I'm always skeptical of products like these. I seriously believe that some of them just have water inside and the people who created them are laughing their way to the bank. Well I decided to give this one a try because it was fairly inexpensive (I got the mini size) and I wanted to see if it actually did anything. Honestly, I'm now even more convinced that there's just water inside of that bottle because my makeup didn't last any longer or look any different than it normally does.
Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Frosting
I love most of the Revlon Lip Butters, but this is one that I wish I would have passed on. It's a light pink color, so I thought that it would be good for everyday wear, but it barely shows up on my lips. I have to really layer it on for anything to show up. It also has little shimmers in it, which I'm not a big fan of. I usually try and go for more matte lip colors. There are tons of very pigmented colors to choose from in this line, so don't waste your money on this one.
I already have the MAC version of this brush, but I wanted to try this one out just to see how comparable Sigma brushes are to MAC brushes. Turns out they really aren't comparable at all (at least this brush wasn't). The bristles of the MAC version are densely packed and the brush places your blush color exactly where you want it on your cheeks. The Sigma brush is bigger and the bristles are not as densely packed together. They're very soft and flimsy. When I use it, my blush color spreads all over my cheek instead of right on the apples of my cheeks. The Sigma brush may be less than half the cost of the MAC brush, but the quality just isn't there. I'd rather spend more money on a good quality brush that's probably going to last me forever.
CoverGirl LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara
CoverGirl wasn't lying when they said that this mascara will last you 24hrs. Trust me, it will last you 24hrs and then some because you won't be able to get the stuff off of your eyes! I went to take this off a few nights ago with my Neutrogena makeup remover wipes and it wouldn't budge. Not even a tiny black smudge came off on the wipe. So I wore it to bed, hoping that it would come off in the shower in the morning like my other mascaras do when I have a little left on my eyes. Nope, it was all still there after my shower. Then I tried soaking a cotton ball in my Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover and putting that on my eye. After about 10-15 minutes of holding that on my eye, the mascara finally started to come off. Then I had to spend another 5 minutes cleaning the little black specks of mascara off of my face. I seriously think CoverGirl just took a waterproof formula, stuck it in this tube, and called it a 24hr mascara. If I wanted waterproof, I would have bought the waterproof version. I can't even imagine how hard that stuff must be to get off. Will be returning this and highly recommend that you DON't buy it.
This polish is gorgeous in the bottle. My eye was immediately drawn to it when I first walked over to the Butter London display at my ULTA store. It's a sparkly teal color with blue shimmers in it. The problem is that the color that you see in the bottle isn't what you get on your nails. One coat of this on your nails just looks like a clear polish with a little sparkle to it. I got a little more sparkle with the second coat, but nothing like what I was expecting. If I'm going to spend $14 on a nail polish, it better be just as good, if not better than my OPI and Essie polishes that only cost $8. It wasn't, so it will definitely be getting returned.
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