Brows -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - Tinted Brow Gel in Blonde
LolaMay 3/10/2013 4:28:00 PM
I have been debating getting this for so long, but I finally broke down because ULTA just had a double points promo for all purchases so... PROS *Quick, easy way to do brows *Stays on *Slight sheen, which looks natural for me because hair has a natural slight sheen. *The applicator allows for a small amount because of the type of bristle which is good because it helps decrease the chance for too much product on the brows. However, there is a con to the applicator. See below :) CONS *Pricey *Not the greatest shade range. The blonde works for me, but the colors have a gold color/undertone, which I honestly would have liked an ash blonde better. I can still use this, probably more in the summer when my hair naturally lightens, but this is not HG. *The applicator should be smaller. The large size makes it difficult to apply to the eyebrow tails correctly. I know there is a pencil, but I was looking for a tinted gel for ease and quickness.
Liquid -Make Up For Ever - Mat Velvet PLUS Matifying Foundation
LolaMay 2/21/2013 4:09:00 PM
PROS *Matte finish (Good for oily skin) *Medium to full coverage buildable *Great shade range *Did not break me out (I have oily, acneic skin - cystic acne) *Decent lasting power, but this still does not last as long as my Revlon Colorstay. CONS *Settles into fine lines. I'm in my 20s with very fine lines from being an expressive person, and this settles into those lines (forehead & smile) making me look older. *Quite expensive
I was hopeful for this because I was desperate to try to at least calm my cystic acne. I didn't expect miracles because my acne is hormonal, but I got no results from this. I have oily, acne-prone skin (hormonal, cystic acne). My acne is a constant hormonal, which means that I have it all the time, not just when I get my period. I used this consistently every night after fully cleansing my face. Unfortunately this did nothing to decrease the amount of time of the cystic acne, decrease painfulness or size or frequency of breakouts. I also did not like the packaging because if too much dropped out of the dropper then it would get all over the bottle, and it could be hard to control the amount.
I discovered this foundation from a YT review by glintzy, and I'm very glad I did. I have oily, acne-prone (and active acne) skin. PRO *Great packaging! *Long lasting *Good coverage. You can vary coverage by method of application. In order to avoid the cakey look, I use a damp sponge (Walgreens dupe for Beauty Blender) and bounce it on and add more where I need it) *Sets/dries down *Doesn't dry as quickly as Revlon Colorstay *Lightest shade is good match for my "Snow White" skin CONS *A little pricey for drugstore, but good price if find on sale *A little more creamy than Revlon CS so I only use this in the winter or on days I won't be sweating too much
My eyelashes are fine (not full), longish, and blonde. PROS *Cheap in price *Slightly more wet mascara, but definitely not as wet as some Maybelline *Dries quickly for the level of moisture in the mascara *Nice brush CONS *Not as intensely black as I would like *Does NOT hold curl, weighs my eyelashes down *Not that lengthening *Tends to clump, and I'm a pro at declumping my lashes :/ Overall, I am not impressed with this mascara. I'm glad I got it on such a good sale. I have to top this off with a waterproof mascara in order to keep any of the curl and add more black intensity. I would not recommend this.
I have long, fine, curly hair. My haircut is long, blended layers, with face framing layers and long side-swept bangs. I have always been on the hunt for a product that would help define my curls without the stickiness given by other products, such as gel, mousse, and regular pomade/wax. I still use some leave-in conditioner, mousse, and a little hairspray (because otherwise I'm a frizz ball), but this helps me use less of the other sticky-inducing products. Because of the texturizing from this product, I also get a little bit of volume, which is nice. I like the volumized, natural curly look. I will definitely be buying this again....new staple hair care product! EDIT: I had to come back and agree with people commenting on the scent. Although I don't hate the actual scent, it is so overpowering, that it lingers ALL day and I even feel like there is no point to wearing perfume because it is undetectable in comparison to this. I decided to try the KMS spray wax, which I will be reviewing soon. Sneak peek: WAY better scent.
I got this in a value set from Too Faced's Vintage Sale, so it was relatively cheap for getting a full size of all products in the set. For reference, my eyelashes are very blonde, thin, and long. PROS *Very black *Thickens CONS *Expensive *Dry and hard to work with formula *Flakes badly *Runs so when I use it I only use on top lashes *Have to use over a lengthening mascara that holds curl because it does NOT lengthen or hold a curl. I have found a way to use it up since I didn't want to throw it out and waste my money, but I would not repurchase this.
I bought this in the blackest black. In reference to the growth claims, I do not think this helps a ton in extra growth, but it does condition my lashes very well so they do not break off as quickly. PROS *Good pigmentation *Adds good thickening at lash bases *Conditions lashes which help in the growth process. *Decent price *Makes my lashes look fluttery and luscious *Average length CONS *Seems to dry out quickly so I feel like I only get a month and a half of use from it. *Hard to apply to middle to ends of lashes because of the brush and formula which makes achieving the desired look somewhat difficult.
Lip Gloss -Victoria's Secret - Beauty Rush Colorshine Gloss - Grape Escape
LolaMay 11/20/2011 9:48:00 PM
I bought this because I had free $10 to VS through a card I received in the mail. Since this was a 'colorshine' gloss, I assumed it would have a decent amount of pigmentation, but I was very wrong. PROS *Decent smell if you like a grape Lip Smackers kind of smell *Shimmer CONS *Pretty much no pigmentation even though it's called colorshine *Tastes like a little lipgloss you buy for a young girl *Expensive for the amount of gloss you are given *Applicator barely pulls out any product...I don't even have big lips and I had to dip it in 3 times to cover my lips with product. *Not very glossy. Overall, I am extremely disappointed in this product. I buy highly pigmented lip glosses since I don't like lipstick, and I feel that the name (Colorshine) is misleading. I will be giving this to my 8 yr old niece.
I really like this bronzer. I bought it at TJMaxx for half price :) PROS **Very pigmented **Nice brown bronzer instead of orangey **Adorable packaging! CONS **A bit pricey
PROS **Nice pigmentation, but can be a little sheer depending on the brush, but buildable **Beautiful coral **Nice golden glow, but no obvious shimmer **Adorable packaging!! CONS **Pricey, I was able to buy this for half the price at TJMaxx!
This is a great natural, not too obvious, great glow highlight :) PROS **Cheap price **Nice packaging **Good amount of product **Great golden highlight **Gives a good, natural glow that blends very well into my blushes **Not too obvious of a highlight CONS **Can be a little powdery **If not blended out well it can look a little chalky but I haven't even had a problem with that. I'm just saying that from right when I swipe it on without blending it.
I bought this during the big NYX Anniversary sale this summer. PROS **Very black **Good length **Decent volume **Wet-ish formula, so it makes it easier to build coats **I like the wand, makes it good for bottom lashes CONS **Wet-ish formula, which can stay tacky for up to an hour after applying....I sneezed at work and my top and bottom eyelashes stuck a little together :/ **Doesn't hold a curl that well, I have to hold the brush on the tips of my eyelashes pushing them up and back so it dries that way.
Mascara -Physicians Formula - Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara
LolaMay 9/8/2011 11:55:00 AM
PROS **Doesn't smudge **Thickens very well **Held a nice curl **Lengthened some **Organic, so no bad/unhealthy ingredients **Separates great **Cute packaging CONS **Dries out quickly b/c it starts out as a drier formula **Don't get a lot of product compared to other mascaras **Somewhat pricey for how quickly I would need to repurchase it do to it drying out.
Bought this when it was 40% off at CVS and had the $5 coupon....so it was cheap at that moment. PROS **Very cute packaging **Nice smell **Adds a beautiful glow without a very obvious shimmer **Get a lot of product CONS **Bulky packaging **Pricey for the product