This product changed my life. I suffered from extreme sweatiness. Throughout puberty, I would have sweat pools from my armpits down to my navel every day, even on cool days. I am not exaggerating. I tried a ton of clinical strength antiperspirants and nothing ever worked. I resorted to wearing black t-shirts every. single. day. As I grew out of puberty, the problem persisted. Any hope I had of the sweat being due to pubescent hormones was fading fast. A friend of mine recommended this to me and even though I thought I had tried it all, I gave it a shot. I have to say, I went from applying nightly, to every three nights, to once a week, to once a month or so in the summer when it gets really warm. Ever since I've used this, I've NEVER had problems with sweat marks or pooling. It doesn't matter if I forget deodorant in the morning- there's no sweat, and no smell. I will repurchase, but not very often. After using the product for a while, I barely need any to keep my underarms dry. It's amazing.
When I wear this, it's obvious I'm wearing makeup. It's not just full coverage, but HEAVY coverage. The only way I can make it look somewhat natural is if I use a sponge and start from the middle of my face, blending outwards to "thin out" the product. The lightest shade is also too dark for me.
Pressed Powders -Rimmel - Stay Matte Pressed Powder (ALL)
thisisntoriginal 4/10/2012 9:47:00 PM
I find that this runs away rather quickly. It's useful to keep oil at bay in sweaty weather, but I don't rely on it for totally setting my makeup.
Polishes -Sephora - Sephora by OPI - Frankly I don't give a-dam
thisisntoriginal 4/10/2012 9:15:00 PM
This is a really simple purple-slate-beige color. I'm sure there are lots of dupes, but so far, it's been on my nails for five days without a base or top coat and hasn't chipped.
I love the quick drying effect and I love that I can put it on wet polish, but I HATE how easily it peels. My polish comes off in sheets in the same day.
Honestly, this product makes my hair really greasy, even if I use a tiny drop. I'm not a fan of how sticky it makes my ends feel before they dry either. I can't say if it works well, because I haven't gotten past its flaws enough to use it frequently and find out.
I actually don't mind this mascara. It makes my lashes pretty stiff but it doesn't smudge much on my lower lid. Still, there are definitely better ones out there.
I love the color, but the polish is so unbelievably SHEER that it takes forever to get it right. I'm sure there are dupes that are more opaque.
This color is so beautiful. It's also thick enough that I can get away with just one coat if I'm in a big hurry.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - eye studio lasting drama in eggplant
thisisntoriginal 3/30/2012 8:24:00 PM
The color in the jar is beautiful, but the application is so sheer, it's almost not even worth it. I've been using it as a base for more dramatic purple shadows, otherwise it would never be touched.
The container is misleadingly thick for the product, which itself has a weird pasty texture. The cream itself works well. I only use a tiny bit after my morning shower, since it's so thick.
I bought two of these and the hinges on both of them broke within a week. I'm not rough on my items, and this hasn't happened with any other palettes, so my other option is that these aren't made the best. They also open very easily. Not worth te purchase, honestly
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - bamboo eye shading brush
thisisntoriginal 3/26/2012 12:09:00 PM
I actually use this brush for applying concealer. It blends well, it's soft on the skin, and the pointed/domed tip is good for getting in small areas. A little product goes a long way with this brush. I can't live without it
I love this brush! I've used it for blushes, mineral powder, and even as a buffing brush for liquid foundation. It works wonders, never sheds, feels amazing, and is Eco-friendly. I've bought several of them and will keep using them
Don't but this. It's like chalk on your lids. The texture is awful and the payoff is even worse.