Beauty Product Reviews | Page 2
Excuse me for being blunt, but this was awful!
The texture was creamy and smooth, but the product had absolutely NO staying power. Granted that I live in a hot and humid country, and I have semi-oily skin, but concealers are meant to STAY on regardless. This doesn't even cover anything. I layered and layered and it just doesn't conceal my blemishes at all. And what's a concealer if it doesn't do what it's supposed to do?
Extremely disappointed, and the only good side is that I didn't pay a lot for it.
Matte nails are love!
And Essie's Matte About You is the perfect addition to your nail polish collection. This bottle literally gives you a whole new range of shades to play with. I love how it's so easy to swipe on, and it dries fast. Give it a couple of seconds and the milky coat turns your glossy coat into matte.
The only downside is that you have to make sure you get every single bit of your nail with the liquid or the shiny parts will show through very apparently.
I find this whole matte look works better with darker colors, like grays, blues, reds and black. Gives a very chic, understated feel to your fingers.
My fave concealer so far
I have this tube in 21, a perfect match for my NC30 skin tone. I love its not-too-thick yet creamy texture, and it's fragrance-free. Excellent coverage.
I dab this on top of my red acne scars after foundation, pat it down a bit and it blends right in. After dusting a layer of loose powder over, the concealer stays on for more than 8 hours.
Love everything about it, and absolutely no complaints.
It stings, in a good way
This stings, but this baby makes your lips fuller for sure!
I bought mine in a natural pink, glossy shade, and truth is, I was drawn to it by the cheeky name at first. The texture of the product is on the stickier side, so it's not a good idea to wear this out on a windy day.
When I first applied it, my lips felt like it was on fire, in a good way. And yes, as described above, I also had the 'electric buzz' feeling, which thankfully didn't last too long. What I got later was nicely plumped lips with a glossy sheen of natural pink. The plumpness lasted for a couple of hours or so, and then I would have to reapply, but then no product is a miracle worker.
With that said, I'd definitely buy this again, but perhaps in shades of nude or brown.
I had hoped this would work great on my skin (I have a lot of acne scars) but it didn't do much, to be honest. I apply this nightly over my face and neck area. It can get a little sticky, but everything definitely gets absorbed coz the stickiness is gone the next day. I've been using this for about 3 weeks.
Not a huge fan of the scent. It smells like glue with a slight hint of artificial blueberries.
As for results, my skin looked the same. Didn't feel like my skin was renewed, my scars didn't fade at all, but thankfully it didn't cause breakouts or anything. Would continue using it but won't be expecting major changes to my skin.
Works for me!
This has everything - wax, powder and applicators - at such an affordable price. I don't use the spool or brush, but the powder itself is great. Good staying power and I could play around with two different shades.
The wax isn't something to shout about - I prefer using a wee bit of Vaseline instead, but it still works especially if you pop this into your handbag for touch-ups on the go.
I have a ton of nude lipsticks, so I'm always in search of a nude lip liner that goes well with most of them. This Rimmel one is close to perfect. It's a pinkish nude color, but after I line my lips and fill it in a bit, it creates the ultimate base for my lipsticks to go on top.
It's smooth, creamy and glides on easily. No tugging, which is a huge plus point. I've worn it on its own too (filling my lips), and it gives a nice matte shade that lasts longer than most lipsticks do.
Price is great as well. And all you have to do is twist and use, with no sharpening needed! My only gripe is that my local drugstore only sells a select few shades. I wish they had the entire line.
Great color pay-off
Inglot's lipstick rounds are fantastic! I bought five of them during a trip to the store, mostly in nude and pink shades. I was a bit skeptical - I like my lip colors in tubes - but these are brilliant.
Color payoff is top-notch. Creamy texture, blends easily and it has a lovely berry scent. My lips get dry very often, so they flaked a bit with the color on. Nothing a good lipscrub and lipbalm beforehand can't fix.
I apply this with a lip brush and use it to line my lips too before filling it in. I have yet to try mixing the colors I have, but so far, I'm extremely pleased with the buy. Inglot rarely disappoints!
Not really a fan!
First of all, this is a makeup remover for the eyes. It doesn't say so on the tube, but the words 'demaquillant yeux' basically mean eye makeup remover.
This cream-based product has a very nice floral scent, which I suppose is a plus for people who like fragrance in their cosmetics. I found it a bit too overpowering though. I've tried using this in two ways - first, by squeezing a bit on to my fingers and gently swiping it in a circular motion over my eyes. Second, by putting a pea-sized amount on a cotton pad and wiping it on my lids. I find the latter method works better.
Unfortunately, the product stung my eyes, and didn't do much to remove my waterproof mascara. It took a while to get rid most of my gel liner as well, and it involved quite a fair bit of gentle rubbing. Not good.
In the end, I resorted to just pressing the cotton pad with remover on my lids for a good 5 mins or so to let it soak in. It made the removal a bit easier. I didn't like the waiting, though.
The only good thing about this was the packaging. No leakage issues, definitely, and you get a good control over how much product you want to dispense.
I've only tried the palette (not the luminizer yet) and I am blown away!
The colors are SO pigmented and the eyeshadow texture SO smooth. They literally glide on to your lids. Very minimal fallout as well. The eyeshadow itself comes in pretty sizeable rounds and I reckon I can use this palette for a long time before it hits the pan.
I usually pair the metallic gold with the glittery olive green, or the gold with the rusty red-brown. And use the shimmery white as a highlighter. You can get really sultry, bronzed-goddess looks from these combos.
I've also attached a photo of the swatches - this was taken under natural light, swiped on lightly with fingers and without any primer underneath.