Julia P.'s (guysandhauls) Beauty Product Reviews
I love the color options especially Heatwave :O (bright coral) but the thing I don't like is that the brush is shit and it doesn't level itself out if you apply the second coat before its all the way dry (my biggest offense but I can get away with it with some polishes) it's SIMILAR TO CHINA GLAZE creme polish in texture. They are very long lasting so the names not a lie! I just don't like to fuss with such a bad brush. GOOD FOR TOE POLISH.
Nothing Wrong with it
I have some colors that aren't options on here but they are literally ONE COATERS! The coveted polishes in a busy and impatient girl's collection. It just needs one coat and you're done. They dry at a normal pace not quick dry. The brush is good quality and the polish isn't sticky upon application and levels out. The price is awesome too.
Better than many expensive brands
I love these to start with because the colors are great and the bottles are small which means they don't take up as much room in my polish collection. I almost never finish a full sized bottle of polish anyways.
The actual texture (is that the right word?) and brush of the polish make for the EASIEST application I experience- along with Revlon and OPI. This is MILES better than Sinful Colors or China Glaze which are notoriously finicky for me. The brush is really good quality, not like the Wet N Wild Spoiled/Megalast brushes. It reminds me of the other Wet N Wild ones in the thin rectangular bottles.
Bottom Line: REALLY GOOD!
It's all been said before...
This product is AWESOME! I actually have a shade that's not listed on here...
I can only say one bad thing about it so I'll get right to it: the packaging sucks. The lid comes all the way off meaning it is poop for travel or like throwing in your purse for touchups. I know they redid the packaging/reformulated it so I don't know if the new one is more travel friendly...
Here are the good things just real quick
*it gives an airbrushed finish, like it literally blurs pores and redness
*it's not a powder foundation but does give a biiiiit of coverage (mostly does number one)
*NOT cakey unless you apply it like a psycho but if you apply a normal amount it doesn't get bad, even under eyes!
*the shade doesn't matter a lot
Natural and CHEAP!
This is a big too dark/pigmented for me to sweep around my face to give a bronze glow (unless I use a really light hand and fluffy brush) but it is a DREAM to contour naturally with! It blends very well and has a comparable finish to NARS Laguna, like you can see it if you look really closely but it just has a natural and not powdery look to it on the face without showing any shimmer. It's great! The most you will pay for this is $3.
This really lightened some old acne scars that I'd had for a year. I'd been using retinol and other spot treatments. The only other one that actually worked with lightening was murad but that one is MUCH more expensive than this. It doesn't work super fast with drying up pimples because it's really not drying, I find that it heals rather than just dries it up. It hasn't had any affect on my cystic acne though, better for the regular pimples. If it's a really big one I recommend drying it up with toothpaste or a clay mask instead of waiting for this.
I just find the beads a bit too harsh for my acne prone skin, they scratch too much on my acne riddled areas. (that sounds really dramatic, I just mean I can't scrub anywhere near a pimple or on my chin where I have cystic acne) It doesn't dry out my skin too badly but I didn't notice it curing my acne at all. I think it is a good scrub but my skin it just a tad too sensitive. I did like that it has multiple sizes of scrubbers.
This is good for acne prone or sensitive skin because IT IS NOT TOO HARSH! Which is so hard to find for something that has acne treating properties. The smell is pleasant and the texture is sandy. The only bad thing is that unless I use it in the shower I can't get all the sandy particles off my face just over the sink. I used it for three weeks because I had the travel size and I did notice that my acne was healing pretty well and I didn't have as bad hormonal breakouts. That could all just be a coincidence because it was only one month basically.
Really Purges Your Skin
This mask is a pro and a con wrapped into one. For me it really purges my skin, meaning it pulls up all those pimples that are starting to form and I get a bunch of pimples after using it but then my skin is nice and cleared up. Its especially great with cystic acne that seem like they're just sitting there waiting for a big event. I only use it when I don't care who sees all my pimples at once or if my skin is really congested and needs help ASAP.
The price is unbeatable, it will last a long time and it smells and feels great on my skin. I don't recommend putting this on after steaming or coming out of the shower though because the mint reeeeally stings my face if my pores are really opened.
It really helps with big pores and blackheads, I like to just put it on my nose because I don't get pimples there but it helps reduce the appearance of pores there.
It can also be used as a spot treatment over night but I really don't prefer it to my spot treatments because it only dries out the pimple leaving a 3D dried bump rather than healing the spot.
I hope this wasn't TMI, just trying to help and bottom line: I really recommend it!
Perfect Natural Eyeliner
This is perfect for me because I like a really natural look but full lashes. When I don't want something dramatic I just use it to fill in between lashes to create a fuller look. When I'm actually using it as eyeliner I find it amazingly easy to just apply a very thin line on my eyes. It is black enough but not insanely black and not shiny. It really isn't dramatic but if you wing it out it's not too sheer for that. If you want to darken a bit going over a spot again works really well it doesn't cake up. It stayed on through 3 hours of working out so I'd say its sweat-proof! But it comes off just by washing with soap, no residue and no makeup remover necessary. I think the skinny tip is great because you can always make a thicker line but it helps to have more control.