This gave me a natural-looking fan of lashes. I'm a fan of the brush, which curled my lashed nicely once I got the hang of it and didn't leave behind any clumps. It doesn't give incredibly dramatic results, and is quite overpriced in my opinion. I'll stick to my Maybelline Full and Soft.
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - Color Juice - Strawberry Smoothie
shannon804 4/28/2009 9:57:00 AM
Yuck. Feels sticky and goopy on lips, and it quite drying. The applicator is difficult to handle. These glosses look quite nice on, but for me, it's not worth it.
While the minty taste and smell are nice, I found that that this does not heal chapped lips. In fact, it tends to make my lips even more dry. I prder C.O. Bigelow's balms.
Great at reducing oil and getting rid of redness, although it's not a HG miracle product for me. I wish it came in a tube so I wouldn't have to get my hands so messy while applying it! When it dried out, I just added some distilled (deionized) water to it to replace what evaporated, and it was as good as new.
I have long-ish lashes, so for everyday wear, this is great. I also love how easily it comes off, and I don't have any clumping problems with it. If you're looking for something really dramatic, though, I suggest another mascara.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara in Black
shannon804 4/26/2009 12:07:00 PM
It does what it says it will do: LENGTHEN your lashes. (No where does it profess to be volumizing, and it isn't.) I have to use a lash comb to get rid of the clumps that the black side inevitable creates, so this takes some time to apply. It stays on all day without flaking or smudging, and is a breeze to remove-- just use water. My biggest complaint is that if you're not careful (and sometimes when you are), the white primer shows up on your lashes-- not cute.
Eye Shadow -Victoria's Secret - Beauty Rush cream shadow in Bronze Medal
shannon804 4/26/2009 12:01:00 PM
Great subtle color that stays on all day and is really easy to apply with your fingers in the morning. Unlike another reviewer, I think you get quite a bit of product (6 grams). I have been using this several times a week for 6 months and there is still plenty. Best cream shadow I've ever tried!
Eye Shadow -L'Oreal - Wear Infinite Eyeshadow Duo in Mocha Buff
shannon804 4/25/2009 8:06:00 PM
Beautiful shadows on all skin tones, but I am allergic to something that's in this line of e/s. It made my eyelids and surrounding skin swell after a few hours of wear.
Eye Shadow -Rimmel - Colour Rush Trio Eye Shadow - Maritime - 700
shannon804 4/25/2009 8:01:00 PM
Oh, Rimmel, how you have dissapointed me! I love many of their products, but this is not one that I even LIKE. It doesn't have enough pigment for me, but it has tons of shimmer. The color barely shows up when the shadows are dry. When wet, the color is more noticeable, but hardly lasts until lunchtime, when it fades into a weird sort of frosted silvery look on my skin. There are better blue shadows for your money.
Lipstick -Victoria's Secret - Very Sexy Sparkling Lipstick
shannon804 4/25/2009 7:51:00 PM
I have this in "Light It Up", and it's not too drying, as everyone has said. However, I can always feel the glitter particles, and they are not at all subtle. The glitter is quite chunky, almost like craft supply glitter, and I've had some men tell me that they can't look at anything but my mouth when I'm wearing this lipstick. I think it's best for nighttime on younger women (because glitter this flamboyant on a 60 year-old is not cute). Comes in a sophisticated cubical black container.
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Amazemint - Everything's Rosy
shannon804 4/25/2009 7:45:00 PM
Pretty pink shade with subtle shimmer particles.
Dark-skinned girls, do not buy the hype! I decided to try this after hearing great reviews, but it was far too orangey to work on my skin. I was also not impressed with the range of shades: ten shades of white/ivory, and about three for darker complexions. It is also quite oily!
This shampoo and its matching conditioner left my fine, silky hair so coarse and unmanageably tangled that I didn't even bother to finish the bottles.