Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
jerny 9/2/2011 1:23:00 PM
I had almost the exact same experience as trayw86 (review below). It did amazing things for the back of my hand in the store, and absolutely nothing for my face. Given the price, I expected a lot more (hence the 4 there -- pricey for a drugstore brand and not even worth half of it). It might feel nice on the skin at first, but I go super oily/shiny about an hour after applying it under my foundation. It did nothing to smooth my complexion and even less for the staying power of my makeup. Definitely would not buy this again.
I absolutely love the ecotools line. I was blown away by the powder brush's reasonable price, given the quality of the bristles (they're very soft); it's lovely to use. While I agree that its shape is more oval than round, I don't feel that this has affected its performance at all. I was thrilled to find a product like this at Wal-Mart, and was inspired by my satisfaction with the powder brush to buy every brush they stocked in this line. This product is one among few that shows that low price does not necessarily mean low quality.
Indulge shadows are a staple for me. I love them! The pigmentation is quite impressive, although the shimmery ones look far more so in the package than on the eye. The thing I love most is that the shadow stays put; the first time I used it, I dreaded the mirror check after a night of dancing. But my worst fears weren't realized: my eye make-up hadn't budged! Even without a primer, Indulge won't crease on you. At about $2.50 CAD at Wal-Mart, you cannot go wrong with this product. I've only ever used Indulge shadows, though -- one day I'll give their other products a try.
Mascara -Lancome - Courbe Virtuose Mascara (Divine Lasting Curves)
jerny 3/19/2009 2:01:00 AM
I like this mascara a lot, and it gives an even curvier, prettier look than MAC Pro Longlash, which I had been using before. It was a little tough to get used to its texture, as it stays kind of waxy all day -- but it's that very texture that keeps it from flaking, so I guess it's ultimately a good thing. It takes a little more work to get it off than most other mascaras I've used (again because of its waxiness), but the look is great. I agree with everyone who has already said that this mascara provides a very small time window in which to get the mascara on, as it does dry very quickly on the lash. Coats must be applied in quick succession. I was able to purchase Virtuose using my Shoppers Optimum points, so I'm not 100% sure I would drop the coin this product demands again.