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I love this eyeliner. I have bought so many bad eyeliners so I was really excited to finally find a good one. The color selection is great, I bought a really pretty plum color which works great with my green eyes. The eyeliner goes on really smoothly and it lasts all day with out smudging at all.
April 29, 2013
Go to mascara
I love this mascara! It goes on really smooth. I have never had an issue with clumping, which is rare for even the best mascaras. It last all day with no flaking or smudging, even when I rub my eyes. It does take a couple coats to get a really major effect, but thats not what I am going for most of the time when I use it. The one thing about this mascara though is that it is almost impossible to remove completely. I have tried multiple types of eye make-up removers and when I think I have gotten it all off I still wake up with raccoon eyes. Not a deal breaker. Best mascara to quickly swipe on and go!
March 18, 2013
almost everything is great
I love the formula of this mascara and the colors it is offered in. I love the colors and with very careful application it can look amazing. The formula is on the thin side, as it is meant to be layered on. I have found that the biggest strength of this mascara is that it lengthens really well. It doesn't flake, and stays on all day. It would be my absolute favorite mascara but I hate the brush. It makes the thin formula clump like crazy. You have to be very careful applying or your lashes will get spidery. It also seems to have a short shelf life. The first month the mascara went on smoother, and now it seems like it is already starting to dry out. Please YSL, improve the brush!
March 18, 2013
I was expecting more...
The reviews for this product are so positive and it has won a ton of awards so I was expecting a lot. I didn't dislike this mascara but I wasn't thrilled with it either. It does lengthen lashes. It also doesn't weigh lashes down like some other mascaras so lashes keep their natural (or not so natural) curl. I have to say the brush of this mascara is really flawed; it reminds me of the drug store mascara brand's brushes from when I was first experimenting with makeup (the 90s). It is not a thick formula but the brush makes it clump very easily on my lashes. The first few times I used it I was really irritated, this isn't cheap and clumps are really annoying. I have found a way to avoid getting a lot of clumps, but only for daytime use; more than 1-2 swipe of it risks clumps. This mascara flakes. I think this is it's biggest flaw as there is no way around it (the clumps can be fixed with a lash brush and a lot of practice). I love mascara and there have been a lot I have used that I liked but didn't love. I thought this mascara would be "the one" but the flaking killed it. It flakes more than any other high end mascara I own, and more than a few drug store brands I have used. I would recommend either Boxum mascara or Tarte's Light, Camera Action, over this. I wear them more often and I have had fewer clumping/flaking issues. Also, Defincils is close to $30, the other 2 are about $20.
October 4, 2012
Helps with redness... clogs pores
This primer helps with redness but doesn't cover it completely. I bought the green one, that corrects redness. Yes, putting green stuff on your skin is scary. I don't wear a lot of make-up, for the most part I only use Laura Mercer tinted moisturizer which doesn't cover as many flaws as regular foundation. Besides a few blemishes my main concern was the redness of my skin, which the tinted moisturizer covered enough to make red areas look pink. When I use this primer I notice that it significantly reduces the redness, but it doesn't make it disappear. I think if I put regular foundation over the primer I would see the full potential of the primer. I only use this when I know I will have my picture taken or know that I will be around people that are a bit judgy (we all have these types of people in our lives). I usually use the clear smashbox primer, but it doesn't help with redness at all. This covers the redness but it clogs my pores more than the classic primer. Every time I use it, I wake up with more black heads and a few little bumps on my cheeks. Removing my makeup and washing my face doesn't save me from the aftermath of this primer. This stuff does reduce redness at a price. It is great for an important event, but I can't use it daily. I recommend buying the travel size, you really don't need much for each use, and if your like me you wont be using it more than a few times a month.
October 4, 2012
Love how it feels but...
I really liked this moisturizer at first. It feels very light and makes my skin really soft. When I first started using it I noticed a big improvement in my skin's tone and texture, but after a week or two I noticed that I had started developing black heads on my cheeks. I had never gotten any type of blemish on my cheeks so I wasn't too pleased. Once I stopped using it, they slowly went away. I think this is a good product because of the improvement in some aspects of my skin, it just wasn't right for me. The other problem is the smell. The smell really is strong, chemically, and lingers for a long time after I apply the cream. I avoided putting it on the tip of my nose so the smell isn't as strong after I have put it on.
July 24, 2012
This is the best tinted moisturizer I have ever used. I don't know if it really moisturizes, I use a moisturizer before I put this on. This gives me the light coverage I was looking for. The moisturizing part gives this foundation a nice dewy finish that I love. It holds up really well and stays on all day even during the summer. I usually just use my fingers to apply all over my face and if I have a blemish or a little redness somewhere I just tap a little more over that area. It is really easy to blend and it doesn't get caky even in areas that may need a few layers. I have re-purchased this a few times and I have gotten one of the bottles where the product had separated. I wasn't too happy and I had purchased it before I realized how great most stores return policy are so I used it. When I put it in my hand and mixed it up with my finger it applied almost as well as usual. I prefer the regular version of this product to the oil free. I found the oil free to be too thick (more like regular foundation) and more difficult to blend. I also used to be terrible about washing my make-up before going to sleep and even though I slept in it I never woke up with break outs. This is perfect for anyone who wants lighter coverage than the average foundation.
July 23, 2012
One of my favorite fragrances
I love this scent. It is stronger than most eau de toilette which is great, only one spritz on the wrist and I feel like I have enough fragrance for daytime. The scent is great, I am terrible at describing it but it is fresh and refreshing. This stuff is so great that I have had it literally stolen from me TWICE! once from the locker room and another time from my dorm. This is worth the money.
July 23, 2012
A lot of work but good results
This is a nice scrub. I was worried that it would be a lot like other natural scrubs that had sharp scrubby things in it, but the little beads feels very gentle. The texture of the creme part of the scrub is a bit odd, kind of slime like and a bit difficult to control when applying. The first time I used this I tried to do it as the directions said, apply on dry skin and scrub. This method I didn't love, even though I don't have sensitive skin it felt a bit too harsh and I had to use a lot to cover my face. I prefer to use a bit of water, either on my face or hands. I need less of the scrub and it doesn't feel as harsh. It is not the easiest thing to rinse off either. I think what makes it difficult to rinse is what makes it gentle and non-stripping/drying so I can forgive that, just take your time rinsing. The results really are great, I have seen a lot of improvement using this just once or twice a week.
July 22, 2012
I was nervous to try this moisturizer. When I think of night cremes I immediately think of a very heavy, greasy creme. This night creme is great though. First of all it smells amazing, like an orange creamsicle. This creme is surprisingly light, it feels more like a gel-creme hybrid to me when I put it on. It doesn't feel greasy at all and it sinks in very quickly. It doesn't clog pores at all, which I am very happy about. I do think my skin looks better in the morning than it used to before I started using this. One of the best benefits I have seen is that it decreases redness of any blemish or irritation by morning. This isn't a miracle cream by any means but it does a lot to improve my skin each night. I use more of this than I do of any other moisturizer, maybe because it feels so great on my skin and because it is so light I might over do it. Even though I use a bit more of it than I have with past moisturizer this stuff is still a bargain. Most night cremes I have considered or tried have cost $10-20 more for less. This jar has a lot of product in it. Overall this stuff is great!
July 22, 2012
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