying mascara, can't seem to get the twist with Volum Express. There are many other cheap solutions with better solutions, like full n soft or Lash blast. Won't purchase again...
Bronzers -Bonne Bell - Blend n Glow in Natural Blush
icarle 1/13/2011 1:44:00 PM
This an excellent blush. Very subtle. it blends very easily and gives a very nice glow. No need to re-apply. For 6$, it a great find! I can't believe there are such good products for such low prices... I will use it over and over. I highly recommand it.
Here is my recipe for a great night mask: one tsp of 10% organic yogurt, two drops of virgin olive oil, and a squeeze of fresh lemon. Even though you feel you could put that mixture on a fancy salad, it gives great results: my skin is moisturized, my pores less visible and it gives a great glow. I use it at night after my usual routine, and before moisturizing for the night. It DOES leave a slight oily feeling even after you rince thoroughly but i don't mind. In fact, I dont wipe anything with a towel, because it would also remove natural skin protection and my skin is sensitive. VOILA!!
It's my first time buying a Pantene product for a specific haircolor. I am not a natural brunette and my hair are fairly short and not very damaged. I am a dark chocolate brown. The shampoo is pretty decent...My hair is shiny and vibrant but I didn't noticed any difference in terms of color. I used it all throughout my 4 weeks in between color and my color didn't move, it got a little lighter as usual, nothing out of the ordinary. You always looses half a shade after 4-5 weeks, especially when it's not at all your natural color and you've been going darker recently. It takes a few trips to the salon to settle the color in and have a permanent dark hue. To my experience in any cases. So this shampoo, although very decent, does not do much for color, but it does give me a vibrant, shiny look.
Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
icarle 12/16/2010 6:39:00 AM
I use the monistat shafing gel everyday and I am satisfied. I also bought the Smashbox one last year and was very disappointed so my experience with primer is not a constant one. I got studio secrets as a sample and used it three mornings in a row. I love it! First of all it does not have that greasy texture that other primer have, and it's easy to apply. I used it on my T-zone only. It made my makeup stay put for hours. Usually by the time I get to work I have to retouch everything. I will certainly buy it after I run out of shafing gel (which is discontinued anyway) It's a good alternative to higher end products which are not necessarily better. I recommand it. **EDIT: I have noticed that if you use very little as some users say in this review, it tends to not work very well. You don't have to use half the jar, but you do need a little more than a trace of product. Anyway I do....
I use the tea-tree oil for an overnight moisturizer: I prepare 10ml of almond oil with 3 drops of tea-tree oil. That gives you at least two weeks of daily treatment. A little goes a long way since it is oil, but it works wonders to purify and moisturize the skin. A bit like Decleor. I have combination/oily skin, with sensitive areas, and it makes my skin glowy and clear. Maybe it's not good for skins with a tendancy to break-out though.