This product cleared almost all my blackheads up after ONE use. Removes make-up, tightens pores and makes my skin feel refreshed. I only use it maybe once a day and it is quite drying so you do need a good moisturizer with this.
I bought this in 106/Plumped Pink Doesn't last quite 6 hours and I didn't find my lips were any plumper but I still love this lip gloss. The shade is such a pretty light pink. It's got very small little sparkles in this particular shade. The consistency of the product is a little thicker than most lip glosses I have used. It's not at all sticky or goopy though. Less seems to be more though! It does have a bit of a fragrance to it which I'm not super fond of. The bottle is sleek and elegant-looking. The wand makes it very easy to apply. The only downside.. it's about $14CAD here. Which to me is a little much for a lip gloss but I'll still probably buy it again.
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl, Methoxycinnamate) 7.5% OXYBENZONE and OCTINOXATE: "Both are linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity, can harm skin in the cell level, which can lead to several health problems, which are not widely researched yet. Oxybenzone is also linked to cancer and harming the immune system. " Source: www.skimbacolifestyle.com
One of my favourite drugstore brand mascaras. Doesn't smudge, flake, etc. Makes my lashes look super long without clumping and it lasts a long time.
Mascara -Maybelline - Great Lash Mascara Waterproof
esquexox 10/18/2010 2:28:00 AM
I don't like this mascara. If you use a different wand it's a little better but consistency is very thin. Took so many coats to get somewhat near my desired look. I much prefer Maybelline's Define-A-Lash.
Didn't find it did much. Smells bad.
Not much coverage and don't last long. Thin consistency. Glad I didn't waste too much money on this.
Smells horrible, tastes worse. I didn't find it did anything to my lips except make them red and sting.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Expert Wear Quad - Emerald Isle
esquexox 10/17/2010 2:00:00 PM
Unlike many other reviews, I found these colours to be fairly well pigmented and they are so easy to apply. I use the browbone colour in the inner corner of my eyes to brighten them up.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - ExpertWear Eyeshadow Quad in Chai Latte
esquexox 10/17/2010 1:51:00 PM
I find the base brown shade to be too dark for me. I love the coppery crease colour though, so pretty. Easy to apply and comes with easy to follow directions for those new to make-up. Gives a very natural and soft look. Colours are fairly vivid without a primer. I use the top left colour to fill in my eyebrows.
Non-sticky. Love the colour. Not much lasting power but I find that with most glosses. One of my favourite lip glosses.
Cleansers -Equate - 3-1 Facial Cleansing Towelettes
esquexox 10/17/2010 1:36:00 PM
I love these. Removes make-up effectively (even waterproof mascara) and leaves my skin feeling soft. Cheap too! Just wish they were a little more damp. Mine were on the dry side.
Decent brush. Works well for evening out powders (bronzers, blush, etc.) and removing fall-out from eye shadows without smudging it all over. A little too thin for applying blush. I also found this brush to be very prone to shedding which is weird because none of my other ELF Studio Line brushes shed at all!
Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
esquexox 10/14/2010 10:20:00 PM
I wasn't too convinced this product would do anything so I tried putting some on just half my face. I definitely saw a difference. It makes your skin even and matte-looking. It definitely helps control oil. At first it made my skin feel soo soft. It is, however, a little drying after it's been on for a while. I feel I don't need foundation when I use this product. Like others have said - less is definitely more.
I don't remember how much I spent on this eyeliner. Probably about $10. I bought it in Blackest Black. It goes on true black. It dries quickly and does not smudge. Very easy to apply. I found it did get a little flakey after long use but not too bad. I use it over top of other eyeliners for more lasting power.