Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - Alicia Silverstone 5-piece Brush Set
MlizK 2/9/2011 3:43:00 PM
I use every brush in this. I know most people find the eyebrow/lash brush thing useless, but it is so soft, and great for when you're grooming eyebrows. The eyeshadow brush is amazing at applying eyeshadow and creating the outer shape you want, the blush brush is dense and tapered, and the stippling brush - my favorite - is worth the entire price of the set. And you get a bag to put them in when you travel. I haven't noticed any shedding, and even the hairs that were slightly out of place due to the packaging readjusted when I washed. No strange smells when I wash. And they don't suck up or steal your product!
The king of kabukis. Seriously, I am so picky about my face brushes. This one is the perfect combination of dense and soft. And I can carry it around with me. Makes your skin look perfect. No shedding. The cap did not want to go on when I first bought it, but now it works fine.
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - Bamboo Angled Eyeliner Brush
MlizK 2/9/2011 3:33:00 PM
Perfect size, soft, easy to clean, and will last me a long time. I think this was my first Ecotools brush, and it still looks brand new. Never had a problem with shedding and the brush is very sturdy.
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - Bamboo Foundation Brush
MlizK 2/9/2011 3:30:00 PM
I put I would buy this again but I doubt I will need to. These brushes last forever. I love how this is so soft and really easy to keep clean.
First Revlon product ever. I know that sounds crazy. This is my perfect color. The color I've been searching for since I knew what eyeliner was. Lasts forever, looks natural, beautiful...all that mushy stuff. And I DON'T HAVE TO SHARPEN IT. I've tried it on my eyebrows and waterline too. Doesn't fade or rub off easily, but you can smudge it intentionally for a smokier look (though it's not easy). Glides on and is a slightly metallic color. Planning on buying this again and again...in different colors as well.
Got this in a package with another eyeliner. It was my first liquid eyeliner. Not only does it wash off super easy, it is hard (literally), and difficult to manage. Looks great if you've taken your time and the color didn't bleed. During the first uses, the color barely came off. Works better now that I've been using it. I do have to praise the thin shape of the tip. It's easier to make a thinner line around the inner corners. I just wish I didn't have to do several coats to get this to look right. **Make sure you snap the cap on all the way.
Lipstick -Rimmel - Moisture Renew - Spotlight Beige [DISCONTINUED]
MlizK 2/7/2011 5:40:00 PM
First, how cute is the purple lipstick tube? Great color. My lips but better. Does have orange-ish tones. One day, I forgot my lip balm, and the only lip product I had with me was this lipstick. It made my lips moisturized and didn't accentuate the dryness, so I believe that is worthy of a 5. Oh, and it does have a smell. Can't place it. Kind of like baby powder?
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational - Born With It
MlizK 2/7/2011 5:37:00 PM
So pretty. Lip products don't last long on me so I don't see the point in spending a lot of money on them. But this lasts way longer than most lipsticks I've tried. Perfect color, moisturizing, and cute packaging. Does have shimmer, but that is perfectly fine with me. Does not get stuck on dry patches.
Basically, I bought it because I could get avocado, olive, and shea all in one. And it was <$3. Smells good, and worth a try for the price. If you don't mind combing out the avocado seeds it works as a leave-in conditioner. This sometimes leaves a coating.
One day, when bored, I read the directions on the conditioner bottle. When I followed them, my hair looked gorgeous. "Remove excess moisture before..." Duh. Makes sense. Shiny hair is achievable. If it made my hair shiny, it'll work for you. Okay, I have to go and play with my hair now. :) Haven't tried the shampoo but I now intend to!
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Up & Up Facial Moisturizing Lotion
MlizK 2/7/2011 5:28:00 PM
Works just like the Neutrogena one, in my opinion. LOVE the bottle. Gave it a 3 for the smell.
Concealers -Pixi - Correction Concentrate- Brightening Peach
MlizK 2/7/2011 4:43:00 PM
Love this a lot. You only need a little, so it lasts a long time. Compared to most high end concealers out there, it's actually fairly priced. But $15 is still a lot. Good: Perfect for covering under eye veins The color Texture Looks natural Cute little pixi on the top Bad: Price. But when I add up all the concealers I have that don't work, it's not so terrible. Nothing would lighten up my greenish/blue/purple/other-colors-I-don't-want-under-my-eyes circles. This looks great when applied with my fingers, too! Will repurchase once the jar is used up. Which will be a while.
Wow, length length length. Never clumps for me, so easy to use, and looks natural and pretty. Doesn't make lashes look thicker unless you are willing to put energy into a lot of coats. Which will look fine, because it doesn't clump. I've never used a mascara that has made my lashes so long and curly. I haven't seen any flaking! The price was a little high, but I used a coupon during a sale and bought a two-pack. :) Wait for a sale!
Incredible. I was shopping around for a great concealer, and so glad I saw the reviews on here. Covers everything, you only need a little, love the packaging/cap, $6, works on dry blemishes, and blends. It isn't crumbly, but if you have dry skin you should moisturize because the texture may not look very natural. I really like the little pencil. Hopefully there will be a full sized, because it matches me perfectly. I wish there were more shades of the concealer, though, because light will be too light by summer!
Tinted Moisturizer -Neutrogena - Neutrogena Tinted Moisturizer - SPF 15
MlizK 2/3/2011 6:08:00 PM
At first I loved this. Then, I hated it. It was orange-y, dried too quickly so I couldn't blend, crumbled, and it smelled. And it accentuated dry patches. I have no idea what happened, but I now love it again. You really have to find the best way to apply this. For me, it works best when applied with my fingers. Build slowly, or it will turn orange. I love that it evens my skin tone, provides sun protection, and works as a mattifier on my oily skin. After a while, the scent wasn't as strong. (?) Slightly expensive, hard to get the hang of, but overall I do not regret purchasing. I might add that I hate the fact I am different shades across Neutrogena products! I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but I have to make a wild guess when choosing a Neutrogena color.