- Maybelline Volum' Express One by One Mascara: I really did not like this mascara. The claim was that it adds volume without clumping or flaking and washes off with soap and water. The brush was nice, though the rubber stopper that removes the excess mascara came off all the time. I found it gave moderate volume, flaked throughout the day like crazy and when I tried to wash it off, it just smeared all over my face. I had to scrub with my makeup remover and still could never get it all off. I have found that I'm not terribly fond of Maybelline mascaras in general, having been unimpressed with this and the Lash Stiletto as well.
- Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner: I was so glad when I finished this stuff. To be truly honest, I didn't so much finish it as it fell completely to pieces! This liner, whether a formulation issue or a packaging issue, only gave me a couple good applications before it dried out too much. As for the colorstay part, you ask. Not so much, I say! It smudged like none other, but not in a good smokey liner way. So, what's better? If you're looking for a smudge-able eyeliner that's also long wearing, I recommend the NYX Slide-on Pencil or the Milani Liquifeyes. The Milani pencil goes on like butter, is smudge-able for a brief time and then sets, and once it sets, it isn't going anywhere! The NYX is the same and has a lot larger color selection.
- Herbal Essences Set Me Up Spray Gel: I got this thinking it was just a regular spray gel, but it works more like a spray mouse. You spray it on wet hair, then style as normal. It's great for days when I wash and then curl my hair, which really isn't that often, so it's not worth a repurchase.
- Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation: I really loved this stuff! If you're looking for a long-wearing matte foundation, give this a try; however, it's too matte for my skin that gets super dry during the winter. I may repurchase in the summer, but for now I'm going to stick with my Airbrush Foundation.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Project Pan Update!
I'm going to start posting here as I finish items. The plan is to make a list with my impressions of these products, and then I'll update the post as I finish off stuff. Remember, these are things I will not be repurchasing for whatever reason once they're gone, so expect no glowing reviews.