Raven N.'s (ravennicole) Beauty Product Reviews
This stuff has a super duper weird texture for an eyeliner. It is going to sound worse than it is when I describe it - kind of thick/sticky/goopey. When I pull the brush out it is way too thick and the brush seems a little too big for this thick of a product. You end up having to maneuver the tip of the brush around the opening of the tube to scrape off product and shape the tip into a usable tip. If the brush was thinner then it wouldn't matter so much that a lot of product came out. Also, the texture/brush combo make it extra hard to do a nice pointy wing. But that aside, I do like the eyeliner. It has really good color payoff, probably the best liquid blue liner I have used. It is really shiny when you put in on and feels weird at first because it stays sticky and wet for a few minutes. But then when it finally dries it is matte and that stuff stays! Man I put a line on the back of my hand just for a color test and it stayed on the back of my hand for like 2 days, (obviously I wash my hands) - so this is SUPER waterproof and even soap proof. Unless you have a really good makeup remover it can be rough to wash off. I have only tried the blue one, but I would recommend based on this one! In the picture, I just want you to see the goopey looking brush, and how thick the formula looks.
This is one of those things that was lost in my DRAWER of different concealers. Recently I have been going through to use up old products rather than buy new ones, and also to finally get RID of things that I will never use again. I saw this one and have 2 colors - light and sand. I tried again before tossing it, and sooooo glad I did.
This stuff is great. It has great coverage, doesn't clump at all. It is smooth and sheer enough to use under eyes, but has good enough coverage you can use it on blemishes. When I'm in a super hurry I use this to cover blemishes and under my eyes and throw on some blush and mascara. I don't even need powder on my face and this still lasts all day! ALSO - this is the BEST concealer I have used to cover up lips for a nude/lighter lipstick shade; I have really dark lips. Just melds with the lips, has awesome coverage, and doesn't dry. Def recommend!
Terrific volume - not the best brush shape
This is some of the most volumizing mascara that I have used. I just slowly brush on an even coat and build it up and my lashes look huge! It stays pretty soft (as opposed to dry, hard, and flaky) but still be aware that it may clump if you try to layer it too much. The formula is very dark black, which I love also. The only major problem I have with it is that the brush is large and flat at the end so I have trouble getting my top inner lashes, and find myself just using another mascara with a smaller wand for those - which is kinda...lame. But nevertheless a terrific mascara and I will purchase again, no doubt.
Great product I am never without
This is my favorite eye makeup remover. I hate having to use ten cotton balls and rub and scrub at my eyes to remove makeup. This stuff works with no effort and is also affordable and gentle on my eyes. It works on ANY makeup and doesn't leave gross, oily residue on my eyes - they just feel clean which is all I could as for in a makeup remover.
Very good concealer and affordable at that!
This is a product that I just thought was OKAY so it just slipped into my makeup stash never to be seen again. In the last month I have been trying to go through products that I have rather than buy a brand new one and I rediscovered Glamoflauge. This stuff is great! The tube really is rather large and to conceal my whole face it takes just the teeniest dot. If you put too much it doesn't blend and melt into the skin as nicely. The best way that I have found for it to look natural under the eyes is to put a tiny dot on my finger tip and then rub it together to warm it up and then just lightly pat it on the skin under my eyes - this way the application stays very thin and it won't look clumpy/streaky. It stays very moist and shiny looking, so you MUST set it with a powder. I have not had a problem with it looking clumpy or anything. With a primer underneath and a powder on top I have been INCREDIBLY impressed with the lasting power of the concealer - although it doesn't last over blemishes as well as I would like. Also, even better, I noticed that there was a significantly less amount of creasing under my eyes, which is inevitable on me. The pigmentation, the wear, and the blendability is awesome. The ONLY thing that I could really nitpick besides that there are only THREE colors (at least when I bought it - light, medium and tan) is that it smells kind of funky. Like plasticky funky. But not enough to bother me once I have finished my makeup routine and started my day, just thought I would mention it since it is something I have never noticed from a concealer. Anyway, definitely recommend.
I love blush and these are close to the top of my favorite list. They are so, so pigmented so you have to be REALLY careful when you apply them. They have lots of different colors to choose from and some really original colors that you don't see everywhere. They are very low cost, and you will get your moneys worth, especially with that color payoff. I have to work just a tiny bit harder to blend certain colors but overall I have no problem with these. Really I just think these are great!
Not really impressive...
I got this wanting to try something besides the MUFE HiDef Powder. This one is not as white like the MUFE one but they both have similar textures (although this one isn't as "fluffy cornstarch" feeling). I like how the MUFE powder looks on my face over the UD powder. The UD powder doesn't give me that flawless and finished look that the MUFE one does. And I don't like the application of this one as much. I like the idea of being able to press it on my face but it seems to get kind of gross looking and then I need to use a brush anyway to blend it in without smudging my makeup. If I don't do that then I can see the white marks on my face from where I pressed the powder on. The packaging isn't very convenient for sticking a brush in either so you are kind of forced to use the white sponge thing unless you want to make a mess...By no means is it a BAD product, I would just not buy this again just because if I want spend that much I will just get the MUFE powder or another one that works to my personal liking better.
Added to my everyday routine!
This doesn't make me SUPER dewy, to be honest but I definitely notice a huge difference in the length of time my makeup lasts. Usually my blush or contouring, etc. will either blend together or just fade away by the end of the day but when I started using Dew Me my makeup stays looking fresh all day. It looks as if I just applied my makeup even after I wear it for 7 hours. I think since MY face is more on the dry side I would want it to look more "dewy" than this makes it look, but it does add the moist, fresh look back to your face and I would still definitely recommend! It does the job it says and I use it everyday.
I have tried a few lip primers and have never noticed a difference with or without using one. I bought this one, thinking since it is in stick form it might be better that the Too Faced lip primer but still with the same results. This just has a thicker layer (being more like a chapstick) and I suppose does smooth out my lips better that a liquid primer but I still noticed the same amount of feathering as I normally would. Honestly I think feathering seems to just be inevitable and the only thing that I have found to help with it is the quality of the lipstick that you are wearing, not wearing a primer or not. I wouldn't purchase this again.
Keeps the oil at bay!
The consistency of this is on the thick side (but not pasty) and it has a purple tint to it. Not sure if that will affect the appearance of certain skin tones but I am pretty pale so it doesn't do anything. You don't need to use very much, it spreads out nicely - but at first I was using too much, thinking I needed to since it was so thick (I am used to the powdery gel consistency of the Smashbox type). Since it is so thick it is supposed to fill your pores, etc. which it does help with a lot, though it obviously doesn't make you look airbrushed or anything. It definitely makes my skin more smooth and helps the foundation to blend onto my face better. I do love this though because it is the best that I have used as far as keeping my face from getting oily. I wear my makeup all day and into the night sometimes and usually have my T-zone become oily after a few hours but this keeps it smooth and dry and my makeup stays in place all day! That is worth it to me! (Though I don't have super oily skin to begin with FYI).