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- Reviews: 64
Really lasts, but a little too matte
I'm a big fan of long wearing lip color and it's the only type of lip stick I've worn for years. This is a great long wearing lip color and it really inexpensive. It wears like iron, but is easily removed with makeup remover or baby oil. Comes in a nice array of colors and has a lip gloss on the other end. But I find the lip gloss to be a little on the sticky side. While the colors are pretty and stays true all day, it's extremely matte. I end up mixing it with other brands that aren't so matte and get great results. I think a lot of people don't even think of mixing long wearing lip colors. But I take the wand and roll it over the back of my hand to transfer the color and then do the same with another color and mix them together and apply from there. This way I can create a large variety of colors and change colors I may have bought and don't love. I just use the applicator of the color I don't care for by itself, but you can also use a lip brush (just be sure to wipe off any remaining color when done so it doesn't get clumpy when it dries) but a Qtip also works in a pintch.
February 5, 2013
Lasts and lasts
I have to politely disagree with the other reviewers because I love this lip color. I think it's one of, if not the best, long wearing lip colors out there. Many long wearing's can be thick and a little goopy, but this one goes on this thin and smooth. It isn't sticky after setting and stays on all day, even after eating greasy foods, which usually can break them down. But it's easily removed with makeup remover or baby oil. I took off one star because of the colors. It comes in a large variety of great colors, but the color swatches shown on the counter/display are a little off. I've found the colors run a little lighter than shown. This brand also has a better finish than some brands and doesn't look as matte and flat, it some how manages to have a little sheen to it. Any of the long wearing lip colors can be drying, so I make sure to use a good hydrating lip balm every night and that keeps my lips from getting dry and flakey. I think it takes some getting use to these types of lip color, but after many years of using them, traditional lip stick feels gloppy and messy to me. I love that I never leave lipstick on a glass or straw and my husband loves that he can kiss me anytime and doesn't end up wearing lipstick. :-)
February 5, 2013
Mixed emotions about this product...
After some practice at apply this eyebrow makeup it can be great. The applicator is like a mascara wand, so on the areas where I have no eyebrow hairs and need to shape my arch, this can be a little difficult to apply. But it gets better with practice. The best feature to this product is it's lasting power. It will not budge util you take it off with makeup remover. i tested this claim and it literally it will not come off with just soap and water!! But comes off easily with any makeup remover. It also stays on bare skin like nothing I've ever used - even in the heat and humidity of the Florida summers! The shades seem to run dark. I purchased the dark blonde because I've found that shade is best for me in almost every brand. But with this I would have been much better off with the medium or maybe even the light blonde - and I have light brown hair. So be mindful that, at least I found, that their colors run on the dark side.
February 4, 2013
Super natural looking!!
I have extremely sparse brows and am always looking for a makeup that is really natural looking. This product is great because the more pressure you apply, the darker the color. It's great since I color my hair and I vary the shade from time to time, depending on the time of year (and my mood). It has a spoolie on one end which is great for blending the pencil and really adds to the natural look. It lasts pretty well. I live in southwest Florida and the heat and humidity is rough on makeup in the summer. This pencil lasts pretty well and the color stays true. I have places where I have no hair and this pencil applies well to bare skin and with short feathery strokes I can get a very natural look - unlike some pencils that almost skip when I try to apply on bare skin, or they deposit an uneven amount of color on bare skin.
February 4, 2013
Waterproof is better thn regular!!
I usually hate waterproof mascara, but bought it by mistake. I found that I LOVED this mascara, so I quickly bought the regular version. I was surprised and disappointed with the non waterproof version. The waterproof is the best mascara this mascara junkie has ever used!! It gives me long, full lashes (and I mean **LONG**). It doesn't make my lashes clump together like so many do, especially with multiple coats. I can use two coats if I just want OK lashes, but seriously, who ever wants just OK lashes? But three or four coats and I have va va va voom lashes!! I've tried so many mascara's that claim to give you 'false lashes' look, but never really did. This mascara really does. I don't know why the waterproof version is so much better, but it's a small inconvenience to use a tougher makeup remover when I get such amazing results!!
February 1, 2013
I have been so impressed with the immediate results of how this makes my hair look & appear thicker that I bought Nioxin shampoo & conditioner! This product makes my hair look & feel thicker, makes it easier to manage & makes it appear healthier. I have only been usin it for about a week to 10 days, so I can't comment about the ling term results, but I'm optimistic that it will reduce the amount of breakage & hair loss I've been experiencing for the past few years. I didn't give this the highest number of stars because of the price it is supposed to be selling for when it's released to salons in January 2012. $50 is a lot to spend on one product, but hopefully I will see a reduction in the amount of hair loss & it will be worth the price. Another plus I forgot to mention is the ease of application. It has a great pump shape that makes it easy to get right to the roots of your hair. Keeping my fingers crossed that I see great long term results like I've seen with short term use.
November 23, 2011
leaves skin super soft!
These cleansing pads are fantastic! They're convenient (love the other reviewers idea of cutting them in half and will be doing this!). I love that the pads have different textures on each side. One side is soft for gentle cleaning and the other side is rough for exfoliating. They leave my skin feeling super clean, but not stripped, my skin is super soft and exfoliated. They are great at removing every trace of makeup and gentle enough to use to remove eye makeup. I have found that when I want to use them to exfoliate that I'm better off not adding any additional water to the pad or my face until after I've gone over my skin with the rough side of the pad. They have enough moisture in them already that this works really well. Then I dampen the pad and go over my skin again with more moisture and it really gets my skin clean and soft. They are plenty big enough to cut in half and get two uses out of each pad. A 28 pad count of pad cost about $7.00 at Wal Mart, so cutting them in two makes them really affordable.
October 9, 2010
did nothing for my lashes
I am a big fan of Loreal, but I found that this Lash Boosting serum did nothing at all for me. After using it for almost eight weeks I saw no difference in the length of my lashes or in the number of lashes I had or in the amount of lashes that fall out naturally. I found it a little awkward to use the applicator. It's got a huge curve to it that made applying the serum to the under side of the upper lashes as easy as applying mascara. But applying the serum to the top side of the upper lashes required a little more effort and a learning curve. I had to find the best angle and the best portion of the applicator to use. The lower lashes were very easy to apply to. I occasionally got a little of the serum in my eyes and there was almost no irritation at all and what little there was went away in less than a minute. I didn't use the lash boost with mascara. I found that it made mascara go on extremely clumpy and I ended up looking like I had just a few lashes because they were all stuck together.
October 8, 2010
strengthens nails and looks like a french manicure!
This is one amazing product! I have struggled with peeling nails that would never grow forever. This product strengthens my nails to the point that I now I have to trim my nails because they get TOO long!! What a nice problem! ;-) My nails are stronger than they've ever been, they very rarely peel at all and look better than ever. This product has a very strange pink hue in the bottle and with one coat it makes my nails look like I've had a professional do a french manicure on my nails. It brightens and whitens the tips and makes the pink beds of my nails look super rosey and healthy. I don't know how it does it, but it's amazing! It's $29 plus $5.22 shipping on QVC.com. I know that seems a little expensive for a nail product, but considering what it does, it's worth it to me. It not only improves my nails, but it's also a french manicure in a bottle, so I figure the cost is worth the benefits!
October 8, 2010
Honeysuckle smells like the REAL thing
I love B&BW Body Washes in many fragrances. But the Honeysuckle has become one of my favorites! I remember picking wild Honeysuckle when I was a little girl and the scent that Bath and Body works has created brings me back in time. It's sweet, natural and just pefect!
August 4, 2009
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