Hi! I'm back with a new post of some make-up products I've tried recently.
Over the first quarter of the year I purchased some new make-up products. The following is divided into the products I recommend and products that were horrid.
NYX Shine KillerDid not kill my shine but actually made me seem oily and greasy. Couldn't toss it in the trash fast enough. The only pro for this product is that it feels like silk when you first apply it. But then you feel like a tub of lard an hour later and that perk is quickly forgotten. The oiliness was particularly shocking to me because I actually have slightly dry and sensitive skin and it takes a lot to make me oily. I get shine from time to time but not the slick oily feeling I experienced after using this product.
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying MascaraYou'd think I'd know by now that the longer the title, the more bullshit the actual product is. But I never learn. I've been hunting for a new mascara since last year when my L'Oreal Lash Architect finally ran out. L'Oreal has discontinued that particular formula in favor of the newer Lash Architect 4D False Lash Effect (which I haven't tried because it's another long title which probably means it's not that great). I've been making do with L'Oreal's Volume Million Lashes Mascara but it's just not the same. So after this Estee Lauder mascara was hyped by a salesgirl I was ready to try another mascara to see if it would fill the void. It didn't. Actually, it's worse than L'Oreal's Million Lashes Mascara. It gives me zero length, zero volume, and it doesn't look as though my lashes have suddenly multiplied at all. Honestly, it doesn't look like I'm wearing anything on my lashes. It doesn't even separate the lashes I do have. Because I shelled out so much for this mascara I'll use it for a natural look but honestly I haven't been this disappointed by a mascara since Maybelline's Lash Stiletto.
N.B : Just because this mascara didn't work for me doesn't mean it won't suit other people. Mascara is one of those extremely personal, individualistic products where each individual needs to try several on their own to determine which mascara suits them. My HG mascara is definitely the original Lash Architect but I've seen reviews where it did nothing for the reviewer. So if you are looking for a new mascara, still feel free to give this one a shot.