Moisturizers -Bliss Labs - Triple Oxygen + C Energizing Cream
Roseandthorn 12/15/2010 10:04:00 PM
I do like this moisturizer but for $55 I'm not quite sure I'd buy it again. It's great for under makeup because it's very light and sinks right in but I feel like it's not quite strong enough for winter time when my skin is drier. I need to invest in a heavier cream for night time, although I will still use this under my makeup because it doesn't make me greasy looking at all. I don't really see the "skin brightening" effects either as the product claims. Overall a good moisturizer just a little too on the expensive side for me and I get the feeling I could find something comparable at the drug store for cheaper.
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Strawberry Lip Balm
Roseandthorn 12/15/2010 9:48:00 PM
I was expecting more of a strawberry flavor/scent to this product. There is just a tiny hint of strawberry scent but that's it, I might as well just use regular lip balm. It works well enough but I was looking for something a little more flavored and scented.
Eye Shadow -Smashbox - Eye Shadow Trio - Head Shot
Roseandthorn 11/17/2010 6:11:00 PM
This trio has a rose pink, a dark brown, and a cream color for highlighting. As with most of the Smashbox trios I own, a primer is a must for the colors to show up, especially the pink. I do like the combination of the pink and brown, but overall I probably wouldn't repurchase.
I was a little disappointed in the rest of the Smashbox Trios after picking up Megapixel, which is highly pigmented, so much so I don't even need to use a primer with it. A primer is a must with this trio as the pigmentation is much less. Overall this is probably my second favorite trio of the 5 that I have. Darkish pink for the lid, shimmery coppery brown for crease, and a shimmery pale copper for highlighting. I actually take a blush brush and mix all 3 colors up and use it as a blush sometimes as well. Overall a good trio but not as impressive as Megapixel.
I love the peachy pink color of this blush, it works with pretty much everything. It's hard to go wrong with Deep Throat.
I love Sin, I always pair it with my darker eye shadows. It IS dark though, and a little goes a long way. I usually have to layer my Sephora Luminous Glow powder over it to tone it down just a bit, and I really have to be careful not to overdo it. But when used correctly it looks great.
I was looking for a DS dupe for Mac's Viva Glam Gaga and this is almost a perfect match, and I almost like it better than Mac's formula because it's very moisturizing. I do not notice a strange smell and it stays on quite well.
Eye Shadow -Smashbox - Eye Shadow Trio - Megapixel
Roseandthorn 10/20/2010 5:43:00 PM
This shadow has great pigmentation. I actually prefer to NOT wear a primer under this because the colors actually come out too dark if I do. Lovely pink, eggplant and cream color. This is one of the only shadows that I own that I can actually pull off a good smokey eye with, the eggplant color works great as an undereye liner.
Eyeliner -Prestige - Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner in Black
Roseandthorn 10/20/2010 5:37:00 PM
I don't know why everyone seems to be having problems with this smudging; I use this on my waterline and it stays all day long and never smudges. Most other liners I've tried end up making me look like a racoon by the end of the day or just wears off but this stuff doesn't budge. Never gets under my eyes and I never have to reapply.
I love love love this lip gloss. The color is a perfect shade of pinky/peach with the perfect amount of color. It's not a bright gloss; the color is fairly muted but that's exactly what I was looking for. This is the first Chanel gloss I have tried and I am in love. It's not overly sticky like a lot of glosses can be either. Overall a wonderful gloss and I will definitely buy again.
I looooove this lippie. I tried it on as a joke and was completely surprised when I ended up loving it. Such a beautiful pink! I wish it wasn't LE.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational - Nearly There
Roseandthorn 8/2/2010 2:57:00 PM
I love this lippie, it's very sheer and shimmey with just a hint of brown. This is a good every day lippie, it adds some color and is not overbearing.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational Pearl - Twinkle
Roseandthorn 8/2/2010 2:54:00 PM
Do not buy this if you do not like frosty lippies! In the tube it doesn't seem like it would be so frosty, but it is. Luckily I'm not against frost as long as it's not too OTT frosty, which this isn't. It goes well with a lot of my shimmery eyeshadows. I am also cool toned which helps, I don't think this would work well for someone with warm tones.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational-Pink Sand
Roseandthorn 8/2/2010 2:52:00 PM
I actually have two of these, thought I lost the first one I purchased so I went out and bought another one, and of course found the lost one. It's a sheer pink color with some shimmer in it. I think it works well for me because I already have fairly pigmented lips so just a few swipes of this adds a baby pink and shimmer to my lips. I'm not sure if it would work as well for someone with no pigment in their lips.
Eye Shadow -Rimmel - Colour Rush Eyeshadow Quad, Smoky Noir
Roseandthorn 8/2/2010 2:47:00 PM
This quad isn't bad. The colors show up decently, unlike the purple quad which I bought at the same time and will be returning (didn't show up AT ALL). I do have to layer the color on quite a bit but it's not that bad. I'll probably keep this quad but wouldn't buy it again as I can probably find something else that shows up just a tad better.