I've only used Maybelline great lash mascara before this brand and I prefer this a lot more. It doesn't clump when I put it on and the shape of the brush makes it easy to put on. It's cheap too, which is a plus.
This works perfectly at covering the slight dark circles I have under my eyes. I don't have it too bad but I don't get enough sleep being in school and working, so it helps to make me not look so tired. I don't have any creasing like I do other concealers, which is why I like this so much. The highlighter, on the other hand, is lacking and I wish that I could just get the concealer by itself. It doesn't seem to do much so I don't really use it.
Wet 'n' Wild eye shadows are great quality for their price. I prefer the colors in the comfort zone palette for my every day look, but this palette is my go to for a more dramatic look. Every good thing that people have to say about this is true. This is a must have for those on a budget like myself.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - 8-pan Palette "Comfort Zone"
bananasplitlady 3/19/2012 7:41:00 PM
I've heard nothing but good things about this palette, so I had to try it out and every good thing everyone has to say about it is spot on. I've never tried any of the more expensive brands of shadows as I'm a poor college student, but this is so pigmented compared to the other brands that I've tried, such as elf. I really recommend this for anyone who's on a budget but wants a good quality eyeshadow for a cheap price.
This eyelid primer is perfect for it's price and I'm very happy with it. I've never really used any other primers so I don't know how it compares but I really don't feel the need to try anything else out as this is so cheap and it works for me.
I heard great reviews about this product so I wanted to try it out. I've only had it for a short while but so far I really like it. My two biggest complaints about bronzers are that they are too shimmery and/or too dark. This one is the perfect shade to give me that sun kissed look and doesn't look obviously fake, and it doesn't make me all shimmery which also looks fake. My only complaint is that I have difficulty picking up the powder on my brush and really have to swirl it to get anything. But for the price, I can't complain too much.
Aside from me being allergic to the ingredient bismuth oxychloride within it, I really liked this as a foundation. I would have stayed with it if it wasn't for my sensitive skin. It's cheap and has decent enough coverage. I won't be buying again due to skin allergies though.
I love everything about this, however I am allergic to the ingredient bismuth oxychloride in it so I won't be buying this again. A little goes a long way and it's a great color. It's too bad that when I wear it it makes my skin break out.
I only have the shimmer and I am interested in trying out the other shades. I find that the shimmer is a bit too sparkly and I don't think that I'll get this again. I want to try the other shades though because of the good reviews regarding them and I will edit this after I try them out.
I have eczema and recently acne, dry patches, and rashes have been breaking out on my face. It took me a while to realize that the ingredient bismuth oxychloride was the reason because of this. This contains this ingredient so if you have very sensitive skin like mine, you want to be careful. As for the product itself, I found that it didn't provide the coverage that I needed. It's a bit of a disappointment and even if I wasn't allergic to this, I wouldn't be buying this again.
As far as powder foundation goes, I think this is a decent foundation. I have eczema and so I need non-comedogenic make up and it's difficult to find a powder foundation that doesn't contain bismuth oxychloride, which causes my skin to break out. Out of the powder foundations that I looked at, this one was the cheapest. It has a lighter coverage and it feels nice when I put it on. The only problem is that after a while it begins to smell bad, which other people have mentioned in their reviews. It's bad enough that I won't be buying this again.
Primer/ Corrector -Almay - Smart Shade Perfect & Correct Primer
bananasplitlady 3/19/2012 6:45:00 PM
I don't have much experience with primers as this is my first one, so I don't have anything to compare this to, however so far I really like it. I have eczema so I have to be careful about what I put on my face or I begin to break out in rashes, dry patches, and acne. I've been using this for a couple of months now and I haven't had any problems breaking out. I also notice that when I put it on it lessens the redness on my face a little bit more, however the difference isn't super noticeable. I really don't know how it is in making my make up last longer as I have nothing to compare it to. Other than that, I think that once I use this up I might try other primers so that I can compare, but so far my experience with this one has been favorable.
Foundations -New York Color - Smooth Skin Liquid Makeup
bananasplitlady 3/19/2012 6:35:00 PM
Aside from the horrible packaging, I really like this foundation. I have the foundation in barely beige and it matches my skin color perfectly. I also love that it's non-comedogenic as I have eczema and most foundations cause me to break out in rashes and/or acne. Really, only the awful packaging is keeping me from deciding whether or not I want to continue buying this product or look for a different foundation.
I've used this eyeliner in black and coffee and I really liked both, however I liked coffee a little bit more. It's really easy to apply and looks really nice. My only complaint is that my black one doesn't seem to dry completely and so if I accidentally touch my eye, I end up smudging everything and getting black all over. However, I seem to have smudging problems with many eyeliners that I've tried so it may just be me and not the liner.
Blush -New York Color - Powder Blush In Park Avenue Plum
bananasplitlady 3/19/2012 6:05:00 PM
I originally got this for my mom, however her skin is several shades darker than mine and it doesn't even show up on her skin. She ended up giving it to me and it shows up fine on my skin. My complaints are that it's very hard to pick up the powder on my brush and it isn't very pigmented so I have to put on a lot. Fortunately it was cheap, but there are even cheaper brands out there that are a better quality.