Mascara -Revlon - 3D Extreme Mascara - Blackest Black
MissHikerGirl 1/29/2012 3:12:00 PM
Not impressed with this mascara. The rectangular handle on the brush wand made application awkward, as I couldn't rotate the brush very well as I applied. The brush itself left goops of mascara on my lashes, though I liked the idea of the ball on the end of the wand.
Definitely won't make you look like you have a "million" lashes, but this does a great job of separating and darkening the lashes. I found that it was not goopy, clumpy, or dry, and that it didn't smudge throughout the day. Very good quality for a drugstore mascara.
Eyeliner -Milani - Liquif'eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil - brown
MissHikerGirl 11/22/2011 10:48:00 AM
Oh my, this eyeliner is terrible! I tried to save some money and switched to this drugstore brand, but it smeared all over my eyes and under-eye area within a few hours of wear (and I always use Urban Decay eye primer). This is a no, no, no for me, although I'm jealous it works for so many other women. I don't understand how eyeliner can stay on some eyes, but not on others. This definitely did NOT stay on me. It went in the trash--I was too disgusted with it to bother driving back to Rite Aid for a return.
Moisturizers -Philosophy - Hope in a Jar - for all skin types
MissHikerGirl 11/22/2011 10:41:00 AM
It took me ages to get used to the strong lavender scent of this moisturizer, and for a while it was a major turn-off. However, the effect of the moisturizer on my skin keeps me coming back. My skin simply drinks it up, and I find it is so much plumper and brighter now that I've used Hope in a Jar for about three years. It provides very mild exfoliation, and I think that's why my skin is bright and fresh-looking (and I'm 31, not in my 20s). It absorbs quickly and moisturizes well, even in winter. When wrinkles start to develop on my skin, I might have to retire Hope in a Jar and get something more potent, but for now, I love it and it's a staple in my beauty routine.
Moisturizers -Cerave - Facial Moisturizing Lotion - AM SPF 30
MissHikerGirl 1/2/2011 10:44:00 AM
I really like this moisturizer. Yes, it's a wee bit on the heavy side, but it's incredibly moisturizing. I have oily skin, so I do have to use blotting sheets throughout the day, but my skin feels very comfortable because of this moisturizer, and the SPF 30 is a huge plus. It doesn't break me out, and doesn't interact negatively with my makeup application.