Selected shades: hippie chic (pastel peachy pink), pale pink (baby pink), summer breeze (barbie pink) Pros - pigmented - long wearing Cons - drying Comments: These are very drying, as expected. I love the color range, though. They're pigmented and wear well. My favorite is Summer Breeze. Will repurchase.
Shade description: bright pastel peachy pink Pros - pigmented - long wearing Cons - drying Comments: These mattes are very drying, however I always wear a gloss so it doesn't remain an issue. Pretty color. It's on the bright side, which I love. Will repurchase.
Shade description: yellow based baby pink Pros - pigmented - easy application Cons - leaves glitter residue on lips - drying Comments: This particular shade isn't overly creamy, but more on the dry side. I can easily swipe this on without any complications with the formula aside from accentuating any dry spots. I also like that this is a yellow toned pink, which makes it easier for my NC37 skin tone to wear. Will repurchase.
Blush -L'Oreal - True Match Superblendable Blush in Baby Blossom
MissLerina 3/28/2013 5:34:00 PM
Shade description: soft pink Pros - long wearing - pigmented - subtle glow Cons - price Comments: I'm an NC37 for reference and surprised this shade worked for me. It's a nice everyday pink that gives the skin a subtle glow. This line of blushes are great quality. FYI: the kind of brush you use will make a huge difference in how this or any product for that matter, will show up. I can see this being very sheer, though the brush I use applies a good amount of product. Will repurchase.
Styling Products -Pantene - Volumizing Root Lifter Spray Gel
MissLerina 3/27/2013 12:28:00 AM
I like this. It gives me a lot of lift and makes my hair appear thicker without it feeling dry. I really can't think of any cons. Will repurchase.
Lipstick -Revlon - Superlustrous Lipstick - Temptress (LE)
MissLerina 3/24/2013 11:39:00 PM
Shade description: medium pink Pros - moisturizing - pigmented Cons - finish can look a bit frosty Comments: Wearable pink shade for any skin tone. The finish can look a bit frosty, but a gloss fixes that. Creamy texture and average wear time. Will repurchase.
Blush -L'Oreal - True Match Superblendable Blush in Innocent Flush
MissLerina 3/18/2013 3:13:00 PM
Shade description: sheer peach (shimmer) Pros - beautiful finish - blends well - lasts Cons - sheer Comments: This is a very sheer peach with the most beautiful glow. It doesn't provide much color on my NC37 skin tone, yet still manages to look really nice on. It's a great blush when going for a natural look or when you want to add a bit of a glow to a matte blush. Will repurchase.
Hair Styling Tools -Unlisted Brand - Power IQ Heat Master Chrome Curling Iron
MissLerina 3/17/2013 2:04:00 AM
Pros - affordable Cons - takes forever to heat up - doesn't heat up very well - chrome plated Comments: I got this because I have used some cheap curling irons in the past that actually worked great, but this one would barely heat up and it took forever to do so. It only has two temperature settings which I was fine with because I always use the lowest setting on any of my tools, but this didn't curl my hair at all. For reference, I used the 1/2" size. Will not repurchase.
Pros - holds Cons - very wet - drying time Comments: It holds, but I cannot stand how wet this is. It doesn't set quickly enough. Will not repurchase.
Selected shades: flamingo pose (bright red coral), fruit punch (bright medium pink), rose hip (fuchsia) Pros - pigmented - long wearing - scent fades Cons - drying - stains the lips Comments: First, the scent is overwhelming. It smells like watermelon jolly ranchers. Fortunately, it fades upon application. These are highly pigmented and wear well, but drying on the lips. My favorite is Flamingo Pose. Will repurchase.
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles
MissLerina 3/11/2013 9:13:00 PM
Pros - covers well Cons - drying - settles into fine lines - packaging Comments: Too dry of a formula to comfortably use under the eyes as it will accentuate any fine lines. The coverage isn't bad, but the texture is. Will not repurchase.
Pros - volume - no clumping - no smudging/flaking - holds curl - waterproof Cons - very dry formula Comments: Not sure if I picked up a bad tube, but this stuff is SO dry. However, after applying a few drops of visine in the tube...it worked great. I achieved amazing volume with no clumps at all. Will repurchase.
Selected shade: #17 (yellow pink) Pros - creamy - pigmented - long wearing Cons - scent - drying Comments: These lipsticks by Kate Moss (matte ones included) smell like potpourri! It doesn't linger, but its worth mentioning. #17 is a pretty pink with hints of coral. I love that Rimmel offers yellow-based pinks as most drugstore brands offer pinks with strong blue undertones. It wears and applies well, but can be drying. Overall, worth trying if you love girly pinks. Will repurchase.
Lipstick -Rimmel - Lasting Matte Finish by Kate Moss
MissLerina 2/19/2013 3:25:00 PM
Shade selection: #101 (bubble gum pink), #113 (pale beige nude) Pros - pigmented - creamy - long wearing Cons - scent - drying Comments: This line of lipsticks smell like potpourri. Not my cup of tea, but at least it fades quickly. Aside from that, 101 is a pretty shade of pink. It also feels creamy for a matte - no tugging at the lips and you can even feel the product move when you put your lips together. These are very easily apply. 113 is the perfect beige nude and very creamy as well, though not quite opaque. Will repurchase.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Lust for Blush Color Whisper
MissLerina 2/16/2013 4:21:00 PM
Shade description: pale pink Pros - moisturizing - pigmentation buildable Cons - sheer Comments: I passed this up a couple of times thinking it was going to just blend into my lips, but went with the reviews and glad I did. Its more of a soft pink on my lips, not so much nude. I love it, though. I can see why this shade quickly became the popular one. Its a shade that's very easy to wear. Will repurchase.