L’Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara: It Really Works!

L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara, $6.99

L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara, $6.99

You’re probably wondering why I’m posting again in the beauty section since we we just had a beauty review two days ago. Yes, I am braking the rule–because you’ve got to try L’Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara.

To be honest, I really don’t pay that much attention to mascara. My lashes are pretty short and I really have to spend a lot of time on them if I want significant length and volume. While most of my friends insist that mascara is the one beauty product they cannot live without, for me it has never been that important. I can’t ever get the results I want–even if I use lash primer, which rarely happens because I’m too impatient.

Well, looks like I won’t have to dread the lashes part of my makeup routine anymore. The applicator brush of the Extra Volume Collagen Mascara is really thick, allowing me to grab a whole bunch of lashes at once. With just a couple of coats, I was able to get the same results that I  would after using both primer and mascara. It’s so effective that I even did my bottom lashes, which I haven’t done at all in the last three years. I can’t believe that I actually woke up today looking forward to putting mascara on.

One of the things that always scares me about a new mascara is washing it off at the end of the day. A lot of budget mascaras I’ve tried take forever to remove and even after I think I’ve gotten it all off, more clumps appear after I blink. But not this time. I used my usual makeup remover and the mascara came off effortlessly. I’m sold!

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

L’Oreal Vive Pro Shampoo & Conditioner

L'Oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss ShampooI’m the type that gets tired of shampoos and conditioners quite fast. After two or three uses, I run to the store to scope out any new ones that I can try. But one line of products has been a recent exception.

I’ve bought L’Oreal Vive Pro shampoo and conditioner the last five or six times that my supplies ran out.  At $4.99 a piece, that’s pretty doable. First of all, I am amazed at the detangling power of these products, which do wonders for my long, intensely knot-prone hair. After each wash, my hair looks shiny and feels incredibly soft, like I’ve just had a professional glossing treatment at a salon. loreal-paris-vive-pro-nutri-gloss-conditionerDon’t worry, no one has been left out; the line covers most hair types, including fine, damaged and curly.

Both the shampoo and the conditioner have a pleasant, refreshing smell. Plus, these fabulous concoctions are bottled in pretty pink containers–an added bonus for anyone who gets a thrill out of stocking their bathroom with girly-looking products.

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

L’Oreal HIP Kohl Eyeliner

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L'Oreal HIP Kohl Eyeliner, $13

L'Oreal HIP Kohl Eyeliner, $13

Eye makeup would be, without a doubt, one of my “deserted island” must haves. I’ll gladly give up the bronzer and the lip gloss if I could just have my trusty black eyeliner. With that said, I’m on a never-ending quest to find that perfect one that requires minimal reapplication.

This weekend I saw an ad for L’Oreal’s HIP Kohl Eyeliner and, of course, could not resist trying it. I’m often cautious of drugstore makeup for a variety of reasons. In the case of eyeliner, I feel that it tends to lack that all-day wear power. However, the HIP collection is part of L’Oreal’s higher priced products, on average marked at $10. So, I decided to give this eyeliner a shot.

The verdict on HIP Kohl Eyeliner: fabulous! It has a a pointed applicator that draws a perfectly sized line that is not too thick or too thin. The applicator is very easy to maneuver, allowing me to neatly connect the top and bottom lash lines at the outer corner without having to press down really hard. The kohl powder leaves a soft, not too defined line  perfect for smoky eyes.

When I use a pencil eyeliner, I always fortify the line with a layer of dark eyeshadow, which tends to smudge after a short period of time. However, after several hours of wearing L’Oreal Kohl Eyeliner, there was minimal smudging.

Because I’m into really intense, pronounced eye makeup, I chose the Black Kohl color. It alsocomes in other colors such as gold and brown, so there is something to suit every eye color and style. Enter the price – $13 – into the equation and you’ve got a winner.

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5