I love Hynose and let the sales assistant talk me into trying the Hynose Drama. It's really really not good and I can't wait to use it up and go back to regular Hynose (I'm too frugal to just get rid of a tube with anything left in it at this price point). The brush is super weird and makes application difficult. The formula is goopy and that combined with the bad brush gives you 4 clumped-together lashes. They are dramatic and dark but very clumpy and the lashes point off at weird angles. Unless you take a lot of time to work with them and try to spread them out it's just a mess. But the worst of it to me is the way it flakes off and ends up on my face by the end of the day. I can't think of another mascara I've used that's done that - definitely not the regular Hypnose. This ends up with little pieces all over my under-eye area and I look like a ghoul by lunch time with dark rings under my yes. So in conclusion - I don't like it and will not be buying it again.
This is a great color - on me it seems a brighter pinkier version of my own lip color. The texture is nice - not too shiny and goopy like a gloss but definitely has a gloss to it. It doesn't dry my lips. The packaging feels good & substantial - not cheapy. The scent is a downside - very reminiscent of a fruity Bonne Belle Lipsmacker from back in my middle school days. The only other downside for me is the shimmer stays behind as it wears off and leaves little specks of tiny glitter on my lips. I think I would buy it again - maybe try another color. The price is high but I think all-in-all worth it.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Honey Lip Treatment SPF 15
LSJ2002 5/12/2012 10:00:00 AM
There are things I really like about this: the smell is a yummy lemony smell (normally I hate any scent in makeup but somehow this works), the texture is very soft and moisturizing, the packaging is excellent with the screw on tube cover so it doesn't open in my bag. But there are a few things I'm not wild about and probably would not buy again. The color Honey is not quite right for me - a little bit too terra cotta. I find I have to layer a lipstick over it to get a good color. Also I don't think it has any staying power at all -- I guess that is to be expected since it's more like a lip balm than lipstick. Even with those cons I would still like it enough to buy again but the price is just too high to justify. I might try the same in a different color - if the color was better on me it would be a worthwhile splurge.
Love this foundation! The texture is so soft and silky - it glides on your skin super, super smoothly. It gives my skin a very soft look -- like it's been airbrushed. The Lancome counter person said it's not good for people with dry skin, which I have, but I tried it anyway and haven't found that to be an issue. The only downside is that it's pretty sheer; wouldn't be good for someone who wants full coverage. I like the package - it's a low, wide glass jar that you dip into. I like that I'll be able to get every bit out of it without wasting any like pump-style bottles or containers with small openings. Will definitely buy again.
Self Tanners -Hawaiian Tropic - Island Glow Daily Moisturizer [DISCONTINUED]
LSJ2002 6/9/2006 12:10:00 PM
This was a great find, thanks to this website. I've tried so many brands at so many price-points and this one is an excellent value. The color is subtle and natural. It does have a slight self-tanner smell but not nearly as strong as most others brands. It builds up gradually so it never leaves enough color at one time to cause streaking. And it doesn't wear off in patches like some do. Also, I put it on after showering at night and wait only a few minutes to dress and it has never come off on my clothes or sheets. It does not have a tint so if you need immediate color this won't work for you.