Like the other NYX Jumbo Pencils, it serves as a good base and is highly pigmented. Unlike the other colours, Milk is a great highlighting colour. That is all I can say to defend this product. I've purchased two Milk's in my lifetime and every time the cap has cracked. Even though I handle all my makeup with extreme care, for some reason the cap always insists on cracking. It is seriously irritating. Another complaint is that it does not last. Without any shadow its lifespan is probably an hour. With shadow it's probably about 2 hours. It's such a shame, but what can you do..
The only positive thing I can say about this product is that it is highly pigmented. It serves as a great eyeshadow base. Sadly, it has the staying power of a fish out of water. It's virtually gone within an hour. The extremely humid climate I live in is the culprit, but it seems as if such a great product is put to waste if it can't stay even with up to 4 powder shadows on top of it.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
lovescone18 7/25/2011 1:04:00 AM
The packaging is adorable! Who doesn't love the idea of putting a bit of magic potion on your eyelids in the morning? It really works too! The creamy, flesh coloured primer can even be worn alone (it brightens the eyes!), though most people prefer to use the primer as a primer. 5 hours of constant exposure to heat and +80% humidity result in a bit of creasing that can thankfully can be fixed by lightly gliding your finger over the crease to smooth out the eyeshadow. There are two downsides to this product: first off, (aside from it's cuteness and originality) the packaging prevents about 30-40% of the primer to actually be extracted from the tube. The only way to get all of the product is to chop it in half, which is a shame since you can't recycle it. Secondly, it is resistant to humidity, but eyeshadows and eyeliner gels are subjected to running, fading and smudging after an hour or so of dancing- my makeup is practically gone by then. This is great for the daytime, not for dancing or even intense workout sessions, which this product just doesn't cut it for me.
This is the real deal. This mascara is my life! It's simply amazing. Not only does it create natural looking volume, it also separates each lash. Until about 4 coats, there isn't a clump insight, where afterwards tiny clumps start to form at the end of the lashes. For a drugstore product, it is surprisingly a bit pricey, but it blows out the high-end mascaras priced for over $20 right out of the water! The waterproof version of this mascara also has the longest staying power of any mascara I've used, and I live in a country with over 80% humidity. It does smudge a slight bit after 7 hours, but a little swipe with your finger never hurt anyone. The sad thing about all Covergirl mascaras is that you either love it or hate it, which in my case, I absolutely adore them.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
lovescone18 7/25/2011 12:34:00 AM
These are always in my purse, school bag, and even phone case. When my skin really starts to crank up on the oil, all I need to do is just blot my face with one (or even two based on my skin's oiliness) sheet, and I'm all freshened up and ready to go. Addressing some concerns with other reviews, this product does not affect oil production, which may be a bummer as you might have to go through 5 sheets within the hour. But overall, this product works and anyone with oiliness issues should consider purchasing.
Despite what many claim, this blush isn't ideal for ALL skin tones. This blush compliments my complexion throughout the majority of the year, however, when I'm my tannest during the summer months, this blush sometimes doesn't show. I have to apply at least 3 layers of the product, which only results in a little pigment on my cheeks with too much glitter. Another HUGE downside of this product is that it has absolutely no staying power. Even with primer and foundation layered underneath, this blush can only last 2-3 hours in the hot, humid weather of South East Asia. Although this isn't a waterproof product, for the amount I payed, I expect more. Having to reapply this blush every couple of hours is not appealing, especially considering that I'm a student. As this product is overpriced and incapable of lasting past a few measly hours, I will definitely not repurchase this product.