I had a lot of problems with this eye liner... The first being that it doesn't glide on or draw any color on my skin. I have to push really hard and at that point it just smudges all over the place, rather than drawing a smooth line. The line it draws is never connected because I have to push so much. My second problem is with the packaging. The cap doesn't fit, especially the one that goes over the smudge tool. It keeps falling off and eventually was lost in the bottom of my make-up bag. Also, I can't seem to get the automatic pencil to twist up. And after a few hours of wearing it, I have dark smudges all in the circles under my eyes. I'm really surprised about all the great reviews this has gotten and the award from Allure. I almost feel like my pencil must have been defective or something. At one point, the pencil part broke off (maybe I had an old product that had dried out or something?). I couldn't even get it to draw a nice, dark line when scribbling on the back of my hand to test it out and I bought it in BLACK so I really don't understand...
Conditioner -Jonathan - weightless smooth no frizz cream rinse
candycorn 12/15/2009 11:11:00 PM
It's hard for me to give an objective review on this conditioner, as I use the shampoo in the same line, which really damages my hair. I guess, as a conditioner, it obviously does a better job than the shampoo but it is still not anything impressive. It has a nice coconut scent, which I really like. However, you have to use a large amount of the conditioner and it doesn't help with de-tangling your hair or provide any sort of silky/smoothness. I've very confused how it's described as "weightless smooth no frizz"- mainly the smooth and no frizz aspects. I don't notice any improvement in my hair and would not buy this again.
Shampoo -Jonathan - weightless smooth no frizz cleansing cream
candycorn 12/15/2009 11:05:00 PM
I was seriously disappointed with this product, especially because I had high expectations from this brand. It was so horrible that I was in complete disbelief. I've never used such a terrible shampoo, and I mean I've tried and disliked quite a few different brands. After using this, my hair felt damaged and sort of straw-like. Years and years ago, I used at-home hair dye kits and I remember when I was washing out the hair dye, my hair felt completely stripped and extremely course, until I used the conditioner that came in the box. That is pretty much exactly how my hair felt after using this shampoo. I was so frustrated because I have very healthy hair and never really dealt with extreme dryness or any of the problems I experienced after using this. I've come across hair products that don't work or don't seem to make a difference, but never something that made things worse, like this. It was ridiculously over-priced and I wouldn't even use it again if it was free and the last shampoo on earth. On top of all that, it doesn't spread through your hair at all, you just put it on top of your scalp and it kind of sits there, forcing you to use a lot more of the shampoo than you should have to, then again that is fine with me as I have no qualms about wasting any of this.
I too got the free sample from aveeno.com. If you're reading this review and not sure whether or not you want to make the purchase, I highly recommend signing up for their free sample. The results were amazing! After using the shampoo alone, the texture of my hair felt much better. I was so surprised as I've never really experienced a shampoo that seemed to do anything beyond simply cleaning my hair/removing oiliness. The conditioner was great too. I loved the scent of both and the soft, light feeling my hair had when I blow-dried it. Seriously, this is a great product and I was quite pleased. As soon as I finish off my current bottle of shampoo/conditioner (an expensive and disappointing salon brand), I plan on purchasing the Aveeno Nourish + Revitalize line. Can't wait!