Eyeliner -Stila - Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Stingray
normaestrada19 1/24/2011 10:57:00 PM
For the price I think you get waaay tooo little product and the fact that once you twist it up you cannot retract is, well ya know........It stayed okay on my waterline, I specifically bought it for that purpose, but my thing is some DS eyeliners I have stay okay on my waterline for much cheaper. I am starting to realize I don't like, let alone love, eyeliners you cannot sharpen. To me they loose there sharpness too quickly and can only be worked with if you are going for the smudgy look. Back it went to Sephora.
I have been waiting to write this review since I really, really wanted to test this product out for several weeks. Well verdict is in boys and girls and this is by far the longest lasting 'kohl' for my waterline. This has lasted through my many nights of not taking off my eye makeup, drunken weekends and several hot showers. Most products on my waterline do not last more than an hour, exception would be MAC's liquidlast liner, but this is not starting to fade till about 5-8 hours into my day, to me this is most fantastic news. I know most people think 10-11 bucks is pretty hefty for a DS brand, BUT there is nothing else in the DS market like it. The one other product that is comparable is sold by Sephora and runs about 35 bucks! I own all the colors with the exception of the gold and brown. Don't care for the gold, but am looking to add the brown to my collection. One more thing I would like to add is that when these colors fade from your waterline they fade into your lashline giving you an ever so gorgeous, subtle smokey look. I would not use this for the upper lashline, only for the waterline and lower lashline. I just think it would be too much fall out if used on top lashline. Hope these don't get discontinued since I would repurchase in a heartbeat and you really do get tons of product.
Eyeliner -Stila - Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
normaestrada19 1/17/2011 9:01:00 PM
Love this stuff and it really stays like it's supposed to. This stays great on my upper and lower lash line and I did try this on my inner rim to no avail (I know it's not meant for the inner rim, but I am waterlined infatuated). Most eyeliners stay on my upper lash line with no issue due to TFSI/UDPP but eyeliner on my lower lash line tend to fade or transfer throughout the day, well not this baby. I don't even have to set this eyeliner with carbon eyeshadow, like I do with most every eyeliner. I have also had no drying issues not that it seems to be a problem for most other users anyways.
I bought this pencil specifically for my waterline. When first drawn on this pencil gives you such a gorgeous black intense line, yay just what I wanted! Well too bad it doesn't stay for more than an hour and when it fades, well it gunks up more than fades due to the intense color. I had lost my receipt from Sephora so I figured I would use this as just a regular eyeliner to line my upper lid, BUT it is waaaay tooo soft to get a decent line up there and sure I could have applied it with a brush and yada, yada, yada, but then what is the point of having a pencil eyeliner if you have to apply it like a gel/creme liner? Thank goodness that Sephora at least gives you store credit :)
Yowzers these eyeliners have awesome staying power! As usual with me, it's not a good waterline pencil for me, but on the top lid and bottom lash line this stuff stays beautifully. I only have flashy purple, but you bet your makeup collection I am soooo getting all the other colors or at least most of them (have no interest in the silver) since they are gorge. At 8 bucks a pop, I feel like I am getting a steal. I usually pay in the 20's for eyeliner pencils. Thank you Sephora for such a reasonably prized and GREAT product.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Sin
normaestrada19 12/28/2010 1:34:00 AM
Sin is a beautiful, shimmery, neutral color on it's own, but too bad it does not have the same staying power as the original. Now that I have it and will not be able to return it, I guess I can leave it in my makeup bag for mornings when I am on the run and need a primer that doubles as an eyeshadow. But again, I want to reinforce that this and, for that matter, all the other eyeshadow based UDPP do not have the same staying power as the original.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Eden
normaestrada19 12/28/2010 12:51:00 AM
This does not, I repeat NOT have the same staying power as the original. The color isn't even that pretty to be worn on it's own, so I will definitely not be repurchasing. I rarely keep a review so short and to the point, but the point of this product is to keep your eyeshadow in place, and man does this fall short. Who knows what they put in this product or don't put in it, but it cannot be the same formula to as the original UDPP.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - 224 Tapered Blending (Windshield Wiper) Brush
normaestrada19 12/28/2010 12:10:00 AM
I just had a duh moment when I realized I have yet to review this wonderful brush. I love this brush because it fits PERFECTLY in my crease. I think most ladies give up on this brush because it is not suited for their eye shape. I have always heard the 217 brush is best for smaller creases and the 224 is best for bigger creases. Well guess who owns a pair of big creased eyes? Me! I have what I would consider elongated, almond shaped eyes. In my opinion my eyes can sometimes come across as looking 'half-closed', so therefore I have a decent amount of lid space to work with and this brush is just wonderful and perfect to blend eyeshadow in that area. For those ladies that feel this is too big for their lid space, I will again suggest the 217 brush. Apparently the 224 has other uses as well, none of which I have used the brush for, like using it for concealer. So if you ladies cannot return this brush or swap it, I say try it as a concealer brush. Lastly, I want to add that this brush has lasted me over 5 years now and it still looks brand spanking new :)
Makeup Brushes -MAC - #210 Precise Eye Liner (Fine Point)
normaestrada19 12/27/2010 11:32:00 PM
I have come to realize that when it comes to lining your eyes with brushes, it really comes down to personal choice. I personally didn't care for this brush since I found it to be to flimsy of a brush. I know most woman prefer a thin over a thick eyeliner line on the eye, but I felt this brush was not sturdy enough for me to line my eye. I have much better control with the angled eye lining brushes. I did just order the 209 brush, and hope to fair better with that one, I believe I will have more control with that brush while varying from thick to thin lines, and everything in between.
I was hoping this would be THE eyeliner that would stay in my inner rim as the name implies. This unfortunately is no good since within a hour or less it has faded and disappeared into my lower lash line. I will say that it doesn't necessarily smudge and give me raccoon eyes, but rather it just fades from the waterline. I do believe it is overpriced for such a flimsy product, but don't doubt I would be willing to pay more for this product if it worked. I did not find it drying at all on my waterline and I wear liquid or gel on my upper lash line, so cannot speak for the application there.
I am surprised by how low rated this product is, but I guess after more than a thousand reviews on the product the rating is not so bad. As for my personal opinion on this product, I LOVE IT!!!!!! I guess my skin is not very sensitive since I am able to pretty much scrub the crap out of my face and be left with a baby soft glowing skin :) My skin is not too shabby, but it is beyond oily for my liking. I do not suffer from major acne issues, but due to the oilyness factor, my skin tends to develop little bumps on my forehead and my gosh this has exfoliated all that crap away. I have used plenty of high end exfoliating products and yet this, THIS has made the most instant difference for my face. As for those who say this is too abrasive for their skin, please look into the St.Ives apricot scrub made for sensitive skin. I have found and HG drugstore find, and how can you beat the smell and cheap price of this scrub??? Oh and ladies if you get the big ol' tub of this at Walmart, it can double as a wonderful body scrub.
I love this very unique color. I would describe the color being a warm brick, a bit of brown red with golden flecks in it. So many times you can find dupes for department store lipsticks, but not this one. Such a beautiful, unique color Fresh Moroccan is, I will buy it till discontinued, which hopefully is like NEVER.
I love HAPPY because it make me so, wait for it....HAPPY! I know, very corny of me, but I really do feel happy when wearing it. I find this scent to be very fresh, crisp and citrus infused. I think it is soft enough to wear everyday. This is the first perfume my husband bought for me when we were dating, which my gosh is well over 8 years ago, so I may be extremely bias towards this scent. It reminds me of falling in love with him and what better perfume to personify that feeling than a fresh, crisp and not overpowering perfume called HAPPY? Ah yes I am so in love with HAPPY :)
Eyeliner -MAC - Penultimate Eye Liner - Rapidblack
normaestrada19 12/18/2010 2:43:00 AM
Wow, much hate for this product on MUA. Well, although, I am not in love with this eye liner I don't hate it either. I am more like meh when it comes to it. Truth is, it makes for a great throw in your purse, easy and quick to use liquid eyeliner. The reason I just don't absolutely go gaga over it, is due to the smudge potential, and it can be a whole lotta of smudge. This doesn't smudge on my very oily lids, but that credit goes to UDPP or TFSI eyelid primers. On my waterline this does not stay, but nothing new for me there. What gets me is that is smudges when I wear it on my lower lash line. No bueno, for me since me no likey that look so much. Also, I believe there are cheaper versions of this in the drugstore aisle at your local Target. So, I will most likely not re-purchase again due to high cost and not so phenomenal performance. Oh, I do want to add that I have had this for about 4 months and this has not dried out on me one bit. I store it lying down in my makeup case, if that helps any.
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
normaestrada19 12/18/2010 1:12:00 AM
So my first love with eyeshadow primers was the much sought after UDPP and I still do love it BUT the packaging is just so dang wasteful! True they have revamped it with the wand being curved at the tip, but I still say there is some product that goes unused. So for this reason and this reason only (cuz I honestly think they are both equally great products) I give the edge to TFSI. Love how easy the packaging is and how less bulky it is compared to the, oh so cute, genie UDPP bottle. I have really, really, really, oily eyelids and I guess some think TFSI is more for dry lids and UDPP for oilier lids but I must say I don't notice the difference. I am currently using both products, depending on what my hand reaches for first in my makeup case and both hold up nicely.