Because of all the lovely reviews on MUA I decided to buy this product today (along with the cute brush)... I am absolutely 100% satisfied with this purchase. Once I got home I had to try it out immediately and I found that it's very "sensitive" for lack of a better term, but not in a bad way. What I mean is that you don't really need to push hard or rub the brush into the liner to pick up the color. One soft touch and it's on. It's so much easier to apply than liquid eyeliners, which I've been working on mastering for a good 3 years -_-. With Essence's gel liner I somewhat mastered it the first time I tried it, giving it even more brownie points from me. Now let's talk about the product itself: It is such a rich, matte black that only takes one swipe on the eye to make an opaque black line, which is awesome. It's waterproof (I actually didn't know that until after I put it on. I wondered why it took a good scrubbing to get it off and then I actually read the container. I honestly that it was just gel magic at first.) Lastly, it's long lasting. With other liquid eyeliners when I would wing it out, the wing would fade within an hour or more (I have watery eyes), but with this the wing stays for hours on end, until you take it off basically. I will definitely be repurchasing and since it's cheap that makes it even more easier to. I'm quite positive that Essence eyeliners will be the only ones I buy for a very long time.
Foundations -Hard Candy - Just Face It - One Step Foundation
MoniSams17 10/26/2012 4:16:00 PM
This is my all-time favorite foundation. My best friend actually gave it to me as a present because she knew I had been eyeing it for a while. I have annoying oily skin that always seemed to become worse with other foundations. But this one is a completely different story. Because it actually dries on my skin, it makes my face matte and barely leaves any shine or residue. I love the pump it has on the bottle. Definitely won't be purchasing any other foundations than this one.
I've had this for a few weeks now and I am quite impressed. Unlike my old primer from E.L.F. it doesn't cause little bumps on my forehead to appear (that really irritated me). But here's something strange that happened. I think it was because of my heater, I'm not entirely sure, but at one point, for a few days, the primer wasn't as thick as it should have been. In fact it came out runny and was a purple-ish pink color. It went back to normal of course, but it did make me question it's quality. Unless I find a better primer, I will be repurchasing.
I have this product in Red Dynamite and I think it's fabulous. I bought it just today and am wearing it underneath my Lasting Finish 01 lipstick. It's creamy, smooth and makes a great base for lipstick. I absolutely love how I don't have to completely color in my lips because all I need to do is shade the middle part of either my top or bottom lip, rub them together and viola! They're red! I will definitely be repurchasing when I run out.
So I bought this product just this morning and I have to admit it's really good. I love the strong red color and how matte it is compared to my other red lipstick from Wet'n'Wild which is quite glittery. I am honestly wearing it right now as I type this because I don't want to take it off! It's smooth and it doesn't feel heavy on my lips. Frankly, I only bought this for the cheer because it's tradition to wear red lipstick at competitions/games but I will probably wear it more than just those times. I do love the smell. It kind of reminds me of the holiday season which is coming up soon! I would recommend this to those who want some fiery red lips for a good price.
Treatments -L'Oreal - Everstrong Overnight Repair Treatment
MoniSams17 9/3/2012 9:52:00 PM
Oh my lordy, I am so happy I found this at Wal Mart. I absolutely love it! For the longest time, I didn't have horrible split ends like I did this passed year. I've had my hair cut a couple of times but each time I still found some. The worst part of it all was that I could feel how dead my ends were. :( But then I found this lovely product and decided to give it a try. Now I barely find any split ends, and my hair feels so good! What I did, was for a week straight, I put rubbed it in my hair (mostly on my ends) and went to bed. But from now on, I plan on using it once a week. Oh and warning: Don't use it if you have more than one other product in your hair. When I did that, I smelt burnt hair. But that could've been just me. Trust me when I say, give it a try. If it doesn't work for you, return it. Last thing, the smell doesn't bother me one bit, so I will definitely be repurchasing.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Plus White - 5 Minute Speed Whitening Gel
MoniSams17 9/1/2012 11:20:00 PM
Let me start off by stating, I have tried a handful of products to whiten my teeth. I've used Colgate Optic White and Crest 3D toothpaste and mouthwash, and none of those worked for me. But then I stumbled across this product and I am oh so glad I did, because this absolutely did the job. After two weeks, my teeth aren't absolutely white, but they're white enough to make me happy. My procedure changed during the process. At first I simply squeezed the gel onto the mouthpiece, but after a few days I decided to use a cotton swab and, in a way, painted the gel onto my teeth. After that, I placed the mouthpiece in. Of course, I made sure not to touch any other part of my mouth onto the gel because it does burn when that happens. Anyways, I left the gel on for 10 minutes and did the process twice a day for two weeks. Now my teeth are very bright. Though it was hard for me to notice because I kept looking at my teeth and barely saw a difference. Luckily my mom pointed it out. Also, a little tip! To maintain and help the whitened teeth, purchase their toothpaste. It does wonders!
Misc Beauty Tools -E.L.F. - Studio Makeup Mist & Set Spray
MoniSams17 8/29/2012 11:05:00 PM
I bought this a few months ago and I am pretty pleased with it. It does keep my makeup in place for almost the entire day and keeps my oily skin in check. I actually am not bother by the smell even though it smells like hair dye to me. The only itty bitty issue I have with it is it takes a bit to dry. Other than than, this product is exceptional.
Absolutely, LOVE this product. Honestly, I didn't think I'd ever define my eyebrows because I thought they were fine as they were. But now, with this product, I will be doing it all the time. In my opinion I like the brush applicator as it worked great for me. As for the gel, I love it simply because it blends easier than a pencil and I have no issues of color change with the powder. I will definitely be repurchasing FOREVER and will be recommending it to my friends when I get them more into the makeup world. :)
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Mega Plush
MoniSams17 8/26/2012 6:23:00 PM
To be honest, this mascara worked wonders for me. It made my lashes look much longer than they are, considering I have little Asian ones. Not only does it do that, my lashes feel soft when I'm wearing it and makes it feel like I have nothing on them. I did not experience any clumping, or crusting while applying and wearing, and it lasted me throughout the entire day. Even when I was sweating form the heat. Overall, I say it's a good product. I had no problems with it. Not even with the flexible brush. I will definitely be repurchasing and, this may be my mascara for a long time. :)