Friday, June 21, 2013

Some New Beauty Product Reviews

Happy Friday! Today BB and I had to go to the store to get some of his probiotics (brand name Biogaia, which I will write a post on in the future).  While we were there, I noticed a ton of cosmetics on sale. Yes! A great time to try some new make-up and share!

Maybelline Waterproof Mega Volum' Express Mascara - the MEGA PLUSH

I decided to try this mascara because I love the Volum' Express Colossal and this is in the same line.  This product is supposed to give tons of volume, thanks in part to the Flexor-Brush, but also keep lashes soft. I was so excited to try this product.  Right away I loved the packaging (who doesn't love that color blue?!) and was expecting some very glamorous lashes.

As soon as I started putting on this mascara I feared I had made a mistake.  I DID NOT enjoy the Flexor-Brush.  It was like trying to put mascara on with a wet noodle. Every time I went to swipe, the brush would move and barely touch my lashes. It seriously took longer to apply this mascara than any other mascara I've tried.  I kept going though and after several coats on each eye, I was in love with the result (see below). My lashes looked long and thick. No false lashes here ladies! I decided the tedious application process was worth the end result. I don't think I'll be using this daily because I normally only have a couple of minutes to apply my make-up each day, but I will definitely use it on days/nights we go out with family or friends and I have a little longer to get ready.  Overall review - thumbs up.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

Let me just preface this by saying I am not a big lipstick girl. Not that I don't like the idea of lipstick, I just haven't found one I really like. I usually feel like 1. I look like a little girl playing dress up or 2. I can't stand how the product feels on my lips. Because of this I usually try tinted balm or some kind of lipstick alternative.

I literally couldn't wait to try this product. I tried it in the car right after I bought it. And lets just say it wasn't what I was expecting. I thought this would be akin to a tinted lip balm. Lots of moisture with some color. This product is more lip stain than balm. There is some moisture...just not the amount you would find in a normal lip balm. The color is also very vibrant with just one application. No "hint" of color here. Full on lipstick amount of color.

Once I got over the fact that this product wasn't what I thought it would be, I assessed it for what it is. It's actually a pretty good option for those who don't care for the feel of lipstick or stains. I definitely wouldn't wear this every day but it is nice for a more put together look when going out. It also stays put. Even after I thought I had wiped it off, my lips still had color (see picture below).

Another thumbs up overall.

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