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Nice Winter Mascara
This winter has just been brutal on my hair, skin and nails so I have been looking for products that either will add moisture or at least, not take it away and make things worse. I bought this mascara not so much for making my lashes grow as to prevent them from getting worse. This mascara fits the bill. I haven't had any issues with clumping but that could be because I wipe the wand to remove the excess mascara before applying it. I like the big brush as it really gets into the lashes and makes them fuller and longer. Again, I didn't buy this to make the lashes grow so I can't speak to if that effect is true however, my lashes are no longer as brittle and aren't breaking or falling out the way they did before I started using this mascara. It doesn't flake or smear and has lasted on me all day. All in all, I will repurchase this product and also recommend it.
April 26, 2013
Best Beach Spray I've Used Yet!
This stuff is amazing!!! My hair is fine in texture but its very long and curly and I have a lot of it. Most beach sprays I've used in the past either weighed my hair down, didn't actually work or, if it did work, it was outrageously expensive (here's looking at you Bumble & Bumble! LOL). Most of them caused my hair to dry out too. This spray actually gives me body, makes incredible waves and curls and doesn't damage my hair. Plus, it smells amazing too, like fresh, clean beach air. The best part is it seems to work best when I let my hair dry naturally. I normally use this with the Tousle Cream in the line, which I apply to the ends and mid shaft of my hair first to eliminate frizz and then I spray this in and then work both into my hair with my hands. It can also be sprayed in later to revive the hair. I can't even begin to tell you how many compliments I've gotten since I started using this product. I will definitely be using this all Spring/Summer and I highly recommend to others.
April 19, 2013
NOT For True Fair Skins!!
Wow, I bought this based on a review above by x3SarahL where she said the Light shade was perfect for her pale skin. Well...LOL. I did NOT have her same "good" results. I am lily white, which I guess is much paler than her "pale" because the Light shade turned me Oompa Loompa orange and I barely tapped my fan brush into the product. I truly can't attest to the formula and what it does, or doesn't do, vs other bronzers because I washed it off immediately and then returned it today. This stuff is so dark it won't even work for me when I get the small amount of color I get in the summer. I guess I'll stick with my current bronzer...so much for trying to save a buck or 2!! LOL
April 12, 2013
I kept seeing this getting plugged in articles and then saw it during a 40% off the brand sale so picked it up. The formula doesn't clump, flake or irritate my sensitive eyes. However, the blasted brush is so huge and curved that its kinda hard to get into the base of the lashes and do the base "lash wiggle" that gives such a great effect. While it did give me a respectable curl, it wasn't equal to using a lash curler. Also, it didn't seem to lengthen or thicken either. Since I didn't pay hardly anything for it, I'll keep it but I don't think I'd buy it again.
April 12, 2013
Use Correctly/Get Right Shade!!
I am not in agreement with the prior reviewer on this product, at all. I am really thinking she got a bad tube and also the wrong shade. First, there are 2 shades of this product and you really need to get the right one for your depth of skin tone. Sunbeam, which is the lighter shade is such a close match to Benefit's Highbeam its not even funny (I swatched them both on my hand next to each other and I couldn't believe how close they were!) that I am now switching to NYX for good, at a 1/4 of the price I might add! Also, this comes in a tube which is more hygenic then Benefit's bottle with brush and the tube really has a decent amount of product in it. I didn't find it to be "glittery" at all. It has a nice shimmer and I was able to use it in the day time on my paperwhite skin without anyone asking me if I had "disco fever". LOL It didn't irritate my skin or make me break out either. The deeper shade, Gleam, is more for a deeper, richer skin tone or can be used more of a liquid blush for someone with a lighter skin tone. This is my favorite NYX product so far.
April 11, 2013
One of the Best Tinted Balms
I think this tinted lip balm is the best next to the Fresh Sugar balms and much, much cheaper. After reading Carole's reviews of NYX products (thank you, Carole!! You ROCK!!!), I decided to get a few to try as she really finds great stuff and her reviews are spot on. This one was one of my top favorite items that I tried. The formula is so nice, very moisturizing but not greasy and they smell amazing. The price is exceptional, you get a lot of product for the price and they have a wide range of colors. Also, the brand is cruelty free and I love that. I have Shukran, which is a pinky-nude, MLBB shade and also Tack, which is a little more on the nude side of pink and matches their stick blush shade, Waterlily, (which is another fave! LOL) perfectly. I will definitely be ading to my collection of these balms!
April 11, 2013
Great Portable Cream Blush
I am pretty impressed with this product. Its a great size to throw in your bag and its super easy to apply. Even though the package is small, there's a lot of product in it and its pretty well pigmented too. That being said, if you're very fair, as I am, you will want to test the shades to find the right one and don't apply straight from the tube (as the prior reviewer stated). This is definitely best applied after you warm it up with your fingers. It will blend easier and you won't get an overload of color. Its also buildable and has pretty good staying power. My favorite shade is Waterlily, which is a nice nude-rose shade with a hint of shimmer (just a hint and you may not even notice it) that is great as an everyday, all year-round shade.
April 11, 2013
Could Have Better Hold
This sounded better, in theory, than it performed in reality. I wanted to use less drying, healthier for the hair styling products and have had great results with some of the "Ever" line already but this one wasn't impressive and not worth its price. Its supposed to give you moisture with hold and not make the curls crunchy. No, it didn't make my hair crunchy and yes, it did give it good moisture but it didn't give me any hold at all. Also, my hair became frizzy retty fast and its not even humid weather so that's definitely a bad thing. The Garnier Fructis Curl Calm Down Cream works better and is also cheaper.
April 3, 2013
Awful Color Matching
I was so very disappointed in this product! First, I am super pale with mostly neutral undertones (both pink and yellow) and the fair shade turned oompa loompa orange on me within minutes! If that wasn't bad enough, it also irritated my sensitive skin. PLus, no SPF which is a pretty mandatory "add" for most products in this day and age. L'Oreal can certainly do much better than this product would lead you to believe! In all honesty, I would recommend most folks skip this one and try another type of BB cream.
April 3, 2013
Hard to Get Into Corners
I agree with the prior reviewer on the difficulty of getting to the darker shades in the small corners of the package. I also bought English Rose (which goes really well with the new Scadal Eyes eye liner in Taupe, by the way LOL). The shades are all cool toned neutrals, with a pale pink highlighter shade and is perfect for day. The Union Jack design looks cool but I wish it was easier to get the shades out. The pigment isn't as good as highend but its not bad and the shadows last pretty long.
March 25, 2013
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