Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
clumpy_dumpy 9/16/2011 2:33:00 PM
This is my favourite mascara and the only one I've bought more than once. It doen't give me clumpy, spidery, crispy lashes which I find that a lot of mascaras do. It makes my lashes feathery. It's good on volume but so-so on lengthening. I love the way they make my lashes look but it's a crying shame that this mascara doesn't last as long as others. The brush and/or the formula gets all clumpy/dry/unsuable over time which really, really sucks considering how much it costs! This is why the mascara gets 4 lippies instead of 5.
RD 629 (Natural Red) is a natural reddish berry color. I think it's very similar to Clinique Black Honey, but slightly darker and slightly more pigmented. I like the Shiseido formula much better. It looks great on my NC35-NC40 skin.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - #210 Precise Eye Liner (Fine Point)
clumpy_dumpy 6/28/2011 4:20:00 PM
I am not a fan of slanted eyeliner brushes for gel eyeliner, having tried MAC #263 and a denser Borghese brush with horrible results. I decided to try this pointy eyeliner brush because it's kind of like a liquid eyeliner tip, which I'm more used to. I love it! It's so easy to control how thick and where the liner goes. One of the problems I had with slanted brushes was that I felt like it was blocking my eyelid while I was trying to draw on it. I don't have this problem at all with this tiny brush.
I have long, thick, coarse Asian hair and this conditioner works wonders at detangling it. The smell isn't bad either. I would recommend this for people who need the extra moisture. You can buy this in a bottlle with pump or in a refillable bag. The bottle is 550ml and the bag is 400ml; I don't get why the bag is smaller than the bottle. Also, they cost the same per ml at the store I bought my conditioner at.
I went to buy another one only to discover that they shrunk the size of the powder to fit two shades where one used to sit. The wax portion is still the same size. I hated the wax to begin with and tolerated it because I liked the powder...but now I have no incentive to buy this because each powder is TINY.
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
clumpy_dumpy 4/19/2011 4:25:00 PM
This is a great lip balm. I like how it's glossy, tasteless and very thin, not goopy. I also like how I can use it on my cuticles. I recently bought the tube after owning a tin for years. The tube basically solved all my woes about this product so I would definitely purchase it again.
I couldn't get over the smell.
It always ends up on my teeth. I don't know what I'm doing wrong as I never have this problem with other lipglosses or lipsticks.
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Certain Dri AM version
clumpy_dumpy 7/6/2009 12:27:00 AM
This is supposed to be used in conjunction with Certain Dri but Certain Dri irritates my armpits so AM is the only thing I use. I like it a lot and have used it for years. It prevents sweatiness fairly well. The box says it's a deoderant and anti-persistent.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner
clumpy_dumpy 7/5/2009 10:55:00 PM
This eyeliner has excellent staying power and the color is very vibrant. I own black and purple. The black is plain ol' black, very dark. The purple is metallic. I could never use pencil eyeliners before because it would always migrate to under my eyes and give me raccoon eyes...but not anymore! The liner is still visible and decent at the end of the day with minimal migration under the eyes.
I had been searching for the perfect natural brown for ages and found it in Soft Brown. It's just slightly darker than my natural skin tone and makes me look put together without being overdone. I'm Asian and use NC40.
I've been using the Shu Umera eyelash curler but wanted to try this one because you can buy those black rubber things separately. It also sounded good for Asian eyes. I tried it for two days and then went back to my Shu Umera for comparison. The Shiseido curler has a better design and doesn't pinch my eyelid. However, it doesn't curl NEARLY as well as the Shu Umera! I'm disappointed with this product, especially given it's good reviews.
Proactiv has been a life-saver for me. It's cleared up my skin and I haven't gotten a bad pimple since using it. If I do get a pimple, it usually disappears in a day or two and it's never that noticable. I have average, oily skin so this works for me. It doesn't irritate or dry me out.
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Gentle Lip Conditioner
clumpy_dumpy 7/23/2008 3:12:00 PM
I bought this in Soft Mauve. It's slightly darker than my natural color and provides decent shine. It does seem to keep my lips moisturized. The consistency is not too sticky or runny. I bought mine on sale for $7.50. I think $10 is kind of expensive, especially for how much you get. I don't think it will last as long as my MAC lipglosses.
The applicator is really, really rough but I thought the concept was good. This eyeliner is much easier to apply than the traditional liquid eyeliners with the pointy brush-lilke applicators. I don't like how sheer the color is. I got Black Brown and was expecting a deep brown but it turned out light and sheer. It looks decent for day. Pretty natural. Gave it three stars because it's average. I don't know if I'll buy this product again.