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- Reviews: 19
Now I Get It!!!
For years I've heard the Shu Uemura eyelash curler is THE BEST; heard about its' strong cult following, etc. My Revlon eyelash curler did just fine though, it curled my lashes, what else would I need?? Well, after about a decade, My Revlon started looking tired. Yes, I could just put in fresh pads again, I mean the mechanics were working fine and all, but I wanted more...I wanted that gorgeous smokey-eye flutter lash look I'd seen in all the magazines (and sometimes in person!). I quickly found out my favorites haunts no longer carry Shu Uemura so I would have to resort to tracking it down online. I found the curler on Amazon quickly enough and for a decent price but then I read things like "not the real thing" and I grew concerned. Before long I discover you can order the curler directly from Shu Uemura US and get the real deal for maybe $2 more. SOLD!! And free shipping thanks to retailmenot and a free sample cleanser too....BONUS!! So the curler arrived today. Nice packaging, but out of the box the curler seemed a little...flimsy?? There was a lot of play in the mechanics. I expected a much tighter tool. I'll try it anyway I thought. WOW! What a difference! As soon as you clamp on the curler it is a PERFECT fit! The tool lines up and gives just the right amount of pressure. You can get super close to your lashes and create as strong or relaxed a curl you'd like. My old Revlon was starting to pull lashes out. I don't see that happening at all with the Shu Uemura. So glad I finally took the plunge! Especially as you get a bit older - I am in my mid 40's - the right tool can make a significant difference towards a fresh look. I really feel this curler will make a positive impact in the quality of my makeup look. Get one for yourself, you'll be glad you did!
July 12, 2013
Looks Like Caterpillar Guts..Smells Like It Too..
First, the sight of this stuff..I enjoy a natural looking product, but this looks so bad, I thought it had expired in the tube. It looks like green slime, caterpillar guts, you name it, yuck! The smell, in my opinion, is sickly sweet and artificial smelling. I have very dry ends and this just sat on top of the hair shaft, it did not soak in at all. I washed it out immediately after applying it, I could not get it out of my hair fast enough. Like many Burt's Bees products, some are a hit and some are a miss - this is a big miss! I am glad it worked well for some ladies, as for me, I'll stick to my Wen and Monoi Oil.
December 31, 2012
Not Loving This
I received this as a free sample. It trumps my Estee Lauder hands down. Still getting used to the oversized fat mascara brush, not so sure I'm liking that, it feels like I lack control with such a fat brush. There isn't a ton of flaking (big problem with Estee Lauder), but I'm not so impressed with how Bad Gal goes on. I think there are better mascaras. I'm going to try Lancome next.
November 26, 2011
Wow Wow Wow!
I've been looking a bit "tired" lately and researching blushes. I'm very, very pale and most blushes look clownish on me, so it's been a long project. I have Nars Orga*m The Multiple on hand and Smashbox's Shimmer (also used Prism before this). While both are great alone or together, the shimmer effect can make me look a little "old" under the retail day lights at work. I'd had Benefit's Dandelion on my short list for a while, and when Sephora's 500pt included it, I went for it. Wow, wow, wow!! I've never experienced a more natural looking, brightening blush ever. No shimmer whatsoever so it looks like your skin, only blushing. I guess it fades over the day, but the fade is so natural it doesn't bother me (and I bet with a primer, there's probably no fade...haven't been wearing a primer lately). You can really layer this one on to get exactly the depth you want. Love the wide brush that comes with it - I could not think of a better brush to use, it's perfect. I wear both alone - for a totally natural look - and layered with Nars Orga*m (under powder foundation) and Smashbox Shimmer (over pownder foundation and Dandelion blush). Either way works really, really well. I imagine this would look good on all skin tones, but for you pale-ies out there, give it a try! Also, if you feel Benefitis too "young" and you've moved past this line, this is one to look back and give a try. I haven't used Benefit since my 20's. I'm in my 40's now and I'll definitely reconsider the line after this :)
August 11, 2011
Great For Sensitive Skin, But Maybe Not As Fast Working As We'd Like
On the one hand, I love that the product is gentle and I had no negative reactions. On the other hand, I wish it worked just a bit better. The results come very slowly, and I did not get all the results I wanted. Do I need to buy multiple bottles of this stuff and work with it for a long time? No, I need something that works within a reasonable time. I don't forsee a second purchase, bit I don't feel ripped off either. It was an "okay" product.
January 27, 2011
Does Everything It Says It Does
The price is prohibitive for me, so I use it sparingly, but it feels so good on! And it really does contour and plump and all the things it says it does. Between this and my Dermologica Lip Renewal Complex, my lips are healthier than they've ever been.
January 20, 2011
I tried living without this for a few months because the cost is astronomical in proportion to my budget. Just bought some again and I'm so, so happy with it. I have a lot of eye products that do a lot of things, but nothing - nothing - makes me instantly look younger except for this Chanel Ultra Correction Lift. You also will see the benefits with cumulative use. If it builds elastin as it claims, even better! SPF coverage would make this the only eye product you'd ever need, but alas, no SPF coverage currently.
January 20, 2011
This Is Great! Exactly What I've Been Looking For!
Love this! I've used clear brow gels in the past and found them effective, but "eh". Tried Anastasia tinted brown gel in the store and it looked clownish on me! I'd have to wipe 80% off on a tissue before even attempting to put it on...not at that price, no thanks! But this is perfect. just a light touch across the brows after using a pencil, then use a brow brush. Plenty of time to "work' the brows before it sets and it lasts all day. The pencil form is great for traveling, but since it lasts all day, I wonder if I even need to drag it around with me? There's supposed to be some moisturizing benefit to your brow hairs with this as well and it does feel moisturizing. I'm happy and probably will repurchase. I wish there was a way they could add just a little gloss or highlighting aspect to the pencil, then it would be perfect!!
January 20, 2011
So Far, So Good
I've only been wearing this for a few days, but I'm very pleased so far. I'm a new convert to the mineral makeup craze, and this is the 3rd product I've tried. I started with Loreal True Match Naturale and found it to be a fantastic skin color match, but a bit heavy looking. Then I went to the Bare Minerals Original formula when a Sephora rep steered me away from Smashbox and towards Bare Minerals. I also let her - against my better judgement - direct me a shade darker than I would have normally chosen. I thought maybe she knew better, but the Bare Minerals ended up looking like a mask on me and never would blend at the jaw line. To use up the product, I mixed it with my remaining Loreal powder. Either way, I did not find Bare Minerals to be one bit better than Loreal. Now wearing Smashbox Halo for a few days and it's definitely the best of the three. Good skincolor match (though Loreal still trumps on skincolor match...at least for my extremely fair skin). Last all day, no complaints really. I'm curious about the "gold" element and if it will really benefit my skin in the long term. I wear Hourglass mineral primer, so who knows if the gold ever reaches my skin anyway? For now, happy with Smashbox Halo, and DON'T think the packaging is gimmicky in any way - LOVE the shaving fresh aspect of the compact!
January 20, 2011