Archive | March, 2014

Review: Maybelline Volum Express The Rocket Waterproof Mascara

31 Mar
After the disaster that was the Cover Girl mascara, I decided I would give a different brand a try so I picked up Maybelline’s Volum’ Express The Rocket Mascara (the waterproof version).
The Claims: 

Now, the most explosive, beautiful lashes ever! Volum’ Express The Rocket Mascara’s patented Supersonic Brush with micro bristles loads on big, sleek volume instantly. Why you’ll love it:
  • Explosive Volume in Rocket Time!
  • 8X Bigger. Smoother. Even.
  • Our fast-glide formula keeps lashes smooth.
  • Zero clumps!

My impression:

 

  • I like that product gets scraped off the brush as you pull it out of the tube – that way you don’t end up with too much product and clumpy, goopy lashes.
  • It didn’t clump and it separated my lashes
  • It didn’t flake (much…sometimes at the end of the day there would be  a bit under my eyes but not much)
  • It IS waterproof – unlike some mascaras that claim to be waterproof but aren’t

 

I wouldn’t say it gave my lashes lots of volume – but I usually only use one or two coats of mascara. It’s a good mascara but nothing special and not the best I’ve ever used.
My verdict: Its worth giving a try but don’t expect miracles.
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Review: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

28 Mar
I don’t buy a lot of drugstore foundations  because they frequently don’t have testers and I also find it hard to find a color that matches my skin.
When I saw the Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation I decided to give it a try. It was on sale for less than $10 and I’m always looking for a solution to my oily T-zone woes.
 
The Claim : A feather light, oil free formula with an airy mousse texture that won’t feel heavy or greasy. Delivers all day shine control and blends flawlessly for a natural looking matte finish. Minimizes the appearance of pores.
My impression:
  • It does feel very weightless when it is on. I hate feeling like I have a mask of makeup
  • It is very natural looking  and doesn’t cake
  • The squeeze tube is great and doesn’t take up a ton of space
  • You only need a tiny pea sized amount for your whole face (I like to apply it with a damp Beauty Blender for a natural look)
  • It provides medium coverage
I still get a bit of breakthrough shine on my forehead but I have yet to find something that keeps me matte all day and doesn’t’ t look like a mask. This foundation comes in 6 shades which isn’t stellar but even with my fair skin I managed to find one to match.
The Verdict: Good value and worth trying if you can find one that matches your skin tone.

Review: COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara

25 Mar
I was searching for a new mascara when I saw this on sale at the drugstore and was intrigued ( I think it was the shape of the brush that caught my eye).
It claimed to instantly boost volume and lift the lashes up and out. For $6 I figured I would give it a try.  Here are my thoughts:
  • The brush was terribly awkward. It didn’t reach across the whole lash line and I found I got wayyyy too much product on the brush. Even after wiping it off on the neck of the bottle it went on my lashes pretty clumpy.
  • I bought the waterproof formula but it was definitely not waterproof. If my eyes  watered even a little I would have mascara all over my under eye area.
  • It flaked terribly for me.
The verdict: This product was a major disappointment  and I wouldn’t recommend it.