Eye Shadow -Too Faced - Couture Eye Shadow Luxe - Glamazon
lazypile 11/16/2010 6:42:00 AM
I got mine in the Insurance Policy palette. This is a really pretty shimmery brownish champagne color with very fine glitter (gold or silver; I can't tell). I love glitter in eyeshadow, but I think even if you're only moderately okay with glitter you'll still like this shadow because the glitter is so fine. If you hate glitter eyeshadow this might not be right for you. One tip I can provide for cutting down on fallout is pressing the shadow onto your lid, as opposed to brushing or rubbing it on. If you already own Urban Decay's Sidecar, you don't need to bother buying this unless you're restocking. They are practically identical, though Sidecar is a bit more metallic and has more of a gold sheen. Glamazon looks almost pinkish in comparison. The colors are very close, though, and they both have the tiny glitter. This has a nice, smooth texture and blends nicely. I always use primer (either Too Faced or Urban Decay) and it stays all day. :) Only said I wouldn't repurchase because I'm more likely to stock up on Sidecar if I ever run out (unless Glamazon is cheaper).
Eye Shadow -Too Faced - Boy Toy - Insurance Policy Palette
lazypile 11/13/2010 5:53:00 AM
This is a very pretty cool pink shimmer that looks great with light blue eyes and white shimmer in the inner corners of the eyes. I'm surprised at how much I like this shadow, since I haven't been much of a fan of pink shadows. However, since I got blue contacts I've rediscovered them. This isn't available individually but I know it comes in the Insurance Policy Palette (what I got it in) and the Liquif-Eye Kit. There is a duo called Boy Toy but I don't think it's the same pink included (it looks darker online).
Eye Shadow -Too Faced - Couture Eye Shadow Luxe - Socialite
lazypile 11/13/2010 5:03:00 AM
I got mine in the Insurance Policy palette. This is a very pretty copper pink. It has a really rich, metallic finish. It also has tiny, multicolored glitter, which is subtle but pretty. I don't have any issues with fallout. I think this would look especially good with blue eyes.
This has a nice rose scent (not too strong or overpowering) once the pepper has worn off. Luckily it doesn't take much time for that to happen. I don't like pepper in perfume. I got this in the mini hook-up version. I'll use it up but if it doesn't grow on me I don't think I'll repurchase it.
I love this gloss but the packaging is horrible. If you are considering purchasing this or any Ultraglide gloss plan on either transferring the gloss to another applicator/container or keep it in a ziplock and deal with the mess. The top has come off all six of mine, making it impossible to seal or close them. I just bought some empty gloss containers online and transferred them. This color is a nice cool brick red color that's sheer enough to give you a red lip without it being too red. It's supposed to be cola flavored, but it smells more like raspberry to me; I like it. I don't lick my lips so I don't know what it tastes like. If it's worth it to you to put up with transferring the gloss I recommend it. However, don't pay full price for it. Get it cheap!
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
lazypile 11/9/2010 4:35:00 AM
I use both this and Urban Decay's Primer Potion and I don't notice a difference in their performance. Both make my eyeshadow last all day with no creasing. By all day I mean starting at 4 or 5 that day; I haven't tested their ability to last from morning until night. One benefit to this brand is its tube packaging, though Urban Decay also offers a tube now. However, I think UD's is bigger, and therefore more expensive. I do notice that if I go a while without using this it separates. Storing it upright with the cap pointed up and shaking it before opening it seems to fix that. It still works, anyway. I haven't decided if I like this or Primer Potion better, but when I need to stock up again I would definitely consider this brand again.
Eye Shadow -Too Faced - Full Frontal - Insurance Policy Palette
lazypile 11/9/2010 4:24:00 AM
This color isn't available for individual sale, though there is a duo called Full Frontal that looks like it might match this color. It's a warm, dark chocolate brown. It applies very smoothly and is very pigmented with primer. I only said I wouldn't buy it again because it's not worth buying an entire palette for.
Eye Shadow -Too Faced - Lucky Charms: Insurance Policy Palette
lazypile 11/7/2010 2:16:00 AM
This color is not available as an individual eyeshadow. I think there are different versions because a Lucky Charms is also included in the Pixie Pin-Ups palette but the web picture shows a much paler green. This is a really nice color for dark olive green and brown eyes. It looks nice as an all-over lid color with black liner and a yellow shimmer in the inner corners. The only reason I didn't rate this higher is because while the color is pretty, it's not unique. It's a dark pine green shimmer. It applies nicely with primer, blends well, and stays all day. I said I wouldn't buy again because I wouldn't buy a palette just for this color. I do like it, though.
I love this glitter! In the bottle it's a super reflective, iridescent silver. When mixed with shadow it just flashes brightly but doesn't look silver. I wore it mixed with light opal shadow today and it's really pretty. I mixed it before applying but I think it would work well layered over shadow as well. The bottle is just as horrible as the Ultra Pearl Mania bottles are (the neck is so narrow you have to pour some out to use it), but it's not as much of a hassle with glitter because I usually pour it out to use it, anyway. Also if you're using it as liner the liner brush would be small enough to fit through the neck. I would recommend this to glitter lovers and those who want to try playing with loose glitter, since this is reflective and pretty but also blends in with any color shadow.
Blush -mark - Party Time Be Scene Blush Creme Cheek Color - Flushed
lazypile 7/2/2010 8:11:00 AM
I got this a year or two ago because of the cute packaging and I'm embarrassed to say I haven't tried it until now (I have a lot of makeup!). I am liking it so far. It's a coral red cream with no shimmer. It looks really natural and you can apply as little or as much as you want. I think this might become one of my favorite blushes, though it could go the other way just because it's a cream and I'm not sure if I like cream blush yet. This is discontinued but it is available from various online sources. It also holds up well over time because mine still works fine. :P
I ordered this online because I was curious about the color. It's name implies green but the online color looked blue. Well, the online color isn't even close to the actual color, but I'm still glad I got it. It's a super pale yellow green/minty shimmer that's really pretty as a pale shimmer wash, but also works on the inner eye as a highlighter. It stays well with primer and the pot is kind of neat. It clicks into place, so it seems like it will hold up well without leaking shadow. There is no sifter; it's just a pot of color.
This wears well and is really pretty with my olive green hazel eyes. I got a compliment on it today when I wore it as an all-over lid color. It has good color payoff but isn't overly concentrated or vibrant. However, I haven't tried it wet yet. If I ever go through my huge amount of olive green eyeshadow, this would be one I'd consider restocking.
Eye Shadow -Unlisted Brand - L.A. Girl - Mega Pearl Eyeshadow - Mint Julep
lazypile 6/29/2010 6:58:00 AM
I really like L.A. Girl eyeshadow. The packaging is cute and it wears well with primer. This color is a nice kind of moss green that looks good with both my natural olive hazel eyes and dark green contacts. I have a million green eyeshadows, but I couldn't resist trying this one out (which is why I have a million green eyeshadows :P).
This is a super glittery eyeshadow, so if you don't like glitter or fallout then this isn't for you. However, if you do like glitter you'll be pleased with how much iridescent glitter is in this. The eyeshadow itself is a lemon yellow. This looks fresh and cheery with my light blue contacts, and also looks good with my olive hazel eyes.
Eye Shadow -Milani - Runway Eyes Fashion Shadows - Backstage Basics
lazypile 6/21/2010 10:32:00 AM
This is a really good set for doing a black smokey eye. You've got several shades of white, grey, and black to blend together. My only (minor) peeve is that the strips are a little awkward to get shadow from (they're kind of thin and close together) and they stick out so there's no place for excess powder to go but outside the shadow area. However, I do like this and if I ever run out of blacks and greys I think this would be the set I'd get to restock.