Saturday, November 23, 2013

Review of the products I featured in my last blog...plus a few new ones

Hello! I previously posted some new products I'd gotten but hadn't had a chance to try. I've tried them out and given them a fair chance to WOW me....here's my opinions. I've also added a few other new products that I'll also share with you. Let's start...

Too-Faced Three Way Lash Lining Tool

I hated this!!!! I purchased it to tightline my eyes. Tightlining is when you line your upper waterline. It makes your lashes look fuller and longer.  This product was advertised as a liner that could tightline your eyes...it DOES NOT WORK. It's okay to use as a regular eyeliner...but it is by no means waterproof and does not stay on your upper or lower waterline at all. I returned it. It is horrible!!! I was so disappointed. Definitely not worth the hefty $22.00 price tag. But I did find one that worked....which was also by Too Faced. It is the next product I'll review.

Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner

This liner is wonderful! It is DARK black and stays on your waterline better than any other liner I've ever tried! The only thing I don't like is that it's very soft, requiring it to have to be sharpened. A lot. Therefore, it will run out fast. But I have the same problem with Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Perversion. I have to sharpen it often as well. This has replaced my Perversion liner though as my favorite. I feel it goes on my tightline a lot easier and stays on better. At $18.00 it is pretty pricey, especially if you have to sharpen it a lot and it runs out fast. But I love it, so I'll repurchase it.

Covergirl Clump Crusher and Covergirl Lash Perfection Mascaras

These mascaras are really good!!! The Clump Crusher is similar to Benefit's They're Real mascara, but it is way easier to remove! I HATE when I can't get all of my mascara off, and They're Real is really hard to get off IMO, but the Clump Crusher, paired with Lash Perfection, make my lashes look AMAZING and comes off easily, but stays on all day without flaking. Each are a bargain as well, at $6.99 for the Clump Crusher and $5.99 for the Lash Perfection at Target! If you're looking for a new mascara, or a combo as I'm reviewing here...try these. I love them!!!

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation

I've been using this foundation for a few weeks because I read online it was a dupe for Laura Mercier's Silk Creme Foundation. I'm not sure if I agree with that. They go on similarly and have a similar consistency, but I don't LOVE this Revlon version. It's a good foundation for the price of around $10.00, but I will probably not repurchase it. It stays on well and gives good coverage, but I just can't find a color that matches me as well as the Laura Mercier one does. That's my pet peeve with drugstore foundations...they are really hard to match to skin tone. I'll stick with the luxury brand foundation I suppose.

Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Powder

I used the loose version of this and hated it, so I decided to try the pressed version. First off, there's a weird film over this product that I had to sort of buff off to even get any product on my brush. Secondly, you don't THINK you're getting any product on your brush after that initial scraping off, but you are. I've already hit major pan on this and didn't really ever feel like I was getting anything on my brush. I like the way this looks on my skin. It gives me a flawless, airbrushed look. I just wish it lasted longer. I guess it's like any other powder that has to be reapplied. It's quite pricey at $34.00, but it does give a pretty finish. (I still love my $3 Rimmel Stay Matte Powder better....)

That's all I have for today. If you've clicked on the links for the drugstore products you'll notice I've linked Target or Walmart rather than Ulta. That's because Ulta jacks up their prices on stuff you can get at Walmart/Target. I'm talking up to FIVE DOLLARS MORE. Ridiculous. If you're at Ulta buying some higher end stuff not sold in drugstores and decide you need a drugstore product, too, I can see purchasing it since you're already there, but if you are JUST buying drugstore products, GO TO TARGET OR WALMART!!!!! You'll save so much money. Plus, I don't like Ulta's return policy. They hassle me every time I try to return something, even with a receipt. That's crappy customer service. I didn't steal the damn thing, lady!!! Just exchange it for Pete's sake!!! I guess I'm spoiled with Sephora's kick ass return policy. They take back ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. I don't like feeling like I'm doing something wrong when trying to return a crappy product (ie the Too Faced 3 Way Liner), and Ulta makes me feel like I am.

XOXO, Jenn