My 13 year old daughter really wanted blue hair, and she picked this one up after I got recs from the MUA hair board. I'm impressed! The bleach that comes with the kit took her naturally brunette hair down to platinum quickly and the dye is a great electric-blue color. Exactly what she wanted! I can't say yet how long it lasts, but it's still very vibrant 2 weeks later. It does shed a little color every time she shampoos, though, but she uses old towels and dries it completely and we haven't had any trouble with transferring. My only complaint is the application bottle--a brush tip would have made application much easier.
Yawn. I bought this one because it looked like a deep raspberry in the store, but on my nails it's just a cool-toned red creme. Nothing special, and not great with my warmish skin. That said, it applied beautifully and could be an HG red for someone with a different skin tone.
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Megaliner Liquid Liner- Brown/Brun
DCMALJ 11/6/2008 4:42:00 PM
My first successful foray into the world of liquid liner! I've tried other inexpensive ones with disastrous results, and was planning to go to Ulta and try the UD colors...but I'm glad I read the MUA reviews first. I decided to give the $2 one a try first, and wow. I'm impressed. It applied perfectly, even with my extremely limited experience with liquid liners, and the color is perfect--I'm at the age where I'm leery of "fun" colors on my eyes. The name of this color is misleading--it's a shimmery bronze that looks great with my blue eyes and is natural-looking without veering toward the no-makeup look. I'll definitely buy again!
A great product for oily/acne-prone skin. Ideally I'd use it weekly, but don't get around to it that often. I always pull it out when my skin starts acting up, though, and it heads it off really well. I'd recommend buying it in the tub (available at Sally) instead of the tube, though. It's a better per-ounce price, and the consistency is too thick to work well with a tube--you need muscles to squeeze it out.
First of all, I admit I'm a drugstore MU girl so I don't know how this compares to HE foundations. After trying several different d/s foundations recommended by MUA for my oily skin, though, I'm back to this one. I've used it for years and thought I was probably missing something great by ignoring the pricier foundations, but apparently not! This one gives me just the right amount of natural-looking coverage (I apply it sparingly with my fingers), controls oil better than any other I've tried, and a dab of it doubles as concealer.
I've been hunting for a red lippie I can wear, and I think I found it! Reds always turn pink on me, but this one is dark enough and heavily pigmented enough to give great coverage. It was the smidgiest bit too cool-toned, but I added a layer of Colorstay Lipglaze in Stay Ablaze, which is a slightly too transparent, warmer red, and ended up with a gorgeous, shiny deep red. Yay!
Love! I got this in Forever Fig and liked it so much I picked up Perpetual Plum. Lasts well, applies nicely, and a great balance between sheer-lip-glossiness and opacity. I have a terrible time finding lippies I like, and both colors work well on me--maybe I just got lucky, though. :-) The scent is noticeable, but I kind of like it, and it stays a bit tacky but I don't mind that, either. I like the feeling of moisture without greasiness.
I'm going to have to be the dissenter here--nothing terribly wrong with this product, but like all the Suave moisturizers I've tried it was thin, didn't absorb quickly, and left me feeling dry and itchy by the end of the day. It does seem to firm somewhat, but I expected more after the reviews here. I'll stick with Jergens or Vaseline. Edit: I tried it again, sucked in by the price, and I like it better this time...I have no idea whether the formula changed or I did, but I added a couple of lippies. =D
I not only would, but *have* repurchased this product several times! I first tried cuticle oils (what a mess!) and creams (often waxy and sticky), and neither seemed to do more for me than just regular hand cream. This stuff was like magic, though, and it absorbs quickly with no greasiness or stickiness. I use it religiously at least twice a day (I have one tube at home and one in my purse), and never need cuticle removers or nippers any more...they've been erased! Some people complain about the scent--personally I like it. Kind of fruity and sherbety, and I don't get the chemical undertone some have mentioned at all.
I'm sure this color looks great on some skin tones, but on me (palish and warmish) it's more band-aid than anything. It's a pretty enough color, but the gold shimmer than sold me on it in the first place is invisible in all but the brightest light.
I'm giving this one 4 lippies only because there are sooo many red shimmers out there and this one isn't really unique. It *is* gorgeous, though. It's a deep, rich warmish red, but the shimmer cools it down to where I'd call it neutral. The shimmer is what makes it special--it has a beautiful satiny/velvety glow. Applied beautifully, like all the Misas I've tried.
I like it! I've been a Great Lash user forever, and I'm finally branching out. =D I wasn't sure about the teeny brush at first, but once I got used to it I loved it! It lets me get into the corners of my eyes, and it does a great job of separating and lengthening without adding a ton of volume, which is what I like. It's great for a natural look. One note: I do use this brush the same way I use all mascara--with the brush held vertically, rather than doing all the lashes at once horizontally. I get a better natural look that way. YMMV!
This is one of those colors I only did 1/2 a mani with and knew that it was coming off. It has a similar finish to Bright Lights, Big Color--similarly sheerish, same sparkly shimmer, same green shimmer, but obviously a totally different base color. It's a pinky-copper, and I thought I might like it better than Ruble For Your Thoughts, but the overall effect looks to me like a frosty pink my grandma might wear. On me it has *more* pink than Ruble and seems to be cooler toned. Could be great on the right skin tone, I guess, but on me (pale and warmish), ICK.
I tried this product because someone recommended it on the nail board, but I was amazed at how worse-than-useless it was! It's in a pump spray bottle and smells a bit like polish thinner or remover--and acted like it on my mani! It actually made the polish dull and sticky, and it took *longer* to dry than without it. Weird. If you want a drying product, stick with drops--Essie and China Glaze make good ones, and I've heard good things about OPI's.
Treatments -Barielle - Hydrating Ridge Filler with Silk Fiber
DCMALJ 10/5/2007 2:07:00 AM
I'm going to have to disagree with the other reviewer, I'm afraid. I came across this product while looking for Barielle Natural Nail Camouflage, and bought it since I couldn't find Camo. It's *not* a good substitute! Camo is an amazing base coat (see my review of it), but this one was gloppy and did not apply smoothly, and does not last well for me unless I use another base coat under it. If you're looking for just a ridge filler, OPI's is much better for 1/2 the price.