I must say that the pictures up here are very inaccurate to how this blush actually looks. Its a beautiful nude pinky brown shade. This blush is almost pigmented to a fault, its very easy to overdo it so certainly use a light hand. The screw on lid is annoying as heck but otherwise I love the unique color. I'll probably end up depotting it anyway.
I am really enjoying this product, I was lucky enough to recieve it in a swap since sleek products are pretty hard to procure here in the states but I am altogether very impressed with the sleek packaging (pun intended) the color is just gorgeous and smooth and very unique shade as well. Not overly pigmented that you are always on the edge of overdoing it but at the same time great color payoff. Highly recommend!
Mascara -Jordana - Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
cinderelka90 8/3/2012 5:47:00 PM
I was really surprised how much I enjoyed this product even after hearing all the rave reviews, I still figured I wouldn't like it but for 2.50 I can find out for myself! I really like using this mascara for days that I don't want to use a waterproof but still want something that lasts well since my eyes tear up easily. It gives great volume although the key is to keep adding coats while its wet bec if you do it when it has dried it will look horrible. I will def repurchase if they ever have it in stock (its always out!) *Update: this stuff is HG, even though I thought it would be non-waterproof, it actually has better staying power than my other wp mascaras (loreal voluminous etc) and is pretty difficult to remove. and man the lashes it gives you, GO BUY IT NOW
I was really lemming for this palette after seeing reviews of it on YouTube and I'm pretty surprised there are so few reviews for it here. Thankfully a friend bought it as a gift for me bec I would never have paid that much to get it myself although Im sure people would think its not such a crazy price for how much you are getting. I think the eyeshadow colors are really unique and swatch very pigmented but don't pack as much of a punch on the lids themselves. Also, be careful with fallout. The brushes were completely useless, I already swapped them away since I don't really get what is so special about sigma brushes (the coastal scents 22 brush set is AMAZING) my favorite thing about the palette is the blushes which are really nice matte shades and a very pretty pinky highlight. All in all, I think this is a beautiful palette but I would not purchase it myself for the price.
Lip Liners -Jordana - Easyliner for Lips in Rock n' Rose
cinderelka90 7/16/2012 2:14:00 AM
I love how until I discovered MUA I thought that some of my favorite things were stuff only I have discovered! then I see that apparently I'm not the only one...anyway this is an awesome lipliner for the price. It is the perfect nude color which I always find hard to find (especially for cheap) and I love that its retractable. Love!!!
Primer/ Corrector -Make Up For Ever - HD Microperfecting Primer in 1 Green
cinderelka90 7/10/2012 2:52:00 PM
I'm truly surprised at how low ratings this product got since I consider it a must have. I don't use this very often but when my skin is irritated or when I have clients with alot of redness this is a miracle worker. The texture is amazing (far better than the smashbox which feels greasy to me) sometimes I'll use a tiny amount alone even when I'm not going to wear makeup, just to soothe and balance out my skin. I really love this product, I have not found anything like it and therefore I will most likely have to repurchase even though its like cut off arm, exchange for primer (so expensive)
Loose Powders -E.L.F. - Studio High Definition Powder
cinderelka90 7/8/2012 11:37:00 PM
I def. think this powder surpasses the MUFE hd powder since I for one actually like the packaging (I know, I"m like the only one!) You really only need the tiniest bit otherwise it will cause a "ghost" face in flash photography (like most hd powders will) but when used correctly it gives a great long lasting finish. Would def repurchase if I ever run out!
I have to admit that this product does work amazingly well at drying the nails quickly which is why I would probably repurchase (i hate waiting for nails to dry) however I do find that the top coat will make the color (especially light colors) yellow a lot quicker and also will shrink over time. Hard to describe but I've heard other reviewers talking about this "shrinking". All in all its still a great top coat *update: this top coat also tends to make my nails peel off. sometimes I'll look down and just see one nail completely gone! I really would like to find a better top coat with the same drying power... *update again: i haven't even gone through half the bottle and this stuff is already goopy like nobody's business and impossible to use. My nails chip in less than 24 hrs for the past 5 times I've used it. I feel like either I got a dud (although it used to work great) or this is just a major issue
Blush -Clinique - Blushing Blush Powder Blush - Sunset Glow
cinderelka90 7/8/2012 5:10:00 AM
This is absolutely my HG blush. I have tried numerous others but none come close this one. I originally got a sample size of this years ago as a GWP and of course as soon as I ran out I had to go get some more which has lasted me for forever (although I have hit pan and I'm already anxious that they will discontinue it!) As a makeup artist, this color is almost universally flattering on everyone although for darker skintones it won't show up as well as a brighter color would. I can go on and on about it but it really speaks for itself! ps. don't use the brush it comes with! duh!
I thought this color looked beautiful in the pan but I found that the best way to get a good application is by first dampening the brush. Without doing so, I felt like I had to keep applying for the color to really show up - which then over sparkles your face as well. I think this would be a great color for someone with pale skin but its still very wearable if you use the wet brush technique.