Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - MegaEyes Creme Eyeshadow - #196 Champagne Toast
jmp24 12/18/2007 8:15:00 PM
Not sure what all the fuss is, very thin, just leaves a sparkly wash that fades pretty quickly, leaving a slightly sparkly residue. I don't have oily lids, so who knows....maybe this works better on certain skin types, but not mine.
My first Prestige shadow purchase and boy is it SPARKLY!! I love the texture, seems very smooth and creamy and goes on perfectly. Warning - lots of glitter in this one! Very pretty though, great for nighttime or parties. I got a gorgeous look putting it over my whole lid and then using Milani blue ice to line the outer corners, both bottom and top and then blended a little, black mascara - an icy, cool, snow princess kind of look, would probably look great with purples too. Staying power was excellent w/ primer. If all the Presige shadows have this texture, minus the glitter, then I will definately have to get more. You get alot of product for the price, and the packaging is pretty.
I hope this isn't discontinued, I finally purchased it at a local grocery store in the discount section for 99 cents and I love it, great sparkly look, but not too much. I can hardly read the tiny label but I think the color is Mauvey Rox or Mauvey Rock - #50. It stays on as well as most lipglosses, and I'd love to try more colors. Edited to say that I reviewed the wrong gloss here... the one I have is Wet Shine Diamonds Liquid...sorry!
I haven't worn Sunflowers for years, it was my signature perfume when it first came out in the 90's. But I am surprised it gets any negatives, because I have never worn a perfume before of since that I have gotten so many requests, especially from men, to know what it was so they could buy it for the girlfriends or wives! I agree it is a fresh clean summer scent, meant for warm days and light clothes, not a winter scent, and probably not a scent that every woman could pull off. But it sure worked for me. I got sick of it after a while, it got too popular and EVERYONE was wearing it.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Expert Eyes Duo - Lasting Lilac
jmp24 12/12/2007 8:44:00 PM
I really think that Maybelline shadows are not too bad for a drugstore brand. The pigmentation is good, some better, some not depending on color, the color selection is decent, and the price is great - just over $4 at CVS. I was looking for a softer purple color that would be alright for day, since my Urban Decay purples are just too much, being too vivid or having those silver sparkles. Lasting Lilac is a duo, with a soft silvery pale lilac that works great as a highlighter and a mid tone lilac that has a beautiful but subtle blue sheen, the sort of thing you don't see much in lower priced brands. It's a perfect purple for my coloring and brown eyes, not too warm, not too cool, and works great as an all over lid color or a liner. It stays just as good as any other shadow with a primer underneath. I like it so much I am considering buying a backup in case it is discontinued!
Lately I have been reviewing and purchasing alot of cheaper cosmetics, and have been pleasantly surprised at how nice some of them are. This is a fat pencil that I looked at a million times before buying...glad I did. It was not only cheap, but very pigmented, goes on smooth, and lasts reasonably well. I think the quality is just as good if not better than some of the higher end products of the same type. The color I got is: Innocent 376A - sort of a dusty rose with a touch of brown. There is a more vibrant pink that I want to try now that I see they are worth buying. The texture is a cross between a lipstick and a softer lip pencil, application is creamy but not too slick. This color is very natural, and its quick to apply, since as a pencil it needs no liner. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit in my jumbo mary kay sharpener, so I am going to have to splurge on the NYC sharpener...
Lipstick -New York Color - Ultra Moist LipWear - Buff
jmp24 12/12/2007 1:58:00 PM
I agree this is pretty good stuff, and Buff is a nice color, which I wouldn't have bought if I hadn't read about it here...the color in the tube looks a tad orangey for me, but on my lips its a soft nude coral-y pink with that pretty but subtle gold tinge. Very moisturizing, stays on fairly well. I love a nude lip when my eyes are more made up, but most nudes wash me out, I have to have SOME color, and this is perfect. My only complaint is the cap doesn't stay on and if it comes off in my purse and gets all over everything, I am going to be more than a little annoyed!!! I also got "Violet Shine" which is a pinker version of Buff. Want to try the longer wearing lipstick next, the tube looks a bit sturdier too. Edited to add- I got so tired of the caps coming off of all the LS I have of this brand, but I really like some of the colors, so I cut the lipstick out of the tubes and put the colors I like into a little compact/palette. Now I can take them with me, and apply w/ a brush.
Not sure if this brand has gone under or if Walgreens is just no longer going to sell it, but they are having a close-out sale. I got 2 of these lip glosses for $2.39 each. Cherry Red and Cassis...Cassis is a sort of frosty pink, and cherry red is...well...cherry red, also w/ a touch of frost. Both are highly pigmented and not too slick or slippery. Color stays on pretty well for a gloss. I wasn't so crazy about the selection though, everything was frost frost frost, no creme shades. I probably won't buy it again, it isn't that outstanding, and I may not be able to find it anyway.
Gels/Soaps -Unlisted Brand - Mountain Ocean Skin Trip Coconut bar soap
jmp24 12/5/2007 2:34:00 PM
Oh yum, I love this soap too....such creamy lather. Its great for all times of the year and for shaving and washing the hair.
I always like to have a cool purple shadow on hand, though alot of them look too reddish on me....this one I just got and I love love love it, esp. for lining. If it looks a bit too vibrant, tone it down with a little of the shimmery taupe YDK on top. These shadows have great texture and last!
I have several of these shadows and they all seem to have different textures depending on color. My favorite is YDK, a shimmery cool brown, not too dark, not too light. I also love Baked, a shimmery gold. It comes pretty close to a shadow I have been trying to find for a long time, a replacement for a warm gold that Aveda used to make. So far I haven't found it, but this one comes close. As I am not in my 20's, I try not to overdo it with the shimmery shadows, but use them sheerly or as liners. The two above mentioned really bring out the green and hazel tones in brown eyes. The most recent color I got is Stalker, I usually love purples, and it looked like a cool toned purple under the store's flourescent lighting. However, when I got it home and tried it on, it looked like I had been crying or punched in the eye, way too much of a red-purple. And it has silver sparkles in it. I think this one will go into the "Halloween" makeup bag! All in all, I would recommend UD shadows, the colors are vibrant and rich and they stay on well. The price is reasonable too.
I have had mixed results w/ Loreal Wear Infinite shadows, they seem to have different textures and staying power depending on the color. One I really like and recommend, especially for softer daytime and nuetral looks, is the Berry Pinks Duo. The first color is a warm dusty rose with a teeny teeny bit of shimmer, great for the crease and contouring, because it goes on darker than you think. The second is a soft, sheer grayed down lavender, good as an all over lid color. You can wear them together, separately, or with other shadows. The texture is smoothe and blendable and the staying power is as good as any other shadow if you wear primer, which I always do.
I think Glazewear is a great product. Goes on smooth and creamy, stays on about as long as most lip glosses, especially in the lower price range - though price is certainly not an indicator of staying power! The color selection is big, though I wish they made a true rosy pink with no sparkles...still, the range goes from a nice selection of sheers to heavy color, and the scent and texture do not change over time. Kind of a vanilla cake sort of scent. Pretty moisturizing too. They are almost always on sale, and definately worth the price! ETA - I think they changed the formula on these. They used to be creamier, now they are just wet. Staying power even worse, too shiny. Have been using them for years - but won't be anymore.
Lip Liners -Lord & Berry - ultimate lipliner - bare
jmp24 11/17/2007 12:27:00 PM
For years I used the Body Shop lipliner in Clover Pink, as it was the most perfect rosy but natural looking color ...but also, for years, I watched the price keep creeping up and I have never lived in the close vicinity of a Body Shop so it was always a pain to get it. Still, it was hard to match the shade and texture in any other brand - I have a whole drawer full of different brand lipliners to prove that! The local beauty supply now sells Lord & Berry, and the Ultimate Lipliner is only $5.99. Romantic Rose is almost exactly like the Body Shop's Clover Pink and the texture is only a teeny bit dryer. For the price, it is perfect! I really need this product because I don't use lipstick anymore, just line and fill in my lips with this and add gloss or lip balm on top. It has good staying power, the color stays true, and it is a great price. As the above poster said, the cap stays on till the end, always a plus!
I think this is great for the money, though as a highlighter, not a blush. Soft shimmery effect, less is more, especially if you are over 30. Considering I used to pay 20 something for the Benefit Hi-beam and almost 20 for BE Clear Radiance, this is a steal!