Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
crissy234 6/8/2012 8:55:00 PM
These are a must for me! I have them in my purse at all times. It does a great job of absorbing oil and not messing up your makeup.
I love love love the smell of this lotion! It sinks into the skin pretty easily when you're applying it. I don't have super dry skin, so I'm not sure how it would perform if you need to majorly rehydrate your skin, but I'm going to guess it's not really meant for that because it's not a very thick lotion. It's really pricey, so I only purchase this if I feel like splurging and getting a little treat.
This stuff is AWESOME!! I saw it recommended on a blog and decided to give it a try. It smells great and has definitely made my hair feel softer. I think it's kind of pricey, but I found a huge thing of it at Marshalls that I can use to refill my spray bottle when I run out! I'd probably still pay full price for it if I couldn't find it like that at Marshalls because I love the way it makes my hair feel.
I wanted to love this mascara so much, but I guess it wasn't meant to be. After I applied it, I loved the way it looked, but soon after I would have raccoon eyes. It was really disappointing. I gave it a little over a week, but it just didn't get any better.. maybe I had to wait longer for the formula to become a little dryer? There are so many mascaras out there to try, so I probably won't be trying this one again.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Line Stiletto liquid eyeliner
crissy234 6/8/2012 8:02:00 PM
I'm generally terrible at applying liquid liner, so I picked this one because of the felt pen tip. It definitely makes it easier for me to apply the liner and it stays on most of the day. For me, it fades a little towards the end of the day, but that doesn't bother me because my eyelids can get oily sometimes; I'm just happy it doesn't flake. It's also very easy to remove. Overall, I really like this product and would definitely repurchase.
Blush -E.L.F. - Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
crissy234 6/8/2012 7:57:00 PM
I love this! It's so affordable and they're both good colors. The bronzer is a bit dark, but I apply it lightly and it's fine. What I love the most is the blush; I wear it all the time. I wish the blush color was sold on it's own, but if they do I haven't seen it. For $3, this duo is a total steal!
Blush -E.L.F. - All Over Color Stick in Golden Peach
crissy234 6/8/2012 7:52:00 PM
This is a strange product; I'm not sure if I got a bad one or if this is just how it is. I think the color is pretty, but it's a little too shimmery for me. That would be fine, but I found that it didn't apply well. I tried to warm it up on my fingers first, but it still didn't seem to blend out easily.
I think this is a light coverage bronzer and I like how it doesn't have any shimmer in it. It's definitely a more natural sun kissed look, where you're not really going to notice that there is bronzer on your face, which is what I like. If you're looking for something more pigmented that you'll see as soon as you apply it to your face, this probably not the bronzer for you. But it's really affordable, so it might be worth giving a try anyway!
Top/Base Coats -New York Color - Extra Shiny Top Coat
crissy234 6/8/2012 7:40:00 PM
This has got to be the worst top coat ever! I've bought a lot of NYC nail polishes and they work fine, so you would think the top coat would be serviceable too. After you apply it, it seems to start making the nail polish crack soon after and the nail polish chips off in big chunks! I'm not really sure what the problem is with this top coat because I haven't had this problem with the NYC matte top coat.
This will definitely cover anything you need to cover; I probably wouldn't use it under my eyes because it is quite thick. If you don't have any major blemishes or spots, you probably don't need a concealer this heavy, but it's great to have on hand and it hasn't broken me out at all (I've been using it for a few months now). Also, it comes with a lot, so unless you're actually using it to cover tattoos, one tube will probably last quite a while. It's quite a bargain!
I found this for $3 at Big Lots and I have to say that it wasn't worth it. I would rather have spent my money on an E.L.F. blush because those actually have pigment. This blush barely shows up when you apply multiple layers. It also has a strange texture, more like a sticky lip balm than a cream blush, but at least you can't feel it on your skin after you apply it. It's possible that this might work on very pale skin, but I would pass on this particular product.
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Lovesick
crissy234 6/6/2012 9:47:00 PM
This is a bright fuscia color. I like the way it applies to the lips smoothly and the minty flavor of the balm. For me, this color lasts almost all day! The balm part does fade away, but it's easy to reapply or you can put a regular balm on top if you're scared of making the color even more intense. This probably isn't a color for people that don't like bright colors, but I think it's a fun one to wear, especially for spring/summer.
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- Rendezvous
crissy234 6/6/2012 9:44:00 PM
I love this product because it definitely lasts for most of the day. It looks straight up orange in the tube; on my lips, it turns into more of a coral color. It does dry after a few hours, but I just swipe some more on and it's fine or you can just put a regular balm on top b/c the stain remains on your lips.
I really like this product b/c it gives you a nice healthy look and it lasts a good amount of time. I was able to get this on sale, but I don't think I would pay full price (something like $14) for this because that's a lot of money for a drugstore brand and it doesn't seem like you get that much.
I enjoyed this foundation because it gave good coverage and didn't break me out. It wasn't too matte or too dewy, so I really liked that. If you have acne prone skin, I would definitely give it a try; they can probably give you a little sample if you want to try it out for a few days to make sure it doesn't break you out.