I find that using a flat bronzer brush and "tapping" it into the product and then tapping it into the apples of my cheeks really made a difference in how it looked on my skin- went from "ehh" to "I'd buy it again."
Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Blast Fusion water resistant
jenlchristensen 2/29/2012 9:57:00 PM
I am on probably my fourth tube of this stuff. I like big eyelashes: like, Tammy Faye big. I used to only use Hypnose Drama but times dictated that I save money so I tried this. I have to say I like it better than Hypnose- which honestly I never really felt lived up to the hype. I swipe a few coats on and it's a good daytime look, and when I go out I PILE it on, coat after coat, and NO clumps. I don't notice any smearing or smudging, but I don't wear contacts or have allergies, so that probably explains it. It easily washes off with my face cleanser- no separate oily remover needed (unlike the Hypnose). I even love the chubby purple tube! The only problem is the lump of product that is on the end of the brush when it's first pulled out of the tube, so one lippy off. Other than that, I love this stuff and will continue to buy.
Top/Base Coats -Orly - Sec 'N Dry Multi-Layer Quick-Dry Topcoat
jenlchristensen 2/29/2012 9:32:00 PM
I am a novice nail painter- after ten years in the military I am only just now moving into bright pretty nail colors. I have NO patience, and usually nick my polish almost immediately. I bought Sec'n Dry along with the Bonder at my local CVS and tried it out. Wow! For probably the first time ever, my self-painted nails looked great- no dings or nicks, and I was even able to go to the restroom (ever notice that you have to pee IMMEDIATELY after finishing your nails?) only five minutes after applying. I did not notice any problems with flooding or color drag that others have mentioned. I did have to apply two coats, because the first coat dried a little flat, but the second coat dried just as fast, and it looks great. I also love the rubberized handle. Will definitely buy again.