February 25, 2011

February Faves & not so much {monthly edition}

Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer in shade beige medium
I bought this after reading all the rave reviews on Makeupalley, just didn't work for me. Firstly, the shade beige medium was way too dark & in all fairness that's not the reason for the negative review. This concealer is a dry, flakey mess, nothing great about it at all. I bought this to use as an under-eye concealer, not as a spot concealer.

Maybelline New York Volum’ Express One-by-One Mascara
Seriously it wasn't my intention to diss Maybelline but what's with the awful formulation lately of their mascaras? Not THE worst mascara but doesn't do anything for my lashes. Just a natural looking lash, no length & no volume. And why does Maybelline keep adding that rose scent to their mascaras, there shouldn't be any fragrance in mascaras, period.

Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies
Same comments apply from above. Except this actually flakes!

Dove Clinically Visibly Smooth Anti-Perspirant
Fantastic! And its not for the minimizing hair effect that I like this its because this deodorant keeps you dry & I LOVE the scent, reminds me of laundry detergent. As for the hair minimizing effect, won't eliminate your hair but I noticed that hair doesn't grow as fast nor as long.

Live Clean Argan Oil Treatment
I didn't like this product at all at first. Why? Wasn't using it properly. This must only be applied to wet hair, although it says its an oil, this emulsifies into a milky liquid & when applied to dry hair doesn't spread properly however on wet hair works great as a leave-in.

Maybelline Colossal Volum Express Mascara
Another fail for maybelline! Too clumpy...

Mary Kay Liquid Foundation Brush
Excellent synthetic hair foundation brush. Foundation & concealer brushes should be synthetic & this new brush from Mary Kay is excellent. No shedding, applies foundation evenly and size is great.

Maybelline Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil
See I do like Maybelline products! Great dupe for MAC brow pencils. Although the shade light brown doesn't match my favourite MAC brow lingering shade, works great for an expensive brow pencil.

What were your favourite or not so favourite beauty products for the month of February?



  1. I'm so with you-why does Maybelline think mascara should smell like roses? Why? Great Faves!

  2. Hm I like the mascara, but I agree with you about the concealer for sure.

  3. I love the Dream Mousse concealer...so sorry you didn't like it. I use a fluffy brush to apply & blend it, did you try that? I'm with you on the Falsies mascara for sure!

  4. Justine & Tracy-see how different we all are. Justine likes the mascara & Tracy didn't & vice versa with the concealer LOL.
    Tracy-yeah I've heard it works better with the brush but the colour is so off & I disliked so much I don't even care to try. :)

  5. hey :) thanks for your comment!

    when will you visit HK again? We shall meet up and i'll take you to shopping! :D


  6. Jenn-I'll let you know. But yes a shopping trip would be awesome.

  7. wow, I had the same feelings about the concealer. I had read so many good reviews, and the medium shade was too dark for my medium skin as well! Glad to see I'm not the only one!


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