Make Up For Ever
Make Up For Ever I love you so but would you be terribly hurt if I give your Smoky Lash Mascara a bad review?
A few months ago I got slap happy about Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara after seeing the incredible promo photo that went along with the release. Almost immediately I ran out to get some.
Disappointment set in fast….
Now I got this mascara months ago and I’m just bringing myself to review it now. It’s just so bad I wasn’t sure what to write about it exactly. I’ve never really had a problem with raccoon eyes due to my mascara. I’ve had a few flaking problems but no crazy raccoon looking eyes until I tried out Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara.
What a mess. I was expecting really dark, smoky lashes when I tried this and what I got was a flaking, runny mess that left a dark ring under my eyes and made me look absolutely ridiculous. First application ended up with a bunch of flaky pieces of mascara falling around my eyes. Basically the mascara feels like it dried out and it was old when in fact it was a fresh tube that I just purchased. After cleaning up the flaky pieces I noticed my lashes were all clumped together and spidery looking…ugh…proceeded to comb them out and tried to be happy with the mess they were. Two hours into work and I check my makeup and I’m sporting a ton of mascara running around under my eyes making me look like someone hosed me down with some water.
This is possibly the worst mascara I’ve ever used. I cannot believe the mess my lashes were after use.
Final verdict, avoid at all costs. Definitely an epic fail!
With a passion.
Love ya MUFE but sorry I’m just not loving this mascara.
Had better results?
Do share it!
The Muse’s list of wants is every growing! She can think of a few items she’s gagging to add to her stash.
Check it below!
With it’s smudge free, waterproof formula this Muse can get excited about Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow. Plus doesn’t it look like the blackest, black liner you ever did see?
I can’t stress the overwhelming feeling of want when it comes to Dior Addict Lip Glow
. Just a touch of customized lip color? Yes, please.
Sephora Cooling Cover Stick conceals plus preps and primes lids for shadows for $12 bucks. Not a bad deal! The Muse wants to take it for a spin as she does with almost all concealers she meets up with!
I feel the love for Guerlain Summer 2009, need I say much more?
Splish, Splash! I want Philosophy Apricots and Cream in my shower this Summer!
One tends to forget about MAC Creation Hues but not when they smell like roses! The Muse sniffed this overlooked fragrance for the first time this weekend and fell in lust! Wants it!
Tried one, now I need them all! Bobbi Brown Sheer Gloss
These are a few of my Most Wanted Beauty items of the moment. Share a few of yours in the comment box!
There isn’t anyone else the Muse would trust to waterproof her makeup than good old Make Up For Ever. For Make Up For Ever it’s all about keeping makeup fresh, kicking, and in place as the warm, humid weather sets in.
For example take the brand new Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow, absolutely not budging or going anywhere, anytime soon.
Darker than night, Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow is a creamy, long lasting formula to create the perfect smoky eye. Use it as a base for shadows or to line and define eyes for an ultra sultry sexy cat eye. This shadow is incredibly pigmented and waterproof to boot so no worries when diving into the pool this Summer, your liner isn’t going anywhere!
All is well on the Make Up For Ever front for Summer but umm….dearest MUFE can’t we has more colors now? One shade sure makes for a boring Summer…..!
If the promo image is anything to go by, Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash may be something to look forward to and could be added to the old wishy list!
Mysterious, dark, gorgeous lashes await you with Make Up For Ever brand new mascara, Smoky Lash.
Well..maybe all that doesn’t await me…I haven’t tried it yet so I’m not the authority on anything mysterious, dark, or gorgeous however have no fear I’ll be adding it to the review list shortly as I am intrigued by this one.
The mascara offers the standard fair of adding curl, volume, and length to lashes however it also has a deeply pigmented formula which was designed to create a volumized look to lashes. Be still my beating heart! It sounds almost to good to be true!
I am slightly weary of the brush applicator as it looks a tad bit messy considering the formula appears extra thick and gooey but aside from that it does look pretty good and the promo model is really selling the Muse on it.
I must have it!
How about you?
What do you think?
Not so much?
Tell the Muse!
I promised a review on Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer to you earlier this week! And here it is! Love me much?
Now is a good time to head on over to Sephora and grab some of these primers because the Muse is about to blow you out of the water with all my raving.
Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer is a product you have to try in store. At first glance I wanted to order two or three colors but I quickly realized I’d have to test this in store.
I only got one because I was trying so hard to be good but I really wanted three of the selections available. Damn. But after all tomorrow is another day!
The colors I wanted to try were Pink 7, Mauve 2, and Yellow 6 and as I said I only walked out of the store with one shade which was Yellow 6.
Before I begin my review here are the details what each color is used for:
0 Neutral-Adds natural luminosity to the complexion
1 Green-Minimizes redness
2 Mauve-Counteracts sallow undertones
4 Caramel-(Make Up For Ever needs to learn to count, what happened to three?)-Combats ashiness in medium to dark skin tones
5 Blue-Adds radiance to fair skin and reduces minor imperfections
6 Yellow-Lightens dark complexions
8 Pink-Brightens the complexion and counteracts sallow undertones
My review is reserved to Yellow but since I am going back shortly for the other colors I will most definately be giving those a review of their very own!
For obvious reasons I picked up Yellow because as you may already know I’m terribly obsessed with whitening my skin as much as humanly possible without looking like Michael Jackson of course.
Shudders in fear.
I’m happy to report that Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer does exactly what it promises to do. It lightens up my complextion very naturally while prepping my skin for my foundation. Funny thing is that the primer works so well I actually feel like I don’t need foundation after application of the primer! Fantastic!
The formula is not a silicon base as per the normal range of primers. It happens to be a lovely creamy, moisturizing blend that feels like a tinted moisturizer and offers coverage like a light set foundation. Although some may be slightly scared of the idea of lightening up your skin tone this effectively leaves behind a semi-matte very natural finish that doesn’t necessarily lighten but more along the lines of evens out and brightens your skin. I’m absolutely thrilled with the finished result.
I’m unsure what the results would be if you’re looking to fill in deep lines or pores this felt more along the lines of a treatment for evening out my dull skin while prepping the skin for foundation or as I mentioned you can easily get away using it on it’s own! I tried it out in several ways one of which happened to be by itself with a bit of blush on top and it looked great. It lends my skin a dewy, creamy look that eases shadowing I have on my skin while brightening up dullness.
The formula isn’t greasy nor is it oily it’s actually beautifully moisturizing and absorbs quickly into the skin while keeping the promise of lightening my skin tone. As I mentioned this isn’t going to bring your skin down an entire shade but it will cast a certain light off your skin giving the illusion of a lighter look.
The product comes in a pump style bottle which I’m sure those anal of germs will simply love (like me!). One squirt should do the job but I personally went ahead and used three on the day I was using it as my sole foundation. I like how it creates a nice flawless finish for my other makeup and I absolutely love how it works as a simple prep for just blush or a cheek stain!
I didn’t notice any difference when worn with my foundation as far as wear goes. It seemed my foundation lasted the normal four to five hours before melting away and crying for a touch up however I can honestly say that when used without foundation my face did remain fresh, bright, and dewy for at least 7-8 hours sans touch ups in between.
Overall, I’ll most definately be indulging in other colors from the line and I’m very pleased with the results this produces. It delivers on it’s promises which is sometimes rare in the cosmetic world. I’m Muse Approving this one for purchase and highly recommending you go out and try it for yourself. I’m particularly curious for those that suffer from redness as Green is recommended for banishing redness on the skin. This could very likely offer a great option for covering that particular woe right up!
I like these. Alot. Expect to hear more raves about other colors soon!
These are available now from Sephora for $35 USD each! Grab ‘em! The Muse thinks you’ll love ‘em!
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