Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm
MissLerina 5/21/2013 7:59:00 PM
Selected shade: haute pink twist (barbie pink) Pros - pigmented - long wearing Cons - not glossy - drying Comments: Pretty shade. I love my pinks, but this is more of a lipstick. It isn't glossy nor moisturizing, though it feels like a balm at first. The drying aspect and the finish are easily fixed with a gloss or balm. The packaging needs improvement as the stick breaks very easily even with a light hand. I like it, though. I can work with it. Will repurchase.
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Coral Twist
MissLerina 5/21/2013 7:54:00 PM
Shade description: red coral Pros - pigmented - stains Cons - drying - packaging Comments: Love the color, but this isn't glossy at all. It's more of a satin finish. It feels like a balm at first, but quickly loses its slip and feels drier. This is easily fixed by pairing it with a gloss or balm. It stains, so staying power is good. The packaging...needs improvement as the stick broke off within first use (and being very light handed). Love the color, though and the formula is easily fixed. Will repurchase.
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- Cherish
MissLerina 5/20/2013 4:34:00 PM
Shade description: bright Barbie pink Pros - pigmented - moisturizing - long wearing Cons - anount of product Comments: Perfect bright blue pink. Pigmented, moisturizing, and wears well. Love the peppermint scent. However, this one doesn't stain. Which I actually like for this shade because the color remains the same all day. It's a cute barbie pink. Will repurchase.
Lipstick -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Charm
MissLerina 5/19/2013 8:30:00 PM
Shade description: pastel coral (turns into a bright coral pink) Pros - moisturizing - long wearing - stains lips a pretty color Cons - not a lot of product Comments: I love the color I get once this stains my lips! It starts off looking like Maybelline's Coral Ambition (color whisper, very pastel) and quickly turns into a brighter shade of a pink coral. So pretty! It reminds me a lot of NYX Mega Shine Gloss in Nude Peach and they layer perfectly together, as well. Love the minty scent, too. Will be getting backups of this one! Will repurchase.
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- Darling
MissLerina 5/19/2013 8:18:00 PM
Shade description: lavender pink (turns into bright fucshia) Pros - moisturizing - long wearing - buildable pigmentation Cons - does not stain lips original color - not a lot of product Comments: This starts off as a light lavender pink, but will quickly turn into a bright fuchsia. It's pretty, but it will leave a very strong stain. So, be prepared to have some bright red/pink lips! But that incredibly bright stain it leaves goes well with the balm's color once reapplied, making it a lovely fuchsia shade. I love pairing this with Maybelline's Raspberry Reflections gloss for a gorgeous plum/fuchsia lip. It also looks great with Lilac Pastelle. Formula is moisturizing with a glossy finish. I love the peppermint scent and it wears well. Will repurchase.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Snow Pink
MissLerina 5/15/2013 5:38:00 PM
Shade description: clear with gold shimmer Pros - moisturizing - not sticky - long wearing Cons - no color - contains less product than original shades Comments: I was really hoping this new shade would be like 'peach petal' from the original line, but with shimmer. Nope, this is just a clear gloss with shimmer. I mean, it's pretty and the formula is nice...but not what I was looking for. Also, these contain less product now. This range use to be my favorite drugstore glosses, but they really messed up here. Swatches of the brighter shades looked pretty sheer, as well. =/ Will not repurchase.
Shade description: light blue pink PROS - long wearing CONS - sheer - too much shimmer COMMENTS: I wish this blush looked just like it does in the pan, but it's so sheer! It's mainly just a bunch of shimmer with very little color payoff. I'll use it up because I can't seem to let anything go to waste, but...I'll have to layer this on top of a matte pink. Will not repurchase.
Shade description: barbie pink Pros - pigmented - long wearing Cons - glitter (need to buff out to remove) Comments: Pretty color that works with my olive complexion. I find it much easier to wear than Pink Passion. There will be glitter, but buffed out and it is a matte blush. Will repurchase.
Foundations -Cover Girl - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
MissLerina 4/17/2013 6:26:00 PM
Pros - medium to full coverage - blends easily - controls oil - stays on - doesn't settle in pores - has a pump - doesn't oxidize Cons - shade selection - powdery finish Comments: This is a breeze to apply. It feels like a primer going on and doesn't settle into pores. The finish is very matte and powdery, which I personally don't care for...but it's easily fixed with a bit of highlighting or setting spray. The shade selection is what bothers me because they're very pink based and I have yellow undertones. Soft Honey is a decent match for my NC37 skin tone as it has a hint of yellow in it. A huge plus is that I never feel this on my face even as I do start to get oily, which is unusual for a foundation. No heavy, gross feeling during midday. I forget I even have it on. I also didnt't experience any oxidizing. It's a great foundation and has replaced my Revlon CS. Will repurchase.
Pros - gives subtle glow - a lot of products - stays on Cons - not a bronzer Comment: Great for use as a highlighter. The shimmer is pretty subtle, which I like. It's not overbearing. Pan will last a long time. Will repurchase.
Pros - lightweight - balances oily skin - absorbs quickly - high in antioxidants - provides sun protection Cons - expires quickly Comments: I would never think that an oil could control my...oil. This is fantastic for oily skin. It is now my go-to facial moisturizer. It apparently also helps with stretch marks, but I will have to use this a while longer to see if I get results. I have used this as a heat protectant with no damage to my hair (no my hair didn't turn into fried chicken) and controls frizz better than my silicone-based serums without weighing down my fine hair. Napa Valley Naturals is supposedly the brand to go for when purchasing this oil, but I even like Life-Flo quite a bit and is found at most health stores. Will repurchase.
Pros - smoother skin - rids of acne Cons - drying - hard to squeeze product out Comments: I use this as a spot treatment only, since I find this way too drying despite having only skin. Got rid of blackheads temporarily as it stopped working after a while. Will continue to use for any breakouts, though. Will repurchase.
Masks -Unlisted Brand - Aztec - Indian Healing Clay
MissLerina 4/11/2013 11:17:00 PM
Pros - cleanses - a lot of product - better complexion - dramatically reduces pores Cons - in store availability - drying Comments: Wow, this stuff is intense! I was able to find this at The Vitamin Shoppe and have never seen it elsewhere (besides online). Deep cleaning and hardens to make your face feel like stone. Mix with ACV, a little of this goes a long way. Acne may surface as a result of this deep pore cleansing. Skin looks airbrushed because pores are nowhere to be seen! Will repurchase.
Shade description: bright yellow pink Pros - pigmented - long wearing - glitter doesn't transfer Cons - none Comments: Glittery in the pan, a bright matte yellow based pink on the cheeks. The glitter gets buffed out once on the skin leaving a matte finish. I'm glad this has yellow undertones, as most drugstore pinks are blue based. This is in my top 10. Will repurchase.
Lipstick -NYX - Round Lipstick in Strawberry Milk #595
MissLerina 4/4/2013 4:57:00 PM
Shade description: pale baby pink Pros - pigmented - creamy Cons - drying Comments: I don't find this shade overly creamy like most others from this line. It's a pale pink that I find easy to wear so long as I have enough color on my cheeks. Will repurchase.