After cruising my local cosmetics company store I came across the hello kitty left overs and started swatching away. After putting on Cute-ster I thought hmmm, interesting, so I bought it and do not have one regret. The color is beautiful, although somewhat sheer. Nice peach with pink undertones and non-obnoxious glitter (similar to viva glam V). Very unique color, cannot imagine it being duped. Will suit me better for the summer as the one flaw it has is it accents the dryness on my winter lips. Would repurchase if possible.
Wow, what a great blush! It's very natural looking, blends heavenly and very buildable. This blush, in no way shape or form, is anything like NARS orgasm. Reminds me more of a Benefit blush (maybe Dallas? I can't remember.) Flimsy packaging so I doubt it will travel well, but there's enough blush surface to use just about any size brush. Would repurchase.
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector [DISCONTINUED]
TahneeT 10/10/2009 10:27:00 PM
This duo surpassed my expectations. The concealer itself is nice and pigmented, and it doesn't accentuate my wrinkles by being overly dry.
It takes 3 painstaking coats to get any length whatsoever. Otherwise, it's cover girl's version of Great Lash. Yuck, save your money don't buy into the hype.
If you're a Lancome Bi-Facil lover, as I was, try this and you, too, will convert. Only drawback is dispensing, but I was never that crazy about Bi-Facil, either. Way cheaper and performs better - cannot miss with this one.
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Synthetic Flat Top Multipurpose Brush
TahneeT 9/29/2009 1:57:00 PM
There is a reason the ratings on this brush are so high, because it's worth its weight in gold. IMO it increases coverage of whatever foundation being used. All other reviews cover everything you need to know. Let me just add don't fret over buying it, because you'll probably end up buying more than one!
Concealers -Jane - Be Pure Mineral Correcting Concealer
TahneeT 9/16/2009 5:25:00 PM
I purchased this in "light" and it's too light, even for me. Also too dry so it accentuates problems I'm attempting to conceal. BUT! it works wonders under eyeshadow. Dual function, yes I'd repurchase.
Eye Shadow -Milani - Runway Eyes - 07 Ready to Wear
TahneeT 9/3/2009 12:57:00 PM
After debating whether to buy this collection or the new smokey quad from Maybelline, I'm glad I chose this one. The brown-based colors are very neutral, very pigmented when used wet and offer variety. Six colors total with two of the darker colors being matte. The gold and copper are just beautiful. Consistency is nice, staying power is great. This one is a no-brainer!
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
TahneeT 8/25/2009 3:54:00 PM
So I finally broke down and purchased this much loved product. And YES, I love it too. It's everything everyone says it is... finely milled, non-oxidizing, tone-evening, oil controlling, etc. etc. etc. And YES the packaging sucks, excessive and cumbersome. My only dislike is the color selection, I purchased 'sand' and its much too light for my summer skin (although considered medium) so choose your color wisely.
Review for color 160 Born With It Beautiful beautiful beautiful color - on my skintone its rose with some shimmer, and a nice gold/apricot sheen. Really emphasizes my lips, making them appear fuller. The tingling sensation isn't any worse than most plumping lipsticks. Creamy consistency, non-drying, decent staying power. Smells almost fruity but doesn't really taste like anything which is odd. Overall great everyday color. Would repurchase.
This is one of the oddest colors but still very very wearable. Its pink and plum all in one. Creamy, sheer sans frost, shimmer, glimmer. Fab staying power. If you can find it, try it!
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Colour Juice Stick - Strawberry Fields -
TahneeT 8/24/2009 11:44:00 AM
Like all Colour Juice Sticks, the consistency is creamy, opacity is sheer and tastes and smells great. This is a wonderful warm light pink, with shimmer and some glitter but not OTT. Very wearable MLBB color. Definitely would purchase again.
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - Colour Riche Lipgloss 400 Soft Coral
TahneeT 8/22/2009 1:18:00 PM
Gorgeous color in the tube makes this very misleading. As everyone else has mentioned absolutely no color pay off whatsoever. Unfortunate because the consistency is great, high shine, no smell or taste to go along with no color! Pass it up, no matter what price.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Stylish Smokes quad in Amethyst Smokes
TahneeT 8/20/2009 1:15:00 PM
Average at best. Not very pigmented. Brow bone color is white and fairly chalky. Outer corner color is black with faint glitter and can be blended easily enough. Crease color is a matte plum. A little chalky, but not too hard to blend. Lid color appears very vibrant amethyst in pan. Although its very striking, if blended even a little it turns quite reddish (on my skin tone at least) and looks more like you've been punched or suffering from an eye infection. Guess this is one of those products you get what you pay for. Repurchase? No way.
Highlighters -Revlon - Pure Confection Highlighting Face Powder [DISCONTINUED]
TahneeT 8/17/2009 3:59:00 PM
This product IMO has shimmer and very fine glitter, nothing too OTT. Mine produces a nice shimmery glow, fairly neutral, use on my brow bone mostly. Wouldn't purchase again because it doesn't hold a candle to other highlighters that are less expensive (not that this was over priced, just not a must-have). Average at best.