*Review for serum only* I thought I would write a review because it seems like a lot of the negative ones are coming from those who haven't given the serum more than a few weeks. I bought this about 4 weeks ago and have been using it 2x day since then. I HATE the fact that there are no real instructions on the packaging besides "apply to bare lashes." Due to the brush applicator, I don't do this - rather I paint a line of serum along my upper lash line only. I only experience irritation when the product gets on my lashes and therefore into my eyes. I haven't experienced any lid or eye discoloration. I have noticed a change in the length of my lashes - not a HUGE difference yet but they are definitely longer. I also am starting to see new fine blonde lashes growing in. I don't remember every noticing something like this before. I definitely believe that the serum is helping to strengthen my lashes because I am not losing quite as many when I remove my eye makeup as before. I use waterproof mascara on a daily basis so this is very important to me. All in all, I like it but I wish they had better instructions and info. Also one thing I wanted to mention - my Walgreens sells this for $6.99 however my KMART has it for $2.99 regular price! I imagine this is a mistake but that's what it rang up for.
I love this color. I have amassed many a nude lipstick over the past year and this is tied for #1 with a Revlon "almost a lipstick" that I think is discontinued. The color payoff is great for a luster and I can't imagine it looking bad on anyone. I wish MAC lipsticks were cheaper but I do love this one!
O.M.G. I got this brush in a swap and it is absolutely amazing. I always wondered if I'd ever be able to blend as flawlessly as everyone else and I can now! (thanks to this brush). I am farrrr from professional but this does all the work. I am in love!
Makeup Brushes -MAC - 224 Tapered Blending (Windshield Wiper) Brush
labellemarianne 8/11/2010 3:12:00 PM
This is a HG brush for me ... I went in to MAC to be color matched for a new undereye concealer and the girl applied it with this brush a la Pixiwoo and Pixi2woo on Youtube. I had, of course, seen them do it before but I was blown away when I saw on myself how this blends the concealer in without tugging on my eye area AT ALL. Not even the teeniest bit of skin moved, even the smallest amount. When I use my fingers, I always worry about tugging, even when I do it very carefully. I bought the brush because of that and hope to be able to use it for many years to come (and save me some premature wrinkles).
LOVE this nail polish! I got it on sale at Sally's for $1.99 and I couldn't believe how gorgeous it looked. It is super sheer but I like the way three coats looks on my bare nails. I absolutely love it over different things, it toally changes polish colors - giving them a golden sheen and sometimes making them a shade lighter. I'm so glad I have it, definitely suggest you try it!
I absolutely love this! The color on its own is almost the same as my skin tone so I can't wear it by itself. But I have very pigmented lips so it is amazing layered under ANY gloss! This has transformed my lip mu collection!!
Cleansers -E.L.F. - Studio Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths
labellemarianne 8/3/2010 1:59:00 PM
These are awful ... the residue they leave behind is terrible - like everyone else says you have no choice but to wash your face again afterwards. The formula really iritates my eyes and the towels themselves feel cheap and too thin to work well. I have replaced these with the Equate Walmart brand ones and I love them so much more!
What a great, cheap find! Totally wearable and smooth. Nothing's super long lasting on me because I don't usually wear lipliner and I drink H2O all the time so it wears off pretty quick. My favorite thing to do lately is layer this under a medium pink sheer lip gloss (mine is a cheapie from the American Eagle makeup line) and create a raspberry look almost exactly like my MAC love, Viva Glam Cyndi.
I'm really glad I bought this, despite the price. I don't get a ton of hold - sometimes I'll look in the mirror and see wayward hairs but the slight tint is just what I was looking for! Adds more definition without being crazy dark.
I really like this brush! It's great to buff foundation (I use liquid) into the skin. I usually do one even coat all over my face and then use this like a stippling brush with a teeeeny amount of product to add more coverage on my breakouts and acne scars (both cheeks for the most part). It's not the softest (Sonia Kashuk's is amaaaazing) and mine is shedding like crazy - it comes out in clumps of 4-5 hairs! I hope that will stop. Still, for $3 I really do love it and use it all the time.
I think this was my first Essie nail polish, I've had it for a while now. I only use it to layer over two coats of something else. The shimmer and splash of teal is amazing!
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner - Black
labellemarianne 7/28/2010 7:29:00 PM
I love this! But it does get problematic when I make a mistake, smudge the product, and try to go back over - layering it causes it to wear off faster. But it looks absolutely amazing and lasts and lasts on days when I manage to make a thin, smooth line! :)
A very pretty, very shimmery pinky gold. I layer this over a cream eyeshadow and I have almost no fallout - not sure what I'm doing right compared to others who have problems :( I really enjoy this color - very beautiful!
Wonderful, wearable red! Not as stark red as I imagined - for me it's very raspberry. The finish is fantastic and I love it alone w/o a gloss. My first MAC lipstick and I can't be happier!