I'm not disappointed with this purchase, but I'm not fully blown away. It is a good mascara for everyday. It adds a good deal of length and defines my lashes well. It doesn't smear or flake during the day. I like it, but as it isn't as accessible to me as some other brands I probably wouldn't go out of my way to repurchase it either.
This is an excellent volumizing mascara. Anyone who likes L'Oreal Voluminous should give this a shot, as it definitely works along the same lines without the smudging. It lasts all day, gives great volume and is very black. On the down side, the brush comes out of the tube with way more product than necessary and it does start to dry out after 6-8 weeks, but for the price that isn't a huge deal.
I used to use any conditioner without noticing any real differences between them...until I used this. I love this conditioner. It is a bit thicker than many others, and I only apply it to the ends of my hair. It leaves my hair feeling so soft and combs through really easily no matter how I have previously styled it [teasing, hairspray etc]. I also really like the smell, though I don't know how I would describe it.
I love everything about this fragrance. I love the scent and the bottle--the price isn't even outrageous as fragrances go. I wear it every day and get a lot of compliments. Some people have said negative things about the lasting power, but I can still smell it on my skin 8 or more hours later. It definitely isn't the same intensity by then, but I don't mind that at all--I would much rather give people a subtle whiff than a crazy perfume cloud. I hope they never discontinue this.
Eyeliner -Milani - Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil - brown
modmaja 2/12/2011 7:56:00 PM
This is a wonderful pencil liner. Once it sets it lasts all day with no smudging/flaking/running etc. It is awesome for when you are in a hurry and don't have the time/patience for a gel or liquid liner. The one down side is that the pencil is so creamy it is hard to keep a sharp point to get a thinner line, but you could definitely run an angled brush across the tip of the pencil and use the product that way too.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Stylish Smokes in Natural Smokes
modmaja 2/12/2011 7:47:00 PM
It looks like Maybelline has since changed the packaging on this by changing the color proportions sort of ridiculously. All in all I like this quad a lot. The highlight color definitely isn't as pigmented as the others, but at least it isn't full of shimmer. The standout for me is the outer corner color, a very dark matte brown, which is incredibly pigmented--perfect for use as a liner! That shade alone I think is worth the price.
I LOVE this nail polish. It is easily opaque in two coats. Best of all is the lasting power! My nail polish often chips very easily because of how often I have to wash my hands at work, but this definitely beats out Essie/OPI etc. After a week I only had minor tip wear [for reference I use CND Stickey and Seche Vite]. If you can still find this color definitely pick it up!
I don't think this concealer is worth the cost at all. It does settle into fine lines around your eyes very quickly, and by the end of the day seems to have basically disappeared. I will say that the tube packaging and the amount you use mean it will last you a long time, but it is no miracle worker. I bought it as I struggle finding shades light enough for my skintone, but if that is not an issue for you I would encourage you to look elsewhere.
This is definitely an awesome everyday neutral shadow. I love to use it in the crease with Malt on the lid, and as I am very fair could build the color for a little more drama. I find that the texture of this matte is actually less dry and more pigmented than some of the other matte shades MAC has to offer. Quarry is gorgeous, easy to use and absolutely worth the price.
I love matte shadows, but this one is terrible! As others have mentioned, it doesn't apply evenly and is difficult to blend out. I love the idea of this color as a nice alternative to black, but it is so dry and hard to work with. It even takes some effort to use it as a liner as the color comes off so sheer. There are much better matte shadows out there, including many in the MAC range that have a totally different texture. This color is a definite flop--don't waste your money!