Eye Shadow -Urban Decay - Midnight Cowboy Rides Again
inthiscity 8/27/2012 4:38:00 PM
Good color pay off but I can't imagine getting any practical use out of this. I have no idea why it's a best seller. I've never had this much fall out with ANY eyeshadow, including broken shadows and pigments. The under eye glitter is so hard to clean up without removing your whole face along with it.
I generally like this (received it in my birchbox) but I feel like most of this stays on my fingers and not my cheeks! I haven't tried it on my lips so I can't speak on that. Undecided if I will repurchase a full size.
So I have a mini of this from a Benefit value kit, I would repurchase in another kit but not alone at full price. I say that because, while I like this, I can not actually use it on it's own. It really doesn't last, takes quite a bit to cover and is far too peachy. However, if I use this as more of an under-eye color corrector thinly applied over a waterproof (Lancome) concealer it works/lasts pretty well that way. If it were more inexpensive I would purchase it on it's own, as is I'll use up what I have. eta: the more I use this, the more I like it. Although, it's definitely too creamy for summer.
I actually like this product but for the price I can't justify repurchasing. It pumps out way too much product, even trying to only pump 1/2 way. It's just too wasteful. I wish it came in a tube or a jar. I would reconsider if they ever repackage.
I tried the cherry and pink punch colors/flavors. Cherry was cute but flavors was so off putting that I just gave it away. I figured I'd give it another try and picked up Pink Punch; this time the color was off and the flavor was tolerable. Pink Punch was much milkier and more neon on my complexion? I don't know if that's just me. Anyway, two strikes against this for me... I'd pass next time.
After all the hype I finally caved. This has excellent coverage but I wish there were more color options. Medium is kind of off on me and appears chalky.. maybe I just need to work with this more. I'll repurchase if they extend their color range.
Treatments -Clairol - Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Leave-In
inthiscity 2/9/2012 7:36:00 PM
I bought this on sale expecting to hate it, but for $2 I figured it was worth a try. It definitely was! My hair is super dry from bleaching and coloring repeatedly. At first I thought this was going to feel slimy because it's so thick; but it soaks in like a dream.
Eyeliner -Bare Escentuals - Big and Bright Eyeliner-Intense Black
inthiscity 11/4/2011 3:43:00 PM
I purchased this is a set, so I really shouldn't complain. This is an alright liner. It goes on smoothly and is very black. I think if you line the inner rim of your eyes this could work nicely for you. Unfortunately, I only line my top lid and this is way too smudgy for that and too easily transfers onto my upper lid, even when set with powder.
Overall I'm liking this mascara. I used to be a Maybelline/L'oreal mascara girl (imo they have the best mascaras available at this price point. Waterproof Turbo Volume Express was a former HG.) However lately I've been much more conscious about using cruelty-free brands. I'm not going to lie, it's hard to find a "natural" or cruelty-free mascara that stays put and does it's job (nothing to say about holding a curl.). This is pretty nice though. It doesn't hold a curl as say, Full and soft; but it does offer pleasant length and a good bit of volume. Doesn't seem to migrate too much/no flaking thus far. Give it a try! I'm a eye-rubber + glasses wearer and this has been a pretty gentle option.
I hate to bring down all the positive reviews for this but this stuff was the WORST. I spent so long babying my skin to healthy and it only took two days of using this for me to get giant cyst acne trail along my jawline. :(
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF30
inthiscity 5/25/2011 5:24:00 PM
This gave me horrible cystic acne. It was so greasy, it felt like it just sat on top of my skin. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.
I love how this wears and that it washes off so easily at night. It really is a miracle in humidity too. I just wish I could get more volume from it. I would probably repurchase again.
Lotions/ Creams -Lubriderm - Unscented Moisture Lotion
inthiscity 7/23/2010 4:34:00 AM
I use this on my face. I first tried this out of desperation because every facial lotion I tried broke me out but this doesn't and it's great! It has a wonderful non-greasy texture... it seems like my face doesn't get as oily throughout the day too. Great value. Totally will get this again and again.
I love love love this. I have dark brown/black hair and naturally black sparse brows. It's difficult to find a product that doesn't give a groucho-effect... but this in Beige Betty is perfect! It's kind of like MAC's Coquette shadow but a little less gray. It really helps that there's two colors to tone it down a bit. The packaging is cute but I wish it wasn't quite as thick. Not a huge deal but it is a little clunky. Still, it's worth repurchasing!
Blush -E.L.F. - Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
inthiscity 7/15/2010 2:32:00 AM
I am so bummed out. I'm like the only person in the world this doesn't work for. Even with a light hand this makes me look very orange. The coral is too coral... sort of garish like I've been in a little girl's play kit. The bronzer color leans orange aswell. I wanted to like this... if they come out with a variation I would be open to giving it a try. The texture, packaging, quality and price though are great.