This looks amazing on my C5/NC42 skin! Especially with a green base like NYX Horse Radish Jumbo Eye Pencil. I really like greens & I buy green shadows all of the time. BUT, I've never actually brought myself to wear them. This was literally the first greens I have ever worn (after many years of stocking up on green shadows) and because of how much I love the way it looked I'm definitely going to start cracking all of them open. I'm so glad that I bought 2!
On my skin (C5/NC42) Twinks is almost identical to MAC's Sensualize (LE). A fact that I wish I knew before I swapped for Sensualize, having already owned Twinks. The only difference that I can see between the two is that Twinks is a tad darker/warmer & Sensualize has silver glitters (which are very easily swiped away). So IMO, if you own one, there is absolutely no need to get the other.
On my skin (C5/NC42) Sensualize is almost identical to MAC's Twinks. A fact that I wish I knew before I swapped for it, having already owned Twinks. The only difference that I can see between the two is that Twinks is a tad darker/warmer & Sensualize has silver glitters (which are very easily swiped away). So IMO, if you own one, there is absolutely no need to get the other.
Eye Shadow -Coastal Scents - 88 colors warm palette
NikkiDagger 8/29/2010 8:22:00 AM
LOVE... This is a really good budget-friendly alternative to Urban Decay's Naked palette if you can't afford or find one. I ACTUALLY HAVE THE NAKED PALETTE (could't resist) AND THERE ARE A FEW DUPES IN THE 88 WARM. GOOGLE IT FOR PICS! The 88 Warm palette has great colors that are highly pigmented. Not the best formula in the world (they're a bit powdery), but what do you expect for this price? I bought mine from ebay for around $11 (including s&h) & I wouldn't doubt that you can get it even cheaper than that. Anyway, if you're into warm/neutral/natural/smokey looks, you will not regret purchasing this.
I am so in LOVE with this color! For reference I'm C5/NC42 & this is more orange than pink on me. I can't remember what lead me to want Vegas Volt, but I'm so glad that I found out about it. It's very flattering on me (as both a lippie AND a blush). The only orange that I like more is Electro, but Electro's less pink.
Eye Shadow -L'Oreal - HiP Concentrated Duo - Retro (Limited Edition)
NikkiDagger 8/15/2010 3:46:00 AM
I purchased my Retro from ebay & that's when I found out it was LE (the plastic wrapping has "LIMITED EDITION" written on it). The blue half is a 100% dupe for MAC's Deep Truth. So if you want Deep Truth & come across Retro somewhere, buy it! It's cheaper, plus you get another shadow with it. Though I wouldn't suggest wearing the 2 shadows together. IMO, the 2 colors are not complimentary at all. I would definitely repurchase when I run out, though. If I found it again, that is.
I LOVE this! It's practically perfect. I wish that the brushes were full sized, because they'd be easier to hold & I'd have more control. But that's just semantics. I bought dark for my black eyebrows & medium for my sister's brown eyebrows, but neither of us see a difference in color between them. I've seen so many expensive HE versions of this & honestly don't understand why you'd buy those. This is just as good & only costs $3. Less if you have an E.L.F. coupon code, like I did. I think that mine will last me quite a while & when it's finally empty I'll definitely buy another one.
Tinted Moisturizer -E.L.F. - Tinted Moisturizer Spf 15
NikkiDagger 7/8/2010 11:20:00 PM
I'm giving this product 5 lippies for price, coverage & smell (which I think is quite pleasant). But, I won't be repurchasing. Because, I have combo skin & it definitely exacerbated the oiliness in my oily parts. I desperately wanted this to work for me, though. Because, the coverage is AMAZING. I'd say medium to full. Which, for me, was a pleasant surprise. Of course, you can always sheer it out. It looked SO good on my skin when I first put it on, that I couldn't stop smiling in the mirror. LOL! But not long after, I became a grease ball =( I've only worn it that one time & I put all over my face. I'm thinking about trying it on just my dry areas. Which also tend to be the places with discoloration. IDK, we'll see. I definitely recommend it for those with NORMAL to DRY SKIN, looking for good coverage. In case anyone is wondering, I am C5/NC42 in MAC and although I am usually Honey in E.L.F, I had to mix Honey (tone 2) with Spice (tone 3) to match my coloring. So, maybe these run a bit light. EDIT: I forgot to mention that I tend to break out when using a new moisturizer & this did NOT break me out AT ALL!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product! IDK why it's sold as a blush instead of a highlighter, but Gotta Glow is VERY comparable to NARS' Albatross. I'd say that if you're warm toned, tan or brown (like me), this will suit you even BETTER THAN ALBATROSS. This is also a dupe for MAC's Solar White eyeshadow, which I don't think a lot of people know. Maybe, because Solar White is LE & not a lot of people have it. Anyway, this is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. I mean, it's only $3 and E.L.F. always has promo codes that give you up 50% off, so you have no reason not to buy it! I will definitely repurchase when mine runs out. Which will probably take a while, since you get such a good amount of product. I've never had a problem with it being "powdery" or making a mess, because I apply it with my fingers. IN CASE ANYONE IS WONDERING (LIKE I DID), THE WHITE-ISH COLOR IN E.L.F.'S COOL BRONZER IS NOT THE SAME COLOR AS GOTTA GLOW.