|★★★☆☆| Make Up For Ever Excessive Lash Mascara ($25) – This is a thick, black XXXX MASCARA (what did you think I was going to say??). A little on the sticky side (god the jokes just don’t stop), but the lashes stay separated. Pictured here with the banana powder and eyeliner:
|★★☆☆☆| Bella Pierre Banana Setting Powder ($35) – I first heard about this when I read about Kim Kardashian and “sandbagging” and wrote about it HERE. Article: Why You Should Add Banana Powder to Your Makeup Bag. Honestly, I don’t totally get it…yet. I need to use it a few more times, I guess. I have a couple different translucent powders and they seem to do a better job of setting and soaking up oil. So, uhh, s’okay.
|★★★★★| Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in No Filter ($15) – LOVE this slightly purple-hued beige polish. There it is with only ONE coat and already almost full coverage.
|★★★☆☆| ML Cosmetics Felt Tip Eyeliner in Emerald Isle ($13) – Beautiful color with staying power. I don’t love the felt tip. It is very fine, so there’s no room for error.
|★★★☆☆| Nunzio Saviano Anti Frizz Sheets ($18) – I didn’t know such a product existed. I don’t think it does a ton for frizz, but it makes my hair super shiny and smells like delicious coconut.
|★☆☆☆☆| Bumble and Bumble Don’t Blow It($31)- This is a creme that is supposed to help with air dried hair. Since I hate blow drying and straightening, I’ve been looking for something like this. Leave in conditioner + mousse has worked pretty well. The first day I used this, I did as instructed and clipped my hair in a bun for awhile to tamp down the frizz, but I don’t think I left it long enough because it was hella frizzy.
The second day I left the bun in for 2 hours and the results weren’t much better. I tossed this. I have no room for products that barely work.
|★★★★☆| Bare Minerals bareSkin Bronzer($28)- This is a beautiful transparent bronze. I docked it a star because it’s so liquidy that I accidentally pour out much more than I need.
|★★★☆☆| Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara($24) – Reviewed before here. One of my least favorite.
|★★☆☆☆| Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($32) – I wore this for a run, and when I showered afterwards everything felt slimy and gross, so I can’t imagine wearing it swimming. I also tossed this.
|★★★☆☆| Becca Backlight Priming Filter($38) – Beautiful looking product with a flattering shimmer. Seems almost sad that it gets covered up by foundation. I like it, but I prefer a matte look, so the shimmer “backlight” isn’t for me.
|★★☆☆☆| Tocca Beauty Florence Perfume($68) – It’s not terrible, but still too flowery for me. I also hate when samples come in little tubes with just a cap, no sprayer.