This is one of those products that once you use it, you're asking yourself how you ever survived without it! For the longest time I've been using gel eyeliners and an angled MAC brush to apply my eyeliner. It took me a while to learn how to apply gel eyeliner evenly on each side AND it took at least 5-7 minutes to apply eyeliner on both eyes perfectly. With the NYX "The Curve", I literally did both eye's in under a minute! Because of the shape of the applicator, it is very easy to draw a straight line. Also, doing the perfect cat eye is a breeze! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who finds applying eyeliner tedious. I got mine at ULTA for $14.99, which at first I thought was a bit much for an eyeliner, but now after using it, I would definitely repurchase again. To me it is worth the price!
I've owned a couple high end finishing powders and none even come close to the NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder. It leaves your face completely matte and takes away all shine/oil. I find it also gives my face a lovely smooth look, like I've been airbrushed. I also found that unlike my high end finishing powders, the NYX last all day. I hardly ever have to re-apply it. The only downside is I wish it came in better packaging. Because it is so finely milled, it easy to spill it or use to much. To apply, I turn it upside down (making sure the lid is closed on tight first) and give it a small shake to allow the power to go onto the inside of the lid, then I turn it back over, tap the lid lightly and then open it. I use a Large Mac face brush, using only the powder still left on the inside of the lid to do my whole face. If you dip your brush in the powder itself you will most certainly get too much on your brush. You can't beat the price either!! Great product!!
I love this brush! Its great for applying blush! I find that unlike some of my other blush brushes (even high end ones), the F40 does not cause my foundation to move at all when applying my blush, or contouring . Great price as well. Definitely worth every penny!
Cleansers -Biore - Revitalize 4-in-1 Self-Foaming Cleanser
Dlrainer 3/15/2013 7:06:00 PM
I've purchased this product over and over. I mainly use it as a makeup remover. It is amazing at removing eye makeup, especially water proof mascara (usually takes 2 washes to remove waterproof) I'm not going to lie, if you open your eyes without THOROUGHLY rinsing your face, it will Burn your eyes! A small thing that can be avoided by limply not opening your eyes lol. Perfect for the gym or nights out because you can throw it right in your bag.
I have naturally long lashes and this mascara just didn't do anything for me! I've been using Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express ( which is amazing!!) for about 5 years but I wanted to try something new. The brush on the rocket is just too small. I feel like for people with short, sparse lashes it would work a lot better. I'll still use it til it's empty but won't repurchase.
Bronzers -New York Color - Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny 720
Dlrainer 3/15/2013 6:49:00 PM
Great bronzer for the price!! Apply with a light hand because a little goes a long way! You can always add more, but it's hard to take away!
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles
Dlrainer 3/15/2013 6:42:00 PM
I've had several high end concealers, and this one is right up there with them, if not better. A little goes a long way. For those saying it settles into fine lines...try using a primer and start off with a small amount. Apply with a MAC 239 brush (or any brush you have that is similar) Do not DRAG the applicator across your dark circles, dot it on and then use your 239 brush to blend it in. Works every time for me, flawlessly. Great packaging because you can easily throw it in your purse for touch ups!
This product is amazing! As someone who is obsessed with nail polish and paints their nails at least once a week, I would say this would be in my top 10 beauty products ever! It gives your nails that glossy look and dries your nail polish FAST. Perfect whether or not you are in a rush! My only complaint is that I wish I'd found it sooner! :) Got mine at ULTA for around $8.
This is one of my favorite Essie's! I always get compliments and people asking me what brand it is!
Great brush for packing on color to your lid! Love it!
Great for smudging or adding color to your crease, or corner of your eyes
Great for blush, bronzer and setting powder. Great brush!
Makeup Brushes -MAC - 224 Tapered Blending (Windshield Wiper) Brush
Dlrainer 11/25/2012 9:51:00 PM
Part of my makeup kit! Love this brush!
Great brush!! Love it!
This product it's ok. Does an ok job covering my dark circles. Prob wouldn't repurchase it when I run out, only because it wasn't something that amazed me.