I bought this mascara because I've heard so many good reviews about it. I was so excited when I finally got it, only to be disappointed by the results. First, this mascara completely took out my curl. Second, it smudges within two hours. I think it's more suitable for people with thicker lashes, but not people with thinner lashes, as it is more of a wet mascara. Will not repurchase.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - 8-pan Palette "Comfort Zone"
coffeeholic17 4/7/2012 10:49:00 PM
What a great product! The colours swatch so buttery and smoothly. I love the little surprises this palette come with (like the definer eyeshadow on the right with the duochrome finish!). For less than five dollars, you are getting 8 generously-sized eyeshadows. Although, if you have oily lids you might want to prime your eyes first before applying this. Applicators were crap as usual, but I use my own eyeshadow brushes anyway. Also, this palette contains only shimmery eyeshadows. But the eyeshadows do not fade throughout the day. I love it! Will definitely repurchase (:
I love this lipgloss! The packaging is so cute and simple, and the price was dirt cheap (I bought mine for $2.49). The lipgloss smells nice too, like something sweet. Plus, it's none sticky, and there's an array of colours to choose from. For the price, this product cannot be beat. Great for a student's budget. Will definitely repurchase more!
I like this lipbalm. It does what it claims to do. I have the one in strawberry, and it leaves my lips looking slick and moisturized. It doesn't feel uncomfortable on lips or like it just settles on top. Plus, the SPF 15 is an added bonus! Although, I don't like how the actual lipbalm doesn't swivel all the way down because of the possibility of nicking the product. I like how pretty the packaging is though (: Overall a great buy, you're getting 7.5 oz of product for less than 4 dollars. Will repurchase!
This powder was okay for me, but not what I was looking for. I was looking for a mattifying powder but I think this would work better as a finishing powder. Applies wonderfully, doesn't cling to dry patches, or clog my pores. Unfortunately, it doesn't provide any mattifying properties (keep in mind, this never claimed to do that) and oxidizes on me by midday :(. An okay product, but not what I was looking for.
This waterproof mascara help up my curl amazingly well and gives lashes that extra "oomph" for a more "my lashes but better" look, although it can be layered for a more dramatic look. I like how this mascara layers without clumping. What i didn't like about this though, was its staying power. This mascara begins to smudge on me by midday like all the other mascaras I've used. A little disappointed, since i was hoping this would be my HG mascara. But if you're not like me and don't have problems with mascaras smudging on you, this mascara will be a good buy. Personally on the fence about repurchasing.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Perfection Volumizing Mascara
coffeeholic17 4/7/2012 10:15:00 PM
When I first bough this mascara, I hated it because it took the curl out of my lashes. Which was not surprising, because if it's not a waterproof mascara, my lashes will not hold the curl. But I reallllly wanted to love this mascara, so i gave it another chance. What I found out though, was that this mascara's staying power is AMAZING. Whereas all the other mascaras I've used before (waterproof and washable) would smudge underneath my eyes by the end of the day, this mascara held up. I was pleasantly surprised. But the mascara still sucked at holding my curl, so I waited two weeks so it's dry up and hold my curl better. No such luck. I'm on the fence about repurchasing this because of it's sucky ability to hold a curl but amazing staying power. It gives a natural appearance, but can be built up for a more dramatic appearance without clumping. I like the wand too, makes it easy to reach the inner corner lashes. I like it, but I don't love it.
Pressed Powders -Rimmel - Stay Matte Pressed Powder (ALL)
coffeeholic17 4/7/2012 10:02:00 PM
This is a great powder! It cost me less than 5 dollars.The packaging IS flimsy, as other reviewers have mentioned, but since I don't need to touch up when using this powder, I don't take it with me for the day. I like how the packaging is very simple and to the point-- the puffs and applicators that come with drugstore makeup are usually crap anyway. Didn't clog my pores, and kept my oily skin matte all day. Applies natural, doesn't cling to dry patches, and doesn't oxidize. Will definitely repurchase!
Blush -New York Color - Color Wheel Mosaic Powder Pink Cheek Glow
coffeeholic17 9/6/2011 8:56:00 PM
Great product in general. Does not apply patchy and is not chalky like I expected it to. Like others said, you can build up the pigmentation but I don't need much since I'm pretty pale. This is now a staple of my makeup routine. I'm not complaining about the packaging since I don't retouch my blush, but I don't recommend this if you're going to travel.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Liquid Eyes - Persistent Peach
coffeeholic17 9/4/2011 9:02:00 PM
The product sheers out upon application and all that's left is a shimmery base. You won't get an opaque finish but it works well as a base, or a shadow on its own if you want a sheer color wash on your eyelids. Doesn't crease and stays on all day. Personally, I prefer a sheer, shimmery wash of color on my eyelids and this is the perfect product to use everyday, and I love it!
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner
coffeeholic17 7/26/2011 1:06:00 AM
I found this eyeliner to be long lasting, even without a primer, on my oily lids. Very affordable, and the wand is great for making thin, thick, or accurate lines. The only downside is that I feel a slight stinging sensation when I put it on, which I found odd because my skin very rarely reacts to products. A great eyeliner, but I wouldn't repurchase because of my skin's reaction to it.
Quo is a very dependable brand, but when it comes to big face brushes like powder brushes, blush brushes, etc, I find that there is a bit of problem with shedding. No funky smell from the brushes and it feels soft and heavenly, but I bought their blush brush twice to find that they both shed terribly. Will not repurchase.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Lineur Intense liquid liner - brush tip
coffeeholic17 7/16/2011 1:26:00 AM
I don't hate the product, but I'm not loving it, either. I was aiming to buy the felt tip liner, but since they didn't have it in black, I settled for the brush tip. Application may prove to be difficult to those who are new to liquid liner, but I didn't have any problem creating a subtle cat eye with it. It took a bit long to dry, so I wouldn't recommend it to those with mono lids. Very pigmented, so I definitely don't have any complaints about the color. I didn't have any flaking or fading throughout the day, but the liner kinda flakes away when you touch it, so if you're an eye rubber, this liner is not for you. It comes off VERY easily, which is what I don't like. It's not a bad liner, but I'm sure there are better ones out there. Will not repurchase.
I bought this concealer from Walmart for $5.98. I like how it's packaged in a squeeze tube so I can get every last bit of concealer left. The concealer is very pigmented, creamy, and blends like a dream. A little goes a long, long way. Does not crease, cake, or accentuate lines underneath my eyes. It stays on and looks flawless for the whole day, which is a difficult feat to achieve with my oily skin. I got mine in Medium, which blends in with my skin without any problems. Will definitely repurchase when I run out. Besides, the company doesn't test on animals. Count me impressed, Hard Candy.
Moisturizers -Avon - Basics Extra Hydration face cream
coffeeholic17 2/7/2011 12:41:00 AM
i bought this product because the canadian winter has been taking its toll on my skin, and so far i'm liking it. i got this on sale so i didn't pay much for it. this moisturizer is kinda heavy, so i don't recommend you use it for the summer or if your skin is oily. my skin is acne-prone, but it's been very dry this winter. it doesn't clog my pores and doesn't break me out, and the rough patches on my cheeks are gone. overall a great moisturizer.