After Thoughts | Reviews revisited part 1

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

After I test out a product, and after I use it for a while, I find that my opinions on it change. Sometimes I love a product more, other times I love it less. I'm going to start a mini series of posts where I bring back some products that I've reviewed, or talked about, in the past, and tell you all what I think about it now. I think this will be a pretty interesting journey.


I first talked about this in my Updated Daily Essentials post. I never did a proper post about it, but it was featured, so I have to talk about it. When the post was made, I said this: "I bought this after my mom raved about it. I like it, but I don't think it's my holy grail. I'm still looking!"

So, has that opinion changed? Sort of. It's not my holy grail, but I do like it more than I did now. It's supposed to be an under the eye concealer, but I like it all over. I have a lot of redness on my skin, and I like to put this on before my foundation. I use my beauty blender dupe to blend it in after I apply it, then I apply my foundation. Then I go back and apply it under my eyes, and blend it in again with the sponge (so confusing!). Lastly I take it and lightly brush it on my problem areas. The covers it even more, and it doesn't require any blending. I love the way it looks when I do this routine.

The only con is that the sponge and product gets really disgusting. Look at it, there is no way that's hygienic! And yet, I continue to use it. It's depressing, really.


I did do a proper review on this product, and it was sent to me for review by their PR company. I think it's their PR company, I'm not 100% positive. I didn't pay for it, that's what I'm trying to get at.

Anywho, I originally loved it. "The supper pointy end made the application a breeze." That statement is still true. But, where the product falters, and after using it for about four months, is that it's become harder to apply. It's not as easy as it was. It's not as pointy, but it's still pretty small at the tip. 

"I swatched it on my hand immediately, and then went to sleep. It was there the next day, looking as fresh as it did when I applied it the previous day." The wear is not as good as it used to be. I'm really sad about this. I wore it on New Years Eve, and spent the night at a friend's house. The eye liner was perfect the next morning. However, for the past few months I've tried to do the same thing, and it's basically been non-existent.

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The picture above shows how the product swatches today. The faint lines are me trying to achieve the same thin line in my original review. The thick ones are from the thicker end of the applicator. The formula just isn't reaching the tip for some reason.

I also want to mention that this swatch was after I ran it under water to test how waterproof it still is, and after I took a napkin and dabbed the water off. The lines are exactly as they were before the waterproof test, and I'm not exaggerating. It may not be as fine as it was, but it's still completely waterproof.

First off, I don't know what I did with the brush. I think I threw it away. I stopped using it for a while, and since I purchased a new foundation (Maybelline Fit Me in the lightest shade) I have a use for it. I mentioned in the review that it was a bit too dark for me, but as long as I was light with it, and didn't pile it on, it would be fine. Well, the Fit Me foundation is a bit too light for me at the moment. I was shocked, I must have gotten a slight tan in the past few months, which doesn't happen. Ever. I figured this powder would be able to fix that problem, and it does.

I use it instead of my Maybelline Dream Matte Powder, which I'm still trying to finish up. I still use the same brush with it, and still use the same technique. Basically my opinion hasn't changed since the initial review, and I still love it.

I never did get to use it as my foundation, but I'm still holding out!

*The Pixi Lash Line Ink was sent for review 
Everything else was purchased by me

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