Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Oil Free eye makeup remover
pe4chzncre4m 2/9/2011 1:51:00 AM
This is a really good makeup remover. I put some on a cotton ball and use it to remove my eye makeup. It removes waterproof mascara pretty well. It leaves an oily residue around my eyes so I wash my face afterwards. A good dupe for this is the Up&up eye makeup remover. It's cheaper and comes in a bigger bottle and works exactly the same. The only reason why I wouldn't repurchase is bcuz I've switched from this to the up&up one.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Illuminance Creme Shadow Quad - Not Just Nudes
pe4chzncre4m 2/9/2011 1:47:00 AM
I like that the colors in this quad are neutral. I really like the shimmery light brown color. I use it a lot when I do a natural eye. These can crease if you use too much so I suggest putting on a very thin layer and spreading it out with your finger. They make my powder eyeshadows pop. The shimmery ones are really nice. The matte ones aren't as good in my opinion. I also never use them by themselves b/c they tend to disappear on me.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Illuminance Creme Shadow Quad in Wild Orchids
pe4chzncre4m 2/9/2011 1:44:00 AM
I like to use these as a sticky base underneath powder eyeshadows. I really like the colors in this quad; the purples are very pretty. They leave a pretty shimmer underneath my eyeshadows and make them more vibrant. I use this everyday. Too much will crease, so use it sparingly. I also suggest using a primer underneath.
I really hate this stuff. I don't know if I'm using it wrong or what but it just doesn't do it for me. My hair is dark brown so the white powder contrasts with my hair. Its really hard to brush out and it leaves white flakes behind. It actually makes my hair feel dirtier after using it because of the texture it leaves. I will not repurchase, I can't even get through the first bottle I bought.
I really like this gel liner. It's very black and stays on my eyes all day. It's very creamy and glides on my eyelids very easily. Once it dries it stays put and doesn't smudge. The only bad thing about it is that it will dry up before I have a chance to use up all the product.
This is a good drugstore eyeshadow base. It goes on thick and can dry caky if you use too much. So I always just use as little as possible to get a thin base on my lids. It keeps my eyeshadows on for up to 8 hours without creasing. I do see creasing at the end of the day though after its been over 12 hours since I've applied my makeup. Overall I would say its a good base and really good for the price. It lasts a long time. The bad thing, as with most primers, is that after awhile the wand doesn't pick up anymore product because its smushed on the sides. I do like how the packaging is clear so you can see how much is inside it. I ended up cracking mine open and transferring it into a little pot.
I got this palette for $15 at Urban Outfitters. All of the shadows are highly pigmented and apply very smoothly. However, I find it hard using only the colors in this palette to create a look. I like mixing this palette with other eyeshadows I have that compliment each other better. I really like using the dark purple color in the crease/outer corner. It's a great palette for the price. The only thing I don't like about this palette is that the packaging is really cheap. I feel like the flimsy plastic cover over the eyeshadow won't do enough to protect them. It's already been dented a few times by being in my makeup drawer. The bindis have also fallen off.
Kitten is a pretty frosty champagne color. I like how it's a nice soft color with a pink/peach shade to it. It applies smoothly and is pigmented (I always use a cream shadow base). However, the only thing that I don't like about Kitten is how frosty it is. It is super frosty so I have to be very conservative when applying it otherwise I end up with a buttload of shimmer on my eyes. I enjoy using Kitten as a lid color and then using a matte color in the crease.
Mascara -Maybelline - Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Waterproof
pe4chzncre4m 2/6/2011 10:05:00 PM
I liked the curled wand of this mascara. I felt like it gave my lashes some lift. It defined my lashes pretty well and gave me some volume but I noticed that it got clumpy on my pretty easily. I also felt like it didn't hold a curl as well as some other waterproof mascaras. Smudging wasn't really a problem. Overall an average mascara. Nothing special.
I like this mascara because it does exactly what the name says. It really defines my lashes and makes them long. The brush combs through my lashes and doesn't clump at all. It separates them and fans them out. It really lengthens my lashes but doesn't do much for volume. I still like it a lot for length, though. It also holds a curl really well and doesn't smudge because its waterproof.
I've bought this mascara multiple times. I really like the waterproof version of it. It lengthens and volumizes my lashes and the waterproof version doesn't smudge on me like the non waterproof one does. It holds a curl really well and fans out my lashes so they look fuller. I get the blackest one and I like it a lot because its really dark. I very much enjoy this mascara and will continue to repurchase when I run out because it works well and is cheap.
I do not like this mascara at all. I bought the waterproof formula in the blackest color they had, however, it smudges on me and leaves flakes after only a few hours of wear. I like to buy waterproof mascaras because they don't smudge/smear as easily as non-waterproof. Waterproof mascaras also usually hold a curl better. This mascara does none of those things. It makes my lashes wilt and gives me raccoon eyes. I really wanted to like this mascara but I ended up hating it. The formula is really dry yet makes my lashes clumpy and weighed down. Will not be repurchasing.
Someone suggested this to me for split ends. I used it everyday after I showered and ran it through the bottoms of my hair. I didn't notice a difference in my hair at all. It didn't seem to prevent split ends or mend them. It also made my hair smell weird if I used it and then later on used a flat iron. I would not buy this again because it did not work for me. It was also really expensive.
I bought this from Costco, but I've also seen it at Urban Outfitters. I was excited to try it because it was a such a great deal for 3 Stila shadows. I was disappointed because some of the colors aren't as pigmented as I expected for Stila. Lamé has tons of fall out when I apply it and is not very pigmented. Chloe doesn't seem to show up well either, and kitten is a bit too frosty for me. I own other Stila shadows and they are much better qualities than the ones in this trio. I have a feeling they're being sold for so cheap because these are not as well made as the other Stila shadows. I don't know.. It's just an okay palette. I wouldn't buy it again.
I really love this mascara. I was very pleasantly surprised the first time I used it because I was not expecting much. But it really made my lashes long and dark. It also added volume which I've never had a mascara do for me before. This is my favorite mascara at the moment. It is a little bit hard to take off because its waterproof but I don't mind. I only use waterproof mascara. Overall this is a great product.