I wasn't a fan of coral lipstick until I tried this one. The balance of coral and red hue in this lipstick doesn't bring out the yellowish undertone of my skin, but instead it looks cute. Semi-matte, doesn't dry lips. Packaging not so great, but can't complain given its price (1.98 at Meijer) Cons: Not long-lasting, and hard to take off. (Yes these two feature co-exist.)
Lovely bright pinkish red! Just wore this to a movie, it looks great. Smooth and long-lasting on me. Color payoff is great. Cons: You need very moisturized lips before applying it, otherwise this lipstick shows up the dead skin, if you look close enough.
Bought this since I read someone's review saying this brightens up your complexion a lot.... But it doesn't, on me. It does look really nice on lips. But I have cool yellow-toned skin, and this blush just brings out its yellow-undertone on my cheeks. You have to be fair-skinned to bring up the pinkish tone. I later bought lillium, which looks muddy in pan, but it's actually a more natural pale pink on cheeks. Unbelievable.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Blast Length Water Resistant
Lisa527 11/9/2012 4:35:00 PM
One coat is a natural effect that is hardly observable, you have to apply two coats to get some existence, but still, this is way too natural. It gives you (especially the lower lashes) a look that you weren't wearing anything on it at all. Doesn't hold a curl very well, especially for my straight Asian lashes, it straightens my curl after using a eyelash curler. CG's clump crusher gives you much better effect, although not great with holding a curl, either. Also, it's dry. I don't know if it's the one I bought really dry, or the formula. I tried soaking the tube in hot water but it doesn't help either. Won't buy again.
I got a mini original version of this in a tiny plastic pot. Lovely size, and it REALLY HELPS MY DRY LIPS!!!! Just within hours I put it on, the dead skin on the corners is softened and almost disappeared. Amazing. I've been using lip scrub but that didn't work as good as this. Finally can wear lipsticks in winter. Update: I took 1 star off becoz of the packaging, near the end of the product it gets hard to reach. I got a giant jar of this in coconut, which smells really nice and works just like this one, only lighter.
Eye Makeup Remover -Almay - Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads
Lisa527 10/19/2012 8:23:00 PM
Convenient for travelling and home use. Gentle, doesn't irritate eyes, does its job, removes waterproof mascara and mascara coat, so this is lovely. Hope it can be on sale more often.
Eye Makeup Remover -L'Oreal - Refreshing Eye Make Up Remover
Lisa527 10/19/2012 8:19:00 PM
Worse liquid makeup remover ever. Bought when it's on sale, but turned out still to be a waste of money. The package is crappy, the product would just run out without being able to control it. Also, it doesn't remove anything, except eyeshadow, which can be removed by even water on a cotton pad. It does nothing to eyeliners, let alone mascara.
Got the Coral Reef when it's 40% off. Otherwise won't consider it at all. I have a Bobbi Brown lips & cheeks Pot Rouge in pale pink, which is just my favorite. And I'm glad that I bought this one in coral. The color is definitely softer applied than it looks in the pan. And it's lighter and smoother than the BB Pot Rouge. Almost matte on lips. Can build up on cheeks. I normally don't like coral-orange blushes, but this one looks natural and cute on my yellow and cool-toned skin.
Blush -Bobbi Brown - Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Pale Pink
Lisa527 10/12/2012 3:21:00 PM
Got this at an outlet, great bargain! As a lip stain, the color is amazing, natural & cool-toned light pink, doesn't dry out lips. As a blush, it's less pink but healthy and long-lasting. I think they have a new version with mirror, but lot less volume. A staple for me.
Got this on sale for 2-3 bucks, great bargain! The white side is bit dry, and the black side can't really cover the white coat thoroughly, so I often skip the first step when applying. It holds your lashes' curl nicely, and since I always use a top coat , I'm not sure if it smudges or not. Would buy again if it's on sale.
Great color payoff for pale nail-beds, nude and vulnerable. All time favorite.
Got it for around $5. The taupe color is natural looking with shimmers, although needs bit skill to apply evenly. Best part: No smudging at all and easy to wash off !
Got this on sale on Hautelook around $10, great bargain! Except the blueish green color "south beach", which serves great as a liner, I use all other colors frequently. The other 3 eyeshadows makes a subtle glowing look, perfect for everyday look. And I LOVE the blush! It's a very cold pink with blue undertone. Just a little of the blush gives u a radiant doll-like complexion, using a lot may create lots of sheen, which is not my style.
Lotions/ Creams -St. Ives - Oatmeal and Shea butter
Lisa527 11/18/2011 6:09:00 PM
Got in on sale for 2-3 dollars with extra volume, great bargain. Works pretty well in winter for my dry skin, and smells good. Definitely a re-buy!
I swapped this in light brown (I think), and used it until the very end. Its color's natural and easy to apply, a bit gel-like, with good lasting power. It's better than the brow pencil from Ardell which comes together with the swap. Cons: It goes really fast, u'll have to sharpen it often. Till the end of the pencil the product stopped, leaving a hole in the pencil. :)