Eye Shadow -L'Oreal - Wear Infinite Quad - Landscape
jumbojuice 5/15/2013 12:38:00 AM
The top two colours don't show up on my fairly pale skin. Even if I swatch it on my arm they don't show up. At all! The bottom two colours are nice. One is a cool brown and one is a warm brown. Not worth the money.
Lip Gloss -Elizabeth Arden - High Shine Lipgloss (All)
jumbojuice 5/13/2013 3:48:00 PM
I got a set of four at Costco and they were very cheap. It came in: Golden Pearl (peachy/gold) Radiant Mauve Shimmering Pink Sparkling Ruby The Sparkling Ruby... oh my! Quite the color payoff! It's quite pretty and I think some people are going to love it but it looks awful on my lips. Just too warm for my skin. The other three are pretty. My lips are too dark for the pearl and the pink to have a huge impact. They are nice glosses but it worked out to $5 CDN for each one and I don't think I would pay any more then $7.
It doesn't look very nice... mine is very orange with a bit of glitter.... and in the package it doesn't smell very good....too much cocoa butter and shea butter.... but once you put it on it smells wonderful, not too strong but it's there. It also absorbs really really well. I use it as a moisturizer instead of a massage bar. With Lush products it can really be hit or miss, and this is an unexpected hit!
I have this in Avant Garde (blues and white/silver shimmer). It has a lot of shimmer and the primer is pretty but not very helpful. It does blend easily (also wipes off easy). The blues make for a very pretty wash of color which is what I was going for. I am taking lippies off because of the glitter. It's very fine, but it's all over :( I would return this if I paid any more then what I did ($10 CDN). I can't see it lasting more than a few hours (even with the "primer") but it is fun to play with. With a bit of Urban Decay "Sidecar" I achieved the look I wanted but I would only buy this again if it was on sale.
Powder -Lancome - Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup
jumbojuice 5/5/2013 8:11:00 PM
I have been using this for years (about 8). It is my HG and I use it everyday. I haven't mastered the art of the wet application though. When I do use a wet sponge it changes (hardens) the powder and you have to loosen it to use it. When you compare price per gram it is actually very close to powders you find at a drugstore. My biggest problem is that it doesn't last as long as I would like it to. My forehead is very shiny (not oil, although I have oily skin....it's more of a squeaky clean type of shine if that makes any sense) and the powder doesn't keep it matte for very long. It is my most favourite item of makeup. It last forever and makes my skin look flawless!
I got a small one as a GWP, and I bought a large one. It is highly concentrated so you only need a really really tiny amount. I paid $35CDN which is a lot for cleanser (for me anyway) but it take me forever to use it so the cost per use is actually quite low. It's not really a miracle worker, it cleans my skin, but it doesn't leave it worse off which is a problem I am having with a lot of cleansers this past year.
reviews by teller5 " Whenever I used it, my face never felt totally clean, and oddly enough felt tight and dry." ___________ This is exactly my experience. I was so excited to try this. My skin feels tight like I haven't rinsed but then it totally dries out. (I have the stuff for normal to oily skin) It is the first product I have used that actually feels like it is damaging my skin :(
I got this as a GWP and I hate it. It doesn't absorb into my hands at all and I have to wash it off.
Eye Shadow -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Eye Shadow in Tea Biscuit
jumbojuice 4/30/2013 2:02:00 PM
I got this in a palette years ago and I'm only now beginning to use it. It lasts a long time and it's just a great color! It looks really good. I use it as my base and then just add whatever else I want to the crease and side. It seems to go really well with Urban Decay Naked (a smidge of Sidecar in the inner lid and Toasted in the crease/outer corner)
Depending on the scent it smells good, the bubbles last a long time, it does dry out my skin, but it's a good product that I keep buying.
Gels/Soaps -LUSH - Creamed Almond and Coconut Smoothie soap
jumbojuice 4/21/2013 12:44:00 AM
I loved the scent but the soap didn't really do anything special for me. the tub is a pain. I don't think I would buy this again.
I liked this. It was fun with the color changes. I'm not sure if I would go out of my way to buy this but if it comes in a gift I won't complain.
My skin would not absorb this. It smells good but each time I used it I had to go wash it off.
Skincare - Body -LUSH - Strawberry Feels Forever massage bar
jumbojuice 4/21/2013 12:39:00 AM
I don't bother with this as a massage bar but I use this as a lotion. It is moisturizing (a tad greasy) and it smells wonderful.
I do love the smell. It's wonderful. I hate the consistency. It's pretty much water. I got one as a gift then I bought another after that was empty. If it wasn't so watery I would buy it again but there are so many great shower gels out there I'll pass.