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- Reviews: 16
I wasn't looking for a new blush, but I am trying all of Flower's products. I picked Win Some Rouge Some and when I got home I thought it was very close to my Stila creme blush - Win Some has less brown & more pink. So close I was going to return it (besides, I tend to like a bronzer blush anyway). But I still tried it on & it was just pink enough for my liking. It brightened my face in a fresh way that I wish I had tried this earlier in the summer (though, "wow" for winter). I've never tried Nars' popular "O" blush (as previous reviewer compared), but I feel Win some has a similar desired effect.
September 18, 2013
My go-to shadow
I am a fan of Drew Barrymore, so it seemed a no-brainer I would check out her beauty line. I've been watching her tutorials on her Flower website & tend to try the items she demos (we have similar colouring). This quad in the Foxy Browns is in my daily routine now. I passed up the quad originally, deeming it too dark, but it's build-able colour. The pink is a nice highlight and the bronzy brown and grey brown colours are good on the lids - depending on the look you're going for - I tend towards the grey shade mostly. The dark brown is for contouring and a little goes a long way. The kit includes a wonderful double-end brush with a wide, flat side for lids and a tapered end for highlight or on lash line. I don't care too much for glittery or overly shimmery shadows for everyday wear and these colours have just a subtle sheen to them. I now use this quad for every day for my "2 minute face". Yes, the bronzy colour can seem a bit dark, but 1 swipe of the finger on the pink shade over it and it tones the colour a bit. The shadow stays all day with or without primer (although primer keeps up the "fresh" look longer). I am sold and have filled my bag with more of Flower's bounty.
September 17, 2013
I liked the original voluminous, but thought it wore out too quickly. I've only been using it for a week, so I can't comment on "tube length", but as for day-wear, I'm happy. I don't usually re-apply-and I was impressed with how my lashes looked at the end of a long work day; but I did just for fun & WOW. It isn't as "voluminous", but I still like it. It doesn't quite hold up to its "Clean sweep" system, but it's easy to deal with. Not a bad mascara for the price.
September 25, 2011
I tried this a few years ago & I've stuck with it. It's not foaming-which was new for me. It does have a bit of an anti-septic smell, but I don't notice it now. I have issues with blackheads in the nose, cheek & chin area and a few infected break-outs on the cheeks & forehead & this wash helps reduce the break-outs to infrequent and only one at a time. My blackhead situation improves & the ones that stick around are easier to remove with little pressure. I do have to use a whole bottle and start a new one to see visible improvement, but whenever I stray & try a different wash-I am terribly disappointed & return to Neaclear. I do need to find a companion product to "go the distance" but I definitely feel this wash is a good acne face wash & base to any regimen.
September 22, 2011
I just bought this product - I think they've reformulated the original. I was interested with the first use as the brush isn't the standard round brush, it's "flat" - it's the best way I can describe it. It takes a couple of uses to get use to it. I am intrigued with the idea that the "long" bristles do the applying & lifting, but the "short" bristles seem to separate. It seems to deposit a lot of mascara without giving me the "spider" look. By the end of the first day, it held up well on the top lashes, but my lower ones had "faded" a bit. I've used it for a week now and my curiosity is waning. The formula feels like it's already thickening & becoming a bit difficult to apply (working longer to take off extra & separate lashes). It still holds up well through the day, but I have thin lashes & I don't think it "Mega's" my lashes to my satisfaction. Overall - it's ok. I think I would stick to my Full & Soft over this.
September 16, 2011
I liked this mascara when I first purchased it. It had a good, dark black colour; the "innovative plastic" brush worked very well for me (I've had issues with this style of brush in the past); the price is nice; & the blueberry angle doesn't hurt :) However, I found that the quantity of the mascara seemed to dwindle quicker then normal. It seemed I was putting on 3-4 coats to get a good look (I have fine, sparse lashes), when within the first week of a new tube 2 would be more than enough. Also, I wasn't liking the way my lashes would look - it's hard to explain - almost like bad false lashes. I still keep a new tube around in case of ER or for travel & I kept an old wand (& cleaned it, of course) for the bristles (still a great seperator)
August 12, 2009
I like this mascara! I got this as part of Sephora's Lashstash Mascara Deluxe Sampler & I like it! I have fine lashes & not a lot of them, but this mascara helps them to stand out. The brush does a good job in seperating the lashes, there are no clumps, & my lashes do not get glopped together. A second coat isn't necessary for day, but it definitely adds drama! Also, with this mascara I never had the issue of my bangs getting stuck in my long lashes during the day (it's a good thing!). I will definitely purchase the full size version of this mascara! (didn't give it higher b/c this version is not waterproof - I'm a crier!)
August 12, 2009
Not so great
I got this as part of Sephora's Lashstash Mascara Deluxe Sampler. I was impressed the first time I used it, but that quickly faded. It didn't seem to go on the second (third, fourth, ...) time as bold as the first. It started to get goopy & my lashes clumped together. Wouldn't purchase again.
August 12, 2009
Was not worth it
I found the colour (Cassis) ok at first, but looked fake if I applied a second coat or touch up. I also found the consistency to be, not sticky, but thick. Not worth the price, I think.
May 29, 2008