Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Trio - Mojave Mauves [DISCONTINUED]
coutureisqueen 12/18/2006 1:14:00 AM
Colors are soo shimmery and gorgeous, especially the bigger one. Lasts ALL day-lasted me through the morning, a hectic afternoon at the mall Christmas shopping, and time with the boyfriend :) Still looks like it did when I put it on this morning! 2.99, you can't go wrong, and I even like the crummy little brush it comes with, it actually applies pretty well. The color comes out more intense than with my e/s brush, especially if you get it wet! All the colors look great on brown eyes, etc. I would repurchase!
This color is so tricky! I only tried it because I was desperate, as I had gotten to Sephora to FINALLY purchase Sin and they were all out (Dang you Christmas)! Madly had one left in the rack so I figured it must have been pretty popular. I tried it on and I liked it..after walking around the store I came back and put a little more on and I decided to get it. I'm glad I did because it's like the perfect cross between a bronzer and a blush! It makes my cheeks look so contoured! I agree this color wouldn't work on everyone. I'm pretty tan (see pictures) and this still shows up on me. Points off for the packaging though. I hate getting my makeup dirty and all the Nars blushes are packaged in this rubber stuff that picks up any dirt at ONCE and is impossible to keep clean. Also rather expensive, but I'd buy it again. :) *UPDATE: This color is so good for layering over other blushes to create a gorgeous contoured cheek look! and I mean SO GOOD! (provided, as long as you use a skunk brush). I layer it over my MAC Lilicent blushcreme and the effect is just gorgeous, to say the least.
I see nothing in the shine department, but it smells lovely, and it makes me feel confident that my hair is shinier, which I guess is the most important part? Prob. would repurchase just for the satisfaction factor and the smell :) Also, love the mod silver bottle and the squishy spray nozzle.
Okay, how can you not love this smell?! I bought this product because of what it promised to do. I hate my hair when it's clean-it's so slippery and i can't get it perfectly straight. I've forever been looking for that perfect "day-after" product. Well, this isn't it, but it does the job. It takes the slip out of my hair but it also leaves it a little greasy. I find this product really hard to spread out evenly and I have to rub it really hard between my hands. maybe I should heat it up?? or would this break down the chemicals?? Anyways, it's a little pricey. I'd buy it again if I don't find anything better.
This color is so gorgeous! It's a shimmery beautiful rich gold. I find the staying power to be a 4 out of 5-I usually have to reapply midway through the day. But the little package is so easy to carry around and slide open. However mine cracked up into little pieces after I hit bottom in the middle so I have stopped using it :( It's a bummer because I would wear that color everyday. Great price too. I'd repurchase!
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Vanilla Bean Noel Body Lotion
coutureisqueen 12/16/2006 4:33:00 AM
Delicious in the body lotion, absolutely sickening and disgusting in the anti-bacterial hand version.
Masks -Grassroots - bright now skin brightening face mask
coutureisqueen 12/16/2006 3:13:00 AM
This product makes your skin feel so amazing afterwards. The first time I used it, it stung a little bit, but my skin was very dry that day. The second time I barely put any on and it didn't do anything. The third time, I really did it right, put on a thick layer of it on my face and neck (avoiding the dreaded eye area of course) and left it on for 8-10 minutes (i did 9, just to be perfectly safe). After I washed it off I could not stop touching my skin. It felt just like baby's skin. My boyfriend couldn't stop stroking my face, he said it felt so soft. Most masks dry me out afterwards and my skin feels tight and i have to put on lotion--not this one. This one just makes me feel perfectly hydrated and moisturized. LOVE IT! And at $14.00 ($12.50 because Kohl's is always having a sale) you can't really go wrong. You get a lot of product for the price.
Love; the texture, the staying power, the formula, the way it feels, totally non-sticky Hate: the tube, the color, the price. the end. :)
Blush -Bare Escentuals - Warmth All Over Face Color
coutureisqueen 12/16/2006 3:08:00 AM
I agree with everyone, it gives a great natural glow, and its so much fun to layer and layer it until you get what you want! Very satisfying and fun to put on. Doesn't really stay put though, and it's very true that you'll regret it if you put too much on-I have spent many a day looking "muddy" due to this hard learned lesson. It wouldn't be fair for me to say that I wouldn't buy it again, because I have no problems with this product, but I actually probably wouldn't because at that price, I should be able to find a better bronzer of a nother brand.
Got a mini of this in my smashbox all access set thingy. I really love it. Best primer I've ever used. It looks and feels amazing. The only way to describe the way it feels on your skin is pure silk. and it just makes you look glossy and dewy. The look of it on my face really convinces me it will keep my foundation on all day. I actually look forward to putting this on after washing my face in the morning! And the tube is satisfying to squeeze and everything! The only thing I think that could beat this for me is the bronze one, which I have yet to try! *EDIT* I realized this really doesn't do anything. It just feels kind of thick and sits on top of your skin. Doesn't make my m/u stay all day nor adds a glow. A ripoff, and I have yet to find a miracle primer.
I can't believe this hasn't gotten better reviews!! THIS STUFF WORKS SOO GOOD! I admit with lenghtening it can be beat, but I always put it on after a lengthening mascara to add oozes and oozes of volume. It makes my lashes look so much darker and fuller. The wetness makes it easy to apply coat after coat without clumping. And I never have clumping problems with this mascara either, even if i curl too kinky!! You have to admit the thick tube gives you more confidence it will make your lashes just as thick :) This is a staple in my makeup bag, right next to my dior unlimited mascara!
Mascara -Christian Dior - DiorShow Unlimited mascara
coutureisqueen 12/16/2006 3:00:00 AM
I liked the packaging alot. It's very glamorous :) This mascara works pretty good at lengthening, but after applying I have to add a base of Maybelline Volume Express for thickening (That stuff is AMAZING. AMAZING.) I'd buy this again. It's a bit pricey but I guess worth the splurge, if you're like me and feel better about putting on your makeup if you know it's good quality and a high-end brand.
Self Tanners -Jergens - Natural Glow -- Medium-Tan
coutureisqueen 12/16/2006 2:56:00 AM
I think all self-tanners streak if you don't put them on right, so I can't blame Jergens for that. What I like about this is that you can layer it for deeper color. I've never heard of a self-tanner, highend or lowend, that doesn't have a slight orangish color, but this one is barely orange. It's very unnoticeable. I'm going to have to agree with others about the smell though-it's like PERMANENT! i hate it! I only put this on at night after a shower if i'm staying home, but the smell gets on my pajamas, stays on my hands through multiple washings and other lotions, etc. I guess for the price and its performance you can't complain. i'd buy again. i tried neutrogena's build-a-tan and it was so ORANGE. horrible. jergens is better. :) Oh, but midway through the bottle my cap snapped off. so it's pretty hard to manuever that when your hands are all lotiony. i took two points off the packaging.
Concealers -Neutrogena - Visibly Firm eye treatment concealer
coutureisqueen 12/16/2006 2:52:00 AM
This is the only concealer I have bought twice in a row. I put that I would buy it again although I probably will end up searching for a better, more expensive brand. However, if I were to pick another drugstore brand concealer, I'd pick this. I haven't had any of the yellowish problems others have talked about. What I love about this is it's soo easy to blend! And I can put it under or over concealer. However if I reapply during the day it looks cakey. But in the morning it does a good job of getting those under eye circles. I also like to layer a little mineral foundation over it just to keep it put. Overall, I think it's a good product for its brand and its price.
I don't really like this brush. It splayed the very first time I used it. After careful rearranging I got the bristles back how they were, but it was very easy to move the brush a tiny bit in the wrong way, and they would splay again. I will use this, but I definitely wouldn't repurchase. I'd look for a better brush. Also, I find it kind of hard to clean. It never makes me satisfied because since the bristles are white and I wear the smashbox cream eyeliner in caviar, they never go back to their original color. Oh well.EDIT* I like this brush better with usage. It does apply pretty well and looks very cute. It's a makeup staple for my cream eyeliner.