Love this thing! I got it in a set that came along with Benefit's Coralista blush, and a few little samples so the price was def worth it (I think it was $24-ish). I like to use it in my inner tear duct area, to high light my brow bone, lower waterline (can at times look too unnatural) and for my dark circles. I didn't even know it was for dark circles until I read some other reviews just now and decided to try it, after using it after my foundation I didn't really need any concealer and I ALWAYS need concealer. It lasts very long so it's worth the money even though it seems like it's a small stick of product.
I don't normally like to review face products unless I've had it for a while but after about two and a half weeks I am really happy with this cleanser! I have normal skin that tends to get a little dry right smack in the middle of my forehead and between my eye brows. I don't break out often, if I do it's usually because of "that time of the month" or something random like my cat sleeping on my face the night before. As for make up I usually wear light make up but at times I will go more heavy, I don't wear waterproof mascara but I wear a lot of reg. mascara. This cleanser is gentle, and non scented (good for my already red cheeks) and it takes off ALL of my make up the first time. I don't really like the way it feels on my skin, it feels moisturizing but at the same time kind of slimey or something weird like that....not to mention the color and texture kind of reminds me of something..... I have noticed that this reduces a lot of any current break outs that I have and it got rid of my black heads!!!!! I ALWAYS have black heads even after I use an exfoliator and mask, granted they'll be less visible but still there and since I've started using this cleanser it has made my black heads completely disappear! Packaging is nothing special, happy that it's a pump but also the pump locks. Price is great, you get so much for so little, I think I paid about $12.
Pros: Lengthening Separates Lashes Cons: Too Wet for my liking Clumpy at first I would not buy this product again (especially for the money) because it was nothing special, also I like mascaras that give a little lengthening and lots and lots of volume. If you like wetter mascaras and length then it's worth a shot
I was looking for some new skin care products and a friend recommended this product to me. It was somewhat pricey and I trusted that she knew what she was talking about, so I tried it. It doesn't smell very good, I prefer no scent but if it's going to have a scent then at least make it good. It was a bit sticky feeling and dried my skin out which caused me to break out on my chin, forehead and cheeks and I have NEVER, until I used this product, had any type of break outs on my cheek. I asked my friend if it had worked for her oily skin and it turns out she never even used it, she just recommended it because someone on YouTube (I guess it's a diy make up video) is the spokes person for it or something. If I had known that ahead of time then I would have never trusted it, I've tried looking for information on the brand but there are no official sites (besides their website) that has any information on it, I believe the company is based over seas in Thailand or something. I would not recommend this product to anyone not only because it didn't work for me but also because the whole company seems a bit sketchy.
When I first tried this lip gloss alone on my lips it felt very sticky but when put over a lipstick it's not sticky. I hate that the sparkles tend to get all over my face when I wear this gloss so I must be very careful when I do. In all honesty I think this gloss was not worth the $15 I spent on it since it's nothing I couldn't find anywhere else but I'm still very happy with it since I'm a die hard fan of lipsticks and lip glosses.
Very nice dusty rose type of pink and very affordable.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lipgloss - Nude Lustre
vallygirl 3/22/2010 12:50:00 PM
I like this lipgloss because it mutes my lip color just enough to make a difference. I really like the new color though in Pink Pop its a crazy hot pink.
I used to love using vaseline but got tired of it smearing so much and lugging around a little bottle of it only to get greasy fingers so I started using carmex. It really helps with dry lips and as much as I loved reapply every few hours it started making me break out half on my lip, half on my skin which made me look like I had herpes or a cold sore so now I just use it when I feel I really need it or before applying lipstick.
As much as I love TooFaced this mascara was thick, flaky, clumpy, and it weighed my lashes down. I like using it with other mascaras to find the perfect combination of length and volume but adding more mascara results into even more droopiness. Update: I got a full sized as a free gift and I gave it one more try. I really like it! Unfortunately it gives no added length but it made me look like I had an eye full of lashes, throughout the day it starts to get a little flaky looking but no biggie. I'm changing my three starts to four, would I buy again though? Maybe.
Eye Makeup Remover -Lancome - Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make-up Remover
vallygirl 3/22/2010 12:41:00 PM
I hate the oily residue it leaves behind (that's what washing your face is for, right?) but that's a small price to pay for such a great eye make-up remover. My eyes seem to get very sensitive sometimes due to gas permeable contacts and thicker contact solution but this doesn't irritate my eyes at all and I usually get all my make up off in one swipe (unless I really piled on the mascara then it takes 3).
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
vallygirl 3/22/2010 12:37:00 PM
This works for me but it seems like it sometimes takes away from the actual color of the eyeshadow while at other times it makes the color more vibrant.
I hate this mascara (I only give it 3 lips because I love Lancome). It's only good for lengthening and darkening lashes but it does nothing else, it doesn't thicken lashes, or hold a curl or even open your eyes in fact it does the complete opposite when I first put it on while it's wet it'll look like it's opened my eyes but then it dries and makes my lashes droop, thankfully I got this for free but I don't think I'll ever finish the full size mascara or even the sample size I got of it either.
When I first tested this out at Sephora I loved it because it had a sweet smell that wasn't over powering but then a week later when i actually bought it and took it home I tried it on and it just had this pepper-y smell to it that was just not pleasant for a while I tried to wear it thinking it was just me but even my boyfriend said it smelled like peppers to him. Is it just me or has that happened to anyone else? Because it's not like it smells peppery just on my skin, which I initially thought was the problem, but even when I spray it in the air.
Love this face scrub it really helps with blackheads and it feels really good when used gently. It also smells good and is cheap.
Love this mascara! I just wished it would hold a curl better.