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  • L'Oreal Paris Infallible 8 Hr Le Gloss
    9.0

    L'Oreal Paris Infallible 8 Hr Le Gloss

    L'Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipgloss

    I really like this lip gloss, my color is Sangria. I've used this for about a year, and compared to the vast majority of my other glosses, the color and texture is very nice. I like that it's pigmented enough to pass for a lip color. All I do is use a lip liner and swipe this over top. It does last a pretty long time, although I always needed touch up after eating. For a gloss, that's not bad at all. I like the texture of it, as well. It makes my lips feel really soft, with just a hint of tackiness, but I actually like that. The clear bottle is good, because you can keep tabs on how much product you have, and the wand is nice and precise, no fuss. Solid 9, for sure.

    July 26, 2009

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  • Mary Kay Eye Primer
    6.0

    Mary Kay Eye Primer

    Wanted to love this...

    I bought this when my Urban Decay Primer Potion ran out, and I wanted to like it better than the PP because it's cheaper, basically. Unfortunately, I still get a little bit of creasing with this, even if I use a good dollop. That was never an issue with UDPP, even when using the tiniest amount. Oh well. It's not BAD, and it's way better than nothing, but it's not as good as UDPP, which also has a better texture, I find.

    July 20, 2009

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  • Wet n Wild H2O Proof Blending Eye Pencil
    8.0

    Wet n Wild H2O Proof Blending Eye Pencil

    It's a good deal and it works for me!

    I got this pencil in Black Chrome from my local Duane Reade, and so far, I really like it. The color is a nice dark black on the eyelid, stays where I put it, doesn't smear around, and it's cheap! First, I applied Urban Decay Primer Potion to my eyelid (Side note; This Primer Potion stuff is kinda expensive, and the price is still going up! $17-$22!? It works really well and lasts long enough for me, about two months of nearly daily wear, but I'm switching to a Mary Kay Signature Eye Primer that I got on eBay for $3. As soon as it comes in the mail, I'll add my two cents to a review comparing them. Sorry for the off topic, but if we really want long lasting eye product then I think we should also be talking primer.). Anyway, the Wet n Wild H2O eye pencil did, as some other reviewers said, take a little time to soften so that I could spread it on my top lash line easily, but once it went on, it stayed on. I also dabbed the bottom waterline of my lower eye lashes with a tissue and applied a tiny bit of the Urban Decay Primer Potion to the waterline, letting it set for about 30 seconds before applying the eyeliner there. This combination kept the dark liner on my lower lid waterline all evening, which has never happened for me before. When I woke up the next day, the top lash line was still there and fairly dark, and the bottom waterline had finally worn off. I had some under-eye smudging, but I'm fairly certain that was from my Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (which I've also just replaced with Max Factor Stretch and Separate Waterproof to avoid smudges) because the top line from the eye liner was still sharp and didn't look at all smudged. I'm not sure if it's really the Wet n Wild H2O Eye Pencil or the Primer Potion that gave my look the longevity that it had. I think it was a combination, to be honest. I know my other eyeliners wont stay on my bottom lash waterline for more than five minutes even with the Primer Potion, so I think there's something to these cheap little pencils. I think using the liner together with a primer will be my routine from now on, since I found it so effective. I haven't really used the blending end of the pencil yet, so I can't attest to that, but I'm sure I'll get my use out of it as I try different looks. Thanks for reading my review. :-)

    July 6, 2009

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  • Max Factor Stretch & Separate Waterproof Mascara

    We all know it can be very difficult to find the right mascara - what some people LOVE, others can't stand, and you never know whether you like a product until you buy it, which could be a big waste of money, and those add up quick. My last mascara (Maybelline Great Lash) was near the end of it's life, and while I liked Great Lash at first, I wanted something with a more substantial brush. Always a bargain hunter, I found a deal on Max Factor Stretch and Separate Waterproof Mascara for about three dollars. As a test, I applied the mascara to the top and bottom lashes (I'm not sure how much it 'separates', exactly, because it's usually my fault when my lashes get stuck together because I'm a bit clumsy with the wand, but it was certainly no worse clumping than Great Lash). I let it set for a minute, and then put my face over the sink and splashed water on it. Looking back up, I saw no streaks coming down my face whatsoever, so I took this as a good sign. I've been wearing it all day and I haven't had any smudges or anything yet, either, even though it's very warm and I've been sweating a bit. I even tried to get it to smudge and one point by gently rubbing it, and it stayed on the lash. The formula seems to lengthen and darken my lashes very well, but I didn't find that it made my lashes much thicker. This is alright, because I also didn't have any problems with clumps or anything, so I might try a couple more layers when I apply it next. I love that I finally have a mascara that wont smudge off my bottom lashes - I could never even use mascara on them before or it would be all over in an hour. It's not the perfect mascara, but it's better than what I had, and it will probably become my daily wear mascara. It definitely stretches, and I'm sure it would separate if I get a little better at applying mascara in general. The waterproof claim seems to be valid, to me, and my lashes still feel soft and natural with no flaking. If you can get it on eBay for a few dollars like I did, I would recommend you give it a try!

    July 6, 2009

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  • Sugar Cosmetics Best Friend Makeup Palette

    This is by far the best make-up purchase I have ever made. I bought one of these originally at full price from Sephora a couple years ago, and I loved it so much that I gave another one to my friend for Christmas. The palette has lasted me over 2 years, and is now reaching the end of it's lifespan, but it made me a Sugar Cosmetics addict. I have 2 more of the Best Friend Make-up Palettes still in the packaging that I picked up from Marshall's for about $4 each, because I fear that Sugar is going out of business (this rumor is going around because the previously expensive products are all in Marshall's, TJ Maxx, and similar stores for just a few dollars, and the website is even gone, but they haven't released any statements that I can find! Frustrating.) I also stocked up on the Perfect 10 lip gloss and eyeshadow palettes, the Around the Clock Day Job eyeshadow palette, and several tubes of gloss. What I love about Sugar is that the eyeshadows are extremely pigmented - I use the black as an eyeliner and the white as a highlighter, and this palette has so many options. The glosses also taste AMAZING and sweet, and feel extremely nourishing and nice. The eyeshadows actually SMELL like sugar cookies or something like that, as well, so when I open this palette, it just makes me happy. If it's going out of business, I'm really bummed, but at the same time happy to get these at the crazy-low prices. Thanks for reading!

    May 10, 2009

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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