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This is my first eyeshadow primer so I really don't have anything to compare it to. I agree with some of the other reviewers. It did make my eyeshadow more intense, but ironically, the decreaser can crease! That's before the shadow is even on. I just reblend it and add some powder to set, then apply my eyeshadow. It's not bad though. When I couple it with a higher end shadow, I can usually get through the day without creases, but with a lower end brand, Cover Girl in particular, I almost always crease halfway through the day. I also think its a bit pricey. I believe I paid around $10 at Walmart for not much product. I'm going to try to find one that works better and costs less. Wish me luck!
June 22, 2012
Still my "mama's" make-up!
But I love it anyway! Whenever I think of Estee Lauder I think of my mom and grandma. Every time my mom buys the gift with purchase, she always gives me the lip glosses and these are just fabulous. Admittedly, I would never buy them myself; I am a frugalista if there ever was one! Surprisingly, these glosses are not what I would typically like. They tend to be a little thicker (longer staying power!), a tad sticky if too much is applied, and as the editor commented, perfumey. But I still love them. They are shiny and can last a few hours, rather than a few minutes. And for whatever reason, the taste and smell of them doesn't bother me a bit. In fact, strangely enough, I like it. The shades are so flattering there truly is a color for everyone. I would definitely recommend.
June 21, 2012
Better than Maybelline Full N' Soft...
With the humid Summer heat already upon me, I thought I should try either a waterproof mascara or some type of long wearing mascara. I had a BOGO coupon for CoverGirl, so I thought I would try out their waterproof Lash Blast. I tried the Full N' Soft waterproof by Maybelline and it was disappointing. I definitely like the Lash Blast Waterproof better. There was minimal clumping and I thought it stayed on better, with no flaking or smudging underneath. The only thing I wish was better was more length and volume. I like a mascara where 2 coats is enough for ample volume and lift; I felt like I had to apply 3. It also didn't leave my lashes dry or cause them to fall out, like some waterproof mascaras do. It's always hard to find a waterproof mascara to love!
June 21, 2012
I never thought packaging would play such a role in a review for a product. This gloss is nice but a little sticky; however, the real issue is that the gloss tends to gather around the neck of the tube and ends up getting all over the place. I can't just throw it in my purse; I always have to wipe it and that is annoying enough to prevent me from purchasing in the future.
June 18, 2012
Forgot how good this product is!
How I forgot that this was in my shower, I'll never know. One of the things I really like about this scrub is that it isn't oil based; there is no oil residue left on my skin or in my tub! It polishes well, leaves skin very soft and comes in oodles of different fragrances. The price point is a little high, especially for an item that can be found at a drugstore and work just as well. But if you've got the cash, this is a really nice splurge item.
June 18, 2012
I just love this foundation! This has always been my go to foundation. I have not had any breakouts from this foundation and I love the natural, dewy appearance. It is also very buildable. On the weekends, I use a little less and during the work week or on nights out, I can really amp it up. My skin is combo/oily in the Summer and combo/dry in the winter. Even though I use this all year round, if you have oilier skin, I would stick to use it during the cooler months. During the summer, I usually use a liquid mattifier underneath, along with loose powder. It looks like my skin and the color (shade 10) is a perfect match for me. Also, as far as department store foundations go, the price is very reasonable; around $23-$24 a bottle. Would definitely recommend, especially for those women that don't want to appear cakey or overdone. I would describe the texture/coverage as more than a tinted moisturizer and less than full-coverage. I would say it is light to medium coverage. "Perfectly Real" is exactly what you will look like! I have used this foundation now for several years and I would definitely recommend. I did read some of the reviews and really think a few of them were unjustified. This is a really good product. If my skin was super oily, I would not consider using a tinted moisturizer so I am not sure why others would think it would work, then review the product as a 2 or 3. You should know what you are getting into! :) It would be great if their was more oil control in this make-up, but it isn't really made for oily skin.
June 18, 2012
Better than Nair Brazilian Clay!
I was diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome 10 years back, and as a result I am a pro when it comes to hair removal. Before I had my laser hair removal done, I used a combination of razors and/or hair removal creams. For the most part, the only areas I remove hair from now are my legs and arms. I prefer using a hair removal cream for my arms and have been using the Nair Brazilian Clay pump. It has worked as good as can be expected, but I like Veet's version better. I am so surprised with the low reviews! I wonder if some people are not using it correctly? Veet has a low odor, creamy formula that doesn't irritate my skin as much as Nair does, and it also is not as "slimy" when rinsing it off. Some tips to keep in mind with any hair removal cream: 1. The hair must be covered by the lotion thickly. If it isn't, the hair will not come off. 2. One minute prior to rinsing off, redistribute the cream on the area to be removed. The cream/lotion tends to "settle" and the hair needs to be recovered. I just use my hands to recover the hair with the existing cream already on my arms. I couldn't believe what a discovery this was! Up until that point, I would either leave the cream on too long, which causes irritation, or it wouldn't take all of the hair off. 3. Rinse, rinse, rinse. I use a washcloth to rinse the cream and hair off with cool water. I never use the plastic piece that comes with the lotion. I think it would be useless and not as effective as the washcloth. The washcloth is what truly removes the hair because basically this lotion is gently "burning" or dissolving the hair off. Sometimes you can see little hairs that almost do look like they have been singed; this method helps to remove them completely without irritation. 4. If you feel a burning or stinging sensation, remove the cream immediately. It can lead to severe irritation, burns or even scarring. (I have two small scars above my lip from when I was young due to this very reason.) Sometimes our skin can be more sensitive than other times, so be sure to listen to what your body is telling you. If you do find that your skin has become irritated, try rinsing the area with cool water for several minutes, or applying a cool washcloth or cold compress. All in all, I love this version and will definitely repurchase. I have not had any negative experiences with this product. In addition, it was $1-$2 less than Nair. Love that!
June 17, 2012
My first and LAST drugstore foundation!
Update: I woke up this morning and now have the same tiny pimples all over my chin and the left side of my face. Absolutely horrid. Come to find out this foundation is not nonacnegenic or noncomegenic. Revised review to a 1. Wish I could go lower! .................... 6/16 Wow - that is all I can say. Ok, review done. ;) I was ready to give this foundation about a 7 until I went into the bathroom this evening to cleanse my face and found something quite shocking. First, I have to say that this is my first drugstore foundation, at least since I "graduated" from Cover Girl Clean Make-Up about 15 years ago. Since then, I have been using various Clinique foundations, most recently Perfectly Real, and have been very pleased. However, I have been finding some stellar drugstore deals as of late and thought why not try to swap out my foundation? Initially, I was moderately pleased with this product. I read many mixed reviews online; some reviewers said it was far too greasy, others say it was too drying and still others commented on breakouts and that the foundation "slides" right off. It is weird how the comments are all over the place. Personally, I thought the texture was a little dry, yet it left my skin a little shinier than norm, and my face felt sticky. I also looked like I was wearing a "mask" which I am not used to at all. The foundation was around $12, exactly half the price of my Clinique foundation. To be honest, I would much rather spend $24 on a good quality foundation that can always be returned to the department store, regardless of how much is used, and the color can be matched EXACTLY by a professional. That seems like a bargain to me! When I went to wash my face tonight, after my first use of this foundation, I was horrified when I looked in the mirror. My skin is not acne prone; just oily and I am prone to blackheads. I had almost a dozen pimples on the right side of my face. Not just red spots, but pimples that actually already had a head on them! Ughhhh..... Seriously??? Never again. I am heading to the store tomorrow to return, and right over to my Clinique counter! Would not recommend.
June 17, 2012
Messy and hard to apply!
I bought this eyeliner in a brown, which is always a safe bet for me. I really didn't care for it. It was so hard to get a thin line against my lashes. The pencil portion is really soft, goes on too thickly, and tends to not be real smooth either. I have tried it several times now and am just not satisfied. On top of that, brown which is always flattering on me, did not even look all that good or natural. Ehhh.... I won't be purchasing again.
June 12, 2012
Great bargain shine spray!
I am also surprised with the low reviews! I bought this on a whim a few months back. At first, it really wasn't what I expected. When I bought it, I was looking for more of an oil based product, and when I saw that it had alcohol in it and "mineral bursts" (that looked like flecs of gold glitter!), I was really hesitant to try it. I thought my hair would have glitter all over it and be sticky from all of the alcohol. I couldn't be more wrong! I couldn't believe how much shine it gave me. When I spray it on, I can literally see it "become" shiny. I also now LIKE the fact that it isn't oil based because my hair has never been greasy with this product. I did read some of the low reviews, and to be honest, I think it is due to "user error." It is a shine spray and not much is needed! My hair is long and thick, and I usually apply 3-4 spritzes; one on each side and the back. Definitely a good product that surprisingly does what it says! I will be repurchasing.
June 11, 2012