Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit
alexandramcke 3/7/2012 10:29:00 PM
So i was dying to try out this product and saw it at a little bargain place. It had the summer fruit flavor and two other flavors.. I picked up the summer fruit flavor.. The packaging is adorable, i LOVE it. The product however felt like i was just putting wax on my lips.. It seems the more i warm it up , the better it feels.. . but then the next time i use it, it just feels like wax again.. The product smells great, and also doesn't have a sour or gross taste to it.. However, I don't think i will purchase this flavor again.. I may try another flavor and hope it works better. this flavor was a waxy hands down.
I was so hesitant to buy this foundation. Usually covergirl foundations are horrible .. the price of this foundation was expensive for CG but i love it. It has medium to full coverage and is able to be built up . I am a person who HATES scented foundations, but this foundation has a very fresh scent, and once applied on my skin , i cant notice it. It seems like its hydrating my skin as well, and i have noticed a difference in my skin since starting to use it. I WILL PURCHASE this again.
I LOOOOOVE the packaging of this product. It is seriously so cute, and i just leave it on my desk or in a shelf sometimes because i love the way it looks. As for the product itself, it is extremely pigmented. I made the mistake of when i first used it taking WAY too much up on my brush. Speaking of brushes, it comes with this cute little brush, but it is virtually useless,and i do not use it. As i said, its very pigmented so you do not need a lot , and i would tap the access back in to the box as a lot of access comes off. I use the colors together , instead of using the pink as blush and bronze. It does give kind of a orangey color, but i put a bit of pressed powder on it, to make it look more natural. The bronze color is fairly shimmery, but it does not really show up on the skin. However, if you don't want that shimmery look, this is not the product for you. the pink is a nice baby pink and i think can compliment any skin tone. overall for the price, i think it is worth it. I was looking for a duo, and i know about the elf bronze and blush duo, but i cannot get my hands on it. I am not saying this is the same, but it is a fairly good duo. i'd give it a try if you are looking for an inexpensive blush bronzer duo.
one of the best drugstore foundations ,ever. Many colors to choose from. However, you must apply it in sections , as it does dry quickly on the skin. I recommend applying this foundation with a sponge or a brush as it can look cakey, so you want to really get a good application . It has medium to full coverage depending on how much you apply. I LOVE it, and absolutely will buy it again . It is fairly pricey, but i think for the price you get more than what you pay for. higher end foundations can get anywhere from $40 and up in price, so i think the price of this foundation is great, especially since it is comparable to some higher end foundations. LOVE it.
Pressed Powders -Cover Girl - Clean Pressed Powder Fragrance Free
alexandramcke 2/28/2012 11:25:00 AM
I used this pressed powder for about 2 months, ever few days .. I do not like it. I find the color 'classic ivory' made me look orange. I used a CG foundation in the same color, but the powder left me looking orange and I had a horrible orange ring around my face.. I tried to blend it out, and it just caked up and looked flakey. It emphasized the dryness on my face and I don't think it really did that much to preserve my foundation. for the price you pay, i think you get what you pay for.. It's nothing comparable to high end setting powders, but for people who are just getting in to makeup ,and/or are looking to save money, i think it would a good choice. I just will not use it again .
I used to use this foundation, the older version of it. It was more of a water based foundation and i found it had fairly good coverage, and it was good for the price. The newer formula has more of a silicon base, which makes it very thick .SO thick that it DOES NOT come out of the bottle. I can hold the bottle upside down for 5 minutes, and nothing comes out.. with banging the bottle to get product out, it just causes more suction, which will make it even harder to get the product out . It cakes up so easily and just does not flatter my skin at all. I used the color classic ivory in the old bottle, and the new bottle was not the same color. I will NEVER buy this product again, it is horrible. I will finish this bottle off, well what i can get out of the bottle, and be done with it forever. The only time i will use this is when i need to lighten up another foundation to suit my skin color.
I LOVE this mascara. Sometimes i use up to 4 mascaras to achieve the look i want. I want my lashes to look long, thick, full, with no clumping. This mascara agave me close to the the look my 4 mascaras were giving. It did a pretty good job and lengthening them, and with more coats applied it lengthened them more and more while also thickening my lashes. I didn't find that much clumping, and it was nothing i couldn't fix with the actual brush itself. The only downside to this is A LOT of extra product came out when i took the wand out of the bottle, and it's kind of difficult to put it back in, so I found a lot of product was wasted. It also dried out WAY too quickly. I keep my mascaras for about 3 months, and this didn't even last 2 months.. However, i really like this mascara so i do repurchase it. I just with it lasted 3 months and so much formula doesn't get wasted. Overall, GREAT mascara.
The look i like my lashes to have are long, thick and full. This mascara can help you achieve this look, however, i dont think it will get that look on it's own. The formula is fairly wet, but i find it dries out quicker than other mascaras. The brush is a very big thick looking brush which i LOVE ..I used this mascara a few days just on its own, and it just did not look good at all. It made my lashes very thick, but boy did it leave them looking clumpy and like i had about 6 lashes .. It gave my lashes a little bit of length, but nothing i can't achieve with another mascara. I was disappointed on how fast it dried out, i throw away my mascaras every three months, and with about a month or so of use, i could see a big change , and that it was drying out. I do repurchase this mascara every once in a while, but it's not a product I rush out to get and stock pile. It's great for thickening them, but beware of clumping , the more coats you apply of this mascara, the more it clumped. Everyone has different eye lashes, so it may work great for you on it's own, but for me, it did not.
I LOVE l'oreal mascaras, and this is one i can say i have repurchased before.. I usually use more than one mascara at a time to achieve the look i want. The look i want to achieve is long, full , thick looking lashes. I like them to loook dramatic without looking like i've used 100 coats of mascara. This mascara has a fairly unique looking brush which i like.. I find i lengthen my lashes with another, and this mascara separates while giving a little bit of thickness.. I don't like the look my lashes get with just using this mascara alone. I find it i use more than two coats of just this on its own, it starts to clump, which i do not like. Like i said i do repurchase this mascara every once and a while, but I can live without it.
So i was recently using a mascara combination of not, 2, not 3, but 4 mascaras to get the look i wanted.. I want my eye lashes to be lengthened, and also very thick and full. I had gone away from telescopic as this was not in my recent routine. I recently picked up a new tube of telescopic and fell in love with it again .. It does not really make your lashes look thick and voluminous, but boy does it ever make them longer.. I have never used a mascara that makes my lashes lengthen like this mascara.. The formula is fairly wet, which i don't like, but i find as i use it more and more , as it sort of dries out, it works better. I get a little bit of clumping, but nothing i cannot fix with this mascara, and with another mascara i use with this. That being said, I do , use another mascara to thicken up my lashes , while still keeping them from clumping .. With the Telescopic and another mascara i get the perfect looking lashes and get sooo many compliments on them .
Normally i LOVE l'oreal mascaras, especially telescopic, so i thought i would try Voluminous False Fiber Lashes. ... Well first off, the handle is not tight on my mascara, i can hear it making this 'clicky' noise... While i apply mascara, i feel like the wand is going to just come apart.. The overall application, it goes on fairly wet, which makes my lashes clump together, which is not the look i am going for.. It makes me look like i have about 5 lashes.. I usually have to go in with another mascara to de clump and and fix the mess the Voluminous False Fiber Lashes has left my eye lashes in... I notice when dried it was very flakey and not flattering look with black specks all over my face. . I will NOT be purchasing this mascara again .. For the price i paid, it was NOT worth it at ... However, i must say , obviously everyone has different eye lashes so it may work well for you, but it certainly did not for me!