Lovely bubble gum pink color with slight blue undertone. Makes my teeth look super white. This is just the cutest pink lipstick in my collection. I've been wearing this everyday since I got it (it's either this or the cyndi one). If you just apply one layer of this it's super wearable but you can definitely build up the coverage and get super gorgeous pink lips. This lipstick feels super moisturizing on the lips too so I sometimes wear this without any gloss. I love the fact that all money goes to charity and the packaging if this is also super cute. I like the red interior of these viva glam lipsticks. It really encourages me to purchase it since all proceeds goes to charity. Overall a great lipstick and I would definitely recommend everyone to check them out!
Very great wearable red color. This is my very first red lipstick and I'm surprised at how wearable it is. It also made my teeth look a lot whiter. Just a great great great red color. It's a very subtle red if you only wear one layer of it (good for everyday) but you can also build the color to achieve really dramatic red lips. The fact that all money goes to charity also encouraged me to purchase this product. It's a great way to donate money and get a lovely product in return. I just really love this lipstick. The packaging of this product is also very lovely. I love the touch of red of the packaging in all viva glam products and this one also has the autograph on the inside of the cap. Overall a great buy I might even consider purchase a backup of this (I never buy backup) since it will only be in stores for one year. Definitely check out this launch of viva glam lipsticks. Both super wearable and beautiful.
This is one of those products that if it works for you, it works like a miracle but if it doesnt work, it does absolutely nothing. My mom actually discovered this and it worked AMAZING on her. It not only decreased her dark circles (visible decrease within a week) it also got rid of her eye bags. It worked so well for her that she bought 3 backups the next month. Since she bought so much of this that the sales rep. gave her 2 sample sizes (it's half the size of the full size). So she gave me a tube of the sample for me to try out. After trying this for over two months, I have decided that this is not a miracle worker for me. Although it does help with the appearance of my dark circles and there is a small improvement in the appearance of my eye bags, it is nothing compared to what it did for my mom. This product also has a brightening effect due to the shimmer particles in it which makes it ideal to use in the morning under under eye concealer. I found that this provides a great base for my concealer and works with it to improve the appearance of my circles. Overall, this product works amazing for my mom but it doesnt work as well for me. I would suggest you try this product out if possible before purchasing it since it is quite expensive.
Treatments (Eye) -Elizabeth Arden - Perpetual Moisture 24 Eye Cream
MakeupAddictLa 1/13/2010 7:43:00 PM
This is a really decent eye cream. It feels extremely light weight and my skin just absorbs it instantly. It does not leave any oily residue like many other eye creams i've tried and it doesnt make under eye makeup difficult to apply. (some eye creams would make my concealer "slide" around) It lives up to its claims and provided me with long lasting moisture. The reason why I gave it a 4 instead of 5 is because it doesnt really do anything extraordinary, it's just your everyday eye cream. It doesnt do anything to dark circles. I would also have liked it more if the packaging is a little better, I dont like having to dip my finger into the cream everyday and I feel that it's not very sanitary. Overall a great hydrating eye cream that does everything it's supposed to do. I would repurchase again.
This bath bomb creates the most moisturizing bath. After you drop the bath bomb into your bath water, it melts and forms this layer of oil kind of thing on the surface of the water. The oil really moisturized my skin and made them super soft. This is definitely a must have for the winter months when my skin gets super dry. The scent is also very lovely. Great product and I will definitely repurchase this over and over again! Check this product out!
Lotions/ Creams -Elizabeth Arden - Perpetual moisture 24 lotion
MakeupAddictLa 1/10/2010 4:30:00 AM
I'm on my second bottle of this and I quite like it. It's a very good moisturizer that feels extremely light weight on my face. It really does keep my face well moisturized throughout the day. However, I found this not heavy enough for the winter months. Perfect for summer though. I will keep purchasing this for the summer months. The scent is very fresh which I like a lot. I also like the packaging since it comes with a pump which makes it easy to use and very sanitary. Overall a great product. Definitely good for oily/combination skin since it is so light but really does the job.
Primer/ Corrector -La Prairie - Rose Illusion - Line Filler/Primer
MakeupAddictLa 1/7/2010 7:41:00 PM
I actually quite like this primer. I cant really comment on how effective it fills lines since I dont have any yet but this really smooths over pores and make my foundation stay all day. My face usually gets very oily by noon and this product actually really controlled that and made my face matte all day without needing to blot or apply powder. This product has really made life easier for me. Another great thing about this product is that it seriously makes concealer and foundation glide on. It also makes them blend really nicely onto my skin. Overall a great primer for face definitely worth trying but I dont think I will repurchase after I run out (which wont be for another year or two) since it is quite expensive. I'll keep a lookout for cheaper alternatives!
I love this palette! I got this as a gift but it was pretty expensive. However, I do think this is a great buy since it contains so many colors. Normally, palettes usually dont have a good variety of colors but this one contains all that you can ever need to create any look. It's good for neutral everyday looks and even better for creating dramatic smokey looks as well. I love the matte black since it's extremely pigmented. Good for both smokey eye and using as eyeliner (I love using the black as eyeliner!) The color pay off for NARS eyeshadows are amazing I must say. Super pigmented and has very good staying power. This is one of my favorite products to use. The packaging is adorable and super compact. I dont mind carrying this around in my purse since it is so small. I've been using this for almost 4 months now and I barely made a dent in the shadows. I think this will last me a long time. Overall an amazing product and if you can still find it, definitely check it out!! The colors wont disappoint you.
Very decent product. This is basically just a primer with SPF 30. It's extremely light weight and feels like you have nothing on your face which is surprising for such high spf. It also feels very moisturizing on my face. As a primer, it does make a little bit of a difference as it made my foundation stay on for maybe an hour or two longer before I need to blot and re-powder. I would say this works pretty well as a primer. I've also worn this just by itself and I found that the light pink coloration of the product brightens my complexion and it also evened out my skin tone just a little bit. It didnt do much to control my oily T-zone though since it is pretty moisturizing. This is not a matte primer and I would say that this works better for those with dry to normal skin since it is pretty moisturizing but doesnt really control oil. The smell of this is amazing. It smells so fruity which I love. However, there's really nothing "special" about this product. It is a good primer and it has a very good sun protection but I personally dont think it's worth the money (about $30 USD). The packaging is cute, like all Jill Stuart products and I like the fact that it's in a squeeze tube since it's so sanitary. Overall a good product but I wouldnt repurchase just because it is so expensive. It's nice to have but not a must, at least not for me.
I got a huge sample of this in one of the goody bags I received from LUSH. I didnt like the scent of this at first but I got used to it. This soap really makes me feel clean yet it's super moisturizing and I dont feel that all the moisture in my skin got stripped away. I wouldnt exactly describe the scent as heavenly but it's okay, just very.. nutty. I dont mind smelling like this. Overall a good product and it really made my skin feel soft yet clean. I like the bar that I have but it's nothing special so I probably wont go out to buy a new one when I'm out of the one I have. The soap itself is amazing I'm just not too sure about the scent. Definitely give this a "smell" in the store. I would recommend this if you like the scent!!
This is one of the better mascaras I've tried and I've tried several. I love this mascara! It lives up to its claim and really curls my lash and holds the curl until I'm ready to remove the mascara. It also really defines my lashes giving it some volume and a lot of length. The effect of this product is amazing. The down side though is that it smudges within an hour under my eyes giving me raccoon eyes. For this reason, I need to clean up under my eyes sever times throughout the day which can get quite annoying. The applicator is amazing. When I first pulled the wand out of the tube, I laughed. The applicator is so cute and it does the job well. It evenly coats my lashes but it takes some time to get use to . This also coats the bottom lashes. The packaging is also adorable! I love the color and the funky shape. Overall, i Love this mascara and i will recommend anyone to try this but maybe check out the waterproof version. It's cheap and it works wonders. Give it a try and if you dont like it, there's nothing to loose. Will repurchase this for sure.
I absolutely love this blush. When i opened the packaging and looked at the color, I thought it's going to be nothing special. I was wrong. Although the color is just your everyday peachy pink with gold shimmer, it looks amazing on the cheeks. Just gives the perfect flush plus some glow on the cheeks. Definitely worth the money and I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good blush. It is quite expensive, but I love it so much! Will repurchase!
I got a free sample of this (5 towlettes) to try out. It really removes makeup well and it smells very nice. Like it claims, it removes even water proof makeup. I like using this product and my face does feel very clean after using it. The reason I gave it a four instead of five is because I wish it was softer. I feel that when trying to remove mascara from my eyes, it really tugs my skin. The area around my eye turns red for a few minutes after use. This is a very decent towlette and it has a very nice scent. I wouldnt repurchase this though just because it irritates my eye area a little.
Im reviewing the black handle powder brush. I love this brush. It's honestly the softest powder brush I've ever felt. I've used the MAC 150 and honestly, this works so much better and feels much softer. It's packed really dense and applies just the right amount of products. I like to use this for all over setting powder or blot powder and sometimes ill use it for blush and bronzer. The quality of this brush is amazing. I've had it for half a year, and it hasnt shed nor bleed when washed or used. It stays in the same condition as the day i bought it. This is a little more expensive than a normal drugstore brush (19.99 I believe) but it's SO worth it. Rather than spending 40 to 50 dollars buying a MAC powder brush, get this instead! I just feel that Sonia Kashuk brushes are great quality in general. Overall a great buy and I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a powder brush. This brush is really amazing!
Palettes -Urban Decay - Get Baked Palette [DISCONTINUED]
MakeupAddictLa 12/12/2009 2:24:00 AM
I love this palette ^^. This is my very first Urban Decay product and it did not disappoint me! It has made me want to try more UD products. The colors are so wearable, i especially like to wear half baked and baked together to get a very pretty neutral look. Flipside is a gorgeous color for a bit of "pop". The eyeliner it came with works very well too and I really like the consistency of urban decay eyeliners. It glides on smoothly and stays all day. This is the only palette I would need when i travel. Great neutral colors for everyday but Flipside gives the look a bit of a pop. The consistency of the shadows are amazing. Supper smooth, pigmented, and lasts all day! The only thing i didnt really like was the primer potion. It creased horribly on my eyelids and didnt do anything to make my shadows last any longer. Overall a great product and I definitely recommend it. I saw it on sale on the sephora website. Definitely pick it up if you're interested. It's only $18 dollars on sale and SO worth it!! I would repurchase this if anything happens to the one i have.