Mmmm. The gel version of this smells delicious. I have to stop myself from sniffing my skin for hours after I shower! It leaves my skin very soft and moisturized, and the price can't be beat.
I was really upset when Neutrogena discontinued their eye makeup removing lotion, and I was looking for a new one. I decided to give this one a try, and I've gotten some pretty good results. The bottle is kind of hard to use, though. You have to squeeze it to get the product out, and the bottle isn't really designed for that. However, the product itself is pretty good, and removes all of my eye makeup. It's a little bit runnier than the Neutrogena one. Just make sure not to place it IN your eye, because yes, it will burn. If you keep it away from your eyeball you're golden.
I purchased this with high hopes and I was pretty pleased. -At first, the packaging freaked me out with the narrower head. It's also lighter than my other Maybelline mascaras. -The wand kind of hurts my eyes, however. Too fat to reach my inner lashes effectively, and in this respect reminds me of Lash Blast -Applied kind of wet and watery but not a big deal -Clumped a little bit, not much -Nice volume, okay length. Didn't leave my lashes crunchy at all. -Overall I was pleased with the wearability. It's nice for everyday. For reference, I have short brown lashes and my favorite mascaras are Maybelline One by One and Jordana Best Lash Extreme.
Eye Shadow -Lancome - Color Design - Strappy Sandals
bananachan 11/21/2012 4:47:00 PM
This is a very, very light pink, and is exactly what it sounds like: a sheen, not really an eyeshadow. Its pigmentation leaves a lot to be desired, and if I want even a highlight color, I have to dig into the shadow with my brush. I got this as a GWP from a friend, so even if I had bought it, I would not buy it again.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
bananachan 11/11/2012 10:11:00 PM
Ah, Clean and Clear, how I adore thee for making these. I used to use ELF's blotting sheets- after all, they were only a dollar for 50 sheets, and I had oily skin that needed a solution, pronto. However, the thin paper texture of those sheets (and many others) simply was not getting the job done. Then, I spotted these, in the very adorable Hello Kitty limited edition packaging to boot. It was probably the best thing for my skin. I only need one a day to control oil, and the rubbery texture is perfect for lifting oil but not makeup. There is a small adhesive tab on the inside of the package that is perfect for popping sheets out instead of having to struggle to only remove one sheet. Folks, if you're looking for a perfect oil blotting sheet, this is it!
Not really bad by any means, just not that great. I have it in the lightest shade, and I found that it oxidized on my face not too long after I applied it. It applies kind of thick as well. I thought the spatula was a cute idea, and pretty necessary because this stuff is thick. Not all that liquidy at all. I did like the finish it gave, almost like my regular foundation CoverGirl's Natureluxe. I won't repurchase, though. It may be cheap, but it's not my favorite.
Yikes! It seems like I'm in the minority, but this is my FAVORITE lip balm. I've tried a lot of them, trying to see which one would work best for me and this one is IT. I haven't had the bad reaction some are having. It applies smoothly, doesn't taste horrible, and makes my lips very, very soft. The only problem I have with it is the packaging- the cap can come off quite easily. I'd rather it snap in place more snugly.
This is a pretty, pretty pink. The bottle has just a bit of shimmer in it, but after it is applied, it dries to a matte finish where you can't really see any more of the shimmer. It dries very quickly, and it is easy to layer coats. I applied Sally Hansen's Mega Shine over it, and it's lasted for quite a while with no chips. Very pleased! :)
Eyeliner -Mally Beauty - Evercolor Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner
bananachan 10/28/2012 10:11:00 PM
Pretty good, if you ask me. It's a quite pigmented eyeliner that doesn't tug, pull, or hurt when I use it to tightline or line my upper and lower lash line. I like the fact that it's automatic and retractable. However, the cap doesn't close all the way unless I REALLY push on it and secure it. It also smudges a bit, but not too badly.
Mascara -Jordana - Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
bananachan 10/21/2012 5:41:00 PM
Price aside, this is the BEST mascara I have ever used. I get amazing volume and length, which is important for me since my lashes are short and droopy. I experience no flakes, no drooping, nothing. It would be different if this was just an okay mascara but super cheap. It's a super cheap mascara with high-end performance.
Eye Shadow -E.L.F. - brightening eyeshadow quad - drama
bananachan 10/7/2012 3:56:00 PM
I received this for Christmas two years ago and it has lasted me quite a while. Though, I have to be honest; I don't actually use this as eyeshadow 90% of the time, except for the white. I mostly use the dark silver and black as eyeliner, and the lighter silver almost never gets used unless I apply it with the white. Like the name says, this gives a dramatic look...provided you don't try to use the black as an eyeshadow, which won't work out well.
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - Bamboo Angled Eyeliner Brush
bananachan 10/3/2012 9:39:00 PM
What can I say that has not already been said? I have two of these brushes, and neither of them have ever shed in the couple of years I have had them. The bristles are soft, yet strong enough to not bend all over the place when I apply eyeliner. I also use this brush to fill in my brows with powder, and it allows me to fill with a light hand. Plus, the brush is very cute and extremely affordable!
It's not necessarily bad...just, not all that great. I have this in black, which really is a nice color. Very pigmented. However, that and the price is really where the pros end. I bought mine about a month and a half ago, and it's already pretty dry. I don't even use it every day, maybe once a week. It's a bit difficult to apply for me, even with an angled eyeliner brush. Kind of streaky. After about three hours, it's smudge city on my eyes, even with UDPP. I probably would not repurchase simply because there are better eyeliners out there.
Yikes. I'm with the other reviewers on this one. Silver was the first liquid eyeliner from ELF I purchased, and I was almost scared to try any other because my experience with it was horrible. Applying it, the color looked great and I liked it. However, a couple minutes later, it dried and became extremely irritating, drying, and flaky all over my lids. Into the trash it went.
Toasted is absolutely beautiful. I believe it's one of those eyeshadows that seems to compliment every eye color and shape. It's extremely versatile. I can apply as a crease-only color for casual or all over for something a little more done up. It applies like butter, something I enjoy about most UD eyeshadows. Great, great product!