Mascara -Neutrogena - Healthy Lengths Mascara in 01 Carbon Black
amybabyyy 1/20/2013 9:07:00 PM
I came across a skinny black tube of this at Walgreens, and the package said New. I like the way it lengthens without feeling crunchy or looking spidery. It does for length what Maybelline's Full N Soft does for volume: it creates a nice, natural-yet-made-up look. I use it for my everyday work look.
I was walking down the cosmetic aisles at Wal-mart, and stopped when I saw this mascara. I'd bought it before, but Rimmel must have changed the brush and packaging, because it didn't used to work like it does now. The package I had bought before was bright metallic yellow and black, to match the tube. The new one is orange and black, same tube. Before, the brush was hard and plasticky, and didn't allow me to apply the product well. Now, the brush -- which has the same oblong shape -- has fluffier bristles. And the formula is lighter, but still as dark as it gets in extreme black. I used this formula to boost up my lashes after removing eyelash extensions, and noticed steady growth over 3 months. I'm hoping for the same growth results with this new brush. I highly recommend this mascara.
Like many MUA members out there, I just can't help but try almost every mascara I see. After seeing a friend's full, thick, jet-black defined lashes I had to know what mascara she used. This may not be new, but I love it for many reasons. For my wedding, I had eyelash extensions and allowed them to gradually shed with my real ones, but then had wimpy, thin, weak lashes. If you have weak lashes, this mascara is ideal because it's gentle, washes away easily, builds up to thick and dramatic even when you let your lashes dry between each coat, and your lashes really stay soft.
This is hands-down the best self-tanner I've ever tried. I bought this for Halloween when I dressed as Snooki...it gave me an even, beautiful tan. I've kept it because it dries fast, smells decent, and lasts about a week before starting to fade. Exfoliate well before application and let your sprayed body dry completely before getting dressed. I'm already tan, but this makes my skin look bright and even and has even helped me get rid of strappy tan lines from a trip to Six Flags.
Powder -NYX - Stay Matte but not Flat Powder Foundation
amybabyyy 5/9/2012 3:36:00 PM
I love the color and coverage of this powder. It mattifies in my oily zones and evens out my complexion. I gave it a 4 because I don't lilke the sponge applicator. I use a kabuki brush and it works much better!