Saturday, July 21, 2012

Review: Benefit Bad Gal Mascara

What they say: Lengthens lashes up to 65% for an incredible look of long, sweeping lashes. Resists clumping and leaves lashes separated and defined.

What I say: I love this mascara! Not completely believing in the hype, but this gives big spidery eyelashes.

Mascara Ratings
Big lashes: 5/5
Blackness: 5/5
No Clumping: 5/5
No flaking/smudging: 5/5
Easy to take off: 4/5
Value: 4/5

Overall: 28/30 A
Bare Lashes

Lashes with Benefit Bad Gal

It's a pretty steep price, but if you can get your hands on a sample it's definitely worth it. I would probably splurge and repurchase as well. It separates lashes well and really opens up your eyes

Friday, July 20, 2012

Review: Stila Oil-Free Sheer Color TM in Tone

What they say: This water-resistant moisturizer is packed with sun protection and just enough color to even skintone. The light, hydrating formula is ideal for all skin types and comes in natural, see-through shades. Application is a cinch and the coverage is long lasting, leaving you with a perfect finish every time.

What I say: I ordered this online and swapped with a friend because the shades came out different than we expected. I like that it's a yellow base so it's good for Asian skin. I think this one I have may be discontinued. It gives a nice wash of color and evens out the skin tone. The only thing I have a problem is that it's a VERY dewy finish. I have dry skin and I use powder to set this.

Tinted Moisturizer Ratings
Shade:       9/10
Coverage: 7/10
Longevity: 6/10
Finish:     3/5
Value:     4/5

Overall: 29/40 B

Stila TM in Tone on the right

Stila TM in Tone blended out on the right

I would repurchase if it wasn't such a dewy finish. When I use a TM it's because I want an easy makeup routine. Having to put powder on top of my foundation makes the application longer and I feel like I'm wearing more things on my face. If you have oily skin I'd advise you to stay away from this tinted moisturizer.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Review: Love & Beauty Curling Mascara

Edit: I tried to give it more chances, but look at the goop that came out. I tried to wipe it off but when I stick the wand back in, more black goop comes out. And it smudges like crazy! TERRIBLE.

What they say: Couldn't find anything online

What I say: When you pull it out, the formula is very black. It gives a patent shiny kind of look to it. However it's a terrible mascara!! After 10 mins, if I close my eyes, it will smudge onto my lower lid. The formula is just too watery and it doesn't dry. It gives okay length, some what curls, but nothing spectacular.

Mascara Ratings
Big lashes: 2/5
Blackness: 5/5
No Clumping: 2/5
No flaking/smudging: 0/5
Easy to take off: 3/5
Value: 4/5

Overall: 16/30 F

I would not recommend this mascara. It gives a really black finish but you can't ever blink wearing this mascara! I don't know if I will even keep using this tube. Maybe I will try putting a light coat so it's easier to dry? Even though it was cheap, it was definitely not worth it!

Bare Lashes

Lashes with Love& Beauty Curling Mascara
*look at the smudging on my lids :(*

Review: Benefit YouRebel Tinted Moisturizer

What they say: Benefit You Rebel is an all-in-one tinted moisturizer that gives your complexion coverage, moisture, and SPF protection.

What I say: The first thing I notice is a whiff of sunscreen. It has a similar smell but once I apply it, it's gone. It's definitely a higher coverage tinted moisturizer which I like but compared to foundations it is still quite sheer. It's easy to apply, but I find that there's oxidization after a while and it makes me look slightly orange. They only have this one shade which is weird for a face product. Hours of wear is pretty good and it usually lasts me throughout my outing.

Tinted Moisturizer Ratings
Shade: 8/10
Coverage: 8/10
Longevity: 8/10
Finish: 4/5
Value: 4/5

Overall: 32/40 B

Benefit YouRebel on top

Benefit YouRebel on right (you can see the oxidization around the outer edges)

I used to quite like this TM but the fact that it oxidizes and the sunscreen smell are putting me off.  I would like it if they had more of a shade selection. I probably wouldn't repurchase but I will gladly use this one up.