Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational - Fuchsia Fever
MissLerina 2/15/2011 8:22:00 PM
Color: neon fuchsia/barbie pink Pros: pigmented, creamy, long-lasting Cons: drying Comments: This is a very bright fuchsia, pretty much neon. You can blot it for a softer pink lip or layer it on for more intensity. It's a very beautiful color! I love wearing it on top of a gloss - much more wearable and not too bright. For the prettiest combo apply Wet 'n Wild's think pink on top of it. Will repurchase.
Color: baby pink Pros: pigmented, creamy, long-lasting Cons: accentuates dry spots Comments: This isn't as dry as I expected it to be. The formula is actually creamier than the original matte lipsticks. I love the color and actually like the fact that it's a matte, since most light pinks from the drugstore are very frosty. Love love love. Will repurchase.
Color: bright pink Pros: very pigmented, little goes a long way Cons: price Comments: I loooove this blush. It's such a gorgeous and pigmented bright pink. It really gives a lot of color to the face. A little goes a long way! Will repurchase.
Lipstick -Revlon - Moon Drops Creme - Persian Melon 585
MissLerina 2/12/2011 7:46:00 PM
Color: neon pink Pros: pigmented, creamy, long-lasting Cons: drying, bad scent Comments: This is a very pretty hot pink. The shade is beautiful and the formula isn't bad. I find the color to be pretty wearable, especially if a clear gloss is added. This is my favorite hot pink drugstore lipstick so far. I love it. The only real con is the smell - I find it to be nauseating at times. Will repurchase.
Selected shades: retro red (bright red), sheer red (sheer deep red), blossom (magenta with shimmer) Pros: moisturizing, pigmented, long-lasting Cons: packaging (cap comes off easily) Comments: These lipsticks glide on so easily and are pretty moisturizing. I wish the color selection was better, though I do love the reds. Blossom is too dark of a pink for me.
Pros: gives volume, doesn't flake/smudge/clump, holds curl Cons: brush is very big; can be hard to work with Comments: I am so glad I finally purchased this. I love the volume it gives my lashes. 2 coats gives great volume, but 3 really makes my lashes look so full. It doesn't clump and holds a curl very well. It can be hard to use at first, if you're not use to using a big brush. Will repurchase.
Lipstick -New York Color - Ultra Last Lip Wear - Snowcone
MissLerina 2/9/2011 11:02:00 PM
Color: frosty dark pink Pros: moisturizing, pigmented Cons: very frosty Comments: I don't understand why N.Y.C. can't seem to make a pink lipstick that isn't frosty or too bright. Swatched on my hand, this looked pretty promising...but once on my lips, it was just ugly. Will not repurchase.
Color: bright barbie pink Pros: pigmented, long-lasting, moisturizing Cons: hard to find Comments: I love bright pinks, but I can see why most would hate this color. It is very bright, but I find it fun to wear. I figured I'd wear colors like this, while I'm still young enough to get away with it. Lol. Will repurchase.
Color: medium (NC37 skin tone) Pros: great coverage, stays on, blends well, not cakey Cons: settles into fine lines very quickly Comments: This stuff covers extremely well and a little goes a very long way. My big problem with this is that it creases so bad! I've been trying various methods of preventing this problem, but it still happens! I'll continue to use this until I find something else because the coverage is excellent. EDIT: I tried another method of applying this without having it crease so bad...I now rub my foundation primer (Monistat Anti-Chaffing Gel) and the concealer between my fingers and then dab it under my eyes. The consistency changes a lot, but still gives great coverage. HUGE difference! Will repurchase.
Color: bright bubble gum pink Pros: pigmented, moisturizing, long-lasting Cons: poor color selection Comments: I love bright pinks and this lipstick is no exception. It's a bright pink, but very wearable. This stuff is pretty moisturizing, which is something I look for in my lip products. It's also very affordable. I just wish there were more colors to choose from. Will repurchase.
Pros: great coverage, gives flawless finish Cons: price Comments: I'm a drugstore junkie, but this is one of those items that I just have to get over and over again. I don't wear this as a foundation (didn't work well for me), but as a powder. It just really finishes my look, controls shine, and gives a very flawless finish. Will repurchase.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze Endless lilac 532
MissLerina 1/22/2011 7:14:00 PM
Color: barbie pink with shimmer Pros: pigmented, long-lasting Cons: scent is overwhelming, drying, tacky Comments: Great staying power and pretty shade, but three formula is very tacky and dries out my lips. I hate how heavy it feels. Will not repurchase.
Okay, so I will say that I never actually purchased one of these and here's why: I swatched one of the shades (tube had already been opened by someone) and noticed the very watery texture and sheerness of it. I tried out "rose cocoon" and just didn't like the look and feel of it. I also noticed the poor color selection - many of them are very identical to one another, which is strange. They're not thick or sticky at all, which tells me the staying power must not be very good. I didn't smell it, so I can't comment on scent. They just seem to be more full of glitter than color. Also, I noticed that some of the tubes had like...oil at the very top. Definitely won't be purchasing these.
Lip Gloss -New York Color - Liquid Lip Shine - Midtown Mulberry
MissLerina 1/19/2011 10:40:00 PM
Color: cherry red with shimmer Pros: very pigmented, not sticky, long-lasting Cons: applicator picks up too much product Comments: This is a very pigmented shade. It's a gorgeous cherry red - not to bright or dark. Very pretty. There is shimmer, but it's hardly noticeable on the lips. Will repurchase.
Lip Gloss -New York Color - Liquid Lip Shine in Fashion Ave Fuchsia
MissLerina 1/19/2011 10:37:00 PM
Color: bright fuchsia w/shimmer Pros: very pigmented, not sticky, long-lasting Cons: doesn't fade evenly This is so pigmented! The color looks exactly as it does in the tube. There is shimmer, but it's not very noticeable on the lips (which I don't mind). The thing that bugs me is how it doesn't fade evenly and with a bright shade like this, it's not a good look. Will not repurchase.