I got this product for free and it wasn't even worth that. It made my hair look and feel dirty in a different way, gross.
Mascara -Physicians Formula - Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara
Pekoe 4/12/2013 1:40:00 PM
This is easy to apply, with a simple brush and zero clump factor, but it feels a little bit odd on the lashes in that it never seems completely dry. The look you get is very subtle, which is really not to my tastes. This is for people who are interested in using all-natural products and want a no-makeup look and nobody else.
Lip Gloss -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Brilliance in 593 Crushed Grapes
Pekoe 3/11/2013 10:20:00 PM
I really loved this for a while when it was one of my only really glittery makeup items, but now having more it's definitely inferior to the others. The texture is kind of oily, although it's not as bad as some other WnW glosses, and the glitter is chunky and tends to bunch up in certain areas or come off of the lips entirely.
I got this in Mauve Delight because it was cheap and I wanted to try different lip gloss formulas. Turns out the fact that it was cheap was a blessing, because I quite dislike it. It feels too sticky and heavy on the lips, the color fades quickly, and there's a weird unpleasant tutti-fruity scent.
Is this a colored pencil? It sure feels like it. This product is not very pigmented, requires more pressure than I would like to have to use so close to my eye, and starts to fade in a few minutes.
Honestly, most moisturizing products seem to work about the same for me. This one was effective but didn't stand out from anything else I've used on my cuticles in terms of function. I did like the scent, though.
I was very excited to try this out when I picked up Diva Deluxe. These glosses promise lovely colors that "[capture] all the light of a prism" -- which is to say that they are duochromes according to the display. Diva Deluxe is supposed to be a bright pink with a gold duochrome. Unfortunately, these glosses do not deliver. There was very little gold shine in the tube and absolutely none on the lips, and even the nice pink color doesn't last long. What really turned me off, however, was the texture: it's very oily, almost as if I put vegetable oil on my lips and add some pigment. Pretty gross, to be honest. I've heard good things about other Black Radiance products, so I hope they're better!
Lips -Burt's Bees - Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers in Champagne
Pekoe 1/8/2013 6:42:00 PM
Good product, not the best color. These tinted balms are last a decent amount of time, and have a nice minty taste, although the small circumference makes them more difficult to apply than they should be. This particular shade, however, is pure shimmer and frost in a pink that's so pale it's almost white. I'm sure there are people out there for whom that sounds perfect, but I don't think making my lips paler does anything for me. I would still consider buying this again in other colors, though.
Lip Gloss -Wet 'n' Wild - Megaslicks #577 Red Sensation
Pekoe 1/8/2013 6:14:00 PM
I truly wanted to love this, since I usually like Wet n Wild's inexpensive lip products and the color is lovely! Unfortunately, the formula is awful: it smells weird, as if they were trying for some kind of sweet vanilla but failed miserably, the texture makes it feel like you're putting olive oil and pigment on your lips, and the color begins to fade by about fifteen minutes of wear time. Pay a few more dollars and find a better gloss!
This is my base coat at the moment, as it was the cheapest thing I could find that contains added vitamins. As a base coat, it's decent: keep the mani on and stains off, but it creates a surface that's just a bit less smooth than my natural nail. As a lengthener, it doesn't seem to do anything. Like a lot of Jordana products, usable for a tight budget but not impressive.
Mascara -Jordana - Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
Pekoe 6/29/2012 2:24:00 PM
Since I find Jordana's cheaper mascara line lacking, I didn't have high expectations of this product. However, it turned out to be a great buy, especially considering the price! This mascara adds noticeable length (it's not gonna blow you away, but you can see it), holds a curl pretty well, and lasts all day. I do get some flaking after a few hours, which is easy enough to fix but still annoying. Overall, I definitely recommend this if you want a bargain mascara that actually works, although it could be better if it did more and flaked less.
Lip Gloss -Isadora - Mega Wet Gloss - Fruity Red #27
Pekoe 6/7/2012 12:05:00 AM
This is not, in fact, a red gloss but rather a bright pink with gold shimmer. It would be a great color for me if it lasted longer, but unfortunately it appears notably less pigmented after only a few minutes. Oddly enough, it's also one of the stickiest lip glosses I've tried, and the stickiness lasts for hours -- it's just the color that goes (which makes the stickiness seem pretty pointless since I have to reapply anyway). That's my biggest beef with this gloss; if it was at its full intensity for at least a few hours without eating or drinking, I'd probably love it, but the fading color means its only average in quality. It's probably also worth mentioning that there's a strong (fake) vanilla scent and a slight taste to match. Doesn't bother me much one way or another, but I can see it bugging those who prefer unscented and unflavored products.
Possibly the most boring mascara ever. It makes my eyelashes black... and that's about it. I'm almost done with my second tube and I have never noticed any significant changes in the length, volume, or curl. of my lashes. And yes, it does flake a bit. Only buy this if you're in need of something very cheap to use temporarily.
From the holiday trio. I do enjoy glitter, and for that reason alone this was worth the price to me. In truth, it's only an average product, given that the glitter is kind of sparse and the brush is difficult to use and prone to bent hairs that need to be cut off. Also good for mixing with a bit of another lose glitter on your hand for a more intense sparkle!
From the holiday trio. Thin, slow to dry, and the brush on mine has a lot of wild hairs. Not a fan.