I like the brush! This mascara builds up nicely, and does not leave your lashes all hard and stiff which is what I'm used to. Makes my lashes longer, thicker, darker while leaving it feeling quite natural and soft. It is quite pigmented, which is good, because my lashes are already quite dark. The formula is not as dry as CoverGirl, but is not as wet and goopy as Great Lash - for this reason, it will not weigh lashes down but will hold the curl. You can use one or two coat just to darken the lashes naturally, or you can build it up nicely without clumping. I haven't had the need to use a lash comb (as I did for Lancome's Definicil) which is a plus because I hate having to put more effort than I need to. It does smudge a bit, but I haven't found a mascara (even the waterproof versions) that doesn't smudge (except for CoverGirl's mascaras).
This is an okay eyeliner. It does not go on smooth; in fact it is rather hard - lots of pulling and tugging (it's summer right now - wonder how much harder it'll get when applying in winter!). It stays on for maybe a couple of hours, then i need to reapply. Unfortunately I bought two, and now regretting it :P
Moisturizers -Avon - Maximum Moisture Super Hydrating Gel
Blue_Genie 11/23/2003 9:38:00 PM
I dunno if it was just my face, but this stung when I used it. I have sensitive skin, so I should know better than to use a non-creamy moisturiser. I think this would be good for pple with oilier and less sensitive skin because it is not greasy
Moisturizers -Revlon - C Absolutes Oil Free Radiance Lotion
Blue_Genie 10/21/2003 7:40:00 AM
This is okay. Moisturises, but nothing too special. In fact, because I have sensitive combo/dry skin, it doesn't really moisturise much. I much prefer L'Oreal's Hydrafresh moisturisers.
This is okay as a blush. I have it in Berry Blush. I don't normally use a blush as I don't need them, and this gives a very sheer tint to the cheeks, which I like because I find that blushes can make me look over made-up. I don't really like it as a lip tint because it's too drying.
Overall, I like the range of flavors, and I have most of them but my fave is Ladies' Mandarin. It moisturises okay, and gives a nice sheen. The pricing is pretty good too. One lipstick came off because the pot packaging is not very hygienic.
I like the flavor, but I admit that it can smell a bit strong, especially in summer. My friends will go "I can smell lollies/icecream/etc" when I use this. It moisturises okay, and gives a nice sheen and a very very sheer reddish tint. The pricing is pretty good too. I much prefer the Ladies' Mandarin lip balm when it comes to flavor/fragrance. One lipstick came off because the pot packaging is not very hygienic.
This body lotion has a nice soft fragrance. Not greasy and absorbs nicely into the skin. However, I have really dry skin, and it's not enough to just use this once per day (and I am using the one for Dry Skin). This would probably suit someone with a normal skin.
Eye Makeup Remover -Lancome - Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make-up Remover
Blue_Genie 9/16/2003 12:45:00 AM
I just started using eye makeup remover and this happens to be the first one I am trying so I cannot compare its performance with others. I found this to be okay. I'll wake up the next day with a slight mascara residual on my undereye, so maybe it's not that effective? I don't use waterproof mascara so it shouldn't be that difficult to remove it. I have sensitive eyes and am a contact lenses wearer, and I found this to be non-irritating. It leaves a film behind, but I wash my face with a facial cleanser afterwards anyway so it doesn't bother me.
I agree about the brush being short and spiky (and hard)- seemed to poke my lash line a lot during application (and making it itchy). I found this to be average; there are cheaper mascaras that do a better job. The formula is too wet for me - it takes ages to dry and applies a bit too gloopy and slightly clumpy for me. My lashes will look nice only after using a lash comb, which can take a bit of time to do. Lengthening and thickening effect are okay for my straight Asian lashes (thick but slightly short), and staying power is pretty good (however, this does smudge slightly at the end of the day). Overall, this mascara does its job at defining the lashes, but note that this is not a mascara that you can put on in a hurry. Heh, this is definitely better than Maybelline's Great Lash (but then again, anything is better than that!).
As said before, the colour is very sheer - adds only a hint of colour to your lips. The shine is great. Sticky (therefore longlasting) and non-drying. Just don't take the gloss off with a tissue - makes bits of tissue stick to lips.
Nice shiny gloss. Sticky and long lasting - doesn't slip off the lip. Not at all drying like some glosses can be. Very good to wear over normal lip colour to give extra shine to the colour. As i said in my other reviews for these little lipglosses, don't use tissue to wipe this off because it'll make bits of tissue stick to lips.
the glitter in here are tiny and not gritty feeling, as said before. adds to the shine of the colourless gloss. because it's sticky, it'll last awhile. Just don't try to take it off with tissue, coz it makes the tissue stick to your lips. And as suggested before, tie up your hair if u want to use this gloss.
Baby Pink makes nice gloss, and it's not too expensive. It gives great shine, not drying at all and lasts a long time for a gloss. I reckon it's quite sticky but the gloss needs to be sticky to last. Just don't try to take it off with tissue, coz it makes the tissue stick to your lips. Stickyness means tie up your hair esp on windy days. I have Baby Pink in clear, pearl and raspberry; colours are sheer and add a hint of colour. Great for people like me who prefer not to cover up my lips with solid colours.
I bought this in black and eggplant. Quite happy with them both. I like how it applies so smoothly and softly with little tugging on the eyelid. Staying power is pretty good as well, but it is currently winter now, so i can imagine if this would crease and slide off quite easily in hot and humid weather.