Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Lipstick- Rose Tea
Radchickee 8/31/2012 9:52:00 AM
A very versatile neutral shade, a medium neutral brown with a hint of pink. Its like a natural lip shade, only darker. I've always liked the consistency of EL lipsticks. This goes smooth like a lip balm, but its got a gorgeous color that doesn't dry out my lips as quickly as other lipsticks. A little pricey, but the product is great.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Rose Lip Treatment SPF 15
Radchickee 8/30/2012 10:25:00 PM
I got this for free and I think it's a nice gift. The balm is slick and slightly shiny, with a hint of color. It also smells sweet and delicious. The packaging looks expensive too but the lid has to be unscrewed. I can see myself using and enjoying this a lot. But I don't think I'd spend the big bucks on it. It is basically a lip balm.
Fragrances -Bodycology - Body Mist in Cherry Blossom
Radchickee 8/30/2012 10:00:00 PM
This is a substandard cherry blossom scent. There are loads of better cherry blossom mists available out there. This one has a strange chemical note that takes away from the floral scent. It smells very plastcky, artificial and heavy to me. I wouldn't repurchase.
Fragrances -Bodycology - Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Mist
Radchickee 8/30/2012 9:53:00 PM
I don't understand all the raves for this mist. I'll stray from the crowd and say I don't like this at all. I love vanilla, brown sugar, and amber so I thought this would be a no brainer. But I found this overly sweet and suffocating. There is an odd spiciness to this that just makes it worse. I wish this smelled great on me like it seems to for everyone else, but this just doesn't work. I wouldn't repurchase.
An excellent powder. The color selection is great. I've found something where I don't have to worry about my powder looking too ashy and gray, or too orangey. This goes on smooth and natural without caking or changing color throughout the day. I would repurchase.
Crème -Avon - Ideal Shade Cream-To-Powder Foundation w/SFP 15
Radchickee 8/30/2012 3:29:00 PM
This foundation is pretty average. It gives a light coverage, not quite enough for my usual preference but still ok for days when I want a more natural look. The finish is a bit dewy, also not my usual preference but I can live with it. I think it's quite thick for the light coverage it provides so its easy to put on too much foundation if you're trying to increase coverage. You're better off applying a light coat and staying with light coverage. The color selection is very good but tough to get an exact match from a catalogue if you're buying for the first time. A nice surprise about this was that I can use it under my eyes as a light concealer too, with very little creasing. If you prefer a medium to heavier matte coverage, don't go for this. But if you want a light, dewy coverage, this might be worth a try.
Eyeliner -Smashbox - Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Black
Radchickee 8/30/2012 3:20:00 PM
I bought this eyeliner to wear on the inside lid because of its waterproof nature. I like it but I'm still continuing my search for something better. It does stay on the inside lid longer than pencil eyeliners but I find it doesn't go on as smooth as I'd hoped. It's easy to get an unevenly colored line, depending on how much product is on the brush, so I tend to over each lid more than once to get an even line. Pros: it's a dark black, it lasts fairly long, and my little pot has still not dried out after a few months of use. Cons: doesn't last all day, and goes on a bit splotchy. I would repurchase but only until I find something better.
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Eye Enhancers Quad - Coffee Shop
Radchickee 8/22/2012 12:09:00 PM
A nice combination of neutral shades with hints of metallics and glimmer. The brown shade is matte, and goes on as a cool brown, not too orangy. The copper and gold shades have a fair amount of shimmer, not glitter. And I always love having a very pale slightly shimmery white shade for accenting, which this has in the fourth shade. In general, I find Cover Girl shadows a bit dry, but sometimes the shades make up for it. This is one of those cases. This is pigmented as I would expect from looking at the package, sort of middle range. I would repurchase.
I like this eyeliner because I love a color that's between black and brown, and this one is. Its not as harsh as a true black, but still deeper and darker than a true brown. It goes on smooth without tugging or skipping, and wears well. I would repurchase.
A great value! This mascara lengthens and thickens without clumping, even with repeated coats. The applicator brush seems a bit longer than what I'm used to, but you can easily get used to that. I would repurchase.
Styling Products -Got 2 Be - POWDER'ful Volumizing Styling Powder
Radchickee 8/16/2012 1:04:00 PM
This is not what I was expecting - it's way better. I thought this would be like baby powder or some other typical powder. It feels coarse and gritty and almost wet to the touch. I also don't follow the instructions - I put it directly on my hair at the roots and fluff it up. It adds texture and volume and actually sort of does what it says it will. It does kill the shine a bit but it's an ok tradeoff for the volume you get. Its easy to use and has no scent. I will be stocking up on this.
Primer/ Corrector -Smashbox - Photo matte anti shine (tube)
Radchickee 8/16/2012 11:54:00 AM
This primer has a gel like consistency, and feel cool to the touch when you put it on. It dries quickly and leaves a very matte smooth feel to the skin. When I use this, I do think my foundation lasts longer. You can supposedly use this over makeup as well, but I never have. I rarely have the need to touch up. This is different than the usual sort of primer that I'm used to. I use this in the summer only. My skin dries out a bit in the winter so I don't find ths product necessary in cooler weather.
Moisturizers -Olay - Complete Defense Daily UV Moisturizer SPF 30 - Sensitive Skin
Radchickee 8/16/2012 11:41:00 AM
I like the SPF 30 of this lotion, it's not greasy, fragrance free, absorbs well, does a bit of moisturizing at the same time, and doesn't seem to have anything irritating in it. The bottle is fairly small so I go through it quickly. I really can't find anything wrong with it. It does what its supposed to do. I would repurchase.
Skincare - Body -Calgon - Shimmering Moisture Mist in Angelic Kiss
Radchickee 8/15/2012 1:36:00 PM
This reminds me very much of Victoria's Secret Dream Angels Heavenly. I find this one to be a bit lighter, maybe a bit less complex than VS, but overall, its the same idea. This Calgon mist doesn't have the lasting power of the VS mist on me either, but it is only a fraction of the price so frequent respraying isn't a big deal.
This product goes on smooth and silky and apparently contains a lot of good-for-you natural ingredients and none of the bad stuff, like parabens, mineral oil, pthalates, etc. I don't see much difference in the look around my eyes after a week and a half of use, but maybe its more of a long term benefit. I would purchase again, since it does seem gentle and less toxic than some products out there.