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- Reviews: 19
Absolutely A-MAZ-ING. Just the right amount of moisture, just the right amount of greasiness, a perfect hint of fragrance (not floraly or anything like that, it just smells like some kind of lotion...I dunno, I like it), and a little dab'll-do-ya. Good stuff.
December 21, 2010
I bought this in Ruby Bliss for the holidays. It gives my lips a nice, dark red color. Not too bright and in your face, which is what I wanted. However, I did think the color was going to be a little more sheer than it came out and it was a lot more opaque and matte than I had hoped for. I do really like the color and look of the product, but I'm not really all that excited about the texture (not sheer or "wet" enough for me) and I don't think it is THAT moisturizing. I will continue to use it though, because of the way it looks, which I do love.
December 20, 2010
Really Great Value
I bought this solely because it was $10 for one at Sephora...so naturally I had to get 2 (Turkish Delight Gloss/Sayonara Stain and Stolen Kisses Gloss/Pampa Stain). I already owned a Nars lipgloss, which I love, so I knew I'd like this. I have yet to try the stains, and I will definitely take heed of the advice people give in this reviews as to not deposit too much color and use it very sparingly. The 2 glosses are awesome thus far though. Turkish Delight is a nice, pale, non-shimmery (which is very important to me) pink color, which would look amazing with a smoky eye. Stolen Kisses is a dark nude with a hint of rose and looks great with everyday makeup and at work. Would I spend more than $10 on this? Maybe...but not much more...I'd probably max out at about $15...but then I wouldn't get 2, and where's the fun in that?!
December 20, 2010
Scary Looking, But Works Great!
When I first received this in the mail, I was really put-off by 2 things: the packaging (or lack-there-of...) and how the product looks (dark black, crumbly, kind of like re-hardened molten lava...). When I got it, I was like, "What on earth possessed me to purchase this???" With all of that said...I really do love this product. I have very VERY oily skin and the occasional (but somehow always seems to be in the worst spot on my face ever) breakout, and I can definitely notice a decrease in both of these awful things when I use this scrub/wash regularly. It is more of an exfoliant for me than a daily/regular cleanser, and I basically replaced my St. Ives Apricot Srcub with this. I recommend using it about 3 times a week, like any other exfoliant, and to follow with a gentle toner and moisturizer of your choice. Be careful with your scrubbing, as some of the granules may be a bit more grainy/larger than the others. It's a pretty intense scrub, but some skin just calls for it.
December 16, 2010
This is, by far, the best all-around best drugstore mascara I've tried. Doesn't clump, gives beautiful length volume, and definition and it's very VERY quick to achieve these results. I don't have to spend many unnecessary minutes swiping the brush ever so carefully only to have to re-swipe to clean up with an eyelash comb, etc. etc....not with this mascara! I have been looking for a "go to" drugstore mascara since I started wearing mascara, and I've seriously finally found it. I know lots of people say Loreal Voluminous is THE one, but I've tried it, and while it is pretty darn good, this is better. I found Voluminous to be significantly more clumpy than this one. If nothing else has been working out for you, try this. DO IT.
December 15, 2010
I LOVE these things. They smell good, they work amazingly well, and they feel really cool and refreshing on my eyes. I have super sensitive eyes, and these do not bother them a bit. I can't remember how well they take off waterproof eye-makeup though, since I rarely wear it, so I cannot vouch for their usage with that. For regular eye-makeup, I can safely say these little things are pretty awesome.
November 12, 2010
I forgot how much I liked this!
I bought this in Hipster (mostly cuz the name, haha) and I used it a few times before it ended up in the bottom of my makeup bag, to not be seen again for a month or so. I picked it up randomly yesterday, put it on, and decided I liked it much better than whatever gloss I was using at the moment (which I think was a Nyx brand one...good stuff, but the color I chose was definitely not for everyday!). This CoverGirl lipgloss/stick is pretty nifty. The color I have doesn't deposit TOO much, but just enough, doesn't add too much shine, but just enough for my lips to look soft and moist (I hate that word, but couldn't think of anything else! haha), and it's good for everyday use. Pretty darn moisturizing too!
November 12, 2010
Not expecting much...but got A LOT!
I wasn't expecting these little things to work out, but I was way wrong. The color lasts the entire day, they are WAY more pigmented, finely milled, and silky-smooth than I would have ever expected. I would say, they apply almost too well, and I was taken off-guard because I had way too much on my brush and ended up with WAY too much on my eyelid because I had underestimated how much it would take to do so. Also, I came across an argument on Yelp (of all places...) between 2 girls who were arguing for and against this brand, one saying it was "cheap and full of harmful metals like lead, etc. etc. etc." and the other saying "it's a great bang for your buck, and an underestimated brand, etc. etc. etc." After reading this, I decided to investigate, and so far, I have found no lead or any unusual metals or materials in the ingredient listing on the eyeshadow packages. These are definitely worth their $5.99 price tag, if not more. And, they're on sale quite a lot at Ulta.
November 2, 2010
I thought it was miracle working...
I used to use waxes and pomades, most recently Smashbox Brow Tech. After having seen pictures from a night out in Vegas (the first of 2) where you could visibly see my eyebrow hairs I THOUGHT I had sculpted into place falling down and making my brows look saggy, I was determined never to let that happen to me again. The next night I tried my friends clear Anastasia brow gel, and it worked AMAZINGLY. I was shocked at the difference in staying power between the Brow Tech and the Anastasia. I went and bought the brunette colored one immediately, and have loved it ever since. The tinted ones look like they have sparkles in them for some reason, and I was skeptical, but it looks and works wonderfully on my eyebrows.
October 28, 2010