I say I'd buy this product again, but who knows. I'm such a mascara junkie and I don't really buy too many high end mascaras. I experiment too much; I'd be broke! Anyway, I got a sample of this in my glambag (or is it ipsy now? who knows!) and I've been using it for a week. Had to run out and get the full size. I saw length, curl, super black, and volume. I like the spikes on the tip of the brush because it gets my outer corner lashes without getting mascara on my skin. I hate that! I like very dramatic mascara and this can definitely be that. I do like 3-4 coats and it doesn't clump. I don't experience issues with flaking or smudging. Holds my curl all day. I'll enjoy using this mascara but by the time I run out I'll probably be on to the next best thing.
I hated this when I first bought it. It was dry and didn't spread very well at all. After I broke through the top layer and figured out the best way to use it (fingers only, I hate using a brush with this product) I found it to be amazing, smooth, creamy, and has wonderful coverage. I mix my 2 colors together (my shade is S3) and it's a perfect match. This is full coverage concealer for sure. I wouldn't use this under my eyes, as I feel it's too thick and a bit too dry for that area, but a little bit of highlighting in the inner corners with the lighter shade couldn't hurt, I think. I'm actually hitting pan on one of the shades, but it has lasted me a good long while. I don't need much of it, especially since I mix 2 shades. I also love the compact packaging! I get weird bumps in this concealer though, just on the smaller side. No clue what that is, but it looks gross. I will repurchase.
Concealers -E.L.F. - Studio Maximum Coverage Concealer
pumpkinspiceforevar 11/17/2012 10:20:00 PM
This is not really MAXIMUM coverage, but it covers pretty well. This is one of those concealers I keep in my emergency makeup bag which is either in my car, my office at work, etc. It's great for touch ups. I do find that I did have to layer this for my red post acne marks, as one layer didn't cover everything, although it covered plenty. I find that 2 layers does the trick. For $3 though, I can't really complain! It's pretty good texture and consistency. I believe my shade is nude, and it matches me pretty well. With cheaper face products, I find oftentimes that oxidization is a problem, and given that my face is oily I found it pretty amazing that this didn't turn orange on me! My HG concealers are high end, but I'm not a snob by any means. This is a nice little product and I would buy it again if I ran out.
Concealers -Make Up For Ever - Full Cover Concealer
pumpkinspiceforevar 11/17/2012 10:17:00 PM
The reason I bought this concealer was to cover red spots left after a breakout. Some people get dark spots, but I get red spots. I'm not even pale. Anyway, I like this concealer because it's very full coverage without being heavy or thick, or looking like it just lays on top of your skin. I apply just the tiniest amount (which is all you need) and let it set for a few seconds. It gets a little tacky, which is good for staying power. After a few seconds I pat it with my finger or stipple it with a brush, depending on my mood. I can't believe how well this covers with such a great finish. I'm very oily also, and this manages to stay on my skin without transferring or fading away. I would definitely buy this again! I am in the shade "6."
I love the brush on this, and love the fact that the tube clicks shut, but that is about it! This mascara smudges under my eyes and I have NEVER had this issue with any mascara. EVER! It's not very volumizing, lengthening, or black. Barely makes a dent in my lashes. I bought this based off emilynoel89's recs on YT, but this is a fail. It's a natural looking mascara that smudges. SO NOT WHAT I LOOK FOR! Goodbye jerk *throws in trash*
I bought this in the radiant shade for brightening purposes. It really does the job! Keeps my undereye and inner corner area nice and bright. Should mention I don't have too much of an issue with darkness or puffiness. My main reason for buying this was to look more awake. I don't get enough sleep and this helps me look as if I do. Id buy this again simply for the shade. I love this pinky salmon color for my light olive skin. Also on the cheaper end of drugstore highlight products. Im still going to try ysl touche eclat at some point though.