Eye Shadow -NYX - Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencil - Cottage Cheese
mattejunkie 2/23/2010 11:22:00 PM
A beautiful pencil!!!! I love the colour, it's a shimmery/sparkly off-white that isn't scary. You can use it as a base or you can just apply it to your lid/inner corner. I like it better than the milk pencil because I find it's more versatile. I would definitely by this again. It's GREAT!
Not very pigmented, it applies like a clear gloss. It's not milky in texture, it's really just a sheer gloss. It adds a LOT of shine, much more than the shimmery alternatives that NYX offers. I wouldn't purchase it again, it's too shiny for my liking, but it's not a bad quality gloss.
A beautifully natural gloss! It has a hint of shimmer which gives it a pearly sheen. It's a very inoffensive pink, not too bright or loud. It's a perfect everyday colour that just enhances what you've already got. It applies smoothly and lasts as long as you should expect a regular gloss to last. That is, be prepared to reapply!
Not a bad colour, I was hoping it would be a little bit more brown in tone, but it's actually a pale nude with a bit of shimmer. It wasn't the colour I was expecting, but it's a good quality gloss. It applies smoothly and lasts reasonably long. I like it.
Lip Gloss -NYX - NYX Round Lipgloss in Choco Mousse
mattejunkie 2/23/2010 10:59:00 PM
This is my absolute favourite NYX round gloss!!! It is a beautiful brown/copper/gold gloss that has the multi-layered dimension. It's got a little sparkle in it and it lasts as long as any other gloss. I would definitely buy this again! LOVE it.
Really nice colour! It applies smoothly and gives a very natural finish. It isn't too shiny, which is great! It's matte, so there's no shimmer, but it gives a nice sheen to the lips.
Really nice, GENTLE, facial scrub. It his massaging beads in it and isn't too abrasive. My skin feels tight right after washing, so I always moisturize with Aveeno right afterwards and I don't notice any dryness the next day. It smells great and leaves my skin feeling satin smooth.
This is a beautiful blush. It has a little bit of shimmer to it, but that adds a luminous glow to the skin. I really like how it applies, it's almost impossible to apply too much. The product is buildable, but always leaves a natural finish. LOVE this blush wheel, plus it's only 5 bucks! Note: The powder is soft and not packed very tightly, so you have to be careful when swirling your brush. If you swirl too much or press to hard you'll turn your pressed powder into a mineral powder!
This is such a wonderful bronzer! It's got a combo of matte shades in brown, tan, and burgundy. It doesn't need to be paired with a blush because it gives the skin a naturally pink glow. It really shows up, so apply it with a light hand. The packaging is a little bit difficult to work with. I would prefer if it was a flip top. In addition, you can't really swirl your brush into the product because that kicks up a lot of product and generates a lot of MESS. So be careful. The powder itself is GREAT.
Misc Beauty Tools -E.L.F. - Mechanical Eyelash Curler
mattejunkie 1/27/2010 1:56:00 AM
Okay, this thing is AMAZING. I read these reviews, but honestly, I wasn't expecting to be blown away... Uh, I was. This curls my lashes beautifully and the curl lasts all day. The thing is spring loaded and the the pads are squishy. An absolute favourite, I use it every day!
Makeup Brushes -Coastal Scents - Chisel Fluff Medium Shadow Brush
mattejunkie 1/27/2010 1:12:00 AM
Nothing special about this brush. It's actually not a fluff brush at all, it's a flat brush. It has soft hairs, applies colour loosely and can leave a lot of fall out. It works, but it's not what I was expecting.
Makeup Brushes -Coastal Scents - Pink Oval Fluff Shadow Brush
mattejunkie 1/26/2010 8:30:00 PM
Great brush! SUPER similar to the E.L.F. eyeshadow brush, but more densely packed. The bristles are the same quality, just as soft. It applies a soft wash of colour very evenly. The pink handle is a bonus. Note: This brush is identical to the black sable brush that they offer.
Makeup Brushes -Coastal Scents - Chisel Angle Fluff Shadow Brush
mattejunkie 1/26/2010 8:26:00 PM
I don't know why the reviews for this brush are so terrible. Maybe I was lucky and got a better quality one, but I found my brush to be extremely dense! It's very fluffy, less than 1 centimeter wide, but almost 1/2 a centimeter thick. It's a very short brush, but that doesn't bother me. If anything, it makes it a great travel brush. I find the bristles to be very soft, it applies colour very evenly. I like it a lot!
Nothing spectacular to write home about, but for the price, it's a great steal. It cleans the brushes thoroughly if you do your job. If you want a completely clean brush, you really have to work in the lather, it's very similar to washing your own hair. No noticeable or offending fragrance. It smells like soap should.
Works well as a brush cleaner, but smells AWFUL. I think they tried to give it a nice, fruity fragrance but ended up overhitting the mark. It smells like a combination of fruit, fungus, and plastic. EW! It does it's job, but I'll be glad to be finished with my bottle because I CANNOT stand the smell it leaves in my room... Edit: After 3 days' use, I find that the fungus/decay smell has altogether disappeared. Whether I've just grown accustomed to it or it was only a symptom of the first few spritzes, I'm now much more able to appreciate the cleanser. It leaves a nice fragrance afterwards, similar to the smell of hair that's been conditioned with regular hair conditioner. The brushes remain soft and feel/look clean, with the exception of some glitter/shimmer that remains on the brushes. The cleanser can't seem to work out the last bits of shimmer, but it gets all the colour/pigment out. I find this somewhat annoying and/or disappointing. But for $3, I should've seen it coming.