Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Trio - Walking on Eggshells
kk71350 4/12/2012 10:09:00 AM
Wet n Wild should pretty much be crowned queen of drugstore eye shadows for giving us such wonderful quality products. According to emilynoel83 on YouTube, the white is a dupe for MAC Shroom, the brown for MAC Cork, and the lid color for MAC Naked Lunch. These colors are insanely pigmented, you only need to lightly swirl your brush in it to apply color. The colors are very soft, they have good staying power. I ran a little experiment where I wore one of these colors without a primer, and it did not hold up the same amount of time as it would with a primer, but I was pleasantly surprised how it stayed on for a hot and muggy day outside! The packaging is nice and stays together, unlike a lot of other drugstore products, and the price is amazing. I absolutely love this palette as well as the others from Wet n Wild. Please try them! It's so worth it!
I was on a makeup spending ban, and the first thing I wanted to buy was one of these, and let me just say, I don't regret it. I have one in Peach Parfait, which is a really gorgeous every day neutral on my golden skin tone. The formulation is very nice: it goes on very creamy, it feels very soft and light on your lips, and it smells nice. The packaging is also really nice, it reminds me of more expensive lip products. I really want to try more colors of these. They are a very luxurious treat for an affordable price. Great, Great, Great!
I bought this in a combo set with the Walking on Eggshells palette for 2.99, I figured why not get the palette that I wanted and try a new mascara that I can review on MUA. I had low expectations, remembering buying cheapo mascaras in middle school and ending up with raccoon eyes. But I was really impressed! This lengthens very well, it does not clump, and the staying power is decent (It could be better. I have the non-waterproof version. I think staying power would be better with a waterproof version) and it darkens my lashes for This mascara is totally better in quality and price than some of the other drugstore mascaras out there. It is absolutely worth a try!
Excellent product. I used this every day for about 3 weeks up to prom, and it completely cleared up my face. It smells nice, it feels nice, it is a nice price, and it gets the job done without being too abrasive. Very good product, it is worth trying out!
Mascara -Maybelline - Illegal Length Fiber Extensions- Waterproof
kk71350 3/18/2012 7:41:00 PM
I fell for the gimic of this mascara, I thought it would make my lashes really long and that the fiber extensions are just what I needed, but this mascara is really nothing special. Sure, it lengthens decently, it has decent staying power, but the brush reminds me of Great Lash which means that it clumps. You will not get the dramatic false lash look with this mascara unless you layer it. I say, spend your money on a better mascar
Concealers -L.A. Colors - Expressions Concealer BCS300 Nude
kk71350 3/18/2012 3:33:00 PM
For starters, don't use this as a concealer. It sucks for that purpose. But this is my HG eye primer. For dry eyelids, this is wonderful because it is a more wet formula. It holds the color on very nicely, and it lasts so long. In high school, I had to buy my own makeup and I used this as eye primer, because it was $1 and I could easily get it. You can find it at Family Dollar, Dollar General, or some Dollar Trees. I remember wearing eyeshadow to this event where I was running around all day in the heat and sweating, and 10 hours later my shadows still had not creased. This primer also held my eyeshadows on through homecoming, Sadie, and prom. Y'all, please don't feel like you need to spend your money on Urban Decay or Too Faced. Give this a try, because it is really a wonderful eye primer, and it is a steal for the price. Please think about picking this up next time you are at the store and trying it.
I bought this under the suggestion of emilynoel83 (who I adore, she is a wonderful guru) but I really do not like this product. There is not a lot of product in the tube, and in order to get it to work you have to slather it on, and it uses up the product really quickly. It dries quickly, so I have to find myself applying my eyeshadows quickly before the primer dries. It does not last very long, I find my shadows creasing after a few hours, and it does not make the colors pop. My advice- save your money to get a higher end primer, or the ones that work for me is the LA Colors concealer (sucks as a concealer, but works very nicely as an eye primer. It's a dollar at Dollar General/Dollar Tree or ELF is nice too)
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit
kk71350 3/17/2012 11:48:00 PM
I really love EOS. I think the quality and performance of the product is very good, it is very creamy and moisturizing, and I love how the sphere packaging is really different and cute, and it is really fun to carry around. I just don't like this scent. It is kinda strong and not really sweet. To me: Summer fruits = watermelon, strawberries, and Popsicle. This does not smell like that to me. It smells like a weird synthetic tropical scent. I love the product, not this smell.
I'm not really sure how this is supposed to be different from the orange Lash blast, which I love, but this mascara performs well. It did not clump much on me, it held a curl nicely, it lengthened, gave a nice amount of volume, and it was very build able under other mascaras. The staying power for the non-waterproof version is not the best, but it you are looking for that I'd get waterproof. This mascara is good in my book :)
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - 8-pan Palette "Comfort Zone"
kk71350 3/16/2012 6:29:00 PM
These eyeshadows are spectacular quality. They are very soft, EXTREMELY pigmented (I wore one without a primer just to test it out, and it stayed on for a very long time, even with me sweating). They have a nice selection of neutral shades, as well as some fun ones for nigh time. The price is great, these are just fabulous. In my opinion, they beat out MAC because the quality is just as good and/or better, and the price you pay for the entire Wet n Wild collection of eyeshadows would be spent on about 3 MAC pots.
I really enjoy this foundation. It has worked very well for me over many years. First of, Soft Honey is a perfect match for me, so I enjoy not having to scour other brands to find a foundation shade, I know what it is. CG Clean is a medium coverage foundation, I find it's just enough for the daytime with the matching powder. I have not suffered breakouts from this foundation since using it, and I have with Clinique, Maybelline, and others. You also get a very good amount of product for a little bit, which is nice. It does have a weird Noxema-sort of smell, but it doesn't bother me and you can't tell once it's on your face. I'd reccomend this. It did not harm my face and it gives for nice coverage.
I wanted to love this product. I tried the whole box of strips, followed the instructions to a T, and none of them worked for me. It ended up just being a big goopy piece of tissue paper on my face. It did not remove my blackheads. It is also really pricey for drugstore face products that is just bascially a sticker. The Generic brand from Dollar General (7.00 vs 1.50) worked a lot better for me. Good idea for a product, but in my opinion Biore is not worth it!
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Resilience Lift Extreme - Ultra Firming Makeup SPF 15
kk71350 3/1/2012 1:51:00 PM
Although this gives good coverage, I find it very sticky and not smooth, and it made my face break out after.
I have really warm toned skin, and I really like this eyeshadow for when I'm really tan during the summer and want a bronze-beach-goddess sort of look. Other than that, I think it's too much for every day wear, at least for me. It is pigmented and nice quality packaging, but this one isn't for everyone.
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Colossal Waterproof
kk71350 2/29/2012 6:13:00 PM
This is a very nice mascara. I had no problems with clumping, no problems with flaking or coming off easily, it gives decent volume and some length. This one does the job very well. I also really like the eye-catching yellow packaging. I'd really recommend this one.