Mascara -E.L.F. - 3 in1 Mascara Lengthen,Define & Volumize
mdbutee 1/26/2013 7:00:00 PM
Yes, yes,yes! I just bought my second tube of this today. That says a lot. This mascara delivers exactly what it says. Does not flake, smudge or smear. It's easy to remove - for $3 what are you waiting for?
Picked this up in Target without previously reading reviews. I was very surprised. No it does not last 6 hours but I find it last longer than your average gloss. Looks delightful and my pocketbook likes the price!
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24/7 eyeliner in Demolition
mdbutee 12/12/2012 9:01:00 AM
I really like the quality of this product. It glides on smooth and lasts all day at my waterline. However, just as other reviewers have said, I have to sharpen this way too often. That equals more wasted product. It is almost impossible to get a fine point so don't even consider this is you are planning to create fine detailed lines. For the price I would expect it to last but I think I will save my $$'s and go back to the drugstore for comparable cheaper products.
Who knew? Thanks MUA for directing me to yet another great product. I ordered this from their website and I have been using it every day since I got it. The packaging is practical and not fancy but who cares? A little goes a long way and the little tube should last for a LONG time. I apply this with my duo fiber stippling blush and this blends out beautifully. No break outs or irritation and the end result is a natural glow. Highly recommend.
I got a sample of "Set in Stones" in my Birchbox and I was intrigued. I used it to brighten up my pedicure and got lots of compliments. I also purchased "Pure Pearlfection" which is much more subtle which I have used on my manicure to brighten up creme style polish. Overall I really like them and would repurchase. Only downside was the Set in Stones was a beast to remove. Even with pure acetone I had to scrub and rub to get it all off.
Foundations -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One
mdbutee 3/18/2012 3:56:00 PM
I have been using this product consistently for about three weeks now. I also own some "authentic" BB creams so I have something to compare this with. So far I really like it, based on other reviews I was a little skeptical, but this works for me. You get a lot but I only need a small amount to cover my face. This works for my dry winter skin. Leaves it looking soft and glowing. Works like a tinted moisturizer, so not for those who prefer full coverage. For the low price and good results for my combo skin I would recommend.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow
mdbutee 2/11/2012 5:19:00 PM
Well, I tried I really did, but I am extremely underwhelmed by this product. I purchased it in the Pomegranate color.Tried it with and without primer and it seems like there was no real benefit to either method. It creased after about 3 hours. How they get away with touting this as a 24 hour product I have no idea. Maybe my technique is what is killing it, I don't know. But I shouldn't have to work this hard to make a $6 eye shadow work.
Tools -Unlisted Brand - Nail Bliss Pro French Wrap
mdbutee 7/19/2011 9:43:00 PM
I have just found this product thanks to MUA. I am on my second manicure with this product. So far I have mixed opinions regarding this. Pros: Look great! Easy to apply and gives a very professional manicure look in about 30 mins. Pay attention to the numbers on each tip so you can match them up for each hand. You can use your own base color if you don't want a clear base. Cons: Pay close attention to the corners because they peel first. Annoying for my type A personality. Once it starts to lift I can't leave it alone! Found myself fussing with this too much for it to be comfortable. That being said, there was no ugly chipping and my mani lasted about a week. A good product that I may need to get better skilled at applying to get better even longer lasting results.
Hair -Sacha Cosmetics - Sally - Hair One Hair Cleanser and Conditioner
mdbutee 7/4/2011 8:06:00 PM
I have been using this for a few weeks and I am about 3/4 through the bottle. So far I really like this product and my hair is certainly approving too! I have color treated relaxed hair. I have noticed a significant decrease in breakage and my color lasts much longer. Rinsing thoroughly is crucial both before and after application. An itchy scalp will result if not rinsed out properly. I will repurchase - one lippy off for packaging. The pump is not so good once the bottle is more than half way empty.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Salux Nylon Japanese Bath Towel
mdbutee 5/18/2011 9:55:00 PM
I bought this based on the rave reviews here. I was not sure if this was similar to a bath towel I bought some years back from Walmart. It was. Don't get me wrong, it works great. My skin positively glows after my shower - feels soft and lotion sinks in beautifully. This is similar material to your standard pouf, just rougher. More of a close knit weave as opposed to the mesh in most poufs. I bought 4 from the Salux website and delivery was super fast. Great addition to my bathing routine, but I will get the one from Walmart if I ever need to replace.
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Frutique-Papaya Enzyme exfoliating gel
mdbutee 4/21/2011 10:30:00 PM
This is a great fun product to use. I have never used anything like it before and I was a little sceptical but it delivers. As a previous reviewer suggested, I apply in sections. I don't think it is possible to do your whole face in one go. You will definately need a washcloth to remove all the dead skin from your face, rinsing won't do it. This is a great drugstore product that does what it promises. I too, got mine from Sallys for around $11 with my card. Great pump bottle and huge amount of product - a great investment.
I did not plan to buy this when I went into Sephora, but it caught my eye... The shimmer is very subtle and looks great for everyday wear even by itself for a natural shimmer. I have previously used UDPP in original and Sin. I prefer this over both of them. UDPP is great but the stupid container prevents me from buying it again. TFSI comes in an easy to manage tube that allows me to dispense the teeniest amount needed to insure my shadow stays put all day!
Treatments -Olay - Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir
mdbutee 3/30/2011 9:04:00 PM
I have to admit that I was reluctant to shell out this type of money for a DS product. But after much inner turmoil, I decided to pull the trigger and give it a shot. I am so glad that I did. My skin is pretty good, but it was looking kind of dull and I had a few problem spots that I couldn't seem to get rid of. The is indeed an elixir, it is not thick or creamy in the moisturizing sense. I usually steer towards those textures because I have very dry winter skin. I dutifully applied it every night and I was rewarded with wonderfully soft clear skin! I was afraid that my dry flakies would return because I am usually greased up like a turkey before I go to bed! No problem, by skin has never looked better and I highly recommend you try this great product.
Lip Treatments -Jack Black - Intense Therapy Lip Balm spf 25
mdbutee 2/28/2011 8:19:00 PM
The best lip treatment there is - period!
Clumps, flakes and left me looking like a panda bear!