BB Cream -L'Oreal - Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream
Bottles 11/28/2012 5:10:00 PM
I was very intrigued when the BB trend started, and since I tend to love almost all of L'Oreal's products I went with this one first. I do not love the little needle nose tip, it's hard to get back into the long slender cap sometimes. The formula comes out white with blue beads, and even when I emulsify in my hands first those beads tend to feel gritty on my skin. It matches my skin OK and does a pretty good job of evening things out, but I agree with other reviewers that it can be a little orange sometimes. I always put foundation right over it, so I do not know about it wearing off. I think I will try Maybelline's version when I run out.
Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild - FastDry - Teal of Fortune
Bottles 11/28/2012 5:06:00 PM
Absolute junk. The color is pretty on the bottle, but it took 3 coats to even get a semi-opaque finish. The drying time was longer than expected for a quick dry, and the glitter looks cheap and not distributed evenly. The polish chipped in the first day of wear for me. I guess you really do get what you pay for sometimes.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow
Bottles 11/28/2012 5:03:00 PM
ICK. After falling in love with L'Oreal's Infallible creams, I thought I would try Maybelline's version because they were on sale and had a color I wanted to try. Whereas my L'Oreal shadows are creamy and easy to blend, this was sticky and putty-like. The color payoff sucked, I could see my lid in streaks even after 3 coats. It made my lids feel like I rubbed Elmer's glue on them. The color creased and did not wear well even for 6 hours. Gross. I will be sticking to my Infallible, take my word of caution and do the same!
I have always wanted to like Great Lash, because of its insane popularity and cute pink and green tube, but I always hated it. I wanted to try Baby Lips and Wal Mart had a pack with this mascara in Very Black and a tube of the balm for $5, so I picked it up. Ironically, I ended up disliking the balm and loving this mascara! The brush is perfect for my eye shape and the formula makes my lashes look great! I love this and will be buying again - finally the iconic tube lives in my makeup case!
Lip Treatments -Maybelline - Baby Lips lip balm in Pink Punch
Bottles 11/28/2012 4:55:00 PM
This product does not moisturize my lips at ALL, it actually makes them kind of dry and flakey. I do not enjoy the flowery taste, and the pink is pretty but it wears off very quickly and is not very noticeable. I will not repurchase.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Insta-Dry Fast Dry Nail Color
Bottles 11/28/2012 4:53:00 PM
I love these polishes. I am so impatient and drying drops and sprays seem to mess with the finish of my polish because my hands are in water all the time, so fast-dry polish is the best route for me. This comes in so many colors, and is pretty cheap most places. Always under $5. There are several finishes, but most of the colors I own are the creme. The coverage is amazing, one coat and the color is rich and even (no streaks even in the light cremes!) and the flat wide brush is awesome for quickly and evenly laying down color with less chance of mess. It dries super quickly, within a minute, and usually resists chips for a few days (some polishes don't even make it one day on me without chipping or peeling off). I am going to try some of the metallics next.
I have tried every curl cream in the world for my fine, wavy hair and this is the clear winner. It makes my waves look perfect and soft, and it doesn't dry crunchy or get greasy. It is expensive, almost $30 for a tube, but worth every penny (and you only need a small amount). I love this stuff!!!
Shampoo -L'Oreal - EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
Bottles 11/28/2012 4:49:00 PM
I have been curious about products like this since Wen came on the scene, but I could never plunk down the money to try that brand without knowing how I would like the whole "cleansing conditioner" thing. I had a coupon for $2 off of this, so I bought a bottle. I really love the smell, sort of a warm amber. I use this on days that my hair feels really dry and won't take well to the harshness of shampoo. I cannot use it every day, or it makes my hair feel really coated and flat and weighs my curls down, but I love having it in the shower for those dry days that I would have otherwise skipped shampoo and just conditioned, it makes me feel a little more clean.
This is my daily go-to blush. Even though I am very fair, I like a bright flush and this is the perfect shimmery pink-coral that pops without looking cheap. The price is well worth it, I have used it every day for years and haven't even hit pan yet. It wears well too, sometimes I need a retouch after an 8 hour day but not too much.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner
Bottles 11/28/2012 4:44:00 PM
I wear liquid liner on my top lid, and like a really sooty black line on the underneath to sort of match it, so this pencil is a godsend to me. The texture is really great and glides right on, even on the waterline, and the black is really intense. I took off one lipstick because it does smudge or run halfway through the day, but I will try UD's 247 liner next if the reviewer below feels it is similar but better.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner in Blackest Black
Bottles 11/28/2012 4:42:00 PM
I don't know what I am doing wrong, as other reviewers feel this is really black. I cannot get a solid true black line with it, it looks greyed out like cheap liquid liner on me. I much prefer my Lineur Intense.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup
Bottles 11/28/2012 4:40:00 PM
I love the regular TM foundation, so I bought a bottle of this along with the regular on a BOGO 50% off at Walgreens. I love the soft texture and the dewier finish. It's not as matte and the coverage isn't as heavy as the original, but it would be good for summer or lighter makeup days.
I have had this for ages and never used it a whole lot, because I felt like in the crease it looked like a bruise. But when my coppery-red Falling Star started to show more pan than shadow, I rummaged through my collection for a slightly similar color. When I came across Cranberry I decided to try it as an all-over lid color, and I loved it! Looks rich and sumptuous, without being too bruised looking. I love it, and I am so glad I found a use for it!
I bought this on a whim, it didn't look like much in the store but I needed a pretty brown shadow so I thought I would give it a try. When I applied it, I was pleasantly surprised that it is a bit of a plummy brown, with perfect sheen. I use it all over my lid, as I like a dramatic depth on my lid and not just in my crease. Looks great with a champagne highlight on the browbone and black liner. Wears well all day without creasing, wearing off or grease soaking through. I will buy again and be trying a few other colors.
I have very dry skin, and it itches insanely bad all year round, but especially in the cold weather. I have tried every lotion out there, even ones that claim to be for itchy dry skin, but very few have ever alleviated the itch. The ones that did required constant reapplication or only reduced the itch rather than taking it away. This lotion has finally cured it! The texture is great, midweight and absorbs easily, and it has a light fresh scent. It makes my skin soft and smooth even when I forget to apply it for a day. I haven't had itchy legs since I started using it a few weeks ago. This is now a must-have for me!