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Estee Lauder Take It Away Makeup Remover Lotion // WOW is all I have to say.  It is everything I have always wanted in a makeup remover and more.  It’s a lotion, so it’s easy to use.  It actually removes all makeup, even the stubborn waterproof stuff.  It leaves skin feeling clean and soft, and it doesn’t leave an oily residue.  I received a small sample tube from a free gift with purchase, and I’m definitely going back to get some more.  It’s expensive ($28 for a 6.7-ounce bottle), but you only need to use a little bit (I’m talking a pea-sized amount!) on a cotton ball to remove an entire day’s worth of makeup.

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Mascara // I received this in a free gift with purchase, too.  The mascara is pretty standard, but unlike other waterproof mascaras, it doesn’t clump on my lashes!  I might get this again if I’m in the market for waterproof mascara, but it’s not much better than non-waterproof varieties from the drugstore.

Rimmel London Salon Pro Nail Polish (I own it in Simply Sizzling) // I had some CVS ExtraBuck rewards, so I picked up a bottle of this nail polish for free!  And I’m so glad I did: I absolutely love this polish.  It’s a vibrant hot pink color, and it stays shiny and smooth for days.  This polish makes my nails look like they were professionally manicured, and you can’t beat the low $3 price.  I wish the nail polish were available in more colors, especially bright colors for spring and summer.  Hopefully more will be released soon!

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation (I own it in #091 Light Ivory) // I received this from the Influenster Uni Vox Box, and I was excited to try it.  My skin often gets oily when I wear cream foundation, so I was hoping this brand would keep it shine-free.  It does keep my skin looking matte, but it also looks cakey and unnatural.  It’s $12, and I wouldn’t buy it myself.  If you’re really looking for a matte-ifying foundation, I would recommend mixing this one with another liquid foundation to get more even coverage.  I really like Rimmel’s Clean Finish Foundation, so I’m going to try mixing it with the Stay Matte Foundation.  I’ll let you know how my little experiment turns out!

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick (I own it in Honey Bare and Fifth Avenue Red) // This lipstick is a classic, so of course it’s good!  I picked up a tube of Honey Bare as a finals week treat, and I couldn’t resist buying a tube of the iconic vintage Fifth Avenue Red when I saw it a few weeks later.  Honey Bare is a great neutral shade, and Fifth Avenue Red is a bold red with cool undertones.  For a subtler look, I like to apply Fifth Avenue Red as a stain by putting a little bit onto my finger, then dabbing it onto my lips and finishing off with some plain lip balm.

NYC Expert Last Lip Color (I own it in #447 Forever Fuchsia) //  I received this from the Influenster Uni Vox Box.  WOW this color is super bright!  It’s not something I would usually wear, but I took a risk and wore it to class on Monday.  Eh… not a huge fan.  The formula stayed on all day, but it dried out my lips.  The color is very vibrant and isn’t very flattering on me.  I wouldn’t purchase this product.

NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker // I picked this up after running out of my favorite eye liner, L’Oreal Infallible Super Slim Liquid Liner.  The verdict?  This one is okay, but not as good as the L’Oreal liner.  You need to store it upside-down to ensure that it works, and I sometimes forget, so the pigmentation isn’t as good.  It’s a decent product, but I wouldn’t buy it again.

 

Have you tried any of these products?  What do you think of them?

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