I'm on my second. I have the gold color. Usually I wear shimmer, so this is great at keeping my shadow pigmented throughout the day. Recently I've been wearing mattes on top of it and it tones down the shimmer a lot. It isn't very pigmented, but it's the best eyeshadow primer I've ever used so far. No creasing for hours. I've worked 8 hours and then run errands, and the stuff is still on my lids. I wore it in Disney World all day long and it didn't budge. I don't think I'll try the other colors b/c of the reviews, plus I don't wear those colors too much. The gold works great because you can put it all over your eyelid, up to the browbone.
Wow. I have used a lot of mascara, high end and drugstore. This is still the best so far, especially of the Maybelline family. It does everything and doesn't clump. Never have to re-curl my lashes. If I could change anything, it'd be to make the brush a wee bit skinnier.
I love the formula, doesn't wipe off on my oily lids. I have the brown/black color and it's perfect. And it's opaque. However, I hate the felt tip applicator. It's my fault for becoming accustomed to Maybelline's Stiletto applicator. But it needs to be a smidgen longer for people with long lids like me. If I can work with the narrow lid and thick felt-tip, I may give it a higher overall rating. For now, 2/5.
I love the concept of this, but the color is not what you think it will be. The first few times I tested and swatched it, it was extremely watery and clear. It definitely is light violet, and while it's not sparkly, it's definitely shiny. I was expecting something that was a deeper purple, but whatever. HOW TO APPLY: Sweep one layer to draw out the shape. When it is COMPLETELY dry, draw another layer on. Don't apply too much or the shine will look ridiculous. This liquid liner is waaay too high maintenance for someone like me who is always running late. I'll use this, but I don't think the formula compares to Stiletto eyeliner. The beautiful color and cool, easy-to-use applicator make this product worth around a 3.
Brows -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - Anastasia Five Item Brow Kit
MlizK 12/3/2012 6:02:00 PM
I am in love with Anastasia. I have thick, dark eyebrows and after waxing my eyebrows for about 7 years, I decided to take charge of my life. And save money. Instead of allowing untrained beauticians (no offense) to butcher my eyebrows into unnatural, mismatched shapes, I wanted a change. Will not repurchase simply because I won't need to. It is cheaper to get a kit the first time around. Such a bargain. I love that this comes with all the stencils, because my sister uses one stencil. Portable case is very useful for traveling or taking to the gym.
Misc Beauty Tools -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - Anastasia Tweezers
MlizK 12/3/2012 5:58:00 PM
These are fabulous! Precise, sharp, and pretty.
Buy this. I bought cheap eyebrow pencils my whole life. I hardly used them and I don't want to think about the times I did. This pencil is thin, easy to blend, looks natural, and lasts forever on your brows. Also, it matches perfectly with the brow powder. As much as I've used this and as long as it's lasted me, it has been very cost effective. Even if I had to buy more than one per year I'd still do it. And it has the brush on the other end!
Brows -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - Anastasia Brow Gel
MlizK 12/3/2012 5:55:00 PM
Love this stuff. I don't use it every time, but it really does help set the powder and make your brows look more natural. Make sure you don't use this until after you've done your makeup, because trying to clean the powder out of it can cause it to flake. Otherwise, I don't have issues with flaking, even if I rub. Actually, if you need to clean it up a little, use water on one of your fingers. I've found that works best. Sounds obvious, but who thinks straight during a makeup emergency? Way better than other brow mascaras.
Brows -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - Anastasia Brow Powder
MlizK 12/3/2012 5:53:00 PM
Perfect. I have medium ash. Buy a color lighter than you think you will need. My eyebrows are black, but I have light skin and brown hair. I'd recommend finding an Anastasia rep to help you out the first time. They're extremely well trained. My powder has lasted me about a year and I use it every day. Stays on my oily face all day.
The tube is pretty and shiny, and the mascara makes your lashes look healthy. However, it is a bit too heavy for my lashes. I have to curl my lashes before and after applying, as well as a few times during the day. Looks great, though. Gives volume and length, is bold and dark, but doesn't look fake. The brush is fabulous.
BB Cream -Maybelline - Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
MlizK 12/3/2012 5:42:00 PM
This is an example of drug store makeup done awesome. I love tinted moisturizers, because foundations are so hard for me to use. (I have very oily skin, with extremely dry patches.) This "BB" cream (does it really count? I don't know. More of a tinted moisturizer.) is lightweight, gives me moisture without the oil slick, has some SPF, and brightens my face. No, it doesn't really cover blemishes, but I end up having to always conceal my undereyes, so a few more swipes with the concealer don't matter. It does make my skin look healthier and lightly evens out my skin tone. I found it at Kroger for $5. Cute package, small enough to take with me if I'm traveling or whatever.
Mascara -Maybelline - The Falsies Flared Waterproof
MlizK 7/14/2011 4:00:00 PM
Can I just say, "wow"? Wish they had never put this in the Falsies family because it is SO much better than the original. Example: I always have to use an eyelash curler but when I bought this I didn't have one with me. It actually curled my stubborn, straight lashes on its own. Stays on incredibly well, and doesn't clump one bit. Much more natural looking than the original, too. This is replacing my Lancome Virtuose.
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Morning Burst Skin Brightening Cleanser
MlizK 6/19/2011 11:19:00 PM
Basically, smells like sweet lemonade and cleans your face without drying it out. It did NOT help treat or prevent breakouts (I do not have a big acne problem) and there aren't enough of those little bead things (seeds, according to the ingredients list) to scrub, which can be a good thing if your skin doesn't like scrubs. As for the brightening, I don't really notice any difference, not that I needed it. Used the whole thing and the pump is extremely convenient.
I love this color. Pink, pale, slight purple to it? It is a glowy pastel. I could definitely not find this unique color from another brand. The reason this got a 4 was because, like most OPI nail polish, it didn't last four days, even with base coat and top coat. I'd recommend this for a pedicure, but don't expect it to last very long on your fingers.
I wanted this brush for so long, and I finally gave in and bought it. If you think you will use this, for any reason, buy it now. It will change your makeup life forever. My favorite brush. Soft, big, easy to use, easy to clean, pretty, cheap, doesn't shed...yep.