Friday, May 17, 2013
"Must-Have" Beauty Products You Don't Need
Mineral makeup, particularly the Bare Escentuals line, gets a good deal of infomercial attention, and we all have friends who swear by it. But the pricey $24 foundation seems to fall flat for many users, who complain that it sinks right into large pores or loses its matte finish as the day wears on. Reviewers on TotalBeauty described it as "cakey" and "shiny." Another polarizing product is one that celebrity makeup artists swear by - Maybelline's Great Lash mascara. That pink and green tube has been around forever it seems, but it does have its detractors. For those who fork out the mere 5 bucks for a tube, it's not too much of a disappointment to see that the product is clumpy and doesn't do a lot to lengthen lashes. And the waterproof mascara is like an uninvited guest who lingers too long - it's difficult to get off, and reviewers report raccoon eyes even after showering and using eye makeup remover. We're not sure what trick those makeup artists are using to make their clients look like a million bucks, but Great Lash doesn't live up to its name.