I am so glad that I gave this mascara a try. I have long lashes to begin with (crazy long as in almost touches my brows!), so I really didn't notice any lengthening qualities, but my lashes did look thicker and the curl in my lashes held the curl all day. I didn't expect the staying power to be great since it doesn't appear to be waterproof, but it did not smudge a bit all day long. It was odd to apply, but after a couple of applications, it's not that bad. It does take a tad bit longer to apply, but I think that it is worth it.
I normally dont wear greens, but this one caught my eye. The pigmentation of the shadow is great. It is so smooth and definately comparable to MAC. I received many compliments on my shadow the last time I wore this shade. It is cool enough to receive compliments from total strangers regarding your makeup, but numerous strangers is pretty cool!
This mascara went on nicely for the first week or two that I had it. It added volume and I had no smudges at the end of the day. It was, however, a nightmare to get off. I had to use eye makeup remover twice in order to get it off, and even then, I still had traces remaining on my lashes. I figured that I could deal with that since it made my lashes look so nice, but after only two weeks, the tube dried out horribly. It's not like I left the tube open or anything either. It became impossible to put on without clumping, it was so dry. I ended up taking it back. I may would buy the trial sized tube since it dries up so quickly, but I wont pay for a full sized tube only to have to repurchase two weeks later.
You have GOT to get this mascara. It is a Japanese mascara, but they have it at Sephora (wish I had known that before I ordered it from Japan... my tube has Japanese writing on it... lol ). It is, by far, the best mascara I've ever used. It has actual fibers in it to volumize your lashes. When I washed mine off last night, it still looked like it did when I put it on yesterday morning. No smudges. No flakes. No raccoon eyes! I will definately repurchase this over and over again. I think I have *finally* found my HG mascara!
This mascara was horrible. I wanted a mascara natural enough to run everyday errands on the weekend. Natural for me isnt horrible BLACK circles under my eyes along with a lot of black flakes. Although the mascara was $5, it was still a waste of money. I will stick to my Prescriptives mascara.
i love the colors in this palette. they are so natural and glossy. they last a long time because a little goes a long way. they are all so wearable i think for any complexion.
i was really scared of this color at first, but i heard a lot of raves about it so i decided to give it a try. i am glad i did ! i put just a little on the inner half of my eye, and it really makes my eyes pop. it is so pretty.
out of all of the MAC lipglasses, this one has to be my absolute favorite. It is a very light natural slightly shimmery nude shade. worn alone, it adds a hint of color, or you can wear it with a liner to make it stand out more. i get so many compliments on this lipglass. it is so beautiful
Highlighters -Bobbi Brown - Shimmerbrick Shimmer Brick Compact (All colors)
nessac 8/10/2003 12:45:00 PM
i love the colors in this palette. it is really not as fabulous on as i thought it would be, and it does not add as much shimmer as i thought it would. but overall, it is a beautiful palette, and i love the packaging
Palettes -Bobbi Brown - Shimmer Gloss Stick Lip Palette
nessac 8/10/2003 12:42:00 PM
this was an impulse buy. i liked the colors in it, but i never use lip palettes. i just dont like carrying them around for touch ups. if you dont mind that, then this palette is great. there is a good bit of product in it for the price, and BB lippies are great.
I got a sample of this from my local LM counter. It is an average exfoliator, and I couldnt see paying full price for it, when there are others that do just as good for a lot less.
Gels/Soaps -Laura Mercier - Luxury Soap - Tarte Au Citron
nessac 8/10/2003 12:37:00 PM
I got a sample of this from my local LM counter. This product has a very strong citrus smell. It is a decent wash, but i wouldnt buy it because the smell is so strong.
Styling Products -Sebastian - laminates curl polish
nessac 8/10/2003 12:36:00 PM
i love the way this product defines my curls. it makes them so pretty, and doesnt weigh my hair down. i just scrunch a little into my hair, let it air dry while i apply makeup, then blow dry the rest of the way. my curls look great all day long!
Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - translucent loose powder
nessac 7/18/2003 9:45:00 PM
i absolutely love this powder. it keeps my oilies away all day and keeps my makeup looking fresh. this is definately worth the money
this was an OK concealer, but not worth the price. i found it pretty difficult to apply because it was so dry feeling. i definately wouldnt purchase this again