Vanessa M.'s (vanessam) Beauty Product Reviews | Page 2
I'm gonna go against the grain here and say that I hate this product. I was having some major trouble with my hair (extremely dry, damaged, and tangly) so I decided to pick this up based on good things I had heard. As far as detangling I feel like it made my hair more of a mess. It made my hair extremely crunchy and dry feeling, despite the fact that its supposed to do the opposite. Also, at first the smell is nice but it started to get overwhelming after awhile. I'm actually not one who complains about perfumes or scented products but even though this is a good smell, its almost intoxicating. I hate to sound like such a Debbie Downer but I really can't find an upside to this product. If it works for your hair then by all means use it! But for me it made my hair feel dehydrated, messy, and dirty.
This conditioner (as well as the shampoo) has seriously been a life-saver for me. My hair has always been curly and extremely dry. On top of that, I went from dyeing my hair platinum blonde to chocolate brown and it was an absolute disaster. Giant clumps were falling out in the shower, I couldn't run my fingers through it, and it looked dull and coarse. I tried a million different products and shampoos/conditioners before deciding to try this and I don't know if I'll ever try another. I've used an array of products in my life, expensive as Pureology, but this is genuinely the best line I've ever used. My hair looks and feels amazing, I couldn't be happier. Don't believe all the hype when people say you need to use sulfate free, silicon free, or whatever it may be....sometimes the cheapest and simplest products can work the best.
This is my favorite brush for applying bronzer/blush. It's really great because it's so big and fluffy that you don't see a distinct or harsh line where your blush starts and ends. It's almost like you don't even really have to blend with this brush, it just applies so well that it makes the makeup look as though it's part of your skin. Other brushes can be so coarse, I feel like they're irritating to my skin but this brush is amazingly soft! I really want to purchase more products from this line. It's inexpensive and very high quality.
This is my favorite perfume of all time. It's so clean yet girly at the same time. I can't exactly describe what the scent is but it's amazing. I struggle with perfumes because I always like to wear a scent but I don't like one thats too overpowering or sweet smelling. Some people say it doesn't last long which I can see, but if I spray it directly on my chest I find it lasts longer. Very very fresh scent, I will repurchase forever!
This is my absolute favorite eyeshadow of all time, and I use products from the drugstore, Sephora and everywhere in between. I also have it in "Earth Reflections" and "Gris Gris"...I have yet to find an eyeshadow to equal the quality of this one. It applies so well, has the best colors, stays on nicely, and the actual product lasts forever. You don't have to use much in order to get pigment out of it but it's also not an overpowering color whatsoever. This particular one is my favorite because you can play it up for a dramatic look or play it down for a "no makeup look"...the deepest color is a really flattering brown with a vague purple hue to it. "Earth Reflections" is more grey than you would probably guess by looking at it, but I find it looks good on a lot of different skin tones. To end my rant I will say that this product is 100% worth the money...it last forever and looks amazing with little to no effort. I will let you know if I ever find a better one out there!
OH, and I personally think the best way to apply this is with your finger! It looks great with a brush but using your finger makes it look more luminous :)
I love this! I have "cinnamon" which may be a little bit too dark for my taste but with a little blending it looks great..the best thing about Dior products is that while they're expensive, they last a really long time. I've had this for about 2 months and I've hardly gone through any at all. Its so creamy stays on really well.
I can't find it at the moment so I can't remember the color but across the board these are great lipsticks. YSL is one of my favorite brands for makeup! I realize it's really expensive but I absolutely couldn't leave the store without it once I tried it on. Highly pigmented, not too creamy, not too matte! And I know some people complain cause it has somewhat of a perfume-y scent but I personally like it! And of course the packaging...obviously not the most important part of your makeup but I think everyone can agree that their packaging is awesome.
I have this in "Roman Holiday" which is somewhere between a fuchsia and a baby pink. I think it's really pretty! The texture is nice because it applies almost like a lipgloss. It takes several coats to get the full color effect but it can still look nice in a subtle way..I'm not someone who likes a sheer lip color but this adds a nice pink hue without being overpowering. I wouldn't say it's a product that you can't live without! There are probably cheaper alternatives that would work just as well!
My friend (who always knows what's what on the beauty front) was wearing this and I had to ask what it was! She had the shade cupcake and I immediately went out and bought it. These lipsticks are great..they're really creamy and highly pigmented. My tip would be to put a small amount on the center of your lips and then move it around with your finger because it can be a little too frosty if you put too much on. It's moisturizing and is one of the few lip colors I would wear if my lips were chapped/needed to be exfoliated.