I like to wear this with Twice Baked in the crease and it looks absolutely gorgeous (in my opinion). It ends up being almost the exact color of my eyes and makes them stand out SO much. I get compliments all the time. The only reason I don't give this a higher rating is because I don't reach for it very often.
Top notes : Wild berries and juicy mandarin. Middle notes : Honeysuckle, gardenia, jasmine. Base notes : Amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and praline. This perfume is flowery and musky without being too much of either. It has ALL of my favorite scents rolled into it. I can't wear it any longer because it has negative connotations for me now but it is still a fantastic scent that I will always love.
Pressed Powders -New York Color - Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder in Bronze Glow
fustyluggz 3/12/2009 10:46:00 PM
I purchased this to use for cheekbone contouring. The color is a bit too dark for my pale skin, so it ended up making my face look dirty. I ended up giving it to a friend. The price is good and this will probably work very well for someone who isn't as pale as I am.
Powder -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Powdered Mineral Foundation
fustyluggz 3/12/2009 8:36:00 PM
I have a big problem with liquid foundations. I can't find my color, don't enjoy feeling like I'm wearing a mask and I don't like how oily every liquid foundation makes me. These issues led me to try Bare Naturale. As long as you're careful with the brush you will waste very little product and with as little that's used with each application the package will last a long time. The foundation matches fairly well, the coverage is fairly good and I honestly have seen some improvements in my skin since using it. If I use the Bare Naturale Soft Focus Finish with it the results are even better. The first time I used it I experienced some itching but now as long as I moisturize before applying it I don't have that problem. My main issue with this foundation is that it just doesn't stay on, even with a primer. By the end of the day it looks like I never put any on. I will use up what I have but I won't repurchase.
I was trying to find a nice nude gloss for evenings. The shade I got is suede and it is pretty good for what I wanted it for, however, it does tend to be sticky after it dries a bit and absolutely doesn't last as long as they claim. I probably won't repurchase.
I love the medicated version of this for when I have chapped lips. It feels cool which is nice and oily which isn't, it gives a great shine but only lasts about two minutes. The only time I've used it is when my lips are chapped, it's not good enough in my opinion for everyday use.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in Black
fustyluggz 3/7/2009 11:14:00 PM
I decided to give this a try after reading some reviews on here. My first dip was a bit much but, operator error aside, this eyeliner went on smoothly and evenly with a gorgeous rich black color. The pot is a decent size for the money and will probably last a very long time. After using Fluidlines I'd rather just spend the few extra dollars for those though.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
fustyluggz 3/6/2009 1:54:00 PM
I. CAN. NOT. LIVE. WITHOUT. THESE. For the past four+ years I have lived with these in my makeup bag. Whenever I wear foundation (liquid, mineral, anything) my faces gets very oily. These things are a miracle for me. They remove all of the surface oil from my face without messing up my makeup. HG item.
I love this mascara. My lashes are plentiful and pretty long but they stick straight out and some of them point downward, so I NEED curl. I give them a good curl with my Shu, apply one or two coats and... Wow. Seriously. My lashes are much thicker, longer and very well separated. A lot of people complain about the wand but I didn't have any issues with it, I actually prefer it to many others and think it makes all the difference with this mascara. The formula is good as well, I don't get ANY clumping, smudging or flaking. It could hold a curl better but since it's not waterproof I won't hold that against it.
I love this mascara. My lashes are plentiful and pretty long but they stick straight out and some of them point downward, so I NEED curl. I give them a good curl with my Shu, apply one or two coats and... Wow. Seriously. My lashes are much thicker, longer and very well separated. A lot of people complain about the wand but I didn't have any issues with it, I actually prefer it to many others and think it makes all the difference with this mascara. The formula is good as well, I don't get ANY clumping, smudging or flaking. It holds a curl well too which, as I said, is important to me. The only things I did have an issue with were that the formula is a bit thick and hard to work with and it is very difficult to remove.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
fustyluggz 2/27/2009 12:24:00 AM
I have super oily eyelids and have tried other primers with little luck. I have always loved Urban Decay's makeup and I had never tried UDPP so when they had the 2 for $25 I scooped it up. It's creamy, silky and dries quickly. However, it just doesn't work for me. It dries my eyelids out, makes them irritated and itchy and doesn't keep my shadow on. I suppose my search will continue. I won't purchase this again.
I really wanted to like this mascara, I'm generally a fan of Maybelline mascaras. This one is very disappointing. I got Glam Black which is a great color, maybe even the blackest mascara I've ever tried. I do like the volume that it gives but I wish that it did a bit more lengthening. The smell is a bit strange but not entirely unpleasant. One coat doesn't do much, two is better but gets very clumpy spider-y. The formula is much thicker than I prefer. I won't repurchase.
I did not have as many problems with this foundation as I usually do with liquids. I still turned into an oil slick but the finish was fantastic and my pores were less noticeable. One to one and a half pumps covers my whole face. Unfortunately the color selection left something to be desired and I found this too heavy feeling for my tastes. For the price it is a great value but I won't repurchase.