I really like this product because it's lightweight, has not broken me out, and has spf 30. I'm going through my fourth one now. At first, I was also frustrated with the packaging, but after looking online, I learned that if your take the white part of the pump off, you'll find the separate pumps for the green and white stuff. Then, you can just continually press on the side that isn't coming out. (ie if you can't get the green stuff out, just press on the green pump. Then, when it does come out a little, put the white lid back on and when you push down, both colors should come out. I hope that helps! Also, does anyone know why it's been discontinued? Is it because there was something wrong with the formula, or is it just because they wanted to fix the packaging? Thanks!
i love this brush. ive tried other brushes before, and tried putting on foundation with those powder puffs that they come with. those make the product look blotchy, but this one makes everything really smooth and natural. excellent coverage--makes my face look flawless. would def purchase again. i think i got this for 75 cents when elf was having an awesome sale. but id buy it for 3 bucks in a heartbeat. GET IT.
Eyeliner -Unlisted Brand - Cherry Culture-Klean Color Eyeliner
onyxwings 7/2/2009 1:44:00 AM
this stuff sucked. i only kept the cap that it came with, which was a sharpener. its like trying to use your color pencil as an eyeliner. dont waste your mony on this. no color payoff an it hurt my eyes. and the glitter specks were awful.
Eye Shadow -Victoria's Secret - Beauty Rush Sparkling Shadow Flashblack
onyxwings 7/1/2009 11:44:00 PM
a really glittery black. i bought this on sale at vs with a bunch of other make up. if u dab a little on ur eye its enough to give u a good black color. it is realy glittery if u smooth it out, but does look like a drag queen. the black is pretty black. overall its pretty good. i usually use iton teh outer v and blend it out with a brown shadow.
Eye Shadow -Victoria's Secret - Beauty Rush Luminous Shadow - Emerald City
onyxwings 7/1/2009 9:55:00 PM
this is a really pretty green color and i love the little spongey thing that comes with it; it makes putting on loose pigments a lot easier. a little goes a long way. however i have had some problem with fallout since it is a loose pigment.
i had flaking on my skin because it was so dry in the winter, and even when i put on moisterizer the flakiness woudlnt stop. when i put this on for 15 minutes, though, the flakiness disappeared! its really refreshing and does as the product says- thorougly moisterizes. it's one of their more effective masks and one of my favorite ones from the face shop. awesome stuff!
I think it's good for a mascara. I like that it doesn't feel really heavy on my lashes-- I hate feeling like my eyes are weighed down. It's what it says, full and soft. I think I would get better results if I knew how to curl my lashes properly, though.
Palettes -Hard Candy - Party Mix Tape Makeup Palette
onyxwings 1/12/2009 2:15:00 AM
I got this when Hard Candy had its 75% off sale, so I got it for only three bucks! I think the shadows show up nicely-- I usually don't put on bright colors, but this one was subtle enough not to make me look like a hooker, but bright enough for people to notice. My friend complimented me when I wore this, so I think it's a pretty good product. I love the design. It's too cute not to like!
I would like these if I had gotten them in a different color. The discs come in huge things, so the one I bought on sale would last me forever. I got it in a beigey-pink color, so I would probrably wear it as a blush instead of an eye color. The shadow is really soft. I don't use it often, but I love just touching it...the texture is so soft! ---edit---- i use this color often as blush, and it works fantastic!
Lip Treatments -Napoleon Perdis - Auto Pilot lip service
onyxwings 1/12/2009 2:07:00 AM
I don't know why this has such high reviews. Blistex does a better job, and is so much cheaper than this. It has greasy and i HATED the smell. It smelled like burnt plastic and vanilla. I tried really really hard to like this product because of all the good reviews, but the smell and texture leave this thing in my drawer unused.
I would buy this again because the website's always on sale. They're discontinuing the product, so if you girls really like this, I would suggest stocking up now. I think the product is alright, but applies a bit unevenly. A bit sticky for my tastes, since I really don't like sticky stuff on my lips. The scent is sweet and orangey. I really love the packaging, though. It's so cute! The colors are cute too. I bought bohemian and Love Child. I gave Bohemian to my little sister and she loved it. I like the Love Child I kept.
Mascara -Estee Lauder - MagnaScopic Maximum Volume Mascara
onyxwings 1/12/2009 1:55:00 AM
I don't think this mascara is THAT bad. I've had worse. Maybelline Great Lash, anyone? I got it in the sample size from my friend, and I think it was Ok. It did the job and wasn't horrid. I don't know if I would buy it, though, since I think it might be a bit pricey for an average product.
Stay away from this. Like what everyone else says, this is a waste of your money. Clumps and does NOTHING for your lashes.
I have so many eyeliners at home but I stopped using the rest of them and only use this one now. It glides on SO easily and doesn't rub off at all. I usually remove make up easily with Vaseline body lotion, but even that didn't get this off. My HG eyeliner.
Lip Treatments -Blistex - Regular lip balm with SPF 15
onyxwings 1/12/2009 1:42:00 AM
Good to stick to the basics. It does the job well. And as for the post before about phenol, monthol and camphor doing 'more harm than good,' I looked it up online and those ingredients do no harm. DoublecheckMD.com says there isn't really such thing as overdosing on these ingredients, so no one has to worry about it. Overall good product. I think they might have changed the formyla from 2003, since it doesn't have a waxy feeling on me. Leaves my lips moist and happy. =]