Liquid -Catrice - Photo finish liquid foundation 18h
Poptimist 11/13/2011 1:16:00 AM
Pros: Blends well Long lasting Doesn't dry during application Cons: Grayish hue Splotchy I loved this foundation over the summer when i was applying it lightly with fix + spray. If I had reviewed it back then, I would have given it a 5. Now that it is winter, I am applying it a little more heavily, by stippling instead of brushing. I have started to notice that it has a slight grayish hue as it oxidizes. So it can look dirty when applied heavily, but it isn't a problem when you use a little bit. f you apply this lightly, it will look perfect, but don't get this if you're looking to have a heavier application.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
Poptimist 11/13/2011 1:08:00 AM
I wonder if this isn't overpriced for how much you product you actually get. I was amazed at how small it is! With that aside, it is a very nice gel liner. It goes on smoothly and the brush actually works really well. Usually the brushes that come with a product are awful.
A wonderful neutral trio. This was my first eyeshadow purchase from NYX after hearing so many great things. Im glad to say that it lived up to the hype. The shadows are pigmented and go on easily. These are the perfect neutral colors for me. They are a little shimmery, which I like. I would definitely buy this again.
I have been using this since 2008 when it came out. It has a nice variety of colors and is very pigmented. I use the black for lining my eyes with a small angled brush. The pink is my favorite shade against my skin. I barely use the other colors (2 neutrals and 2 blues) because i don't find the colors to be that appealing. But all in all, this is a good quality palette for someone looking for these colors.
This is my all time favorite blush. I haven't tried many blushes because I bought this one years ago, and it was so perfect for my skin that I really never needed to branch out. The light pink color is natural against my NW 15 skin. Most of all, I like that it isn't dark. It adds color without looking obviously like makeup. I hate how certain blush can look so obvious on some girls. This blush has a perfect natural look on me, with a hint of shimmer (which I actually like b/c it brightens up my dry skin).
This brings me back to high school when all i would use is some foundation, this eyeliner, mascara and gloss. That was all I needed. Now I rarely use it, but when you think about it, this is all you really need for a good liner. Sure, I have plenty of other liners...Cream liners, liquid liners, shadow liners, but when all is said and done, they all do the same thing. It makes you wonder why some people will spend $7 on another drugstore brand liner when this is one of the best. I have the white pencil for my waterline and black for my eyelid. It goes on smoothly, its pigmented, and its dirt cheap. what more could you ask for?
First of all, it does nothing in the way of cooling, but thats not what i got it for anyway. I have it in 05, cold as ice, a shimmery/glittery white. I like the shade a lot. It does work as an eyeshadow but goes on more sheer than I hoped for. Unlike the other reviewers here, I did not have a problem with the application. It is creamy and goes on smoothly. My biggest complaint is that it does not work as an eyeliner, at least on the waterline. The slightest bit of moisture wipes it all off. I would recommend the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil instead. Its much more pigmented.
Eyeliner -Cover Girl - Perfect Point Plus Eyeliners
Poptimist 11/13/2011 12:32:00 AM
I have this in 235, starlight. It is such a pretty silver color that would be perfect around the waterline but it doesn't show up at all. In fact it doesn't show up anywhere near my eyelid. I can kind of use it around the brow line, but I did not want it as a highlight. I would not recommend this at all not even on sale. It just doesn't work.
This eyeliner, like most ulta products, is too pricey for such a mediocre product. It is a standard eyeliner. It works, but it isn't great. It tugs my eyelid and is a little on the hard side. I have had better results with much cheaper eyeliners (wet n wild, nyc, etc.) So I wouldn't recommend this one.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Expert Wear Eyeshadow Trio - Bronze Glitz
Poptimist 11/13/2011 12:21:00 AM
I haven't had success with other Maybelline Expert Wear shadows, but this one was great. It is very pigmented. The colors are beautiful, shimmery golden colors, that blend perfectly together. Usually when doing my makeup, I end up using different colors in various palettes, but here I can use just these 3 without reaching for another shadow. The only problem is the packaging. The shadow shattered all over :(. I still keep it around but I barely use it now because it is hard to use with the powder all over.
Blush -E.L.F. - Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
Poptimist 11/12/2011 11:56:00 PM
I am very pleased with this as I am with most ELF products I tried. The blush color is a very pretty shade in between peach & pink. I think it would flatter most skin tones. It looks subtle and natural on my fair skin. It is light and sheer so it would probably only show up on light skin. The bronzer is very pigmented. It is a little dark, but I can still get it to look good when I apply it with a light hand. I love the bronzer shade. It doesn't look red/ruddy which has been a problem with other bronzers I tried. The one downside is the bronzer doesn't blend that well. it takes a bit of force to blend it out and make it look smooth. But for the price, it is really great, more than I could have expected. I love the packaging too. The mirror is perfect!
This doesn't really last at all. I have the clear gloss. It has some subtle sparkles in it. The shine is good, if that is what you're looking for, but expect to reapply it every 30 minutes :-/ This is a gloss i would recommend to teenagers just trying out makeup. Its not really useful in any way except for experimenting (for those who are just starting out).
This would be HG status if only it would last longer :(. The color "strawberry parfait" is perfect against my NW 15 skin. Its a great baby pink, almost nude color that is just beautiful and natural. I love the taste and the smell. I have yet to find a color that I love this much in any brand of lipstick & lipgloss. But it lasts for 30 minutes at most...So I mostly use it for taking pictures & other things for going out...
This clogged my pores like crazy! And I am not even acne-prone. The acne on my forehead took months to go away after i stopped using it. It has never come back since. It only showed up after using this foundation so I am certain this was the culprit. It was awful because I never even had acne before and I was afraid I ruined my skin for life! I wouldn't even go near this foundation again.
I love this foundation. I have been using it for years since I first read reviews of it on makeupalley. The biggest downside is it dries up a little too fast during application, but I use mac fix + spray to fix that. Everything else is perfect. "Buff" matches my NW 15 skin almost perfectly. It goes on smooth and looks natural. It doesn't flake up on my dry skin. It has great coverage for a liquid foundation. It also did not clog my pores which was a big problem with my previous foundation. Definitely my HG foundation!