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Pretty to look at, but not great to wear
I have Must Have Fuschia (true fuschia--a little difficult to wear in the eye area, but can double as blush), Copper Excess (true copper, has the softest texture of the bunch, and probably one of the creamiest baked shadows I've tried), and Green Fortune (gorgeously marbled in the pan, but turns into a kind of olive green, fairly hard texture and least pigmented). They're all shimmery formulas, without any glitter. They're just beautiful to look at, but the pigmentation on these is not great. Though they can be used wet or dry (as with most baked shadows), they are hard to work with either way. It's best when used with a sponge tip applicator. Using a fluffy or flat eyeshadow brush gives a VERY sheer wash of color, no matter how much you try to build up the color. These problems are common to baked eyeshadows, regardless of price point, but compared to other baked shadows, these are still harder to work with. The length of wear on these isn't very good either, even with eyeshadow primer. The low price is the best part about them.
June 18, 2012
Look great, but just so-so quality
I tried out the complimentary palette, which has six pearlescent shades: champagne, bronze, brown, blue, green, and pink. The three neutrals go well together, but the three bright colors are a little harder to work with in terms of creating a look. The colors look really cool in the package, with the long thin raised bars of shadow all lined up. However, this makes them fairly difficult to apply. I prefer to use makeup brushes, but they were too wide to pick up just one color at a time. Using the included sponge tip applicator worked a little better, and helped apply more color, but it got to be a little too time consuming for me. All of the colors are of medium pigmentation, but it's buildable. The quality is just okay. They are decently smooth, and have okay length of wear, but really do need an eyeshadow primer. The price is low, but the value you're getting is just okay, because there doesn't seem to be much product.
June 17, 2012
Love the product!
This product changed my life. Literally. Now I use eyeshadow primer EVERY SINGLE DAY. Urban Decay's version is especially good--goes on easily and smoothly, and really keeps my eyeshadow on for hours and hours. I have terribly oily eyelids and this really works all day. It also brightens my eyeshadow color a little bit. The price is good, and there's no animal testing (updated 6/15/12--Urban Decay will allow their products to be tested on animals in China). I'm so glad they improved the packaging! Although the old plastic tube and wand were very very cute, it was impossible to get out all of the product--and there were equally well performing products on the market, with the same total product weight, but that had packaging that allowed you to get every last drop. Glad that Urban Decay listened to their customers, and made the change.
June 15, 2012
My grandma swears by it
But it's just not the product for me. She has very dry, mature skin, and I have oily, acne prone skin. It smells like sunscreen, and feels like sunscreen mixed with a light moisturizer. I don't like how it feels on my skin or how it affects my foundation.
June 15, 2012
Doesn't tone, but a good body wash.
This won't tone/firm you up at all, since it doesn't have any ingredients that would actually do that, as leo1999 pointed out. It's just a good body wash. It doesn't moisturize especially well, but I don't find it drying either. It just gets you clean. If you love Dove body wash already, you'll love this too. It smells similar to other Dove products (clean soapy smell), and creates the same fabulous soapy lather. I also used it to shave, and found it to be decent for that purpose. And the price is right. It's nothing fancy, just plain and simply a good body wash. I'd have to give it 0 for the toning, but 9 for the cleaning, so it averages out to about a 5.
June 15, 2012
Didn't do anything, very messy.
It literally only ripped out half a dozen hairs, and it was really sticky and hard to clean up (even with the included clean-up wipes). Definitely won't be doing that again!
May 13, 2012
Save your $$!!
A friend gave me her extra BE full flawless application face brush, so I figured I'd give it a try. PROS: None... CONS: Bristles aren't that dense. Natural hair bristles are a bit scratchy. Some shedding. Expensive. Don't waste your money on this brush! Get a better face brush from Ecotools or Clinique or just about any other brand!
March 13, 2012
Love the colors, love the cause.
All MAC lipsticks are fabulous, but the Viva Glam lipsticks are especially awesome becauseEVERY cent from the purchase of Viva Glam products goes to the MAC Aids Foundation. That's impressive. And the Viva Glam colors tend to be flattering for almost all skintones. The finishes vary, but all of them look great on your lips, apply evenly and have the signature MAC vanilla scent. They wear off fairly evenly as well, so no need to worry about the dreaded lipstick ring around your lips. However, they are a bit drying. The price is reasonable, at $14.50 a piece. I like that they have special red metal tubing to differentiate them from the regular MAC line, and the signatures on the tube are also a nice touch. I have Viva Glam VI, Viva Glam Gaga 1, and Viva Glam Cyndi. I'm sad Cyndi was discontinued, because it's the most amazing shade of red. It's moderately pigmented, and can be sheered or blotted to be a hint of red, or it can be layered on for a more intense red. It's a great "beginner's red." However, they come out with new Viva Glam products every year, and I'm sure I'll fall in love with another lipstick.
December 10, 2011
Not good at all.
It smells like it's gone bad--even when it's brand new. Kind of plasticky and just "off." The texture seems weird as well. There's not really anything I can say that's positive about this product--it really makes my hair worse off than before! My hair feels dry but dirty at the same time. Avoid this--even though it's cheap, you'll regret using it.
December 10, 2011
It's just regular sunscreen?
It smells somewhat nicer than regular sunscreen, and the packaging is pretty, but it's basically overpriced sunscreen in a little squeeze tube. It did not mattify AT ALL, and actually was a bit shiny and felt like it left a residue on my skin. It might have caused me to break out a bit too :( Definitely give this a pass.
October 25, 2011