I bought this for .50 cents I would never have thought to buy this at full price because I tend to go for nude or sheer pink tones. I'm glad I bought this. It's like a mauvy shade w brownish under tones. My lips are pigmented so i wear a matte nude lipstick for a base and wear this over top. very lovely I think this one has a satin finish definitly not matte. Very pretty with a navy top. i would rebuy this one!
I bought these for the bargain price of .50 cents each! Not only was that exciting but this is the first time I saw NYX products in real life so I bought all 4 shades they had! Hush is a neautral brown, a nice sheer color for a nude lip. I pair this one over a nude lipstick for a little bit of shine. Vintage is a coral pink very nice I usually stay away from corals, but I like this one.Juicy is a sheer berry pink . It looks brighter in the tube than when you apply it. I think this would be a nice summer color when I have a tan.Orange Passion not one I would wear alone but i tried it over some of my mauve lipsticks and it actaully tones them down and adds a glossy finish that is really pretty. So I would wear Hush and Juicy alone and pair Vintage and Orange Passion over lipsticks. I'm glad I got to try them and I'm also glad I didn't pay full .The packaging sucks! There were stickers all over mine and when I tried to clean them up The cheap paint came off leaving the tubes splotchy.I didn't like the little worthless print all over them either. The only plus to the packaging is that they have a clear top. The product is nice but I would not rebuy because of the packaging not something I want to pull out of my purse in front of anyone. Wear these over Rvlon Nude and you have a new lipstick color!
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Lemon Drop SPF 15
cwinter 8/6/2010 11:13:00 PM
Okay i bought this because of the packaging. But I love the smell of the lemon drop. It's not a moisturizing lip balm but I like to put it on when i'm in the car driving because right now we are having a heat wave. The spf has to help keep my lips from becoming sunburned. $3.49 is high for a drug store balm but I'm buying a second flavor (or 2).
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara
cwinter 8/6/2010 11:07:00 PM
I put off buying this until today when i forgot to put on mascara before I left the house. At lunch i picked up this and it's going back tomorrow. raccon eyes in less than 4 hours in airconditioned office. packaging bright purple cheap looking tube. Except for collosal I'm not loving any maybelline mascaras.
Toners -Shiseido - The Skincare Hydro-Nourishing Softener
cwinter 7/11/2010 7:06:00 PM
Another shiseido prodduct I had an allegic reaction to. I'll have to make a list of ingredients to see what it might be. Disappointed.
Lip Liners -Rimmel - 1000 kisses stay on lipliner in wild clover
cwinter 7/10/2010 5:40:00 AM
I prefer automatic pencils instead of the kind you need to sharpen. But I thought I would try this one out. It's a nice color and does work with pink, rose or nude lipsticks. I don't think it's that longlasting. An okay lip liner but I won't be buying more rimmel lip liners.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Colorstay 12 Hours Single in Champagne
cwinter 7/10/2010 5:17:00 AM
I've read the reviews n this and this color must have chameleon qualities because on me it looks like a silver gray shimmer. I have used in in the inner part of my lids with purples. I was expecting a taupe because that what it looks like in the pan. have to use over a base or it fades so the claim of lasting 12 hours fails.
I'm fair skinned but I wanted a blush that I could use when i'm a little more tanned. however this color is too dark for me. It has a light shimmer given it a satin finsh. I didn't think it was chalky, I like the Rimmel blushes. This just did not work for me because the color was wrong for my skintone.
very pigmented and has a smooth formulation, no chalkiness. The name is all wrong though this is more a brown with pink undertones. There is also a faint shimmer to this blush, gives it a satin finish.Because it so pigmented and brown toned be careful when applying or it can look muddy. After buying 2 palladio blushes and feeling meh about them both, I wouldn't rebuy.
This is very pigmented blush, I like my blushes more sheer. It is very smooth and not at all chalky. Comes in a small round silver container. this color however is a bright pink. Also being matte it sorts of sits on my face and doesn't really do anything but make me look sunburned. The formula is nice but the color is all wrong.
Eye Primer -Unlisted Brand - Claudia Stevens - Eyeshadow Base
cwinter 7/10/2010 4:31:00 AM
Bought this last week and since i've been using it I've been happy with it. No creasing keeps eyeshadow color true all day. From reading the last post it seems this has been reformulated and repackaged. The one I bought comes in a squeeze tube with foam applicator. because I think a foam applicator may have problems spreading bacteria I squeeze a tiny bit out and use a concealer brush to apply on lids. I've used it on the lid up to the crease and all over lid area it works both ways. The formulation is a light, creamy, opaque Nude color that sheers out when applied. For $3.99 plus discount this is a really good buy! I tried the Palladio eye primer and it creased on me so I returned that one and picked up the Claudia Stevens Eye Primer instead, I'm glad I did.
Lip Treatments -Nivea - A Kiss Of Flavor Passionfruit
cwinter 7/10/2010 4:22:00 AM
great moisturizing lip balm. Gives a little punch of color to your lips. I would rather buy chapsticks for .99 cents so at $2.99 I think this a little high for drug store lip balm, but teh fruity smell isnice.
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - HIP Jelly Balm [DISCONTINUED]
cwinter 7/10/2010 4:18:00 AM
The first HiP gloss I bought was Ripe on a BOGO. I loved this gloss but I wasn't going to buy it full price. Just bought 2 more on sale at walgreens for $2.49 each. Great buy but does this mean they are being discontinued? Delectable is a bright red but goes on sheer and glossy. Plush is a light pink and I haven't tried that on yet. I like using this gloss in the evening.
Like the other review this will soak up the oil to take way the shine but you do have to use several to get anything accomplished. i'll use these up but there are better E.L.F products to buy and better blotting sheets out there.
Eye Shadow -Almay - Bright Eyes Color Cream shadow
cwinter 7/7/2010 9:24:00 PM
I bought this try outa cream eyeshadow. for allover the lid it's a fail. creases even over a base or primer. I have this one in buff/chamois there is hardly any difference in these colors , the lighter one is sheer white shimmer and the darker color is more like a light shimmer tan. I use both as either brow bone highlighter or on the inside corner of my eyes. Gives my eyes just a little bit of a pop. I wouldn't rebuy but for what i use it for it work's.