Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers - Champagne
LolaMay 6/1/2010 7:40:00 AM
I love this eyeshadow.It was one of my first ever and I used to use this with just a little bit of eyeliner and mascara...and it still looked really nice and polished. I used this as a base color all the way up to my brow or as a highlight in the inner corner or on brow. It's great...very smooth and blendable. It also layers well so it can be a slight highlight or very noticeable.
I really enjoy this as my waterproof mascara. It gives great volume, length, and dark pigmentation. It takes a little bit to get used to the brush as with the normal formula, but now I can easily move it to get even my small inner lashes. It doesn't smudge and stays on forever.
I love this because it's gloss and chapstick in one. This makes your lips as glossy as you'd like (nice sheen to super glossy), smells great, feels great, tastes great and I love the packaging (so you can get every bit out). It's kind of pricey at $7.50 so I wait until Bath and Body Works has it on sale for buy 2 get 1 free. then the price averages out to $5 per lip shine. The only other downfall is that it wear off quite quickly.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers - Purple Pop
LolaMay 5/31/2010 7:12:00 AM
I love the actual color of the purple, a true rich purple so I was really excited when I bought this because the color would make my green eyes stand out...yes my profile says hazel, but I clicked the wrong one and now I can't change it. :( PROS good price nice color CONS does not blend well color payoff is bad, I have to practically scrape it out and pack in on my eye and then try to blend it forever b/c it blends terribly. applies unevenly
Misc Beauty Tools -E.L.F. - Mechanical Eyelash Curler
LolaMay 5/31/2010 7:07:00 AM
So after my other eyelash curler broke after years I decided to buy this after hearing great things from YT gurus. I honestly thought how can any eyelash curler be that different...they all just curl your lashes, but this definitely changed my mind. I will always use the elf mechanical eyelash curler from now on. It's a great price at one dollar and better than all other drugstore curlers.
I got the sample as a free gift from an ULTA order and was quite excited to try it because it was my first high end mascara and I'm a mascara fanatic. I was disappointed. My eyelashes are moderately long, so the volumizing and curl was the most important aspect to me. PROS nice rich black color CONS does not hold curl well, even after curling eyelashes does not do much volumizing not much lengthening brush makes it difficult to get all eyelashes **I just use this now when I want my eyelashes even darker...whether that be for a natural look or over another mascara.
I tried this because I heard so many good things about it but I was very disappointed. It did not moisturize my lips at all, it even made them more dry. It's one of those chapsticks that gives a nice sheen and feel (somewhat greasy) but actually makes your lips worse. i don't know if anyone else has had this experience but I will never use softlips again.
I have nothing bad to say about this chapstick. It is great and moisturizing and cheap. it's one of my favorites....I go through it so fast.
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - HIP Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss-Dreamer
LolaMay 5/31/2010 6:53:00 AM
This is one of my favorite lip glosses and I was upset when I found out that Loreal discontinued the brilliant shine lip glosses. Dreamer is a nice medium rosy color with a fine rose colored shimmer. It is quite sticky like other loreal lip products. I don't mind that, but it does take a smidge extra time to make sure it applies evenly. I have highly pigmented lips so this adds a nice darker rosy enhanced look to them....so nice enough for everyday wear, but still very polished for more formal events. I used this for every type of event and even back in high school for prom.
I love this lipgloss. My lips are naturally very pigmented and this shows up as a nice coral/orange shade, but not orange as in whoa! lol...The color payoff is quite nice for a lipgloss especially since I don't wear lipstick and it still shows. This is pretty sticky but I don't mind that. It is long lasting, and decently priced if you can get it on a BOGO with other Loreal products.
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Wetslicks Amazemint-Slaphappy
LolaMay 5/31/2010 6:43:00 AM
I love this lip gloss. I naturally have highly pigmented lips so the color doesn't really do much for me except it gives a nice uniform more nude look. The color is pretty sheer but that's okay. This is a great everyday lipgloss. I love the minty smell, but it doesn't taste as good as some others, such as CO Bigelow mentha lip shine, which is fine with me. After applying it over Chapstick in the morning, I can just keep reapplying this throughout the day because its slightly moisturizing. That is a big plus for me because otherwise I always put chapstick on under my lipgloss every time I reapply the gloss, so this cuts that step. If you want actual color payoff, maybe try one of their darker colors. Anyway, this is one of my favorite lipglosses and I will definitely repurchase when I run out.
Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Maybelline Shiny-Licious Lipgloss in Berry Bella
LolaMay 5/31/2010 6:37:00 AM
I love the color of berry bella, a brighter pink with shimmer. When I can actually get the color out, it is nicely pigmented. I have naturally moderately to highly pigmented lips so this gloss gives that a nice enhanced look. I like the smell and packaging (angled plastic applicator. My only problem with this lip gloss, which has made me dislike even using it, is that the clear gloss separates from the color so I have to squeeze a TON of clear gloss out before even getting ANY of the pink out. I'm actually hoping to eventually squeeze all of the clear gloss out so all I have left is the pink.
This used to be one of my favorite lip glosses, but I've moved out of the glittery gloss phase and more into the shimmery gloss. I bought mine in Innocent, which is a sheer glittery, shimmery pink. PROS nice sparkle price is pretty good not stick long lasting nice sheer pink color brush applicator CONS too glittery doesn't plump (but i didn't expect it too...i just bought it b/c the color) product plug(what scrapes the excess off the applicator) should be just a little bit bigger so it can contain the product better. It tends to get a little gloppy where the cap screws on.
Concealers -Almay - Bright Eyes Eye Base + Concealer
LolaMay 5/31/2010 6:24:00 AM
I have very fair skin and the lightest shade is a little too yellow based for me. I understand why it would be yellow based for under eye circles, but it seems too yellow, more like a corrector than a concealer. Anyway, if you set it with powder, it stays all day, otherwise it will travel into fine lines. I actually like the squeeze tube packaging a lot, but it can get a little messy in the lid if you don't use all the product before recapping it. Overall, I give a 3 for the price (i think it's a little over priced...as some of Almay products are) and because of it being too yellow, even for my fair skin. I haven't used it has a eyeshadow primer because i use Loreal Decrease and Too Face Shadow Insurance.