The positive to this mascara is that it does make my lashes look longer and fuller. The downside is that my lashes feel heavy and hard, they also instantly lose their curl. I've tried different methods of removal, but no matter how I try, I end up with fibers sticking all over my lids, undereyes and cheeks. To say it's messy is honest. The size of the wand is also problematic. I can't coat my bottom lashes without holding a piece of card between my lashes and my skin. I want to love this mascara, but the cons outweigh the positive. I look forward to trying other mascaras.
If "Pop" were opaque I would probably repurchase it. However, it is so sheer that finding a d/s dupe isn't going to be difficult. When I purchase HE makeup I want something unique that I simply can't find in another product (a special color, an enhancement or long wear time). Pop is a nice enough gloss, but I don't find it to be that special. It's kind of sticky, the brush hairs don't stay uniform during application and b/c of the brush I need a mirror to ensure proper application. It did last through lunch, but an hour or so later (two hours total) it was completely gone. The hunt for my lipgloss HG continues.
Misc Beauty Tools -Revlon - Revlon slant tip tweezers
minimad 3/29/2012 5:33:00 PM
You get what you pay for...saving for Tweezerman and hoping it lives up to the hype. Cons for this particular Revlon tweezer: you can't pull every hair you see, it breaks hairs (didn't know tweezers could do that) and the ends don't come together for a sturdy enough grasp.
I started using Summer Bisque about two months ago to camouflage my dark undereyes. It does the trick! However, SB does have a tendency to gather in my creases/wrinkles. Toward the end of the day I find myself using Q-Tips to try and even the powder out. Still on the hunt for my HG, but quite content to stick with SB until that day.
I followed the directions to the tee and ended up with a poor makeup application (forget an airbrush finish...it wasn't even close to that). I now store my lovely pink egg in the back of my makeup drawer as a constant reminder to myself that High End isn't always a guarantee of a great product.
I have the Mineralogie Cream Concealer. Insert HUGE frown. Once again I have a product that promises undereye coverage but comes out so sheer that it does nothing more than highlight the problem.
It's already humid and hot here is South Florida. Some days my job requires me to work outside in full makeup no less. I've tried ELF Mattifiying Powder to soak up the t-zone oil and it dries my face out completely, messes up my makeup and just ruins the overall polished look I set out with in the morning. I was so disappointed with the mattifying powder, regular paper towels and everything else imaginable that I didn't even want to try these when my Birchbox arrived. Silly me! These are fantastic. They soak up all of the excess oil and give me the confidence to keep on going through mid-day. The packaging is terrible (ripped on first day), but if I need to store it in a sandwich baggie to keep it dry and safe I'll be happy to do so. Repurchase again and again :)
This is my go-to eyeshadow for times when I'm in a hurry to get something on my lids and get out the door. It's a soft champagne frost...just enough color to add a little spark to my eyes. I love the pigmentation and durability. The container is clunky and I can't seem to pick up the e/s with my regular brush, so I do use the included sponge and it does a great job of packing the shadow onto my lids. I doubt I'll need to repurchase for several years, but when the day comes when I hit pan, I'll be back in the makeup aisle getting my replacement Cover Girl Mink.
This is a gorgeous coral polish that leans toward red (I think there must be more than one version of this polish...because the descriptions from each reviewer are so different). My experience with the formula and application are the same as other MUA reviewers have stated: streaky and not opaque...as in the color on my nails is different than in the bottle. I also have darker spots on some areas of my nails and think it might have to do with the gloopy nature of the formula. Day two with no topcoat and I have ruboffs at the tips and two nails with sizable chips. I had high hopes for OPI and do plan to try some of their other colors (I see their ads and drool LOL), however, this is not my first use of HE polishes and I'm finding more and more than I enjoy the formulation and color selection of DS products such as WNW and Sinful.
Savage is an intense bright teal. It is entirely matte; there is no shimmer or shine unless you use a topcoat. I don't think my husband cares for it and I'm still iffy about the color. However, a younger gal I work with told me how much she likes it (she's super nice, but I don't think she's ever said anything about my makeup/hair/nails) and later in the same work day, a much older male coworker told me that my nails were "pretty." With compliments like these it's making me wonder if I'm reluctant to use it again b/c I'm just not used to such an intense color. I think I would like to retry Savage using a glitter or crackle coat. The matte finish could definitely use a little depth. Staying power with Sally Hansen Mega Shine isn't so great...I'm going to try a different topcoat and see if it works better with this formula. All said, I love the selection and price of Sinful nail polishes!
This is a beautiful matte coral that leans toward pink. I'm fair with yellow undertones and finding a flattering coral is difficult (nail polishes, blush, clothing), but this shade of coral is terrific! Two coats is opaque, however my white nail tips are still visible under the polish. Also this polish (with Sally Hansen topcoat) did chip and show rub offs on day three. Overall I'm happy to have such a pretty polish and will repurchase.
Diamond 'Lil is a muddy disaster. Usually my shadows don't budge with UDPP, but this stuff smeared. The color is gross and shiny, and the product itself is poorly textured. I can't believe this is HE makeup. Really disappointed!
Kitten is a frosty, shimmery mess. The fallout is horrible. And despite a copious amount of UDPP it did not stick to my lids. This is my first experience with Stila and I wanted to love it. I've already been drooling over other shades, but I'm unlikely to purchase from them any time soon b/c Kitten really is that bad.
Kendal is a pleasant purple gray pastel. The color is muted and can be worn to work or out for a date night. The cons of this product IMO are how quickly it rubs off the nail tips. I use Sally Hansen Mega Shine top coat and with practically any other polish I get at least a week worth of wear before it starts to rub off or chip. I'm on day number four and every single nail looks bad (and I've worn this polish a few times before and noticed the same problem). The other issue I have with Zoya Kendal is that during application the product goes only where you place it. I know if I were better at manicures this would be a terrific feature. However my hands tend to shake and every edge is wavy or crooked. I wish this polish would do as other polishes have and help spread themselves more evenly over the nail.
Lava Lamp is neon orange. I really don't like this color. It reminds me of a construction zone. It is especially unflattering with my fair skin. So much for being on trend this season : ) The few pros of this product are that it applies easily and is well packaged.