I adore Benetint in the fall/winter months. In the spring and summer heat I like to wear something lighter and more peachy. I wish Benefit would come out with more colors, like a peachy pink cheek stain. Poisetint was just meh for me. I think it looks better on cool complexions. I'm a total blush junkie but remain faithful to my benetint for not it's gorgeous color payoff but because it lasts. And I love that. Powder blush never lasts more than a few hours on my oily skin. I love how you can give yourself a natural just-came-in-from-the-cold look or a more dramatic dolled up look for night time. I'm pretty fair so I actualy like to apply benetint before my foundation for my everyday natural look, I feel like it gives me a very natural lit from within healthy glow.
I love these. I am so glad that I discovered that it's OK to fill in your eyebrows. I think it's transformed my whole look and made me appear more "polished". I agree with the fact that these areall very red based, but I think it works well with my warm complexion. If you have cooler skin you might want to keep looking. I've tried dark blonde and light brown, both are very warm browns. The experts will tell you that even if you have a warm complexion to always fill in your brows with something cool based. Personaly, these work well very well for me.
I bought like 5 of these in a pack at Target. I love the Stila glosses and these looked like knock-offs of those. For me E.L.F products have been hit or miss. This was a total and complete miss. I'm not sure if I got a bad batch or what but mine smelled, and worse, TASTED like shampoo. Like soap in my mouth. Not cool, E.L.F. I cannot comment on anything else because I couldn't get passed the fact that I felt like my mom just washed my mouth out with dial soap. So I tossed them :/
Misc Beauty Tools -E.L.F. - Mechanical Eyelash Curler
underthepink3 9/27/2010 8:08:00 PM
I never really got the point of eyelash curlers. My eyelashes had a bit of a natural curl and I never had a problem just throwing on mascara before. A couple of times I heard people rave about how they couldn't do without one and how awake and gorgeous it would make their eyes. So I'd randomly pick up some cheap piece of poo that would pinch the crap out of my eye and give it a sort of 80's crimped hair look, except on my eyes. It was very attractive and didn't hurt at all. THEN someone showed me the proper way to curl my lashes, * with clean lashes tilting head back and looking down into a mirror, I gently squeeze once as close to the lashline as you can get, release, and squeeze again once more towards the middle then once more at the tips* and then, like an infectious disease I got it. Boy did I get it. And this E.L.F curler is amazing for it's price. Way better than any other drugstore curler I've tried. I've had it for about 6 months and havn't even needed to change the little rubber pad. (it comes with an extra) Another E.L.F product that impresses me and saves my wallet. Shu Uemura who?? Cool, more money for makeup. :)
This is by far the best mascara I have ever tried, drugstore and high-end. It definitely lives up to it's hype for me. I do agree that the large orange bullet tube could be more pleasing to the eye and space saving in a sleeker package, but with the results it gives me and a drugstore price, who cares? Lashblast, I love you just the way you are! :P
For me, these work just as well as any of the more expensive brands I've tried and for a dollar? Sold! One of the ELF products that are definitly worth it, unlike some from the others from this brand. *ELF lipgloss pen stila knock-offs I'm looking at you*
I was really excited to try this. I took advantage of the BOGO sale at my local CVS and picked this up and a refresher bottle of ColorStay in Buff. As some people have mentioned, it is pretty dang hard to tell which shade is going to suit you from the bottle. I must of looked pretty goofy squinting under those fluorescent lights for about 5 minutes in the makeup aisle at CVS to passerbys. This was a few weeks ago, before all of the helpful reviews about this product where posted. I chose 02 vanilla, because the second shade in most drugstore foundations suit me fine. I have pale to light skin with golden undertones. The reviewers who said that this runs light hit the nail on the head. The good news for the PPP's is that they should have no problem finding a good shade as 02 Vanilla was very very light, in fact I can't imagine how pale 01 must be. It gave me white mask face and that's pretty hard to do with my skin. The downside of this line is it seems to have limited darker shades. I really wanted to like this product and so I went back and picked up 03 Shell and the PhotoReady powder, thinking the color would suit me and I'd be better able to really see if I like it or not. It shocked me to find that 03 was still a tad on the light side! I was on the fence for awhile about it ...Pros: Someone at Revlon has been listening to our pleas *finally, the glorious pump bottle Colorstay has been lacking* I did a pump bottle happy dance! Blends really well and I was super impressed by the way it feels on my skin, very light like an almost bare skin feel which I've never felt with any drugstore foundation I've tried. Revlon is frequently BOGO at CVS so it's pretty cheap to try and add to your collection or pass on to a friend (or return!) if it's not for you. Cons: Difficult to find your shade, limited selection on the darker shade spectrum. On the back of the bottle it says "complete coverage" I'm going to have to disagree. More like medium coverage, just an FYI if you're looking for fuller coverage like me, it's lighter than ColorStay. I also do not think that the PhotoReady powder is anything special, it baffles me why it is 13.99 when you are getting so little product as well as the fact that it looks and preforms like your average drugstore sheer setting powder (no coverage at all) It did impress me to see a drugstore brand break free from the little powder poofs that normally come with compact powder, but the brush that comes with this is pretty worthless. And the one and only deal breaker for me? THE. GOSH. DARN. GLITTERY. SPARKLES. Why Revlon, why? I thought maybe it wasn't so bad and wore it for a few days (somewhat self-consciously) but it IS that bad. The day I looked down at my two month old's face only to see him covered in the glittery fallout from this foundation was the day I said a sad goodbye to the hopes I had in PhotoReady.
I have to agree with the high price for low quality. These are the only bras/panties my best friend will buy, and being out of my young adult "just gettin' started in life" budget, I would DROOL over her catalogues. So a few years back, I had won a little extra cash and decided to treat myself to a "nice QUALITY bra" *rolls eyes* I think I paid around 40 for this thing which lasted me all of a couple of weeks before the wires started coming through, straps starting to break etc. I remember being sort of put off but I guess I just figured I got a manufactured defective one or maybe something that wasn't to support my size on a regular basis? (D) So this last winter during their semi-anual sale I found myself once again blessed with a little extra cash. It was so hard not just going to sephora, but I NEEDED A BRA. And if I splurge on good quality IT WILL LAST ME LONGER. Well, the price was so decent I ended up purchasing 3 bras, 2 secret emrace and one body by victoria full coverage (size D) and 4 secret garden products. (2 lotions, amber romance and vanilla lace and their matching body sprays) The secret emrace bras ran small for D. But I made it fit ;) The body by victoria bra was by far my favorite but actualy ran LARGE for D. But it was comfortable being full coverage and gave amazing shape and look to my breasts under shirts. The secret emrace gave dissapointing shape and "push-up" While I do have large breasts, I've never had a problem with a bra that gives a little uplift, even though it gives minimal support. Well this bra has NO SUPPORT. And I don't even feel like it gives much "uplift" either. I don't know, but it's just weird. The weirdest bra I've ever tried. lol. I really don't see how it would be flatering to any shape or size breasts. The biggest dissapointment came from the quality of these garments. I am well aware of the fact that you have to hand-wash these bras and did just so. My best friend always tosses them in the washer/dryer without even a second thought but I figured maybe that is where I went wrong the first time. I filled my tub with burt's bee's baby shampoo and swished them around for a bit/wrung out repeated. After they air-dryed in my shower omg they ALL had come apart in different places at the seams!!! TERRIBLE. OH and one more thing, with the secret emrace bras, they have an adjustable "hook" thing for the straps to adjust to the bras but they will NOT stay on!! Even after I finished sewing up and repairing these bras I am afraid to wear them out because the staps snap off at random times!! Embarassing and what a hassle. Also, on another note, the secret garden body sprays smell cheap. Not something I would expect from victorias secret. You can find much better at bath and body works and I'm not a major fan of theirs, either. Also, the pumps in the sprays get sooo clogged even with regular use. Nothings coming out short of 100 pumps. I'm not feelin' so sexy... ;) (sorry so long)