- Gryphon » See my profile
- Points: 1400
- Reviews: 23
really and truly doesn't smudge
I don't use this mascara for all my lashes because I curl my lashes and this formula unfortunately straightens them back out as it dries. However, this mascara truly IS miraculously impervious to smudging so I use it in conjunction with my favorite mascara (Maybelline Volum Express) on my lower lashes and the lashes at the outer corner of my eyes. Hah! No more raccoon eyes or smudges on my lower lid!! I think this is basically a copycat of the higher-end version that Blinc pioneered, but for the price and considering it actually does work, I'm a fan. I don't use the conditioning side so I can't speak to its effect, but I will say this is not a mascara for adding noticeable volume. But for clean definition and stay-put power, a real winner (no smudging even when you're washing it off, it comes off in tidy little squiggles!).
January 28, 2009
I'd cry if this were ever discontinued
This has been my go-to mascara for years. I'm regularly seduced by amazing ads for other mascaras but I always end up tossing them after a few uses and coming back to this one. It does a great job of dramatically darkening my short, sparse lashes, and one layer gives them clean volume and a little length. I can easily achieve more dramatic volume by applying another layer or two (just be sure the mascara is fresh, I get a new one every 3-4 months to avoid clumps and flaking). The single most important reason this is my favorite mascara though is a bit weird. I curl my lashes before putting on mascara, and I've found that every other mascara I try, even "curling" formulas, tends to straighten them back out as they dry! Lancome, Cover Girl, Neutrogena, Max Factor, Clinique, you name it. Why go to the trouble then? The original Volum Express waterpoof is the ONLY mascara I've found that perfectly preserves my curl for the brightest, most wide-eyed effect.
January 28, 2009
love this lip gloss
Great lip gloss in pretty colors (my favorites are Serendipity, a hip bronze, and Tantalizing, a sheer coral). It goes on smooth and very shiny but isn't sticky, a huge plus. One of the best things about these glosses though is the scent, they have a sweet almost sugary smell. Shimmer, a bit of color, and my lips smell like candy! Nice packaging too,compact size makes it perfect for carrying around in a purse. Definitely one of my favorite lip glosses.
January 27, 2009