Blush -Revlon - Photoready Sculpting Blush Palette - 004 Berry
judysmath 1/11/2012 11:23:00 AM
This compact is a great concept having blush, contour and highlighter all in one place. The colors aren't that pigmented, IMO, but I like my blush and contour light so I can build as needed. The blush gives a rosy flush and the contour isn't over the top brown so it looks natural and the highlighter is glowy without being sparkly. I gave it only 4 lippies because of the way the compact is designed. The colors are too close together at weird angles, so it makes it difficult to get your brush in each color and get enough product on it. This would have been better if there were 3 squares or rectangular strips of separated color for ease of use. I would buy this again, however. Just wish they'd change the packaging.
I totally agree with the last reviewer. Horrible... simply horrible. Very greasy and no coverage. I don't know why I bought this. I can't even believe they sell it! Don't buy this.
This lipstick lasts a long time on the lips, but nowhere near 14 hours, however it wears off evenly and doesn't leave lips looking dry and crackly. Like other reviewers have said, this looks and feels best with a gloss over it. The texture is light and gel-like and the color in the tube is true to the color you get on your lips.
Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Magic Lumi - Light Infusing Primer
judysmath 1/2/2012 2:38:00 PM
Meh. Maybe with a light foundation, this would work, but it did nothing under my Revlon Colorstay. It's an OK primer, so I'm still using it, but won't re-purchase. L'Oreal has become very expensive for a ds brand and I had high hopes this would work for me, but it didn't.
Lip Gloss -E.L.F. - Crystal Cranberry Glitter Gloss
judysmath 12/20/2011 11:23:00 AM
Wow, I don't understand all the love for this gloss. I bought this as a 24K Glitter Gloss... not sure if it's the same thing. I found it neither glittery nor glossy and the pigmentation is poor. I gave it 2 lippies only because the texture is nice and it's thick and slightly sticky and long lasting. I will not re-purchase.
I have this from the Sephora fragrance sampler and am wearing it today. I don't get a "cotton" smell from this. It smells like chemicals on me and it's aggravating my allergies. I guess the idea of cotton is freshly laundered sheets or something, which is why so many are saying it smells like dryer sheets and laundry detergent. On the plus side, it is very light, if you like that. For a just washed, clean scent I prefer the Philosophy Grace scents and B&BW Sea Island Cotton, that smells like what cotton would smell like if it had a smell. The price is high for a full sized bottle of Clean Warm Cotton and not worth the money in my opinion. I will not buy a full sized bottle of this.
I have a small sample of this and really wanted to like it, but it's pretty horrible. To me, it smells like a light version of White Diamonds and I'm instantly thrown back to the early 90s, and not in a good way. Yes, its a "clean" fragrance, but there's a sickly sweetness to it that I can't get past. I won't be buying a full sized version.
I discovered this fragrance in the Sephora Scent Sampler that came out for the 2011 holiday. I'm in love! I think this is going to be the scent out of all the others for which I use the free voucher for a full sized bottle. I've always been a fan of Givenchy scents, so it's no surprise that I love Ange ou Demon Le Secret. I don't get the other reviewers' comparison to D&G Light Blue. It doesn't smell like LB to me. What lingers on me are the lemon and tea scents, which I find to be perfect because I prefer clean scents and love tea and lemon. It's a sophisticated scent without being stodgy and old ladyish. This has become my new go-to fragrance.
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle
judysmath 12/7/2011 10:19:00 AM
I have several shades of Lip Butters and Pink Truffle is my favorite everyday color. So much so, that I bought a couple of back ups. My other fave is Red Velvet. I have pale lips and Pink Truffle is a great MLBB shade for me. It's creamy and shiny. PT is a close dupe of my $34 Clarins MLBB shade called Rosewood. I think I'll stick with the lip butter. I found my lip butters at Bed Bath & Beyond for $5.79, which is a steal. My CVS has since started carrying them for around $7 or $8. Either way, it's a good value considering the quality.
This is the WORST gloss ever! I bought 2 of them at CVS with a $3 coupon and BOGO50%. First of all, the regular price is $11.99 each, which is ridiculously high, especially for the little bit in each tube. Secondly, there is no color payoff. I bought them to wear alone and it doesn't work for me. I don't find them to be very shiny at all. I'm returning them to CVS today and I never return cosmetics.
This is my new favorite lip gloss. I have it in 3D. It looks gold in the tube, but comes out an irridescent pink/gold. It's an amazing, unique color and it shines and reflects on the lips like crazy. It's also nice and pigmented and long wearing because it's sticky. I love a good sticky gloss that's long wearing. Now I want other colors in this line. I'm totally in love!
I love this gloss! I have it in All Night Long and it's the perfect MLBB shade. It's moisturizing, super shiny and feels great. It's not sticky, but stays on longer and has more color than most glosses I've used. I also like the applicator. It's flared and not the typical doe foot applicator and it deposits the gloss perfectly and fits the contours of my lips. I now want to try more colors in this line. Definitely a keeper and my go-to gloss.
Mascara -E.L.F. - Studio Line Waterproof Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
judysmath 9/19/2011 4:29:00 PM
This mascara doesn't clump and the waterproof version stood up to my watery eyes and didn't smear or come off. What it didn't really do is lengthen or volumize all that well. It's good if you like the natural look. I had to apply 4 coats in order to get this mascara to make my lashes look decent. I'm saving it for weekends when I'm bumming around because it's not bad enough to toss out.
I recently bought two of these brushes and they are the first brushes I've owned in the E.L.F. Studio line. I'm very impressed. I like the sleek look and the length of the handle and the compact, soft hairs. I use mine for powder foundation and powder blush and it does a wonderful job of blending. I didn't realize it could be used for liquid foundation, but after reading the reviews here, I'm going to try it and see if it is as good as my skunk brush. I'm now hooked on the Studio brushes and hope to purchase more in the future. Edit: I tried the brush to stipple my Revlon Colorstay foundation and it's perfect!!!!! It delivers an airbrushed, perfect finish. Unlike my old Sigma skunk brush, the ELF brush doesn't suck up foundation, so I use less foundation and the brush stays clean longer. I'm also using another ELF flat top powder brush to stipple my powder blush and it leaves a natural finish. I'm in love with this brush!!!!!
I discovered this brand when I received a coupon at CVS and thought I'd try it. I have long, curly permed hair that is naturally fine. This shampoo lathers up like crazy and smells pleasant and really does make my curls bouncier. I also use the conditioner. I find I don't need as much curling mousse when use this product. I've used the Pantene for curly hair and it left my hair brittle and frizzy. For about half the price, Fruitopia does a much better job and leaves my hair soft and bouncy. I highly recommend it.