This eyeliner really does last a long time. When I bought it, the girl at the counter said I was a step away from tattooing. It stays all day but it can be washed off with an oil-based eye makeup remover. The formula is very thick and hard to work with. I also hate the brush that comes with it. Instead of using this brush, I just use an ELF angled eyeliner brush and it works great. It definitely takes a lot of practice, but since every kind of liquid eyeliner I've tried has smudged on me, it's worth it! Also, it sucks that they only have black. I use this eyeliner on my lash line instead of my lids, since black eyeliner can look a little too bold on me. It makes my lashes more voluminous. I tried using this on my waterline once, but it got onto my contacts and it was hard to get it off! Overall, it's a good buy!
Blush -Clinique - Blushing Blush Powder Blush - Precious Posy
wanny 6/27/2012 11:13:00 PM
I bought this because I was buying Cliniques blended face powder and the girl at the counter said if I bought $50 worth of products then I get $10 off. I normally use the MAC powder blush in Style, but Im almost running out so I bought this instead for the discount. Im so happy I did because its a great blush! Its very pigmented, so a little goes a long way. It lasts all day and it blends in very well. It gives me nice tinted peachy color and makes me look refreshed! Its a great color for spring and summer!
Cleansers -Trader Joe's - Nourish All in One Facial Cleanser
wanny 6/13/2012 11:51:00 PM
I love this product! I have sensitive combination skin and I normally use Clinique mild facial soap. I wanted to find a cheaper alternative and decided to try this out after reading such good reviews! It was only $5.99 (compared to Clinique's $15-$20) and I feel like they work similarly. It gives my face a squeaky clean feeling and prepares my face for a SPF moisturizer. I love that it doesn't have a strong fragrance and a small amount foams up very well. The only thing I don't like would be the packaging... it looks more like a hand soap dispenser than a face cleanser!
This mascara just didn't work for me. For the amount of money I paid, I expected way more from it! It's a great mascara as it didn't clump, separated lashes very well and gave a lot of volume. However, it wasn't able to keep my lashes curled and it didn't really lengthen my lashes very well. Also, it gave me panda eyes within the first few hours of wearing it. The packaging is super adorable so I really wanted it to work... but I ended up returning it to Sephora!
Styling Products -Pantene - Curly Hair Style Spray Gel
wanny 6/13/2012 11:33:00 PM
I bought this at Target for around $3.50. I've been using Kevin Murphy's Beach Resort Gel-Cream but I needed an alternative because it was getting too costly! I normally have wavy hair, but it gets very frizzy and the waves are quite crappy and not defined. After towel-drying my hair, I spray this on and use a diffuser. This product gave me perfect waves without the crunchiness and frizz. It lasts all day and has a pleasant (not too overwhelming) smell. I thought it was a great drug-store product and will definitely buy again!
Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous Power Volume 24H (waterproof)
wanny 6/8/2012 11:10:00 AM
I bought this on sale at Target so it was only $5.99. Most mascaras can't hold a curl to my short Asian lashes, but this one did a fantastic job! It didn't give me a whole lot of volume, despite the name, but it drastically lengthened my lashes with the "collagen fibers". Although it's supposed to last 24 hours, this mascara gave me panda eyes after a few hours, no flaking though. But I have to say, most drug-store mascara give me the panda eyes anyway. Application is good, no clumping but the brush is enormous! A little overwhelming when using it on my small Asian eyes!
I have the typical Asian lashes... short, scarce and barely there. So this mascara didn't really give me enough volume/length. However, I bought this mascara for work to prevent panda eyes. I've tried tons of waterproof and non-waterproof mascara and they all seemed to smudge within the first couple hours of my shift. But this one stays put! Yes... it does make your lashes hard but I'm not too picky about that. In fact I think that's why it has such a good staying power! Before I use it, I use a thin layer of volume mascara and it works great!
Lipstick -Revlon - ColorBurst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti
wanny 1/17/2012 10:37:00 AM
I love this colour! It's has a nice brightish orange tone that worked well with my skin. I used a thin layer of lip gloss before putting this on and I think that intensified the color and shininess! Without the lip gloss (and just using normal lip balm), my lips peeled and look chapped... so that's why I took a star off. But otherwise, this is an awesome buy!