Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Kate Walsh - Boyfriend
shazzar 1/3/2012 9:47:00 PM
Silly name, silly concept. Thought this was dreadful at first but it dries down ok. Overall it's just too masculine for me.
I like the brow pencil but not the gel. The pencil might be a little thick though. Like others have said, if Revlon made the pencil by itself, I would repurchase that. The gel has no hold whatsoever.
There is nothing interesting about this scent at all. It's very powdery and does not last at all. A definite no no.
Mascara -Make Up For Ever - Smoky Lash Extra Black Mascara
shazzar 12/26/2011 8:51:00 PM
Got this in sample size in a MUFE sample bag from Sephora. Glad I didn't pay full price, it's lousy. What is it with high end mascaras? They are clumpy beyond belief, no matter how much you wipe off the brush. This is no different. I gave this mascara several chances over the course of a few months and each and every time it looked crap. I had to comb through my lashes afterwards to separate them but it still looked awful. Sticking with drugstore mascaras, they just work better for me.
This is great if you already have thick lashes and just need some length. It'll give you loads of length and separation. On sparser lashes, it tends to look spider-leggy and unnatural. Application is so easy, this stuff never clumps or flakes and lasts all day. The only reason I wouldn't repurchase is because I prefer my mascara to add volume too.
I bought this in Coal Commander. I love the colour and how how soft and creamy this eyeliner is. BUT the twisty dispenser sucks, it keeps getting stuck like others have mentioned, it also does not come with a sharpener so it makes application really difficult after the first 2/3 uses. It also transfers way too easily and then is impossible to remove. Don't waste your money.
Don't bother with this, get Essie's 'good to go' instead; 'to dry for' is useless.
Love the packaging, especially the pump. I bought this in the lightest shade (10) but had to return it because it was too dark for my NC10/NC15 skin. It seemed like a great match at first but it must oxidize; after 5 mins it was way more yellow toned. Besides that I loved it, great coverage, looked very natural, ok lasting power (5-6 hours), not great oil control but it doesn't claim that either.
Makeup Brushes -Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman - Blush Brush
shazzar 11/13/2011 12:10:00 AM
Fantastic brush at a fantastic price. I have 4 other blush brushes that I haven't touched since getting this one, it's perfect. The unique tapered shape helps you control exactly how much blush you pick up and apply. It's super soft and washes well with no shedding. Go get one.
After months using various (PC) BHA toners and gels and not seeing any significant changes to my quite clog-prone sensitive skin, I decided to try this out. In one week I see a massive improvement in my skin. I use in the evening after cleansing. I still use a BHA toner (PC's 2% Salicylic) in the am, maybe it's the combo of the two that's making a difference. I'm thrilled, my clogs are almost all gone and a few cystics I had brewing are completely gone without ever coming to the surface. I had only the tiniest bit of purging, I woke up to 4/5 little whiteheads on the 3rd day, hopefully that was it. I have tried glycolic acid products before but they were too drying, this is perfect, no dryness or irritation at all. Highly recommended.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Exact Eyelights Mascara in Black Ruby for Green Eyes
shazzar 11/8/2011 10:06:00 AM
I bought this after returning the purple version of Chanel's Inimitable Mascara, that mascara was way too clumpy but I loved the subtle purple affect so went looking for an alternative and ended up with this. This is a lovely everyday mascara. It lengthens and seperates and never clumps (even after 3 months). It's very natural looking. It does not add volume if that's what you are looking for. But sadly the purple is so subtle that does not show up on eyelashes at all, that is the only reason I won't repurchase. A great buy otherwise.
Jo Malone (or Estee Lauder, whoever owns this company now) is totally having a laugh with this one. Little old lady in a bottle. I thought this might be an updated fresh version of rose perfume, but it's not at all. It's foul.
Foundations -Meow Cosmetics - Pampered Puss Mineral Foundation
shazzar 10/29/2011 6:26:00 PM
This is perfect for my sensitive acne prone skin but I wish it had more coverage. This line has a really great colour selection and the shades are very forgiving, I was able to find 3/4 sample shades that worked for my skin tone from the different 'breeds', which brings me to my next point; the whole cat breed thing is so tacky and off-putting. This makeup is good, it does not need this gimmick to stand out. The website is also too busy and cluttered to navigate easily. My only reason for not purchasing though is the lack of coverage.
This colour looks gorgeous in the pan, but there is absolutely no pigmentation in this blush, I had to apply 3 layers before I could see anything, then it only lasted 45 minutes. I stuck with it for a week as I really did like the colour but noticed some blackheads on my cheeks where I never have any issues. This is not cheap either, I paid $12 for it at Target. In the bin it goes.
I typically love petroleum jelly as lip balm, but this formula does not work, perhaps because of the added sunscreen. It's not very moisturizing and needs to constantly reapplied.