I'm not sure if others do this, but I actually use this to apply my mascara.. I tend to hate the wands they come with and can never get my lashes to look anything but spidery. When i use this, i don't even dip it into the product, i just run the wand along the top/inside (before the inner tube, outside the little narrow opening where it is supposed to remove product from the regular wand?) and it gets a wonderful light coat on the brush. I feel like I'm using less product and the end result is very natural, long, separated lashes. it's very easy to clean after each use, just run under hot water, use make up remover/mild soap/brush cleanser/etc. Takes about as long as it does for my mascara to dry.
Lip Gloss -E.L.F. - Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Baby Lips
misspirate 8/3/2010 4:47:00 AM
This is great if you are looking for a very very sheer gloss that is shiny but not sparkly. however, if you expect this to have any pigmentation, or to truly be a liquid lipstick... well you'll be sorely disappointed. It just doesn't show up on me! I'm pale, my lips aren't very pigmented and most of the other colors that i ordered showed up more than this one. maybe it's just too close to my natural shade, i don't know.
These are perfect for testing out a color you're unsure of before purchasing a he version. Be aware, some light colors don't even show! There is very little shadow in each triangle, and they seem like they are very chalky. a lot of product comes up when using a brush and there is a lot of fallout. Some shadows have sort of chunky glitter and it irritated my skin when i swatched it on my arm (the pink in punk funk or something)
Treatments -Clean & Clear - Advantage Daily Acne Clearing Lotion
misspirate 7/29/2010 7:26:00 PM
For my purposes, this lotion is perfect. I have fairly nice skin, just a typical blackhead issue on the nose/chin. I use a daily facial cleanser in the shower (Neutrogena Pink grapefruit foaming scrub) and i love it, but it leaves a few dry patches alone my t-zone. After each shower, i apply a small amount of lotion (1 pump) to this area and on my chin while i'm still drying off. While almost every other lotion i've tried break me out, this is just moisturizing enough while still helping me keep the pimples at bay. I've never been able to use a product successfully without either completely drying me out or breaking me out until this combination.
Free sample with an order. it was terrible. It had the taste and texture of rice paper. Wtf. on my lips? ew! It was fine until i got it in my mouth, then it was just over. gone. no more. trash can! lol. I think i got the coconut one, but it sort of smelled coffee-fruit-minty and didn't look terrible but had this weird goopy texture. It reminded me if they had left over lip stuff, so they pour the similar colors in a pot, added extra shimmer and scent and something to gelify it and threw it in the pans. oh yeah, and mine had rust on the tin. in a ring around the top of the gloss. yum. (realized this after i'd used it.. add to the ew factor) OH! And the texture of mine didn't look a thing like the photos posted above. the gloss was almost white-clearish.
I actually really like this product. It is perfect at it's job for the price, and the waterproof is rather impressive for a $1 eyeliner. When i purchased this, i drew a nice black square on my hand and wanted to see how long it would last. I would even get my hand wet, rub the hand as hard as i'd rub my eye, etc and it lasted a good 7 hours before i washed it off. There was a bit of wear but much less than I had anticipated. The tip is very easy to apply, and it's perfect for someone new to liquid liner as I was. It made it very simple to get a feel for where to put the liner, and the tip made things much easier. Yes it does bend slightly after a while, but don't all felt tips markers after using them? This isn't going to be some huge exception. If you're looking for something with lots of product, super high quality high end brand type product you will be sorely let down. If you're looking to try liquid liners, are looking for something you can use day to day for a small price, something that is an amazing quality for the price of $1 then this is for you. Some say the pen dries out, but i've had mine for 3 months so far, laid on it's side, and still works as it did when i purchased it. I've used it about 10-11 times so far.
I don't know about others, but this shadow is exactly what i've been looking for. it applies and looks more like a matte but i think it's absolutely how this shadow should be. Apply with a brush after using primer! I just use foundation and it works wonders at preventing this from creasing. It goes on smooth unlike some matte shadows i've tried, and it pops wonderfully with my blue eyes. My FAVORITE look with this is goldenrod over the whole lid, with passionate in the crease and ruby red pigment in the outter corner. amazing!
Eyeliner -Hard Candy - Walk the Line Liquid Eyeliner
misspirate 5/8/2010 8:58:00 PM
This product for the price is not bad.. but if you're picky about a few certain things it might not be right for you. As others have said, it STINGS if this stuff gets in your eye, even if it's just washing it off. I found it to be a bit clumpy, if that's the right word and also, does smudge an awful lot. Aside from that, it does not flake or crack after wearing it for a long time, and it stays put relatively well. I got the goldish color and regret it as i can't seem to get it to work well with any of my looks.
Lip Treatments -MAC - Tinted Lip Conditioner - Plum Perfect
misspirate 5/8/2010 8:50:00 PM
I really like this product, this first lip item I've used from mac. The vanilla scent it a nice and pleasant addition, and i love the texture and slight color the conditioner provides. I think next time I will look for a different color, as this particular one is just too dark for my very light complexion.
I got this as a sample when i made my first mac purchase. it's great for the free price, but i've noticed that it seems to get a bit sticky and clumpy. i find myself applying it, then spending the next 10-15 minutes trying to get my lashes apart.