I love this eyeliner! Love the color, love the way it lasts, it's just great all around. The only issue i have with it is that it doesn't have a sharpener at the end, but what can you expect for $1.50??
Lip Gloss -Isadora - Brush-On Gloss 07 Pearly Toffee
masqued_dreamer 10/5/2006 11:07:00 PM
Not a big fan of brush on gloss. It can get really messy and the tubes are not made very well. The color, in general, was really pretty, but not enough where i would deal with the mess of the tube. The biggest problem i can see is the tube being squeezed and the gloss getting all over the inside of the cap.
I love the coverage and i love the convienence of the packaging. It is a little pricey at 27.50, but i personally think it's worth it. My only problem with it is the fact that if you don't snap it shut, it will most likely dry out. I've never had that problem but i know other people who have. It comes with a foundation sponge, but i think it works a lot better with a brush.
I like the scent, but it's a little strong at first. It's in a very pretty bottle and i think that's the main reason i purchased it in the first place. I purchased it for $28, but in general i think it's a little more expensive, you just gotta watch for sales. Overall, it's a nice scent, but i think it all depends on your personal preference.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
masqued_dreamer 9/25/2006 11:56:00 PM
I had to change my review after an unsettling discovery. The tube is not straight inside. A ton of product gets stuck in the curve of the bottle. I found this out when i sawed the bottle in half to discover i could fill a 5G jar with primer potion when i assumed it was empty. They really need to fix the packaging problem. While i had a serious problem with the packaging, the product speaks for itself. It's the best eye shadow primer on the face of the planet. Sometimes i use MAC's paints and they just don't compare. UDPP just doesn't crease and my eyeshadow stays perfect until I take it off. An A+ product, but horrible packaging.
I was skeptical about this product at first, that's why i only purchased a small sample. I ended up completely loving it. A lot of people compare it to ruby red, but i don't have this color and it looks soo good on me. I've worn it as a lone eyeshadow and it still looked good. I plan on buying a couple because i love it so much! I may be overdoing it here, but i really love this color.
This mascara is the best i've used since i stopped using covergirl lash exact. It makes my lashes long, think and curled without clumping. The only thing i don't like it is the price. It's 9.99, which is about the same as MAC mascaras. However, it is on sale bogo a lot and it makes the price a little easier. The tube is shorter than the other Isadora mascaras, which makes it easier to fit in my makeup bag. Overall, i think it's a great mascara, better than any MAC mascara , in my opinion.
The color selection of this line is great! I've never had such a hard time choosing colors because they're so many! Everytime and LE color comes out, i have to have it. I must say, however, that they are REALLY sticky. Some people like this becasue they tend to stay on longer, but useless on a windy day as you'll end up with hair on your lip! My favorites are Ola! Mango, c-thru, and prrr. The packaging is compact enough to fit in your makeup bag. I'm used to long lipglosses and i'm pleased with the shortness of these.
Blush -MAC - Blushcreme Pearl Sweet William [DISCONTINUED]
masqued_dreamer 9/12/2006 3:18:00 PM
I was skeptical when a friend recommended this to me at first because i've only used one other blushcreme before. I was proved to be wrong. This is an excellent color for my light complexion. It makes me look like my cheecks have just been pinched. It is really shimmery, so i don't recommend if you dislike a lot of shimmer on your face.
I love the new HIP line by L'oreal, but i love the Showy duo even more! The lighter blue is a great parrot dupe and the darker blue is a fabulous color on the crease. I can't find anything negative to say about this duo. The price is fabulous, the shadow has great staying powder and is really vibrant. I just don't think you can go wrong with this. If you're seeking parrot or any other intense blue color, try this, it's worth it.
I have mixed feelings about the Neutrogena Mineral sheers foundation. The things i most dislike about it are the brush is attached and that the foundation itself is a wee too shimmery for me. I realize a lot of mineral foundations are shimmery, but this kind of takes it to the next level and i am a stronger believer that your foundation should not be shimmery unless that's the look you're going for. I also dislike the brush. I had to open it up and put the foundation in a separate container because i was so displeased with the attached brush. While the brush would be great for travel or someone on the go, i need a brush that provides great coverage and this does not do this.
I paid around $60 for the MAC Jewel Eye Palette that contains the sought after parrot. While it's a lovely color, i got the same effect with the Showy HIP duo made by L'Oreal. Had I known the similarities of the color, i would not have purchased the palette. I would not purchase parrot again, simply because it is so easy to duplicate and there are several cheaper versions of this. If you're contemplating spending $45-70 on this, save your money. I love MAC eye shadow and Parrot, but I don't think it's worth that much!
Revlon's Brow fantasy is an excellent product if you love pencil and brow gel. however, this color is not brunette at all. It's more auburn and i feel it should be listed as such. The brow gel, itself, is amazing, but the pencil is definately not brunette. I feel that Revlon in general does this a lot with its product and it is very confusing to the average consumer. If you have reddish hair, this would be the perfect color, but being a very dark haired girl, it was way too red for me. Pricing is reasonable at $8.99, but for that price i would have liked something that was the color listed on the packaging.
Eye Shadow -Isadora - Gleaming Wet Dry in Icy Khaki
masqued_dreamer 8/30/2006 3:32:00 PM
Gleaming Wet/Dry eyeshadow is a great alternative to department store brands. It's highly pigmented and doesn't even need a primer. This is available exclusively at walgreens/walgreens.com. However, I must stress this is NOT a drugstore brand just because it is available in a drugstore. Isadora is sold in IsaDora stores all over Europe. This is a high quality brand, much better than anything else you can buy at drugstores. This shadow goes on silky smooth. However, it is a little pricey at $10.49. In my personal opinion, it's money well spent.