I'm very critical about mascaras, and I especially expect them to live up to their name. This is a volume express mascara, so why don't I get any volume with this product?! It does add some length, but nothing special. I only bought this in waterproof so it would hold a curl and keep my lashes looking voluminous but it doesn't even start off that way. Honestly, disappointed.
This is my holy grail liquid liner. I HATED liquid eyeliner until I discovered this stuff. It is seriously so pigmented and lasts all day on me. I do, however, use a primer daily so I don't know how it lasts without one. This is such a user friendly liner. The brush itself allows you to get a very precise line, but you can also build it up to get it very dramatic. Easy to create a wing. Super duper black! Seriously, best product ever. And for $2.99, you can't beat it!
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - 8-pan Palette "Comfort Zone"
shley 11/16/2012 3:01:00 PM
Seriously, 8 eyeshadows for less than $5?! This palette is amazing beyond words. All of the eyeshadows are soft and SUPER pigmented. That being said, lets add a little warning. Be careful with this palette. Since the eyeshadows are soft, I've had a couple of the colors break a little but it was nothing bad and I don't take that as a knock to the product it all. The eyeshadows are just soft and apply to the eyes beautifully. For the darker shades especially, you just need the smallest amount to get rich color payoff on your eyes. The colors are beautiful and you can easily create a million different looks with this. Highly, highly recommend.
I have this in the color "nude" and I love using it on my eyes. You can seriously add this on top of any eyeshadow and it looks great. I usually just roll it right onto the eyes if I'm using a light eyeshadow, but if I am trying to add sparkle to a more dramatic look I apply it to a brush first. I usually like to blend it out with my pinky a little to set it further into the look and make sure it looks nice and blended. The sparkle it adds is truly beautiful. I've never used it anywhere else besides my eyes but I imagine this would be beautiful on the body as well. Great product. Only complaint is the application process but it's really not that bad.
The pigmentation on this is fantastic. I swatched this and was impressed. By far the best black I have in my collection! It does show a bit of sparkle in the pan but it does not transfer onto the eyes, it is a matte black which is perfect for smokey eyes! All you need to do is barely tap your brush into this product and you have enough product to do each eye. I usually tap off the excess as well so I do not apply to much of this product. Honestly, you can't go wrong with this product. And for $2?! I would pay way more for this quality. I'm so thankful we have amazing brands out in drugstores like wet n wild who offer amazing products for a low price. I will repurchase, if I ever need to!
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Expert Wear Single - Antique Jade
shley 10/21/2012 4:06:00 PM
I bought this shade specifically because I wanted a green eyeshadow when I was in high school for homecoming. Recently, I pulled it out of my collection to deepen up an olive green look I was doing on my eyes. I must admit, I am not impressed with this eyeshadow. It has the potential to be a really pretty color, if you build it up for ten minutes. I had to dig my makeup brush in here to get the color to transfer onto my eyes. I feel like I use way too much product each time I apply it to my eyes. I use a primer underneath it and the color still doesn't pop enough for me. It looks great on the eyes if you have time to truly build it up and work with it. Not sure if I just got a dud or what because mine definitely isn't very pigmented. Pretty color, but requires way too much work. I will not be repurchasing this eyeshadow.
Eye Makeup Remover -Clinique - Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover
shley 8/6/2012 11:55:00 PM
Product works great, but for the price I think you can easily skip this and find something in the drugstore.
Bronzers -New York Color - Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny 720
shley 8/6/2012 10:13:00 PM
I am a fair skinned girl and only really use bronzer to contour. The great thing about this product is I can contour with it, or use it all over my face lightly for a sun kissed looked. This is the perfect color for my skin tone, it isn't orange, and it looks good on the skin after being there all day! For under $3 you can't go wrong! Honestly a holy grail for me!
Eye Makeup Remover -Equate - Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
shley 8/6/2012 10:09:00 PM
Don't judge a product by it's price! This product is honestly great. It takes off all of my eye makeup and doesn't burn my eyes. I've had my bottle for four months and I'm barely halfway. This lasts such a long time and the price is great.
Lipstick -Revlon - ColorBurst in 070 Soft Nude [DISCONTINUED]
shley 8/5/2012 5:36:00 PM
This is the perfect nude lipstick for me. It compliments my skin tone and doesn't make me look like a ghost. In my opinion revlon has the best lip products from the drugstore to begin with, and this product didn't let me down! I just wish the colorburst lipsticks weren't as drying. Definitely need to apply lip balm before this but that doesn't bother me.
I don't know how I ever lived without this product. I use this as an eye primer daily. I apply this to my eyelids all the way up to my brow because I have noticed it also helps hide the veins that show through on my skin under my eyebrows. Perfect no brainer product that it easy to use. Helps shadows stay all day and look even better. A must have!
Concealers -Victoria's Secret - VS Pro Camouflage FX Concealer Palette
shley 8/5/2012 5:20:00 PM
The smell of this product is awful. The consistancy is way too waxy for my liking. But if you can get past those two things and get this product on to your skin, it blends so nicely and looks great. You really have to swirl your finger in the product to get past the hard layer. Once you get past that the waxy texture is much easier to work with. Don't give up on it! I feel like that is why there are so many negative reviews. I honestly didn't pay full price for this, got it during the sale. I'd wait to get it then since not all of the colors will compliment every skin tone.