I don't understand why this gets really bad reviews. I have been using this since I started wearing mascara. I have tried so many different ones that I have a huge collections of mascaras. I always go back to this one. The only one I have found that I really like is Loreal. I even hate my Lancôme one. Mascara doesn't last long in general. The air gets in the tube and dries it out. Once it gets clumpy throw it out. This is a buildable mascara. I love that the brush is small and sleek so I have more control and it also allows you to go in lash by lash if need be without making a hot mascara mess.
Powder -Lancome - Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup
Taravolo 3/4/2013 7:16:00 PM
I love this. I have been using this for 5 years now after drugstore foundations no longer cut it for me. Your skin is so fun in your thirties...lol.. Anyway, this goes on like a matte finish. Does not cake and I feel like everything cakes on me. Does not sit in any of your fine lines. I feel like my skin is almost flawless. I have sensitive skin and I never break out from it. It also comes in a fragrance free which I usually get but I bought the fragranced one by mistake and I never had a problem.You can put it on wet or dry but I find when I have done the wet in the past the powder gets that shiny stuff on it and then eventually it starts breaking. The sponge applicator alone is to die for. I actually save all the ones from my previous compacts and wash them and save them for other stuff. Tip: Don't throw away the plastic cover thing that comes in it. Keep it to store your sponge so your compact doesn't get ruined from your dirty sponge. This is one thing in my makeup bag I cannot live without.
Treatments -L'Oreal - Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm
Taravolo 3/4/2013 7:05:00 PM
I really like this conditioner. I know it is a hair mask and not a daily conditioner but I use it everyday. I wouldn't say it repairs 2 years of damage in one use or even 15 uses but I still think it works very well. It smells nice. It is very thick also. I put some in a spray bottle with some water and I actually spray a little on my dry damaged ends and it works well.
I have the worst eyebrows ever. My teens and early twenties were in the 90's where pencil thin eyebrows were in style (think Pamela Anderson brows). I plucked my to death so I am left with skimpy brows. Trust me when I say I have tried every pencil and brow kit on the market. The best one I had was made by Maybelline but sadly this brow pencil was discontinued. I searched everywhere for a replacement and I found Rimmel at last. I actually love this one better than my other one. It is a true pencil not a retractable one. It sharpens perfect and stays sharpened. I have found retractable ones never get the fine tip you need to fill in perfect natural looking brows. It lasts all day or all night. The color is great. I got the dark brown. I thought it would be too dark and look unnatural but it is perfect.
Primer/ Corrector -Unlisted Brand - Monistat - Chafing Relief Powder-Gel
Taravolo 3/4/2013 6:41:00 PM
I read about using this awhile ago as a makeup primer and I thought wow that is weird. Let me just say it works. I have used many primers from cheap $3 ones to $40 dollar ones. I love the Monistat Gel. It goes on really smooth, almost velvety. Not greasy and I have really oily skin so this was a concern for me. It does not clog pores. I have sensitive skin and this does not make me break out or get a rash. My $40 primer just sits in the drawer now. I love it!