Blush -BeneFit Cosmetics - Georgia ] ] [DISCONTINUED]
angerturnedsideways 12/30/2008 8:38:00 AM
One of the only reasons I'm still using this is because it was pretty expensive. It doesn't show up on me as a blush (I'm MAC NW35 or Bobbi Brown honey) so I've been using it as an all-over powder, which it's actually okay for, it lends a sort of warm colour to my face. I wouldn't pay for it again and wouldn't recommend it if you aren't really fair but I like the smell and it seems to be decent enough as a powder. The reason I doubt this is an all-over powder is that the box is really small and kind of silly for use with a powder brush. I don't use powder often, but if I ever ran out I'd replace this with an apricot/peach coloured powder in a bigger container.
This totally sucks man. It's dry if you don't sharpen or wet it and I can't be wetting an eyeliner all the time y'know, and when it's wet it's like totally mental and there's this huge watercolour line on your eye. Also I can't sharpen it properly, it probably needs its own special sharpener or something. Look, makeup companies, if I'm paying that much for an eyeliner I want to sharpen it with my own sharpener okay. Dude this eyeliner totally sucks ass. Like buy Maybelline or something.
Mm...ahahaha. I bought two of these on sale and would definitely buy another one. I like the taste, one of mine tastes like grape - not real grape, but the artificial grape taste of grape soda or sweets - and the other tastes like peppermint (Rose Apple). Yes they're gloopy but not sticky, and come in the loveliest sheer colours. One of them (Rose Apple) has bits of blue in it. I compare the fruity jelly favourably to lancome juicy tubes, which are sticky, especially since they were 6x less expensive. One thing I hate is that for the Rose Apple, the colour seems to separate, and I often have to squeeze out some clear gloss before I get to the colour. The colour itself is great though. It's almost iridescent.
I think this is my favourite powder blush ever. I love the packaging so much - I think it's chic-er and gets dirty less easily than Nars, and the pop-up mirror is such a good idea. Mirrors in the lid always get powdery and difficult to use. It's also such a brilliant, sheer formulation so it doesn't look made up. It looks natural-rosy-peach on me (GGG) - it's a perfect colour and I just love it. Now I want to try the other colours.
I disbelieved the hype but I acknowledge my misplaced cynicism. The Nars blush is amazing. The cream blush is blendable and pigmented, yet can be sheered to a beautiful effect. It's also the only blush I've worn that my boyfriend hasn't fussed about, and he hates all my other blushers. It's a sort of berry colour with no shimmer or glitter or other random shit that normally goes into blushers, which looks natural on me. The best thing is that it goes on sheer. When I can next afford it I'm definitely going to buy a Nars blush and get rid of the others I have. The casing looks nice but is a rubber material which attracts dust and glitter. It's kind of ridiculous, since it's so expensive. I guess it's biodegradable. My colour: brown (GGG).
I'm giving this a 3 because Urban Decay eyeshadows are soft and well pigmented and blendable. But it makes me look like a crack addict with punched eyes. I recommend Big Bang over this. for reference I'm a GGG.
This mascara made it look like black baby spiders curled up and died on my eyelids. The white fibre part is pretty good, but the black comb part is ridiculous. After applying I brushed through it with a mascara brush and it looked good, until it stuck together again. Therefore I've concluded that I don't hate it because it's a comb - I hate it because it's like black glue. It's also a pain to remove. It makes you fear that you'll never be free of it, and it will entrap your lashes forever. You'd have thought that L'oreal makeup remover would remove L'oreal mascara, but no. I had to rub hard with olive oil from the kitchen. Possibly nothing will remove it except diesel or lighter fluid. Never, ever, ever buy it.
On me this doesn't look anything like black except that it's dark, it's more of a very dark bluey green. That said, it's a beautiful, exotic colour that makes my almost black eyes browner. The best thing about it is that it's very creamy and is easy to apply and smudge, though it seems to disappear during the day.
Lipstick -Urban Decay - Pleather Pencil Perversion
angerturnedsideways 12/15/2007 3:56:00 AM
I expected this to be dark, and it was when I blotted it on my lips as a stain - I achieved about the same colour as MAC bizaarish/bazaarish/sexie/whatever-the-new-incarnation-is-called lipglass. However when I applied it full-on, ie. coloured in my lips with it, it was a bright (but deep) purple, rather than a deep burgundy. Bright but deep sounds conflicting, so I took a picture: There. It might look darker on fairer ladies, but I'm brown and that's how it looks on me. As for the product itself (not the shade), I must admit that I'm biased. I love UD. I love the pleather pencils - they're amazing. This was smooth to apply, shiny, and yes it feathers - but I get around that by applying foundation around my mouth, or whatever. To be fair, I'm in my early twenties and it might start feathering more as I get older. I got it from ebay for I think about a quid for 3 pencils, and it's discontinued anyway, but I'd buy it again in a heartbeat if I wore this colour everyday/often. However I don't wear bright purple lipstick often, so I won't. But you might. Especially if you were Vampirella. -END-
I'll compare this with MAC Snowgirl, another glitter lipgloss in the expensive-for-glitter-lipgloss price range. This isn't as good. It's goopy and applies less well/feels worse than Snowgirl which is slick.. The glitter is obvious but not nearly as glittery as Snowgirl. You're already wearing multicoloured chunks of glitter on your lips, you might as well go all out and glimmer like a discoball. If you must, must pay so much for a glitter gloss, get Snowgirl. The end.
I acknowledge that this is a pretty colour and a good eyeshadow. It blends well and has a good amount of glitter (not shimmer, the glitters are smallish but there).
I like the idea of a navy blue glittery shadow, but I've tried hard and there's no way in hell this will work on me, except as a liner. Update: I love this shadow now. I just sweep it on, and it's dark and shimmery, and a good alternative to black eyeshadow. Contrary to what I thought before, this looks great on top of black eyeshadow or if I use it as a wash versus piling it on (or the blue will be too obvious). For reference I'm an Asian GGG, pic in profile.
I love this liner. It's like a black marker for eyes. It's perfect for a thick black winged line a la amy winehouse. It's far superior to any other liquid eyeliner I've used. It definitely draws a graphic line instead of a soft, smudgeable line and looks good for dramatic looks. It stays on the entire night. I have 4 black liners, and this is my favourite. It's also cheap-ish.
I was expecting this to be bright geisha red, but of course it isn't. It's a wearable coppery-rust red instead, though it might possibly be brighter if you were fairer. there's no great chunks of party glitter which is welcome. this looks great paired with golds and neutrals. like, i imagine, with mac's amber lights, which i must certainly get again.
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - SILKYGIRL Funky Eyelights Pencil
angerturnedsideways 9/5/2007 2:44:00 AM
I only have one in cool blue, but I'll definitely repurchase in a variety of colours. These are dirt cheap for liners in beautiful colours and smooth application. The cool blue is perfect for highlighting and lining the lower lid.
I found that this is exactly the same colour as UD perversion pleather pencil on me. The major difference is that the perversion pencils are discontinued, and Bazaarish isn't. It's a beautiful, shiny, dark dark wine. It gives a good I AM DRAHCULA (FEMALE) effect. It's thick, highly pigmented and sticky. It's full on goth. If you're a goth without this there's a little lipgloss shaped hole in your soul just for Bazaarish.
For those wary of being gothicky, a little of it makes a beautiful, polished stain. It can go on sheer (I have a picture in my profile), or dramatic. A good way to wear this is over red lipstick/liner. Yes, it looks like blood. No, I don't drink...milk.