Before this, I had never tried waterproof mascara. Why didn't anyone tell me how good this idea could be?! It was so nice to put it on and not worry about it until the next morning- when it still looked the exact same. I do NOT like sleeping in my makeup because I wear contacts so it kills my eyes the next day if I fall asleep in makeup, but with my new hours at work, it was sure great to wake up a little late and not have to touch my eye makeup. This stays PUT and doesn't flake, let the curl fall out, or look gross. It is very very difficult to get off, but that's because it's waterproof! To all the girls who complain about this being too hard to get off- don't but waterproof mascara!!! Like I said, this is the first waterproof mascara I've tried, but it was exactly like I expected- difficult to remove. I bought CoverGirl Clean Makeup Remover and it works like a charm. I really like this mascara, but will definitely switch off between this and non-waterproof kind.
EEK! This mascara is horrible for me! I can't say it is horrible period, because I know we all have different eyelashes and wants for mascaras. It barely did anything for me unless I used a primer. In my opinion, there are enough mascaras out there to not have to use a primer, but there are some exceptions. :) Anyway, I was less than impressed with everything about this mascara. From the bad formular all the way to the weird color. It doesn't look completely black, kinda gray (I bought it in black). Also, the formula is just bad. It makes my eyelashes look stringy and gross, and does not hold a curl WHATSOEVER. If you're looking for a great lengthening mascara, get the Clinique one with the weird wand. It is amazing!
Hair Removal -eos - Lavender Jasmine Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream
star53 12/27/2011 3:16:00 PM
Ooo I LOVE this stuff! I can't wait to go buy the "lip balm- smooth sphere" today. It is so great because it feel like lotion. It doesn't wash off as easily as shave gel does. It smells SOOOO pretty! It is very moisturizing.
Ooo I think this is my favorite plastic wand mascara! The ONLY thing I can't stand about it is the nasty rose smell....ew. I apply a coat of Million Lashes, then one of Voluminous Carbon Black, and just go back and forth until I feel like I'm done. IT LOOKS AMAZING! I like my lashes really thick and long too. They are long by themselves, but still, who doesn't want their lashes even longer? :) The Voluminous is realllllly clumpy, so Million Lashes helps comb it out but still adds volume. I feel like Million Lashes also helps keep curl. I highly recommend this mascara!
LOVE the new Great Lash!!!! I, like everyone else who was left a review for this mascara, HATED the old Great Lash. The brush is sooooo small, and I hate how big the gaps are. But this one is so great! I have learned that I like rubber wands a lot more than traditional brushes. I have long lashes, but they are thin. I need separation because if I don't separate them, they clump together because they are not thick. Why I love LOL is because of the rubber brush, and because of the cone shape. It is great to use the big part of the cone to coat the outer edges, and the small part of the cone to get the inner lashes. One thing I have noticed is that the bigger bristles get more mascara wiped off of them when coming through the top of the tube. (Obviously) so the top of the cone has a lot of mascara on it. I hope that makes sense...if it doesn't, you'll know what I mean when you buy it. I LOVE how this made my lashes look. It is kind of wet, but it dried really quickly. It held my lashes in a tight curl and didn't make them look gross. Lots of volume! I will use this until I miss my One By One, I think I will just keep switching off. :)
Lip Gloss -Victoria's Secret - Beauty rush- Candy baby
star53 10/13/2011 12:32:00 PM
Ooo I love this!!!! First off, the scent is amazing. It smells just like cotton candy! Second, I love the color. My lip's original color is a medium red, but I like them to be light pink. This gloss is perfect for that. It lasts on my lips for a looooong time, and even when it's worn off, my lips stay pink. This will be my go-to gloss for a while.
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - Vanilla Lace Silkening Body Splash
star53 10/13/2011 12:25:00 PM
I like the comment below this one. "Basic" couldn't be more true. It is just a really simple vanilla and it is AMAZING! I picked up 5 VS fantasy products for $30 last night, and two of them were Vanilla Lace. It is one of the best scents I have ever smelled. So pretty and simple. I like that it smells like straight vanilla, not mixed with any berries or sandlewood or other scents. My husband said it smells like vanilla extract. :) What a guy comment. LOVE IT!
So pretty! Last night I went to Victoria's Secret and picked out 5 VS Fantasy scents for $30! Such a good deal. My friend at work has Vanilla Lace, which I LOVE. I wanted to get that in a spray and lotion, then I wanted another scent in a spray and lotion as well. I smelled every single scent and it was pretty hard to choose. I didn't want anything "summer-y" because it is October, but I wanted something really different than Vanilla Lace. I chose Wild Scarlet because I love the apple part of the scent. It is really one of the prettiest scents ever. If you are planning on buying some VS Fantasy products soon, I highly recommend this one.
I am in love with this mascara. I was perfectly happy with the falsies, but I hadn't tried this one forever and wanted to remember what this one is like. I love the wand, I don't remember liking it this much! I've found that this mascara can either be really natural or pretty voluminous just depending on how much you apply because it is one of the most buildable mascaras I've ever used. I know some of the reviews say that even though it's called "one by one", it clumps, but I haven't seen that. It hasn't clumped even once for me. It does not flake like the colossal, and it separates a little better than the falsies. Like I mentioned before, it is buildable, so if you like volume like I do, just keep adding layers and you can get just as much volume as the falsies, with beautifullly separated lashes. *UPDATE* I have been using this for about two weeks now, and got sick of it weighing down my lashes. I went back to the original Falsies, (haven't tried flared yet and black drama is gross) and I couldn't believe how much better it is than One By One!!! The Falsies extended my lashes and kept them curled, and One By One never did that. Both mascaras are great for volume if you layer them correctly. I don't hate One By One, but Falsies is wayyyyy better.
Powder -Maybelline - Clear Smooth Shine Free Face Powder
star53 9/8/2011 9:38:00 PM
I really like this. I use it on top of Maybelline's Dream Matte Mousse foundation. The dream matte mousse does a pretty good job of keeping my skin looking matte, but it doesn't work well for touch-ups throughout the day, so I wanted a powder to help with that. I decided to give this one a try because it is really cheap, and I have been impressed with Maybelline lately ( LOVE the Falsies). I'm glad I tried this because it keeps any and all shine away over six hours, which is great because that's my biggest problem. I am glad this isn't scented at all like a similar CoverGirl one is. Yuck.
Super disappointing...I gave it a 3 because I had to compare it to the regular falsies in blackest black. I didn't know what "black drama" meant when I was buying my first tube, so I just bought blackest black. After reading Maybelline's website and seeing that black drama has more of a matte finish, curiousity got the best of me. I bought it and tried it today, and it is not as good as the regular falsies. Black drama made my lashes look spidery and really stiff. I will stick to the regular falsies, but I am glad I at least tried this.
Shine control like nothing I've ever tried before! First off, this is the cheapest foundation I think I have ever bought, and I honestly think it is the best. The only foundations I wore before this one was MAC's Studio Fix and Sephora's basic mineral one. Those two are both great, but they make my skin very shiny and I NEED to use a primer with both of them. I bought this product this morning, applied it right after buying it, and my skin still looks great! Not shiny or gross and cloggy. I was a little unsure of how to apply it...but Maybelline's website says to apply it with a finger, so that is what I did. I barely had to use any product at all, and it delivered full coverage. My skin usually gets really oily throughout the day, and I have to use an oil blotting sheet, but I didn't even have to consider using one today. Like I said before, it gives great coverage without looking cakey or feeling heavy. I also bought Maybelline Dream Mousse in Peach Satin, and I love that as well. When you buy these mousse products, don't be scared when you try rubbing a little on your hand before trying it on your face, I was! Then I tried putting a little tiny TINY amount of it on my face with my finger, and it looked a lot better. I highly recommend this, I will definitely buy this again when I'm all out.
I love this stuff!!!!! I tried it about 7 months ago, and had totally forgotten about it until yesterday. I was cleaning out my make up drawer and found my old tube. I remember when I bought it, I also bought some Valentine's Day candy...so it was too old to trust. I pulled out the wand and couldn't remember why I stopped using it or why I did/didn't like it. I decided to just pick another one up, (it wasn't more than $6 at Wal-Mart) and I'm so glad I did! I used it this morning and I've already gotten two compliments before lunch time!! I have never been into curved brushes, but this one is really different. It is slightly curved, and it really helps that the curved part you touch to your lashes is flat. It is an interesting brush, and it did take me a few minutes to feel totally comfortable with it. I love it because it only takes a few layers to look AMAZING, it holds curl, it isn't clumpy, it doesn't stink, and it is unbelievably cheap. I highly recommend it! *UPDATE* STILL LOVE IT!!! I think the reason why this only has a 3.3 right now is because people just don't give it a fair chance. Don't let the brush scare or intimidate you! The formula is great, and the brush is great. The formula doesn't weigh my lashes down and it keeps them curled. So much better than One By One because of this.
This is my favorite mascara I have ever used. It is sooo amazing. Make sure to use the big thick brush first, and then separate and lenghthen them with the thin, sparse brush.
Awful. That is the only word I have for this junk. It makes my lashes clump together BADLY, and it makes them look all spidery and gross. I feel like I gave it a fair chance by using it for several days in a row and I just couldn't do it. So I took it back today and got mascara x. The reviews look pretty good so hopefully I like it.