Name: Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper
Available: Anywhere Max Factor is sold
Two words: LASH BLAST. This mascara is Lash Blast in a black tube. I already own and love LB, so this wasn’t exactly a bad revelation. Since Max Factor and Cover Girl are owned by Proctor & Gamble. Since I never reviewed Lash Blast, consider this review a review of both mascaras, since they perform exactly the same.
The bottle and handle of this mascara is quite large, but not unmanagable. It takes some time to get used to, but it is possible to use with smaller eyes. The brush is large and has small plastic bristles, but I actually prefer plastic bristles to traditional brushes. This mascara definitely adds volume and length to my lashes. What surprised me was I get a true curl with this mascara that I never noticed before with Lash Blast. It’s not because of formula or anything, but I started to twirl the brush as I applied it. I get the same effect now with Lash Blast.
I totally recommend this mascara for anyone who wants a great everyday mascara with a little WOW factor. Since Lash Blast and this mascara is one and the same. I would say get whatever mascara is cheaper at the time of the purchase.
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So, I have been hauling like crazy on Ebay lately. I have found many good deals on Evil-bay lately, and it’s been stuff that I have been wanting FOR-EVAH now.
Stila Mandarin Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Cool. I love baked eyeshadows, and I found this long discontinued eyeshadow on Ebay for $16, including shipping and insurance. The eyeshadow went for $24-28 when it was in stores. I never got the chance to pick it up when it was in stores, so I am happy to have it now.
Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy lipstick . I tried this and fell in love with it, the last time I was in Sephora, but I was hesitant to spend $25 on one little lipstick. I am slowly moving into higher end lippies, but that is just a redic price in my opinion. However, I nabbed this lipstick on Ebay for $13 and change including shipping. So I was quite happy with it. I love the nude color, and it was a good purchase.
Cover Girl Outlast Lipstains. I have been dying to try these out, but I try not to buy Drugstore products without some type of discount. So I have waiting for months for any store to put Cover Girl on sale BOGO Free, so I can pick up some of these. But so far, there has been no sales on Cover Girl. So I turned to Ebay, and I found someone who was selling all 10 of these lipstains for $30 + shipping. So I happily jumped on this sale, because if you purchase all of these at retail price, which is $8-9 each, you will spend close to $100.
So I am going to add these to my never ending list of products to review, and hopefully I can review everything relatively soon!
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Name: Cover Girl Amazemint Lipgloss in Happy Hour
Available: Anywhere CoverGirl is sold
I have debated with myself on whether or not to give this product a good rating or not. I personally did not like this product, but it wasn’t because of the product itself. If that makes any sense. I bought this particular BLUE lipgloss expecting to get a blue sheen on my lips. It turns out that this gloss actually applies CLEAR with shimmer. So I was understandably disappointed when I tried this out. I have several minty tasting glosses and shimmery balms at home already that gave me the same experience. CO Bigelow, Burt’s Bees, Wet N Wild to name a few brands of minty balms that I already have. BUT I am a beauty junkie and blogger, so I felt that it was my job and responsibility (LOL) to pick this product up to try it. So I bought this and another Amazemint gloss at CVS during their B1G1 Free CoverGirl deal. I eventually ended up returning both of these glosses back to the store.
I returned these products because they just weren’t what I was expecting. But these products do what they are said to do well. If you go in knowing that Happy Hour is actually a clear gloss, then you will be super happy with your purchase. When I applied this gloss to my lips it felt like it lit up my entire mouth with minty freshness. It does give the lips a pretty subtle shimmer and it seems to stay on for a good while. It is non sticky, which is a quality most people like in a gloss.
Final Thoughts: I have no problems with this gloss and what it does. It’s a pretty good deal and it really works, I just thought I was buying something different that what I got. As long as you purchase this gloss with the understanding that it is clear instead of blue, than you are good to go. If you are looking for a blue tinted gloss, good luck, with your search. But for now, I’m just going to enjoy my other minty lip products.
Cover Girl, in an attempt to bring something new to the table of makeup, partnered with toothpaste giant Crest to bring something truly unique. Amazemint lipglosses pull double duty as not only lipglosses but also as a smile treatment. The Crest peppermint oil in the gloss acts as a breath freshener everytime you apply the gloss, or rub your lips together.
I recently purchased two of the colors, Merry Berry, a pinky peach color with very little to no shimmer and the shimmery blue gloss, Happy Hour. I plan on writing up reviews of these products later in the week. These glosses are similar to the C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint glosses.
The glosses come in 13 different colors, and many of them are blue based, which counteracts the yellow in teeth, giving the illusion of whiter and brighter teeth. These glosses retail for about $6, and are becoming available anywhere Cover Girl is sold.