It doesn't flake or smudge, but if you have moderately thicker lashes, I don't see how this works on you. It barely applies to my lashes, can't build up and looks like I didn't even put mascara on. High Impact? hmm... not so much. At least it didn't flake.
smells strongly of sunscreen... makes me breakout/react all over my face. consistency is medium coverage. would not repurchase.
Application is wonderful. I was initially REALLY impressed as I love plastic/rubber applicators. This really separated and lengthened and made the most of my lashes. Where it feel dramatically short was the SMUDGY PANDA EYES it gave me! WOW! i haven't experienced a mascara this smudgey in a good 10 years. So disappointing.
if you like matte highlights, this is a MUST HAVE. i hesitated on purchasing for over a year... but i've been using every day for 2+ months now as a brow highlight and inner corner highlight no matter what eyeshadow look i use! so blendable and doesn't crease in those locations as long as you pat/blend. i understand the hype now!
Moisturizers -BeneFit Cosmetics - b right triple performing facial emulsion
summrgirl720 5/20/2012 8:00:00 PM
packaging is very attractive, but too highly fragranced and the SPF irritates my typically sensitive skin :( try to get a sample/trial size first.
A great every day/purse hand cream. The standard Soap & Glory scent (same as Clean on Me body wash) that many love (I do, too). Not really effective on my dry cuticles or seriously dry patches. My HG hand cream has been Aveda Hand Relief... this is not as heavy as that. Absorbs quickly.
Gels/Soaps -Soap and Glory - Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel
summrgirl720 4/24/2012 9:48:00 AM
This is one of those specialty body washes that actually WORKS! i don't feel like it doesn't clean my skin (ie: removes deodorant well!) and the smell is divine! 1 pump goes a LONG way! but i like to be lavish and use 5-6 pumps on my body poof and i get a full lather for my entire body and some. Also, the scent stays with you when you get out of the shower. Just so nice and clean! I was a bit hesitant to try this, but i definitely would purchase again - and I'm usually a drugstore body wash gal tried and true. This is worth it to me.
This takes my HG mascara, CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume (orange) up 10 notches! HOWEVER, the price is too much IMO. You save if you buy 2, $10 4.0gram travel sizes for $20 than spending the full $22 for 8.5grams. So i just buy minis :) they last a while too! and it's easier to get very close up to my lashes with the shorter handle! If you love CG LashBlast or Lash Perfection... chances are you will like this. Just get the travel mini. ;)
BB Cream -Too Faced - Tinted Beauty Balm Multi-Benefit Skin Care Makeup
summrgirl720 4/9/2012 2:31:00 PM
Decent color selection for BB cream... especially for the yellow-toned ladies. However, I do not feel this is a true BB cream. I feel it's a veryyyy slightly thicker tinted moisturizer. It has a slight shimmer/luminosity and gives a dewy glow unless set with a powder. The amount of product you get is fair for the price of a higher-end TM. my qualm with it is that it does not really seem like a BB cream to me... and for whatever it's worth, i had a reaction to it and broke out in a bunch of little whitehead/bumps on my face (which is the same thing that happened to me with the MISSHA perfect cover BB cream). Go figure. Glad i had a sample first. GET A SAMPLE BEFORE BUYING FULLSIZE.
Styling Products -TRESemme - Instant Heat Tamer Spray
summrgirl720 3/24/2012 6:24:00 PM
On my 3rd bottle! This stuff (in conjunction with deep treatment conditioning masks) helped restore my hair to superb health from severe color/highlight treating! All hairstylists I see always seem to comment on how healthy my hair is. I ALWAYS spray this $3 baby in my hair (especially on the ends... but all over, too) before heat styling. Then again if i flat iron... and again if after a day or two, I decide to use a curling rod on 2-3rd day hair. It's great and lasts a long time!
I am very sad about my experience. I have broken out in a rash/breakout like I've never had before in my life. There are tiny whitehead/bumps all over my poor face. :( Used this once, yesterday, and woke up to this. I know everyone is different, so to many, this product can be wonderful. But for me, extreme combination/sensitive/acne prone skin, this will never work. :( Unfortunate, because the coverage and color match was perfect for my NC35 skin (used #27).
To me, this mascara is very tempermental. It's my mascara with PMS. I have pretty long, thick lashes so i am not sure why it's so hit or miss for me, but literally... some days it's super clumpy and the wand comes out full of product. and others, it's perfect. I'll tell you one thing... you will not get 'big lashes' in one coat. This mascara needs a good, solid 2-3 coats to give an effect I get much quicker with most other mascaras. I honestly don't love that it takes me 10 minutes to build my mascara in the mornings. The 2 pros about this is it IS very black and it does hold a curl. Also, it is nicely buildable if you get it on a good day :) Will not repurchase.
Smells nice. Does nothing more than a basic moisturizer. No oil control whatsoever.
Very long wearing. Very lengthening. Pretty dark/black. It is technically a 'tubing' mascara, so this stuff won't budge with makeup remover on me, but does come off with warm water (as instructed). The brush is pretty tiny, if you like that sort of thing. Package is slim - nice for travel. Not earth shattering... probably won't buy again. I'll stick to drug store for mascaras.
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles
summrgirl720 2/26/2012 3:41:00 PM
Between this and my Bobbi Brown corrector... i have to say I like this better (don't kill me lol)! i love the packaging. I like seeing that I'm using it up :) I like the coverage and that even though it's made for under eye, i can still use it on my face for a quick fix. and it doesn't crease. The coverage is not opaque, but it's pretty decent (and I have the typical Latin/Italian dark circles...). I removed 1 lippie b/c it's not life changing, but for now, it's my go-to under eye concealer and pretty damn good, especially for drugstore. I'm NC30-35 in MAC and Medium is perfect - just the right level of 'brightness/lightness.'