I love the minty smell and the tingly sensation! I also like how bright the packaging is because I can easily find it on my messy table in my room. Will be repurchasing, as I have many times before.
I got this in Light-Medium, but I couldn't tell if it was a right match or not. Why? Because it was virtually impossible for me to get any product out of this container. The sponge that it comes with is basically useless, and I have to swirl my Ecotools powder brush at least 5 times to get SOME product on my face. I really liked the packaging though-- especially how 'happy looking' the cover is. Won't be repurchasing as I have realized that I do not need powder.
Blush -E.L.F. - Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
dididianee 12/29/2009 10:38:00 PM
I really like how this gives me a "flushed" look and it brings "life" to my face (I tend to look a little dead because of how I have no natural pinkish color to my cheeks). It has great staying powder as well. However, since I'm quite clumsy and I tend to drop things at least 4 times, the entire bronzer part broke off and I had to throw that away. The next time I dropped it, the mirror was cracked and also fell off. The third time, the blush shattered and I had to depot it into another container. Will be repurchasing if I can (I'm a credit-card-less student and it's a bit inconvenient for me to buy things off the web.)
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in Eggplant
dididianee 12/29/2009 10:33:00 PM
I liked the color and the consistency, also it has good staying powder and is some-what waterproof. Sadly, I must have bought an 'old' one because it started to flake onto my under eyes after a few hours. Might repurchase, but as of now, most likely not.
Concealers -Everyday Minerals - Multi-tasking Concealer
dididianee 12/29/2009 10:28:00 PM
I received a sample size for this, but I barely used 1/4 of it before I threw it away. This did not cover my dark circles as well as I would have wanted it to be. However, the main reason why I stopped using it was when a nine year old asked me if I was wearing makeup (I've used it on my acne scars and it made them even more noticeable.) Won't be repurchasing because I've found better concealers and it's inconvenient for me to order it online, as I am still a student.
I like how the product comes in a tube and also how a little bit goes a long way. It also lasts a while and doesn't oxidize on my face. I've been using this for 6 months until I switched to my Urban Decay 24/7 concealer pencil. However, this concealer had set into the lines around my eyes-- and I'm not even 18 yet. It's okay for concealing acne spots, but it makes them brownish looking instead. Also, the pigment had separated from the water when I placed it in my bag during the summer. Won't be repurchasing because you can find better concealers for the same price or less.
Blush -Maybelline - Dream Mousse Blush in Rose Petal ] [DISCONTINUED]
dididianee 12/29/2009 10:15:00 PM
After all the hype about this product, I decided to try it myself. Personally, I didn't like the texture of this product because it felt as if it will clog my pores. Also, I didn't like how much shimmer was in it. The color didn't really last really long on my cheeks-- though the shimmer did. However, you do get a lot of product for what you pay for and the color is nice. Won't be repurchasing.
Eyeliner -Clinique - Brush-on Cream Liner in Deep Brown
dididianee 10/10/2009 8:18:00 PM
I LOVEEE this product. It smudges a bit when you rub your eye, but not so much that you have to reapply it. I never do touch-ups in school (It feels weird) and I don't have to. This even stays on after PE, and it doesn't give me raccoon eyes! The brush was okay, but I lost it in school (I think). A little pricey for me, since I'm a student, but definitely worth it. Even though the bottle is small, it's going to last QUITE a long time. -Edit- So I've been using this for half a year. I lowered my rating because I've noticed IT DOES SMUDGE LIKE CRAZY if I did not prime my eyelids with an oil-absorbing powder. Even so, it still fades away and clings onto the folds of my eyelids (I have a lot of them even though I'm double lidded). Also the cardboard part on the lid (inside, facing the actual product) fell off somehow. I've also noticed that if you're a clumsy person like me and drop it facing sideways or any other way that's not upright, the product will SLIDE around. Will not be repurchasing.
Lip Treatments -SoftLips - Ravishing Raspberry SPF 20
dididianee 10/10/2009 8:12:00 PM
I can't stop using this product! Smells great, slightly tingly--I'm in love.
I had trouble with this eyeliner at first. It went on smoothly on the bottom lid of my eye, but it wouldn't show up on my upper on (unless i pull the eyelid). It lasted from 8:00am - 5:00am approximately before it started creasing. I was about to throw the eyeliner away, but then I decided to put a base(lavender concealer from the Sephora brand concealer palette) on my eyelid before using the eyeliner. IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM! Now I don't need to tug on my eyelid to make the eyeliner go on more smoothly. The color shows up and it makes my brown eyes larger. I bought this is Black-brown and might buy it again in a different color.
Lip Gloss -Wet 'n' Wild - MegaMixers Flavored Lip Balm
dididianee 4/5/2009 3:06:00 PM
I was hoping for a really pigmented gloss when I purchased the Mango Margarita...but it was just plain old clear gloss. The smell wasn't THAT good, but it looked cute. And it was cheap, which was why I bought it in the first place. I'll still use it as a base with my other lip colors. Won't be repurchasing when it runs out though.
Lips -Wet 'n' Wild - MegaSlicks Lip Color Retractable Pencil
dididianee 4/5/2009 3:01:00 PM
Hm, well I decided to buy this product after reading the reviews on MUA. And I must say.. I LOVE this product! It is indeed very sheen but also very pigmented. It can also be used as an eyeshadow, but it's very Barbie-ish, so beware. I apply after putting on lip balm, and it comes out to be a very pale hot-pinky color. LOVE LOVE IT. Plus, it's only about $3 :]
Concealers -Revlon - Beyond Natural Concealer and Highlighters [DISCONTINUED]
dididianee 2/10/2009 9:25:00 PM
This concealer slightly creased on my dark circles, but overall its a great product. It was much more creamier than I had anticipated and it gives nice coverage. I love the packaging, though I took off a point since I wished they had a mirror :/ The highlighter works well on eyes, but I find it looks oily on my nose bridge. A little expensive for my taste.. but it seems like it will last for a while
It did cover my blemishes, but it wasn't very long-lasting. Even if I applied primer and finishing powder. I bought it in light-medium and I found that it was way way way too orange-y for my skin, even though I have golden undertones. However, you only need a little of the product to cover your dark circles, so it lasts a while.. well for me anyway.
I bought this in a set along with 9 other brushes. I threw this in the trash 5 minutes after I opened my package. The brush was stiff and rough. Even BEFORE I tried to apply my ELF mineral foundation [which was also bad] onto my face it shed. And shed.. and shed.. It would pick up the powder BUT it wouldn't come off the brush! I guess you always get what you pay for...