Lip Treatments -Burt's Bees - Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
SlantySlanty 9/8/2011 4:04:00 AM
Like this product, it works on my lips. I know people complain about the smell but I honestly don't think it's that bad.. I actually kind of like it because it smells sweet. I also really like the fact that it gives my lips a rosy pigmented glow. It's not clear like everyone is saying but the color is so much like my own lip color that it enhances my lips. The only issue I have with it is that It doesn't hydrate for long... I have to reapply every 30mins-1 hour. I would repurchase.
My skin is weird. Let me just say when I first bought this product everything was fine.. it looked great going on and my skin looked fine when I took it off. I've been using this product on and off probably for almost a year now. I actually recently finished a bottle of this stuff and I gave myself a break from foundation and other makeup products for about 2 weeks during the repurchasing interval. Now, I don't know if the formula changed over the time period I bought my first bottle to when I purchased my second bottle, but I've notice this stuff has started to clog my pores! Especially around my nose. I have a feeling it's not the formula but my skin in particular. I have pretty dry, sensitive skin. I believe the time period from when I wasn't using this product made my skin sensitive to it. So -- foundation wearers beware of this problem if you have dry, sensitive skin like mine. Oh, and it should help to tell you that I apply this with a wet sponged wedge, which I throw away after first usage so I always will have a new sponge in hand when applying. It's not because I don't clean my makeup off well enough or because I'm not washing my foundation brushes (because I don't use my foundation brush.) as often as I should.
Top/Base Coats -Sally Hansen - Hard as Nails - Clear
SlantySlanty 8/29/2011 9:04:00 PM
I don't know if they changed the formula because of all the positive reviews, but this product blows. The entire layers chipped after a day. I even tricked my classmate into thinking it was the top layer of my nail, and he freaked out.
Great product if you want feather-soft lashes and length. Doesn't seem to hold a curl though, but I just curl once before applying and then curl again a few minutes after applying and that usually helps keep the curls held for the day. It doesn't really smear, doesn't have any odd smell, and doesn't flake. It's my favorite mascara and it surely beats a lot of department store brands.
Mascara -E.L.F. - Wet Gloss Lash and Brow Clear Mascara
SlantySlanty 8/26/2011 5:15:00 PM
This is a great product for my eyebrows because it keeps them tamed and in place for the whole day. I don't really use it on my eyelashes since it doesn't seem to do much other than make them shinier. I use both ends on my eyebrows and I gladly repurchase every time both ends of the tube runs out. The only con is the fact that it does give minor blemishes/pimples on the ends of eyebrows (this is because of the wands), but that can easily go away with some tea-tree oil.