Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter - Cherry Tart
singwritenow 2/13/2012 12:03:00 PM
I will jump in with all the postive reviews on these lip butters. The texture is silky, creamy, and luscious and the colors are highly pigmented. Cherry Tart is a vibrant cherry red with slight blue undertones, no orange at all like in Candy Apple. I love the jewel toned packaging. Cherry Tart is a gorgeous red that I think would look great on a variety of skin tones. Go grab this now!
Pressed Powders -Smashbox - PHOTO MATTE anti-shine pressed powder
singwritenow 2/11/2012 2:43:00 PM
This pressed powder is exactly what I was looking for to keep in my purse for on-the-go touch ups. It has a natural matte finish and makes my skin looked polished without drying it out. I love the elegant, sleek packaging and the small sponge that comes with it. I'm taking one lippie off because I agree with other reviewers that it's a compact with a small amount of product compared to other brands. Because I was looking for something to keep in my purse though, the size is perfect and I think it should last a while. Highly recommend.
If you are looking for a gorgeous, standout plum shade, you have to try Plum Seduction. Plum Seduction is a radiant magenta purple/plum polish that is a shade similar to Revlon's Superlustrous Wild Orchid Lipstick. It is one of my most favorite nail polish shades at the moment. Another reviewer mentioned that Plum Seduction is a close dupe for OPI 's Ate Berries in the Canaries, which I haven't seen, but would highly recommend purchasing this polish if you are thinking about getting the OPI because I think you might like this shade as much or better. I love love love this polish!
I am giving this polish a low rating simply because the color is so unflattering on me. I normally love Revlon nail polishes, as good or better than OPI, but Gray Suede on my nails makes me want to hide my hands! I wanted it to be an edgy gray shade like some of the other reviewers have mentioned, but it's more like gray clay on me and does nothing but make my hands look like a corpse. Sigh. . . I had high hopes for this one, but it just doesn't look good on me at all.
I purchased this lipstick when Walgreens had a Rimmel 50% off sale because I read that it is a dupe for MAC's Viva Glam Gaga. I haven't seen a swatch of it, but many other reviewers have said that Pink Blush is a very close match.I am not a fan of the scent of Rimmel's Lasting Finish lipsticks, but there is a nice array of colors in this inexpensive drugstore brand. Pink Blush is a girly, flirty barbie pink that is highly pigmented and looks pretty with smoked out eyes. If you are into pink lipsticks, you have to try this.
I purchased this lipgloss because it is supposed to be a dupe for one of my favorite glosses, MAC's Nymphette. I am so disappointed because it barely shows up on me at all and the formulation is horribly drying. The scent is annoying and the applicator sponge is very cheap. This is the worst gloss I have ever used. I have had better luck with Milani blushes, but I will NEVER buy their lip gloss again!!!!!
Lipstick -Cover Girl - Lip Perfection - 405 Fairytale
singwritenow 2/11/2012 3:22:00 AM
Fairytale is a sexy, gorgeous, daring hot pink lipstick with just a slight hint of orange undertones. One swipe of this shade and you are in for an instant mood lifter. This shade of hot pink is a vintage pink that never goes out of style and it is very pigmented and long wearing! It is a bit drying though because it has a slight matte finish. I also have Cover Girl Lip Perfection in Flame and also love it. I adore hot pink lipsticks and Fairytale is a great color to add to my collection. I also recommend Revlon's Moon Drops lipstick in Love that Pink or Persian Melon, two of my other hot pink faves.
Lipstick -Revlon - ColorBurst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti
singwritenow 2/11/2012 2:48:00 AM
I echo everything that the previous reviewer said about this lipstick. I also love how it glides on buttery smooth and has a great color payoff. You can layer this for more drama or for just a pop of color. I also love the packaging, a pretty orange pastel jewel-toned cover with a see-through top. If you really want some dramatic orange lips, try Revlon's Moondrops lipstick in Orange Flip.
Lipstick -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter - Candy Apple
singwritenow 2/11/2012 2:37:00 AM
I am head over heels in love with Revlon lip butters!! These are my current mu faves. Even though I adore Revlon lipsticks, I was reluctant to try these because I thought the colors would be too sheer. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that these little gems are very pigmented! I am a red lipstick junkie and what I like most about Candy Apple is that it pops with red/orange color while at the same time is sheer and glossy. So it really is a lipstick, lip gloss, and lip balm all in one product. This is a bit like Revlon's Superlustrous lipstick in Cha Cha Cherry, but a bit more sheer. I am addicted to lip balms and love that now I can enjoy a lip balm with some pigmented color in it. The packaging is a fun popsicle pastel red and has a see-through top. If you are shy about red, this is the perfect color to enter into the world of red lipsticks. You can apply enough for a hint of color or layer it for an even deeper red. Love it!
I have used this blush a a contour for years and can't believe I haven't reviewed it. On my NC20-25 skin, it is a perfect natural skin tone contour color. Like a good pair of faded jeans, it goes with everything. Love it.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Rose Lip Treatment SPF 15
singwritenow 2/11/2012 2:02:00 AM
I also received this lip balm as a beauty insider free birthday gift from Sephora. I really like the lemony scent, the feel of it on my lips, and the cute tube that it comes in. While I am enjoying it, I'm not a big fan of tinted lip balms and don't think I will purchase this when I run out. I recently fell in love with Revlon lip butters that are a lipstick, lip balm, and lip gloss all in one and I would much rather purchase those because they are actually a much better lip balm than this with a color payoff, not to mention a fraction of the cost of this lip balm.
Mascara -Maybelline - XXL Pro Volume Microfiber Mascara
singwritenow 2/8/2012 12:50:00 PM
I am so addicted to MUA and promised myself after reviewing this mascara I will stop procrastinating on what I really need to be doing! But I just couldn't wait to review this mascara because I am really surprised at how much I love it! It curls, and I mean CURLS my lashes and it's not even a curling mascara. I think the lash primer really does make my lashes look much thicker than they are and God only knows I need help with that. So this is one of my favorite new products that I have been reaching for lately and I just had to spread the word. Okay, time to get off of MUA and back to work . . .
Lancome is not kidding about calling this a long-wearing lip gloss. It is by far the best long-wearing lip gloss I have ever owned! Iridescent is the most gorgeous nude, opaque, icy beige champagne color that makes lips look plump and incredibly luscious. This color is great to pair with a variety of smoky eye colors and also with a natural look. I love to wear it with my UDD Naked 1 & 2 palettes. I love the plush, sensual applicator and the elegant tube that it comes in which makes applying it a dream. Finding the perfect lipgloss is like finding the perfect man, you have to search high and low, but when you find the right one, he's a keeper! So I am so glad that I finally found "the one" nude gloss that I have been searching for. I have tons of nude glosses, but what I love most about this one is not only the color, but that it really really lasts!! I also have this in Elecric Pink, which is also one of my all time favorite glosses. I cannot rave enough about how much I love this gloss!!!!!!!! This is expensive but worth it!
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational - Born With It
singwritenow 2/7/2012 1:15:00 AM
Since this is supposed to be a dupe for MAC's Creme Cup, I couldn't wait to try it. I don't have Creme Cup, but have a lot of other MAC lipsticks and am always looking for a great dupe. I am not impressed by the color, scent, formulation, or staying power of Born With It, and because of this, will not be purchasing Maybelline lipsticks again.
Guava has a slight tropical flavor and is a very sheer, light pink with a hint of beige, perfect for a nude lip look when you want just a very slight hint of pink. I adore Stila's lip pen applicators, thin and svelte that slips so easily in my purse makeup bag. I am addicted to these glosses and use them almost like lip balms since they are so moisturizing and long lasting!