This deodorant burned my underarms as soon as I applied it. No redness or rash, just intense burning, unrelated to shaving. I washed it off after ten minutes and felt immediate relief. Too bad! I'm glad it works for others.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Natureluxe Mousse Mascara - Water Resistant
regrebs 2/6/2012 1:42:00 AM
I thought I'd found my new favorite mascara here, but this stuff isn't waterproof! At the very least, it isn't cry-proof, for me. I absolutely love how it makes my lashes look and feel, but after one little crying session, I have streams of mascara down my cheeks. That being said, my lashes still look good afterward, which I can't say about crying with non-waterproof mascaras. I don't understand what happened here because others have said it's lasted through swimming. I hope this doesn't happen to other crybabies like myself!
This is my go-to face brush; I use it for foundation, powder, and blush. I find that it doesn't work well with concealers and cream products, but it works wonderfully with liquids and powders. Great price, great quality. I've been using it for over a year now, and it shows no sign of falling apart. Whenever it does, I'll run out and get a new one.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Eden
regrebs 12/24/2011 7:56:00 PM
I've never tried any of the UD primers and was about to purchase the original UDPP when I received the Feminine Palette, which has a mini Eden, as a gift. I found that Eden dries much more quickly than the few other primers I've tried, so I have to prime one eye at a time, working quickly and carefully to neutralize my lids rather than turning them yellow. I guess I have oily lids because I can't go more than a few hours without my eyeshadow creasing. If I leave the house in the afternoon or evening, it's not noticeable, but it turns into a problem when I'm out all day. This really intensifies my eyeshadows, and I'm happy enough with it and would like to try the original UDPP, but my experience with Eden doesn't make me too hopeful.
As far as Korres' comparable lip products go, I prefer the glaze to the lip butter. It's thicker in consistency, stays on my lips longer, and isn't as shiny. I don't really like using squeeze tubes, so I squeeze the product onto my ring finger and then dab on my lips, blot with a tissue to make it more of a stain, and top with any lip balm. The scent is soft and lovely, and I've gotten several complements from friends I've applied this in front of. I love this product and will repurchase in the future!
This is my first lip butter, and I'm very happy with my purchase! I bought the lip butter/glaze duo. This holds its color and keeps my lip moisturized only for an hour or so, so it's not my favorite lip product, but the scent and color keep me coming back for more. It's also a little shiny for my taste, so I usually blot with a tissue and top with a lip balm. As nice as it is on my lips, it's amazing on my cheeks. I think I'll always have a pot around to use as a blush!
These strips are a great idea. However, they're way too expensive (I'd rather buy a bottle of nail polish!), and I'm not impressed by the color/pattern selection. I found Glitz Blitz on sale and decided to try it out. I applied the strips to my toenails and ended up much happier than I thought I'd be! I don't normally go for glitter polishes, but now I can't stop staring at my toenails. I love having the glitter effect without the gritty texture, and I'm sure that removal will be so much easier than it'd be with an actual glitter polish. I'll probably repurchase these strips—but only on sale.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in Black
regrebs 10/11/2011 9:36:00 PM
This is my first stab at cream/gel liner, and I think it's a pretty good one for me to have started with. The color is dark and lasts throughout the day. However, it flakes on me about half the time, and I don't know what causes it or how to prevent it. When I'm out and about wearing this liner, I have to check my makeup more often than I'd like to just to make sure that there aren't any flakes or black lines caused by rubbing at a flake. It's also quite expensive for drugstore liner; I went out intending to buy WnW's creme liner, but it was out of stock, so I grabbed this one out of impatience. All things considered, this is a great cream liner, but I'll try others before repurchasing.
Palladio Wet/Dry is the only face product I've tried that has been able to cover my acne's redness. I can still see the bumps (under the skin...ugh!), but they're finally the same color as the rest of my face instead of still peeking out pink-red or ashy gray-purple. I use this powder dry, over a primer, and acne stays covered for the day. This doesn't control oil for me, so I touch up sometimes. I've tried it wet and feel that the finish is too done-up for day wear, but I like it under my eyes as a makeshift concealer. I'm about NW20 and use Laurel Nude. I'll repurchase this again and again.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Light
regrebs 7/10/2011 6:42:00 PM
This powder has great coverage; it conceals my redness and blemishes even when I don't use concealer or foundation, and it makes my pores look tiny. However, it makes me oily within two hours, and it covers my freckles if I'm not careful, making my face look dead. (I also chose a color that's too light for me, but that's my own mistake. With a light hand, the color doesn't look off.) I have to set this with a spray to keep from looking powdery. I go back and forth between loving and hating this product, hence the neutral rating.
I'm just here to add to the good reviews for this nail polish. It's such a fun, bright blue, a little darker than turquoise, with green sparkles. It wears well and gets compliments—but even if it didn't, I'd still wear it. I love it on my toes during the summer.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure- Gray by Gray
regrebs 7/6/2011 6:13:00 PM
This was such an exciting find for me. MAC's Blue India is my favorite blue polish, but it wears terribly. SH Gray by Gray is so similar to Blue India in that it literally makes my heart smile (okay...not literally, but I'm definitely smiling). It lasts a few days without chipping. Not much better than Blue India, but oh well. At $6 with tax, I consider it expensive for a drugstore polish, but it's worth it.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Plus White - 5 Minute Speed Whitening Gel
regrebs 7/1/2011 11:44:00 PM
This stuff is like a magic eraser. I don't drink coffee, wine, soda, or very much tea, and I don't smoke, but my teeth always were pale yellow anyway. I picked up the Plus White kit for $11 at Walgreens after board searching the best teeth whiteners. I didn't notice a difference in the color of my teeth after the first use like other reviewers; it took me four or five uses. Right now, my teeth are whiter than they've ever been, right down to the gumline. I squirt some gel directly into the mouth guard, just a little bit straight across the top and bottom, not in the sides at all because it squishes around and covers my teeth right when I bite down. I usually leave it for 30 minutes and have had no sensitivity. I'll always have a tube on hand and will recommend this to anyone who asks me about teeth whitening.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Lucky
regrebs 6/17/2011 7:16:00 PM
I'm not one for eyeliner, but a light application of Lucky on my waterline makes my green eyes sparkle like nothing else, and a regular application intensifies them without looking harsh. It seems to last for only a few hours, which is frustrating (who wants to reapply eye makeup during the day?), but the results are worth it. I have a mini pencil given to me by a friend, and when it runs out, I'll be running out to pick up a full-sized pencil.
I'm surprised that I don't love this brush as much as I thought I would. It does give a nice finish, but I just find it hard to work with. I've tried it with just about everything: liquid foundation/TM, setting powder, powder foundation, blush, buffing out cheek contour....and I still haven't fallen in love with it. It's probably the softest thing on the earth and feels great on the skin, but it's so dense that the bristles kind of just stay in place and don't do a great job of moving/blending product, so I've just been using it as a last-step buffing tool, which is nice but not necessary. I wouldn't repurchase.