This brush is not up to quo normal standard.I don't know if this is because it has white bristles instead of black bristles like all of my other quo brushes. .It was super scratchy and smelled like formaldehyde it was so strong it gave my a head ache after every use.This brush gave me what I can only describe as razor bumps on my skin that lasted into the next day. Neither the smell nor the scratchiness improved after 3 washes so it was returned to the store.You can get much cheaper and softer ones from ebay that blend better .
This is my first "real brush" and I was not at all impressed I expected this to be sooo much better that the elf stippling brush but it's not.This brush only blends slightly better than elf but key word being slightly. I'll save my 18 dollars next time and not buy sigma brushes. THIS BRUSH SHEDS.Sorry about the caps but I couldn't help myself.I thought that it shed 6 hairs the first time because it was new but even after 6 washes this still sheds.These 6 hairs get pressed into your foundation and are so hard to get out and doing so ruins the foundation.I end up having to redo my foundation more often than not. The other problem is that after a few uses the feral has already started to loosen. So avoid this brush and give the elf one a try.
I really love this color.It goes on so nicely over a base.I don't have any problems with it's pigmentation.When applied on it's own it add this nice glowey look to your face. When I don't feel like wearing much makeup this tops off the look.This can be used with a light hand as a really great highlighter.I think that paler colors need a base, otherwise it won't be as wonderful.
I just found that the pigmentation just wasn't the greatest even on my very pale skin.It does show up but it really is a natural look so much so that it looks like natural cheek color. I am not interested in a slight difference on my skin.So if you are interested in a natural look this might be for you and for 4 dollars you can at least give it a whirl.
This can either be used to smoke out a look or as a crease brush.This brushes domed shape with a defined point makes it ideal for almost any small job.I love using this in my crease.It is a well designed brush sits comfortably in the hand. \the only reason it is not getting better marks is that this brush really does shed.For 4 dollars however it's not so bad but I must say elf's one dollar crease brush looks and performs similarly to this brush ,with the shedding so that i the only reason I would not repurchase it.If you don't have elf where you live definitely give this a try.
The color really does look and smell like a real red delicious apple.This was not drying at all and the color really lasted without fading also found that because of the shape of the tip it was really easy to get into all the nook and crannies without going over you lip line. I found that I liked this formulation better than the cover girl outlast line both in color and the smell.If can I would really give Joe products a try!
Mascara -Maybelline - Define A Lash Volume Mascara
mirageangelhope 1/29/2012 2:30:00 AM
This really does deliver on the volume claim and the volume stays all day.I didn't have any problems with clumps it gave great definition even without a lash comb which is the true test of a good mascara.The brush is small so it makes it very easy to manipulate around the eye area and get all of those tiny little lashes. The only con It does smudge on to the under eye area but not as bad as most mascaras and it didn't mess with my eye makeup with black smudges so that made me happy.
Lips -Cover Girl - Outlast Lipstain - 430 Coy Coral
mirageangelhope 1/29/2012 2:16:00 AM
I love this one! A bright reddish orange color with my pale skin was beautiful.This is definitely my favorite or the 2 colors that I do have.I don't find the formula drying so I haven't required a balm on top.I was surprised that when I did put a balm on the color stayed on i thought that it would make the color slide right off I was pleasantly surprised that it did not. If you like red lipstick but hate reapplying you have to try this.
Lips -Cover Girl - Outlast Lipstain - 410 Bit of Blossom
mirageangelhope 1/29/2012 2:03:00 AM
I really do like this product in the 2 shades(410,430) that I had purchased for 2.99 each.This is a very natural color pink/purple a your lips only better sort of color.I'd recommend this one if you aren't sure that you are going to like lip stains because it's not going to be that noticeable as this fades.I had this on for 6 hours before it started to fade. I'd been reluctant a lipstain to purchase because it seemed the reviews were always to drying.I have not found this to be the case with this.The few times I did put a lip balm over it I didn't notice my lip were any more moisturized or that it made the product stay on any longer.I don't this a balm is necessary but if you want to it doesn't change the stains color
I just am not impressed! I can't really hate it because the product literally does nothing.All of the colors are swirled together making it harder to just get a specific color there are pink green yellow and peach.When it gets mixed it just look like a white powder that will wash you out.When I took some of the green to cover redness and I found that it doesn't cover the redness that well esp compared to elf complexion perfection.The elf one is 3 $ this on sells for 20$ .Save you money get the elf the colors are in squares making it easier to use than physicians formula version. The packaging is horrible and it's like that brand wide it seems.The product itself with the lid takes up only 25% of the packaging total. The brush compartment needlessly takes up the rest.As for the brush it doesn't work but no surprise there.
Pressed Powders -Physicians Formula - Multi-colored Peach to glow
mirageangelhope 1/26/2012 12:08:00 AM
i'll start out by saying If you are medium or above in terms of skin tone don't even bother getting this you won't see it on your skin. This product makes no sense.I got this thinking to would be similar to n.y.c color wheel products so that I could use this as a blush .The blurb online that i read before going to the store implied that was what it was used for.I was very disappointed to learn that there isn;t enough pigment in this product to show up on my skin(and I'm ivory).If you put it all over your face it gives you a bit more color which is good I guess for the winter. For the price in Canada retails for 20$ I got it on sale for 5 thank goodness, The packaging is horrible and it like that brand wide it seems.The product itself with the lid takes up only 25% of the packaging total. The brush compartment needlessly takes up the rest.As for the brush it doesn't work but no surprise there
There is really good color pay off with 1 coat for a less intense look,2 coats makes statement . With this product there is very little fading even after 20 hours and there was no creasing despite being on my eye all day.This product is just firm enough that you never end up taking too much product nor do you have to rub for 5 minutes to get enough product .Yay for no wasted product To give you an idea how well this stays on I had already done my makeup when I bought this but I wanted to test there staying power I put two coats on my hand to see how well it would wear.I put them on at 330pm they started wearing off at 12pm this after a shower,washing my face and washing my hands with soap 3 times and still they stayed on. What finally started the disappearing act was purel but I must say I was Amazed .They didn't budge with water with rubbing and with just general daily life.This color lasted slightly better on my hand the the punk one. These are not a gimmick in my opinion they are the real deal,they last without that stick feeling that can come with other products A MUST HAVE!
There is really good color pay off(2 coats) with this product with very little fading even after 20 hours and there was no creasing despite being on my eye all day. I found that this color unlike the blue one to get the full effect you need two coats otherwise it looked a little more like a dark shimmer brown but 2 coats and you get that awesome color.This product is just firm enough that you never end up taking too much product nor do you have to rub for 5 minutes to get enough product To give you an idea how well this stays on I had already done my makeup when I bought this but I wanted to test there staying power I put two coats on my hand to see how well it would wear.I put them on at 330pm they started wearing off at 12pm this after a shower,washing my face and washing my hands with soap 3 times and still they stayed on. What finally started the disappearing act was purel but I must say I was Amazed .They didn't budge with water with rubbing and with just general daily life. These are not a gimmick in my opinion they are the real deal,they last without that stick feeling that can come with other products A MUST HAVE!
Lip Treatments -E.L.F. - Studio Conditioning Lip Balm SPF 15
mirageangelhope 1/24/2012 1:06:00 AM
I have 4 of the colors : mellow melon ,nice and natural,romantic rouge,peaceful pink.I find that these are pretty moisturizing with great texture and great color payoff. downsides: the packaging is big and bulky for such a small container.You have to be careful to close this properly easily said than done since you can close it lopsided and not notice.
I found that this product was just to hard to control and thus can get very smudged.If you are an expert at liquid liner then you might really like this because it does have good staying power. I use the to darken my eyelash before putting on mascara to give me the blackest black lashes and it works really great for that because of how black of a formula is. So I would buy it again but only for that purpose because I can't control the tip despite it's brush tip applicator