Don't let the cute bottle fool you; this product is terrible. Very wet when applied, adds hardly any volume or color, and gets everywhere. I found that every time I wore this, there would be disgusting black residue under my eyes at the end of the day - kind of like I'd been crying. I've seen every makeup artist on television use this product, and I can never fathom why. There are so many other amazing ones out there. Also, it is IMPOSSIBLE to take off, even if you use the non-waterproof one. I always had that raccoon look before I went to bed. I found that I would have to wash it with makeup remover at night, go to bed, and then take off the remaining in the morning. It's just that difficult. My eyes were always so sore and swollen from the incessant scrubbing. You couldn't pay me to use this product again.
I love this mascara! It is by far the best that I have ever purchased. The price is pretty over the top (~$25 CDN), but it really is worth it. It lasts so long without drying out/clumping that I find I only need to replace it every ten-twelve months. I have fairly short lashes and it gives me that amazing fake eyelash look. No other product does what this one does. It dries quickly and leaves no gross, black residue under my eyes at the end of the day (I have oily skin so this is quite common). I've tried so many mascaras and I always come back to this one. Also, it washes off really easily.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Rose Lip Treatment SPF 15
sarahc93 8/7/2012 7:40:00 PM
I got this for free as part of a birthday package from Sephora and I'm really happy with it. I love the cinnamon smell and the hint of rose color. Very convenient to wear on days where you don't feel like wearing any makeup.
Perfect bronzer for fair skin. The best one I've purchased so far without breaking my budget. Other bronzers tend to make my face look dirty, but this one is just sheer enough that it adds a pretty glow. I'm very impressed with its wearability; it lasts all day.
Lip Gloss -Stila - Pearl Shimmer Gloss - Pearlescent Pink
sarahc93 8/7/2012 7:30:00 PM
I got a set of three lip gloss enamels, and I have to say that I am incredibly disappointed. The smell is overwhelming (kind of a musky perfume), it's unbelievably sticky, very heavy on the lips, and the colors are unflattering (the baby pink has a frost to it that looks very juvenile). It's so sticky that even my chin feels oily while wearing it. I usually only ever apply it to the bottom lip because doing both would be akin to gluing my lips shut. It does not blend well with lipstick, at all. It overwhelms the lipstick color. The gloss comes in a sturdy glass tube, but it tends to leak around the applicator, which is really gross, and has made a mess of my purse. I love Stila products, but this gloss is a big, goopy mess.
Primer/ Corrector -Hard Candy - Sheer Envy Skin Illuminating Primer
sarahc93 8/7/2012 7:14:00 PM
Amazing product! I used to buy the really expensive primers from Sephora and MAC, and just happened across this at Walmart one day. For 7 dollars, I figured I'd try it out, and I'll never go back to the expensive stuff again. It works just as well, has amazing hold, and is not oily at all (although you do have to shake it before opening because the product separates). Other primers make my skin feel like it's a big oily mess, but this keeps it clear and shine free. There's so much bang for your buck. It looks really nice when you wear it alone too; the little flecks of shimmer are just noticeable enough to look pretty without overdoing it.
I have very fair, combination skin. A make-up artist at Sephora recommended this to me. The color is pretty, but it doesn't hold well. Even with a primer, I found the stain wears off really quickly, and needs to be reapplied a few times a day. Luckily, its small enough to fit unobtrusively in my purse and doesn't require a blush brush, but still, when I'm busy during the day I like my make up to stay put. The color is very sheer, but adding a light powder blush on top makes my face look overdone. Overall, I only kind of like it. I wouldn't buy it again. I'm disappointed in the strength of the pigment and the length of its wearability. For the price (~$60 CDN) I expected a little better.