Eyeliner -Revlon - Grow Luscious Lash Liner - 002 Espresso
Ashley1958 7/8/2012 12:03:00 PM
I really wanted to like this liner but, like a few people have already stated, it irritated my eyes and made my eyelids swollen and puffy. It was horrible. There is something in the ingredients that, apparently, does NOT agree with some people. It's too bad they can't change this to a hypoallergenic forumla and remove whatever the irritating ingredient is, because otherwise this liner is excellent - goes on smooth, rich pigment, long lasting. I'm very sad that I had to return this. :( I gave it 2 lippies instead of 1 because it really IS a great liner - IF it doesn't make your eyelids swell to the size of eggs.
I have combo/oily skin and I am very IMPRESSED with this product! I wore this all day in the HEAT and HUMIDITY and this stuff did NOT budge. For a tinted moisturizer, the coverage is excellent. Usually TMs give little to nil coverage - but not this one! I love the high SPF factor AND the fact that it's fragrance-free and oil-free! These claims are hard to come by in a TM. Be warned though: Give it a chance to settle. When you FIRST apply it, it does feel a little heavy (like sunscreen), but this goes away within a few minutes after the skin absorbs it. So don't apply then go "eeewww!" and wipe it off right away. Give it some time. :)
This product does EXACTLY what it says: gives a nice airbrushed finish with SPF protection. I am AMAZED and totally in love with this powder. Why? Besides the fact that I got it on sale at CVS for $7 and besides the fact that it gives great, flawless coverage with a natural finish, I love it because it's a DUAL purpose powder. It can be used over your regular foundation to set your makeup OR can be used alone AS a foundation. I feel that this powder is light enough to wear on top of makeup, yet somehow heavy enough to wear alone. It's truly a GEM in every way!!! If you are looking for a product that will give you that "I'm not wearing any makeup, I just have beautiful skin naturally" then this powder is for YOU. I am FLOORED at the quality and price of this product. I have tried MANY high-end brands of powders and this one beats them ALL hands down. PF, please do NOT EVER stop making this powder. It's PERFECT!!! NOTE: The only thing negative I have to say is what the heck is that little brush for? The label claims it's a "buffing kabuki brush." Umm...no, it's not. It's a tiny little flat fan brush. LOL But that's okay, I just ignore the brush and use my own kabuki brush. I swirl my kabuki around, then tap it off, then lightly tap onto my skin, then buff in circles. And voila! - you are ready for ANY type of lighting, event, flash, etc. Sorry this review was a bit long, I can't stop talking about this product!!! :) AMAAAAAZZZZIIIIIINNNGGGGG!
I got a sample of this from Sephora...and I WILL be going back to purchase it! It's great coverage, sooo smooooooooth, long-lasting, flawless finish, doesn't cake or run into lines, great oil-control too! I didn't have to touch up ALL DAY, which says a LOT considering I have oily skin. The pump dispenser is the icing on the cake. :)
Wow...ULTIMATELY disappointed!!! Expensive foundation that has absolutely NO staying power and slides right off my face. Will I purchase again? NO WAY. In fact, I am returning it. I'm glad Sephora has an awesome return policy.
I bought this in the "Natural" color...and I'm LOVIN' it!!!!! - Easy to apply (just blend in with fingers or brush) - Long-lasting all day color - Gives a natural flushed glow - Doesn't smell - Stays put (no smudging or caking) - No need to re-apply This is such a subtle natural hue of pink and sooo pretty! You can wear it with any color. Thanks, Pixi!!!
I also love this mascara!...BUT...(don't laugh!)...I actually like L'Oreal Extra Collagen Volume better! And it's a fraction of the price of They're Real. Like 6 bucks at Target! I couldn't BELIEVE a drugstore brand was better than a high-end brand!!! Don't get me wrong, I still like They're Real, but it's now my 2nd favorite because L'Oreal ECM took the 1st place slot. I am giving They're Real a high mark but I said "no" to buying this product again because I like L'Oreal better - and so does my wallet. ;-)
GREAT bronzer!!! This is the ONLY bronzer I have found that gives a natural glow, not orangey and artificial looking. You can use it for an all-over sun-kissed glow or use it to define and contour your cheekbones. I use it mostly for the latter and apply with E.L.F. Studio Blusher Brush along the hollows of my cheeks - this creates a wonderful contour and makes your cheekbones really pop! Love the finish - it's not shimmery or matte but somewhere in between...a really nice natural finish. I even put a swipe or two of it on my eyelids - really brightens the eyes! Highly recommend this bronzer and will definitely buy again.
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I picked this up from Target on a whim for 6 bucks. I had ZERO expectations because of the price. Boy, was I WRONG. Although I love E.L.F.'s makeup brushes, I had never tried their foundation. This is high-quality stuff, I kid you not. I have tried a LOT of high-end foundations and I have to say this one beats quite a few of them! I was immediately impressed with the way it glides on so velvety smooth with great coverage. Not the LEAST bit cakey or "makeup-y." It has a nice semi-matte finish, which is perfect - not overly drying. I put this on at 7 a.m. this morning...it's now 4:30 p.m. and I haven't had to touch up or do anything to it. Mind you, I have oily skin and usually by now you can fry an egg on my face. It made my skin GLOW and gives a radiant, bright complexion without being overly moisturizing or overly "dewy." This foundation is oil free and contains SPF 15. I also researched this at a consumer lab website and didn't see anything that would be comedogenic - it got EXTREMELY LOW scores on the comedogenic chart - that's GOOD news for non-pore blocking! Dirt cheap with a nice pump bottle. I am sooooo in love with this product. I think it's my new go-to foundation! I think this would be suitable for ALL types of skin. I know it's good for oily skin and for keeping the shine at bay (I'm walking proof of that)...I also think it would be great for dry and combination skin types as well, because it's not a "true matte" finish and not drying at all. Will definitely buy this again!
Lipstick -Revlon - ColorBurst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti
Ashley1958 6/9/2012 4:05:00 PM
FINALLY! A REAL coral color! I had to go to THREE different stores (two Target stores were completely sold out of this color!) I finally found it at CVS. I was so tired of buying "coral" lipsticks and having them look PINK. Tutti Fruitti is AWESOME. It's a really nice mild orangey-coral color (not pink!) with a hint of just the right amount of "glow." I use the word "glow" because I hate to use the word "shine" (that makes it sound shiny and greasy - and it's not at all). This "lip butter" is perfect in every way! It goes on smooth. Looks great alone or layered with something. I prefer to wear it alone. Why mess up such a beautiful color! Love the way it feels on my lips - very nourishing (it contains mango, coconut and shea butter) but not overly moisturizing, not wet or sticky. Will definitely be buying again! Quick update: After wearing this for hours AND eating, the color is STILL there. Staying power is quite impressive! Love everything about this product!!!
Jumbo size matte pencil with great pigment, velvety smooth application, non-drying and dirt cheap...what's not to like?! Also, I love the turn-click bottom. I bought this in coral from Target for $3. It's not as orangey as some corals (a little more on the pink side, kinda pinky/peachy/coral - very pretty!). I have used Nars matte lip pencils, and this E.L.F. one reminds me a LOT of it. $25 vs. $3...a no-brainer! I like this lip pencil so much, I'm going back to Target and buying the "Nearly Nude" color! NOTE: Hidden Easter egg, in case you didn't know (like me lol - I just happened to see it on another website), there's a sharpener that pulls out from the bottom!!! :)
VERY impressed!!! I first bought this in the taupe color but it was a shade or 2 too light...so I exchanged it for the dark brown color - and it's PERFECT. It's a pencil but goes on finer and in more detail than most pencils - almost like a cream/powder...and then INSTANTLY dries to a pencil finish. Because of this, it goes on a LOT smoother, more velvety than hard pencils. Doesn't smudge. Great staying power. No strange undertones. No sharpener needed (just turn the bottom) - HUGE plus for this feature! Comes with a nice little brush attached to the opposite end - another HUGE plus. Can't beat the price for the quality of it. Definitely recommend this product!
Mascara -Rimmel - Volume Flash The Max in Extreme Black 003
Ashley1958 6/6/2012 8:39:00 PM
Well, let's see...I kept stroking my lashes with the brush...over and over and over again...and kept waiting to see a difference in length and/or volume. Neither happened. 'Nuff said.
Blush -Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Dollface
Ashley1958 6/6/2012 8:34:00 PM
Love this blush! Very natural rosy hue of pink. Doesn't look like harsh pink blush. Looks like you've been sun-kissed with a nice rosy glow and flushed from the great outdoors. Not shiny or shimmery. Can be layered for more dramatic color for evening. I use Dollface on the apples of my cheeks while contouring the hollows of my cheekbones with Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer. This duo works very well together - or separately. I like the fact that it's formulated with a lot of natural ingredients. The price is a little steep, but it does have good staying power. The container is slightly difficult to open (but maybe I just got a defective packaging). Overall, great product and would recommend!
Simply BLOWN AWAY at this drugstore, dirt-cheap mascara!!! I was using Benefit "They're Real" ($25 at Sephora), and I DO like it a lot...but after using L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen mascara, I will have to say that "They're Real" is now my SECOND favorite. L'Oreal EVC is my new go-to mascara - and for a fraction of the price! I have tried other drugstore brands (from Rimmel to Covergirl and everything in between), and I have to say I have NEVER found one like this one. With ONE stroke I see a difference in length AND volume...with a few strokes I have runway lashes. AMAZING! I don't know why they call it "Extra Volume Collagen" - where is the "Extra Length" in the title? They are selling themselves short. It does BOTH! No flakes No cakeyness. No wetness. No clumps. No smudging (even in warm weather). And I didn't even buy the waterproof formula. NOTE: If you're not used to a big, fat brush, it might take you a couple of times to adjust to it (it did me because "They're Real" has a smaller brush with finer bristles), but you will master it after a couple of times - and believe me, it's worth it!