Monday, March 23, 2015

Empties: March 23, 2015

Almay Smart Shade perfect & correct primer

Instantly smoothes and color corrects skin. Lavender to even out and brighten skin tone. Green to reduce redness.


This did not smooth out my skin, although my skin is pretty smooth to begin with. As to the color correcting, definitely did not do that. If anything the application of this product left my skin slight pinker most days, and never more even or brighter.

Would I buy again?

No, I was so happy when this finally emptied I did a little dance in my chair.

e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set

The first setting spray I ever tried. Did it help keep my makeup in place all day? Not really sure, I don't actually think it did, but for me it was more about adding another step to the process of applying makeup. For me, the more steps I can add to my skin care and makeup application, the happier I am because the process is very relaxing for me. This may be because there are days when I cannot even use my hands so when I am able I want to do as much as possible. It could also be because none of these things are truly necessary to live and so it feels like a luxury when I do them for myself, which makes me think that even if I didn't have my health problems, I would still be into creating the most involved skin care and makeup routine possible.

Would I buy this again?
Probably, though I would want to transfer the contents into a bottle with a better spray on it because this one didn't work half the time.

On to mascaras, these were used over the course of at least one year, each mascara got three months of use, roughly. These were originally intended to be reviewed, but things happened, my spreadsheet was lost when the laptop died

Kirkland Borghese Advanced Lash Defining Mascara in Black

The main thing I remember about this mascara, which I am not even sure you can buy anymore, is that I was surprised just how light it was in application. I like natural looking mascaras, I mainly use them to tint my lashes black, I have fairly long lashes and plenty of them so I don't need mascaras to add to the appearance. This mascara really only did tint the lashes black and did absolutely nothing else. I cannot remember how it did with moisture.

Wet N Wild Mega Protein Mascara in C137

First let me state that I love Wet n Wild, I own a large percentage of their permanent makeup line, and if possible, I would like to own the rest of it. The rest except for the mascaras. I have several of these because my husband found eye shadow trios packed with mascaras during one of there limited edition runs and he bought all of the twin packs, because it was like getting one thing free. I have put all of the backup mascaras of this into the night makeup bag. The main reason for this, I have watery eyes. They water from allergies, they water because I am super sappy and movies and tv shows make me cry sometimes, they water when I laugh, they water a lot. In fact, it is not usual for me to find salt building up on the outer corners of my eyes over the course of the day without me even realizing my eyes have been watering. This mascara, while having no claim of being water proof, would run down my face at even the slightest bit of moisture. It was also a very wet formula and stayed that way for the entire time I was using it. In fact, I just opened it again to see if it ever dried out, and it is still very wet.

Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara in Black Organics

I remember vaguely liking how this looked, but I don't remember loving it. I think it also had a problem with running regularly down my face.

Wet N Wild Mega Wear Mascara in C136

This mascara had the same problem as the Mega Protein Mascara, although this formula is a little drier. By the time I finished this one I actually told my mom never to buy Wet N Wild mascara. This one didn't quite get the full three months but I have no problem stoping its use now because it only had 7 more days to go before I ended the test of it. I also didn't like it because the mascara had a strange smell even though it was a new tube.

Wrap up of the mascaras: 

I am seriously considering that I may have to only use water proof mascaras because my eyes water so much. But before I start investing in those, I must work through all of the ones I currently have. So far my favorite is an e.l.f. mascara that had both a regular and waterproof end to it. I only ever used the regular side and it never ran with the one exception of when I watched a super sappy movie that made me cry for a couple hours. The mascara that I will be testing for the next six months, because the little symbol on it has a 6 is the Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara in Black because I was given the sample to use today and I don't like having two mascaras open at the same time. First impressions were good, although I was only able to wear it for a couple hours because I had to take a nap shortly after the Mary Kay consultant left because my brain was trying to shut down.