Pressed Powders -New York Color - Pressed Translucent Powder
taciturnxlove 8/19/2009 10:27:00 AM
I bought this yesterday for about 3 dollars at Rite Aid. At first I was scared it would make me look lighter since I'm currently an NC50. But as long as you blend it in the powder in, you won't change color. At first I thought it would be a setting powder for my liquid foundation, but then I found out that it was more of a blotting powder. I put this over my oily forehead and it absorbed the oils. It also helped to keep them away for a little bit, but not for long. But for 2 dollars, this is a good product. I haven't tried it over makeup though, so I'll update when I do. Pros: -Good quality -Dirt Cheap -Oil-Absorbing -Comes with a sponge applicator Cons: Bad/Ugly Packaging Bad quality sponge applicator UPDATE: After dropping this a few times, I had to toss it since the product broke in the pan. Due to crappy packaging, I won't be repurchasing.
I love this color, but it gives me the faintest it of color on my eyes. If your looking for a shimmery light pink, this is for you. But I give this 4 lippies because of the bulky packaging.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
taciturnxlove 8/3/2009 9:01:00 AM
I love this product. It makes my shadow last all day, no creasing, and even when I rub my eye, I don't wipe any eyeshadow away :] The only thing I dislike about UDPP is that I'll eventually have to cut it up to get the extra product out, but other than that, this is a MUST have for makeup lovers.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
taciturnxlove 8/2/2009 3:15:00 PM
I don't recommend this to beginners, since it takes practice to draw a perfect line. I exchanged this for another item.
I can't understand why people have given this god sent palate such low ratings. It has awesome color payoff, pigmentation, and colors. They last for hours without a base! I also got a round crease brush (Italian Badger) which was pretty decent for 3 dollars. Only thing I disliked was how long it took (about 5 days; I live in NJ.) Also, the color tends to have fallout in the palette but other than that, this is a MUST have for makeup fanatics.
I got this as a buy1get1 deal. I gotta say, I'm impressed. The tweezers suck, but everything else is wonderful. Ash Brown matches my dark brows perfectly, and with a sweep of it, it looks very natural. The white wax is crappy, but other than that, this is perfect for filling in brows. Even the brush is decent! Definitely give this baby a shot.
I really like this palette. For 5 dollars, you get 8 pigmented neutral colors. It comes with a mirror on the bottom, so it's good for taking it on the go. The top left color makes a good highlight, and it's easy to build neutral looks with this. Very good quality for a cheap price.
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner
taciturnxlove 8/2/2009 2:19:00 PM
I don't like this product since it's difficult to remove. I know it's waterproof, but I dislike having to waste makeup remover on eyeliner. I also don't like the applicator, I find it hard to draw a thin line. I like the variation of colors, but other than that, I regret buying this.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin
taciturnxlove 8/2/2009 2:03:00 PM
Despite being formulated for sensitive skin, I still BROKE out instantly when I applied this. I no longer trust Neutrogena products.
Sensitive skin folks, BEWARE. I broke out from this shortly after application, the ingredients are pretty harsh! It's also hard to blend, so I definitely don't recommend this.
Broke out my sensitive skin pretty badly. Coverage was good, and it evened out my complexion, at least.. But stay away if your skin is very sensitive, like mine!
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Idol Eyes - Creme Shadow Pencil - Pixie
taciturnxlove 8/2/2009 11:55:00 AM
When I first bought this I thought it was a very nude, MATTE color. But when I swatched it, it was extremely glittery. Not even a gentle shimmer, just so glittery. If you want a glittery eye pencil, go with this. But for 2 dollars, I wouldn't buy this again.
I LOVE this blush. It's very pigmented, and the blush is easily seen on my NC45/50 skin tone. It's a nice rosy pink color, and it's not too over the top for those darker skinned ladies (as long as you don't apply too much.) The packaging is cute, and small enough to throw in my schoolbag, which is a plus. I give this 4 lippies because it does tend to fade away after about an hour. But I wear this blush without a face primer, so that could be why.
I'm currently an NC50, so this only gives me the slightest flush of color on my cheeks. This is very pigmented, and it has wonderful packaging, but for someone darker skinned like myself, I don't recommend it.
The light color on the left is very pigmented and vibrant. It lasted all day for me, with a base, and it's very easy to blend, and it's smooth. ..But the darker purple, eh, not so much. It's more chalky, and I have to apply a lot of product for it show up properly, even with base. I'd buy this product again only because of the lighter color.