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Nars Light Reflecting Setting Powder, the loose version. It made my skin look dull and when I looked closely in the mirror, I could see the shimmer. I don’t find that necessary. I have Chanel, Laura Mercier and MUFE loose powders, but I was still tempted to try this one because I love Nars. Not for me, so back it goes.

Benefit They’re Real! Mascara

While it certainly lengthened my lashes, it went so far that to my eye they looked fake, certainly not what I want out of a mascara calling itself “They’re Real!”

I think the idea behind it is people will think you’re wearing falsies, but you will be able to say “They’re Real!”. I actually love this mascara…although I don’t love the price lol. I actually found myself saying “They’re real” several times when people asked what brand of lashes I used.

The “They’re Real!” name comes from the fact that people will think that your eyelashes are fake, but you can tell them that they’re real!

The mascara is supposed to give lashes that so big they look fake appearance, but in reality aren’t… The name is kind of a reference to when people speculate a woman’s large breasts are fake, but then the woman or someone exclaims, “They’re Real!” I wish the mascara had lived up to its name/claim, but it just gave me dry, crunchy, clumpy lashes that were weighed down. 🙁 If you’re in the market for a more natural, you’re lashes, but better mascara, I’d suggest maybe checking out Clinique’s Naturally Glossy Mascara. It darkens, defines, and slightly emphasizes length while maintaining the sort of soft feel and semi glossy look lashes naturally have. 🙂

Yeah. I’d like to try it but not for the price. I’ve heard more negatives reviews of this product than expected. It seems to clump up a lot. I hear so many better things about drugstore mascaras, it seems to be the way to go.

This mascara works really well for me since my eyelashes are rather skimpy. It gives the appearance of really long lush lashes that I wasn’t blessed with 🙁

Anastasia eyeshadow palettes. They’re amazingly pigmented, buttery soft, and the colors are beautiful, but they really irritated my eyes, which are not the least bit sensitive.

UD Beauty Balm. I felt like it made my skin look ashen even though it’s supposed to be a universal shade. It wasn’t too harsh, but it stood out to me so it was a no-go.

That’s a recent fail for me, too – darkens my lashes some, but did absolutely nothing else for me, and I don’t want/need that much enhancement. I’m baffled by the raves for it.

Also bad lately, the OPI liquid sand nail polish from the Mariah Carey collection in “the impossible” – hard to get sparkly bits out, hard to achieve even application, and it chips super easily.

I had the same problem. My lashes were so clumped together, it looks like I had only 5 or 6 giant lashes on each eye. Gross.

Benefits oxygen wow foundation. Even the lightest colour is really orangey and the texture is really greasy and sticky. It’ll be sat at the back of my makeup drawer forever. It’s a really horrible product.

Aw, dang! I love Benefit’s Oxygen Wow in Petal. I got a foundation match at Ulta for this. The next day I tried it and though it should be called Benefit Oxygen Wow This Is Really Yellow! As it turned out, I used waaaay too much of the product. I think you shouldn’t let it sit in your drawer though; return it! Since you think it’s greasy I think you should try the one that didn’t work for me, Urban Decay Naked Foundation! I thought it was horribly dry, but I think you’ll find it perfect for you! Good luck!

Revlon colorstay ultimate suede lipstick. I only ever tried the iconic shade. Unfortunately, it was terrible: gone within an hour and patchy as time went by. Never again!

The last one was Too Faced Primed and Poreless Pure. It didn’t do a lot to help the look of my foundation, and it sort of rolled up into little pills if I wasn’t really careful applying it. Also, the fact that I couldn’t spread it around much meant that I wasn’t going to get many uses out of the tube anyway, so I just returned it.

What? Its a bold lipstick. The point of it is not to look natural. It’s called “Candy Yum-Yum”, but that’s just my opinion.

i just bought Candy Yum Yum on monday and i’m in love!!!! i didn’t catch it when the collection came out but i’m definitley glad it is now a permanent item. even better with gloss.

Benefit creaseless cream shadow in brass top AND mac Indian wood paint point. Both creased on me with and without a primer after about 4 hours. What’s up with that???????

The Benefit Creaseless cream shadows crease on me too – even when I apply it over primer. Really disappointing considering the name.
MAC Indian Wood paint pot didn’t work for me just due to the colour – pulled really orange on me but the formula worked fine. I own about 4 paint pots and none crease on me.
Maybe give the Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow a try? I have one and it’s really good.

Urban Decay Eden Primer Potion, on me it creased awfully and the primer left in the tube separated really fast. I’d heard a lot of raves and was really disappointed.

Makeup for ever full cover concealer. People are crazy about it, but it tends to dry on my under eyes so much, I’ve tried putting eye creams, moisturisers, nothing helps. It’s almost the worst concealer I have ever tried.

MUFE HD foundation, i dont see the hype. It didnt nothing on my skin, just looked streaky, after powdering, it managed to look okay, but it didnt last all day, probably about 4 hours which is alot shorter than my maybelline matte mousse.

The one before that is benefit high beam, it does nothing for me!

i loved the HD foundation last year but ever since i bought a new bottle, it doesn’t do the same thing for me. not sure why. i’m not breaking out but it doesn’t give me that flawless look that it used to.

The Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream. I wanted to love it. I tried so hard to. But sadly, it’s just another example of the western tinted moisturizer with a BB cream label. I thought because of the thicker texture, it might have decent coverage.

Benefit Erase Paste. I keep trying it and finding it dreadful and then, a year later, I figure “what the heck; I’ll give it another try”. The last few times, I was smart and got samples but it just never works for me – too dry and scaly looking.

Clinique Airbrush Concealer. I’m between two shades and I went with the lighter one. It looks really ashy on me. Also in this weather I need something just a little more moisturizing. Strangely excited about the new NARS concealer now!

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